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MIT Is Developing a Tool for Machine Learning-Powered Data Retrieval

Aug 14, 2020 |

With the global deluge of data, the opportunities are endless – but so are the challenges. Within five years, the world’s data is estimated to reach 175 zettabytes: enough to fill over 23,000 one-terabyte hard drives for every single person alive. Read more…

MLB Hits a Home Run with BigQuery Migration

Aug 13, 2020 |

The Padres’ Fernando Tatis Jr. may be delighting baseball fans with his energetic style of play during this COVID-shortened season. But there’s plenty of excitement in the back office too, now that Major League Baseball has completed its migration to Google Big Query. Read more…

Data Analyst, Python Lead U.S. Job Searches

Aug 13, 2020 |

The data science skills gap has been well documented here and elsewhere. However, there appears to be a mismatch between talent supply and demand.

Curiously, U.S. job hunters are most interested in data analyst positions that many companies claim they are having trouble filling. Read more…

Timescale Database Now Available in 76 Cloud Regions

Aug 12, 2020 |

Looking for a time-series database to power applications in a specific part of the world? If so, chances are good that Timescale has you covered with its hosted Timescale Cloud offering, which was recently expanded and now is available in 76 regions across AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Read more…

Mobility Data Illuminates Climate Change Pathways for a Post-COVID-19 World

Aug 12, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed human activity around the world, quieting nearly every aspect of pre-pandemic modern life. The effects of this global pause have been felt by civilians and researchers alike: Read more…

Investors Flock to AI-based Drug Discovery

Aug 11, 2020 |

The application of convolutional neural network technology continues to expand beyond machine vision use cases to the red-hot drug discovery market.

The application of AI to new drug development has moved in fits and starts, including IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

Models Trained to Keep the Trains Running

Aug 7, 2020 |

Steady advances in machine vision techniques such as convolutional neural networks powered by graphics processors and emerging technologies like neuromorphic silicon retina “event cameras” are creating a range of new predictive monitoring and maintenance use cases. Read more…

AI Chip Startup Syntiant Scales Production

Aug 5, 2020 |

Syntiant Corp., the “neural decision processor” startup, announced completion of another funding round this week along with the shipment of more than 1 million low-power edge AI chips.

The three-year-old startup based in Irvine, Calif., said Tuesday (Aug. Read more…

COVID-19 Roundup: Risk, Reopening, Recognition & More

Aug 5, 2020 |

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 data is fighting back against COVID-19. Read more…

Calls for ‘Data Responsibility’ Grow

Aug 4, 2020 |

A consumer backlash against misuse of personal data and the growing number of corporate data breaches are fueling calls for companies to institute “data responsibility” frameworks that comply with evolving regulations, incorporate transparency and leverage emerging AI and blockchain technologies to increase consumer control of personal data. Read more…

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