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Video: Machine Learning Overview from NERSC

In this video from the HPC User Forum in Tucson, Prabhat from NERSC presents: Machine Learning. “Prabhat leads the Data and Analytics Services team at NERSC. His current research interests include scientific data management, parallel I/O, high performance computing and scientific visualization.”

DataUSA Launches, the Most Comprehensive Visualization of US Public Data

Deloitte, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Macro Connections Group and Datawheel today launched DataUSA, a free and open platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes shared U.S. government data to help executives, policymakers and citizens better understand critical issues in areas like jobs, skills, education and health.

WSO2 Deep Huge Project Predicts 99.4% Chance of Presidential Win for Donald Trump if Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Ticket as VP Candidate

Artificial Intelligence has evolved exponentially over the years—from Deep Blue beating Gary Kasparov in chess to DeepMind mastering Go. Now with the Deep Huge predictive analytics system, WSO2 takes on America’s national pastime, the 2016 presidential election.

Zoomdata Launches Federal Program for Big Data Visual Analytics

Zoomdata, developers of one of the world’s fastest visual analytics solution for big data, announced the launch of its new federal program, designed with leading technology and professional services partners to help government agencies capitalize on the enormous amounts of data they generate and collect.

Data Science and the Language of Politics

In this contributed article for Super Tuesday, Assaf Baciu, Co-Founder and SVP Product and Engineering of Persado, discusses the power of data science generated language designed to evoke a focused emotional response from voters.

How Has Big Data Changed Public Policy?

The compelling infographic below was created by New England College’s Public Policy program and asks the question of how big data has changed public policy.

Visualization of the Week: Presidents of the United States

As next year’s U.S. presidential election continues to heat up, it might be useful to get a historical perspective for the Office of the Presidency. Using Tableau Public, data author David Pires provides an educational data visualization that includes statistics going back to the birth of the country.

Cornell to Lead Aristotle Cloud Federation for Research

Today Cornell University announced a five-year, $5 million project sponsored by the National Science Foundation to build a federated cloud comprised of data infrastructure building blocks (DIBBs) designed to support scientists and engineers requiring flexible workflows and analysis tools for large-scale data sets, known as the Aristotle Cloud Federation.

Seattle Police Department Selects Accenture to Deliver Data Analytics Platform to Support Police Operations and Investigations

The Seattle Police Department (SPD) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to design and implement a data analytics platform that will give the Department reliable and rapidly accessible data that will enable it to meet important management and governance objectives and support leadership decision making.

The Benefits of Becoming a Smart City

Advances in technology are quickly paving the way for smart cities. A smart city is an urban center that harnesses technologies, such as IT, to improve the quality of life of residents, manage available resources such as roads and water in economically sustainable manner, and reduce environmental pollution. According to figures published by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), smart city technologies will grow to an industry worth $27.5 billion by 2023.