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Rangers Redux: Can Texas Repeat with Data, Analytics, and AI?

Hope springs eternal on Opening Day. Every team starts with a perfect record and dreams of winning the World Series in six months. For the Texas Rangers, defending their championship will require the proper mix of hard w Read more…

Will Gen AI Help the Texas Rangers Win the World Series in ’23?

The Texas Rangers are one of six MLB teams that hasn’t won a World Series. If they win it all this year--and they are currently leading a surprisingly competitive AL West at the season’s midway point with one of the Read more…

Inside the Modern Data Stack

If you’ve heard about something called “the modern data stack,” then you’re not alone. Google returns 489 million results for that search, if that’s a measure of anything anymore. While the modern data stack do Read more…

March Madness Brings Out the Analytics

The luck of the Irish is projected to be strong today, which is St. Patrick’s Day. But luck can only carry you so far in the NCAA Tournament, the first round of which also begins today. To float among the basketball go Read more…

College Teams Closely Watching How Pro Teams Adopt Analytics

Professional sports teams have been taking advantage of an array of analytics and AI techniques for some time. Now that the technology and applications are becoming more well understood, college athletics are starting to Read more…

News In Brief

Spectra Logic Ups the Ante in Tape Storage

Spectra Logic has been busy. Last week, the data storage company unveiled Spectra LumOS library management software and expanded its enterprise tape storage solutions with two new additions: the TFinity Plus enterpris Read more…

Airbus is Teaching Planes to Land Themselves

Most people are familiar with autopilot, the system that controls an airplane’s speed, altitude, and heading under the watch of trained pilots. For the most part, pilots are still in charge of takeoffs and landings, bu Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: July 2022 Edition

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…

NFL, AWS Launch New Competition to Track Helmet Impacts in Football

In 2017, researchers from Boston University studied the donated brains of 111 National Football League (NFL) players. All but one showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease assoc Read more…

Scale AI Gets A $325M Series E Funding Infusion to Grow Its Data Annotation Mission

Data annotation and labeling startup Scale AI is taking in another $325 million in new investment, this time through a Series E round. The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2016, works to help enterpri Read more…

This Just In

General Assembly Report: Tech Firms Pay Top Dollar to Secure Competent AI Professionals

Apr 17, 2024 |

NEW YORK, April 17, 2024 — As generative AI becomes increasingly ubiquitous, companies are struggling to find talent to ensure their workforce remains competitive in an AI-driven world of work, according to a new report released this week by the global tech training pioneer, General Assembly. Read more…

Gretel Releases World’s Largest Open Source Text-to-SQL Dataset to Accelerate AI Model Training

Apr 5, 2024 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 5, 2024 — Gretel, a leader in synthetic data, released the world’s largest open source Text-to-SQL dataset to unlock new possibilities for AI in the enterprise. Read more…

Facteus Announces Availability of Largest Consumer Spending Dataset for Generative AI Startups

Apr 4, 2024 |

PORTLAND, Ore., April 4, 2024 — Facteus, the largest provider of consumer transaction data insights in the alternative data industry, is excited to announce the availability of its comprehensive transaction dataset for AI startups. Read more…

Ailytics Raises $2.7M to Advance Industrial Safety and Productivity with Advanced Video Analytics

Apr 4, 2024 |

SINGAPORE, April 4, 2024 — Ailytics, a heavy industry software startup utilizing scenario-based AI-powered video analytics solutions, has successfully secured its oversubscribed Pre-A funding of US$2.7 million led by Singapore-based venture capital firm Tin Men Capital. Read more…

Lumana Emerges from Stealth, Unveils Its Hybrid Cloud and AI-Based Video Security System

Apr 3, 2024 |

LOS GATOS, Calif., April 3, 2024 — Lumana emerged from stealth with a next-generation video security platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed hybrid cloud architecture, enabling organizations to unlock the full potential of their visual data. Read more…

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