August 27 ACM Webcast with Tom Mitchell of CMU: "Never-Ending Learning to Read the Web"

One of the great technical challenges in big data is to construct computer systems that learn continuously over years, from a continuing stream of diverse data, improving their competence at a variety of tasks, and becoming better learners over time. This webinar describes Carnegie Mellon University’s research to build a Never-Ending Language Learner (NELL) that…

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Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit to Be Streamed Live April 23

The Microsoft Research Machine Learning Summit will be streamed live from Paris on April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. GMT). This free online event offers highlights from the Machine Learning Summit, providing keynotes from machine learning experts and enlightening discussions with leading scientific and academic researchers about…

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2012 - Big Data: End of the World or End of BI?

Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT/11:00 AM CDT/9:00 AM PDT/4:00 PM UTC According to some, the world will end at the Winter Solstice this year. If not, it’s certainly time to take a closer look at Business Intelligence (BI) and ask: “After 20 years, is it still fit for purpose? Can it deliver…

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Chat with Judea Pearl ACM Turing Award recipient in 2012 (Nobel Prize of Computing); Legendary pioneer, world-renowned distinguished researcher and professor UCLA

Judea Pearl is a professor of computer science at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory. Before joining UCLA in 1970, he was at RCA Research Laboratories, working on superconductive parametric and storage devices. Previously, he was engaged in advanced memory systems at Electronic Memories, Inc. Pearl…

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Nova Spivack: World Renowned; Pioneering Global Technology Visionary, Innovator, Strategist, Entrepreneur, Investor

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I have a ChinaValue interview with Nova Spivack that I conducted with Alex Lin (CEO of ChinaValue). I highly recommend that you read over the full-text of the interview which is provided in the link below…

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ACM-Infosys Foundation Award (150K Prize), Eric Brewer on mobile, cloud computing, predictions, software models, Kurzeweil's singularity

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with top-echelon and renowned professionals. In this blog, I interview ACM-Infosys Foundation Award Recipient, Eric Brewer: World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Leader for Tomorrow, Industry Standard’s Most Influential Person, InfoWorld’s Top 10 Innovators, Technology Review’s TR100, Forbes’ 12 “e-mavericks, elected member National Academy of…

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