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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

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This week saw several huge funding announcements in the big data sphere. Israeli cyber security startup GuardiCore raised $11 million to bolster data centre security; Everstring landed $12 million to enlist more data scientists; Nervana raised $1.1 million for their deep learning hardware venture, which remains shrouded in mystery. See

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In what seems to be one of the largest HIPAA security breaches that has affected the US, information such as names, Social Security numbers, addresses, birthdays and telephone numbers of 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems has been stolen by online miscreants. Credit card numbers and medical records were

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Nervana Systems, a San Diego based outfit that has been causing some chatter with its Deep learning applications initiatives, has managed to grab a $3.3 million series A round of venture capital. Deep learning has been touted as the next breakthrough in machine learning and has recently aided in fields

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Amongst the memes, trolling, and procrastination aids in every form imaginable, community platforms such as Reddit offer a fascinating insight into the behaviour of online communities- if the data gets put in the right hands. This is the thinking behind a new partnership between Reddit, Imgur and Twitch, who are

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MongoDB, the leading NoSQL database, announced the availability of Production Support for MongoDB for the free-to-download Community Edition. This allows users to get expert guidance from the same team that builds MongoDB, citing strong demand from community edition users for greater support options, without investing in the whole enterprise package.

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Machine LearningNews

According to Gartner, 80% of data created today is unstructured. No data could be less structured than the vast ocean of selfies, photos of Starbucks beverages and millennial angst that is Tumblr. But the billion-dollar company may have found a way to take this rich, messy cultural cachet and turn

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Sander Dieleman, a Spotify intern and Ph.D. student has published a lengthy report on his grand plans to revolutionise Spotify’s recommender system. In short, he’s planning to use deep learning to recommend you songs that actually sound like what you listen to, meaning it’s not just the most popular songs

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The futuristic idea of shops knowing your age, gender and race when you walk into a store and targeting products accordingly is becoming a reality. Real Life Analytics, a MassChallenge startup based out of Boston, have developed computer vision software which can determine your demographic profile within 20 milliseconds of

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Defensive shifting, in baseball, started as a trend several years ago and is rapidly becoming core strategy with major league baseball teams with the advent of complex predictive technology. The player positions in baseball has always been such that first-baseman stands at first base, the left-fielder positions himself in left

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