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The Rise of the Citizen Data Scientist: Detente in the Era of Data Wars

In this contributed article, Sri Raghavan, Senior Global Product Marketing Manager for Teradata Aster, highlights how the advent of the era of the Citizen Data Scientist is not to be considered a threat to the Data Scientist in the organization. If anything it helps validate the assertions made by Data Scientists about the power of advanced analytics. Having more people like the Citizen Data Scientists attests to the unbridled power of analytics.

Artificial Musician Builds New Melodies without Music Theory

The “deep artificial composer”, or “DAC” for short, generates brand-new melodies that imitate traditional folk music of Irish or Klezmer origin. It does so without plagiarizing already existing ones, since melodies it writes are as original as those produced by a human composer. The results were presented in April at this year’s edition of the Evostar conference. The DAC actually produces musical scores of melodies, symbolic music written using notation, and does not generate audio files.

Interview: Michael Stonebraker, Adjunct Professor, MIT Computer Science and AI Laboratory (CSAIL)

The following is a discussion with Michael Stonebraker, Adjunct Professor, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL); ACM 2014 Turing Award Recipient. The Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) just concluded a celebration of 50 years of the ACM A.M. Turing Award (commonly known as the “Nobel Prize of computing”) with a two-day conference in San Francisco. The conference brought together some of the brightest minds in computing to explore how computing has evolved and where the field is headed.

Software Finds a Way: Why CPUs Aren’t Going Anywhere in the Deep Learning War

In this contributed article, Adi Pinhas, CEO of Brodmann17, examines how Application Specific Integrated Circuits, or ASICs, are predicted to be the new technology built for deep learning. Unlike GPUs, which were built for graphic processing ASICs designed specifically for deep learning have better price/performance and power/performance ratios.

Hitachi Solutions Powers Big Data with R

In this video from the EARL 2017 conference in San Francisco (June 5-7, 2017), insideBIGDATA’s Managing Editor and resident data scientist Daniel D. Gutierrez chats with David Bishop, SVP – Head of R&D, Hitachi Solutions America.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for June 2017

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

Peering into Neural Networks

Neural networks, which learn to perform computational tasks by analyzing large sets of training data, are responsible for today’s best-performing artificial intelligence systems, from speech recognition systems, to automatic translators, to self-driving cars. But neural nets are black boxes. Once they’ve been trained, even their designers rarely have any idea what they’re doing — what data elements they’re processing and how.

Big People in Big Data: How Numbers Propelled them to Success (Or Notoriety)

In this contributed article, Digital Media Manager and Content Writer Sean Westbrook takes a trip down memory lane by remembering the significance of a number of luminaries who have helped shape our big data industry.

Machine Learning Comes to Tour de France

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organizers of the Tour de France, and Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France, announced the introduction of machine learning technologies at this year’s Tour de France to give cycling fans across the globe an unprecedented experience of this year’s event. The race begins in Düsseldorf on Saturday and finishes at the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 23 July.

Big Data is Transforming the Travel Industry

In this contributed article, tech writer Rick Delgado, examines how the travel industry includes a wide range of businesses, such as rental car companies, hotels, airlines, tour operators, cruise lines and more. Each of these companies must find a way to improve the overall customer experience and to meet the unique needs of each customer, and big data assists with this process.