Top News Organizations Compete Using Innovative Big Data Tools

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The Global Editors Network (GEN), Reuters, and Cxense have brought together some of the best digital news pioneers to develop innovative solutions for their websites to optimize reader loyalty. The competition, Editors Lab Reuters Hackdays, will take place May 30-31 at Reuters Headquarters, 3 Times Square, New York, NY.

Big Data and Sustainability

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The recent Big Ideas for Sustainable Prosperity research conference brought together some of the world’s preeminent environment & economy thinkers for a two day conference to share knowledge and think big about Policy Innovation for Greening Growth. In the video presentation below, Dr. Matthew E. Kahn argues that the combination of Big Data and field experiments can sharply improve urban quality of life.

2014 Data Scientist Salary Survey

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An important new research study was recently released that well-serves the needs of the data science professional community – the Burtch Works Study: Data Science Professionals Report. The free report includes a complete overview of the data science profession.

Big Data Analytics, Big Benefits for Healthcare

Federal agencies have great expectations for how big data analytics can improve healthcare, but are they doing enough to prepare to take advantage of big data? A MeritTalk survey of 150 federal executives involved in healthcare or healthcare research reveals that 62% of those surveyed believe that big data will significantly improve patient outcomes for the Veterans Administration and those receiving military health services.

Groupon Expands Teradata System to Power Analytics

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Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications and services company, has indicated that Groupon, a global leader of local commerce known for its website featuring discount coupons usable at local or national companies, has expanded its Teradata Data Appliance-based Data Warehouse to accommodate rapid business growth as well as a rising demand for deeper detail in analytics-driven intelligence.

Big Data and the Rise of Augmented Intelligence

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Each year computers are getting faster, but at the same time we as humans are getting better at using them. The top chess players in the world are not humans OR computers, but combinations of humans AND computers. In this TEDx Auckland talk, Sean Gourley examines this world of augmented intelligence and shows how our understanding of the human brain is shaping the way we visualize and interact with big data.

Interview: Dr. Wen Ru of Baidu

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Over at the NVIDIA blog, Dr. Wen Ru of Baidu is interviewed about the importance of GPU computing, machine learning, and also talks about Baidu and the Institute of Deep Learning.  Dr. Ren Wu is a distinguished scientist at Baidu’s Institute of Deep Learning (IDL). He is known for his pioneering research in using GPUs […]

Chief Data Officer Summit – Data Strategy Innovation

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The Chief Data Officer Summit brings together top data leaders for two days of interactive learning and unparalleled networking opportunities. Discover how to deliver breakthrough results by strengthening the CDO function in your company. This event is brought to you by The Innovation Enterprise, May 23 & 23 in San Francisco.

Book Review: Think Bigger

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In “Think Bigger: Developing a Successful Big Data Strategy for Your Business” (AMACOM, April 2014), author Mark van Rijmenam offers real-world insights and clear explanations to make getting a firm grasp on Big Data manageable for business leaders at all levels, in companies of all sizes and shapes.

White House Releases Report on Big Data

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The White House published a new report that explores the impact of big data on the economy, government, and society. The report noted the many ways that data is creating saving lives, making the government work better, and improving the economy. It also outlined a series of recommendations to promote privacy, fairness, and non-discrimination.