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Call for innovators: This open weather forecasting data is waiting for you

Call for innovators: This open weather forecasting data is waiting for you

SPONSORED: Presented by BeMyApp An exciting new online program has been announced for anybody keen to develop innovative weather data technologies. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather
Deep learning is only as good as its data

Deep learning is only as good as its data

GUEST: “Deep learning” has become a hot topic in the general rush to launch AI products. But many of these products will fail because companies are putting branding ahead of functionality. Success
Game publishers should learn how to use data better in 2018

Game publishers should learn how to use data better in 2018

GUEST: Making a video game is a hard endeavor even in the best of circumstances. Developers have to anticipate an audience’s desires years in advance, determine the best way to monetize their

Virtualitics raises $7 million to bring mixed reality and big data to the sci-fi future

GUEST: Virtualitics, the pioneering startup that merges AI and VR/AR with big data, recently announced the close of its $7 million Series B. The round was led by by Centricus, a global investment
How to Make Money Out of China's National People's Congress

How to Make Money Out of China's National People's Congress

China’s biggest political event of the year is a key opportunity to gather valuable trading intelligence about the world’s second-largest economy.
From Online to Offline: How Brands Use Big Data to Figure Out Where Their Customers Will Shop

From Online to Offline: How Brands Use Big Data to Figure Out Where Their Customers Will Shop

Ecommerce brands are using big data to open stores exactly where their customers want them.
From Online to Offline: How Brands Use Big Data to Figure Out Where Their Customers Will Shop

From Online to Offline: How Brands Use Big Data to Figure Out Where Their Customers Will Shop

Ecommerce brands are using big data to open stores exactly where their customers want them.
Densify uses AI to cut businesses’ cloud spending by up to 80%

Densify uses AI to cut businesses’ cloud spending by up to 80%

EXCLUSIVE: Densify, a company that helps enterprises make sure that they’re using their compute resources to the fullest extent possible, announced a new service today that uses AI to cut down
Hey, Wellington! I'm headed your way!

Hey, Wellington! I'm headed your way!

I've just finished a wonderful time at the Adelaide Festival and now I'm headed to the last stop on the Australia/New Zealand tour for Walkaway: Wellington! (more…)
How (and whether) to implement machine learning in your organization

How (and whether) to implement machine learning in your organization

GUEST: Machine learning is making substantial impacts on businesses around the world, but many organizations struggle to understand where and when to optimally use ML. To enable successful
Vendor lock-in, DRM, and crappy EULAs are turning America's independent farmers into tenant farmers

Vendor lock-in, DRM, and crappy EULAs are turning America's independent farmers into tenant farmers

"Precision agriculture" is to farmers as Facebook is to publishers: farmers who want to compete can't afford to boycott the precision ag platforms fielded by the likes of John Deere, but once they're
InfoSum’s first product touts decentralized big data insights

InfoSum’s first product touts decentralized big data insights

Nick Halstead’s new startup, InfoSum, is launching its first product today — moving one step closer to his founding vision of a data platform that can help businesses and organizations unlock insights
AI Weekly: Virtual assistant competition is more complicated than you think

AI Weekly: Virtual assistant competition is more complicated than you think

OPINION: We’re nearing the end of the beginning for the battle among virtual assistants in the U.S. With the launch of the HomePod, Apple joins Google, Amazon, and Microsoft in having a smart speaker

Can Machine Learning Find Meaning in a Mess of Genes?

The computer scientist Barbara Engelhardt develops machine-learning models and methods to scour human genomes for the elusive causes and mechanisms of disease.
The Music Fund wants to use AI to generate more royalties for musicians

The Music Fund wants to use AI to generate more royalties for musicians

South by Southwest (SXSW) is a melting pot of techies and artists showcasing their product, band, or movie to more than 150,000 participants in Texas’ buzzing capital city of Austin. So it’s the
Google Maps helps developers make massive real-world games

Google Maps helps developers make massive real-world games

Pokémon Go took the world by storm in July 2016 when it debuted with game characters embedded in real-world maps. Now Google is making it easy for any game developer to do the same thing with Google
Google: 60.3% of potentially harmful Android apps in 2017 were detected via machine learning

Google: 60.3% of potentially harmful Android apps in 2017 were detected via machine learning

Google released its Android Security 2017 Year in Review report today, the fourth installment of the company’s attempt to educate the public about Android’s various layers of security and its

Facebook suspends Cambridge Analytica, the data analysis firm that worked on the Trump campaign

Facebook announced late Friday that it had suspended the account of Strategic Communication Laboratories, and its political data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica — which used Facebook data to target
Don’t believe the hype about AI in business

Don’t believe the hype about AI in business

GUEST: To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is
Trump-linked Data Firm Suspended from Facebook for Harvesting User Data

Trump-linked Data Firm Suspended from Facebook for Harvesting User Data

Cambridge Analytica reportedly built voter-targeting systems using profiles obtained from a personality quiz.