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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…

The Maturation of Data Science

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 Read more…

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Big Data Career Notes: December 2021 Edition

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…

New Machine Learning Tool Flags Risky Remedies

Sometimes, treatments can make things worse – but it can be hard to know when that is (or isn’t) the case. Such is the case with sepsis, which kills nearly 270,000 annually in the United States – and which can, sad Read more…

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…

This Just In

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…

QC Ware Announces Quantum Linear Algebra APIs on Forge

Jun 23, 2021 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 23, 2021 — QC Ware, a leading quantum computing software and services company, announced new capabilities on Forge, the company’s quantum-as-a-service platform. Designed specifically for data scientists and quantum engineers, Forge will now offer linear algebra APIs and data loader circuits which can be used as building blocks for quantum algorithms. Read more…

Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community Releases SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog

Jun 11, 2021 |

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2021 — The Cloud Native Geospatial Ecosystem Community announces the release of the SpatioTemporal Asset Catalog (STAC) specification version 1.0.0. The STAC specification is an open metadata standard that systemically describes remotely sensed data of the Earth. Read more…

Data Portal Reaches Milestone, Stores Data from Big Wind Projects

Jun 7, 2021 |

June 7, 2021 — Since 2015, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has managed the Data Archive and Portal (DAP) under the U.S. Department of Energy’s Atmosphere to Electrons initiative. Read more…

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