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Splunk Guys in Germany Take Deutsche Bahn Hackathon

Splunk Guys in Germany Take Deutsche Bahn’s Hackathon

Being a fan of all things German and having lived in Frankfurt some time ago, I couldn’t help sharing the pride of the Splunk team that won the Deutsche Bahn Hackathon in order to help the German rail operator understand how to optimize it’s infrastructure by making use of it’s vast amounts of data. The Splunk team used structured and ...

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Deep Learning at Twitter, Clément Farabet

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Twitter is a challenge for deep learning. It’s easy to forget too that whilst Baidu, Google and Facebook are elbow barging each other to get to the front of the line, that Twitter is also a perpetual stream of unstructured and growing content, served up in real-time which presents a weird and wonderful storm of challenges with millions of made ...

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Big Data Potential Can Be Fulfilled With Distributed Governance – Sandy Pentland

Big Data Potential Can Be Fulfilled With Distributed Governance – Sandy Pentland

Sandy Pentland‘s closing comments in a dialogue at the recent Overseas Development Institute in London reminded me of Sir Thomas More‘s advice to King Henry VIII of England, “too much power in the hands of one person will surely lead to tyranny.” As if to prove the point, Henry had Thomas More executed for saying it. Pentland’s stewardship of the ...

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