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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Big DataInternet of Things

In the latest installment of our expert interviews about the future of the Internet of Things, we discuss the promise of these smart cities with RF Code‘s VP of Worldwide Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Richard Jenkins. As a leading environmental monitoring and asset management solutions provider, RF Code have been

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It appears that the data fabric is rising to eminence. Last week, Gridgain unveiled their signature data fabric; now, Continuent have announced their offering to the world, named Continuent Tungsten 3.0. For businesses with increasingly complex architectures, such data fabrics- a complete set of integrated systems which hope to fulfill

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