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Q&A with a DataCamp Counselor

Jul 20, 2017 |

One of the great things about data science is there are multiple pathways into the field. Some may segue into the profession from “hard sciences” like physics, while others receive Ph.Ds in the discipline after years of university study. Read more…

Machine Learning Education: 3 Paths to Get Started

Jul 10, 2017 |

Machine learning is the predictive heart of big data analytics, and one of the key skills that separates data scientists from mere analysts. But getting started with machine learning can be a challenge. Read more…

Google Mimics Human Brain with Unified Deep Learning Model

Jul 6, 2017 |

Despite the progress we’ve made in deep learning, the approach remains out of reach for many, largely due to the high costs associated with tuning models for specific AI tasks. Read more…

What’s Challenging in Big Data Now: Integration and Privacy

Jul 5, 2017 |

It’s been said many times before, but it’s worth stating again: big data presents large opportunities for improving business and society, but it also involves sizable computing challenges, as well as moral challenges. Read more…

How to Survive Tech’s Chaotic Transformation

Jun 30, 2017 |

Are you nervous about the pace of technological change? If you’re running a profitable business, and would like to keep it that way, you should be worried about being out-innovated by a nimbler startup leveraging the latest tech. Read more…

News In Brief

Microsoft Chases General AI with New Research Group

Jul 12, 2017 |

Microsoft today unveiled Microsoft Research AI, a new research and incubation hub that’s slated to take on some of artificial intelligence’s biggest challenges, including the creation of a general AI, the field’s Holy Grail. Read more…

NEC Claims Vector CPU Outperforms Spark

Jul 6, 2017 |

An arms race is shaping up in the machine-learning sector with the claim by NEC Corp. that its approach based on its vector processor accelerates data processing by more than a factor of 50 compared to the Apache Spark cluster-computing framework. Read more…

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Jun 15, 2017 |

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

This Just In

Cray to Provide Urika-GX System to Alan Turing Institute

Jul 13, 2017 |

Seattle, Wa., July 13, 2017 — Cray Inc. (Nasdaq: CRAY) today announced the Company will provide a Cray Urika-GX system to the Alan Turing Institute through a collaboration between Cray, Intel, and the Institute. Read more…

JupyterCon Program Announced

Jul 13, 2017 |

BOSTON, Mass., July 13, 2017 — The O’Reilly JupyterCon debuts August 23-25, 2017 at the New York Hilton Midtown. Hosted by O’Reilly Media and NumFOCUS Foundation, the new conference explores the entire Jupyter technology and ecosystem. Read more…

SAS Brings Future of Analytics to Washington, Sept. 18-20

Jul 11, 2017 |

CARY, N.C., July 11, 2017 — From the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument to the Smithsonian museums, Washington, DC, is known for landmarks harkening to our nation’s past. Read more…

Anaconda Expert to Discuss Best Practices at MIT CDOIQ Symposium

Jul 11, 2017 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2017 — Continuum Analytics, the creator and driving force behind Anaconda, the leading Open Data Science platform powered by Python, today announced that Solutions Architect Zach Carwile will speak at the 2017 MIT Chief Data Officer and Information Quality (MIT CDOIQ) Symposium on July 13 at 4:30pm EDT. Read more…

Big Data Creates Market Opportunities in Chemicals Industry

Jul 7, 2017 |

LONDON, July 7, 2017 — The adoption of IT and related solutions has helped the chemicals industry to keep track of raw material spend, freight, and logistics. Chemical companies today are trying to achieve comprehensive solutions which can bring together data on suppliers, sales & Read more…