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Google’s forward-thinking and experimental Google X division has been working on self-driving cars for some time. However, at a conference in California yesterday, Sergey Brin announced that Google will start building its own self-driving cars rather than modifying vehicles built by other manufacturers. “We’re really excited about this vehicle –

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Ftc Call For Regulation On Big Data
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Collecting personal information in the world of Big Data has its advantages; it allows companies to prevent fraud for instance, and personalise our online experiences. But it also has a more nefarious side; personal data can be hacked, allowing strangers access to our most intimate personal details. And it’s not

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Atos Set To Acquire Bull For €620 Million
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IT services firm, Atos, is set to purchase its French counterpart Bull in an attempt to secure its place as the top cloud computing and cybersecurity company in Europe. The deal is believed to be worth €620 million ($845 million) and is expected to close at the end of this

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Nba'S Game-Changing Big Data Camera System
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This season sees Big Data hitting the basketball courts, as every NBA team has access to intricate data which tells them the position of the ball and every player, for every second, in every game of the season. The company making it happen are SportVU, founded in 2005 by technicians

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The Importance Of Big Data In Australia'S Mining Sector
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Across the mining sector, increasing production costs in Australia are impacting operators’ competitive advantage. However, big data and operational intelligence can help drive sustainable productivity increases in mining, according to a Deloitte report. The recent mining boom created favourable conditions for investment and expansion of mining operations whilst “masking some

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Bi/Analytics Salaries Stagnating, Data Scientists Increasing
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According an InformationWeek report, salaries for business intelligence and data warehousing professionals are stagnating, whereas big data analytics experts and data scientists are at the top of the pay-scale. The survey, which was conducted from November 2013 to February 2014, included 410 staff and 336 managers. The results showed that

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Vinod Kholsa: Disrupting Healthcare With Data
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Vinod Khosla, the founder of Khosla Ventures and co-founder of Sun Microsystems, said last Friday that the best way to improve healthcare is to get rid of most doctors. The comment was made during a one-hour keynote speech at Stanford University School of Medicine’s Big Data in Biomedicine Conference. “Biological

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Levan: Learning Everything About Anything
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Researchers from the Allen Institute of Artificial Intelligence and the University of Washington are aiming to take machine learning to the next level with system LEVAN. Rather than learning a specific concept, LEVAN aims to Learn EVerything about ANything (hence the name). Unlike most machine learning projects, which learn either

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Competitive Edge: Big Data Meets Fantasy Football
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Competitve Edge, a new digital platform, will be providing Big Data insights into the world of Fantasy Football from August onwards. Beyond the traditional approach of picking players based on past performance metrics, Competitive Edge will allow users to make informed decisions based on mental, physical and environmental factors which

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Who Will Retweet This? The Science Of Twitter Engagement
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In this day and age, you’d be hard-pushed to find an industry-leading business whose marketing strategy doesn’t heavily feature social media. Indeed, for businesses of all sizes, Twitter and its kin offer huge opportunities for promotion and increasing brand awareness. Getting people to retweet your site/product opens you up to

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