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Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

Aug 15, 2016 |

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS.

Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works published the latest results of an ongoing “flash survey” Read more…

Transcending Regulatory Compliance: Creating Business Value from Data Governance

Jun 27, 2016 |

Data governance has emerged to the forefront of financial services ever since this vertical became inundated with increasing and evolving regulations, penalties, and regulatory entities at the end of the last decade. Read more…

What’s Hot This Summer: Data Science Bootcamps

Jun 23, 2016 |

Summer is here and temperatures are rising. While some of us take vacations or cool off at the beach, prospective data scientists are heating up their job prospects by participating in one of a growing number of data science bootcamps. Read more…

Will the Fall of ‘Society’s Genome’ Trigger the Next Dark Age?

Jun 20, 2016 |

Over the past 20 years, we’ve witnessed a remarkable transformation of our society, and digital information is at the very heart of it. But what if we were to suddenly lose all this data that we’ve amassed, or a big chunk of it? Read more…

News In Brief

NSF Funds New Cognitive Science Research

Aug 18, 2016 |

As part of its BRAIN initiative, the National Science Foundation announced a second series of grants this week awarded to multidisciplinary teams to further explore cognitive and neural systems, including “data-intensive neuroscience and cognitive science.” Read more…

Quantum Researchers Eye AI Advances

Aug 11, 2016 |

Researchers wringing out new quantum computing architectures are increasingly looking at the nascent processing technology as a way to advance machine-learning algorithms for new AI applications.

As quantum computing efforts scale up at corporate, university and government laboratories, the promising yet largely unproven technology could help unlock facets of artificial intelligence, leading to more powerful cognitive computing technologies like IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

Melania Trump and the Anti-Plagiarism Algorithm

Jul 20, 2016 |

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign ran into controversy this week when it was revealed that his wife, Melania, plagiarized parts of Michelle Obama’s 2008 campaign speech. With anti-plagiarism algorithms patrolling the waters, stealing a line or two has never been more problematic. Read more…

Report: Machine Learning Driving AI

Jul 11, 2016 |

Artificial intelligence research continues to accelerate as human and machines collaborate to solve more complex problems. A new survey by the National Academy of Science identifies the frontiers of AI research that include “augmented cognition” Read more…

Obama, NIH Announce Big Data Gathering Push for Precision Medicine

Jul 7, 2016 |

One could be forgiven for experiencing a bit of hopeful, skepticism in response to U.S. President Barack Obama Administration’s statement in May regarding re-energizing the “War Against Cancer.” The war against cancer is a many-decades old effort with mixed results – great progress in many areas but matched with disappointment in others. Read more…

This Just In

Basho Announces New Roadshow

Aug 18, 2016 |

SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 18 — Basho Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak KV and Riak TS, the world’s most resilient NoSQL databases, today announced its Scaling Time Series Apps Roadshow, an educational tour that will provide program attendees demonstrations of tools designed specifically to meet the challenges IoT data presents. Read more…

Cycle Computing Collaborates With NCCS and the University of Minnesota

Aug 16, 2016 |

NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 16 — Cycle Computing, the leader in cloud computing orchestration software for Big Compute and Big Data, today announced its continued involvement in optimizing research spearheaded by NASA’s Center for Climate Simulation (NCCS) and the University of Minnesota. Read more…

Tsinghua University Partners With Cloudera to Launch Big Data Talent Education Program

Aug 8, 2016 |

BEIJING, China, Aug. 8 — School of Data Science Research, Tsinghua University announced its cooperation with Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. Read more…

KPMG, Villanova, and Ohio State Launch Data and Analytics Master’s Degree

Aug 4, 2016 |

Aug. 4 — With a continued cultural focus on advancing the educational experience, skills and careers of its next generation of leaders, KPMG LLP has worked with The Ohio State University Max M. Read more…

Qlik Expands Academic Program With New Data Analytics Curriculum

Aug 1, 2016 |

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 1 — Qlik (NASDAQ: QLIK), a leader in visual analytics, today announced the expansion of the Qlik Academic Program with its new Data Analytics Curriculum. Designed as an easily adoptable and ready-to-teach university-level program, the Data Analytics Curriculum provides professors with free resources – including instructor-led content, in-class activities and student assignments – to make teaching data analytics easier than ever. Read more…