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Three Ways to Close Your Company’s Data Science Skills Gap Now

May 1, 2019 |

It should come as no surprise that demand for folks with data science expertise exceeds supply. In fact, according to some McKinsey, there are only half as many qualified data scientists as needed. Read more…

‘Data Scientist’ Title Evolving Into New Thing

Apr 17, 2019 |

Who is a data scientist, and what do they do? It’s a worthy question, and one that’s been asked an untold number of times over the years. But now it appears the job definition of the data scientist is changing into something new. Read more…

Is Data Science the Fourth Pillar of the Scientific Method?

Apr 15, 2019 |

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revived a decade-old debate last month when he said that modern data science (AI plus HPC) has become the fourth pillar of the scientific method. While some disagree with the notion that statistical analysis alone can reveal undiscovered laws, the argument may be moot if data science continues its current course being an extremely useful and in-demand tool for all manners of scientific discovery. Read more…

Product Naming with Deep Learning

Apr 4, 2019 |

We do not usually associate artificial intelligence (AI) with creativity. Generally, AI algorithms are used to automatize repetitive tasks or predict new outcomes based on previously seen examples. The creative process can sometimes be repetitive and tedious, too. Read more…

Data Engineering Continues to Move the Employment Needle

Mar 5, 2019 |

Interested in a career in big data? You could do well by investing your time and effort in acquiring data science skills. But you may do even better by turning yourself into a data engineer, which is a title that continues to see substantial demand in the job market. Read more…

News In Brief

Quobyte Plugs TensorFlow Into Scale-Out File System

Apr 16, 2019 |

Quobyte designed its file system with scalability in mind. It also designed it to handle multiple types of files and workload without burdening human administrators with extra complexity. Both of those characteristics are at play with today’s addition of a TensorFlow plug-in for machine learning workloads on the Quobyte Data Center File System. Read more…

Startup Trovares Brings HPC to Graph Analytics

Apr 15, 2019 |

A startup launched by HPC veterans is combining supercomputers and graph analytics to forge a new suite of tools for applications ranging from cyber security to scientific research.

Along with the launch of its xGT graph analytics tool, Seattle-based Trovares announced the close of a Series A funding round. Read more…

EU Ethics Rules Seek to Balance AI Risks, Benefits

Apr 12, 2019 |

European regulators continue to take the lead on a range of critical technology policy issues spanning data privacy and, now, “trustworthy” AI.

On the heels of its sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, considered by at least one observer as “the most significant change in privacy law in decades,” the European Union this week unveiled ethics guidelines for “building trust in human-centric AI.”

First and foremost, the EU framework emphasizes human oversight of AI development: Read more…

Toward ‘Biologically Plausible’ AI

Apr 9, 2019 |

In the latest attempt at understanding the mechanism(s) by which machines learn, and AI researcher and a neuroscientist probed for similarities in the computational properties between deep neural networks and human brain. Read more…

Machine Learning for Science Proving Problematic

Feb 19, 2019 |

Scientists are raising red flags about the accuracy and reproducibility of conclusions drawn by machine learning frameworks. Among the remedies are developing new ML systems that can question their own predictions, show their work and reproduce results. Read more…

This Just In

Tohoku University Boosts Analytical Capacity for Biobank Medical Research

Jun 17, 2019 |

FRANKFURT, Germany, and SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 17, 2019 – DDN Storage announced today that Tohoku University Tohoku Medical Megabank Organization (ToMMo) has increased its supercomputing capacity to build an advanced medical system, by increasing the capabilities and efficiency of the supercomputer-powered biobank, leveraging DDN solutions and NVIDIA DGX-1 servers.

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Dataiku Launches Initiative to Bring AI to Non-Profit Organizations

Jun 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 — Dataiku, one of the world’s leading Enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, today announced its new initiative aimed at putting AI tools and skills behind non-profit causes, called Ikig.ai. Read more…

University’s Mind Foundry Launches Machine Learning Platform that Transforms Business Problem Owners into Citizen Data Scientists

Jun 13, 2019 |

June 13, 2019 — Mind Foundry, a technology spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG), today announced the commercial launch of a revolutionary humanized machine learning platform. Read more…

Swiftstack Announces Solution for Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Environments

Jun 11, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2019 — SwiftStack, the leader in multi-cloud data storage and management, today announced a new solution for big data analytics and machine learning for cloud and multi-cloud environments. Read more…

Leading Experts Examine How Data Science, AI Are Reshaping Technology and Transforming Society

Jun 6, 2019 |

NEW YORK, June 6, 2019 – Computing and statistics underpin the rapid emergence of data science as a pivotal multi-disciplinary field today. The two key professional organizations in these areas, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS), have organized the ACM-IMS Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science to be held on June 15, 2019 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Read more…

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