In the news this week: more analytics and AI tools are made available to COVID-19 researchers, plus the launch of the Digital Transformation Institute.
Keeping pace with news and developments in the real-time analytics market can be a daunting task. We want to help by providing a summary of some of the items our staff came across each week. Here is a short list of some news from this week:
C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), the University of California, Berkeley, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at UIUC announced two major initiatives:
- C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI), a research consortium dedicated to accelerating the application of artificial intelligence to speed the pace of digital transformation in business, government, and society. Jointly managed by UC Berkeley and UIUC, C3.ai DTI will sponsor and fund world-leading scientists in a coordinated effort to advance the digital transformation of business, government, and society.
- C3.ai DTI First Call for Research Proposals: C3.ai DTI invites scholars, developers, and researchers, to embrace the challenge of abating COVID-19 and advance the knowledge, science, and technologies for mitigating future pandemics using AI. This is the first in what will be a series of bi-annual calls for Digital Transformation research proposals.
Neo4j, a developer of graph technology, announced the Neo4j BI Connector, an enterprise-ready driver to bring graph data to the Business Intelligence (BI) market. The Neo4j BI Connector presents live graph datasets for analysis within popular BI technologies such as Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud, MicroStrategy, and more. The Neo4j BI Connector allows users to analyze graph data alongside traditional data stored in relational or NoSQL databases within familiar BI tools. It also allows users to create the visualizations and dashboards that will help them to extract the hidden value in their data, serving to enrich their traditional SQL-based analysis.
BrainChip Holdings Ltd, a provider of ultra-low-power, high-performance AI technology, announced that Socionext Inc., a developer of advanced System on a Chip (SoC) solutions for video and imaging systems, will offer customers an Artificial Intelligence Platform that includes the Akida SoC, an ultra-low power high performance AI technology.
Ascend.io, the data engineering company, announced it has expanded the Ascend Unified Data Engineering Platform with the addition of Ascend Govern, a suite of tracking, reporting, and security capabilities for a more granular understanding of how data is being used throughout an organization. Ascend Govern records and permanently maintains an in-depth understanding of the linkages between code, data, and users, providing visibility and auditability.
DataRobot announced it will provide the DataRobot enterprise AI platform free of charge to those interested in using it to help with the COVID-19 virus response effort. In collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), DataRobot’s COVID-19 response program provides free access to DataRobot’s automated machine learning and Paxata data preparation solutions to those participating in the Kaggle competition sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy for COVID-19 related research. Additionally, to better prepare researchers and dramatically reduce their data preparation time, DataRobot has pre-loaded all COVID-19 open research datasets into the data prep environment via DataRobot Paxata Cloud Free. The team has also aggregated 132,000 individual papers into a single dataset to give researchers a jump start.
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