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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…

How ML Helps Solve the Big Data Transform/Mastering Problem

Oct 10, 2019 |

Despite the astounding technological progress in big data analytics, we largely have yet to move past manual techniques for important tasks, such as data transformation and master data management. As data volumes grow, the productivity gap posed by manual methods grows wider, putting the dreams of AI- and machine learning-powered automation further out of reach. Read more…

Accelerating AI: Enterprise-Wide Simplification and Deployment on the Horizon

Sep 30, 2019 |

Business use of AI grew 270% over the past four years, according to Gartner, while Deloitte says 62% of respondents to its corporate October 2018 report deployed some form of AI. Read more…

AI Squares Off Against Fake News

Sep 2, 2019 |

In 2016, “fake news” was the Oxford English Dictionary’s Word of the Year. Thousands upon thousands of fake stories had plagued the internet throughout the U.S. presidential election – some shared millions and millions of times. Read more…

AI for Good Projects Need a Helping Hand

Aug 30, 2019 |

The almighty dollar is a powerful factor in the current wave of artificial intelligence (AI) adoption. And why shouldn’t it be? For millennia, companies have relied on technological progress to grow sales, cut costs, and improve customer satisfaction. Read more…

News In Brief

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Oct 8, 2019 |

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

IBM and The Open Group’s Data Scientist Certification Has Its First Recipients

Sep 26, 2019 |

Earlier this year, IBM announced plans for a collaboration with The Open Group to develop a “first-of-a-kind” internal program for accrediting data scientists. Read more…

GitHub Hardens Supply Chain with a Query Engine

Sep 20, 2019 |

The GitHub code repository hosting service has moved to shore up its supply chain with a deal to acquire Semmle, creator of a semantic code analysis engine that allows developers to scan large codebases for vulnerabilities. Read more…

IDAS: ‘Automagic’ HPC With Training Wheels

Sep 12, 2019 |

High-performance computing (HPC) for research is notorious for having steep barriers to entry. For this reason, high-tech disciplines were early adopters, have used the most cycles and typically drove hardware and software purchasing decisions. Read more…

AI Clears the Skies for Tracking Bird Migrations

Aug 29, 2019 |

Bird migrations are so large that they appear on weather radar, filling the skies during spring and fall nights.This data could have been invaluable for ornithological research, but researchers have lacked the tools to effectively access and leverage it – until now. Read more…

This Just In

Percona Survey: Diverse Tools, Multiple Databases, and MultiCloud and Hybrid Environments are Transforming Datacenters

Oct 16, 2019 |

DURHAM, Oct. 16, 2019 – Percona, a leader in open source database software and services, today announced the results of its Open Source Software Database Survey. Read more…

Woodbury University Launches Computer Science in Data Analytics Program

Oct 14, 2019 |

Oct. 14, 2019 — Woodbury is now recruiting students for a new program: Computer Science in Data Analytics (CSDA), which launches in fall 2020. This Bachelor of Science program, housed within the College of Liberal Arts, will help graduates make sense of the increasing amounts of data used across a variety of fields today.

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Japanese Researcher Wins Award for Applying Data Mining Tech to Analyze Big Data in Business Marketing

Oct 14, 2019 |

OSAKA, JapanOct. 14, 2019  — Kansai University’s Katsutoshi Yada has been awarded the 2019 Prize for Science and Technology (Promotion Category) in the Commendation for Science and Technology by Japan’s Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for applying and promoting data mining technology to analyze big-data in business marketing. Read more…

NFL Launches Second Annual Big Data Bowl Competition

Oct 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2019 – The NFL today announced the launch of the second annual Big Data Bowl, calling on college students and experts to devise innovative approaches to analyzing rushing plays. Read more… Announces Additional Speakers for H2O World New York 2019

Oct 14, 2019 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 –, the open source leader in AI and machine learning, today announced the latest additions to the speaker lineup for H2O World New York 2019, the premier AI community event that brings together data scientists, business leaders and technical executives across multiple industries to discuss the latest trends in AI and machine learning. Read more…

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