As part of the tender process, GDRC requires an initial report to be delivered by July 2021. The report would outline a financial assessment of the most feasible options, what are the risks in the approach, what are the consequences and risks if nothing was done, and how the technology could be best implemented and delivered. … [Read more...] about Australian grains corporation looking to help crop growers collect soil data in 3D
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There is no free lunch, though. Even in more physically constrained scenarios, federated queries are complex and expensive. When the federation essentially involves different data warehouse clusters in separate data centers, let alone separate clouds, that complexity only increases. It is for that reason that the result set from an Omni query needs to be persisted to the remote cloud's storage layer and left there, or physically copied back to native BigQuery storage on GCP for further querying, processing and blending with data that was in BigQuery storage initially. … [Read more...] about Google BigQuery Omni connects customers to data in AWS and Azure
Instead, that gusher of information is going to be pointed at Watson. John Kelly of IBM Research stepped up to describe Watson as a "cognitive system," one that "mimics the capabilities of the human mind—some, but not all [capabilities]." The capabilities it does have include ingesting large volumes of information, identifying the information that's relevant, and then learning from the results of its use. Kelley was extremely optimistic that Watson could bring new insights to cancer care. "We will have an impact on cancer and these other horrific diseases," he told the audience. "It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when—and the when is going to be very soon." … [Read more...] about IBM to set Watson loose on cancer genome data
In terms of Wonder Woman's wider story, Patty Jenkins believes that her story can exist on its own, rather than as a part of a shared DC universe. "To me, that's what superhero movies – period – always were," Jenkins told Total Film. "I think the exception to that was that Marvel had such success doing a shared universe. But that shouldn't be the status quo." She also told the magazine that while she's not thinking about a threequel right now, she does have an arc for the hero "in mind". … [Read more...] about Wonder Woman 1984: delayed release date, trailer, and everything else we know
While interest in gym memberships decreases overall across the country, the demand for online sessions from personal trainers has increased. During a recent stay with my in-laws (after months of quarantine, the kids -- to say nothing of my wife and I -- needed some grandparent time), I was impressed to see my mother-in-law taking an online yoga course, webcam and all. According to the CEO of fitness session bookers Gymcatch: "We've seen an increase of 2000% in online bookings since the lockdown was introduced compared to the same period in 2019. It's an incredible increase and one that proves the world is staying on top of health." … [Read more...] about How much gym equipment are we buying right now?