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Which Programming Language Is Best for Big Data?

Feb 12, 2018 |

Nothing is quite so personal for programmers as what language they use. Why a data scientist, engineer, or application developer picks one over the other has as much to do with personal preference and their employers’ Read more…

AI Definitions: Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning vs. Cognitive Computing vs. Robotics vs. Strong AI….

Jan 23, 2018 |

AI is the compelling topic of tech conversations du jour, yet within these conversations confusion often reigns – confusion caused by loose use of AI terminology.

The problem is that AI comes in a variety of forms, each one with its own distinct range of capabilities and techniques, and at its own stage of development. Read more…

VC Firms Invest Heavily in AI, Pushing Hype Bubble Bigger

Jan 19, 2018 |

Venture capital firms invested record amounts of money into artificial intelligence last year, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, which tracks global VC investments across all industries. As the hype over AI builds, some wonder when the bubble will pop. Read more…

Are You Really Listening To Your Customers? Use Social Data

Jan 5, 2018 |

What company wouldn’t want access to limitless consumer conversation discussing their brand, competitors, and marketing campaigns? Social media provides a public place for just such conversations, and social listening empowers proactive brand teams to access those vital insights. Read more…

Why 2018 Will Be All About the Data

Jan 4, 2018 |

Since big data roared onto the public stage in 2012, we’ve seen an accelerating pace of technological progress and prowess. Along with it, tech trends have come and gone. Once a rising star, Hadoop is now settling into a supporting data role while AI now soaks up all the attention. Read more…

News In Brief

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

AI, Big Data Are Meshing–and Disrupting

Feb 20, 2018 |

Data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence are widely seen by banks, manufacturers and technology firms are part of a “continuum” as they begin to derive value while girding for growing competition from data-driven startups. Read more…

Inference Emerges As Next AI Challenge

Nov 2, 2017 |

As developers flock to artificial intelligence frameworks in response to the explosion of intelligence machines, training deep learning models has emerged as a priority along with synching them to a growing list of neural and other network designs. Read more…

NSF Doubles Down on Data Science

Oct 30, 2017 |

The National Science Foundation has awarded two grants to the University of California at Berkeley, the first to deepen the theoretical foundations of data science, the second addressing the big data skills gap. Read more…

AMA Launches Data Framework Effort

Oct 17, 2017 |

The American Medical Association is launching a big data initiative intended to forge what it calls a “common data model” currently missing from the health care system.

The Integrated Health Model Initiative seeks to create a “shared framework for organizing health data” Read more…

This Just In

PSSC Labs and Atmospheric Data Solutions Deliver HPC Clusters to Forecast Weather and Reduce Wildfires

Jan 30, 2018 |

LAKE FOREST, Calif.Jan. 30, 2018 — PSSC Labs, a developer of custom High Performance Computing and Big Data computing solutions, in collaboration with Atmospheric Data Solutions (ADS) designs, builds and implements custom High Performance Computing Clusters (HPCC) to assist utility companies as well as public and private agencies in predicting, mitigating and managing risk from severe weather patterns. Read more…

Neural Analytics, Inc. Raises $15 Million in Series B Financing

Jan 9, 2018 |

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2018 — Neural Analytics, Inc., a medical device company developing and commercializing technology to measure, diagnose, and track brain health, today announced that it has raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Alpha Edison. Read more…

GE, Roche Partner to Develop Digital Diagnostics Platform to Improve Oncology and Critical Care Treatment

Jan 8, 2018 |

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2018 — GE Healthcare has entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to jointly develop and co-market digital clinical decision support solutions. Read more…

Nuance and NVIDIA to Advance AI for Radiology

Nov 27, 2017 |

BURLINGTON, Mass., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 –Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that they are working together to bring the power of machine learning to radiologists and data scientists working across the entire healthcare system. Read more…

Optalysys Raises $4 Million to Break Bottlenecks in Genomic Research and Big Data Analysis

Sep 21, 2017 |

GLASSHOUGHTON, WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom and RENO, Nev., Sept. 20, 2017 — Optalysys Ltd. (@Optalysys), a start-up pioneering the development of light-speed optical coprocessors, today announced the company raised 3.95 million U.S. Read more…