Category: Big Data

Big Data, Software, Tech

Google now tells you how coronavirus will affect your travel plans

March 25, 2020

Via: BGR

There are clearly more pressing concerns at the moment than canceling or rescheduling travel plans that were made prior to the World Health Organization declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, but that does not change the fact that countless […]

Big Data, Mobility, Tech

Facebook, Google discuss sharing smartphone data with government to fight coronavirus, but there are risks

March 19, 2020


The disclosure that the U.S. government is currently in discussions with Facebook, Google and other tech companies about the possibility of using location and movement data from Americans’ smartphones to combat coronavirus has some people on edge about potential privacy […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

White House leads effort to publish COVID-19 open research data set

March 16, 2020

Via: ZDnet

In the span of a week, a unique cooperative effort between academic, government and industry researchers has produced a new, structured dataset that the worldwide machine learning community can use to advance COVID-19 research. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19) […]

Big Data, Hardware, Tech

UPS Says Jobs Will Survive A.I.—But With One Condition

November 18, 2019

Via: Fortune

The logistics industry is on the cusp of dramatic transformation at the hands of artificial intelligence and drone technology. But what does that mean today for all the employees involved in the industry? According to UPS CEO David Abney, who […]

Big Data, Tech

IBM hopes to change weather forecasting around the globe using big data and a new supercomputer

November 14, 2019


In a potentially historic marriage of supercomputing and big data, IBM goes live Thursday with a global weather model that it says can provide far more accurate forecasts for the entire world. Called GRAF — Global High-Resolution Atmospheric Forecasting — […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

U.S. enterprises want to expand IT teams, but face skilled worker shortages

June 25, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Sixty-seven percent of enterprises plan to expand full time IT workers, but many are having trouble hiring skilled employees, according to staffing firm Robert Half Technology. The 67% tally was up four points from Robert Half’s survey for the first […]

Big Data, Tech

Colorado hires ‘blockchain solution architect’

May 24, 2019

Via: StateScoop

The Colorado Office of Information Technology announced Wednesday that it has hired its inaugural “blockchain solution architect” to devise ways the state can use the distributed-ledger technology in government. The position will be filled by Thaddeus Batt, the former chief […]

Big Data, Software, Tech

10 Prime Industries for AI Applications

May 6, 2019

Via: InformationWeek

Interest in artificial intelligence has surged to new heights. Technologies like machine learning, computer vision, computer speech, text and sentiment analysis, and autonomous vehicles have captured the imagination of business leaders. However, surveys continue to find that CIOs and IT […]

Big Data, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center, Infrastructure, Tech

Why Daimler moved its big data platform to the cloud

February 20, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

Like virtually every big enterprise company, a few years ago, the German auto giant Daimler decided to invest in its own on-premises data centers. And while those aren’t going away anytime soon, the company today announced that it has successfully […]

Big Data, Tech

Big companies are not becoming data-driven fast enough

February 6, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

I remember watching MIT professor Andrew McAfee years ago telling stories about the importance of data over gut feeling, whether it was predicting successful wines or making sound business decisions. We have been hearing about big data and data-driven decision […]