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Inside IBM’s Rejiggered Watson Lineup

Apr 5, 2019 |

Think you know Watson? Think again, as IBM has made extensive changes to the lineup of AI and cognitive products and services that bears the name of its founder. Sumit Gupta, the VP of IBM’s AI, machine learning, and HPC efforts, walks Datanami through the Watson re-positioning. Read more…

Big Data, Big Problems? Responsible Data Management in 2019

Mar 18, 2019 |

If 2018 taught us one thing about data collection, it would be the existence of a distinct and profound line between companies using data for good and those whose business model relies on its exploitation. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Let’s Accept That AI Leadership Is Everywhere

Feb 13, 2019 |

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the new space race, or at least that’s how it’s being perceived in the general population, and being presented by the movers and shakers of this world. Read more…

Three Ways Analytics Impacts the NFL

Feb 1, 2019 |

Fans will hopefully enjoy a ton of action on the field Sunday when the Los Angeles Rams line up against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. But what fans likely won’t see is how analytics is impacting football behind the scenes. Read more…

News In Brief

Startup Trovares Brings HPC to Graph Analytics

Apr 15, 2019 |

A startup launched by HPC veterans is combining supercomputers and graph analytics to forge a new suite of tools for applications ranging from cyber security to scientific research.

Along with the launch of its xGT graph analytics tool, Seattle-based Trovares announced the close of a Series A funding round. Read more…

EU Ethics Rules Seek to Balance AI Risks, Benefits

Apr 12, 2019 |

European regulators continue to take the lead on a range of critical technology policy issues spanning data privacy and, now, “trustworthy” AI.

On the heels of its sweeping General Data Protection Regulation, considered by at least one observer as “the most significant change in privacy law in decades,” the European Union this week unveiled ethics guidelines for “building trust in human-centric AI.”

First and foremost, the EU framework emphasizes human oversight of AI development: Read more…

ScyllaDB Rolls Cloud Database Service

Apr 9, 2019 |

Databases continue to migrate to the cloud with mix results, often requiring customers to choose between the convenience of cloud services and the countervailing costs associated with scaling and performance metrics like low latency. Read more…

Startup MemVerge Combines Memory, Storage

Apr 2, 2019 |

A startup combining persistent memory and data storage has emerged from stealth mode with a platform running on chip maker Intel’s Optane architecture.

MemVerge claims to have invented what it calls “memory-converged infrastructure” that eliminates barriers between memory and storage. Read more…

Booz Allen Gives Government a Deep Learning Edge

Mar 28, 2019 |

The latest breakthroughs in deep learning technology have emanated from places like Silicon Valley and Toronto, where Turing Award-winner Geoffrey Hinton did his seminal work. But deep learning applications today are finding their way to Washington D.C., often through the assistance of government contractors like Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH). Read more…

This Just In

Medair Improves Refugee Aid Disbursement Through Analytics Powered by Qlik

Feb 19, 2019 |

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19, 2019 — Medair, an international humanitarian organization, together with Qlik are bringing the power of analytics to enable data-driven decisions in the distribution of aid for refugees in Lebanon. Read more…

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…

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