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3 Banking Giants Partner On Data Quality Venture

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri reports via Information Management, “Instead of battling data management costs on their own, three giant banks are partnering with SmartStream Technologies Inc. to build a consolidated data management company. By joining hands, the participants believe they can drive down data management costs while boosting data quality. Indeed, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman…

Using PDF to Address Healthcare’s Unstructured Data Challenge

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by Angela Guess Bruno Lowagie recently wrote in Image & Data Manager, “A typical healthcare office handles tens of thousands of documents for patient records, legal, finance, billing processes. In pharma and biotech, a typical FDA drug review process, involves multiple stages of trials, testing, applications, marketing and manufacturing for the new drug – all…

Using Data Science to Predict Police Misconduct

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by Angela Guess Chris Hagan recently wrote for WBEZ, “Every day there are thousands of interactions between police officers and citizens across the country. While most are uneventful, a small number leave a member of the public disrespected, unprotected, harassed or — in all too many cases seen recently — hurt or even killed. This…

Alibaba Launches China’s First Artificial Intelligence Service

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by Angela Guess Catherine Shu reports for TechCrunch, “Aliyun, the cloud computing unit of Alibaba Group, is launching an artificial intelligence service that it claims is the first in China. Called DT PAI, the platform combines algorithms used by Alibaba with machine and deep learning techniques and presents them in a simple drag-and-drop interface. Aliyun…

Why Hackers Have the Edge on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Neel V. Patel recently wrote for Inverse, “Hackers, whose m.o. is to outthink machines, remain largely unconcerned about progress in artificial intelligence or artificial counterintelligence. They know that just because computers can be smarter and more facile than humans doesn’t mean humans can’t turn the tables. ‘No A.I. that presently exists can…

5 Big Data Open Source Projects Worth Watching

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Take a look at the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF’s) list of projects and you may feel overwhelmed. Between top-level and incubating projects, there are far too many to keep track of. Filtering down the list to Big Data projects may not help, because that “smaller” list…

Is the Cloud the Right Place for Your Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote in Network World, “Is the cloud a good spot for big data? That’s a controversial question, and the answer changes depending on who you ask. Last week I attended the HP Big Data Conference in Boston and both an HP customer and an executive told me that big…

Basho and Cisco Get Riak Running on Apache Mesos

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by Angela Guess Alex Woodie reports for Datanami, “At the MesosCon conference this week, Basho Technologies and Cisco are demonstrating the Riak key-value store database running atop Apache Mesos, the next-gen cluster manager developed by UC Berkeley’s AMPLab. As Basho CEO Adam Wray tells Datanami, it’s all about making data delivery more scalable. Basho develops…

Identifying Bias in Machine Learning Algorithms

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by Angela Guess The University of Utah reports for Scientific Computing, “Software may appear to operate without bias because it strictly uses computer code to reach conclusions. That’s why many companies use algorithms to help weed out job applicants when hiring for a new position. But a team of computer scientists from the University of…

Artificial Intelligence: Liability and Regulation

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by Angela Guess Gary Lea of The Conversation recently wrote in Phys.org, “There has been much discussion of late of the ethics of artificial intelligence (AI), especially regarding robot weapons development and a related but more general discussion about AI as an existential threat to humanity.If Skynet of the Terminator movies is going to exterminate…