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8 Rising Stars of Data Science
As data science and artificial intelligence advances at an exponential rate, it’s easy to focus on the results itself without thinking about the people that make it happen. It’s thanks to these data scientists that we’re able to see such rapid growth in the technology that we use daily... Read more
Great Power, Great Responsibility: The 2018 Big Data & AI Landscape
It’s been an exciting, but complex year in the data world. Just as last year, the data tech ecosystem has continued to “fire on all cylinders”.  If nothing else, data is probably even more front and center in 2018, in both business and personal conversations.  Some of the reasons, however,... Read more
Big Data to Speed Up the Production of Sustainable Energy
Big data for renewable energy can improve the way we produce and consume energy. We are actively leveraging different sources of renewable energy on a daily basis. Sun, wind, and water are some of the common sources of renewable energy. Even though there are numerous benefits of using sustainable... Read more
Startup Watch: Automating Administration with x.ai
In our increasingly ‘smart’ age, the business world remains bogged down by administrative tasks. That’s according to a 2016 Accenture study, which found that managers ranging from the frontlines to executive level spend an average of 54% of their working time on administrative duties like scheduling meetings and writing... Read more
Think Cybersecurity? Think Machine Learning!
Due to the growing risk of hackers, companies need advanced technology for cybersecurity. Now, machine learning for cybersecurity could help companies to secure all digital assets efficiently. Organizations generate and collect a large volume of data- structured and unstructured- to improve their services. However, the disorganized data is left... Read more
Startup Watch: Accelerating Drug Development with BenevolentAI
Making new drugs is hard. Really hard. A 2014 study from Tufts University’s Center for the Study of Drug Development placed the cost of bringing a new prescription drug to market from R&D to clinical trials to regulatory approval at $2.6 billion. Facing high production costs and shortening timelines... Read more
Beyond IoT: Building Decentralized, Intelligent Infrastructure
As I wrote recently, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been experiencing, at a minimum, some serious growing pains.  This is particularly true for consumer IoT where a lot of old issues (interoperability) remain, while others (security) are becoming more concerning.  With a few bright exceptions, many consumer IoT products solve... Read more
When the Bubble Bursts…
Consider the following facts: NIPS submission are up 50% this year to ~4800 papers. There is significant evidence that the process of reviewing papers in machine learning is creaking under several years of exponentiating growth. Public figures often overclaim the state of AI. Money rains from the sky on ambitious... Read more
Google Announces New AI Ethos Following Project Maven Debacle
Google will cease work on the US Defense Department’s Project Maven when its contract expires next year, ending a controversial partnership between the tech giant and the military. The ensuing controversy has captivated data scientists and the public, embroiling the company in the ongoing debate about the ethics of... Read more
“America First” Meets AI: White House Announces Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence
The Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, announced by the White House in May, will bring together leaders from several federal agencies to pursue an “America first” agenda for AI development. “The age of artificial intelligence is here,” said Michael Kratsios, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, “And with it, the... Read more