Category Archives: Big Data

The curse of dimensionality

Development of the AgOptimizer program is continuing and we are averaging around 400 million daily iterations of the system on a single machine. The AgOptimizer system undertakes an exhaustive search. This is a problem-solving technique that consists of systematically enumerating all possible candidates for the solution and checking whether each candidate satisfies the problem’s statement.… Read More »

Smarter farming

Lloyd Treinish leads the environmental science team in the Industry Solutions Department at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. A co-developer of IBM’s Deep Thunder precision agriculture system, he contributed this article to LiveScience’s Expert Voices: Our world is getting larger … and hungrier … with every tick of the clock. Indeed, each second… Read More »