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AI-Powered Drug Development in a Post-COVID World

Apr 19, 2021 |

The developed world is on the cusp of turning the corner in the fight against COVID-19 thanks to the unprecedented effort to rapidly develop and distribute effective vaccines. Now technologists are hoping to take drug development to the next level, and AI will play a big role. Read more…

The True Cost of IT Ops, The Added Value of AIOps

Apr 14, 2021 |

Today’s IT landscape is complex, hybrid, and fast-moving, and the adoption of multi-cloud infrastructure, applications, and new digital transformation initiatives is accelerating. IT operations teams, playing a vital role in enabling the delivery of uninterrupted services and creating business value for enterprises, are finding they need to constantly grow their resources to manage all the moving pieces in their IT stack. Read more…

Reimagining a New Future by Navigating a Crisis with Data

Apr 6, 2021 |

“An opportunity of a lifetime.” Many businesses would not describe the COVID-19 pandemic in these words, but forward-thinking leaders are doing just that. Framing a crisis as an opportunity to reinvent their organizations has been essential for these leaders. Read more…

The Data Proxy That Let CVS See Around the COVID Corner

Mar 29, 2021 |

When the economy went into lockdown from COVID last March, consumer demand shifted practically overnight, throwing retailers and their carefully planned supply chains into disarray. Like many retailers, CVS Health suffered from the turmoil. Read more…

A Nutrition Label for AI

Mar 25, 2021 |

It can be difficult to understand exactly what’s going on inside of a deep learning model, which is a real problem for companies concerned about bias, ethics, and explainability. Now IBM is developing something called AI FactSheets, which it describes as a nutrition label for deep learning that explains how models work and that can also detect bias. Read more…

News In Brief

Scale AI Gets A $325M Series E Funding Infusion to Grow Its Data Annotation Mission

Apr 19, 2021 |

Data annotation and labeling startup Scale AI is taking in another $325 million in new investment, this time through a Series E round.

The San Francisco-based company, which was founded in 2016, works to help enterprises annotate or label their stores of data so it can be used more effectively to drive business growth while using their data resources more effectively. Read more…

ML Scaling Requires Upgraded Data Management Plan

Apr 16, 2021 |

Successful data strategies are built on a foundation of meticulous data management, creating enterprise architectures that “democratize” data access and usage, yielding measurable results from machine learning platforms.

The reality, according to an examination of the emerging “AI organization,” is that few data-driven organizations are able to deliver on their data strategy. Read more…

Insightsoftware Loads Up on Embedded Analytics with Logi, Izenda Deals

Apr 15, 2021 |

Insightsoftware, the acquisitive enterprise software vendor that purchased Logi Analytics earlier this month, is next acquiring Izenda, an embedded business intelligence specialist.

The buyer based in Raleigh, N.C., said Thursday (April 15) it would integrate Izenda’s platform with Logi’s to help users deliver insights within existing analytics applications. Read more…

Developers Display Grace Under Pressure During Pandemic

Apr 14, 2021 |

Digital architects are mostly holding their own under pandemic-induced pressure to get projects out the door faster despite persistent data infrastructure gaps, according to a vendor survey that also concludes COVID-19 disruptions may ultimately accelerate digital initiatives. Read more…

Cloudera, Nvidia Team to Speed Cloud AI via Spark

Apr 13, 2021 |

Cloud access to GPUs for AI development will expand under a partnership between Cloudera and Nvidia that calls for the data cloud provider to integrate Nvidia’s accelerated Apache Spark 3.0 platform as a way to scale data science workflows. Read more…

This Just In

KDD 2021 Data Science Conference Will Convene Aug. 14-18

Apr 14, 2021 |

SINGAPORE, April 14, 2021 — The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (SIGKDD) today announced KDD 2021, the group’s flagship conference, will take place virtually Aug. Read more…

NVIDIA Announces Availability of Jarvis Interactive Conversational AI Framework

Apr 13, 2021 |

April 13, 2021 — NVIDIA today announced availability of the NVIDIA Jarvis framework, providing developers with state-of-the-art pre-trained deep learning models and software tools to create interactive conversational AI services that are easily adaptable for every industry and domain. Read more…

Elastic and Confluent Partner to Develop Enhanced Experience for Kafka and Elasticsearch Users

Apr 9, 2021 |
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 9, 2021 — Elastic (NYSE: ESTC) has announced an expanded strategic partnership with Confluent, Inc. to deliver the best integrated product experience to the Apache Kafka and Elasticsearch community. Read more…

Full Agenda Released for TigerGraph’s Graph + AI Summit 2021

Apr 8, 2021 |

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 8, 2021 — TigerGraph, provider of a leading graph analytics platform, today unveiled the complete agenda for Graph + AI Summit 2021, an open conference devoted to democratizing and accelerating analytics, AI and machine learning with graph algorithms. Read more…

Streamlit Transforms How Data Scientists Share Data, Raises $35M Led by Sequoia

Apr 8, 2021 |

SAN FRANCISCO, April 8, 2021 — Streamlit, creators of one of the fastest and most powerful app frameworks for machine learning and data science, formally introduced Streamlit for Teams, the company’s first commercial product. Read more…

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