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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…

AWS Leans on Custom Silicon for Processing Advantage

Dec 21, 2020 |

You may know Amazon Web Services as a leading provider of public cloud services. But it’s also investing substantial sums into designing its own line of custom chips that can save customers a lot of money compared to Intel X86 and Nvidia GPU processors, for general purpose, as well as analytical and AI workloads

According to Raj Pai, vice president of AWS EC2 product management, tells Datanami that AWS customers will see a 40% price-performance increase when they adopt the sixth-generation EC2 instance, which is powered by a custom-designed Graviton2 processor that’s equipped with 64-bit Arm Neoverse cores. Read more…

Johns Hopkins Launches COVID-19 Mortality Calculator, Aims to Inform Vaccine Prioritization

Dec 18, 2020 |

The first COVID-19 vaccine doses are going out in the United States, predominantly to frontline healthcare workers. Unfortunately, the vaccines are currently extremely limited, meaning that state governments are having to make difficult decisions about the order of vaccination priority. Read more…

News In Brief

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…

Esri Boosts ‘Velocity” of ArcGIS for IoT

Feb 3, 2021 |

Esri, the location intelligence and geospatial analytics specialist, is accelerating its Internet of Things analytics platform as more industries integrate geospatial sensor data and real-time analytics into their operations.

Formerly ArcGIS for IoT, ArcGIS Velocity is promoted as a cloud-native platform for ingesting, processing, visualizing and analyzing real-time geospatial data. Read more…

Using Genetic Grammar, MIT NLP Model Examines How Viruses Escape

Jan 25, 2021 |

As the COVID-19 pandemic crosses the one-year mark, its various mutations are increasingly dominating headlines. Part of this is due to some variants’ increased infectiousness, but much of it also stems from an underlying worry: Read more…

A Virtual Ride Along with John Deere at CES

Jan 13, 2021 |

CES is virtual this year, thanks to the novel coronavirus that doesn’t feel so novel anymore. But that didn’t stop John Deere from showing off its latest farming implements, which are trending heavily towards mass data collection and analysis. Read more…

Nature Index Provides AI-Generated Academic Article Summaries

Dec 16, 2020 |

When publishing an article in a major journal, researchers jump through a near-endless series of hoops to ensure the rigor of their research and the article’s conformity with the style of the journal. Read more…

This Just In

TripleBlind Secures $8.2M Seed Funding, Support for Data Privacy Approach

Mar 1, 2021 |

KANSAS CITY, MO., March 1, 2021 – TripleBlind, creator of a new rapid, efficient and cost-effective data privacy and API-driven virtual exchange solution, announced today it has closed $8.2 million in seed financing led by Dolby Family Ventures with strategic investment from Okta Ventures, NextGen Venture Partners, Operator PartnersWavemaker Three-Sixty Health, AVG Basecamp FundAnorak Ventures, Quiet Capital, Clocktower Technology VenturesParity Responsible Technology Fund and Manresa Ventures. Read more…

New Off-the-Shelf Datasets from Appen Accelerate AI Deployment

Feb 25, 2021 |

SYDNEY and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 25, 2021 — Appen Limited (ASX:APX), a leading provider of high-quality training data for organizations that build effective AI systems at scale, today announced new off-the-shelf (OTS) datasets. Read more…

Natl Lab Collaborates on Robust Data Curation to Drive Innovations for the Department of Energy

Feb 18, 2021 |

C3 AI Releases Comprehensive Enhancements to its Enterprise AI Platform, Applications

Feb 17, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 17, 2021 — C3 AI (NYSE:AI), a leading enterprise AI software provider, has announced the release of major enhancements to its enterprise AI application development platform and AI applications designed to further accelerate digital transformation. Read more…

FogHorn and IBM to Collaborate on Edge-to-Hybrid Cloud Solutions

Feb 9, 2021 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 9, 2021 — FogHorn, a leading developer of edge computing AI software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced plans to collaborate with IBM (NYSE: Read more…