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How Data Science Is Fighting the Flint Water Crisis

Mar 26, 2020 |

The Flint water crisis is one of the defining environmental crises of our era. Headlines describing poisoned children across one of America’s classic manufacturing cities seized the country’s attention, forcing policy-makers to confront the issue at a high level (and even featuring in two presidential debates in 2016). Read more…

As COVID-19 Upends Life, Internet Apps Struggle with Load

Mar 25, 2020 |

Large swaths of the world’s population have been locked down in an unprecedented attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. People have responded by working, playing, and learning from home through telecommuting and distance learning applications, which has triggered an unparalleled surge in Internet traffic in recent days. Read more…

New Law Firm Tackles AI Liability

Mar 19, 2020 |

If you’re not concerned about the potential legal liability from using AI, then you’re not paying attention. That’s the message from Andrew Burt, one of the founders of BNH.ai, a boutique law firm that’s dedicated to advising clients on the legal pitfalls of embracing AI. Read more…

AI Called on to Mine Massive Coronavirus Dataset, CORD-19

Mar 18, 2020 |

Working with a coalition of government, academic, and industry leaders, the White House this week released COVID-19 Open Research Data (CORD-19), a massive collection of 29,000 scholarly articles about the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. Read more…

Weighing the Impact of a Facial Recognition Ban

Mar 16, 2020 |

Should facial recognition technology be banned? That question is getting renewed interest in the wake of revelations about Clearview AI’s use and potential abuse of the technology. But the debate over banning facial recognition is not as clear cut as it may appear—and banning the tech could make the situation worse, a technology expert tells Datanami. Read more…

News In Brief

Dremio Preps for Growth with $70M in the Bank

Mar 26, 2020 |

In the midst of an unprecedented viral pandemic and the threat of a major economic recession, data middleman Dremio provided the rare bit of good news when it announced today that it raised $70 million in venture capital to fund its ongoing growth. Read more…

Data Scientists Predict COVID-19’s Urban Impact

Mar 25, 2020 |

How will COVID-19 impact vulnerable populations, like the elderly and folks with preexisting conditions? The folks at RS-21, a data science consultancy based in New Mexico, assembled relevant data sets into an interactive map that allows users to explore where the most vulnerable among us live across 13 American cities. Read more…

Aerospike Adopts Cloud Native Standards with Cloud Offering

Mar 24, 2020 |

Organizations that want the benefit of a high-performance NoSQL database but don’t want to spend a lot of time managing it may want to check out the new Aerospike Cloud, which features a Kubernetes operator and other cloud components from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. Read more…

Thousands of Companies May Have Your Data, But Fewer Than Half Are Complying with Privacy Laws

Mar 13, 2020 |We’ve all done it: created an account with an online shop, entered a contest, signed up for a free trial... the list goes on. After decades, the cumulative toll of casual online life on data security can be severe. Read more…

On the Radar: COVID-19, Circonus, and Fake FB Accounts

Mar 4, 2020 |

Welcome to On the Radar, a new Datanami feature about interesting startups and news in the big data space. In this week’s edition, we check out how AI is driving the coronavirus response, the machine data intelligence firm Circonus, and the open sourcing of OpenDS4All. Read more…

This Just In

Talend Accelerates Path to Revealing the Intelligence in Data

Feb 27, 2020 |

REDWOOD CITY, CALIF., Feb. 27, 2020 Talend (NASDAQ: TLND), a global leader in cloud data integration and data integrity, today announced the Winter ‘20 release of Talend Data Fabric. Read more…

Study Reveals Hidden Drivers of AI Adoption

Feb 27, 2020 |

FRANKLIN, MASS., Feb. 27, 2020 — Interactions, LLC, the world’s largest stand-alone artificial intelligence (AI) company, today announced the release of “State of AI Decision-Making,” a report that unveils top drivers of AI adoption in the enterprise, with surprising results. Read more…

IBM Services and C3.ai Announce Strategic Alliance for Digital Transformation With AI

Feb 27, 2020 |

ARMONK, N.Y. & REDWOOD CITY, CALIF. — IBM (NYSE: IBM) and C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, today announced a global strategic alliance to bring enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions across industries globally. Read more…

Yellowbrick Accelerates Its Market Momentum

Feb 27, 2020 |

PALO ALTO, Feb. 27, 2020 — Hybrid cloud data warehouse company Yellowbrick today announced accelerated corporate momentum, including: rapidly expanding revenues; ongoing customer, partner and employee growth; and continual technical innovation in the data warehousing and analytics market. Read more…

Cartesiam AI Development Environment Brings Artificial Intelligence, Learning, and Inference to Everyday Objects

Feb 26, 2020 |

NUREMBERG, GERMANY — February 25, 2020 — Cartesiam, a company that creates artificial intelligence (AI) software for embedded systems, today announced at the Embedded World conference the availability of NanoEdge™ AI Studio, the first integrated development environment (IDE) that enables machine learning and inference directly on Arm Cortex-M microcontrollers (MCUs). Read more…

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