Eileen McNulty
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Eileen McNulty

Eileen McNulty-Holmes is the Head of Content for Data Natives, Europe’s largest data science conference. For the past ten years, they have written, edited and strategised for companies and publications spanning tech, arts and culture. With a core focus in journalism and content, Eileen has also spoken at conferences, organised literary and art events, mentored others in journalism, and had their fiction and essays published in a range of publications. They are passionate about amplifying marginalised voices in their field (particularly those from the LGBTQ community), AI, and dressing like it’s still the ’80s

Mit'S Algorithm Predicts Areas' Crime Rates Using Google Street View
Machine LearningNews

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have devised an algorithm that can determine facts like “which scene has a higher crime rate”, or is “closer to a McDonald’s restaurant”, about a location, only with the help of an image or two. MIT reports that although “humans

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Mapr’s Latest Distribution Gives A Flavour Of Apache Drill, With New Developer Pre-Release
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Ushering in the next-generation ANSI SQL to Hadoop, MapR has added a developer pre-release of Apache Drill, coined Drill 0.5, to its latest release. MapR, one of the leaders in enterprise Hadoop technology for big data deployments, has made available the 4.0.1 version of the MapR distribution including Apache Drill

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Snowden Disclosure : Nsa’s Secret Surveillance Engine Icreach Shares Citizens’ Metadata Across Us Law Enforcement Agencies
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American whistleblower in exile, Edward Snowden, has revealed the existence of a secret search engine, ICReach for sharing citizen metadata within various US domestic law enforcement agencies and more. “The search tool was designed to be the largest system for internally sharing secret surveillance records in the United States, capable

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Acquisition Of Continuent To Fuels Vmware’s Hybrid Cloud Intentions
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VMware, a cloud and virtualization software provider, has announced the acquisition of assets of database clustering and replication outfit, Continuent where the latter’s team will join VMware’s Hybrid Cloud Business Unit. Ajay Patel, Vice President of Application-as-a-Service at VMware explains that combine wants, “to enhance Continuent’s technology, integrating it within

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Us National Science Foundation Funds $31M Boost To Big Data Infrastructure
Big DataNews

The U.S. National Science Foundation wants to tap the benefits “Big Data”. But even with rapidly advancing technical prowess, there remains a “lack of interoperability, missing tools and hardware that is still evolving” to cater to varying demands of scientific communities. In order to upend the situation the NSF has

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Meet Interana- An Events-Based Big Data Solution Built By Former Facebook All-Stars
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The raft of expectations and requirements of new big data tech coming to market continues to grow and grow. They’ve got to be fast. They’ve got to be scalable. They’ve got to handle key business metrics, such as growth, retention and churn. Increasingly, they’ve also got to be easy-to-use and

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The Fight Against Alzheimer’s Finds A Potent Ally In Big Data
HealthcareNews

Globally, there were an estimated 44.4 million people with dementia in 2013. That number is set to 75.6 million by 2030, and 135.5 million in 2050, placing increasing amounts of pressure on the medical community to prevent, slow or stop the disease. The lack of proper treatment for Alzheimer’s has

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Logi Analytics Transforms Data Discovery With New Version Of Logi Vision
BI & AnalyticsNews

Press Release- Logi Analytics the analytics everywhere company, today announced the release of Logi Vision 1.3, combining new analytical capabilities with social features that transform data discovery from the purview of data scientists to anyone who needs data-driven insights. Logi Vision 1.3 will be available to try as a downloadable,

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Researchers At Microsoft Showcase Latest Deep Learning Approach To Image Recognition
Machine LearningNews

Researchers at Microsoft Research Asia have discovered a solution to the excruciatingly slow object detection that is characteristic to existing “deep convolutional neural networks” (CNNs) which has been published in Spatial Pyramid Pooling in Deep Convolutional Networks for Visual Recognition, a research paper written by Kaiming He and Jian Sun,

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Oracle Exec And Cto Larry Ellison Gives A Flavour Of Oracle'S Cloud And Database Ambitions At Last Week'S Openworld
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Larry Ellison, CTO and Executive Chairman for Oracle, revealed Oracle’s cloud plans in last week’s OpenWorld show and simply put, Oracle wants to lead. Barb Darrow, senior writer at Gigaom reports, that abound in resources Oracle is game to buy into new markets. Ellison and co-CEOs Safra Catz and Mark

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