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In Search of Data Science Talent with Dr. Kirk Borne

We have gobs of data, nearly limitless cloud compute, and ever-improving machine learning algorithms, so what on earth is holding companies back from succeeding with big data? “Talent, talent, talent,” says Dr. Kirk Read more…

US Census Provides Big Data Grist for GPU Analytics Mill

As the United States Census Bureau begins to release data from its 2020 tally, companies are gearing up to analyze the new information and figure out how they can leverage it for competitive advantage. For large corporat Read more…

Oxford Researchers Propose Framework for Governmental AI Projects

The increasing accessibility of AI is leading to growing adoption not just for enterprises, but also for governments, with applications ranging from urban planning to criminal justice. With increased governmental use of Read more…

AI Bias Problem Needs More Academic Rigor, Less Hype

Let’s face it: We’re infatuated with AI. From smart chatbots to image recognition to self-driving cars, we’re absolutely enamored with the superpower-like abilities it gives us. But unless we incorporate stronger p Read more…

To Bridge the AI Ethics Gap, We Must First Acknowledge It’s There

Companies are adopting AI solutions at unprecedented rates, but ethical worries continue to dog the roll outs. While there are no established standards for AI ethics, a common set of guidelines is beginning to emerge to Read more…

News In Brief

Carnegie Mellon’s New Machine Learning Algorithms Comb Natural Products for Pharmaceuticals

The COVID-19 pandemic has given renewed urgency to computational biology, and in particular, the hunt for effective pharmaceuticals. Much of the work to fight SARS-CoV-2 focused on combing through existing databases of k Read more…

Heads Up: Phone Data Shows Road Characteristics Linked to Distracted Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that distracted driving killed over 3,100 people in 2019, nearly a 10% increase over 2018. As habitual smartphone use becomes increasingly ubiquitous, di Read more…

Researchers Evaluate Neural Language Models, Find XLNet Excellent

Lexical substitution is essentially the process that a thesaurus helps humans to perform: replacing words in a sentence without changing the meaning. Now, researchers from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology Read more…

Spring Conference Season in Full (Virtual) Swing

May is traditionally a big month for tech conferences, and 2021 will be no different. The big change, of course, is that companies will be holding their tech conferences virtually. That’s good news for folks who wan Read more…

UCLA Advances Imaging Microscopy with AI

Biologists have long struggled with the necessity of imaging minute biological processes – such as flowing blood cells or neurons moving through the brain – across long time-scales, as even supercomputers often strai Read more…

This Just In

Fetch.ai, Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center to Develop AI Tools For Cancer Cell Detection

Jun 16, 2021 |

June 16, 2021 — Fetch.ai, a Cambridge-based artificial intelligence lab building an open-access decentralized machine learning network for smart infrastructure, announced today that Poland’s Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) will be joining its Collective Learning initiative. Read more…

Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community Releases SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog

Jun 11, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 — The Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community announces the release of the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification version 1.0.0. The STAC specification is an open metadata standard that systemically describes remotely sensed data of the Earth. Read more…

SAS Delivers Free Analytics Training for COVID Researchers

Jun 10, 2021 |

CARY, N.C., June 10, 2021 — Analytics leader SAS is increasing its support of COVID researchers through new, free analytics training options. A year ago, SAS provided free use of health care analytics software for users of the COVID-19 Research Database (CRD), a secure repository of HIPAA-compliant, de-identified and limited patient-level data sets. Read more…

Researchers Fine-Tune Control Over AI Image Generation

Jun 10, 2021 |

June 10, 2021 — Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new state-of-the-art method for controlling how artificial intelligence (AI) systems create images. The work has applications for fields from autonomous robotics to AI training. Read more…

Ohio Supercomputer Center Uses Twitter Data to Analyze Political Polarization

Jun 10, 2021 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 10, 2021 — An election year in the United States is marked by incisive campaign ads, heated debates and get-out-the-vote messaging. The bombast of the 2020 presidential election was further amplified by the heavily politicized COVID-19 pandemic. Read more…

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