Tag Archive for Data Mining

10 Jobs That Cognitive Computing Apps Can Improve


by Angela Guess InformationWeek contributor Doug Henschen recently wrote, “Computing power meets the human-like capacity to speak, seeing, reason, and learn. That’s what cognitive computing is all about, as exemplified by the category leader, IBM Watson. But is this practical technology that can affordably handle important tasks? Even before it acquired the AlchemyAPI platform last…

The Companies That Are Tapping Data for Social Good

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by Angela Guess Leslie Pascaud of Forbes recently wrote, “In recent years, organizations such as the Data-Pop Alliance and DataLook have emerged to tap data for social good. Marquis Cabrera wrote last year about the collaboration between the UN and 500 startups to invest in Big Data for Social Good. One example is Glow, a…

Machine Learning Aids the Internet of Things

In a recent article, Mike Kravis explained, “In a previous post I discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) will radically change your big data strategy. Massive amounts of data from sensors, wearable devices, and other technologies are creating new and exciting opportunities to make better business decisions in real time. However, harvesting all of…

The Data Behind the Internet of Things

Nancy Gohring of Computerworld recently wrote, “The market for connected devices like fitness wearables, smart watches and smart glasses, not to mention remote sensing devices that track the health of equipment, is expected to soar in the coming years.”

Data Mining Education Startup LearnSprout Raises $4.2M in Funding


by Angela Guess Natasha Lomas of Tech Crunch reports, “U.S. edtech startup LearnSprout has taken in more funding — announcing today a $4.2 million round which it actually closed last August. Investors in the new round are prior investor Formation 8, Samsung Ventures and former Blackboard president, Justin Tan (who also sits on its advisory board)… LearnSprout’s aim is to help schools unlock…