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Data Trends: IT Coralling Data Science; Big Data May Not be Better

We’ve recently seen data science shift markedly from a peripheral capability to a core function, with larger teams tackling increasingly complex analytics problems. We’ve watched rapid advances in data science platforms and their big...

TurboPatent aims to improve the patent process with new AI product

Seattle startup TurboPatent is releasing a pair of new products designed to improve the patent application process, with help from artificial intelligence. TurboPatent, which raised $1.4 million in funding earlier this year, focuses on corporations and...

Harver raises $8.1 million, seeks to “kill” resumes with AI recruitment platform

Matching candidates to jobs is a frustrating process for employers and job seekers, with attrition rates for beginning positions often hitting 100% each year. Harver, founded in 2014 in Amsterdam, is applying AI to...

Deep Learning personalization of Internet is next big leap

Deep learning is a subfield of machine learning and it comprises several approaches to tackling the single most important goal of AI research: allowing computers to model our world well enough to exhibit something...

Big Data is transforming epidemics in these five ways

Infectious diseases inflict a tremendous human and economic toll. The Zika virus alone could cost Latin America and the Caribbean up to $18 billion according to the United Nations. When it comes to epidemics, we...

How mining Big Data can produce fake news and voter manipulation

The opening chords of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising” rocked a hotel ballroom in New York City as a nattily dressed British man strode onstage several weeks before last fall’s U.S. election. I see...

Natural Language Generation is Humanizing Analytics for the Masses

We are witnessing a fascinating change happening in analytics and across all industries. Novel immersive user experiences are just beginning to emerge that leverage artificial intelligence and human language. Natural Language Generation (NLG) is...

Winner of 2017 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition is Lightmatter, a startup using light to...

Lightmatter, a startup using light to calculate faster and more efficiently than existing artificial intelligence hardware, took home the Robert P. Goldberg $100,000 grand prize Wednesday night after beating out seven teams of finalists...

VCs see fertile ground in agtech

Agriculture startups that have raised seed rounds, firms that employ robotics and big data tools, are blossoming into businesses sought after by later-stage investors. Investment in the agtech space is up sharply this year, driven...

India’s Infosys will hire 10,000 U.S. workers, offer AI training

India's Infosys (INFY) has announced it will hire 10,000 Americans over the next two years, with the jobs going to "experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges,"...

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