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A close look at drone autonomy

The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College released "The Drone Primer: A Compendium of the Key Issues," which is described as "an online and print publication about the basic facts, issues, questions, and patterns related to unmanned systems in military, civilian, and commercial contexts."

US House of Representatives passes supercomputing bill

This week the House passed H.R. 2495--The American Super Computing Leadership Act--to amend the Department of Energy High-End Computing Revitalization Act of 2004. It is intended to spur onshore developments in supercomputing.

Personal healthcare: The marriage of pervasive sensors, big data and small data

There is little motivation for patients to report health data to healthcare providers beyond that causing a painful incident or a possibly fatal concern. So what is the answer to getting health data to and from patients? And how do we get patients to engage?

BabyX reads its first words--artificial intelligence is growing up

One cannot talk intelligently about big data and not be thinking of its ultimate outcome: artificial intelligence, or AI. BabyX is not a real baby but it shows us just how far AI has already come.

Next big big-data thing: Niche analytics, data wrangling, smart storage?

New startups are springing up with interesting solutions to problems in big data as we know it. They're cooking up an interesting list of the potential next big things in big data.  

Consumer groups, big data and the rise of new consumer protection analytics

For decades now, companies have tried to sneak information and permissions past consumers by burying it in fine print, be that in paper contracts or online terms-of-service. Look for the consumerization of analytics and big data wielding consumer groups to bring those practices to a screeching halt.

Big data changing car insurance pricing, just before it becomes obsolete

Occasionally a news story will come out hawking the advantages of driver tracking in reducing car insurance premiums and warning of the danger to individual privacy in the process. While such reports are generally correct in their observations and musings, most overlook developing trends that will make car insurance and the in-vehicle driver trackers obsolete in the not-so-distant future.

Intel uses big data and wearables to battle Parkinson's disease

Intel has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to tackle Parkinson's disease. Unlike other efforts, this one uses wearables to collect much of that data.

Microsoft Research's Hyperlapse algorithms smooth first-person video data

Beyond rendering some really great personal experience and action videos, this accomplishment can lead to a much needed means to examine, compare and analyze video data from nearly any camera source, including those in extreme environments.

Vibrations on potato-chip bags aid in recording

If an algorithm that can read soundless vibrations of a potato chip bag or a glass of water and turn that into an audio recording of your words reminds you of Hal in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey," you're not alone.