Randstad is looking for a Systems Integration Senior Adviser in Minneapolis, MN. According to the post, “Leads simple to medium complexity engagements as the lead consultant. Develops measurement criteria to evaluate programs and projects and develops or reviews estimate on technical aspects of projects. Designs quality control and test procedures to ensure the deliverables meet established design and performance goals. Identifies, analyzes, and evaluates alternative technology design solutions. Keeps up to date with current and future technology and technology/business process trends. Mentors less experienced systems integrators.” Read more
Sage Lazzaro of Beta Beat reports, “Popular medical app HealthTap just launched a new product called ‘Top Doctor Insights.’ Using artificial intelligence, the new service provides users with completely personalized health information. HealthTap is a resource for accessing free medical information provided by more than 64,000 doctors. Until now, it wasn’t much more than a database. But with ‘Top Doctor Insights,’ two people searching the same topic now receive completely different results. After a user types in a question, the service goes beyond searching for keywords and actually analyzes the content and semantic meaning of the inquiry.” Read more
Josh Ong of The Next Web reports, “IO, a virtual assistant that you chat with to get local recommendations, has launched its beta in New York City. Up to 100 TNW readers interested in testing the app can sign up here from their mobile devices. Since it uses a natural language processing and conversation engine, IO has reached the point where it needs real-world users in order to train its algorithms. The company is hoping to launch publicly by the end of the year.Currently, IO is focused on providing restaurant recommendations, but the service will eventually extend to other verticals. The app pulls in data from Yelp, The New York Times, The Infatuation, New York Magazine, Eater, Urban Spoon, Foursquare, Time Out and Tripadvisor.” Read more
The University of Washington Medical Center is looking for a Research Scientist/Engineer in Seattle, WA. The post states, “The Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 3. This position is in support of a 4-year, NIH-funded multi-institution research project in biosimulation modeling, knowledge representation (ontologies) and informatics technologies. This position includes some travel responsibilities to the University of Michigan (our co-funded partner). Work as a liaison among mathematical modelers, bioengineers and bio-informaticians. Apply our ontological approach for modular biosimulation modeling. Read more
webLyzard reports, “Following a presentation by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, the White House has just released the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a new decision support initiative that makes use of the innovative text analysis and knowledge visualization services of webLyzard technology. The Toolkit provides expert knowledge and a suite of analytic components to help citizens and communities manage climate-related risks and opportunities. The webLyzard platform allows users to identify the most relevant online content across all agencies of the U.S. Global Change Research Program as well as regional climate science centers. The development of the Toolkit was led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has been using webLyzard’s web intelligence technologies for more than six years.” Read more
The Apache Software Foundation Celebrates 15 Years of Open Source Innovation and Community Leadership
Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At ApacheCon Europe, members of the Apache community commemorated The Apache Software Foundation (ASF)’s fifteenth anniversary and congratulated the people, projects, initiatives, and organizations that played a role in its success.
Recognized as the leader in community-led Open Source software development, the ASF was established to shepherd, develop, and incubate Open Source innovations “The Apache Way”. Reflections on achievements over the past 15 years include: Read more
Syapse is looking for a Semantic Server Engineer in Palo Alto, CA. The post states, “We are looking for an experienced back end developer to join us in building out our server-side semantic data stack. At Syapse, semantic technologies (RDF, SPARQL, OWL) are our foundation for organizing and integrating biomedical, genomics, and clinical data. Building this foundation out involves a mix of applying innovative technologies, and building an industrial strength, scalable back end. You will be joining a team that includes some semantic technology veterans, but has plenty of room for fresh thinking and design. Read more
HANOVER, N.H. – Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have created an artificial intelligence software that uses photos to locate documents on the Internet with far greater accuracy than ever before.
The new system, which was tested on photos and is now being applied to videos, shows for the first time that a machine learning algorithm for image recognition and retrieval is accurate and efficient enough to improve large-scale document searches online. The system uses pixel data in images and potentially video – rather than just text — to locate documents. It learns to recognize the pixels associated with a search phrase by studying the results from text-based image search engines. Read more
PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov. 17, 2014) – Expert System (EXSY), the leader in semantic technology, announced today the availability of the Cogito API. As a fully configured API series, Cogito API transforms a business’ ability to organize, link, find and understand unstructured information within corporate intelligence, CRM, human resources, data management, knowledge management and social media monitoring applications.
Using Cogito API, the topics, concepts, entities, relationships and sentiment expressed in any massive collection of text can be analyzed and understood; the data output is returned in a UTF-8 JSON or XML format and made instantly ready to use in enterprise solutions ranging from customer care, sentiment analysis and advanced business intelligence. Read more
Harvard is looking for a Project Programmer in Cambridge, MA. According to the post, “Reporting to the Director of the Museum of Comparative Zoology on a 3-year, NSF-funded project, Kurator, this position will work with the system architect, project leader and other developers, coding to produce scientific data workflow software. This position will develop and extend data quality control actors, implement them in a workflow system, and design and code web service layers.”
Qualifications for the position include: “Familiarity with biology, especially zoology or botany, would be an asset. Read more
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