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Big Data Career Notes: March 2021 Edition

Mar 16, 2021 |

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

Experts Disagree on the Utility of Large Language Models

Mar 15, 2021 |Large language models like OpenAI’s GPT-3 and Google Brain’s Switch Transformer have caught the eye of AI experts, who have expressed surprise at the rapid pace of improvement. However, not everybody is jumping onto the bandwagon, and others see significant limitations in the new technology, as well as ethical implications. Read more…

The Chip Shortage Seems To Be Impacting AI Workloads in the Cloud

Mar 12, 2021 |

If you’re finding it harder to get access to GPUs in the cloud to train your AI model, you’re not alone. The combination of a global chip shortage and increased demand for AI model training may be leading to longer wait times for some cloud GPU users. 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…

Digital Twins and AI Keep Industry Flexible During COVID-19

Mar 1, 2021 |

When COVID-19 hit last year, the economic lockdowns impacted entire industries in negative ways. For large industrial processes, such as oil refining or glass manufacturing, the use of digital twins based on AI technology meant the difference between succumbing to the interruptions or rapidly adjusting to the new normal. Read more…

News In Brief

Nvidia’s Jarvis Offers Real-Time Machine Translation

Apr 12, 2021 |

Automated speech recognition services with improved accuracy for enterprise applications are the object of a new batch of pre-trained deep learning models and software from Nvidia aimed at interactive AI conversational services. Read more…

Restoring Supply Chains, Reducing Waste Via Explainable AI

Mar 30, 2021 |

The problem is wasteful supply chains clogged with excess inventory and defective parts. The goal is creating “perfect flow” for manufacturers and retailers to reduce waste running into the hundreds-of-billions dollars annually. Read more…

Fiverr Adds Data Science Recruiting Category

Mar 25, 2021 |

The latest attempt to address the data science skills gaps comes from Fiverr International, a recruiter of freelance technical talent, which unveiled a new vertical segment this week dedicated to data-related skills and services. 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…

The Union of Salesforce, Tableau Yields Hybrid ‘Business Science’

Mar 24, 2021 |

Saleforce’s June 2019 acquisition of Tableau Software gave the cloud-based CRM giant a foothold in the business intelligence visualization market. Nearly two years later, the combination has yielded what looks like a new product category dubbed “business science” that attempts to put data science and AI techniques in the hands of domain experts. Read more…

This Just In

New AI Tool Calculates Materials’ Stress and Strain Based on Photos

Apr 29, 2021 |

April 29, 2021 — Isaac Newton may have met his match.

For centuries, engineers have relied on physical laws — developed by Newton and others — to understand the stresses and strains on the materials they work with. Read more…

Unity Dramatically Reduces AI Training Time, Budgets with Launch of Synthetic Datasets

Apr 19, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2021 — Unity, a leading platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, today announced the availability of Unity Computer Vision Datasets aimed to reduce the cost of developing computer vision applications, and more quickly train AI for the Manufacturing, Retail, and Security industries. Read more… Secures $5M Funding Round for Cloud-Based Supply Chain Integration

Apr 16, 2021 |

PHILADELPHIA, April 16, 2021 —, a cloud-based supply chain integration platform that connects the industry’s best-in-class tools and trading partners to create data visibility across systems, announced today that the company has completed a $5 million funding round, led by Grand Ventures and Mercury. Read more…

Riffyn Launches Nexus v4.2 to Strengthen Data Integrity for Biotech Product Development

Apr 12, 2021 |

OAKLAND, Calif., April 12, 2021 — Riffyn’s leading cloud-based process data system for Intelligent Process Development has been upgraded with more powerful capabilities. The new features in Riffyn Nexus v4.2 enable customers to validate data real-time at a large scale with the ability to trace the root cause of an anomaly. Read more…

Yokogawa Selects C3 AI Suite to Enhance Enterprise AI Applications

Apr 12, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., and TOKYO, April 12, 2021 — C3 AI (NYSE: AI) and Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) (“Yokogawa”) today announce that Yokogawa has selected the C3AI Suite as a platform to enhance enterprise AI applications and complement its digital transformation solutions and services for industrial customers. Read more…