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3 security analytics approaches that don’t work (but could) — Part 1

Bayesian networks, machine learning and rules-based systems individually don't work well. They don’t produce good results, don’t scale or are too hard to work with.

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API adoption: Traditional industries lag

Businesses need to digitize and adopt APIs to connect systems and be more customer-facing, but the energy, logistics, packaging and banking sectors have a lot of catching up to do.

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Tech luminaries team up on $27M AI ethics fund

A team of philanthropists and tech luminaries have put together a fund that’s aimed at bringing some more humanity into the AI development process. It’s called the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Fund, and it will...

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How Hadoop helps Experian crunch credit reports

Experian is quickly crunching massive amounts of data and making it available to customers thanks to the open source software as well as microservices and API technologies.

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Busted! 5 myths of digital transformation

Let’s get digital: Serious opportunities await those who can cut through the bull surrounding everything that can make an organization digital

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Review: Caffe deep learning conquers image classification

Caffe offers a strong brew for image processing, but the project shows signs of stalling

Must-seee TED Talks for Techies [slideshow cover]

6 must-see techie TED talks

TED ended its year by picking its top 10 TED Talks for the year, and we'll start 2017 off by selecting a handful of techie ones we figure might be of particular interest to Network World readers.

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DIY vs. fully integrated Hadoop – What’s best for your organization?

The trade-offs of building it yourself vs. going with a pre-integrated, out-of-the-box platform

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Despite big data, Alibaba’s Taobao back in US blacklist

Alibaba’s Taobao.com marketplace is in the eye of a storm after the U.S. Trade Representative included the vastly popular online Chinese marketplace in the list of ‘Notorious Markets’ for 2016, after a long break.

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How artificial intelligence can eliminate bias in hiring

AI and machine learning can help identify diverse candidates, improve the hiring pipeline and eliminate unconscious bias.

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Q&A: Hortonworks CTO unfolds the big data road map

Hortonworks' Scott Gnau talks about Apache Spark vs. Hadoop and data in motion

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5 enterprise technologies that will shake things up in 2017

You think you have your hands full as an IT pro now? Just wait until blockchain, IoT, augmented and virtual reality, and these other technologies really start to take hold in 2017.

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Businesses eye cloud for big data deployments

Big data cloud deployments have surged over the past year and business intelligence is now the number 1 big data workload, according to a new survey of big data professionals.

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Privacy protections for wearable devices are weak, study says

The rapidly expanding wearable device market raises serious privacy concerns, with some device makers collecting massive amounts of personal data and sharing it with other companies, according to a new study.

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MXNet review: Amazon's scalable deep learning

Amazon’s favorite deep learning framework scales across multiple GPUs and hosts, but it's rough around the edges

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Paper in a digital world: Time to eliminate the inefficiency and waste

Business benefits to eliminating paper and becoming an all-digital office: risk mitigation, increased productivity and real business insight.

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8 big data predictions for 2017

Research firm Ovum estimates the big data market will grow from $1.7 billion in 2016 to $9.4 billion by 2020. As the market grows, enterprise challenges will shift, skills requirements will change, and the vendor landscape will morph...

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Surfers crowdsource oceanic data using Smartfin IoT sensors

With Smartfin IoT sensors on their surf boards, surfers are teaming with Lost Bird and the Surfrider Foundation to support oceanic research.

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