Tag Archives: Open Data Science Conference

Big Analytics Roundup (May 23, 2016)

Google announces that it has designed an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) expressly for deep neural nets. Tech press goes bananas. The chips, branded Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) require fewer transistors per operation, so Google can fit more operations per second into the chip. In about a year of operation, Google has achieved an order of magnitude improvement in performance per watt for

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Big Analytics Roundup (June 8, 2015)

With Spark Summit 2015 coming up in San Francisco next week, expect lots of announcements in the coming week from vendors seeking to catch the wave. In HBR, Narrative Sciences CEO Stuart Frankel argues that the companies driving big salaries for data scientists are stupid.  Okay, he doesn’t actually say they’re stupid, but clearly thinks that data scientists aren’t worth the

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Big Analytics Roundup (June 1, 2015)

The Open Data Science Conference launched successfully in Boston this past weekend, attracting more than 1,200 attendees.  Sponsors included Booz Allen, Continuum Analytics, DataRobot, McGraw Hill Education and RStudio, among others.  Organizers plan additional events this year in Boston and San Francisco. Mary Meeker releases her latest Internet Trends Report. In Forbes, Louis Columbus rounds up analyst coverage of the Big Analytics

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