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Is Customized Healthcare a Near Term Reality?

In this special guest feature, Abdul Hamid Halabi, the global business development lead for healthcare and life sciences at NVIDIA, discusses how personalized or precision medicine is becoming a reality with the help of a machine learning method called deep learning.

SKA Signs Big Data Cooperation Agreement with CERN

SKA Organisation and CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, signed an agreement formalising their growing collaboration in the area of extreme-scale computing. The agreement establishes a framework for collaborative projects that addresses joint challenges in approaching Exascale computing and data storage, and comes as the LHC will generate even more data in the coming decade and SKA is preparing to collect a vast amount of scientific data as well.

A New Weapon in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction: Behavioral Analytics

In this special guest feature, David Hom, Chief Evangelist at SCIO Health Analytics®, supports his belief that sophisticated behavioral analytics is the key to uncovering patients who are likely to be or become addicted to prescription opioids.

Using Machine Learning with Health Data: The Challenges and Pitfalls

In this contributed article, Elad Ferber, CTO and Co-founder of Spry Health, points out that when considering health data, the level of required customization for machine learning algorithms is very high for 3 reasons: the inherent complexity of the human body, the accessibility and relevance of data sources, and integration into the existing healthcare system.

Case Study: More Efficient Numerical Simulation in Astrophysics

Novosibirsk State University is one of the major research and educational centers in Russia and one of the largest universities in Siberia. When researchers at the University were looking to develop and optimize a software tool for numerical simulation of magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) problems with hydrogen ionization —part of an astrophysical objects simulation (AstroPhi) project—they needed to optimize the tool’s performance on Intel® Xeon Phi™ processor-based hardware.

Proscia’s Artificial Intelligence to Transform Pathology Labs and Drive Their Digital Evolution

Proscia Inc., a software solutions provider for digital pathology, announced the introduction of its new concept: Software as a Lab.

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.

Logical Glue Develops Machine Learning White Box Insights for Financial Services and Insurance Markets

Logical Glue, the cloud-based software company that helps the financial services and insurance industry reduce risk and increase profits with insightful and faster data-driven decisions, has closed a major private investment from UK entrepreneur Tom Singh. The investment will allow Logical Glue to expand its cloud-based machine learning and statistical modelling platform, further developing its patented “white box” decision-making engine and data visualization tools.

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.