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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…

NOAA Awards Nearly $700,000 to Entrepreneurial Machine Learning Projects

Aug 24, 2020 |

In the computing sphere, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) may be most well-known for its massive weather and climate models, which predominantly run on correspondingly massive supercomputers and clusters. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes: August 2020 Edition

Aug 14, 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…

News In Brief

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…

Data Analyst, Python Lead U.S. Job Searches

Aug 13, 2020 |

The data science skills gap has been well documented here and elsewhere. However, there appears to be a mismatch between talent supply and demand.

Curiously, U.S. job hunters are most interested in data analyst positions that many companies claim they are having trouble filling. Read more…

Investors Flock to AI-based Drug Discovery

Aug 11, 2020 |

The application of convolutional neural network technology continues to expand beyond machine vision use cases to the red-hot drug discovery market.

The application of AI to new drug development has moved in fits and starts, including IBM’s (NYSE: Read more…

This Just In

Quantum Tape Systems Safeguard Scientific Data for British Antarctic Survey

Oct 23, 2020 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 — Quantum Corp., a global leader in unstructured data and video solutions, announced that British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is implementing Quantum Scalar i3 tape libraries on the brand-new RRS Sir David Attenborough research vessel to back up vital scientific data collected at the Earth’s poles. Read more…

SciBite Launches AI Platform for Life Sciences Organisations

Sep 8, 2020 |

CAMBRIDGE, U.K., Sept. 8, 2020 — SciBite, the semantic technology company, announced the launch of SciBiteAI, an Artificial Intelligence software platform for leveraging machine learning models alongside semantic technologies to unlock insights into Life Sciences data.

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UC Berkeley and MIT Awarded $12.5M to Study Critical Issues in Data Science

Sep 2, 2020 |

BERKELEY, Calif., Sept. 2, 2020 –The National Science Foundation has awarded $12.5 million to establish a multidisciplinary institute—a collaboration between UC Berkeley and MIT—to improve our understanding of critical issues in data science, including modeling, statistical inference, computational efficiency, and societal impacts. Read more…

NSF Institutes Advance US Ability to Harness the Data Revolution

Sep 2, 2020 |

Sept. 2, 2020 — Data science is a rapidly growing field that requires the expertise of computer scientists, mathematicians and statisticians to handle the analysis of ever-larger data sets. Big data affects how industry, academia and government operate, and the U.S. Read more…

Deloitte and Geotab to Offer Scalable Telematics Solution

Sep 1, 2020 |

TORONTO, Sept. 1, 2020 — Geotab announced a strategic alliance with Deloitte Canada and Deloitte Chile. As one of the world’s largest system integrators (SI), Deloitte will offer Geotab’s award-winning product portfolio, as well as consultation and integration services to its current customer base across Canada and Latin America. Read more…

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