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Meet Andrew Ng, a 2022 Datanami Person to Watch

Andrew Ng is one of the most influential individuals in big data and AI. He's also one of the busiest, with stints at Google and Baidu, not to mention co-founding Coursera and his latest ventures, Landing AI and DeepLear Read more…

AI That Works on Behalf of Workers

Individuals have grown used to the existence of invasive data collection and processing practices that benefit businesses but offer little to no value to them at the end of the day. But what if employees could turn the A Read more…

Can We Trust AI — and Is That Even the Right Question?

AI is becoming more ubiquitous, from everyday voice assistants and online shopping to healthcare and workplace management — but can we trust it? That question was the headline of a panel called “Can We Trust AI?” d Read more…

Birds Aren’t Real. And Neither Is MLOps

Are birds real? A group of 20-somethings tried to convince us they weren’t in the past few years, to varying degrees of success. And now a University of Washington professor wants us to believe that MLOps isn’t real, Read more…

Meet Joy Buolamwini, a Datanami 2022 Person to Watch

There's no doubt that AI will have a big impact on our collective future, but there are doubts whether that impact will be all positive. The potential for bias, specifically, is one of the big unknowns. One of the folks Read more…

News In Brief

Big Data Career Notes: May 2022 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…

MIT Advances Unsupervised Computer Vision with ‘STEGO’

Training machine learning models often means working with labeled data. For computer vision tasks, this might look, for instance, like an hour of camera footage from a car, meticulously sectioned by humans to designate r Read more…

SalesForce Taps LLM for Programming Boost with CodeGen

Large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3 are capturing the imaginations of data scientists around the world, thanks to their advanced capability to understand and generate text. Now researchers at Salesforce have leverage Read more…

Data Integrity Firm Highlights High-Risk Wildfire Areas in Texas

Increasingly brutal and early wildfire seasons have regularly devastated arid regions of the United States, annually burning millions of acres of land and causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Predicting these a Read more…

MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab Tackles Power Grid Failures with AI

Next time your power stays on during a severe weather event, you may have a machine learning model to thank. Researchers at the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab are using artificial intelligence to solve power grid failures. The Read more…

This Just In

LivePerson Collaborates with UCSC to Build the Future of NLP

May 11, 2022 |

NEW YORKMay 11, 2022 — LivePerson, a global leader in Conversational AI, has launched the LivePerson Fellows program at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Read more…

Milwaukee County Team Identifies Local Policy Inequity With SAS AI Tech

May 10, 2022 |

May 10, 2022 — This spring, a team of data scientists and technology enthusiasts from around the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area used artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze the outcome of foreclosure policies and procedures in Milwaukee County, aiming to identify potential inequity, bias and racism.

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MIT to Launch New Office of Research Computing and Data

May 6, 2022 |

May 6, 2022 — As the computing and data needs of MIT’s research community continue to grow — both in their quantity and complexity — the Institute is launching a new effort to ensure that researchers have access to the advanced computing resources and data management services they need to do their best work. Read more…

SparkCognition Partners with UT Austin to Advance AI and Robotics

Apr 28, 2022 |

AUSTIN, TexasApril 28, 2022 — SparkCognition, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) software solutions perfected for business, announced today a partnership with Texas Robotics at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Read more…

Rendered.ai Teams with Rochester Institute of Technology to Power Synthetic Data

Apr 22, 2022 |

BELLEVUE, Wash. and ROCHESTER, N.Y.April 22, 2022 — Rendered.ai, a leading platform for physics-based synthetic data, and the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Digital Imaging and Remote Sensing (DIRS) Laboratory today announced a collaboration to combine the physics-driven accuracy of the DIRSIG synthetic imagery model with Rendered.ai’s cloud-based platform for high volume synthetic data generation. Read more…

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