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Is Python Strangling R to Death?

Aug 15, 2019 |

As programming languages go, there’s no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python’s fame coming at the expense of R? Read more…

Data Science Back to School: Accelerate Your Education

Aug 13, 2019 |

Are you looking to get a data science degree and join the workforce as a data scientist? Then you’re not alone, as thousands of young people around the world are following that same path with the hope of tapping into the high demand – and large salaries – that come with being a data scientist. Read more…

AI Ethics Still In Its Infancy

Aug 2, 2019 |

AI is having a moment in the sun. There’s no doubt about that. But despite the trillions in value that AI is expected to bring over the coming years thanks to widespread automation of repetitive tasks through emergent tech like neural networks, there’s a major issue dogging AI: Read more…

Big Data and AI Converge in Map to Protect Biodiversity

Jul 10, 2019 |

What’s living where? Those are the basic pieces of data that biologists and conservationists are hoping to collect and load into the Map of Biodiversity Importance, a dynamic new map unveiled this week at the Esri User Conference. Read more…

Common Sense Makes Progress with Deep Learning

Jul 8, 2019 |

We’ve witnessed incredible progress in the capability of deep learning models to not only understand text, but to generate it too. While the generated text is grammatically sound, the actual meaning of the words leaves something to be desired. Read more…

News In Brief

Big Data Shines Way Forward for Big Quake Prediction

Aug 14, 2019 |

The magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck near Ridgecrest, California, on July 4 was an eye opener for many in the region. But when a much larger magnitude 7.1 quake hit the following day, it became clear the first temblor was just an opener for the main act. Read more…

GPU Storage Approach Targets Big Data Bottlenecks

Aug 9, 2019 |

An emerging storage technology aims to leverage faster GPUs by creating a direct path between local and remote storage, thereby overcoming I/O bottlenecks that are slowing the crunching of AI and HPC data sets. Read more…

USF Launches Data Ethics Center

Aug 7, 2019 |

Ethical AI remains a high priority as developers pause to consider the implications of the automation tools they are creating. A more granular approach is being taken by the University of San Francisco’s Data Institute, which is launching a data ethics initiative that seeks to address the misuse of data through education and “civil advocacy.”

The USF Data Institute was founded three years ago to help train the next generation of data scientists. Read more…

LinkedIn Data Helps to Create the First-Ever Global Map of Labor Flow

Aug 5, 2019 |

LinkedIn and Indiana University have published what they are calling “the first ever map of global labor flow.” The research – which was published in August’s issue of Nature Communications – used a massive amount of LinkedIn employment history data to build a labor flow network. Read more…

New Tool Focuses on Links Within Networks

Jul 23, 2019 |

Community detection algorithms used to evaluate how groups are clustered or partitioned are being used to determined how similar groups tend to either bind closer together or break apart. That capability is critical for data analysts trying to understand the structure of complex networks. Read more…

This Just In

Databricks Offers Automation Throughout the End-to-End Data and Machine Learning Lifecycle

Aug 21, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2019 — Databricks, the leader in Unified Analytics and original creators of Apache Spark, today announced that its Unified Analytics Platform now offers automation and augmentation throughout the machine learning lifecycle. Read more…

Cray ARM-based System ‘Ookami’ to Serve as Testbed for Computational Studies at Stony Brook

Aug 16, 2019 |

STONY BROOK, N.Y., August 16, 2019 – A $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Institute of Advanced Computational Science (IACS) at Stony Brook University will enable researchers nationwide to test future supercomputing technologies and advance computational and data-driven research on the world’s most pressing challenges. Read more…

NJIT Professor Receives Facebook Research Award for Data Science

Aug 15, 2019 |

August 15, 2019 — The director of NJIT’s new Institute for Data Science has received an award from Facebook to support real-world analytics research. The research aims to develop faster learning patterns to make it easier for companies to extract actionable information from extremely large data sets. Read more…

50th Anniversary of ACM SIGCOMM Conference Previews Future of Our Connected World

Aug 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, August 14, 2019– The Association for Computing Machinery’s (ACM) Special Interest Group on Data Communication (SIGCOMM), today announced highlights of SIGCOMM 2019, its annual flagship conference.

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New Graph Database Performance Benchmark Confirms Graph Databases are Ready for Solving Real-World Business Intelligence, Data Challenges

Aug 14, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., August 14, 2019 – TigerGraph, the only scalable graph database for the enterprise, today announced the results of a comprehensive graph data management study by University of California researchers that compared TigerGraph and Neo4j, measuring each company’s performance against a key industry benchmark. Read more…

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