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2018: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 13, 2018 |

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s worth taking some time to look back on the major events that occurred this year in the big data, data science, and AI space. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

Deep Learning Taking Over HPC, But It’s Good for Business Too

Nov 12, 2018 |

Be prepared for a heavy dose of deep learning if you’re on the floor of the Supercomputing 2018 show this week in Dallas, Texas, where the scientific community will demonstrate how neural network-powered AI applications are bolstering research in areas like climatology, geology, genomics, and even particle physics. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

GraphIt Promises Big Speedup in Graph Processing

Dec 10, 2018 |

Developers writing graph applications that scale into the billions of vertices and trillions and edges are forced to make trade-offs that impact the performance of the application. But thanks to new graph language emerging from at MIT’s  Computer Science & Read more…

UC-Berkeley Expands Data Science 101

Oct 26, 2018 |

It is becoming increasingly obvious to college undergraduates that entering the data science field may be the quickest way to find a job in their field after graduation.

The University of California at Berkeley, long a hotbed for data science and big data innovation, including a growing list of successful spinoffs, reports that undergraduate students are flocking to its new data science major introduced this fall. Read more…

DARPA Embraces ‘Common Sense’ Approach to AI

Oct 22, 2018 |

The Pentagon’s top research agency is focusing its considerable AI efforts on the interim stage of machine intelligence between “narrow” and “general” AI.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which announced a multi-year $2 billion “AI Next” “campaign last month, is tightening its focus on teaching machine “common sense” reasoning. Read more…

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…

This Just In

UH Data Science Institute Receives $10 Million Boost from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nov 5, 2018 |

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2018 – The University of Houston announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Friday, including a $10 million gift from HPE to the University. Read more…

Berkeley Inaugurates Division of Data Science and Information

Nov 2, 2018 |

Nov. 2, 2018 — In a direct response to the profound and growing impact of data and computing in a rapidly evolving digital world, UC Berkeley has announced its plan to form a new division, provisionally referred to as the Division of Data Science and Information, which will harness the university’s leadership in the field to prepare thousands of students and researchers to bring data science to bear in the classroom, the laboratory and the workplace. Read more…

Toptal Launches Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Talent Specializations

Oct 23, 2018 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2018 — Toptal, a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand, today announced the launch of its two new on-demand talent specializations to meet the rising demand for skilled artificial intelligence and data science engineers. Read more…

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…

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