As 2013 draws to a close, it is time for industry analysts and pundits to present their assessments of the year in order to predict where Big Data is headed in 2014. Forbes recently came out with a useful summary of predictions from IDC and IIA which could serve as a balanced road map for […]
I’d like to acquaint you with a tremendous resource for keeping current with the latest research in the field of machine learning. Informally known as the pre-print server, arXix.org is the global repository for the fields of Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
As 2013 draws to a close, a number of year-end surveys are coming out to assess the progress in our industry. I enjoy going through these results to get a pulse of big data and how it’s being received in the business community. Here is one valuable survey published annually for free: Rexer Analytics 6th Data Miner Survey for 2013.
On Tuesday Facebook announced it hired machine learning pioneer Yann LeCun to run its newly created artificial intelligence lab. Scooping up one of the biggest names in the field is a major move for the company, but it’s not a surprising one. If anything, Facebook is late to enter to the data science arms race that’s underway in Silicon Valley and the country as a whole.
As a data scientist, I should believe in the value of surveys and other data collection mechanisms. In the case IT industry surveys, I’m not convinced how accurately the respondents report their reality while rushing through online surveys. So taking the results with a grain of salt, I found an intriguing article appearing in Forbes: The State of Big Data: What The Surveys Say.
Can Big Data be used to foster serendipity? That’s the premise of an award-winning paper in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge. Entitled “Fostering Serendipity through Big Linked Data” the paper was written by Muhammad Saleem, Maulik R. Kamdar, Aftab Iqbal, Shanmukha Sampath, Helena F. Deus and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. The amount of bio-medical data available […]
MLI is an Application Programming Interface (API) designed to address the challenges of building machine learning algorithms in a distributed setting based on data-centric computing. Its primary goal is to simplify the development of high-performance, scalable, distributed algorithms. A new research paper is available on the arXiv pre-print server which describes the new API. MLI […]
All the important indicators point to greater Big Data spending by businesses, but the question remains: what steps are you taking to get the most out of your investment? To insure a reasonable ROI, experts say businesses shouldn’t just invest on Big Data technologies, but on Big Data staffing as well. The latter is getting […]