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VC Firms Invest Heavily in AI, Pushing Hype Bubble Bigger

Jan 19, 2018 |

Venture capital firms invested record amounts of money into artificial intelligence last year, according to the latest PwC/CB Insights MoneyTree Report, which tracks global VC investments across all industries. As the hype over AI builds, some wonder when the bubble will pop. Read more…

Are You Really Listening To Your Customers? Use Social Data

Jan 5, 2018 |

What company wouldn’t want access to limitless consumer conversation discussing their brand, competitors, and marketing campaigns? Social media provides a public place for just such conversations, and social listening empowers proactive brand teams to access those vital insights. Read more…

Why 2018 Will Be All About the Data

Jan 4, 2018 |

Since big data roared onto the public stage in 2012, we’ve seen an accelerating pace of technological progress and prowess. Along with it, tech trends have come and gone. Once a rising star, Hadoop is now settling into a supporting data role while AI now soaks up all the attention. Read more…

10 Key Big Data Trends That Drove 2017

Dec 13, 2017 |

2017 has come and (almost) gone. It was a memorable year, to be sure, with plenty of drama and unexpected happenings in terms of the technology, the players, and the application of big data and data science. Read more…

Why Deep Learning May Not Be So ‘Deep’ After All

Dec 12, 2017 |

Deep learning has given us tremendous new powers to spot patterns hidden in great globs of data. For some challenges, neural networks can even outperform top human experts. However, despite all the progress the new approach represents and the hope that it will lead us to actual artificial intelligence, there are big limits on the practical application of deep learning. Read more…

News In Brief

Transitioning from Big Data to Discovery: Data Management as a Keystone Analytics Strategy

Apr 10, 2018 |The past 10-15 years has seen a stark rise in the density, size, and diversity of scientific data being generated in every scientific discipline in the world. Key among the sciences has been the explosion of laboratory technologies that generate large amounts of data in life-sciences and healthcare research. Read more…

Bringing Analytics to Time, Space Data

Mar 8, 2018 |

An experimental service unveiled by IBM Research looks to plumb the depths of mounting geospatial and temporal data generated by satellites, drones and sensor networks.

The cloud-based service called Physical Analytics Integrated Data Repository and Services, or PAIRS, Geoscope, seeks to glean insights from a growing roster of geospatial data sources. Read more…

DHS Funds Cyber Data Research

Feb 26, 2018 |

Federal cyber defenders are taking a data-centric approach in their efforts to boost cyber defense research, distributing more than $5.6 million in contracts focused on new ways to collect data on hacking attempts that can eventually be used to counter those threats. Read more…

‘Dual-Use’ AI Poses New Security Threats

Feb 21, 2018 |

While the genie may already be out of the bottle, the rapid growth and broad availability of AI and machine learning technology along with a growing list of development tools is prompting critics to highlight future security concerns and the need to consider upfront the potential for malicious use of the technology. Read more…

AI, Big Data Are Meshing–and Disrupting

Feb 20, 2018 |

Data analytics, big data and artificial intelligence are widely seen by banks, manufacturers and technology firms are part of a “continuum” as they begin to derive value while girding for growing competition from data-driven startups. Read more…

This Just In

Neural Analytics, Inc. Raises $15 Million in Series B Financing

Jan 9, 2018 |

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9, 2018 — Neural Analytics, Inc., a medical device company developing and commercializing technology to measure, diagnose, and track brain health, today announced that it has raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Alpha Edison. Read more…

GE, Roche Partner to Develop Digital Diagnostics Platform to Improve Oncology and Critical Care Treatment

Jan 8, 2018 |

CHICAGO, Jan. 8, 2018 — GE Healthcare has entered into a strategic, long-term partnership with Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) to jointly develop and co-market digital clinical decision support solutions. Read more…

Nuance and NVIDIA to Advance AI for Radiology

Nov 27, 2017 |

BURLINGTON, Mass., and SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 27, 2017 –Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) and NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today announced that they are working together to bring the power of machine learning to radiologists and data scientists working across the entire healthcare system. Read more…

Optalysys Raises $4 Million to Break Bottlenecks in Genomic Research and Big Data Analysis

Sep 21, 2017 |

GLASSHOUGHTON, WEST YORKSHIRE, United Kingdom and RENO, Nev., Sept. 20, 2017 — Optalysys Ltd. (@Optalysys), a start-up pioneering the development of light-speed optical coprocessors, today announced the company raised 3.95 million U.S. Read more…

Cloudian, ScaleMatrix & OnRamp BioInformatics Speed Genomic Data Analysis

Jul 18, 2017 |

SAN MATEO, Calif., July 18, 2017 — Cloudian, Inc., a global leader in enterprise object storage systems, today announced it is working with ScaleMatrix and OnRamp BioInformatics to improve efficiencies of data analysis and storage for life sciences companies focused on human genomics. Read more…

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