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Why Is SAS Going Public?

SAS surprised the analytics community for the second time in a month this morning when it announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO) of stock. The company has penciled in 2024 as the year it will go public--jus Read more…

SAS and IIASA Create Crowd-Driven AI App to Track Deforestation

Forest losses have again captured the public eye over the last year through a series of horrific fires in the Amazon, Australia and the West Coast of the United States. Globally, many losses – including the fires in th Read more…

Left for Dead, R Surges Again

Don’t look now, but R, which some had written off as a language in terminal decline in lieu of Python’s immense and growing popularity, appears to be staging a furious comeback the likes of which IT has rarely seen. Read more…

SAS Provides Big Data Solutions for… Bees?

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that bees are facing an existential threat, with colonies collapsing across the globe – in the U.S., up to 40% in 2018-2019 alone. Bees, of course, are critical to our Read more…

Data Science, ML Platform Leader Board Shuffled

A roster of technology hyper-scalers and a batch of up-and-comers make the latest rankings of the leading data science and AI and machine learning platforms. Market tracker Omdia’s list of AI and ML development plat Read more…

Is Python Strangling R to Death?

As programming languages go, there's no denying that Python is hot. Originally created as a general-purpose scripting language, Python somehow became the most popular language for data science. But is Python's fame comin Read more…

What’s Behind SAS’s $1-Billion AI Investment

SAS's announcement last week that it plans to invest $1 billion in artificial intelligence over the next three years may have taken some by surprise. The Cary, North Carolina company, after all, is the standard-bearer fo Read more…

Deep Learning: The Confluence of Big Data, Big Models, Big Compute

Fueled by enterprises seeking greater insight from their analytics, deep learning is now seeing widespread adoption. While this artificial intelligence (AI) discipline was first conceived in the late 1950s, the recent ju Read more…

Deep Learning Is Great, But Use Cases Remain Narrow

Deep learning is all the rage these days, and is driving a surge in interest around artificial intelligence. However, despite the advantages that deep neural networks can bring for certain applications, the actual use ca Read more…

SAS Charts AI Future, But Doesn’t Forget Analytics Past

What happens when you put a neural network in charge of a rules-based marketing automation solution? Would the AI emerge victorious, or does the human driver still have a thing or two to show the talented mimicker? It's Read more…

Python Gains Traction Among Data Scientists

Data scientists have a growing range of options when choosing analytical tools, and a new survey of tool preferences reveals a roughly even split in preferences among the three leading programming languages. In its an Read more…

SAS Previews Upcoming Enhancements to Viya Platform

Neural network interpretability, integration with open source analytic libraries, and greater mobility within SAS's product suite are among the capabilities that are coming to the SAS Viya platform later this quarter. Read more…

Which Machine Learning Platform Performs Best?

The advent of automated machine learning platforms has expanded the access and availability of algorithmic interpretation over the past several years. But how do the different machine learning platforms stack up from a p Read more…

Which Programming Language Is Best for Big Data?

Nothing is quite so personal for programmers as what language they use. Why a data scientist, engineer, or application developer picks one over the other has as much to do with personal preference and their employers' IT Read more…

Machine Learning: Are You Ready? A 7-Part Checklist

Machine learning is all the rage. But while the topic is top of mind in boardrooms and the media alike, it is not always clear how machine learning is best applied. Or what it takes to implement. While the tools themselv Read more…

DataRobot Reaches Out to SAS, Financial Services

Companies that use DataRobot's software to automate data science tasks can now output models directly from SAS, the dominant analytics company whose software is widely deployed in enterprises around the world. The upstar Read more…

Text Analytics and Machine Learning: A Virtuous Combination

The world of big data analytics is incredibly diverse, and people are coming up with new analytic tools and techniques every day. But one particularly productive combination that should not be overlooked involves the use Read more…

SAS Goes Back to the Future of Cognitive Computing with Viya

SAS yesterday unveiled plans to bolster its entire product lineup under the new Viya architecture with hefty doses of cognitive computing in an effort to make the software easier to use, more responsive to human input, Read more…

Python Eats Into R as SAS Dominance Fades

A new survey of data science tools shows that Python usage is quickly gaining steam among advance analytic professionals, at the expense of both R and SAS. Last month the executive recruiting firm Burtch Works publish Read more…

TaxBrain Brings Open Data Science to Federal Models

Some of the most important decisions made in Washington D.C. are influenced heavily by sophisticated computer models refined over the course of decades. However, most of the models are proprietary, which hinders the abil Read more…

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