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AI for Pharma R&D – Creating Anti-cancer Drugs Faster, Reducing Process from Years to Days

The costs and process of developing anti-cancer drugs has been an extreme challenge for decades. Today one company, AccutarBio, is harnessing the power of AI to accelerate drug discovery and reform the current “hit-to-lead” drug discovery scheme. The company recently received $15 million in funding (including money from Chinese AI/facial recognition company YITU) and is now partnering with Amgen.

Pattern Computer Comes Out of Stealth Mode and Launches Groundbreaking Pattern Discovery Technology

Pattern Computer, Inc., which has developed a proprietary pattern discovery system to uncover valuable insights from vast data sets, announced a pattern computer system and the public launch of its platform technology after being in stealth mode for the past two years. Pattern discovery is an emerging category – an extension of the machine learning field – that distinguishes itself by using both supervised and unsupervised learning.

Parallel Storage Fuels Groundbreaking Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at Harvard

To alleviate bottlenecks and achieve the ideal balance of parallel performance and optimized availability, Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) deployed the DataDirect Networks (DDN®) GRIDScaler® GS7KX® parallel file system appliance with 1PB of storage. The installation has sped the collection of images detailing synaptic connectivity in the brain’s cerebral cortex.

HIMSS 2018: Perspectives on Health Industry use of AI and Machine Learning

The 2018 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition, March 5–9, 2018 in Las Vegas, is a big deal for IT related themes centered around the health information industry. We put together a number of compelling commentaries below from a short list of important health information industry vendors. The the focus of the perspectives align with insideBIGDATA’s primary areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Enjoy the comments and the conference!

How Big Data Can Help Save Our Planet

Big data analytics company and ETH Zurich spin-off Teralytics, Telefónica NEXT and sustainability solution provider South Pole Group conducted a study in Nuremberg, Germany that reveals the analysis of mobile network data as an effective way to estimate CO2 and NOX emissions in urban areas at very low cost.

Commercial Analytics and It’s Defining Role In Pharma Marketing

Pharma companies are working hard to build effective patient access programs and implement an effective commercial strategy around it. Expiring patents and competitive pressure is a real challenge and companies need to explore opportunities with the help of the vast amounts of data they own. Big Data and Analytics capabilities are helping companies define that strategy and execute a plan, which will help them succeed. Our friends over at Prescriber360 put together the infographic below containing facts and figures to emphasize the need of a well-planned analytics strategy.

Government Sponsored Data Analytics in Healthcare and Life Sciences

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Data Analytics in Government provides an in-depth overview of the use of data analytics technology in the public sector. Focus is given to how data analytics is being used in the government setting with a number of high-profile use case examples. This is the third in a series of articles providing content extracted from the guide. The topic for this segment is government sponsored data analytics in healthcare and life sciences.

Dr. Eng Lim Goh on New Trends in Big Data and Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence

In this video from SC16, Dr. Eng Lim Goh from HPE/SGI discusses new trends in HPC Energy Efficiency and Deep Learning for Artificial Intelligence. “Recently acquired by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, SGI is a trusted leader in technical computing with a focus on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges.”

How Big Data Will Impact Biomedical Research

In this contributed article, tech writer Linda Gimmeson discusses how today we see big data playing a part in biomedical research, and specifically three main ways that big data has impacted biomedical research include authorization, speedy results, and safer animal testing.

Case Studies: Big Data and Healthcare & Life Sciences

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Healthcare & Life Sciences is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new area of technology. This segment focuses on big data case studies.