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Alibaba leads Chinese Big Data push with new AI cloud offering

Alibaba-owned cloud platform, Aliyun, has announced that it is launching “China’s first” big data platform, which will allow developers to better predict user behaviour. The new system, named DT PAI, will study large volumes of data to create forecasts on industry trends, the company said today. The offering will run across Alibaba’s main algorithm framework and… Read More

1,600 digital beating human hearts stored for Big Data research

Doctors in London are now able to access digital copies of thousands of human hearts, helping medical professionals across the industry develop new treatments and preventative care plans for chronic heart disease. 3D video recordings of the beating hearts of 1,600 patients were collected by researchers and scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Sciences… Read More

Oxford University announces Big Data and IoT project for NHS patients

Oxford University has launched a combined Big Data and Internet of Things programme designed to improve care for hospital patients. In collaboration with the US-based Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine, the University of Oxford announced yesterday its plan to sequence genomes of individual patients using analytics tools and connected devices. The project is fully… Read More

IBM looks beyond silicon for new era of cloud and big data

IBM is to invest $3bn over the next five years developing microchip technology for the new age of cloud computing and big data. The giant said it was driving two broad programmes of research and development.   Its first is aimed at what it calls ‘7 nanometer (nm) and beyond’ to address the silicon chip’s… Read More