News in Brief

It’s March, Time For Bracket Analytics

Mar 1, 2018 |

Here’s an optimistic prediction for picking the perfect bracket in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, aka, “March Madness”: The odds have risen to as “high” as 1 in 128 billion, according to a DePaul University professor cited by the NCAA as it beats the drum to fill out office brackets. Read more…

Call For U.S. Machine Intelligence Plan Stresses Trust

Mar 1, 2018 |

The rise of machine intelligence has prompted policy wonks to weigh in with a list of caveats along with recommendations for preserving the American technology lead in AI and machine learning while initiating the process of managing future risks. Read more…

Elastic to Release Source Code for X-Pack

Feb 28, 2018 |

Elastic customers who pay for high-end enterprise features like machine learning in the X-Pack extension will no longer be relegated to a “second-class citizen” experience when working with the vendor to track down bugs or other issues. Read more…

TigerGraph Serves Collaboration and Security with Multi-Graph

Feb 27, 2018 |

The capability to share data insights with other people or departments is instrumental to collaboration, and yet it’s also the source of real security concerns in today’s dangerous world. Graph database startup TigerGraph addressed that conflict today by introducing a new multi-graph function in the second major release of its flagship product. Read more…

DHS Funds Cyber Data Research

Feb 26, 2018 |

Federal cyber defenders are taking a data-centric approach in their efforts to boost cyber defense research, distributing more than $5.6 million in contracts focused on new ways to collect data on hacking attempts that can eventually be used to counter those threats. Read more…

Esri Adds an Unstructured Location Data Capability

Feb 22, 2018 |

Spatial analytics specialist Esri continues to expand its mapping platform with the acquisition of ClearTerra, a developer of geospatial and other intelligence tools focused on unstructured data.

Esri, Redlands, Calif., announced the acquisition on Thursday (Feb. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

AI, Big Data Are Meshing–and Disrupting

Feb 20, 2018 |

Data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence are widely seen by banks, manufacturers and technology firms are part of a “continuum” as they begin to derive value while girding for growing competition from data-driven startups. Read more…

Microsoft, Anaconda Expand Python Partnership

Feb 15, 2018 |

Microsoft and Python data science platform vendor Anaconda have extended their partnership by adding the software giant’s code editor to the latest Anaconda distribution.

The addition of Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) expands its support for the latest release of the Python data science platform, Anaconda 5.1. Read more…