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Explaining the Australian Bushfires with Deep Learning

Jan 10, 2020 |

For months, Australia has been ravaged by bushfires. These massive fires, fueled by lengthy droughts and high temperatures, have caught the world’s attention as lives have been lost and entire towns have been evacuated. Read more…

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part One

Dec 18, 2019 |

At the beginning of the year, we set out 10 big data trends to watch in 2019. We correctly called some of what unfolded, including a renewed focus on data management and continued rise of Kubernetes (that wasn’t hard to see). Read more…

Three Ways to Close Your Company’s Data Science Skills Gap Now

May 1, 2019 |

It should come as no surprise that demand for folks with data science expertise exceeds supply. In fact, according to some McKinsey, there are only half as many qualified data scientists as needed. Read more…

Datanami Unveils 2019 People to Watch

Feb 13, 2019 |

As we look forward into 2019, a select group of leaders in Big Data have stepped ahead of the rest. In this fourth annual People to Watch feature, we’re offering our readers a look at some of the best and brightest minds in Big Data whose hard work, dedication, and contributions reach far beyond analytics, and are shaping the direction that technology is taking us as a people. Read more…

Elastic Plots Its Own Course to Big Data Success

Mar 12, 2018 |

Elastic ostensibly is best known as the vendor behind Elasticsearch, the scalable Lucene-based search engine that’s among the most popular open source projects on the Web. But Elastic has become so much more than that over the years, and that progress was on full display during the company’s recent Elasticon conference. Read more…

News In Brief

Using AI Sound Analysis to Protect the Rainforest

Nov 1, 2019 |

With climate change accelerating and the Amazon burning hotter than it has in years due to rampant deforestation, conservationists are racing to find creative ways to apply technology to protect the Earth’s rainforests. Read more…

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Pinch Poachers?

Oct 31, 2019 |

From elephants and rhinos to sea turtles and lemurs, poaching is quickly driving many endangered species to the brink of extinction. Often, governments and activists struggle to effectively monitor vast expanses of land for handfuls of poachers who travel at night. Read more…

The Amazon is Burning, and New Analytics Tell the Story

Oct 18, 2019 |

The Amazon is burning. “Earth’s lungs” have been ablaze throughout 2019, and the dramatic extent of the fires has caught the world’s attention by storm. Still, many are left wondering what is to blame – and what can be done. Read more…

Price Tag for CCPA Compliance: $55B

Oct 8, 2019 |

Data privacy doesn’t come cheap.

According to a regulatory assessment released by the state attorney general, the California Consumer Privacy Act will hit businesses with upwards of $55 billion in initial compliance costs. Read more…

New Tool Focuses on Links Within Networks

Jul 23, 2019 |

Community detection algorithms used to evaluate how groups are clustered or partitioned are being used to determined how similar groups tend to either bind closer together or break apart. That capability is critical for data analysts trying to understand the structure of complex networks. Read more…

This Just In

Mastercard, The Rockefeller Foundation Launch data.org

Jan 23, 2020 |

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 — The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced data.org as a platform for partnerships that will continue to build the field of data science for social impact.

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Yara and IBM Launch an Open Collaboration for Farm and Field Data to Advance Sustainable Food Production

Jan 23, 2020 |

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 23, 2020 — Yara International, a global leader in crop nutrition and digital farming solutions, and IBM, invite farmer associations, industry players, academia and NGOs from the food and agriculture industry to join a movement to develop an open data exchange that facilitates collaboration around farm and field data, with the aim of improving the efficiency, transparency and sustainability of global food production. Read more…

SwRI Software Tool Extracts Important Chemical Exposure Data

Jan 22, 2020 |

Jan. 22, 2020 — Southwest Research Institute is introducing Floodlight, a novel software tool that efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components — previously known and unknown — present in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed to every day.

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Outlier Raises $22.1M in Series B Funding to Oust Business Intelligence Dashboards

Jan 22, 2020 |

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 22, 2020 — The adoption of AI-based and augmented analysis tools is on every business priority list in 2020. To maximize on the market opportunity, Outlier announced the close of its $22.1M Series B round of funding led by Emergence, with participation from existing investors Ridge Ventures, Capital One Growth Ventures, 11.2 Capital, First Round Capital, Homebrew, Susa Ventures and SV Angel. Read more…

Digital Technology Supercluster Announces 14 Projects Valued at $25M in Investments

Jan 21, 2020 |

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 21, 2020 – The Digital Technology Supercluster announced the launch of 14 new projects representing a total investment of $25 million today including the $4.65 million Fresh Water Data Commons (FWDC) project, led by Carl Data Solutions and its wholly owned subsidiaries Astra Smart Systems Inc. Read more…

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