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TopQuadrant and Taxonic Partner to Deliver Linked Data Solutions to Europe

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by Angela Guess The company has informed us that “TopQuadrant™, a leading enterprise metadata and semantic data integration company, today announced that Taxonic will join the company as a solution partner targeting Europe.  As part of the partnership, Taxonic will offer solution services and trainings on TopQuadrant’s TopBraid product offerings, including implementation and integration services.…

The Immediate Future of Data Management

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by Jelani Harper Trends in the Data Management space tend to emerge rapidly and mature slowly. Those that will most impact the way that Data Management is conducted throughout the coming months are explored below. These capabilities for managing data effectively represent the maturation of a number of different technologies, platforms, and capabilities that will…

Kimera Systems Wants to Create a Virtual Assistant for Your Gadgets

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by Angela Guess Klint Finley of Wired reports, “With his new company, Kimera Systems, [Mounir Shita] wants to help create all sorts of internet-connected devices without help from the Googles and the Amazons, spreading the wealth to electronics makers and broadband providers instead. For consumers, who’s actually taking a cut of all these purchases might…

USAID is Looking for Help with Its Geospatial Analytics

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by Angela Guess GCN.com recently reported, “The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), with a mission to support developing nations, maintains a set of geospatial tools to help map and manage its global project work flow. Recently the agency announced a plan to expand the geospatial technologies already offered through its GeoCenter, a coordinating…

How and Why Standards for Artificial Intelligence Keep Evolving

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by Angela Guess Kristen V. Brown of SF Gate recently wrote, “John McCarthy, the scientist who coined the term ‘artificial intelligence,’ famously lamented that ‘as soon as it works, no one calls it AI anymore.’ He felt many of his field’s achievements are underappreciated. Technologies such as Apple’s personal assistant app, Siri, perform many of…

Meet Ross, the Artificially Intelligent Attorney

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by Angela Guess Brian Jackson of IT Business reports, “A group of University of Toronto students are taking Watson, IBM Corp.’s Jeopardy champion computing system, to law school. They’re also giving it a new name – meet Ross, the super intelligent attorney. After taking part in a contest hosted by IBM in New York earlier…

Persado Raises $21M to Make Human Copywriters Obsolete

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by Angela Guess Barry Levine of Venture Beat reports, “If you’re a marketer with a knack for writing great copy, you may want to learn another job skill. New York City-based Persado is offering an artificial intelligence-based system for creating the most effective text for emails, web pages, and other marketing. Today, it announced it…

IBM Watson Can Now Provide You With Financial Advice and Recipes

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “IBM has recruited a couple of new partners in its quest to mainstream its Watson cognitive computing system: financial investment specialist Vantage Software and the Institute of Culinary Education, or ICE. While the former is exactly the kind of use case one might expect from Watson, the…

2015 Trends in Data Modeling: The Machine Learning Effect

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by Jelani Harper Data Modeling has become easier – in certain instances. It has arisen from the nearly exclusive reach of Data Scientists and IT departments to take up residence where it is needed most—within the comforting confines of the business. There are still a number of caveats involved with this trend, as end users…