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

Researchers Now Have Access To National Institutes Of Health'S Medline Data Repository
HealthcareNews

The National Institutes of Health now allows semantic searches of health data repository Medline in a move which could fuel the next big data brekathrough in health. This will enable experts to carry out research based on correlation of readily available medical knowledge. Brand Niemann, founder of the Federal Big

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Eu Competition Authority’s Approval Precipitates The Last Leg Of Facebook’s Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition Of Whatsapp
News

Facebook has finally received the nod from the European Commission that has been assessing the $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp. Google has found itself in hot water with the European authorities of late, but Facebook have avoided such struggles for now. The EU Commission has found that Facebook’s

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Alchemyapi Rolls Out Next Generation Of Face Detection Which Can Identify Celebrities
Machine LearningNews

Cloud computing and text mining innovator, AlchemyAPI has released its Face Detection and Recognition API, the latest offering in the AlchemyVision product line. Utilizing deep learning technology, the Face Detection and Recognition API returns the position, age, gender, and also the identity of the people, in case of celebrities, when

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Global Forest Watch Taps Big Data To Prevent Deforestation - Setting Precedent For Climate Change Reversal Initiatives
Big DataNews

The world’s forests are being destroyed at the rate of 50 football fields every minute. Deforestation is a leading factor, triggering climate change. However, a lot remains unknown about it as it occurs, like, ‘where forests are cleared, why it happens and who is responsible.’ By the time, deforestation is

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Macy’s Taps Big Data Tech- Ibeacon And Shopkick - To Capitalise On Tech-Savvy Customers Intent On Spending
Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

U.S. department store Macy’s is fusing Apple’s iBeacon technology with Shopkick to identify shoppers’ locations and provide them with ads & vouchers on their smartphones or tablets, in a bid to boost sales. According to the Washington Post, Macy’s is deploying 4,000 sensors inside its 768 stores to make this

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Berlin Based Privacy Startup Zenmate Bags £3.2M In Series A, Amidst Privacy Concerns In “Post-Nsa Landscape”
News

Online security and privacy startup, ZenMate has landed £2 million ($3.2 million) in Series-A funding round. The round was led by Holtzbrinck Ventures with participation from existing patron Project A Ventures and new investors like Shortcut Ventures and T-Venture. Principal at Holtzbrinck, Barbod Namini, said about the funding: “We saw

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Cloudera Acquires Data Visualisation Innovator, Datapad
BI & AnalyticsNews

Enterprise Hadoop experts Cloudera have acquired business intelligence and data visualization innovator DataPad. It has been speculated that the acquisition is a bid to obtain Datapad’s workforce which specializes in data analysis on Python, rather than just its technology. “We are thrilled to have the DataPad team join Cloudera and

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In 5 Years, 50% Of Our Search Queries Will Be On Speech Or Images According To Andrew Ng
Machine LearningNews

Still basking in the glory of recently appearing on our 10 Machine Learning Experts list (we can only assume), Andrew Ng recently spoke at a Gigaom meetup on behalf of Baidu, where he has taken up residence as Chief Data Scientist. Ng’s talk concerned Baidu’s big plans for the future-

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Ipsoft Amelia
Machine LearningNewsTechnology & IT

Leading managed services provider, IPsoft has developed an artificial intelligence platform called “Amelia” built essentially to “automate knowledge work across a broad range of functions.” Named after the aviator- explorer Amelia Earhart, the platform resolves queries in a wide range of business processes, being privy to the same information as

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Intelligent Ecommerce Startup Ometria Secures $500K, Plans To Give Small Retailers A Data-Driven Advantage
BI & AnalyticsNewsRetail & Consumer

Ometria, an outfit providing software solutions to drive profitable e-commerce, has bagged $500k in seed funding, after the $1.5 million seed round in March this year. This round saw participation from 17 new investors including James Bromley, COO at Swiftkey, Andreas Andreou, commercial director at Quidco, Alicia Navarro and Joe

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