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Data Regs and Facebook Fines: Dragging Us Toward Better Security

Aug 19, 2019 |

“Be like Facebook.” That was the rallying cry in the early days of the big data boom, when companies were striving to monetize as much data as possible, and Facebook was the poster child of a new breed of company. Read more…

Re-Imagining Big Data in a Post-Hadoop World

Aug 12, 2019 |

In the big data battle for architectural supremacy, the cloud is clearly winning and Hadoop is clearly losing. Customers are shying away from investing in monolithic Hadoop clusters in favor of more nimble (if not less expensive) cloud platforms. Read more…

Big Data Yields Progress in Social Good

Aug 9, 2019 |

In addition to driving profitability and growth for business, big data holds the potential to improve people’s lives in more humanitarian ways. One company that’s doing more than most in this arena is IBM, which last month provided an update on the Science for Social Good initiative that it started three years ago. Read more…

Data Catalogs Seen as Difference Makers in Big Data

Aug 7, 2019 |

You can’t get insights using big data techniques without the data. That much is clear. But where, exactly, is the data you need? Where does it reside, and how can you get access to it? Read more…

AI Ethics Still In Its Infancy

Aug 2, 2019 |

AI is having a moment in the sun. There’s no doubt about that. But despite the trillions in value that AI is expected to bring over the coming years thanks to widespread automation of repetitive tasks through emergent tech like neural networks, there’s a major issue dogging AI: Read more…

News In Brief

U.S., China Jockey for AI ‘Lead’

Aug 19, 2019 |

The U.S. is maintaining its lead in AI development as China hustles and spends to catch up, outpacing its rivals in areas like AI funding, adoption and access to data. Read more…

USF Launches Data Ethics Center

Aug 7, 2019 |

Ethical AI remains a high priority as developers pause to consider the implications of the automation tools they are creating. A more granular approach is being taken by the University of San Francisco’s Data Institute, which is launching a data ethics initiative that seeks to address the misuse of data through education and “civil advocacy.”

The USF Data Institute was founded three years ago to help train the next generation of data scientists. Read more…

New Tool Focuses on Links Within Networks

Jul 23, 2019 |

Community detection algorithms used to evaluate how groups are clustered or partitioned are being used to determined how similar groups tend to either bind closer together or break apart. That capability is critical for data analysts trying to understand the structure of complex networks. Read more…

Utah Rolls Data Network for Smart Highways

Jun 26, 2019 |

If you are sitting in traffic, the road ahead (and all those brake lights) look pretty dumb. Among the potential solutions for smartening up the roadways and boosting the capacity of the nation’s clogged highways is a partnership between Utah’s Department of Transportation and Panasonic Corp. Read more…

Facing Up to Image Fakery

Jun 21, 2019 |

The folks who transformed digital imagery nearly three decades ago with the introduction of Adobe Photoshop are now using deep neural networks to help detect doctored faces and other faked imagery. Read more…

This Just In

Databricks Offers Automation Throughout the End-to-End Data and Machine Learning Lifecycle

Aug 21, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, August 21, 2019 — Databricks, the leader in Unified Analytics and original creators of Apache Spark, today announced that its Unified Analytics Platform now offers automation and augmentation throughout the machine learning lifecycle. Read more…

Capacity Unveils AI Knowledge Sharing Platform to Boost Workplace Productivity

Aug 21, 2019 |

ST. LOUIS, August 21, 2019 — Today, Capacity officially introduced its secure, AI-native knowledge-sharing platform. Designed to meet the expectations of today’s workforce, Capacity is a cloud-based system built on AI that captures, mines and connects organizational knowledge to maximize employee productivity. Read more…

ArangoDB Boosts Multi-Model Database Scalability Across Distributed Environments with Release of ArangoDB 3.5

Aug 21, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO and COLOGNE, Germany, August 21, 2019 – ArangoDB, the leading open source native multi-model database, today announced the GA release of ArangoDB 3.5. ArangoDB 3.5 contains new features that allow its growing customer base to more easily query, secure and search their growing data sets across multiple data models, making database scalability across distributed environments a reality. Read more…

Siren Extends Scope of Platform with AI Functionality

Aug 21, 2019 |

GALWAY, IRELAND, and PHILADELPHIA, August 21, 2019  Siren, an investigative intelligence platform, today announced the release of Siren 10.3. Read more…

H2O.ai Raises $72.5M Led by Goldman Sachs and Ping An to Democratize AI

Aug 20, 2019 |

Mountain View, CA – August 20, 2019 – H2O.ai, the open source leader in artificial intelligence and automatic machine learning for the enterprise, announced it has secured $72.5 million in a Series D round, bringing the total funding to $147 million. Read more…

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