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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

Community Transmission: Counties Are the Front Lines in Virus Battle

Mar 24, 2020 |

The foot soldiers in the battle against COVID-19 are increasingly relying on location data to track resources and stem the spread of the virus, often one county at a time. Read more…

Google Advances Data Set Search Tool

Jan 27, 2020 |

A new, granular search engine released by Google Research indexes nearly 25 million web-based data sets, allowing users to filter searches based on data type, location and terms of usage. Read more…

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…

This Just In, Microsoft, and Leading Universities Launch Digital Transformation Institute

Mar 26, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., REDMOND, Wash., URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill., and BERKLEY, Calif., March 26, 2020 –, Microsoft Corporation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC announced two major initiatives: Read more…

ResoluteAI Partners with FinTech Studios to Integrate News Database into Foundation Research Platform

Mar 25, 2020 |

NEW YORKMarch 25, 2020 — ResoluteAI, the Connect to Discovercompany, today announced the addition of a News dataset to their Foundation search platform for scientific content. Read more…

University of Kentucky Part of National Effort Using Big Data to Combat Catastrophes

Mar 18, 2020 |

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 18, 2020 — A University of Kentucky scientist is a part of a national research project that will analyze big data to develop new risk prediction tools for a natural disaster or catastrophic event.

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DOE to Provide $40M for AI Research at DOE Scientific User Facilities

Mar 10, 2020 |

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 10, 2020 — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to provide up to $40 million over three years for new research in data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to address the challenges of producing and managing data at DOE scientific user facilities. Read more…

Study Sheds Light on Why Few Women Pursue Careers in Data Science-Related Field

Feb 21, 2020 |

BOSTONFeb. 21, 2020  — Data science has an image problem—and it’s helping to fuel a critical lack of diversity. Almost 50% of female STEM students perceive data science to be overly theoretical and low impact. Read more…

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