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Artificial Intelligence: Transparency isn’t just a trend

There is a growing realization that we cannot start deploying and using artificial intelligence technologies if their reasoning is opaque. We need to know what they are thinking.

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RStudio's new enterprise platform moves out of beta

On the eve of its annual user conference, RStudio announced that its RStudio Connect publishing platform is out of beta and available for a free 45-day evaluation.

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Tech luminaries team up on $27M A.I. ethics fund

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

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U.S. workers beware: Japanese insurer to replace humans with A.I.

A Japanese insurance company reportedly is replacing 34 workers with an artificial intelligence system, and industry analysts say the same could start happening in the U.S. this year.

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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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Outgoing presidential IT advisers offer Trump 10 tips to succeed

There'll be a to-do list from the IT department in the president's "in" tray when Donald Trump enters the White House later this month.

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Great R packages for data import, wrangling & visualization

Here are my go-to R packages -- in a handy searchable table

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Face-off: Oracle vs. HPE for data warehousing

Considering a data warehouse system? Download this free report for side-by-side comparisons of rival products from Oracle and HP Enterprise, based on reviews written by enterprise users of the products.

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Applying artificial intelligence to age prediction

Artificial intelligence is amazing. And even more so when it is applied to a problem in the real world. Insilico Medicine is doing just that.

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Software is eating the food world

Put down that lab-grown meat burger and slimy Soylent shake. Silicon Valley has a better idea than freaky fake food.

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A.I. tools came out of the lab in 2016

A.I. may not have feelings, but they're well on the way to analyzing ours -- and to understanding a whole lot more about our world.

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Data is your customer

In our digital age, it is becoming more and more difficult to reach our customers. However, there is an answer for our needs: data. With data, we can uncover priceless information that will reveal how we can reach and connect with our...

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What can data visualization learn from punks?

How a punk ethic to data journalism can lead to faster insight.

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First look: IBM's Watson Analytics comes to the iPad

The Web app has much more power, but the mobile version can be useful for analyzing tweets, for instance.

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Worm on the sensor: What happens when IoT data is bad?

Bad data is common in IoT, and though it’s hard to get an estimate of how much information streaming in from connected devices can’t be used, a lot of people are thinking about the problem.

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Nokia to buy network analytics vendor Deepfield to fight DDoS attacks

Cloud providers and large enterprises don't know enough about what's going on in their networks, according to Nokia.

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Microsoft pushes R, SQL Server integration

Microsoft made another R-in-the-enterprise push today, announcing Microsoft R Server 9.0 with a goal of helping companies "operationalize" data science.

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Interactive GIS map helps victims of Gatlinburg wildfires

The recent wildfires around Gatlinburg, Tenn. led to the creation of an interactive online map that allowed evacuated residents to remotely pinpoint which structures were spared or destroyed.

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