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The Humanity in Artificial Intelligence

Aug 8, 2018 |

Fred Rogers of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood shared that his mother would say, in times of crisis, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”

This advice holds true when looking at the potential for artificial intelligence to change the world.  Read more…

The Future of Storage: Software

Aug 3, 2018 |

In the previous story in this series, we looked at innovations occurring in storage hardware. Now it’s time to turn our attention to what’s going on in storage software, where innovation continues to push the boundaries of what is possible. Read more…

Water Co. Exploring Use of ML to Detect Quality Issues

Jul 30, 2018 |

Everybody expects to have clean drinking water. But as the lead crises in Michigan has shown, that’s not always the case. Now American Water, the largest publicly traded water company in the country, is actively researching the use of machine learning and real-time streaming data technology to detect and identify potentially harmful chemical signatures in its surface drinking water supply. Read more…

The Tipping Point for Artificial Intelligence

Jul 20, 2018 |

Artificial intelligence is at a critical point in its evolution.

Over the last 500 years, human knowledge and intelligence has originated from evolution, experience, culture, and computers. In the not-so-distant future, most of the knowledge in the world is going to be extracted by machines and will reside in machines. Read more…

The Pain of Watching AI Become A Pawn in the Geopolitical Fray

Jul 17, 2018 |

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been a predominantly transnational phenomenon for most of this decade.

Radical cross-border openness has been a central driver of the AI revolution. One of the primary factors stimulating advances in AI research, commercialization, and adoption has been the growing open-source stack of data analytics platforms and tools. Read more…

News In Brief

China Ahead on AI Strategy, Behind on Data Access

Jul 30, 2018 |

Policy makers continue to bemoan the fact that the U.S., unlike its economic rivals, lacks a coherent government strategy for accelerating AI development and adoption. While the Trump administration has taken some early steps toward forging a strategy based on coordinating federal and industry research, critics argue that further delays place the U.S. Read more…

MapD’s GPU-Powered Database Now Available in Google Cloud’s Marketplace

Jul 19, 2018 |

GPU-powered database pioneer MapD Technologies today announced that customers can now get its software through the Google Cloud Launcher, the online marketplace for Google Cloud Platform. The news comes on the heals of a major version 4.0 launch, which adds more geospatial capabilities. Read more…

California’s New Data Privacy Law Takes Effect in 2020

Jul 6, 2018 |

California Governor Jerry Brown last week signed one of the toughest data privacy laws in the nation. The new law, California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, has been compared to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and goes into effect in 2020. Read more…

Microsoft Transfers U.S. Map Data to GitHub

Jun 29, 2018 |

Microsoft, which reaffirmed its commitment to open source software development with its blockbuster acquisition of the GitHub project collaboration platform earlier this month, is releasing a huge trove of street mapping image to GitHub. Read more…

NASA Lab Looks to Spur AI Development

Jun 27, 2018 |

A NASA laboratory is working with Google, Intel and other industry heavyweights to launch applied AI technologies into space.

The space agency’s Frontier Development Lab is targeting four space applications that would use AI and machine learning technologies, including improved prediction of space weather and accelerating the discovery of exoplanets. Read more…

This Just In

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…

WSO2 Delivers Platform-Wide Support for GDPR with New Product Developments

Apr 5, 2018 |

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 5, 2018 — Time is running out to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect May 2018. Mandated by the European Parliament and European Union (EU) Council, the regulation is aimed at harmonizing data privacy laws across Europe to protect all data belonging to citizens and residents. Read more…

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