How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption ‘practical and usable’

How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption ‘practical and usable’

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge. The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, which has been leading the Department…

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How an AI caddie could improve your golf game

Stamford, Conn.-based Arccos Golf Wednesday launched a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) caddie for golf, saying the platform will help golfers of all skill levels achieve lower scores with the power of data-driven decisions. Dubbed Arccos Caddie, the platform is powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud…

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Microsoft’s big data solves golf’s mysteries in the Arccos Caddie app

If the Arccos Caddie app can solve the mystery of the golf swing with big data, perhaps big data can solve other world problems, too. That’s why Microsoft featured this app at Build 2017, to show off the data-crunching powers of its Azure cloud service….

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Data scientists compete to create cancer-detection algorithms

Data scientists are using machine learning to tackle lung cancer detection. Beginning in January, nearly 10,000 data scientists around the world competed in the Data Science Bowl to develop the most effective algorithm to help medical professionals detect lung cancer earlier and with better accuracy….

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Which deep learning network is best for you?

In “Big data – a road map for smarter data,” I describe a set of machine learning architectures that will provide advanced capabilities to include image, handwriting, video, and speech recognition, natural language processing and object recognition. There is no perfect deep learning network that…

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Maplight data analytics helps ‘follow the money’ in politics.

“Follow the money – and it’ll lead you to the truth”. That’s the advice given to reporters investigating the Watergate scandal in the movie All The President’s Men. The advice still applies, though it’s much harder to track money flow in politics today. How do you…

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

An aggregate in mathematics is defined as a « collective amount, sum, or mass arrived at by adding or putting together all components, elements, or parts of an assemblage or group without implying that the resulting total is whole. » While there are many uses for aggregation…

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The human side of the data revolution

For over a decade, data has been at or near the top of the enterprise agenda. A robust ecosystem has emerged around all aspects of data (collection, management, storage, exploitation and disposition). And yet in my discussions with Global 2000 executives, I find many are…

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Tableau moves to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee. Businesses will need to pay $70…

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Welcome to a world of sensors

Increasingly, we live in a sensor-laden world. Almost every electronic device in our lives has some kind of sensor in it, possibly many. We don’t tend to think of sensors when looking at our phones, refrigerators, cars, airplanes and buildings, but believe me, they’re in…

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