Tag: machine learning

Predicting Hurricane Damage with Machine Learning

May 22, 2017 |

Next week marks the start of a hurricane season that weather experts predict will generate an above-average number of tropical storms. While there’s no stopping a hurricane, data scientists with The Weather Company hope to give those in the path of a big storm more accurate predictions of damage so they can better prepare. Read more…

GE Invests on Data Prepper Tamr

May 19, 2017 |

The investment arm of GE, a steady customer of startup Tamr Inc., has made a strategic investment in the data preparation platform vendor and placed a director on its board of directors. Read more…

‘Cloud TPU’ Bolsters Google’s ‘AI-First’ Strategy

May 18, 2017 |

Google fleshed out its artificial intelligence efforts during its annual developers conference this week with the roll out of an initiative called Google.ai that serves as a clearinghouse for machine learning research, tools and applications designed to help automate AI development. Read more…

Auto Database Fills Recall Gap

May 12, 2017 |

As the massive Takata airbag scandal illustrates, it has become nearly impossible to track down affected consumers who must bring cars to dealerships for repairs. One problem is that government watchdogs do not collect data on the soaring number of auto recalls or how dealerships handle them. Read more…

Striking a Balance: Big Data Debt and Big Data Value

May 11, 2017 |

In technology, the concept of “technical debt” is used to describe the obligation side of a trade-off, usually when something is built “fast” rather than being built “right.”

Just as with personal or corporate debt, a certain amount of technical debt can be very useful. Read more…

Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and AI: What’s the Difference?

May 10, 2017 |

You hear a lot of different terms bandied about these days when it comes to new data processing techniques. One person says they’re using machine learning, while another calls it artificial intelligence. Read more…

Twitter Ranking Tweets With Machine Learning

May 10, 2017 |

Machine learning is entering production at Twitter as a way of ranking tweets and boosting engagement.

Twitter engineers this week unveiled the social media platform’s ranking algorithm driven by deep neural networks. Read more…

Automation of Automation: IBM PowerAI Tools Aim to Ease Deep Learning Data Prep, Shorten Training

May 10, 2017 |

A new set of GPU-powered AI software announced by IBM today brings automation to many of the tedious, time consuming and complex aspects of AI project on-ramping while reducing deep learning training times, according to Big Blue, from weeks to hours with a new, distributed version of TensorFlow running on clusters. Read more…

Elastic Adds ‘One Click’ Anomaly Detection to Stack

May 4, 2017 |

The company behind Elasticsearch today unveiled the addition of machine learning algorithms to its enterprise stack for the purpose of finding anomalies in time-series log data. It’s just the start of the IoT use cases, Elastic CEO Shay Banon tells Datanami. Read more…

Masking Technical Complexity in the Security Data Lake

May 2, 2017 |

Today’s growing cybersecurity threat demands a sophisticated response, one that increasingly involves the utilization of big data technologies like parallel file systems and machine learning. However, some security experts warn that growing number and complexity of big data security tools could be hindering the cause. Read more…