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Does Open Source Boost Security? Hortonworks Says Yes

Jun 19, 2018 |

Organizations are best served security-wise if they favor and adopt open source technology — especially enterprise open source — over proprietary alternatives, according to Hortonworks. However, not everybody agrees that open source software intrinsically is more secure. Read more…

Can Blockchain Help ML and AI?

Jun 13, 2018 |

It can be difficult not to get caught up in the hype surrounding blockchain and cryptocurrencies, such as the notoriously volatile Bitcoin. “They will completely revolutionize the world!” (or so we’re told). Read more…

How AI Boosts Human Expertise at Wolters Kluwer

Jun 6, 2018 |

On balance, there will be some jobs lost to artificial intelligence, and you can also expect AI to create other jobs. But at the global information services company Wolters Kluwer, AI is being infused into expert systems in a bid to augment lawyers, accountants, and other professionals with superior decision-making abilities. Read more…

Project Hydrogen Unites Apache Spark with DL Frameworks

Jun 5, 2018 |

The folks behind Apache Spark today unveiled Project Hydrogen, a new endeavor that aims to eliminate barriers preventing organizations from using Spark with deep learning frameworks like TensorFlow and MXnet. Read more…

How 3 Startups Are Tackling Machine Learning Challenges

Jun 4, 2018 |

Machine learning is the secret sauce that allows us to use computers to automate tasks in powerful new ways. However, there are a lot of steps that must go right for the ML to work: Read more…

News In Brief

Drug Discovery Partnership Focuses on Deep Learning

Jun 11, 2018 |

Deep learning approaches continue to make inroads in medical applications such as drug discovery. Those AI applications are, in turn, creating partnerships among researchers seeking to accelerate medicinal breakthroughs.

The latest collaboration was reported on Monday (June 11) by Insilico Medicine, which announced a “strategic investment” by venture funding arm of China’s WuXi Aptec, the drug and medical devices developer. Read more…

Apache Flink Gets An SQL Client

May 29, 2018 |

The latest release of the Apache Flink framework introduces the capability to execute exploratory SQL queries on data streams from a new SQL client, which will open the processing framework to a new class of users. Read more…

Intel Adopts ‘Holistic’ Approach to AI

May 23, 2018 |

A developers’ conference is generally regarded as an indication the host company is all-in on a particular technology. Intel Corp.’s inaugural AI DevCon highlights its strategy of moving beyond its dominant position in the server and other processor markets to focus on “the AI-driven future of computing.”

The two-day event in San Francisco focused on forging a “holistic” Read more…

Google Cloud Adds Cask Data

May 22, 2018 |

Leading cloud providers continue to snap up analytics startups with an eye toward expanding access to big data technologies. Cask Data, developers of an application platform that among other things integrates Hadoop and Apache Spark, is the latest acquisition by Google Cloud, which earlier this month bought cloud migration specialist Velostrata. Read more…

Deep Learning Shows Promise in Screening CT Scans

Apr 30, 2018 |

Healthcare applications for AI continue to emerge, including vetted algorithms used as diagnostic tools for analyzing medical imagery to spot critical abnormalities.

AI startup Qure.ai said a clinical validation study involving 21,000 patients found that its algorithm could help accurately identify internal bleeding, fractures or other trauma in head CT scans. Read more…

This Just In

WuXi AppTec Leads Strategic Investment in Insilico Medicine

Jun 11, 2018 |

BALTIMORE and SHANGHAIJune 11, 2018 — Insilico Medicine, a Baltimore-based next-generation artificial intelligence company specialized in the application of deep learning for target identification, drug discovery and aging research, announces the completion of a strategic round of funding led by WuXi AppTec’s Corporate Venture Fund.  Read more…

HealthCore Announces First-Time Direct Access to its Research Data

May 29, 2018 |

WILMINGTON, Del., May 29, 2018 — Life sciences companies can – for the first time – access one of the largest commercially insured population databases in the United States and find answers faster and more cost-effectively to questions, including whether they’re targeting the right populations for clinical trials, with the launch of HealthCore’s integrated database through Boston Health Economics’ Instant Health Data platform. Read more…

EY Announces Siva Namasivayam of SCIOInspire Is an Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Award Finalist in New York

May 18, 2018 |

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.May 18, 2018 — EY announced yesterday that Siva Namasivayam, chief executive officer of SCIOInspire, Corp., dba SCIO Health Analytics is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2018 Award in the New York region. Read more…

Glassbeam Signs up Browns Medical Imaging as a Strategic Partner for Healthcare Market

May 2, 2018 |

SANTA CLARA, Calif.May 2, 2018 — Glassbeam, Inc., a premier machine data analytics company, announced today it has signed up Browns Medical Imaging (BMI) as a strategic partner and reseller for healthcare market. Read more…

Virtual 24/7 Health Advice Service Becomes a Reality for babylon with DataStax

Apr 10, 2018 |

LONDON, UK, April 10, 2018 – Getting a doctor consultation at a time that suits you can be incredibly difficult, especially at short notice. Using new technologies and artificial intelligence, babylon provides users with constant access to virtual consultations with doctors and health care professionals via text, video messaging and AI technology, based on DataStax Enterprise.  Read more…

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