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Digital Agriculture Program Yields Promising Prospects

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) was initiated one year ago with a $2 million investment from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its official kick-off was held back-to-back with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, October 7-10, 2019. Read more…

How Machine Learning Can Help Us Stop Climate Change

Jul 1, 2019 |

Successfully analyzing and addressing climate change involves wrangling an entire world of data. Now, a new paper — “Tackling Climate Change with Machine Learning” — from more than 20 machine learning experts across 16 organizations is shining a spotlight on the many critical roles that machine learning can play in fighting back against the climate crisis. Read more…

Is Data Science the Fourth Pillar of the Scientific Method?

Apr 15, 2019 |

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revived a decade-old debate last month when he said that modern data science (AI plus HPC) has become the fourth pillar of the scientific method. While some disagree with the notion that statistical analysis alone can reveal undiscovered laws, the argument may be moot if data science continues its current course being an extremely useful and in-demand tool for all manners of scientific discovery. Read more…

Inside Hitachi Vantara’s Very Ambitious Data Agenda

Oct 1, 2018 |

FPGAs and object storage systems. NVMe storage and ML model management. IoT edge computing and converged server infrastructure. It would be a big understatement to say that Hitachi Vantara has a lot going on, but it also might be why the company is so interesting to watch, and why you might want to keep an eye on it, too. Read more…

Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

News In Brief

NASA Upgrades Search Capabilities

Nov 6, 2019 |

NASA’s far-flung research centers have generated a solar system’s worth of data since the agency was launched in 1958. To help make it more searchable for rocket engineers and scientists, the space agency is enlisting new search methods based on machine learning frameworks. Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

Oct 14, 2019 |

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

R Backers Tout Funding Milestone, Seek Comeback

Aug 28, 2019 |

Reports of the demise of R as a programming language are exaggerated, according to community leaders, who note the R Foundation has so far approved the distribution of grants and sponsorships totaling $1 million. Read more…

New Tool Focuses on Links Within Networks

Jul 23, 2019 |

Community detection algorithms used to evaluate how groups are clustered or partitioned are being used to determined how similar groups tend to either bind closer together or break apart. That capability is critical for data analysts trying to understand the structure of complex networks. Read more…

Program Synthesis Moves a Step Closer to Reality

Jul 8, 2019 |

As data scientists and software developers sort through the plethora of tools and APIs ranging from Python to Apache Spark, automation schemes are emerging to help programmers navigate those tools and the accompanying infrastructure that machine learning and other apps run on. Read more…

This Just In

Study: Businesses Recognize Importance of Digital Transformation but Struggle with Limited Resources

Dec 6, 2019 |

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 6, 2019 — In today’s business ecosystem, staying ahead of the technology curve is imperative to competing in the marketplace – but it’s an area where small and midmarket businesses (SMBs) are struggling, according to the inaugural Insight 2020 Technology Report: Read more…

Purdue Announces Plans to Build New Data Science Building

Dec 5, 2019 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 4, 2019 — Purdue University will build a new $40 million facility dedicated to Data Science, designed to help the university meet its goal to be a national and global leader in the field of data science research and education for all students. Read more…

SAS Establishes Agricultural Tech Unit and NC State University Plant Sciences Partnership

Dec 4, 2019 |

CARY, N.C., Dec. 4, 2019 — To feed a world population approaching 10 billion by 2050, global food production must become more efficient.

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Research: GDPR Compliance Rate Remains Low

Dec 3, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Dec. 3, 2019 — 58% of surveyed businesses worldwide failed to address requests made from individuals seeking to obtain a copy of their personal data as required by GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) within the one-month time limit set out in the regulation, reveals updated research from Talend, a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity. Read more…

Dresner Advisory Services Publishes Embedded Business Intelligence Study

Dec 3, 2019 |

NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 3, 2019 — Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2019 Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, part of its Wisdom of CrowdsÒ series of research. Embedded business intelligence (BI) is the technological capability to include BI features and functions as an inherent part of another application. Read more…

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