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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 11/20/2017

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Staying Ahead of the Game with Artificial Intelligence

The IDC Infographic below, sponsored by our friends over at DataRobot, takes a closer look at the global AI landscape and how organizations are increasingly embracing AI to positively transform their business and stay ahead of the competition.

How AI Is Helping Speed Drug Development

In this contributed article, Gunjan Bhardwaj, Founder and CEO of the Innoplexus, discusses how AI significantly can speed up drug development time, from synthesis to approval. The convergence of healthcare and technology is creating a lot of buzz, especially as the healthcare policy debates are in a gridlock amongst U.S. lawmakers. Fortunately, technology companies and healthcare experts are working together to innovate at breakneck speeds, regardless of policy challenges.

5 Innovative Ways to Improve Human Resources through Artificial Intelligence

In this contributed article, Eva Wislow, career coach and HR Executive at resume writing service CareersBooster.com, discusses how Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the manner in which companies develop HR plans and manage their workforce and how the evolution of information technologies brought significant changes in the way human resources are being managed.

Fluree PBC Launches FlureeDB — Scalable, Blockchain Cloud Database

Companies and developers wanting to integrate the decentralization, immutability, and consensus benefits of blockchain technology into their existing data infrastructure and business applications finally have an enterprise-grade product with which to do so. FlureeDB — a scalable, blockchain cloud database — launched for public beta use.

Virtual GPUs: Accelerate Mobility, Productivity & Security in Healthcare

Many hospitals have turned to virtualization to provision high performance, secure virtual workstations using the compute power of a single physical hardware resource. That’s according to a new report from HPE, that explores how virtual GPU technology is helping to modernize healthcare data workloads.

Large Scale Deep Learning with TensorFlow

In this video presentation from the Spark Summit 2016 conference in San Francisco, Google’s Jeff Dean examines large scale deep learning with the TensorFlow framework. Jeff joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow.

The Practical Guide to Managing Data Science at Scale

Our friends over at Domino Data Lab, Inc. have written a new whitepaper “The Practical Guide to Managing Data Science at Scale” that aims to demystify and elevate the current state of data science management. They identify consistent struggles around stakeholder alignment, the pace of model delivery, and the measurement of impact. The root cause of these challenges can be traced to a set of particular cultural issues, gaps in process and organizational structure, and inadequate technology.

Interview: Ayush Parashar, Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering at Unifi Software

I recently caught up with Ayush Parashar, Co-Founder and Vice President of Engineering at Unifi Software, to discuss the role and value of metadata as enterprises embrace self-service access to data. Unifi leverages metadata in almost every aspect of what they do. From delivering an elegant user experience to powering AI, it’s a key asset in supporting the capabilities and functionality they are able to deliver to a business user.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 11/8/2017

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.