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A Dozen Questions for Databricks CTO Matei Zaharia

Matei Zaharia is a very busy man. When he’s not helping to shape the future of Databricks as its CTO, he is helping to shape the future of computer science as an assistant professor at Stanford University.  He also fi Read more…

Esri Puts Federal Climate Change Action on the Map

What is the Federal Government doing about climate change? Quite a bit, it turns out, but nothing tells a story quite like a map, which is why the Feds are using geospatial information systems from Esri to track the chan Read more…

Europe’s New AI Act Puts Ethics In the Spotlight

AI ethics issues such as bias, transparency, and explainability are gaining new importance as the European Union marches towards implementation of the AI Act, which would effectively regulate the use of AI and machine le Read more…

Big Graph Workloads Need Big Cloud Hardware, Katana Graph Says

According to Gartner, graph technologies will be used in 80% of data and analytics innovations by 2025, a significant increase from the 10% used in 2021. One of the companies hoping to capture a piece of this booming mar Read more…

Meet Andrew Ng, a 2022 Datanami Person to Watch

Andrew Ng is one of the most influential individuals in big data and AI. He's also one of the busiest, with stints at Google and Baidu, not to mention co-founding Coursera and his latest ventures, Landing AI and DeepLear Read more…

News In Brief

Databricks Scores ACM SIGMOD Awards for Spark and Photon

Databricks announced it has won two awards at the ACM SIGMOD (Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group in the Management of Data) Conference in Philadelphia. Apache Spark was awarded the SIGMOD Sy Read more…

Coursera Report Ranks Global Skills in Business, Tech, and Data Science

Coursera has released its latest Global Skills Report, sharing key insights for business skills and technology skills in both the U.S. and worldwide. The report names the acceleration of digital transformation, inflation Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: May 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…

MIT Advances Unsupervised Computer Vision with ‘STEGO’

Training machine learning models often means working with labeled data. For computer vision tasks, this might look, for instance, like an hour of camera footage from a car, meticulously sectioned by humans to designate r Read more…

SalesForce Taps LLM for Programming Boost with CodeGen

Large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3 are capturing the imaginations of data scientists around the world, thanks to their advanced capability to understand and generate text. Now researchers at Salesforce have leverage Read more…

This Just In

Researchers in Korea Develop Novel Multi-Modal Image Retrieval System

Nov 8, 2022 |

Nov. 8, 2022 — Sifting through large amounts of data available on the internet is a difficult task. Recently, researchers from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in Korea developed a bi-modal image retrieval system that takes both image and text as the input query to extract the desired image from a database. Read more…

University of Wisconsin-Madison and edX Launch Business MicroMasters Program

Nov 8, 2022 |

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and MADISON, Wis., Nov. 8, 2022 — edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U, Inc., today announced the launch of a new Micromasters program, Business: Read more…

Cloud Native Computing Foundation Reveals 2022 Community Awards Winners

Oct 28, 2022 |

DETROITOct. 28, 2022 —  The Cloud Native Computing Foundation(CNCF), which builds sustainable ecosystems for cloud native software, today announced the winners of the sixth annual CNCF Community Awards. Read more…

Project Co-led at LLNL Looks to Improve Visualization of Largescale Datasets

Oct 28, 2022 |

Oct. 28, 2022 — Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers are starting work on a three-year project aimed at improving methods for visual analysis of large heterogeneous data sets as part of a recent Department of Energy funding opportunity. Read more…

Schmidt Futures Announces UCSD as Partner of $148M Initiative Accelerating Scientific AI Use

Oct 27, 2022 |

Oct. 27, 2022 — The University of California San Diego has been selected to join the Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, a program of Schmidt Futures, to accelerate the next scientific revolution by applying AI to research in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Read more…

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