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Instant Data Science

Sep 27, 2018 |

If you have skimmed through the high tech job listings lately, you’ve surely noticed the demand for data scientists. Although there is no consensus on the exact job definition, many companies want data experts and are willing to pay a high price for the right candidates. Read more…

Improving Your Odds with Data Science Hiring

Sep 17, 2018 |

If you’re in the market to hire a data scientist, good luck. Demand continues to outpace supply thanks to the unique abilities of data scientists and businesses’ desire to be data-driven. Read more…

Sorting AI Hype from Reality

Aug 29, 2018 |

Several years ago, some wondered whether we had hit “peak Hadoop.” In retrospect, we had. Now we’re experiencing a similar phenomenon with the hype surrounding AI, and once again, some are wondering if it’s sustainable, and if not, when the hype will fade. Read more…

Universities Get Creative with Data Science Education

Aug 23, 2018 |

Good luck getting into Professor Yoav Freund’s big data analytics and Spark class at the University of California, San Diego this fall. “There’s always a very long waiting list to get in,” Read more…

What the ML Patent Application Boom Means for Tech

Aug 20, 2018 |

There has been a surge in applications of machine learning over the last few years as companies look for ways to leverage big data in their products and services. That has corresponded with a big increase in another type of machine learning application – i.e. Read more…

News In Brief

ML Enlisted to Slow the Spread of Fake News

Oct 5, 2018 |

As should be obvious by now, traditional fact-checking methods have failed to stop “fake news” from spreading like wildfire via social media circuits.

While platforms like Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

Filling Policy Void, U.S. AI Report Outlines Stakes

Oct 2, 2018 |

Who’s ahead in the race to win the global AI race is the subject of intense debate, much of it centered on China’s all-out effort to dominate AI development and whether the U.S. Read more…

Partners Look to Scale ‘Chomsky Knowledge Graph’

Sep 28, 2018 |

Noam Chomsky, the outspoken and prolific linguist, cognitive scientist, philosopher and social critic, is the subject of the first public Knowledge Graph, a compendium of Chomsky’s scholarly and other writings and interviews along with the commentaries and new reports Chomsky’s vast body of work has generated. Read more…

Russian and American Scientists Achieve 50% Increase in Data Transmission Speed

Sep 21, 2018 |

As high-performance computing becomes increasingly data-intensive and the demand for shorter turnaround times grows, data transfer speed becomes an ever more important bottleneck. Now, in an article published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, researchers from Samsara University and the University of Missouri have announced the development of an algorithm that increases data transmission speeds in powerful data processing centers by up to one and half times. Read more…

So Far, GDPR Compliance is Uneven

Sep 13, 2018 |

Compliance with new European data privacy regulations was spotty in the first three months after the rules took effect at the end of May, with an estimated 70 percent of global companies failing to comply with requests for personal data within the required one-month time period. Read more…

This Just In

MapR Offers Free Cluster Administration Courses and Discounted Certification Exam

Oct 17, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 17, 2018 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced that MapR Academy has released a new, on-demand Cluster Administration course series and certification exam for MapR v6. Read more…

edX Launches New Master’s Degrees in Partnership with Top-Ranked Universities

Oct 15, 2018 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 15, 2018 — EdX.org, a leading nonprofit online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT, has launched nine new Master’s degree programs. Read more…

OSC-Led NSF Program to Enhance Research Workforce

Oct 11, 2018 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2018 — An NSF-funded pilot program led by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) seeks to grow the country’s research workforce with individuals trained in computational and data science, particularly through curriculum taught at institutions faced with resource limitations and focused on minority inclusion. Read more…

ALCF Selects New Data Science Projects

Oct 8, 2018 |

Oct. 8, 2018 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, has selected four new projects to continue its ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). Read more…

OARnet Partners to Help Researchers Accelerate Big Data Sharing

Oct 5, 2018 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2018 — OARnet recently joined several other regional and federal network organizations on a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. Read more…

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