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

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. Now Read more…

AWS Leans on Custom Silicon for Processing Advantage

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 I Read more…

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

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 t Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. But big strides have also been made for those pursuing Read more…

How Data Can Help Optimize COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

We are just weeks away from the first COVID-19 vaccinations being administered to individuals, a remarkable feat of biochemistry and drug development. But with only 40 million doses expected to be available in the United Read more…

News In Brief

Esri Boosts ‘Velocity” of ArcGIS for IoT

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 operat Read more…

Using Genetic Grammar, MIT NLP Model Examines How Viruses Escape

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 underly Read more…

A Virtual Ride Along with John Deere at CES

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 da Read more…

Nature Index Provides AI-Generated Academic Article Summaries

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. The most accessib Read more…

Nvidia Trains GANs With Fewer Images

Nvidia researchers report a new AI model that significantly reduces the amount of data required to train a machine learning framework called generative adversarial networks. In a paper released during this week’s Ne Read more…

This Just In

KX Partners with Databricks to Bring Ultra Real-Time Decision Making to Lakehouse Platform

May 12, 2021 |
May 12, 2021 — KX a worldwide leader in real-time streaming analytics, today announced that it has partnered with Databricks, a data and AI company, to drive business value by unifying all data, analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the growth of ultra-real-time analytics in new market sectors. Read more…

Esri and IBM Team Up to Take on Climate Change with Call for Code

May 11, 2021 |

May 11, 2021 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced it is joining the fourth annual Call for Code Global Challenge. Created by David Clark Cause and launched in partnership with IBM, United Nations Human Rights, and the Linux Foundation, Call for Code is designed to make an immediate and lasting global impact on humanitarian issues, using open-source-powered technology. Read more…

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…

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