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

Mar 9, 2021 |

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 accelerated their AI projects, organizations expressed concerns about ethics and bias, and suggested AI might be getting ahead of regulations. Read more…

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…

News In Brief

Microsoft Debuts AI-Based Semantic Search on Azure

Mar 3, 2021 |

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 Cognitive Search, a cloud-based service with built-in AI capabilities. Read more…

Space-Based Storage Prepares for Launch

Feb 23, 2021 |

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 address cooling requirements and reliability issues. Read more…

Researchers Use Deep Learning to Plow Through NASA Snow Radar Data

Jan 22, 2021 |

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, glaciers, and ice sheets thanks to a medley of radar, lasers, cameras, gravimeters, magnetometers, and other instruments. Read more…

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…

This Just In

New Data Sharing Tool Boosts Researchers’ Ability to Work with Ultra Large Data Sets

Apr 14, 2021 |

April 14, 2021 — When the Dark Energy Science Collaboration (DESC), one of the projects associated with the upcoming Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), needed a fast, secure, and convenient way to share large data sets with scientists around the world, they turned to the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) for help. Read more…

New UK Fellowship Programme Will Fund 6 Fellows in AI and Data Science to Support Life Science Research

Apr 9, 2021 |

April 9, 2021 — Scientists across Norwich Research Park institutes are part of a major integrated UK research-industry programme led by The Alan Turing Institute, seeking out the best talent in AI and data science, developing bioscience leaders and supporting the UK economy. Read more…

Full Agenda Released for TigerGraph’s Graph + AI Summit 2021

Apr 8, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 8, 2021 — TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, today unveiled the complete agenda for Graph + AI Summit 2021, an open conference devoted to democratizing and accelerating analytics, AI and machine learning with graph algorithms. Read more…

HPCwire Unveils Honorees for its 2021 People to Watch Feature

Apr 5, 2021 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., April 5, 2021 – HPCwire, the leading publication for news and information for the high performance computing industry, has announced the honorees for its 2021 People to Watch feature, highlighting a select group of industry members that you should be watching in the year to come. Read more…

BSC and Other Agencies Highlight the Importance of Data to Managing the Climate Crisis

Mar 29, 2021 |

March 29, 2021 — Learning to use climate data is essential to make decisions that allow us to adapt to climate change and mitigate its effects. With this purpose, the Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and the Spanish Meteorological Agency (AEMET) organized the conference ‘C3S: Read more…