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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…

Cloudera and Hortonworks to Merge in $5.2 Billion Deal

Oct 3, 2018 |

Cloudera and Hortonworks, the two leading companies backing Hadoop distributions and fierce head-to-head rivals,  today made the unlikely announcement that they plan to merge, creating a single company under the Cloudera banner that will focus on “edge to AI” Read more…

Which Machine Learning Platform Performs Best?

Mar 19, 2018 |

The advent of automated machine learning platforms has expanded the access and availability of algorithmic interpretation over the past several years. But how do the different machine learning platforms stack up from a performance perspective? Read more…

Jeff Dean Thinks AI Can Solve Grand Challenges–Here’s How

Mar 13, 2018 |

In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering presented 14 Grand Challenges that, if solved, had the potential to radically improve the world. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence – specifically, the advent of deep neural networks — Read more…

Blowing Up Silos In a Big Data World

Mar 6, 2018 |

A startup named data.world is embarking upon a grand experiment to build a collaborative data platform that links together data, people, and their analytic tools. By eradicating data silos and building a social community around data, the firm is betting that it can grease the wheels on insight discovery and unleash a network effect on data. Read more…

News In Brief

UC-Berkeley Expands Data Science 101

Oct 26, 2018 |

It is becoming increasingly obvious to college undergraduates that entering the data science field may be the quickest way to find a job in their field after graduation.

The University of California at Berkeley, long a hotbed for data science and big data innovation, including a growing list of successful spinoffs, reports that undergraduate students are flocking to its new data science major introduced this fall. Read more…

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…

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…

Cloudian Sees $94M for Object Funding

Aug 29, 2018 |

One of Cloudian’s customers has 80 petabytes data under management on Cloudian’s object storage software, which would qualify as “big data” in most people’s dictionaries. Now the San Mateo, California company has another big number to share: Read more…

This Just In

Altius Institute Accelerates Genomics Research with Igneous

Nov 13, 2018 |

SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2018 — Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences selected the Igneous Unstructured Data Management-as-a-Service solution to protect and manage its massive genomic datasets, which are critical to Altius’ mission to pursue discovery at the leading edge of biomedicine. Read more…

Visual Genomes Foundation Starts Exascale Project to Learn Visual DNA From 1M 4K Images

Aug 10, 2018 |

Aug. 10, 2018 — Visual artificial intelligence will take a huge step forward as the Visual Genomes Foundation (VGF) learns and records exabytes of visual DNA features from millions of images. Read more…

Bluebee Introduces BLUEBASE

May 16, 2018 |

May 16, 2018 — Bluebee Corporation announced today the release of BLUEBASE, a complete data management solution designed to transform next-generation sequencing (NGS) and metadata into actionable genomic knowledge with efficiency and clinical-grade security. Read more…

Researchers Publish First Results From Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project

May 15, 2018 |

May 15, 2018 — Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. Read more…

Proscia Inks Agreement to Bring Deep-Learning Technology to Dermatopathology

Mar 15, 2018 |

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2018 — Proscia Inc., creators of AI-powered digital pathology software, today announced it has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with one of the largest dermatopathology labs in the country, signaling Proscia’s entrance into the dermatopathology market and ushering in a new era of digital and computational pathology applied to dermatology. Read more…

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