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Does the U.S. Have a Case of GDPR Envy?

May 22, 2019 |

Research indicates European citizens are generally happy with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the landmark data privacy law that went into effect a year ago from Saturday. But folks in the United States have largely been left out of the regulatory extravaganza, leaving some to wonder when the exploitation of American citizens’ Read more…

GDPR’s Impact One Year Later

May 16, 2019 |

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) granted Europeans unprecedented rights to control their own data, including the controversial “right to be forgotten.” The GDPR has been in effect for a year now, but what’s been the overall impact? Read more…

Only Intelligent Data Can Power Artificial Intelligence

May 9, 2019 |

Our rapidly growing mastery of artificial intelligence has the potential to address society’s thorniest problems. But time and again, AI-powered projects have failed the test of fairness as algorithms have amplified the social, ethnic, and gender biases inherent in their data. Read more…

How Modeling Weather Forecasts Improves Business Decisions

May 8, 2019 |

There’s no denying that weather forecasts have gotten better, which has given millions of people and businesses the ability to make better plans. However, weather forecasts are still not perfect, and that creates a gray area. Read more…

Data Pipeline Automation: The Next Step Forward in DataOps

Apr 24, 2019 |

The industry has largely settled on the notion of a data pipeline as a means of encapsulating the engineering work that goes into collecting, transforming, and preparing data for downstream advanced analytics and machine learning workloads. Read more…

News In Brief

VC Funding for AI Slows, But Don’t Expect Another AI Winter Just Yet

May 29, 2019 |

AI firms attracted a record $9.33 billion in investments from venture capital firms in 2018, which was nearly a 10% increase from 2017. So far this year, AI funding has dipped a bit, but that doesn’t mean another AI winter is coming. Read more…

ScyllaDB Gives Cohabitation of OLAP and OLTP A Shot

May 14, 2019 |

ScyllaDB today announced the availability of a new feature of its Apache Cassandra-compatible database called “workload prioritization” that it says will eliminate the need for organizations to maintain separate database clusters for analytical and transactional applications. Read more…

AI Enlisted Air Combat Training

May 13, 2019 |

Despite the billions of dollars invested in front-line fighter aircraft, there has been little actual close-range air combat—so-called dogfights—since the Gulf War of the early 1990s.

Nevertheless, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is using the aerial dogfight scenario to leverage AI as a way of improving the interface between pilot and extremely fast-moving machines. Read more…

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…

This Just In

Dataiku Launches Initiative to Bring AI to Non-Profit Organizations

Jun 14, 2019 |

NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 — Dataiku, one of the world’s leading Enterprise AI and machine learning platforms, today announced its new initiative aimed at putting AI tools and skills behind non-profit causes, called Ikig.ai. Read more…

Databricks and Booz Allen Team to Bring Unified Analytics to US Government Clients

Jun 12, 2019 |

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2019 — Databricks, the leader in Unified Analytics and founded by the original creators of Apache Spark, and Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of machine learning services to the U.S. Read more…

Sumo Logic Achieves FedRAMP Ready Milestone

Jun 11, 2019 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2019 – Sumo Logic announced it has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Ready designation and is now listed in the FedRAMP Marketplace for federal agencies and government contractors. Read more…

Esri Software Powers Location Intelligence in Microsoft’s Defense System Demo

Jun 7, 2019 |

REDLANDS, Calif., June 7, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in location intelligence, today announced that Microsoft’s Tactical Edge Platform will use Esri’s ArcGIS Enterprise to give its Microsoft Azure and Azure Cognitive Services a geographic context through Esri’s advanced mapping and spatial analytics technology. Read more…

Esri Partners with E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation to Establish Half-Earth Project Conservation Priorities

Jun 7, 2019 |

REDLANDS, Calif., June 7, 2019 — Esri, the global leader in geographic information system (GIS) technology, today announced its partnership with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation and will be providing the mapping and analytics capabilities of the ArcGIS platform to the foundation’s Half-Earth Project. Read more…

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