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In a recent outburst, Elon Musk spoke about the existential threat that AI poses to humanity. Amongst other sceptics Elon Musk debates the singularity theory — a hypothetical future moment where software becomes self-aware and smart beyond our capacity to understand. The debate sparked recently after Elon commented on on

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Data ScienceNews

KAUST has selected a trifecta of Cray’s storage, analytics and supercomputing systems from global supercomputer leader Cray Inc in a $80 million contract. Cray’s Adaptive Supercomputing vision is focused on delivering innovative next-generation products that integrate diverse processing technologies into a unified architecture, allowing customers to meet the market’s continued

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News

Fitness tracking wearable tech by Fitbit is now being used to support legal claims in personal injury cases, setting a legal precedent for the use of personal data. A team of Calgary-based lawyers representing a woman who was injured in an accident four years ago, and has been using her

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BI & Analytics

Max Kanaskar is an Associate for Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). He has extensive experience in IT capability development and data management, and has advised companies in transformational data management programs, including data strategy, management and governance. He’s a regular commentator on big data and technology. His views can be found

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Data ScienceNews

In a discussion on the future of computer science at Harvard University, former Microsoft CEO and alumni of Harvard- Steve Ballmer AB ’77, joined Harvard President Drew Faust and Cherry Murray, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), to discuss the topic. Ballmer expressed his excitement about

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News

An American spying program reportedly run by the U.S. Marshals Service is gathering data from tens of thousands of cell phones in USA. Two- square- foot devices also termed as dirt- boxes which mimic cell towers of large telecommunications firms, trick cell phones into reporting their unique registration information. The

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Data Science

TOP DATACONOMY ARTICLES How Big Data Is Changing The Insurance Industry Forever Our guest contributor this week, Bernard Marr, looks at how big data could impact the insurance industry. He concludes that big data in insurance will mean insurers combining the data already available to them will be able to build up

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Data ScienceNews

Open source software has gained considerable traction of the past decade, with companies and organizations across the world investing millions in upgrading and adopting new open source technologies. Indeed, it is the flexibility, interoperability, customizability, and security of open source that makes it so appealing to companies. In fact, 1998,

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Events

The best minds in data will gather in Barcelona this November for Strata + Hadoop World to learn, connect, and explore the complex issues and exciting opportunities brought to business by big data, data science, and pervasive computing. Just in time for the event in Barcelona, O’Reilly and Cloudera have

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Events

Apache products power over half the Internet, petabytes of data, teraflops of operations, billions of objects, and enhance the lives of countless users and developers. ApacheCon brings developers and users together to explore key issues in building Open Source solutions “The Apache Way”. With hundreds of thousands of applications deploying

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