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

Swansea University have added the brand new MSc in Health Data Science to their curriculum, the first of its kind in the UK. The Health Data Science masters is aimed at healthcare professionals, computer scientists with experience in healthcare and biomedical engineers. According to the University of Swansea’s website, “Health

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BI & AnalyticsUnderstanding Big Data

In our cartographic overview of the big data ecosystem, we stated a Big Data environment should allow you to store, process, analyse and visualise data. Thus far in the “Understanding Big Data” series, we’ve been breaking down the ecosystem into composite parts, focusing on software which specifically focuses one or

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Machine LearningNews

The advances in the field of speech recognition over the past couple of years have been huge. Since Microsoft began working with deep learning neural networks in 2009, huge improvements in the way algorithms can detect your dialogue have occurred. Since then, many other big names like Google and IBM

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Data ScienceNews

Imagine knowing which buildings would catch on fire, which people wouldn’t pay their loans, or to solve overcrowding in California’s prisons. Only a few years ago, such ideas might have seemed outside the realm of possibility. Now, the Bayes Impact Fellowship is trying to transform these ideas into realities- with

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Data ScienceNews

The public transport provider of San Diego, the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), is now using big data analysis in order to effectively use the massive influx of information it garners. The data comes from diverse sources including GPS-based automatic location devices on buses, automatic passenger counters on trolleys, a smart-card

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Facebook is again under attack, this time by U.S Senator Mark R. Warner, who is asking the Federal Trade Commission to inspect the social network’s use of big data. The cause of this is a controversial experiment conducted by Facebook on a share of its users. In statement on this

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What You Don't Know About Apache Lucene
Conversations

According to his LinkedIn profile, Robert Muir is Mongolia-based Ghostbuster for Elasticsearch. Any activities involving the elimination of supernatural entities aside, what we do know is that his work at Elasticsearch involves implementing and improving the reliability of Apache Lucene. He’s also an Apache Lucene committer; Lucene is a high-performance,

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On the 16th and 17th of July, Berlin will once again be overun with pioneers from the creative and technological industries for Berlin Tech Open Air Festival 2014. TOA is Europe’s first interdisciplinary festival, attracted 2,500 guests and 150 speakers and acts to Germany’s capital. But the fun doesn’t start

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Data ScienceNews

To say the Open Data Institude (ODI) know a thing or two about big data would be understatement. In the 18 months since it opened its doors as an all-in-one data science school, research institute, startup accelerator, and business franchise, they’ve made a mark on the big data market. They’ve

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Machine LearningNews

Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky started Numenta with the intention of modeling and mimicing how the human brain processes information. It was an ambitious task, and one that has been nearly a decade in the making. But now, 9 years after it was started, Numenta has held an open house

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