Tag Archive for Machine Learning

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…

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…

Microsoft Acquires Machine Learning Startup Equivio

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by Angela Guess Emil Protalinski of Venture Beat reports, “Microsoft today announced it has acquired text analysis software startup Equivio, though financial details of the deal were not disclosed. The company says it plans to integrate the machine learning technology into Office 365 ‘in the months ahead.’ While Office 365 offers e-discovery and information governance…

Personal Robots in the Home Are Closer than You Think

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by Angela Guess Lance Ulanoff of Mashable reports, “It’s no longer a question of if we’ll have personal robot assistants in the home, but when. A growing number of companies across the globe are now vying to be the first physical artificial intelligence-driven avatar in your home, including Robotbase and its simply-named Personal Robot. On…

NASA Turns to Machine Learning to Identify Stars Faster

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by Angela Guess A recent article in The Astrophysical Journal reports that NASA has started to use machine learning techniques to understand the properties of stars more quickly. The article states, “New time-domain surveys have begun exploring everything from nearby extrasolar planets to the most distant known stellar explosions, and a veritable zoo of time-variable…

WibiData Develops First Commercial Experiment Framework for Rapid Optimization of Machine Learning in Hadoop

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “WibiData, a leader in personalization software, today announced Experiments by Wibi, the first commercial experiment framework to capitalize on the processing power enabled by machine learning in Hadoop. Experiments by Wibi reduces the time to modify and implement personalization models from months to minutes,…

Machine Learning Startup GraphLab Brings in $18.5M, Takes New Name

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDnet reports, “As well as announcing a change of company name to Dato, machine-learning firm GraphLab says a new $18.5m funding injection will help finance expanded engineering, business-development and customer-support teams. The $18.5m series B funding round announced today, led by Vulcan Capital with Opus Capital Ventures and previous…

How to Extract Insights from Big Data

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by Angela Guess Salil Godika of Datamation recently wrote, “While sifting through vast amounts of information can look like a lot of work, there are rewards. By reading large, disparate sets of unstructured data, one can identify connections from unrelated  data sources and find patterns. What makes this method of analysis extremely effective is that…