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Sorting AI Hype from Reality

Aug 29, 2018 |

Several years ago, some wondered whether we had hit “peak Hadoop.” In retrospect, we had. Now we’re experiencing a similar phenomenon with the hype surrounding AI, and once again, some are wondering if it’s sustainable, and if not, when the hype will fade. Read more…

Universities Get Creative with Data Science Education

Aug 23, 2018 |

Good luck getting into Professor Yoav Freund’s big data analytics and Spark class at the University of California, San Diego this fall. “There’s always a very long waiting list to get in,” Read more…

What the ML Patent Application Boom Means for Tech

Aug 20, 2018 |

There has been a surge in applications of machine learning over the last few years as companies look for ways to leverage big data in their products and services. That has corresponded with a big increase in another type of machine learning application – i.e. Read more…

Three Ways Biased Data Can Ruin Your ML Models

Jul 18, 2018 |

Machine learning provides a powerful way to automate decision making, but the algorithms don’t always get it right. When things go wrong, it’s often the machine learning model that gets the blame. Read more…

AI, You’ve Got Some Explaining To Do

Jul 6, 2018 |

Artificial intelligence has the potential to dramatically re-arrange our relationship with technology, hearkening a new era of human productivity, leisure, and wealth. But none of that good stuff is likely to happen unless AI practitioners can deliver on one simple request: Read more…

News In Brief

Partners Look to Scale ‘Chomsky Knowledge Graph’

Sep 28, 2018 |

Noam Chomsky, the outspoken and prolific linguist, cognitive scientist, philosopher and social critic, is the subject of the first public Knowledge Graph, a compendium of Chomsky’s scholarly and other writings and interviews along with the commentaries and new reports Chomsky’s vast body of work has generated. Read more…

Russian and American Scientists Achieve 50% Increase in Data Transmission Speed

Sep 21, 2018 |

As high-performance computing becomes increasingly data-intensive and the demand for shorter turnaround times grows, data transfer speed becomes an ever more important bottleneck. Now, in an article published in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, researchers from Samsara University and the University of Missouri have announced the development of an algorithm that increases data transmission speeds in powerful data processing centers by up to one and half times. Read more…

So Far, GDPR Compliance is Uneven

Sep 13, 2018 |

Compliance with new European data privacy regulations was spotty in the first three months after the rules took effect at the end of May, with an estimated 70 percent of global companies failing to comply with requests for personal data within the required one-month time period. Read more…

New Open-Source Projects Emerge for Machine Learning

Aug 30, 2018 |

Two open-source projects contributed by Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent will focus on machine and deep learning advances with the long-term goal of making the AI technologies easier to use while advancing cloud services using deep learning frameworks. Read more…

‘Visual DNA’ Effort Looks to Outdo Deep Neural Nets

Aug 29, 2018 |

A new AI initiative aims to catalog about 1 million high-resolution images according to their “visual DNA” using supercomputer-powered vision and an emerging technique called volume learning.

The Visual Genomes Foundation said this week it is launching the “public global catalog” project to enable new AI applications. Read more…

This Just In

OSC-Led NSF Program to Enhance Research Workforce

Oct 11, 2018 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2018 — An NSF-funded pilot program led by the Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) seeks to grow the country’s research workforce with individuals trained in computational and data science, particularly through curriculum taught at institutions faced with resource limitations and focused on minority inclusion. Read more…

ALCF Selects New Data Science Projects

Oct 8, 2018 |

Oct. 8, 2018 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, has selected four new projects to continue its ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). Read more…

OARnet Partners to Help Researchers Accelerate Big Data Sharing

Oct 5, 2018 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2018 — OARnet recently joined several other regional and federal network organizations on a three-year, $3.5 million grant to help scientists more efficiently work with massive datasets that have become essential to modern scientific discovery. Read more…

Conversica Launches Industry’s First AI-Powered Admissions Assistant for Higher Education

Oct 5, 2018 |

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 5, 2018 — Conversica, a leader in conversational AI for business, has added an Admissions Assistant for higher education to the company’s portfolio of virtual assistants powered by conversational AI. Read more…

UC Berkeley Launches Data Collaboratives Program

Sep 14, 2018 |

Sept. 14, 2018 — UC Berkeley is launching a new form of collaboration that links students, government, community, and business partners to leverage data to help address complex social problems, from access to safe drinking water to disaster recovery to affordable housing. Read more…

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