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Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Let’s Accept That AI Leadership Is Everywhere

Feb 13, 2019 |

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new space race, or at least that’s how it’s being perceived in the general population, and being presented by the movers and shakers of this world. Read more…

Industry Speaks: Big Data Prognostications for 2019

Jan 2, 2019 |

“The future isn’t what it used to be” the French poet Paul Valery wrote nine decades ago. The same could be said for the big data trend that began in the mid ’00s. Read more…

2018: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 13, 2018 |

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s worth taking some time to look back on the major events that occurred this year in the big data, data science, and AI space. Read more…

Data West Brings Technology Leaders to SDSC

Dec 6, 2018 |

Data and technology enthusiasts from around the world descended upon the San Diego Supercomputing Center (SDSC) for the third annual Data West conference, which is taking place this week on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. Read more…

News In Brief

The AI That Writes Fake News

Feb 15, 2019 |

Following the 2016 presidential election, real journalists worked to expose the fake news that human charlatans wrote and spread across the Internet for the LOLS and for profit. But the bigger threat on the fake news front could be the made-up words generated by AI, including one recently created by OpenAI. Read more…

Frameworks Seek to Control AI

Feb 14, 2019 |

AI governance frameworks are emerging as guard rails for controlling algorithms that are playing a growing role in human decision-making. Among the goals is managing the consequences of those decisions. Read more…

Quality Control Comes to Code Reviews

Feb 1, 2019 |

Among the IT plumbing being automated is the painstaking review of software code via machine learning tools designed to scan source code for inconsistencies while suggesting fixes that promise to speed the review process, thereby getting software updates out the door faster. Read more…

Data Competition Upgrades Zestimate Accuracy

Jan 30, 2019 |

The ability to reckon the value of what for many is their most valuable asset increased with the award this week of the Zillow Prize, a contest to tweak the accuracy of its Zestimate algorithm. Read more…

Algorithms Aim to Unclog the Skies

Jan 16, 2019 |

Researchers are churning out new algorithms initially designed to improve situational awareness in the sky while also helping pilots avoid dangerous weather and costly flight delays.

Knowing where you are on the clouds in relation to other aircraft is a fundamental flight safety requirement, and the stormy skies are not getting any less crowded. Read more…

This Just In

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 12, 2019 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., February 12, 2019 – Datanami, the leading publication dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data, today announced its People to Watch for 2019. Read more…

Assessing the Performance of Multiple Influenza Forecasting Models

Jan 17, 2019 |

AMHERST, Mass., Jan. 17, 2019 ­– In what the authors believe is the first documented comparison of several real-time infectious disease forecasting models by different teams across many seasons, five research groups report this week that a majority of models consistently showed higher accuracy than historical baseline models. Read more…

UH Data Science Institute Receives $10 Million Boost from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Nov 5, 2018 |

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2018 – The University of Houston announced a new collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) on Friday, including a $10 million gift from HPE to the University. Read more…

Berkeley Inaugurates Division of Data Science and Information

Nov 2, 2018 |

Nov. 2, 2018 — In a direct response to the profound and growing impact of data and computing in a rapidly evolving digital world, UC Berkeley has announced its plan to form a new division, provisionally referred to as the Division of Data Science and Information, which will harness the university’s leadership in the field to prepare thousands of students and researchers to bring data science to bear in the classroom, the laboratory and the workplace. Read more…

Toptal Launches Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Talent Specializations

Oct 23, 2018 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 23, 2018 — Toptal, a global network of top talent in business, design, and technology that enables companies to scale their teams, on-demand, today announced the launch of its two new on-demand talent specializations to meet the rising demand for skilled artificial intelligence and data science engineers. Read more…

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