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DataRobot Introduces AI-Powered Anti-Pandemic Initiative ‘ContagionNET’

Mar 5, 2021 |

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, vaccinations are ramping up, and by all appearances, the pandemic generally appears to be waning after a horrifying year. That has a lot of researchers asking a scary question: Read more…

Algorithmia Adds Data Governance Tools

Mar 4, 2021 |

Data governance and a growing list of compliance rules remain key considerations for managing machine learning models in production. Vendors are responding to the growing risks with compliance frameworks as they flesh out their enterprise offerings. Read more…

Microsoft Debuts AI-Based Semantic Search on Azure

Mar 3, 2021 |

Microsoft has been steadily upgrading its enterprise search capabilities, recently targeting previously “unsearchable” unstructured data in the form of PDFs, Word documents, text files and JPEGs. The result was Azure Cognitive Search, a cloud-based service with built-in AI capabilities. Read more…

Beer + Data = CCPA Compliance for New Belgium

Mar 3, 2021 |

When the California Consumer Privacy Act was approved by voters in November 2018, it didn’t just impact companies in the Golden State–it impacted any company doing business with California residents. Read more…

Yugabyte Raises More Funds, Announces Acquisition

Mar 3, 2021 |

Yugabyte, the distributed SQL database vendor, closed its second funding round in the last nine months while expanding its presence in the Asia Pacific region with an acquisition.

The five-year-old startup announced a $48 million funding round on Wednesday (March 3), bringing its funding total to $103 million. Read more…

Microsoft Extends Cassandra Rings with NoSQL Database Preview

Mar 2, 2021 |

Microsoft today announced the public preview of a new Cassandra database service for Azure Cosmos DB. The service, called Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra, extends previous work that Microsoft did with Cassandra, and will enable customers to build new Cassandra databases and to build hybrid setups that extend existing Cassandra database rings to Microsoft’s service running in the Azure cloud. Read more…

Texas A&M Reinforcement Learning Algorithm Automates Oil and Gas Reserve Forecasting

Mar 1, 2021 |

Oil and gas extraction is a messy business, not least because much of the initial discovery process relies on educated guesswork that often proves fruitless. O&G companies are always searching for ways to reduce these false positives and thereby the costs of their discovery operations – and now, a team of researchers at Texas A&M University have produced a new algorithm that automates prediction of oil and gas reserves. Read more…

Data Labs Look to Boost ‘Data Fluency’

Mar 1, 2021 |

As the role of the data scientist expands, so too does the “data lab” product category which seeks to merge data science with the enterprise plumbing required for data-driven decision-making. Read more…

Machine Learning Cuts Through the Noise of Quantum Computing

Mar 1, 2021 |

Quantum technologies seem poised to disrupt the world of high-performance computing, but developing – and stabilizing – the technology itself poses serious computing challenges. Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory are using machine learning to help manage harmful disruptions in quantum computers, allowing them to perform more reliably in the real world. Read more…

ASF Keynotes Showcase How HPC and Big Data Have Pervaded the Pandemic

Feb 26, 2021 |

Last Thursday, a range of experts joined the Advanced Scale Forum (ASF) in a rapid-fire roundtable to discuss how advanced technologies have transformed the way humanity responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in indelible ways. Read more…