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Deep Learning Targets Drug Combos for COVID-19

Using computational biology to identify individual therapeutics that might prove effective in the fight against COVID-19 is already a daunting task, with billions of candidate molecules. Throw drug combinations into the Read more…

FinTech Firm Explores Named Entity Extraction

Founded in 2018, San Francisco-based Digits Financial combines machine learning and analytics to give businesses insights into their transactions, automatically identifying patterns, classifying data, and detecting anoma Read more…

Database Firm SingleStore Scores $80M in Series F Funding

SingleStore has announced a successful Series F funding round, netting $80 million in primary capital funding. The database firm, which offers both managed cloud database services and database software, has now raised a Read more…

UF’s AI Supercomputer Works on Improving Cattle Yields

The average American consumes over 58 pounds of beef and 141 pounds of milk per year, but cattle farming is a deeply resource-intensive process with significant impacts on land use and carbon emissions – so any gains i Read more…

Barcelona Supercomputing Center Powers Encrypted Neural Networks with Intel Tech

Homomorphic encryption provides two extraordinary benefits: first, it has the potential to be secure against intrusion by even quantum computers; second, it allows users to use the data for computation without necessitat Read more…

Quantum’s New Reference Architecture Tackles Autonomous Driving

San Jose-based Quantum Corporation aims to operate at the cutting edge of data management – and that edge, of course, is moving rapidly towards AI and machine learning. Now, the company is announcing a new reference ar Read more…

Cribl Raises $200 Million in Series C Funding to Advance Data Observability

Founded in 2017, San Francisco-based startup Cribl named itself after an obscure device called a cribble – which the company defines as "an instrument with a meshed or perforated bottom generally used for gold panning Read more…

UK to Leverage Cloud-Predicting AI to Anticipate Solar Energy Supply

Solar and wind plants provide clean, affordable electricity on large scales, but they have one major bugbear: intermittency. Essentially, intermittency refers to the fact that wind and solar energy are both, to some degr Read more…

Big Data Tool Enables Real-Time Disaster Recovery Monitoring

The Southeast is bracing for a heavier-than-normal hurricane season while California continues to face down its second largest wildfire in recorded history – and with climate change continuing to worsen, that’s just Read more…

NFL, AWS Launch New Competition to Track Helmet Impacts in Football

In 2017, researchers from Boston University studied the donated brains of 111 National Football League (NFL) players. All but one showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease assoc Read more…

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