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Big Data Career Notes: March 2020 Edition

Mar 13, 2020 |

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…

Making Sense of Sound: What Does Machine Learning Mean for Music?

Feb 28, 2020 |

AI has proven to have a considerable impact on some major industries. While autonomous cars and virtual assistants are slowly becoming a reality, the creative industry has been experimenting with AI for several years already. Read more…

Digital to Profit: When AI and Machine Learning Meet Pricing

Jan 6, 2020 |

Before I get into the topic of how companies are using AI and machine learning to drive price optimization and gain a competitive advantage, let’s take a step back and get nostalgic for a moment. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: December 2019 Edition

Dec 16, 2019 |

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…

Real Progress Being Made in Explaining AI

Dec 9, 2019 |

One of the biggest roadblocks that could prevent the widespread adoption of AI is explaining how it works. Deep neural networks, in particular, are extremely complex and resist clear description, which is a problem when it comes to ensuring that decisions made by AI are made fairly and free of human bias. Read more…

News In Brief

Models Trained to Keep the Trains Running

Aug 7, 2020 |

Steady advances in machine vision techniques such as convolutional neural networks powered by graphics processors and emerging technologies like neuromorphic silicon retina “event cameras” are creating a range of new predictive monitoring and maintenance use cases. Read more…

AI Chip Startup Syntiant Scales Production

Aug 5, 2020 |

Syntiant Corp., the “neural decision processor” startup, announced completion of another funding round this week along with the shipment of more than 1 million low-power edge AI chips.

The three-year-old startup based in Irvine, Calif., said Tuesday (Aug. Read more…

Calls for ‘Data Responsibility’ Grow

Aug 4, 2020 |

A consumer backlash against misuse of personal data and the growing number of corporate data breaches are fueling calls for companies to institute “data responsibility” frameworks that comply with evolving regulations, incorporate transparency and leverage emerging AI and blockchain technologies to increase consumer control of personal data. Read more…

Explorium Platform Billed as App Store for Predictive Models

Jul 29, 2020 |

As the need for more reliable model training grows, so also does investor interest in funding data science startups seeking to leverage automation to track down and match the appropriate data sets to a given model and application. Read more…

AI Startup Aims to Extinguish Wildfires

Jul 23, 2020 |

Based on the last two wildfire seasons, including 2018 when an entire California town was destroyed, utilities blamed for recent wildfires need all the help they can get maintaining aging grids. Read more…

This Just In, AWS Partner to Operationalize Modern Analytics and Reduce Legacy Infrastructure Costs

Jul 8, 2020 |

HOUSTON, July 8, 2020 — announces a new offering enabling modern analytics from legacy data lakes using integrated data ingestion pipelines on Amazon Web Services (AWS). on AWS leverages the scalability and flexibility of AWS infrastructure to accelerate discovery of oil and gas insights through the fusion of operational and subsurface data. Read more…

OmniSci Powers New Website Enabling Public to View House-by-House Information On Flint Water Crisis

Jul 1, 2020 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 1, 2020 – OmniSci, provider of accelerated analytics, working in close partnership with water infrastructure analytics consulting company BlueConduit, announced the debut of Flint Service Line Map (, a public website that maps up-to-date information about residential water service line replacements in the city of Flint, Michigan. Read more…

First Street Foundation Releases New Data Disclosing Flood Risk of Every US Home

Jun 29, 2020 |

BROOKLYN, N.Y.June 29, 2020 — The nonprofit research and technology group First Street Foundation has publicly released flood risk data for more than 142 million homes and properties across the country. Read more…

King & Union, DarkOwl Partner to Provide Fractional Access to Searchable Darknet Data

Jun 26, 2020 |

DENVER, Colo., June 26, 2020 — DarkOwl LLC, the Denver-based darknet big data cybersecurity company, and King & Union, creator of the Avalon Cyber Analysis Platform, announced a strategic partnership. Read more…

Crunchbase Introduces Diversity Spotlight

Jun 23, 2020 |

June 23, 2020 — Crunchbase announced the upcoming beta release of  Diversity Spotlight.  According to Jager McConnell, CEO of Crunchbase, Diversity Spotlight will give companies the opportunity to showcase the diversity within their own businesses. Read more…

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