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Google Buys Data Science Competition Site Kaggle

Mar 9, 2017 |Google has acquired Kaggle, a company that hosts data science competitions, the Web giant confirmed yesterday. Founded in 2010, Kaggle has hosted thousands of competitions pitting data scientists against one another in a race to elegantly solve tough machine learning challenges. More than 800,000 people have participated in Kaggle challenges, making it by far the biggest data science competition site. Read more…

Why Deep Learning, and Why Now

Jan 30, 2017 |

Deep learning is all the rage today, as companies across industries seek to use advanced computational techniques to find useful information hidden across huge swaths of data. While the field of artificial intelligence is decades old, breakthroughs in the field of artificial neural networks are driving the explosion of deep learning. Read more…

Tracking the Ever-Shifting Big Data Bottleneck

Aug 31, 2016 |

Bottlenecks are a fact of life in IT. No matter how fast you build something, somebody will find a way to max it out. While the performance headroom has been elevated dramatically since Hadoop introduced distributed computing to the commodity masses, the bottleneck has shifted, but it hasn’t disappeared. Read more…

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Apr 29, 2016 |

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Read more…

Apache Beam’s Ambitious Goal: Unify Big Data Development

Apr 22, 2016 |

If you’re tired of using multiple technologies to accomplish various big data tasks, you may want to consider Apache Beam, a new distributed processing tool from Google that’s now incubating at the ASF. Read more…

How To Avoid the Technical Debt of Machine Learning

Mar 9, 2016 |

Machine learning provides us an extremely powerful mechanism for building personalized data-driven applications. However, the power doesn’t come without costs or risks. Unfortunately, the downside of long-running machine learning pipelines is all too often hidden from view. Read more…

Meet Alluxio, the Distributed File System Formerly Known as Tachyon

Feb 23, 2016 |

Today marks the availability of Alluxio 1.0, the first major release of the memory-centric, virtual distributed file system formerly known as Tachyon. The graduate of UC Berkeley’s AMPLab is already being used to manage petabytes of production storage at companies like Barclays, Alibaba, and Baidu, and now its creator, Haoyuan Li, says Alluxio is ready to spread its wings in the bigger big data world. Read more…

Happy Birthday, Hadoop: Celebrating 10 Years of Improbable Growth

Jan 28, 2016 |

It’s hard to believe, but the first Hadoop cluster went into production at Yahoo 10 years ago today. What began as an experiment in distributed computing for an Internet search engine has turned into a global phenomenon and a focal point for a big data ecosystem driving billions in spending. Read more…

Google, Chipmaker Collaborate on Deep Learning For Mobile

Jan 27, 2016 |

Google and Movidius, a specialist in low-power machine vision chips, said this week they would collaborate to bring deep learning technology to mobile devices.

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) said Wednesday (Jan. Read more…

Google Is Using Big Data to Debunk Sickness Mysteries

Jan 6, 2016 |

Google has announced a new project called Verily that will use big data to more quickly identify disease and sickness before it becomes a deadly issue for the affected. Read more…