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Digital Agriculture Program Yields Promising Prospects

Nov 19, 2019 |

The Center for Digital Agriculture (CDA) was initiated one year ago with a $2 million investment from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Its official kick-off was held back-to-back with the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Industry Conference, October 7-10, 2019. Read more…

SAP Seeks RPA Bot Breakthrough, But Will Workflows Cooperate?

Oct 11, 2019 |

The concept is simple enough: Use robotic process automation (RPA) bots trained with machine learning to do the digital busy work of humans, such as approving invoices. SAP already has a product that ostensibly does that, and now it’s hoping to make it even better through the application of user behavior mining and machine learning. Read more…

Are We Asking Too Much from Citizen Data Scientists?

Sep 9, 2019 |

Anybody who has tried hiring a data scientist can attest to the fact that we’re in the midst of a skills crunch of epic proportion. Cutthroat competition and sky high salaries are just two signs of the considerable lack of available data science talent. Read more…

Is Python Strangling R to Death?

Aug 15, 2019 |

As programming languages go, there’s no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python’s fame coming at the expense of R? Read more…

Big Data Yields Progress in Social Good

Aug 9, 2019 |

In addition to driving profitability and growth for business, big data holds the potential to improve people’s lives in more humanitarian ways. One company that’s doing more than most in this arena is IBM, which last month provided an update on the Science for Social Good initiative that it started three years ago. Read more…

News In Brief

The Amazon is Burning, and New Analytics Tell the Story

Oct 18, 2019 |

The Amazon is burning. “Earth’s lungs” have been ablaze throughout 2019, and the dramatic extent of the fires has caught the world’s attention by storm. Still, many are left wondering what is to blame – and what can be done. Read more…

Synthetic Data Market Gets Real

Oct 14, 2019 |

A growing list of data privacy regulations along with demand for better training data is spawning new AI-based approaches to managing “personally identifiable” information, including “synthetic” data sets that remove personal information covered by current and pending privacy rules. Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Oct 8, 2019 |

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

GitHub Hardens Supply Chain with a Query Engine

Sep 20, 2019 |

The GitHub code repository hosting service has moved to shore up its supply chain with a deal to acquire Semmle, creator of a semantic code analysis engine that allows developers to scan large codebases for vulnerabilities. Read more…

Data Startup Aims to Make S3 ‘Work Like Dropbox’

Sep 19, 2019 |

Quilt Data emerged from stealth today with a new service that aims to make S3 work more like Dropbox, the handy file sharing service. For about $500 per month, Quilt Data allows teams to securely large share files that are too big to distribute via FTP or Web archives, and simultaneously get visibility into the contents of the file through its preview feature. Read more…

This Just In

NFL Launches Second Annual Big Data Bowl Competition

Oct 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, Oct. 14, 2019 – The NFL today announced the launch of the second annual Big Data Bowl, calling on college students and experts to devise innovative approaches to analyzing rushing plays. Read more…

H2O.ai Announces Additional Speakers for H2O World New York 2019

Oct 14, 2019 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 14, 2019 – H2O.ai, the open source leader in AI and machine learning, today announced the latest additions to the speaker lineup for H2O World New York 2019, the premier AI community event that brings together data scientists, business leaders and technical executives across multiple industries to discuss the latest trends in AI and machine learning. Read more…

Alteryx Acquires Feature Labs to Advance Machine Learning for the Enterprise

Oct 7, 2019 |

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019—Alteryx, Inc., revolutionizing business through data science and analytics, today announced that it has acquired Feature Labs, a data science software company launched out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that automates feature engineering for machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. Read more…

Iguazio Expands Serverless to Scale-out Machine Learning and Analytics Workloads

Oct 7, 2019 |

NEW YORK, Oct. 7, 2019 – Iguazio, the Data Science Platform for automating machine learning pipelines, today announced Nuclio ML Functions, broadening the serverless capabilities of Iguazio’s Data Science Platform for scalable machine learning training and data preparation. Read more…

Demystdata to Deliver Real-Time Access to Thousands of Premium Datasets on Snowflake Data Exchange

Sep 25, 2019 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., September 24, 2019 – Snowflake, the data warehouse built for the cloud, today announced DemystData has been selected to help empower users on the Snowflake Data Exchange. Read more…

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