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Which Machine Learning Platform Performs Best?

Mar 19, 2018 |

The advent of automated machine learning platforms has expanded the access and availability of algorithmic interpretation over the past several years. But how do the different machine learning platforms stack up from a performance perspective? Read more…

Jeff Dean Thinks AI Can Solve Grand Challenges–Here’s How

Mar 13, 2018 |

In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering presented 14 Grand Challenges that, if solved, had the potential to radically improve the world. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in artificial intelligence – specifically, the advent of deep neural networks — Read more…

Blowing Up Silos In a Big Data World

Mar 6, 2018 |

A startup named data.world is embarking upon a grand experiment to build a collaborative data platform that links together data, people, and their analytic tools. By eradicating data silos and building a social community around data, the firm is betting that it can grease the wheels on insight discovery and unleash a network effect on data. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Python Gains Traction Among Data Scientists

Jul 19, 2018 |

Data scientists have a growing range of options when choosing analytical tools, and a new survey of tool preferences reveals a roughly even split in preferences among the three leading programming languages. Read more…

Tamr Preps for Growth with $18M Round

Jul 11, 2018 |

Tamr today announced that it has raised $18 million in venture capital to help it grow its business, which is focused taking a “machine-driven, human-guided” approach to taming messy data. Read more…

Drug Discovery Partnership Focuses on Deep Learning

Jun 11, 2018 |

Deep learning approaches continue to make inroads in medical applications such as drug discovery. Those AI applications are, in turn, creating partnerships among researchers seeking to accelerate medicinal breakthroughs.

The latest collaboration was reported on Monday (June 11) by Insilico Medicine, which announced a “strategic investment” by venture funding arm of China’s WuXi Aptec, the drug and medical devices developer. Read more…

Intel Adds Memory to Deep Learning for Drug Discovery

May 31, 2018 |

A drug discovery technique called “high content” screening analyzes data in microscopic images used to determine the effects of genetic and chemical treatments on cell cultures. However, the processing-intensive analysis of sets of thousands of pre-defined features can take half a day. Read more…

Intel Adopts ‘Holistic’ Approach to AI

May 23, 2018 |

A developers’ conference is generally regarded as an indication the host company is all-in on a particular technology. Intel Corp.’s inaugural AI DevCon highlights its strategy of moving beyond its dominant position in the server and other processor markets to focus on “the AI-driven future of computing.”

The two-day event in San Francisco focused on forging a “holistic” Read more…

This Just In

Visual Genomes Foundation Starts Exascale Project to Learn Visual DNA From 1M 4K Images

Aug 10, 2018 |

Aug. 10, 2018 — Visual artificial intelligence will take a huge step forward as the Visual Genomes Foundation (VGF) learns and records exabytes of visual DNA features from millions of images. Read more…

Bluebee Introduces BLUEBASE

May 16, 2018 |

May 16, 2018 — Bluebee Corporation announced today the release of BLUEBASE, a complete data management solution designed to transform next-generation sequencing (NGS) and metadata into actionable genomic knowledge with efficiency and clinical-grade security. Read more…

Researchers Publish First Results From Largest Citizen Science Microbiome Project

May 15, 2018 |

May 15, 2018 — Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and collaborators have published the first major results from the American Gut Project, a crowdsourced, global citizen science effort. Read more…

Proscia Inks Agreement to Bring Deep-Learning Technology to Dermatopathology

Mar 15, 2018 |

PHILADELPHIA, March 15, 2018 — Proscia Inc., creators of AI-powered digital pathology software, today announced it has signed a first-of-its-kind agreement with one of the largest dermatopathology labs in the country, signaling Proscia’s entrance into the dermatopathology market and ushering in a new era of digital and computational pathology applied to dermatology. Read more…

TACC, Lamont Observatory Host One of the Largest Earth Sciences Data Collections in the Country

Mar 7, 2018 |

March 7, 2018 — The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is partnering with the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) at Columbia University to host one of the largest data collections for Earth sciences of its type in the country. Read more…

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