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It's (not) elementary: How Watson works

What goes into making a computer understand the world through senses, learning and experience, as IBM says Watson does? First and foremost, tons and tons of data.

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Milestones along the way in Watson's colorful history

How did IBM's Watson get to where it is today? Here are some key events that happened along the way.

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Watson's the name, data's the game

What started as a system focused on a single core capability -- answering questions posed by humans in natural language -- now includes dozens of services spanning language, speech, vision and data analysis.

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Why being a data scientist 'feels like being a magician'

What is it like to be a data scientist? Here's what three people currently on the front lines had to say.

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How UPS delivers predictive analytics

The global shipping company’s BI and big data analytics platform offers increased visibility and control and the capability to identify patterns and movement across its transportation network. For customers this means foul weather...

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Review: TensorFlow shines a light on deep learning

Google's open source framework for machine learning and neural networks is fast and flexible, rich in models, and easy to run on CPUs or GPUs.

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For work-life balance, these IT jobs are a good fit

Achieving balance between work and home life is an ongoing challenge for professionals across industries, but it turns out the IT world is doing pretty well in helping to make it happen.

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Salesforce will buy Krux to expand behavioral tracking capabilities

Salesforce.com has agreed to buy user data management platform Krux, potentially allowing businesses to process even more data in their CRM systems.

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Splunk ups the machine-learning ante

Last week a competitor decided to poke the bear. This week Splunk comes out swinging.

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White House to data scientists: We need you

It's been nearly two years since President Obama created the U.S. chief data scientist role, and the man currently in the job had an urgent message Thursday for attendees at Strata+Hadoop World: We need you.

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IBM, Cloudera join RStudio to create R interface to Apache Spark

R users can now use the popular dplyr package to tap into Apache Spark big data.

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Meet Apache Spot, a new open-source project for cybersecurity

Cloudera and Intel on Wednesday announced that they've donated a new open-source project to the Apache Software Foundation that's focused on using big data analytics and machine learning for cybersecurity.

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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

Big data is in many ways still a wild frontier, requiring wily smarts and road-tested persistence on the part of those hoping to find insight in all the petabytes. On Tuesday, IBM announced a new platform it hopes will make things...

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Forget the robocalypse -- 'Homo connecticus' may be what's coming

Robots' potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of artificial intelligence, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn't see it happening that way.

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Will robots help or harm? It's time for 'big thinking,' A.I. experts warn

Robots have considerable potential to make human lives better, but only if humans start doing some "big thinking" now about how to ensure that the effects of artificial intelligence are beneficial, experts said at the Heidelberg...

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SAP woos SMB developers with an 'express' edition of Hana

Aiming to make Hana more accessible to companies of all shapes and sizes, the enterprise software giant unveiled a downloadable "express" edition that developers can use for free.

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Salesforce is betting its Einstein AI will make CRM better

If there was any doubt that AI has officially arrived in the world of enterprise software, Salesforce just put it to rest.

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Milk programming language promises a 4X speed boost on big data

Memory management can be challenge enough on traditional data sets, but when big data enters the picture, things can slow way, way down. A new programming language announced by MIT this week aims to remedy that problem.

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IoT is not about radios; it’s all about data

The real challenge for the Internet of Things (IoT) is data organization, sharing and search on an unprecedented scale. oneM2M and other web services will help with this.

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