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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…

Do You Need to Go Back to School to Keep Up With Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The struggle to keep up with advances in big data, among other increasingly relevant technologies, has left many professionals seeking new resources to maintain an edge. This ‘back to school’ trend can be seen at all levels, from junior IT employees to CIOs, but nowhere…

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation Launch Lenovo Scholar Network

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Lenovo today announced a new agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a robust mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies in the United States. The two organizations will provide innovative curriculum and technology to provide exposure and encourage…

Your Next Big Data Investment: MIT’s Online Big Data Class

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently wrote, “What’s the best way to learn about big data? An online program may be the preferred option for students who can’t attend on-campus classes during the day or evening. Schools increasingly are catering to the needs of the online student who, unlike most undergrads, tends to…

MIT Researchers Win INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award

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by Angela Guess Leslie Sheppard of MIT News reports, “MIT’s Kris Johnson, Alex Lee, and David Simchi-Levi — along with online retailer Rue La La — have received the 2014 INFORMS Revenue Management and Pricing Section Practice Award for a project that is expected to increase Rue La La’s revenues. The award for the analytics-based pricing-optimization application…

The Intersection of Big Data, Privacy, and Government

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by Angela Guess Elena Malykhina of Information Week reports, “White House counselor John Podesta is leading a 90-day government study that explores the intersection of big data and privacy. According to Podesta, now is the time to take a closer look at big data analytics and other comprehensive data-mining techniques that could shape future policies. ‘The…