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How Data Science Is Fighting the Flint Water Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 |

The Flint water crisis is one of the defining environmental crises of our era. Headlines describing poisoned children across one of America’s classic manufacturing cities seized the country’s attention, forcing policy-makers to confront the issue at a high level (and even featuring in two presidential debates in 2016). Read more…

As COVID-19 Upends Life, Internet Apps Struggle with Load

Mar 25, 2020 |

Large swaths of the world’s population have been locked down in an unprecedented attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. People have responded by working, playing, and learning from home through telecommuting and distance learning applications, which has triggered an unparalleled surge in Internet traffic in recent days. Read more…

New Law Firm Tackles AI Liability

Mar 19, 2020 |

If you’re not concerned about the potential legal liability from using AI, then you’re not paying attention. That’s the message from Andrew Burt, one of the founders of BNH.ai, a boutique law firm that’s dedicated to advising clients on the legal pitfalls of embracing AI. Read more…

AI Called on to Mine Massive Coronavirus Dataset, CORD-19

Mar 18, 2020 |

Working with a coalition of government, academic, and industry leaders, the White House this week released COVID-19 Open Research Data (CORD-19), a massive collection of 29,000 scholarly articles about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read more…

Yes, You Can Do AI Without Sacrificing Privacy

Mar 17, 2020 |

In general, the more data you have, the better your machine learning model is going to be. But stockpiling vast amounts of data also carries a certain privacy, security, and regulatory risks. Read more…

News In Brief

Dremio Preps for Growth with $70M in the Bank

Mar 26, 2020 |

In the midst of an unprecedented viral pandemic and the threat of a major economic recession, data middleman Dremio provided the rare bit of good news when it announced today that it raised $70 million in venture capital to fund its ongoing growth. Read more…

Data Scientists Predict COVID-19’s Urban Impact

Mar 25, 2020 |

How will COVID-19 impact vulnerable populations, like the elderly and folks with preexisting conditions? The folks at RS-21, a data science consultancy based in New Mexico, assembled relevant data sets into an interactive map that allows users to explore where the most vulnerable among us live across 13 American cities. Read more…

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. Read more…

Aerospike Adopts Cloud Native Standards with Cloud Offering

Mar 24, 2020 |

Organizations that want the benefit of a high-performance NoSQL database but don’t want to spend a lot of time managing it may want to check out the new Aerospike Cloud, which features a Kubernetes operator and other cloud components from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Read more…

Google Launches TensorFlow Quantum

Mar 9, 2020 |

The worlds of quantum computing and machine learning are coming together with TensorFlow Quantum (TFQ), a new library unveiled today by Google.

Google has been one of the leaders in the emerging field of quantum computing, where computers are able to manipulate multiple qubits, compared to the binary bits that regular computers can use. Read more…

This Just In

Humio Raises $20M and Announces its Unlimited Ingest for the Cloud Plan

Mar 27, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2020. Humio announced it has raised a $20 million Series B investment led by Dell Technologies Capital, with participation from existing investor, Accel. Read more…

Cloudera Announces Winners of 2020 Partner Awards

Mar 27, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 27, 2020 —Cloudera announced the winners of the 2020 Cloudera Partner Awards. These awards recognize Cloudera partners who are dedicated to providing an enterprise data cloud and enabling customers to say yes to analytic function on any cloud, from on-premises to public and hybrid clouds. Read more…

Spectra Logic Announces SpectraLIVE, a Virtual Conference and Executive Meeting Program

Mar 26, 2020 |

BOULDER, Colo., March 26, 2020 — Spectra Logic, provider of data storage and data management solutions,  announced that it will provide customers and partners with several virtual opportunities to connect and engage with Spectra leadership and product managers during this unique time of global uncertainty. Read more…

Unravel Data Earns Certification for Cloudera Data Platform

Mar 26, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 26, 2020– Unravel Data announced that it has been certified on the Cloudera Data Platform. Cloudera Data Platform manages data in any environment, including multiple public clouds, bare metal deployments, private clouds and hybrid clouds. Read more…

C3.ai, Microsoft, and Leading Universities Launch C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute

Mar 26, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., REDMOND, Wash., URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., and BERKLEY, Calif., March 26, 2020 – C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC announced two major initiatives: Read more…

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