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Real Progress Being Made in Explaining AI

Dec 9, 2019 |

One of the biggest roadblocks that could prevent the widespread adoption of AI is explaining how it works. Deep neural networks, in particular, are extremely complex and resist clear description, which is a problem when it comes to ensuring that decisions made by AI are made fairly and free of human bias. Read more…

Digital Agriculture Program Yields Promising Prospects

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) was initiated one year ago with a $2 million investment from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its official kick-off was held back-to-back with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, October 7-10, 2019. Read more…

Why Every Python Developer Will Love Ray

Nov 5, 2019 |

There are many reasons why Python has emerged as the number one language for data science. It’s easy to get started and relatively forgiving for beginners, yet it’s also powerful and extensible enough for experts to take on complex tasks. Read more…

Can Thought Vectors Deliver Human-Level Reasoning?

Oct 30, 2019 |

By transforming words into vectors that can be processed with deep learning techniques, Google pushed the accuracy of its search engine to new heights.  Now we’re on the cusp of realizing the next logical step: Read more…

How Academia Could Help Close the Technology Skills Gap

Oct 15, 2019 |

Academia is attractive for a lot of reasons, but it’s a field where it can be extremely challenging to forge a career. That helps to explain why over the last 10 years, ~60% of new physics PhDs end up taking jobs in areas of industry such as engineering, computer software and hardware, business, and non-STEM. Read more…

News In Brief

Open Source Still Rolling, But Roadblocks Loom

Dec 5, 2019 |

The percentage of developers actively participating in open source projects is up 8% from last year, according to a survey by DigitalOcean. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, the outlook for open source is not entirely rosy, as one-third of developers surveyed expressed doubts about the sustainability of open source. Read more…

New Algorithm Tackles Everything from Insects to Earthquakes

Dec 3, 2019 |

At first glance, insects and earthquakes might not seem like they have a lot in common – but to researchers at the University of California, Riverside, they do. Read more…

IBM’s AI Helps to Unearth Hidden Nasca Lines

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Nasca Lines, a group of giant, mysterious designs in the earth in southern Peru that date back thousands of years, have mystified explorers and researchers since their rediscovery in the 1920s. Read more…

Mobile Coding is a Thing

Nov 12, 2019 |

Distance, or online, learning is growing in popularity as a tool for addressing skills gaps in disciplines such as data science. Among the most popular courses available on these platforms are software coding courses offered by groups such as DataCamp. Read more…

The Amazon is Burning, and New Analytics Tell the Story

Oct 18, 2019 |

The Amazon is burning. “Earth’s lungs” have been ablaze throughout 2019, and the dramatic extent of the fires has caught the world’s attention by storm. Still, many are left wondering what is to blame – and what can be done. Read more…

This Just In

MicroStrategy Announces Top 10 Enterprise Analytics Trends to Watch in 2020 Report

Dec 13, 2019 |

TYSONS CORNER, Va., Dec. 13, 2019 — MicroStrategy Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today revealed its 10 Enterprise Analytics Trends to Watch in 2020 report during Solutions Review’s BI Insight Jam event — a day dedicated to raising awareness around best practices when evaluating, deploying, and using business intelligence software. Read more…

Cloudera Announces Industry Call to Define Universal Open Standards for Machine Learning Operations and Governance

Dec 12, 2019 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2019 – Cloudera, the enterprise data cloud company, today asks for industry participation in defining universal open standards for machine learning operations (MLOps) and machine learning model governance. Read more…

Data Science Institute Researcher Designs Headphones That Warn Pedestrians of Dangers

Dec 10, 2019 |

Dec. 10, 2019 — You see them all over city streets: pedestrians wearing headphones or earbuds – their faces glued to their phones as they stroll along oblivious to their surroundings. Read more…

Alibaba Cloud Releases Machine Learning Algorithm Platform on Github

Dec 5, 2019 |

LONDON, Dec. 5, 2019 — Alibaba Cloud, the data intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced that the core codes of Alink, its self-developed algorithm platform, have been made available via open source on Github, the world’s largest developer community. Read more…

Purdue Announces Plans to Build New Data Science Building

Dec 5, 2019 |

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 4, 2019 — Purdue University will build a new $40 million facility dedicated to Data Science, designed to help the university meet its goal to be a national and global leader in the field of data science research and education for all students. Read more…

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