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Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

5 Things AI Is Better At Than You

Jun 8, 2017 |

Your mother was right: you are special. While each of us is a perfect little snowflake in our own right, that doesn’t necessarily mean we possess world-shaking skills. Read more…

Getting Hyped for Deep Learning Configs

Jun 5, 2017 |

As deep learning goes mainstream, early practitioners are finding creative new ways to harness huge collections of unstructured data. But they’re also realizing how critical it is to tune one’s model for optimal performance. Read more…

Overcoming the Quant Crunch

May 30, 2017 |

Think it’s hard to find trained data scientists in the job market now? According to a new report from IBM dubbed “The Quant Crunch,” the shortage will grow so big in the years to come that it could derail the delivery of big data benefits that we all expect. Read more…

Universities Roll Out New Data Science Programs

May 23, 2017 |

College grads looking to take the next step in their data science careers will have several new graduate-level data science programs to enroll in this fall, including a new Master’s of Applied Data Science at Syracuse University, a new Doctorate of Data Science at the University of Tennessee, and a new certificate program at Rutgers. Read more…

News In Brief

Cray Brings AI and HPC Together on Flagship Supers

Jun 20, 2017 |

Cray took one more step toward the convergence of big data and high performance computing (HPC) today when it announced that it’s adding a full suite of big data and artificial intelligence software to its top-of-the-line XC Series supercomputers. Read more…

Microsoft Looks to Build on Power BI Momentum

Jun 15, 2017 |

Microsoft used its data insights summit to tout the progress of its flagship business intelligence offering introduced two years ago as a cloud-based platform that provides connectivity to critical enterprise data stored on-premise. Read more…

Nvidia’s Huang Sees AI ‘Cambrian Explosion’

May 24, 2017 |

The processing power and cloud access to developer tools used to train machine-learning models are making artificial intelligence ubiquitous across computing platforms and data framework, insists Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang. Read more…

Digital Psychometrics and its Discontents: Online Behavior for Psychological Analytics

May 23, 2017 |

Occasionally we hear about predictive data modeling aimed at gaining psychological insight that at first blush seems – even to tech sophisticates who pooh-pooh AI alarmism – like a primitive version of something unsettling to come, something too penetrating for comfort, something with the potential to compromise our privacy, even our sense of independence. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

This Just In

IBM, Cornell to Use Big Data Analytics to Save Global Milk Supply

Jun 23, 2017 |

ARMONK, N.Y. and ITHACA, N.Y., June 23, 2017 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Cornell University, a leader in dairy research, today announced a new collaboration using next-generation sequencing combined with bioinformatics designed to help reduce the chances that the global milk supply is impacted by safety breaches. Read more…

Eight Georgia Tech Schools Partner for Advanced Degree in Machine Learning

Jun 19, 2017 |

ATLANTA, June 19, 2017 — The Georgia Institute of Technology has been approved to offer a new advanced degree program for the emerging field of machine learning.

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Call for Papers Now Open for In-Memory Computing Summit 2017

May 31, 2017 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 31, 2017 — GridGain Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache Ignite, today announced a Call for Papers for the third annual In-Memory Computing Summit, taking place October 24-25, 2017 at the South San Francisco Conference Center in Silicon Valley. Read more…

Interana Survey: 70% of Organizations Struggle to Find Critical Data Insights

May 25, 2017 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 25, 2017 — Interana, the leader in interactive behavioral analytics, today announced findings from its inaugural State of Data Insights Report. Read more…

Breakthrough for Large-Scale Computing: ‘Memory Disaggregation’ Made Practical

May 24, 2017 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 24, 2017 — For decades, operators of large computer clusters in both the cloud and high-performance computing communities have searched for an efficient way to share server memory in order to speed up application performance. Read more…