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The 2014 World's Most Innovative Companies | Fast Company

Why Is Machine Learning (CS 229) The Most Popular Course At Stanford?

“New Brainlike Computers, Learning From Experience,” reads a headline on the front page of <i>The New York Times</i> this morning. The article focuses on machine-learning algorithms, known as a neural networks, that are becoming increasingly important in computer science. And in 2014 Qualcomm will release …

Monsanto’s scary new scheme: Why does it really want all this data?

As biotech giant pays huge sums for data analysis about farms, many are terrified about how it might be harnessed<p>Imagine cows fed and milked entirely by robots. Or tomatoes that send an e-mail when they need more water. Or a farm where all the decisions about where to plant seeds, spray fertilizer …

Cloudera leads European Hadoop market, survey suggests

A survey of 300 attendees at two recent big data conferences in Europe indicates that Cloudera's distribution of the Hadoop big data framework is the …

Tuesday's Tip: The Big Question In Big Data Is...What's The Question?

<b>All The Current Talk Of Big Data Technology Misses The Point</b><p>The hype around big data has crescendoed to the levels of SOA in the early 2000’s, cloud …

Siemens and Teradata team up over grid big data

Power giant Siemens (s ADR) and data warehouse veteran Teradata (s TDC) have joined hands to sell big data tools to utilities, including a system …