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The Next Data Revolution: Intelligent Real-Time Decisions

| April 16, 2017
The Next Data Revolution: Intelligent Real-Time Decisions

By Ion Stoica — Over the past decade, big data analysis and applications have revolutionized practices in business and science. They enabled new businesses (e.g., Facebook, Netflix), to disrupt existing industries (e.g., Airbnb, Uber), and accelerated scientific discovery (genomics, astronomy, biology). Today, we are seeing glimpses of the next revolution in data and computation, driven […]

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Four Ways Virtual Reality Will Change Big Data

| March 12, 2017
Four Ways Virtual Reality Will Change Big Data

By Paul Sciglar -We are living in an age of big data. In this era of ever-increasing information, we’re collecting data at an astonishing rate, but not necessarily understanding it. At present, big data is an unwieldy beast — one that is often unorganized and uncommonly complicated to digest. Traditional bar graphs and pie charts […]

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Five Major Tech Trends

| January 15, 2017
Five Major Tech Trends

by Shellye Archambeau. As we draw closer to the end of 2016, it is important that we take a moment to look back and reflect on all of the ways technology has inspired us, and transformed the way we live and do work. As technology becomes more pervasive in our lives, we increasingly look for […]

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BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson

| December 18, 2016
BMW signs on to develop in-car AI and IoT services with IBM’s Watson

Posted Dec 15, 2016 by Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden) As BMW continues to weld a position for itself in the next generation of connected and autonomous car technology, it’s signed up for one more partnership that focuses on the data side of the equation. Today, IBM announced that it would be working with BMW on R&D […]

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Why You Need a Data Science Platform

| November 30, 2016
Why You Need a Data Science Platform

By Tim Rizzi Advanced analytics and predictive modeling are now essential to businesses looking to optimize decision making and deliver value to customers. But even as organizations invest more resources in big data and data science, executives are not yet realizing their anticipated return on investment. The reason is a less-than-ideal data science workflow where […]

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Wal-Mart: IoT It could make a huge difference with improvement of customer experience.

| October 17, 2016
Wal-Mart: IoT It could make a huge difference with improvement of customer experience.

Kim S. Nash The world’s biggest corporation in January combined its corporate information-technology and e-commerce-systems groups into a single unit called Walmart Technology, hoping to move faster to build technology to blend physical and online shopping. The company spends more than $10 billion a year on IT and in August signed a $3.3 billion deal […]

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Baidu; Deep Bench Optimization for Deep Learning

| September 29, 2016
Baidu; Deep Bench Optimization for Deep Learning

At the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference on September 29, 2016, Baidu Research announced DeepBench, an open source benchmarking tool for evaluating the performance of deep learning operations on different hardware platforms. Greg Diamos and Sharan Narang of Baidu Research’s Silicon Valley AI Lab talked at the conference about the motivation for developing the benchmark and […]

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Self-driving Cars Will Push Chip Technology and Hardware Systems

| August 29, 2016
Self-driving Cars Will Push Chip Technology and Hardware Systems

Dean Takahashi, Venture Beat Google has been a leader in the nascent field of self-driving cars. The technology for those cars will not only push the limits of artificial intelligence and machine vision software, it will also push semiconductor chip technology and hardware systems. Daniel Rosenband, hardware engineer in the self-driving cars division at Google, […]

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Applications of Deep Learning

| July 22, 2016
Applications of Deep Learning

Syed Danish Ali This post highlights a number of important applications found for deep learning so far. It is well known that 80% of data is unstructured. Unstructured data is the messy stuff every quantitative analyst tries to traditionally stay away from. It can include images of accidents, text notes of loss adjusters, social media […]

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Healthcare Big Data Venture Funding Grows Q1

| May 8, 2016
Healthcare Big Data Venture Funding Grows Q1

Venture capitalists poured more than $1 billion into the healthcare IT sector during the first quarter of 2016 as investors look to target data analytics and telemedicine for growth. The first three months also saw several large big data acquisitions as key players like IBM’s Watson Health unit continued their buying sprees. Market researcher Mercom […]

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