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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

Lead Man At Google Translate Lured Away By Geneticist Venter To Help Translate Human Genomes
Machine LearningNews

Geneticist and entrepreneur J. Craig Venter has hired Franz Josef Och, the leading man at Google Translate, to help decrypt multitudes of human genomes, as the Chief Data Scientist at Human Longevity, Inc. Venter who played a key role pushing the Human Genome project forward, said, “I basically did a

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The Future Of Machine Learning, According To Cloudera'S Sean Owen
ConversationsMachine Learning

In the first part of our interview with Sean Owen, Cloudera‘s Director of Data Science, we discussed the relationship between machine learning and Hadoop, the future of Apache Mahout and why machine learning has become such hot property. In this part of our discussion, we delved into the future of

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Expanding Big Data Calls For Cep, Reveals Survey
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A Big Data and Advanced Analytics Survey has revealed the growing the need for real-time complex event processing (CEP) other than Hadoop amongst developers. The survey, carried out by market research firm Evans Data Corp, found that 71% of the software developers surveyed said they require advanced processing more than

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The Visual Microphone: Recovering Sound From Vibration In Objects
Machine LearningNews

Researchers from MIT, Microsoft Research, and Adobe Research have been collaborating on an intriguing project. They are experimenting with recovering sound from high-speed video of the minute vibrations from objects. The project is known as The Visual Microphone, and according the project website, this is how it works: When sound

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Pivotal And Emc Supporting Tachyon As Next In-Memory Revolution
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Pivotal, the San Francisco-based software and services provider has announced its partnership with the AMPLab at UC Berkeley to support the in-memory Tachyon project. They aim to bolster the data lake technology with an architecture that builds upon disk-based storage with memory-centric processing frameworks. Being led by Haoyuan Li, a

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This Model Can Predict 7 Out 10 Supreme Court Rulings
Machine LearningNews

It is widely believed that predicting natural elements- the spread of wildfire, or disease, for example- is entirely possible. Yet when it comes to modelling human behaviour, many like to think there’s a certain unique, unpredictable character to humanity that cannot be pinned down by algorithms. Yet three scholars- South

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Transit Innovators Bridj Bag $4 Million Funding And Gabe Klein As Coo
Data ScienceNewsTransportation & Logistics

Pop-up mass transit system, Bridj has had double the reasons to revel as it announced last week that it had acquired $4 million in funding to build on its innovative idea on mass transit and to top it, they hired Gabe Klein as its new Chief Operating Officer. What Uber

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Esri'S Zip Code Lookup Reveals Which Marketing Profile Represents You
Data ScienceNews

Esri, a US-based global provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has developed the  ZIP Code Lookup tool that enables the user to enter any ZIP Code in the United States and glean  information about the people who live in that area, such as household type, income, employment, vehicle preferences, and leisure

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Japan'S Cabinet To Use Internet Data To Assess Economy
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“Big data” has a reputation problem in Japan. Spates of hacking, theft and government misuse of personal data have meant confidence in data-driven solutions has plummetted. Yet, the goverment are still optimistic; they’re widely promoting the use of data in economic growth strategy, as well as assigning tens of millions

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Baidu Is Readying The World'S Largest Deep Learning System
Machine LearningNews

Baidu is getting closer to finishing the world’s largest computer cluster for deep learning. The system is reported to have 100 billion digitally simulated neural connections conceived by heavy graphics processing units (GPUs). To put things in perspective the human brain has around a hundred trillion neural connections. Five years

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