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Weighing the Impact of a Facial Recognition Ban

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 re Read more…

Three Tricks to Amplify Small Data for Deep Learning

It’s no secret that deep learning lets data science practitioners reach new levels of accuracy with predictive models. However, one of the drawbacks of deep learning is it typically requires huge data sets (not to ment Read more…

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

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 Read more…

U.S. Data Privacy Bill Would Jail Offenders

Proposed U.S. data privacy legislation would impose penalties stiffer than current European rules while giving American consumers a “one-click” option to block companies from selling or sharing their personal informa Read more…

Presto Moves Under Linux Umbrella

An SQL query engine developed by Facebook and moved earlier this year to a non-profit development group is now being hosted by the Linux Foundation. The new Presto Foundation is seen as a way to scale the popular dist Read more…

Google, Looker Eye Data Scaling via Multi-Cloud

Google Cloud has moved to buttress its position in the booming data analytics sector with its acquisition of data platform and visualization tool vendor Looker. Underscoring a trend among infrastructure vendors, Googl Read more…

Facebook Releases Another Deep Learning Tool

Facebook has released to open-source developers a deep learning framework that does double duty for computer vision and language tasks. Built on its PyTorch framework, Facebook is positioning Pythia as supporting “ Read more…

What’s Behind Lyft’s Choices in Big Data Tech

Lyft was a late entrant to the ride-sharing business model, at least compared to its competitor Uber, which pioneered the concept and remains the largest provider. That delay in starting out actually gave Lyft a bit of a Read more…

Rockset Cranks Up Serverless Analytics Engine

Cloud-based serverless data preparation tools are gaining traction among data analysts seeking to move beyond traditional approaches to organizing low-quality but potentially valuable data. That approach promises to prov Read more…

Signal Modulation is Boosting Fiber Capacity

Optical fiber and emerging modulation schemes are making it possible to transmit ever-larger amounts of data through fiber-optic pipes. Recent industry demonstrations and government research efforts also have demonstrate Read more…

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