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While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

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Acxiom announced on Wednesday that it had agreed to acquire ad-tech startup LiveRamp, a company that helps marketers use their offline CRM and transactional data on the web. The deal will cost $310 million and is expected to close mid-summer. When LiveRamp started in 2012, it had 116 clients. This

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Big changes have occured in the Israeli firefighting system since the devastating fire in Carmel in 2010. Since the blaze, which killed 44 people and destroyed hundreds of buildings and millions of trees, the haphazard firefighting system (comprised of 24 distinct regions with little central control) has become more cohesive

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Hamed Pirsiavash, a postdoctoral scholar from MIT, is developing a new activity-recognition algorithm to identify what’s happening in video files. Pirsiavash and his former thesis advisor, Deva Ramanan of the University of California at Irvine, will present the video recognition programme at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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When we devote so much time and energy talking about Big Data, are we neglecting the important things that you can do with Small Data? Maybe, but… probably not. Looking beyond the Big Data hype helps us to capture real value from advanced analytics on data, big and small. The drumbeat

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Celmatix, a US-based startup, are beginning clinical trials for their Big Data technology in the field of fertility treatment. Their technology Polaris, so-named for the guiding star in astronomy, computes massive amounts of data to better predict which fertility treatments a particular patient will respond to best. Polaris will initially

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Over the past two months, SAS have been staking their claim for in-memory analytics for Hadoop. They have been providing data scientists and analysts with fast, powerful new tools for advanced analytics. First, there was SAS In-Memory Statistics for Hadoop, allowing users to build, explore and model data, all within

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Netflix creates House of Cards with Big Data
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In 2012, Americans watched more legally-delivered video content via the Internet than on physical formats such as DVDs. This shift in format also allows online content providers to gather large amounts of data on viewer habits. Recommendation engine Netflix is the de facto iTunes for online video content. It collects

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  Alchemy API is branching out from its usual realm of natural-language processing and into the world of computer vision. Its new product, Alchemy Vision, is the first computer vision API on the market to understand complex visual scenes without textual clues. Using the pixel content, AlchemyVision can recognise multiple

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Facial Recognition... Not Quite
Machine Learning

Facebook’s DeepFace technology is able to recognize faces 97.25% of the time, against 97.53% for a human. Such developments raise questions about the power of such tools and the implications for the future. Selected use cases of facial recognition technology include: * NameTag: Allows the user of Google Glass to

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Speech Recognition
Machine Learning

Speech recognition had long been considered difficult to program, but now appears standard in most modern smartphones. What’s the secret? Statistical modeling. While any word can begin a sentence, the words that follow do not appear in a random order. Machine learning can be employed to enable the software to

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