Only a month into the year, and already several of our expert’s predictions for 2015 in big data are coming into fruition. 2015 is certainly looking like the year of AI & automation, with all three of this week’s most-shared news pieces below focusing around prediction and AI. 2015 may, too, be the year of the economists; both Kris Hammond of Narrative Science and Gabriel Lowy of Tech-Tonics Advisors published excellent pieces on the huge big data opportunities for the financial industry.
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“It is a truth (almost) universally acknowledged that the Internet of Things is going to revolutionise how we live, work and think. Although broaching this field can be daunting, it is certainly worth looking in to the fascinating applications and technology associated with this field- if you’re looking for the latest insights into how IoT will shape our future, this list is a great place to start.”
“While companies use many approaches to extract value from data they capture, organize and store, it is only recently that we have seen a new class of technologies emerge providing real impact — those powered by Artificial Intelligence, aka AI.”
Yesterday, NoSQL innovators Aerospike announced that Silicon Valley veteran John Dillon will be stepping into the breach as their new CEO. He’s got big plans for the company- largely revolving around less marketing buzz, and more love for developers. His ambitious roadmap is definitely worth a read.
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A laboratory automation system that harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) techniques in order to glean and understand scientific data constant experimentation is called a Robot Scientist. Eve is such a Robot Scientist and if certain U.K. researchers have it right, then Eve might have stumbled upon a possible fighting chance against malaria.
The startup landscape is a minefield, where even the most brilliant ideas can fall by the wayside without proper implementation and business acumen. This is where Thomas Thurston comes in. Thurston believes he has developed a predictive algorithm which can mitigate some of the risk involved with starting and investing in a new business.
“A new iOS app Am I Going Down? refutes the claim that there’s a “one in a million chance” of your plane crashing. In fact, if you’re on a Boeing 747-700 flight from San Francisco to Dallas, there’s a 1 in 4,593,011 chance you’ll crash.”
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Conference themes this year include: Technologies for Human Use, Technologies in Community, Technologies for Learning and Technologies for Common Knowledge.
“Hadoop, a huge piece of the puzzle, continues to present both exciting opportunities and engineering challenges. Can you become cloud native? What new alternative paradigms are available with Hadoop? What are the limitations of sole Hadoop use? How can you use it for machine learning. What about Integration? Corporate Accessibility? Ethics? These burning issues are what the summit looks to address.”
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