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Tech execs tackling childhood cancer

Network industry veteran turned VC Chris Lynch aims to raise $100 million to fund pediatric cancer research via the Tech Tackling Cancer campaign.

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Buyer's guide explores data analytics software

Download the 36-page report, which puts 10 leading business intelligence products under the microscope. A giant chart examines 63 software features, including security, data visualization and Hadoop support.

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Half of US adults are profiled in police facial recognition databases

Photographs of nearly half of all U.S. adults -- 117 million people -- are collected in police facial recognition databases across the country with little regulation over how the networks are searched and used, according to a new...

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Breaches, IT skills & innovation keeping CIOs up at night

To say that CIOs have full plates – from guarding against breaches to cloud migration to embracing innovation – is an understatement. But given the growing recognition of IT’s importance to organizations of all kinds, it’s also a...

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Big data on campus

Colleges and universities are sifting through reams of data in search of ways to bolster graduation rates.

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The big picture of digital transformation (an introduction)

When it comes to digital transformation, company leaders must consider all of the factors, such as customer analytics, technology platform and change management.

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MIT event to promote U.S.-China cooperation on machine learning, autonomous vehicles & more

MIT-CHIEF, a not-for-profit student group that promotes cooperation between the United States and China in technology and innovation, is readying its annual conference with a focus on machine learning, new materials and more.

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Watson's the name, data's the game

There's a new data expert making a name for himself in the corporate world today, and he's impressing a lot of people.

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It's (not) elementary: How Watson works

What goes into making a computer understand the world through senses, learning and experience, as IBM says Watson does? First and foremost, tons and tons of data.

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Milestones along the way in Watson's colorful history

How did IBM's Watson get to where it is today? Here are some key events that happened along the way.

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Here's to our health, with help from Watson

IBM may have originally built Watson to win at Jeopardy, but it saw potential applications in healthcare early on.

Named Data Networking team issues call for hacks

The Named Data Networking (NDN) project team has issued a Call for Hacks to take place at its 3rd NDN Hackathon, to be held on Nov. 4-5 at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.


Why being a data scientist 'feels like being a magician'

What is it like to be a data scientist? Here's what three people currently on the front lines had to say.

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Review: TensorFlow shines a light on deep learning

Google's open source framework for machine learning and neural networks is fast and flexible, rich in models, and easy to run on CPUs or GPUs

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Building an insider threat program that works — Part 2

A world-class insider threat program must have three core characteristics: prevent insider threat events, adapt to threats and be able to scale.

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These IT jobs offer a good work-life balance

Achieving balance between work and home life is an ongoing challenge for professionals across industries, but it turns out the IT world is doing pretty well in helping to make it happen.

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Salesforce will buy Krux to expand behavioral tracking capabilities has agreed to buy user data management platform Krux, potentially allowing businesses to process even more data in their CRM systems.

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White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

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Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

Hard on the heels of the discovery of the largest known data breach in history, Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open source project to the Apache Software Foundation with a focus on using big data...

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