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Can AI Find a Cure for COVID-19?

Mar 23, 2020 |

The novel coronavirus has been circulating among humans for barely three months, but several bio-tech firms have already created drugs that target the COVID-19 disease. One of the secret weapons for the fast response is artificial intelligence. Read more…

AI Called on to Mine Massive Coronavirus Dataset, CORD-19

Mar 18, 2020 |

Working with a coalition of government, academic, and industry leaders, the White House this week released COVID-19 Open Research Data (CORD-19), a massive collection of 29,000 scholarly articles about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read more…

Tracking the Spread of Coronavirus with Graph Databases

Mar 12, 2020 |

In the midst of a global pandemic, big data technologies like graph databases are demonstrating a remarkable capability to model complex interactions among groups of people and places, as well as the trains, planes, and automobiles that take them there. Read more…

ML and BI Are Coming Together, Gartner Says

Feb 13, 2020 |

The convergence of machine learning and business intelligence is upon us, as BI tool makers increasingly are exposing ML capabilities to users, and users are performing ML activities in their BI tools. Read more…

Explaining the Australian Bushfires with Deep Learning

Jan 10, 2020 |

For months, Australia has been ravaged by bushfires. These massive fires, fueled by lengthy droughts and high temperatures, have caught the world’s attention as lives have been lost and entire towns have been evacuated. Read more…

News In Brief

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. Read more…

Balancing Hard Data, Panic to Combat Pandemic

Mar 19, 2020 |

The early success of South Korea and Taiwan in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus has underscored the necessity for a top-down, data-driven approach in which tech-savvy officials, prepared after earlier Asian epidemics, applied their know-how to mitigate a public health crisis. Read more…

Data Firms Offer Free Access for COVID-19 Research

Mar 17, 2020 |

Where oh where in all that Big Data are the patterns and insights that might lead to a vaccine against the scourge of COVID-19?

A growing list of data analytics vendors are assisting medical detectives in their search with what amounts to the open source release of proprietary data analytics software. Read more…

AI Algorithm Improves Crop Yield Prediction

Feb 27, 2020 |As climate change puts greater and greater stressors on crops, precision agriculture – which pursues lower inputs and higher yields – is a booming market, poised to reach nearly $13 billion by the late 2020s. Read more…

Saving Penguins with AI

Jan 29, 2020 |

Penguin populations (like those of most adorable animals) are threatened by looming environmental catastrophes, including climate change – but, as in the case of whales, protecting those populations first requires that we understand them and the challenges they are encountering. Read more…

This Just In

Infinidat Crosses 6 Exabyte Milestone for Total Storage Deployed

Feb 26, 2020 |Infinidat Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2020 People to Watch

Feb 24, 2020 |

SAN DIEGO, CALIF., February 24, 2020 – Datanami, the leading publication dedicated to providing insight, analysis, and up-to-the-minute information about emerging trends and solutions in big data, today announced the People to Watch for 2020. Read more…

Study Sheds Light on Why Few Women Pursue Careers in Data Science-Related Field

Feb 21, 2020 |

BOSTONFeb. 21, 2020  — Data science has an image problem—and it’s helping to fuel a critical lack of diversity. Almost 50% of female STEM students perceive data science to be overly theoretical and low impact. Read more…

Qlik Launches Global Datathon Challenge to Develop Solutions for Climate Resiliency

Feb 12, 2020 |

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 12, 2020 — Qlik today announced the launch of its first global Datathon challenge, along with our partner C40 Cities, inviting the students of the world to use Qlik analytics and public data to build solutions to help solve some of the issues at the heart of our current climate crisis in multiple geographies. Read more…

AI Startup Labelbox Closes $25M in Series B Funding

Feb 4, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2020 — Labelbox, the leading training data platform for enterprise machine learning applications, today announced the close of a $25 million Series B funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz with General Partner Peter Levine joining the Labelbox board of directors. Read more…

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