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Future Proofing Data Pipelines

Apr 28, 2021 |

Data pipelines are critical structures for moving data from its source to a destination. For decades, companies have used data pipelines to move information, such as from transactional with analytic systems. Read more…

AI-Powered Drug Development in a Post-COVID World

Apr 19, 2021 |

The developed world is on the cusp of turning the corner in the fight against COVID-19 thanks to the unprecedented effort to rapidly develop and distribute effective vaccines. Now technologists are hoping to take drug development to the next level, and AI will play a big role. Read more…

COVID Data Report Card: Mixed Results for Public Health

Feb 12, 2021 |

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the importance of “following the data” has been emphasized repeatedly, and for good reason: It provides the best chances for us to minimize the harm caused by COVID-19. Read more…

XPRIZE Seeks AI That Balances COVID-19 Containment, Economic Impact

Feb 5, 2021 |

Half a million dollars are up for grabs in the latest XPRIZE competition, which pits dozens of data science teams against one another to find prescriptive models that contain the spread of COVID-19 without strangling the economy. Read more…

Terradepth Prepares to Fish for Subsea Big Data with Robots, Machine Learning

Jan 12, 2021 |

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), more than 80% of the ocean “remains unmapped, unobserved, and unexplored” – despite constituting more than 70% of the planet’s surface. Read more…

News In Brief

UCLA Advances Imaging Microscopy with AI

Apr 8, 2021 |

Biologists have long struggled with the necessity of imaging minute biological processes – such as flowing blood cells or neurons moving through the brain – across long time-scales, as even supercomputers often strain to produce 3D imaging of those processes at longer than a few milliseconds. Read more…

MIT Analytics Reveal How Anti-Maskers Leverage Data Visualization

Mar 16, 2021 |

You’ve probably seen them: the Facebook posts from a relative or a friend of a friend claiming that if you look at the numbers, the pandemic isn’t a big deal, masks don’t work – that kind of thing. Read more…

Data Salaries Get a COVID Bump

Mar 11, 2021 |

Data science and application development skills centered on AI, machine learning and cloud deployments remain in high demand, pushing salaries higher in a pandemic year that strained enterprise infrastructure.

According to a salary report released by the career website Dice, average salaries for data and other technologists rose to $97,859 in 2020, a 3.6 percent annual increase. Read more…

DataRobot Introduces AI-Powered Anti-Pandemic Initiative ‘ContagionNET’

Mar 5, 2021 |

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are plummeting, vaccinations are ramping up, and by all appearances, the pandemic generally appears to be waning after a horrifying year. That has a lot of researchers asking a scary question: Read more…

USC’s AI Framework Pushes Back Against COVID-19 Variants

Feb 9, 2021 |

Just when vaccines were approved and began to be distributed, COVID-19’s first troubling variants started to rear their ugly heads. The variants, particularly those from South Africa and the United Kingdom, possess troubling traits like higher infectiousness, higher risks of mortality and greater abilities to evade both natural antibodies and vaccines. Read more…

This Just In

App Allows Citizen Scientists to Map Cicada Patterns for Brood X

May 3, 2021 |

CINCINNATI, May 3, 2021 — After their 17-year hiatus, billions of the Brood X bugs will emerge in early May from underground lairs in a natural cycle that cicadas have followed for thousands of years. Read more…

Stanford Researchers Use AI to Empower Environmental Regulators

Apr 27, 2021 |

April 27, 2021 — Like superheroes capable of seeing through obstacles, environmental regulators may soon wield the power of all-seeing eyes that can identify violators anywhere at any time, according to a new Stanford University-led study. Read more…

Novel Use of 3D Geoinformation to Identify Urban Farming Sites

Apr 19, 2021 |

April 19, 2021 — Urban farming has picked up in scale and sophistication globally in recent years. Several innovative urban farming approaches have been introduced in Singapore, such as rooftop farming, optimisation of land use, the introduction of more greenery into the built environment, and the 30 by 30 vision set by the Singapore Food Agency to target the production of 30 per cent of Singapore’s nutritional needs by 2030. Read more…

OmniSci Announces Opportunities to Accelerate Geospatial, GPU Database Knowledge At GTC 2021

Apr 7, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2021 — OmniSci, a leader in accelerated analytics, has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of GTC 2021, a premier AI conference. Leading OmniSci’s presence at this free virtual event, April 12-16, 2021, will be seminars by OmniSci VP of Product, Venkat Krishnamurthy, Spatial Data Science Practice Lead, Dr. Read more…

Call for Cardiovascular Scientists to Contribute Data to Multinational Platform

Apr 6, 2021 |

April 6, 2021 — The project euCanSHare, funded by the European Union and Canada, has launched the first international platform for sharing cardiovascular data. Implemented by seventeen partners and led by the University of Barcelona and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the project will enable researchers on cardiology to use the platform for data browsing, deposit and analysis. Read more…