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Review: HPE’s machine learning cloud overpromises, underdelivers

Haven OnDemand’s enterprise search and format conversions are the strongest services, while more interesting capabilities are not fully cooked

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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 finally gets a release date

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 will be available for commercial use on June 1, giving companies access to a bunch of new features.

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How a medical device maker took control of its sales data

With more than 50 distributors, each supplying sales data in different formats, medical diagnostic equipment maker Alere had limited visibility into its own customer base until it built a single-source data strategy built on master...

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5 (more) reasons to be a data scientist

"Data scientist" has already been declared this year's hottest job, and now a new report offers several more reasons to consider it as a career.

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Here's why analytics is eating the supply chain

New software is enabling better visibility and more collaboration among partners, including key customers and suppliers.

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AI looms large in Google's view of the future

Google's Founders' Letter was an exception this year for the fact that it was penned by Google CEO Sundar Pichai rather than Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

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Zuckerberg sees 'better than human' AI in next 10 years

Mark Zuckerberg expects artificial intelligence will progress to make computers better than humans at basic sensory perception within the next 10 years and Facebook will end up knowing a lot more about you.

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Can AI beat you at Foosball? Yes. Yes it can

AI has already proved its prowess in chess, Jeopardy and the ancient game of Go, but it's now come out victorious in yet another arena: the classic game of Foosball.

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Why marketing technology will make or break careers

Datorama CSO, Katrin Ribant, discusses the importance of marketing technology (MarTech) and its impact on the modern-day marketer. As today's MarTech environment is exceedingly complex, Ribant posits that understanding, or choosing...

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Doom will be AI's next big gaming challenge

AI may have trounced humanity in the ancient game of Go, but it remains untested in countless other gaming arenas.

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MIT uses 4D maps to help robot teams navigate moving obstacles

It's one thing to keep robots from crashing into fixed obstacles like walls or furniture, but preventing collisions with other moving things is a much tougher challenge.

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How do you stop patent trolls? This algorithm just might do the trick

Patent trolls have proven a big enough problem to attract White House attention, but there's been little consensus on how to stop them. A new tool from artist and engineer Alexander Reben aims to bring algorithms into the picture.

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How an online real estate company optimized its Hadoop clusters

Every night, Trulia crunches more than a terabyte of new data and cross-references it with about 2 petabytes of existing data to deliver the most up-to-data real estate information to its users. Here's how it ensures consistent...

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8 universities at the forefront of big data

Undergraduate programs have been slow to catch on to big data education. Until now. Here are eight universities paving the way for the next generation of data scientists with undergraduate degrees in big data.

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Cloud review: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Joyent

The top five public clouds pile on the services and options, while adding unique twists

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AWS focuses on hard disks for new big data services

Amazon Web Services is going retro to help companies deal with big data workloads. The cloud provider announced Tuesday that it's launching two new volume types for its Elastic Block Store service that are powered by traditional,...

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No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts

Business documents written in foreign languages are no longer the problem they once were thanks to technologies like Google Translate, but what about contracts written in legalese?

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AI + humans = kick-ass cybersecurity

Neither humans nor AI has proven overwhelmingly successful at maintaining cybersecurity on their own, so why not see what happens when you combine the two?

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