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Mining New Opportunities in Text Analytics

Oct 9, 2018 |

Words. They’re piling up at an enormous rate, but what do they all mean? According to text analytics experts, in the rush to utilize AI, companies are missing the opportunity to use well-established techniques to harness the meanings, trends, and human emotions embodied in all those words, and in the process become a contextually driven enterprise. Read more…

Deep Learning Is Great, But Use Cases Remain Narrow

Oct 3, 2018 |

Deep learning is all the rage these days, and is driving a surge in interest around artificial intelligence. However, despite the advantages that deep neural networks can bring for certain applications, the actual use cases for deep learning in the real world remain narrow, as traditional machine learning methods continue to lead the way. Read more…

From Big Guns to Big Data: US Navy Looks to Tech for Advantages

Sep 21, 2018 |

For decades, the US Navy’s measure of success was its capability to hit a moving target at sea better than the other guy. But today, the $142-billion organization considers its ability to innovate with big data and AI as key aspects of its mission, and those capabilities will be the central theme of its HACKtheMACHINE event this weekend in Seattle, Washington. Read more…

Improving Your Odds with Data Science Hiring

Sep 17, 2018 |

If you’re in the market to hire a data scientist, good luck. Demand continues to outpace supply thanks to the unique abilities of data scientists and businesses’ desire to be data-driven. Read more…

Five Things to Consider as Strata Kicks Off

Sep 11, 2018 |

Today marks the start of the fall Strata Data Conference in New York City, which has traditionally been the big data community’s biggest show of the year. It’s been a wild ride for the big data crowd in 2018, one that’s brought its share of highs and lows. Read more…

News In Brief

DARPA Embraces ‘Common Sense’ Approach to AI

Oct 22, 2018 |

The Pentagon’s top research agency is focusing its considerable AI efforts on the interim stage of machine intelligence between “narrow” and “general” AI.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which announced a multi-year $2 billion “AI Next” “campaign last month, is tightening its focus on teaching machine “common sense” reasoning. Read more…

Samsung Buys Network Analytics Startup

Oct 18, 2018 |

Looking to build up its AI portfolio, Samsung Electronics said it is acquiring Spain’s Zhilabs as it charts its transition to 5G wireless networks supporting Internet of Things devices with the Spanish company’s AI-based network and service analytics. Read more…

Google Extends BigQuery Reach Across Europe

Oct 10, 2018 |

Google Cloud is extending the reach of its BigQuery data warehouse deeper into Europe, enabling users to store data and perform analytics in the countries where they operate.

Regional availability of data storage and analytics was introduced in London this week with a phased rollout across Europe scheduled for later in the year, Google announced during a company event in the British capital on Wednesday (Oct. Read more…

Nvidia Platform Pushes GPUs into Machine Learning, High Performance Data Analytics

Oct 10, 2018 |

GPU leader Nvidia, generally associated with deep learning, autonomous vehicles and other higher-end AI-related workloads (and gaming, of course), is mounting an open source end-to-end GPU acceleration platform and ecosystem directed at machine learning and data analytics, domains heretofore within the CPU realm. Read more…

New Teradata Focuses on Answers, Not Analytics

Oct 9, 2018 |

Teradata shook up its 39-year-old business this week with a new logo, a new global headquarters, a new suite of software, and a promise to deliver “answers” to customers, not more analytics. Read more…

This Just In

Esri Achieves FedRAMP Authorization for Cross-Cloud Location Intelligence

Jul 9, 2018 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 9, 2018 — Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, today announced ArcGIS Online has been granted an authority to operate by the United States Department of the Interior (US DOI) as a secure platform to deliver cloud-based spatial analytics services to the U.S. Read more…

Policy Arm of ACM Calls on Congress to Enact Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Protections

Jul 2, 2018 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 2, 2018 – The Association for Computing Machinery’s US Technology Policy Committee (USACM) today made detailed recommendations to Congress for protecting personal privacy in the wake of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica controversy.  Read more…

Qlik and the United Nations Expand Joint Analytics Initiatives That Enhance Sustainability

Jun 5, 2018 |

RADNOR, Pa., June 5, 2018 — Qlik, a leader in data analytics, today announced the expansion of its existing strategic partnership with the United Nations to deliver critical and actionable analytics insights to positively effect global sustainability and humanitarian efforts. Read more…

ALCF Data Science Program Seeks Proposals for Data and Learning Projects

Apr 27, 2018 |

April 27, 2018 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF), a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, is now accepting proposals for the ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). Read more…

WSO2 Delivers Platform-Wide Support for GDPR with New Product Developments

Apr 5, 2018 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5, 2018 — Time is running out to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect May 2018. Mandated by the European Parliament and European Union (EU) Council, the regulation is aimed at harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe to protect all data belonging to citizens and residents. Read more…

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