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January 2015 Blog Posts (6)

Can Artificial Intelligence exist without data?

I just finished reading Nick Bostrom’s book titled “SuperIntelligence:  Paths, Dangers, Strategies”.  It was a tough slog to say the least.  The gist of the book is that superintelligent machines (computers capable of doing what our human mind does, sans consciousness, only a 1000 times or more faster) are feasible and the consequences of creating them could be either the…

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Added by Timothy E. Carone on January 30, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Clustering idea for very large datasets

Let's say you have to cluster 10 million points, for instance keywords. You have a dissimilarity function, available as a text file with 100,000,000 entries, each entry consisting of three data points:

Keyword A, Keyword B, distance between A and B denoted as d(A,B)

So, in short, you can perform k-NN (k-nearest neighbors) clustering or some other types of clustering, which typically is O(n^2) or worse, from a computational complexity point of view.…

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Added by Vincent Granville on January 27, 2015 at 10:54am — No Comments

The Free 'Big Data' Sources Everyone Should Know

I always make the point that data is everywhere – and that a lot of it is free. Companies don’t necessarily have to build their own massive data repositories before starting with big data analytics. The moves by companies and governments to put large amounts of information into the public domain have made large volumes of data accessible to everyone.

Any company, from big blue chip corporations to the tiniest start-up can now leverage more data than ever before. Many of my clients ask…

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Added by Bernard Marr on January 26, 2015 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Microsoft to acquire Revolution Analytics

Microsoft announced that has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics.

Now, Microsoft might seem like a strange bedfellow for an open-source company, but the company continues to make great strides in the open-source arena recently. Microsoft has embraced Linux as a fully-supported operating system on its Azure cloud service. (CEO Satya Nadella proclaimed “Microsoft loves Linux” in foot-high letters at a press event back in…

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Added by Livan Alonso on January 23, 2015 at 9:44am — No Comments

Financial Firms Embrace Predictive Analytics

For financial markets firms, efficiency is becoming as important a differentiator as speed and scale.  As a result, firms are delving deeper into predictive analytics to realize faster time to value and improve operational performance and decision outcomes.

Technologies that speed pattern recognition in ever-growing data sets – including big data – provide…

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Added by Gabriel Lowy on January 22, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

Building The Ultimate Multipurpose Gaming Workstation Server

BAB - The Ultimate Gaming Workstation Server

BAB - The Ultimate Gaming Workstation Server

What makes a computer blistering fast?  The answer really depends on what you want to do with it and can even be quite complex depending on your requirements.  Take for instance bitcoin mining.  Custom bitcoin mining rigs can appear very unusual since many prefer to use graphics cards for the bulk of their bitcoin…

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Added by Jake Drew on January 19, 2015 at 1:21pm — No Comments

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