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ML Enlisted to Slow the Spread of Fake News

Oct 5, 2018 |

As should be obvious by now, traditional fact-checking methods have failed to stop “fake news” from spreading like wildfire via social media circuits.

While platforms like Facebook (NASDAQ: Read more…

Data Unifier Tamr Adds More VC Funding

Sep 18, 2018 |

Tamr Inc., the enterprise data integration specialist, added another $10 million in equity funding to its recent $18 million round announced in July.

While the five-year-old company reportedly expected its July funding round to be its last, two new investors—Granite Hill Capital Partners and Pear Tree Partners—kicked in the additional funding, bringing Tamr’s total so far to $69.2 million. Read more…

How to Survive Tech’s Chaotic Transformation

Jun 30, 2017 |

Are you nervous about the pace of technological change? If you’re running a profitable business, and would like to keep it that way, you should be worried about being out-innovated by a nimbler startup leveraging the latest tech. Read more…

Sparse Fourier Transform Gives Stream Processing a Lifeline from the Coming Data Deluge

Jun 13, 2017 |

When James Cooley and John Tukey introduced the Fast Fourier transform in 1965, it revolutionized signal processing and set us on course to an array of technological breakthroughs. But today’s overwhelming data sets require a new approach. Read more…

New Approach Seeks to Automate Parallel Programming

Nov 11, 2016 |

Artificial intelligence researchers are leveraging an emerging divide-and-conquer computing approach called “dynamic programming” to greatly accelerate the process of solving problems ranging from genomic analysis to cyber security.

Engineers at Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and Stony Brook University in New York reported at a computing conference earlier this month that their approach can be used to “parallelize” Read more…

Data Engineers in Hot Demand

Sep 27, 2016 |

The big data community has been dealing with the data scientist shortage ever since big data became a thing. Now we’re learning that there’s possibly an even bigger shortage of another type of data professional: Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Sep 15, 2016 |

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

MIT Uses Video to Train Machine Vision System

Jun 22, 2016 |

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory reported this week they have developed a deep learning algorithm that could help machines using predictive vision anticipate human interactions. The approach uses unlabeled YouTube videos as its source material to train deep networks to predict human interactions. Read more…

New Platform Visualizes Open U.S. Data

Apr 4, 2016 |

Federal agencies are sitting on tons of data, particularly in areas like healthcare, employment, weather and education. A new initiative called Data USA seeks to unleash this trove via a free and open platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes government data to help policy makers and executives better understand critical issues. Read more…

Machine Learning Tool Seeks to Automate Data Science

Oct 19, 2015 |

MIT researchers will report details this week on a “data science machine” billed as being able to automatically derive predictive models from raw data using a “Deep Feature Synthesis” algorithm. Read more…

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