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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…

Harvard’s New Data Storage Is to Dye For, Avoids DNA Storage Pitfalls

The explosion in data collection has led to challenges in storing enormous amounts of data. This is particularly true for archival data, with many popular methods of data storage—such as optical disks—having relative Read more…

A Million Dollars Up for Grabs in TigerGraph Challenge

Are you sitting on a boatload of linked data, or have an innovative idea for a graph database? If so, then you might be interested in the $1 million in prize money that TigerGraph is putting up for grabs as part of its G Read more…

5 Steps to Data-Based Decisions

Organizations in virtually every industry are now awash in more data than they know what to do with. But how can they take all of that information and use it to arrive at new insights that help to improve operations and Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Big Data Career Notes: February 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…

Mathematica Helps Crack Zodiac Killer’s Code

Cryptographic researchers have finally cracked a 51-year-old code left by the Zodiac, a serial killer who terrorized Northern California in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Much of the work of cracking the code was done i Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: January 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…

This Just In

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…

Clemson’s Energy Visualization and Analytics Center Uses Big Data to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Apr 19, 2022 |

April 19, 2022 — There are a lot of factors that determine the carbon footprint of a place – energy usage, transportation, food waste and paper consumption are just a few examples of things that impact the level of carbon emissions associated with a building and its occupants. Read more…

PSC’s Neocortex Upgrades to Cerebras CS-2 AI Systems

Apr 13, 2022 |

PITTSBURGH, Penn. — April 13, 2022 — The Neocortex high-performance artificial intelligence (AI) computer at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) has been upgraded with two new Cerebras CS-2 systems, powered by the second-generation wafer-scale engine (WSE-2) processor. Read more…

Ohio Supercomputer Center Targets AI, Machine Learning, and Big Data Analytics with New HPC Cluster

Apr 13, 2022 |

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 13, 2022 — The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) will launch Ascend, a new Dell Technologies-based high performance computing cluster with advanced NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) to support artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, big data and data analytics work in Fall 2022. Read more…

UT Knoxville Joins SEC’s New AI, Data Science Consortium

Apr 6, 2022 |

April 6, 2022 — The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is among the 14 member universities of the Southeastern Conference forming a new artificial intelligence consortium. The consortium is designed to grow opportunities in the fast-changing fields of AI and data science, which are expected to be foundational for the future of industry, education, and research. Read more…

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