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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…

Can Markov Logic Take Machine Learning to the Next Level?

Jul 3, 2018 |

Advances in machine learning, including deep learning, have propelled artificial intelligence (AI) into the public conscience and forced executives to create new business plans based on data. However, the scarcity of highly trained data scientists has stymied many machine learning implementations, potentially blocking future AI development. Read more…

Machine Teaching Will Drive Crowdsourced Cognition into the AI Pipeline

Jun 25, 2018 |

Building high-quality artificial intelligence (AI) is hard work. It’s a specialized discipline that historically has required highly skilled specialists, aka data scientists.

Any time you require some highly skilled, highly paid practitioner to accomplish something of value, you’ve introduced a bottleneck into that process. Read more…

Opening Up Black Boxes with Explainable AI

May 30, 2018 |

One of the biggest challenges with deep learning is explaining to customers and regulators how the models get their answers. In many cases, we simply don’t know how the models generated their answers, even if we’re very confident in the answers themselves. Read more…

What Kind of Data Scientist Are You?

Mar 15, 2018 |

If you’ve worked with the data science community, you’ve probably interacted with data scientists and formed a definition for the increasingly popular position. But it turns out, not all data scientists are alike, and according to a recent analysis by researchers at UCLA and Microsoft, there are actually nine different types of data scientists. Read more…

News In Brief

Python Gains Traction Among Data Scientists

Jul 19, 2018 |

Data scientists have a growing range of options when choosing analytical tools, and a new survey of tool preferences reveals a roughly even split in preferences among the three leading programming languages. Read more…

NASA Lab Looks to Spur AI Development

Jun 27, 2018 |

A NASA laboratory is working with Google, Intel and other industry heavyweights to launch applied AI technologies into space.

The space agency’s Frontier Development Lab is targeting four space applications that would use AI and machine learning technologies, including improved prediction of space weather and accelerating the discovery of exoplanets. Read more…

Transfer Learning Project Looks to Reuse Training Data

Jun 26, 2018 |

A new open source project seeks to simplify the use of a machine learning framework called “transfer learning” in which the ability to accomplish one task can be applied to subsequent tasks. Read more…

Embedded FPGA Core Aimed at Deep Learning

Jun 25, 2018 |

Different implementations of FPGA designs continue to make inroads in the development of AI applications such as neural network processing. The latest is an embedded FPGA core unveiled this week by chip designer Flex Logix. Read more…

Anaconda: Data Science Exiting Hadoop for the Cloud

Jun 14, 2018 |

Data scientists are embracing cloud-native frameworks as they move on from on-premises data infrastructure previously dominated by Hadoop, concludes a survey on the state of data science.

The shift is driven in part by the enterprise transition from merely managing big data to using machine learning and other connected data tools to glean insights in real time, according to the data science survey released this week by Python platform specialist Anaconda Inc. Read more…

This Just In

MapR Academy Delivers New Machine Learning Course, Free and On-Demand

Jul 30, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2018 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading data platform for AI and Analytics, today announced a new, free introductory course from MapR Academy on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). Read more…

MicroStrategy Academic Program Accelerates Analytics Learning at CU Denver School of Business

Jun 18, 2018 |

TYSONS CORNER, Va., June 18, 2018 — MicroStrategy Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of enterprise analytics and mobility software, today announced that the University of Colorado Denver School of Business is participating in the MicroStrategy Academic Program to provide free MicroStrategy software licenses, technical support and training to students in their Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program. Read more…

University of Pittsburgh Leading Meeting on Modeling Complex Systems With AI and Data Science

May 22, 2018 |

May 22, 2018 — At every scale, in every domain, from intracellular molecular signaling pathways to global carbon emissions, we need to model complicated systems and their interactions.

Modeling is difficult work, but new technologies from artificial intelligence and data science promise to make it easier and more accurate.  Read more…

University of Michigan Researchers Connect Music and Big Data

Apr 23, 2018 |

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 23, 2018 — From digital analysis of Bach sonatas to mining data from crowdsourced compositions, researchers at the University of Michigan are using modern big data techniques to transform how we understand, create and interact with music. Read more…

UMass Amherst Computer Scientist Awarded Grant to Improve Citizen Science, Big Data Analysis

Apr 19, 2018 |

AMHERST, Mass., April 19, 2018 – Computer science researcher Daniel Sheldon at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a five-year, $550,000 faculty early career development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to design and test new mathematical approaches and algorithms to help ecologists and other scientists better use large data sets generated by citizen science projects, animal tracking devices and earth observation instruments, among other goals. Read more…

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