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AI Enables Improved, Lightweight Hurricane Intensity Predictions

Hurricane prediction still poses challenges for researchers, who scramble to produce accurate predictions of the formation, track, and intensity of tropical cyclones in order to give residents in the storm’s path the i Read more…

For NASA, AI Is Key to Navigating the Cosmos

From a robotics and information processing perspective, NASA’s missions have grown increasingly ambitious over recent years, most notably through its long-range probes and Mars rovers. But, as Shreyansh Daftry (an AI r Read more…

SambaNova Brings Custom Silicon To Bear on High-End AI Workloads

With its own custom silicon for AI workloads and a $5 billion valuation, it seems likely you’ll be hearing more about the Silicon Valley startup SambaNova Systems and its complete AI stack in the years to come. Samb Read more…

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

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 accelerat Read more…

2020: A Big Data Year in Review

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. But big strides have also been made for those pursuing Read more…

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World Economic Forum Highlights AI’s Role in the Energy Transition

The COP26 climate conference, which ends on Friday, has been ongoing for the past two weeks, drawing climate change back into the spotlight as nations, organizations, and corporations struggle to make meaningful progress Read more…

H2O.ai Looks to Douse Wildfires With New AI Challenge

Wildfires rampage across millions of acres of U.S. land every year, threatening countless homes and lives and costing billions of dollars in damage. Many firms, institutions, and researchers have worked to bring computat Read more…

AI Powers Sea Level Rise Visualizations

In its Sixth Assessment Report, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stressed that it is “unequivocal” that human influence has warmed the atmosphere and that, among other severe impacts, it is “vir Read more…

NSF Awards $5M to AI-Powered Wildfire Management Tool

With another brutal wildfire season in the western U.S. beginning to wane in the face of rains and cooler temperatures, researchers are still racing to develop more effective means of wildfire mitigation for seasons to c Read more…

Only You Can Prevent… Fire Tornadoes?

Another devastating wildfire season has shaken the western United States, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. In recent years, terrifying weather combinations have become more prominent in these wildfires, suc Read more…

This Just In

NYU Scientists Invent a New Information Storage and Processing Device

Aug 3, 2021 |

Aug. 3, 2021 — A team of scientists has developed a means to create a new type of memory, marking a notable breakthrough in the increasingly sophisticated field of artificial intelligence. Read more…

NASA Expands Access to Planet Data to All US Federal Civilian Agencies

Jul 22, 2021 |

July 22, 2021 — Planet is excited to announce that NASA has expanded our contract with their Commercial SmallSat Data Acquisition (CSDA) Program to provide access to PlanetScope imagery for scientific research use for all U.S. Read more…

NASA Selects StorONE and Storbyte for Mission-Critical Storage

Jul 20, 2021 |

NEW YORK, July 20, 2021 — StorONE, a leading software-defined enterprise storage company, today announced NASA is migrating back to On-Premises using high-density storage technology consisting of StorONE’s software-defined S1 platform combined with an ECO*FLASH hardware-defined storage array built by Storbyte. Read more…

DiRAC Relies on Spectra Logic to Preserve Galaxy Simulation Data

Jul 8, 2021 |

BRACKNELL, England, July 8, 2021 — Spectra Logic, a leader in data storage and data management solutions, announced that the DiRAC Memory Intensive Service based at Durham University’s Institute for Computational Cosmology in the UK has deployed a Spectra T950 Tape Library with LTO tape drives for the long-term storage of multiple petabytes of cosmological data, representing simulations of galaxy formation and evolution. Read more…

Esri User Conference to Showcase How Organizations Use GIS to Create a More Sustainable Future

Jul 6, 2021 |

REDLANDS, Calif., July 6, 2021 — Esri, a global leader in location intelligence, will present the virtual, 41st annual Esri User Conference July 12–15, 2021. Last year, tens of thousands attended the first-ever virtual User Conference, which was the largest virtual gathering of GIS professionals. Read more…

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