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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.

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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Brain-To-Brain Communication Achieved For The First Time In Human History
Data ScienceNews

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 Sets Quantum Computing Hardware In Its Crosshairs
Data ScienceMachine LearningNews

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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Ibm’s Watson Focuses On Fashion Trends To Help Customers Decide What To Wear
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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The Four Questions You Need To Ask To Get The Most Out Of Your Data
Data Science

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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Nasa Finalises Proposals For Earth Data Challenge Ideas
Data ScienceNews

NASA has zeroed in on four innovative concepts proposed by students and faculties of various institutes, regarding the ‘Innovative uses of climate projections and Earth-observing satellite data’. A follow up challenge asks participants to create an application or algorithm that communicates climate change impacts to the general public using the

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Ibm’s New Cognitive Computing Cloud Service To Accelerate The Occurrence Of Scientific Breakthroughs
Data ScienceNews

IBM’s Watson Discovery Advisor is now available as a Cognitive Cloud Computing platform and will enable researchers to analyze big data in more ways than one. Released last week, the service will “accelerate the pace of scientific breakthroughs by discovering previously unknown connections in Big Data.” “We’re entering an extraordinary

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The Cold, Hard Data Behind The Ice Bucket Challenge
Data Science

If you’ve been on social media in the past couple of weeks, you’ll undoubtedly have seen videos of people chucking freezing cold water on their head. Mass lunacy? Quite possibly, but it’s also for a good cause; the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We’ll refrain from joining the throngs of media

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Datanyze Lands $2M Seed Funding - Expansion On Cards To Cater To Larger Client-Base
Data ScienceNews

Datanyze, the sales prospecting tool powered by technology data, grabbed $2 million in seed funding round on Tuesday. The round was led by investors like IDG Ventures and saw others like AngelList, Neeraj Agrawal, Google Ventures, and Mark Cuban. “Datanyze enables salespeople to uncover not only who is using a

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Data Science Veteran Hilary Mason Comments On Big Data
Data ScienceNews

Hilary Mason is something of a pioneer among data scientists and Big Data enthusiasts. And when she talks about Big Data one would do good to listen. Mason spoke to Wall Street Journal earlier this week, making her doubts clear regarding Big Data. “What predictive algorithms are actually really good

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