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An All-Volunteer Deep Learning Army

A team of researchers says their novel framework, called Distributed Deep Learning in Open Collaborations, or DeDLOC, brings the potential to train large deep learning models from scratch in a distributed, grid-like mann Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: September 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

What Is Data Science? A Turing Award Winner Shares His View

The phrase “data science” is used every day, including in this very publication. We feel like we have an idea what it is. But what exactly is it? For one answer, we turn to Jeffrey Ullman, who won the Turing Award in Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: August 2021 Edition

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details Read more…

Rethinking Education in an AI-First World

Universities have been ramping up their data science education initiatives ever since 2012, when Tom Davenport and DJ Patil declared data scientist “the sexiest job of the 21st century” in the Harvard Business Review Read more…

News In Brief

Internet Pioneer Vint Cerf on Shakespeare, Chatbots, and Being Human at SC21

Unlike the deep technical dives of many SC keynotes, Internet pioneer Vint Cerf steered clear of the trenches and took leisurely stroll through a range of human-machine interactions, touching on ML’s growing capabiliti Read more…

Monte Carlo Launches ‘Insights’ for Operational Analytics

Monte Carlo launched in 2019 with the aim of improving data reliability. In the intervening two years, the company has raised more than $101 million in funding to advance this goal – and now, that investment is bearing Read more…

NSF Awards $5M to AI-Powered Wildfire Management Tool

With another brutal wildfire season in the western U.S. beginning to wane in the face of rains and cooler temperatures, researchers are still racing to develop more effective means of wildfire mitigation for seasons to c Read more…

In Pittsburgh, Two-Step Machine Learning Process Sorts Rare Stamps

Setting aside the relatively recent rise of electronic signatures, personalized stamps have been a popular form of identification for formal documents in East Asia. These identifiers – easily forged, but culturally ubi Read more…

Deep Learning Targets Drug Combos for COVID-19

Using computational biology to identify individual therapeutics that might prove effective in the fight against COVID-19 is already a daunting task, with billions of candidate molecules. Throw drug combinations into the Read more…

This Just In

AWS Announces Two New Initiatives That Make Machine Learning More Accessible

Dec 2, 2021 |

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 2, 2021– Wednesday, at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, announced two new initiatives designed to make machine learning more accessible for anyone interested in learning and experimenting with the technology. Read more…

ORNL, Google and Snowflake Formalize Novel Data Stream Processing Concept

Nov 17, 2021 |

Nov. 17, 2021 — A team of collaborators from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Google Inc., Snowflake Inc. and Ververica GmbH has tested a computing concept that could help speed up real-time processing of data that stream on mobile and other electronic devices. Read more…

KDD 2021 Celebrates Winning Teams of 25th Annual KDD Cup

Oct 21, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 21, 2021 — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) recognized the winning teams of this year’s KDD Cup, the annual competition held at KDD 2021, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science. Read more…

Fighting Fire with Data Science: UCSD Announces Joint Appointment with Los Alamos

Sep 28, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 28, 2021 — The University of California San Diego has announced a joint appointment with Los Alamos National Laboratory with the appointment of Senior Scientist Rodman Linn to a three-year position with the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute (HDSI). Read more…

Purdue University Global Launches Master of Science in Data Analytics

Sep 22, 2021 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 22, 2021 — Recognizing the rapid growth in demand for data analysts, Purdue University Global is launching a Master of Science in Data Analytics degree program. Read more…

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