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German startup Protonet are spearheading the  ‘Free Your Data’ initiative to bring about the setting up of a new law that would enable individual access to personal data held by corporations. Launched earlier last week, Free Your Data aims” to action a new law to stop the pursuit, exploitation and profit

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Technological advancement is, for the most part, a wonderful thing. But as technology becomes more sophisticated, so does crime. Thankfully however, so do the methods to counter such menaces. Hui Wang is the senior director of global risk sciences at PayPal. For the last 11 years, she has seen the

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Ryft, a big bata outfit that has products which offer ‘actionable intelligence from complex data’ has rolled out a new analytics platform that claims to be 200X faster than conventional hardware, in analyzing historical and streaming data simultaneously. Dubbed, Ryft ONE, the new offering promises to provide actionable business insights

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Pyramid Analytics has reported all round growth in the past year, marked by increased customer base – which has been tripling every year in the last three years, and doubled workforce. “The market is rapidly evolving from departmental BI to more mature, cross-departmental BI for the enterprise,” notes Omri Kohl, co-founder

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Machine LearningNews

It seems not a day goes by without an industry leader remarking that machine learning algorithms are the future of everything. Unfortunately, data scientist extraordinaire Hilary Mason is calling bullshit on the whole affair. Mason is the CEO and founder at Fast Forward Labs, a machine intelligence research company. While

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Deep learning innovator, AlchemyAPI has been acquired by tech giant IBM in a bid to further develop its “next generation cognitive computing applications,” essentially adding to Watson’s deep learning potential. AlchemyAPI’s deep learning platform allows structuring of cognitive-infused applications with advanced data analysis capabilities such as taxonomy categorization, entity and

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Data ScienceNews

Visual.ly, the data visualization and infographics platform that provides on-demand creative services team to companies from its curated freelance workforce, has secured $3.3 million in fresh funding to further fuel the development of its platform. “The rise of content marketing has generated an unprecedented demand for compelling visual content to

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Autodesk, the 3D design, engineering and entertainment software provider has recently made free public beta its all in one, end-to-end solution for converting any reality capture input (photos, scans) into the high resolution 3D digital mesh replicas. Project Memento which graduated from Autodesk Labs to Autodesk Memento Beta allows the

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Artificial IntelligenceNews

Sam Altman, the President of the seed-stage accelerator Y Combinator, has a thing or two to say about the development of the superhuman machine intelligence (SMI). In a blog post, this week, he wrote : “The US government, and all other governments, should regulate the development of SMI.  In an ideal

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Machine LearningNews

Pande Lab at Stanford University in collaboration with Google released a paper earlier this week that focuses on how neural networks and deep learning technology could be crucial in improving the accuracy of determining which chemical compounds would be effective drug treatments for a variety of diseases. A Google Research

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