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2020: A Big Data Year in Review

Dec 18, 2020 |

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. Read more…

The Maturation of Data Science

Nov 25, 2020 |

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 make predictions, usually to boost profits or improve customer happiness. Read more…

The Object (Store) of Your Desire

Oct 28, 2020 |

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 are plenty of other options available for folks who want to store their own data on-prem and avoid the cost and lock-in associated with public clouds. Read more…

The Future of Labor in an AI World

Sep 7, 2020 |

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 conservative reading of the workplace tea leaves suggests labor is in for a bumpy ride as technological advances make some jobs obsolete, while opening up new opportunities. Read more…

Do You Have Customer Data You Can Trust?

Sep 3, 2020 |

Customer data is the new business success factor, yet over 76% of the 4,500+ companies we’ve worked with did not have accurate customer data. Surprised? Here’s more.

Forty-seven percent of these companies did not have any data quality management solutions in place, while the remaining relied on ETL methods to make sense of increasingly complex customer data. Read more…

News In Brief

Googlers Speak Out on the Scourge of ML Underspecification

Dec 4, 2020 |

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 real-world applications. Read more…

Brainome Right-Sizes Your Data Before ML Training

Nov 4, 2020 |

A startup called Brainome today launched a new product designed to help data scientists determine how much data they need to sufficiently train their machine learning models. In addition to cutting costs, the software can also help data scientists avoid overfitting their models. Read more…

Intel Acquires Model Optimizer SigOpt

Oct 29, 2020 |

Intel Corp. is acquiring AI optimization software vendor SigOpt, a move the chip maker said would complement its existing AI software portfolio while integrating SigOpt’s tools with its AI hardware to accelerate and scale AI software used by model developers. Read more…

Data Visualization Delivers a Full Moon

Oct 27, 2020 |

Data visualization and the organization of information in multiple formats from pixels to text has been used to develop a compelling website that presents in extraordinary detail the first human exploration of our moon. Read more…

DOE Announces ‘First Five Consortium’ to Fight Natural Disasters with AI

Sep 2, 2020 |

As wildland fires tear across California and hurricane season starts to warm up, natural disasters are top-of-mind for many Americans. Predicting and managing these disasters is an ongoing challenge, and researchers are leveraging technology from supercomputing to big data analytics to try to bridge these gaps. Read more…

This Just In

M-Files Secures $80 Million Growth Investment Led by Bregal Milestone

Jan 12, 2021 |

AUSTIN, Texas; TAMPERE, Finland; and LONDON, Jan. 12 2021 — M-Files, an intelligent information management company, today announced that it has received a strategic investment of $80 million (€67 million). Read more…

IBM Tops US Patent List for 28th Consecutive Year with AI, Hybrid Cloud, Quantum Computing Innovations

Jan 12, 2021 |

ARMONK, N.Y., Jan. 12, 2021 — IBM scientists and researchers received 9,130 U.S. patents in 2020, the most of any company, marking 28 consecutive years of IBM patent leadership. IBM led the industry in the number of artificial intelligence (AI), cloud, quantum computing and security-related patents granted. Read more…

IARPA Launches Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique Program

Jan 6, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021 — The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today a multi-year research effort called the Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (SMART) program. Read more…

New Data-driven Global Climate Model Provides Projections for Urban Environments

Jan 5, 2021 |

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Jan. 5, 2021 — Cities only occupy about 3% of the Earth’s total land surface, but they bear the burden of the human-perceived effects of global climate change, researchers said. Read more…

3 Decades of Climate Data Used to Predict Energy Potential of Waves

Dec 23, 2020 |

RICHLAND, Wash., Dec. 23, 2020 — Washington and Oregon coastlines are home not only to sea stacks and vistas, they also hold the most promising areas to pull power from West Coast waves, according to a recent study published in the journal Energy and led by researchers at the U.S. Read more…

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