Topic: science

Data science: Ph.D. or API?

Until recently, data science was a mostly academic pursuit and the subject of papers rather than practice. Over time, data science became an applied science with data scientists being paired with data engineers to develop production systems. We are now entering a new phase where much of the work being performed by data scientists (hyperparameter … continue reading

Partnership on AI adds new organizations to its network

The Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (Partnership on AI) is strengthening its network of partners by welcoming new organizations to share their diverse, unique perspectives on AI. Earlier in the year, Partnership on AI brought in Apple and six nonprofit board members to serve on the board of directors. This week, the … continue reading

The White House lays out AI plans, Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, and Ubuntu 16.10—SD Times news digest: Oct. 13, 2016

President Barack Obama will host the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh today to address the future of science and technology and what America can do to advance the frontier of artificial intelligence. To prepare the U.S. for the future of AI, the White House is releasing a report that surveys the current state of … continue reading

Artificial intelligence leader Marvin Minsky dies at 88

The computer science industry has lost another pioneer. This time, it was a man who had a vision of artificial intelligence, something that is currently impacting the advancement of technology and software. Marvin Minsky, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, died on Sunday night in Boston at the age of 88, according to … continue reading

JetBrains database survey results, a new cryptocurrency, and girls wanting to enter STEM careers—SD Times news digest: Dec. 28, 2015

SQL interest is growing, and it doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon, according to a report. JetBrains has released survey results from its “How Developers Use Databases Today” report, which found out of 19,000,000 developers worldwide, about 36% of them are SQL developers. The survey collected answers from about 2,000 respondents, and … continue reading

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