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

Scientists at Edinburgh University’s Roslin Institute are planning to create the first labrador genome through aptly titled Labradome project. The focus is to determine the environmental roots of disease – viruses, bacteria, poor food or poor exercise regimes in pedigree dogs which might further pave the way for further research

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Machine Learning

Since Microsoft began working with deep learning neural networks in 2009, we’ve seen huge improvements in the way algorithms can detect our language and dialogue. IBM have continued to pour money and resources into the development of Watson; Apple have moved the development of Siri in-house, to improve its NLP

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News

Indulging the consumer eagerness for “tinier tech”, sensor-based analytics provider Estimote has just rolled out a super-slim version of their flagship wireless Bluetooth beacon. ‘Nearables’ are a frugal three millimeter-thick, with slightly shorter battery life and newer components encased in a flexible body, with an adhesive back; all with the

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News

Late last week, Leading enterprise Hadoop providers Hortonworks announced the availability of Apache Kafka as a technical preview on their Hortonworks Data Platform product. Kafka orginiated as a real-time messaging system developed at LinkedIn, and was incubated as an Apache project in 2011. “Apache Kafka is a fast, scalable, durable,

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News

Press Release: Splunk, provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, today announced that Amaya Gaming, provider of a full suite of online gaming products and services, has transformed its development approach and enhanced performance across its online properties with the help of Splunk® Enterprise. Amaya Gaming reports

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Big Data

The story of how Michael Brown lost his life at the hands of the police two days before he was due to head off for college was a tale heard around the world. The incident- and resulting civil unrest- became more than a sum of its parts. They became a

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News

Google X have secretly been working on a fleet of aerial drones for the past two years, according to The Atlantic. The latest in the tech giant’s offerings outside the Web sees intentions of entering the commerce and package delivery market in direct competition with Amazon, who revealed on-going work

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Data ScienceNews

IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor is now available as a Cognitive Cloud Computing platform and will enable researchers to analyze big data in more ways than one. Released last week, the service will “accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.” “We’re entering an extraordinary

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Machine LearningNews

Last week saw the launch of Enlitic, a company that is incorporating deep learning to revolutionize diagnostic healthcare. With the intention of making the enormous trove of medical data that is available today accessible to physicians, Enlitic will provide data in the form of “medical images, doctors’ notes, and structured

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Data Science

If you’ve been on social media in the past couple of weeks, you’ll undoubtedly have seen videos of people chucking freezing cold water on their head. Mass lunacy? Quite possibly, but it’s also for a good cause; the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We’ll refrain from joining the throngs of media

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