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To Bridge the AI Ethics Gap, We Must First Acknowledge It’s There

Apr 8, 2021 |

Companies are adopting AI solutions at unprecedented rates, but ethical worries continue to dog the roll outs. While there are no established standards for AI ethics, a common set of guidelines is beginning to emerge to help bridge the gap between ethical principles and the AI implementations. Read more…

Can Digital Twins Help Modernize Electric Grids?

Apr 5, 2021 |

Recent failures of electric grids in Texas and California have highlighted the difficulties that energy companies and regulators face in ensuring the delivery of reliable and affordable power while simultaneously switching to less-polluting energy sources. Read more…

State Data Privacy Laws Proliferate as Calls for Federal Guidelines Grow

Mar 10, 2021 |

Virginia is the latest American state to enact a data privacy law, joining states like California, Nevada, and Maine that have passed their own laws. But the passage of Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) caused consternation among business supporters, who argue that a federal data law is needed more than ever to prevent compliance costs from skyrocketing for companies. Read more…

AI Adoption Surges During COVID-19, KPMG Finds. So Do Ethical Concerns

Mar 9, 2021 |

Real-world AI deployments surged over the past year as companies sought to remain competitive during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new study released today by KPMG. However, even as they expanded and accelerated their AI projects, organizations expressed concerns about ethics and bias, and suggested AI might be getting ahead of regulations. Read more…

Looking For An AI Ethicist? Good Luck

Mar 2, 2021 |

As more companies adopt AI, the risks posed by AI are becoming clearer to business leaders. That is driving many companies to hire AI ethicists to help guide them through an ethical minefield. Read more…

News In Brief

ML Scaling Requires Upgraded Data Management Plan

Apr 16, 2021 |

Successful data strategies are built on a foundation of meticulous data management, creating enterprise architectures that “democratize” data access and usage, yielding measurable results from machine learning platforms.

The reality, according to an examination of the emerging “AI organization,” is that few data-driven organizations are able to deliver on their data strategy. Read more…

Big Data Via Connected Cars Hits the Open Road

Apr 8, 2021 |

Data engineers at Purdue University are using a wealth of connected vehicle data to help improve highway safety and efficiency while laying the groundwork for the ultimate edge device, the autonomous vehicle. Read more…

Domo Gets the Lead Out with a ‘Palooza

Mar 24, 2021 |

A year ago, analytics software provider Domo was forced to cancel its annual Domopalozza conference without much warning due to COVID-19. Luckily, the company had more time to put its virtual conference together this year. Read more…

Space-Based Storage Prepares for Launch

Feb 23, 2021 |

Diminishing returns on costly data center investments—facilities already bulging at the seams—are engendering novel architectures for storing data. Early prototypes such as Microsoft’s submersible data center address cooling requirements and reliability issues. Read more…

Analytics Show Facebook Coddling Trump’s Falsehoods

Feb 18, 2021 |

Former president and formerly prolific tweeter Donald Trump has been banned from most major social media sites since the days following the attack on the U.S. Capitol. In the intervening weeks, many of those sites have been forced to grapple with Trump’s extensive litany of falsehoods that were, until the last weeks of his presidency, by and large amplified by their platforms. Read more…

This Just In

Minnesota Department of Transportation Leverages Iteris’ ClearMobility Cloud

Apr 13, 2021 |

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 13, 2021 – Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), a global leader in smart mobility infrastructure management, today announced that the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has launched the first statewide deployment of Iteris’ newly expanded ClearGuide software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, which is now integrated with the Intelligent Roadway Information System (IRIS) open-source advanced traffic management system (ATMS). Read more…

DataCore Announces Swarm Object Storage Software to Help Manage Petabyte-Scale Data

Apr 13, 2021 |

FT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 13, 2021 — DataCore Software today announced global availability of DataCore Swarm object storage software. Swarm is now available through hundreds of channel partners worldwide, completing the company’s portfolio of best-of-breed software-defined storage solutions for block, file, and object—from a single vendor, with award-winning customer support. Read more…

Esri and Trapeze Group Join Forces to Provide Transit Solutions

Apr 12, 2021 |

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, April 12, 2021 — Esri, a leading Geographical Information System (GIS) software provider, and Trapeze Group, the global leader in the transit technology industry, are announcing a strategic collaboration to offer transit agencies integrated solutions that elevate collaboration and productivity among transit agencies, ultimately improving the quality-of-service agencies provide to their communities. Read more…

New UK Fellowship Programme Will Fund 6 Fellows in AI and Data Science to Support Life Science Research

Apr 9, 2021 |

April 9, 2021 — Scientists across Norwich Research Park institutes are part of a major integrated UK research-industry programme led by The Alan Turing Institute, seeking out the best talent in AI and data science, developing bioscience leaders and supporting the UK economy. Read more…

OmniSci Announces Opportunities to Accelerate Geospatial, GPU Database Knowledge At GTC 2021

Apr 7, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2021 — OmniSci, a leader in accelerated analytics, has announced its Platinum Sponsorship of GTC 2021, a premier AI conference. Leading OmniSci’s presence at this free virtual event, April 12-16, 2021, will be seminars by OmniSci VP of Product, Venkat Krishnamurthy, Spatial Data Science Practice Lead, Dr. Read more…