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Top Big Data, AI, and HPC Quotes of 2017

Dec 21, 2017 |

It’s been a fascinating year in advanced scale computing, much of that fascination focused on AI (broadly defined), now firmly established as the leitmotif of the high performance computing sector. Read more…

10 Key Big Data Trends That Drove 2017

Dec 13, 2017 |

2017 has come and (almost) gone. It was a memorable year, to be sure, with plenty of drama and unexpected happenings in terms of the technology, the players, and the application of big data and data science. Read more…

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

What’s Keeping Deep Learning In Academia From Reaching Its Full Potential?

Nov 20, 2017 |

Deep learning is gaining a foothold in the enterprise as a way to improve the development and performance of critical business applications. It started to gain traction in companies optimizing advertising and recommendation systems, like Google, Yelp, and Baidu. Read more…

Scalability Answers Found in the NoSQL Family Tree

Oct 30, 2017 |

When it comes to big genealogical databases, they don’t come any bigger than the one at FamilySearch. So when the arm of the Church of Latter-day Saints started to reach the limits of its Oracle data store, it branched out into the distributed NoSQL world instead. Read more…

News In Brief

Google Cloud Will Assist With March Madness Brackets

Dec 21, 2017 |

With Amazon Web Services maintaining its dominance n the public cloud market, the price wars of the last few years have given way to new ways of competing with the AWS juggernaut as big data, analytics and machine learning help expand the booming cloud market. Read more…

Google AutoML Claims Machine Vision Advance

Dec 4, 2017 |

Google has taken the first steps toward enabling machines to build their own AI models, an advance that prompted one observer to note: “Machines may end up being better coders than humans.” Read more…

Algorithmia Aims AI Layer at ‘Last Mile’ Problem

Nov 16, 2017 |

It has been asserted that the algorithm has overtaken traditional software code as the driving force behind the AI Era. On the assumption that assertion is accurate, startups are beginning to offer tools for building what one refers to as “algorithm portfolios” Read more…

Inference Emerges As Next AI Challenge

Nov 2, 2017 |

As developers flock to artificial intelligence frameworks in response to the explosion of intelligence machines, training deep learning models has emerged as a priority along with synching them to a growing list of neural and other network designs. Read more…

What SQL’s Co-Creator Sees in NoSQL

Nov 1, 2017 |

As the co-creator of Structured Query Language (SQL), Don Chamberlin knows a thing or two about pulling data out of relational databases. So when he spoke at the user conference for NoSQL database vendor Couchbase last week, it raised a few eyebrows. Read more…

This Just In

Groundbreaking Conference Examines How AI Transforms Our World

Jan 18, 2018 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2018 — ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery; AAAI, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence; and SIGAI, the ACM Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence have joined forces to organize a new conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Society (AIES). Read more…

SAS Redesigns Report Card Website for Over 2,600 North Carolina Schools

Jan 17, 2018 |

CARY, N.C.Jan. 17, 2018 — States around the country are seeking simpler ways to provide parents and others meaningful information on K-12 school performance. Read more…

UMass Center for Data Science Partners with Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to Accelerate Science and Medicine

Jan 16, 2018 |

AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 16, 2018 — Distinguished scientist and professor Andrew McCallum, director of the Center for Data Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will lead a new partnership with the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to accelerate science and medicine. Read more…

NYC Data Science Academy Introduces Courses in Data Visualization with Tableau

Jan 4, 2018 |

NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2018 — Starting January 16, the NYC Data Science Academy will be offering a month-long, one-stop-shop on how to employ the power of data visualization for different needs and purposes across organizations.  Read more…

Qlik Expands Academic Program with Mission to Bridge the Data Literacy Gap

Jan 3, 2018 |

RADNOR, Pa., Jan. 3, 2018 — Qlik, a leader in data analytics, today announced the expansion of the Qlik Academic Program, now offering a second course to its data analytics curriculum to serve the next wave of business transformation in an increasingly data-centric world. Read more…