1 February, 2017
Libratus, artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University, has beaten four of the best heads-up no-limit Texas hold’em poker players in the…
17 March, 2016
Kanye West dropped a new album, sort of. It’s not really finished yet – he’s still publicly tweaking lyrics, arranging the song order, adding…
9 April, 2015
When the major television networks come to Madison Avenue for the annual Upfronts in May, expect to hear a word seldom spoken among the TV community: data. Some of the largest cable and broadcast networks have already announced unprecedented data and analytics initiatives, leading many to believe that the small…
Publication: StreetFight Magazine
1 April, 2015
We seem to be awash in awards shows these days, and most of them feel like they’re packaged especially for TV viewing rather than to honor the nominees (as evidenced by the recent iHeartRadio awards). In fact, many times the winners and performers are picked by anonymous “voters” who…
18 February, 2015
The writing is on the wall.
The music industry is dying.
Nobody buys music.
It’s the Wild West.
The last one might be true. But the rest? Not exactly.
In the Wild West, the winner of the shootout was always the one who was armed the best and able…
20 January, 2015
“The world has witnessed two revolutions in the way consumer data has been solicited and collected,” wrote Amazon’s Andreas Weigend in 2009. “Today, the online world has shifted to a model of collaboration and explicit data creation.”
Five years after Weigend predicted the explosion of social data online, many…
15 December, 2014
A few months ago we wrote about how Spotify was making big data fun since they released the data on what songs were the most popular on different college campuses around the country. Not only did this make for an interesting read, but it also drew attention to their student…
Publication: Business 2 Community
17 November, 2014
Amid a bitter feud between music artists and streaming services over royalties for online music, Pandora appears to be extending the olive branch.
In an attempt to lure musicians back to the site, the streaming radio service recently announced its new Artist Marketing Platform, which provides listener data to music…
19 March, 2014
The Internet is flooded with infographics. There are so many that there are actually infographics about the efficacy of infographics and about the increasing number of infographics being created. Luckily, you don’t have to sift through all the statistical noise to find good infographics on BI. We’ve compiled…
11 February, 2014
Big data will no doubt get red-carpet treatment at O’Reilly Strata Conference: Making Data Work in Santa Clara, Calif. this week. But “small data” will also have its moment in the spotlight when Felienne Hermans, assistant professor at the Delft, Netherlands-basedDelft University of Technology, takes the stage…
16 December, 2013
Facebook is working to become your new best friend, getting to know you better by infusing the billion-member social network’s software with artificial intelligence.
The California-based social network giant is hiring professor Yann LeCun of NYU’s Center for Data Science to head up a new artificial…
Publication: The Economic Times
11 December, 2013
The movie studio that brought you blockbuster hits such as Rocky, Star Wars, Avatar and Home Alone is now in the cloud.
What is surprising about this announcement is that 20th Century Fox studios has been in the cloud for just six months…