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Data Exchange podcast
- Bringing AI and computing closer to data sources I discuss the state of edge computing with Bruno Fernandez-Ruiz, CTO and cofounder of Nexar, Inc., a startup that uses dash cams powered by vision-based applications to improve driving and logistics.
- Deep Learning in the Sciences Bharath Ramsundar, created DeepChem, an open source project that aims to democratize deep learning for science. He is also the co-creator of MoleculeNet, a benchmark for molecular machine learning.
At the beginning of each year, we take stock of the year’s technological developments in areas around big data, analytics, machine learning, and AI. Here are some of the topics we cover in our newly released 2021 report:
- Tools for Building Machine Learning and AI applications
- Data Management and Data Engineering
- Cloud Computing
- Emerging AI Trends
Featured Virtual Event
This is an exciting period for companies needing to build data platforms that enable them to analyze and use all of their data assets. If you want to learn about cloud data warehouses and new paradigms like the lakehouse and the data mesh, we highly recommend that you attend Datanova: a free, virtual two-day conference designed to help companies unlock the value of all their data. For a program overview, see this recent post from Jenn Webb and me.
Machine Learning tools and infrastructure
- GPT-Neo Open source, transformer-based language models loosely styled around the GPT architecture.
- Popular data science technologies in 2020 A text mining study based on 30,000 unique data science stories published on Medium between January 2019 and mid-December 2020.
- The lakehouse appears to be here to stay Formally introduced by Databricks in January 2020, this article lists other companies providing offerings in this emerging data management category: AWS, Snowflake, Azure, Google, Cloudera and more.
- Introducing … DataStax Luna Streaming, a production-ready, open-source distribution and support subscription for Apache Pulsar
- The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live A recent book by sociologist and physician, Nicholas Christakis, whose research includes the social, mathematical, and biological rules governing social networks.
- 8 New AI Regulatory Proposals for AI Our recent webinar Responsible AI in Practice is also still available for free, on-demand.
- Trend Micro Security Predictions for 2021 Important advice regarding new tools for remote work, contact tracing, and other emerging attack surfaces.
- Where surveillance cameras work but the justice system doesn’t
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