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An Argument Against the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Galen Gruman recently opined, “A highly connected world where devices of all sorts intelligently use sensor data to be more efficient, adjust to changing conditions, prevent or at least flag problems, and optimize performance of themselves, workflows, and even personal health — that is the vision of the Internet…

A Business Case for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Chris Taylor recently commented, “The Internet of Things (IoT) is here. We’ve moved beyond speculation about what IoT might look like to the place where the rubber meets the road: that is, to where IoT demonstrates real business value. This evolution raises questions for how to best manage…

A Look Inside the MUSE Project: Turning Books into 3D Virtual Worlds

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by Angela Guess The European Union’s Community Research and Development Information Service recently wrote, “The tremendous success of history-based video game franchises shows that the interest is there, but it also demonstrates that interactivity can sometimes be a much better way to convey stories in an appealing and memorable manner. To this day, however, the…

Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, and Informa, the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities, today announced that its joint solution ‘Smart Data Lake…

Detecting and Predicting Fraud with Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Eric Knorr recently noted, “When Amazon Web Services announced a new machine learning service for its cloud last week, it was a sort of mini-milestone. Now all four of the top clouds — Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM — will offer developers the means to build machine learning into…

Data Governance for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi recently wrote for Information Age, “A recent survey of information professionals, by Iron Mountain and AIIM, revealed that a third of businesses have yet to allocate content responsibility for instant messaging (39%), mobile (32%), social media (28%) and cloud-sharing (33%). But close to one in ten respondents said their organisations…

Machine Learning Is the Next Frontier of Big Data Innovation

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Machine learning is the next frontier in Big Data innovation. And the cloud is the next frontier within that frontier. Almost five years ago, Google launched its Prediction API cloud-based machine learning service. This past July, Microsoft launched its Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) service as…

MIT Develops Probabilistic Programming Language, Picture, to ID Images & Video

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by Angela Guess Techworld recently reported, “MIT researchers are developing a new programming language, called Picture, that could significantly cut the amount of coding needed to help computers recognise objects in images and video.A prototype, to be unveiled in June at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference will reveal how probabilistic programming could reduce…

Lexalytics’ Latest International Language Support Adds Arabic, Russian, and Dutch

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Lexalytics, the leader in cloud and on-prem text and sentiment analytics solutions, announced today that it has expanded its breadth of language capabilities to include Arabic, Russian, and Dutch. With this addition, Lexalytics now supports 16 international languages. ‘Our focus on expanding global…