MYCIN, Watson, and AI History


Over at Wired, a headline blares “Artificial Intelligence Is Now Telling Doctors How To Treat You.” Sounds unique, novel, and even scary. Those AIs are replacing humans, to the point where even the detailed knowledge of the physician is superseded by a Dr. HAL! The article talks about Modernizing Medicine database and IBM’s Watson supercomputer. One […]

The 2014 FedCyber Event will be 5 November 2014: Register now to ensure your seat


FedCyber is an annual cybersecurity event hosted by Matt Devost and Bob Gourley that brings together several hundred attendees to advance the dialogue on critical enterprise and federal government challenges. This event us unique in the DC ecosystem. We are focused on enabling people who make a difference in things cyber. We serve the community […]

We Love It When Mission Focused Providers Like Cloudera and Pentaho Work Together


Cloudera and Pentaho work well together and I’ve seen that first-hand in the marketplace. One very interesting way they are working together is through a deep integration of the two capabilities in ways that can deliver fast analysis to users. Pentaho can provide analytical tools that take advantage of the holdings and power of the […]

Correlation between a Gaming Attack and Aircraft Bomb Scare


Attacks made on Sony’s PlayStation Network coincided with a bomb scare on an American Airlines jet carrying John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment. The same Twitter account that claimed responsibility for the online attacks repeated the warning that the flight carrying John Smedley was carrying explosives. Sony’s PlayStation Network was forced offline for […]

Pew Report: Speaking Up or Staying Silent on Social Media


Hope has been placed on the Internet (particularly on social media) to expose users to more sources of information and diverse points of view. In traditional settings, people going about their days do not always feel inclined to engage with strangers, acquaintances, and friends over controversial issues every time they meet at work or on the street […]

Discuss Big Data With NASA Experts at 9 Oct Big Data Forum


Editor’s note: This looks like one of the most relevant data analytics events of the season. Hear real use cases from real professionals serving critical missions. – bg Who:  Who should attend? Company representatives that want to meet the NASA experts on Big Data should attend.  NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) is a secure […]