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Data Science

While the field of data science is not tied directly to Big Data, advances in one tends to produce advances in the other. Big Data increases our ability to harvest and process data, while data science allows us to dig into it for insights.

Data Science

There’s huge market and business investment in the Big Idea that is known as Big Data. But missing from the conversation is the key point: how do we convert data – at scale and from multiple sources, into consumer style, simple yet truly smart data-driven apps that deliver value to

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Data ScienceMachine Learning

Whenever someone needs to cite an example of the staggering volume of data generation today, Twitter is called upon. It’s no wonder this is the case- every single minute, 649 new users sign up to the service, and an astonishing 342,000 tweets are created. Handling this vast ocean of data-

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(Conflict (red) and cooperation (green) in Nigeria Jan-March 2014; source) For centuries, society has been captivated by the idea of the eternal return. From Indian philosophy and ancient Egyptian thought, from Pythagoras through to Nietzsche, the idea that history is cyclical and events will recur again and again infinitely has

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In a landmark move for Australia’s fifth largest city, Adelaide City Council and Cisco will be working in alliance to create Australia’s first Internet of Things Innovation Hub. “Our recent collaboration with the State Government and local internet provider Internode that now brings free WiFi across the city is a

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The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is developing a new a facial recognition payment system that will allow users to authorize online transactions with their faces. The system will be released by 2015 to both individual customers and retailers. Zhou Xi, the director of the CAS Chongqing Green Technology Research

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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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In a landmark scientific breakthrough, an international team of neuroscientists has been able to carry out ‘direct and non-invasive brain-to-brain transmission of information between humans,’ sitting 5000 miles apart, between India and France. Alvaro Pascual-Leone, MD, PhD, director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at Beth Israel Deaconess

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Google’s Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, in partnership with scientists from several institutes in California, has launched its hardware initiative to design and build new quantum information processors based on superconducting electronics. An alliance between Google, NASA Ames Research Center and the Universities Space Research Association (USRA), the Quantum Artificial Intelligence

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Data ScienceNewsRetail & Consumer

In a bid to reach out to more retail companies, IBM’s cognitive computing platform Watson might be utilised to fabricate ‘fashion’ apps that overlay structured and unstructured data to help people decide what to wear. While at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, IBM Watson’s global retail transformation leader Keith Mercier spoke

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Facebook is apparently flagging articles for satirical content. Of course, it can’t work: sarcasm is about cultural context and shared assumptions and a computer capable of understanding it would be very close to the almost-human AIs of science fiction. But fielding requests for magic is an experience familiar to anybody

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