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AI Adoption Surges During COVID-19, KPMG Finds. So Do Ethical Concerns

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 accelerat Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

There are two weeks left in 2020, which means it’s time to exhale a bit and see where we’ve gone. It’s been a bumpy ride over the previous 50 weeks, for sure. But big strides have also been made for those pursuing Read more…

The Maturation of Data Science

Data science used to be somewhat of a mystery, more of a dark art than a repeatable, scientific process. Companies basically entrusted powerful priests called data scientists to build magical algorithms that used data to Read more…

The Object (Store) of Your Desire

As the data explosion continues to reverberate across the land, organizations are turning to object storage systems to keep it tidy and organized. Public clouds run the biggest and most popular object stores, but there a Read more…

The Future of Labor in an AI World

What will you be doing on Labor Day in 2030? How about five years from today? Will your job still be available? What skills will your employer demand? Nobody can forecast the future with total certainty, but a conservati Read more…

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Carnegie Mellon’s New Machine Learning Algorithms Comb Natural Products for Pharmaceuticals

The COVID-19 pandemic has given renewed urgency to computational biology, and in particular, the hunt for effective pharmaceuticals. Much of the work to fight SARS-CoV-2 focused on combing through existing databases of k Read more…

Microsoft Debuts AI-Based Semantic Search on Azure

Microsoft has been steadily upgrading its enterprise search capabilities, recently targeting previously “unsearchable” unstructured data in the form of PDFs, Word documents, text files and JPEGs. The result was Azure Read more…

Space-Based Storage Prepares for Launch

Diminishing returns on costly data center investments—facilities already bulging at the seams—are engendering novel architectures for storing data. Early prototypes such as Microsoft’s submersible data center addre Read more…

Researchers Use Deep Learning to Plow Through NASA Snow Radar Data

From 2009 through 2019, NASA’s Operation IceBridge sent out observation flights over the Arctic, Antarctic, and Alaska. Those 11 years of flights produced detailed data on the dimensions and fluxes of snow, sea ice, gl Read more…

Googlers Speak Out on the Scourge of ML Underspecification

A few days ago, 40 authors (all but a handful hailing from Google) published a 59-page paper. The topic at hand: why so many machine learning models, borne out by internal testing, proceed to then fail spectacularly in r Read more…

This Just In

Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community Releases SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog

Jun 11, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 — The Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community announces the release of the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification version 1.0.0. The STAC specification is an open metadata standard that systemically describes remotely sensed data of the Earth. Read more…

Data Portal Reaches Milestone, Stores Data from Big Wind Projects

Jun 7, 2021 |

June 7, 2021 — Since 2015, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has managed the Data Archive and Portal (DAP) under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmosphere to Electrons initiative. Read more…

Con Edison Expands New Advanced Analytics, Enterprise AI Applications on C3 AI Suite

May 26, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 26, 2021 — C3 AI, a leading enterprise AI software provider, today announced that Con Edison has deployed several new enterprise AI-powered applications built on the C3 AI Suite, including one developed by a Data Architect at Con Edison using the no-code application C3 AI Ex Machina. Read more…

ALCF Data Science Program Selects Projects for 2021-2022

May 24, 2021 |

May 24, 2021 — The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) recently awarded computing time and resources to three new projects and one renewed project for 2021-2022, through its ALCF Data Science Program (ADSP). Read more…

TGS and Halliburton Collaborate to Advance Seismic Reservoir Monitoring

May 18, 2021 |

HOUSTON, May 18, 2021 — Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical ASA (OSLO: TGS) today announced a collaboration to bring advanced seismic imaging to fiber optic sensing. The alliance will provide operators with advanced insight to determine their reservoir potential for oil and gas production or carbon storage. Read more…

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