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NOAA Awards Nearly $700,000 to Entrepreneurial Machine Learning Projects

In the computing sphere, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be most well-known for its massive weather and climate models, which predominantly run on correspondingly massive s Read more…

SAS Provides Big Data Solutions for… Bees?

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that bees are facing an existential threat, with colonies collapsing across the globe – in the U.S., up to 40% in 2018-2019 alone. Bees, of course, are critical to our Read more…

New Dashboard Shows How COVID-19 is Changing Foot Traffic for Top Brands

It’s no secret that for most of the world, travel habits have changed significantly over the last few months. As some areas continue to enforce strict lockdowns and others cautiously start to reopen their doors, more s Read more…

COVID-19 Has a Data Governance Problem

The COVID-19 pandemic has put many of the world’s activities at a stand-still. Scientists and government officials have been working furiously behind the scenes to forecast the spread and growth of the virus since the Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Dashboards, Therapeutics, Data Lakes & More

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the globe, big data and AI have emerged as crucial tools for everything from diagnosis and epidemiology to therapeutic and vaccine development. Here, we collect the latest news in how big Read more…

News In Brief

At a National Laboratory, AI Tackles Misinformation & More

In a world that is slowly recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic and a country that is slowly recovering from the 2020 election, misinformation is an increasingly urgent topic, with issues like vaccination and election in Read more…

Heads Up: Phone Data Shows Road Characteristics Linked to Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving killed over 3,100 people in 2019, nearly a 10% increase over 2018. As habitual smartphone use becomes increasingly ubiquitous, di Read more…

Researchers Evaluate Neural Language Models, Find XLNet Excellent

Lexical substitution is essentially the process that a thesaurus helps humans to perform: replacing words in a sentence without changing the meaning. Now, researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Read more…

KAIST Introduces T-GPS, a Tool for Processing a Trillion-Edge Graph on One Computer

Graphs are widely used to represent a wide variety of systems, ranging from the relationships between users of a social network to the payments among a network of bank accounts, and graph algorithms can process that data Read more…

Harvard, UCLA Researchers Use AI to Analyze Passion in Public Speaking

Sesh describes itself as a “neuroscience-based people development company.” Its cornerstone product is a tool called Empath, which uses AI to analyze video content, delivering insights on behavior and communication p Read more…

This Just In

NASA Selects StorONE and Storbyte for Mission-Critical Storage

Jul 20, 2021 |

NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 — StorONE, a leading software-defined enterprise storage company, today announced NASA is migrating back to On-Premises using high-density storage technology consisting of StorONE’s software-defined S1 platform combined with an ECO*FLASH hardware-defined storage array built by Storbyte. Read more…

Inspur’s Distributed Storage Ranks First in SPC-1 Benchmark Test

Jul 20, 2021 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 20, 2021 — Recently, the Storage Performance Council (SPC) released the latest SPC-1 benchmark test report. Inspur’s distributed storage AS13000G5 achieved a result of 6,300,529 IOPS (read and write operations per second) and 0.781 ms latency, breaking the world’s record in distributed storage performance. Read more…

Tableau Partners with the Government of India to Build Students’ Data Skills

Jul 20, 2021 |

July 20, 2021 — In a blog post, KJ Kim Manager, APJ Community at Tableau, discussed the company’s new initiative to drive data literacy in India through a partnership with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a council created by the government of India’s Ministry of Education. Read more…

Julia Computing Raises $24M Series A, Former Snowflake CEO Bob Muglia Joins Board

Jul 19, 2021 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 19, 2021 — Julia Computing, founded by the creators of the Julia high-performance programming language, today announced the completion of a $24M Series A fundraising round led by Dorilton Ventures, with participation from Menlo Ventures, General Catalyst, and HighSage Ventures. Read more…

Esri Commends European Union’s Open Data Directive

Jul 16, 2021 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 16, 2021 — Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, commended the European Union (EU) for its leadership in implementing Directive (EU) 2019/1024 (Open Data Directive), which aims to encourage cross-border use of reusable data in Europe. Read more…

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