Data.World raises $26 million to address data processing pain points

Cloud-based data catalog startup Data.World today closed a $26 million venture capital funding round led by Tech Pioneers Fund. According to cofounder and CEO Brett Hurt, the proceeds will support Data.World’s efforts to accelerate its data governance initiatives and scale to meet demand.

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AI researchers devise failure detection method for safety-critical machine learning

Researchers from MIT, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania have devised a method for predicting failure rates of safety-critical machine learning systems and efficiently determining their rate of occurrence.

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One Data Scientist’s quest to quash misinformation

On the anniversary of D-Day, the US Special Operations Command was gathering a bunch of experts and soldiers for a thought experiment: If the Normandy invasion were to happen today, what would it look like? The 1944 operation was successful in large part because the Allies had spent almost a year planting fake information, convincing the Germans they were building up troops in places they weren’t, broadcasting sham radio transmissions, even staging dummy tanks at key locations. Now, given today’s tools, how would you deceive the enemy?

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