Team Builds Tool in Microsoft Azure To Analyze and Forecast Worldwide News

MCLEAN, VA, September 30, 2020 /Neptune100/ — NuWave Solutions is proud to announce their team won second place in the Annual EPIC App Challenge at the AFCEA Intelligence and National Security Summit for a third consecutive year. The challenge set by AFCEA was for teams to use AI to identify an unstructured data set and combine it with a structured data set to produce meaningful, accurate and compliant results. The NuWave team, comprised of Raja Chithambaram, Sammy Hamilton, Jim McHugh, Chris Phelan, and Mike Rogers prototyped a tool, utilizing Microsoft Azure, which allows an analyst to understand and compare the perspectives of different countries on topics in open source news, and further analyze and forecast associated trends.

“It was another excellent opportunity for NuWave to show what we can do for our customers. Everyone on the team enjoyed the experience and are proud of the product we built from scratch in such a short amount of time.” Vice President Jim McHugh, NuWave Solutions.

This year’s challenge was to show that the use of intelligence (AI) can go beyond basic reporting, work out content automatically, learn from human behavior, and make predictions and forecasts for better insights and intelligent decision making. Teams demonstrated their solutions online during a virtual judging session. Winners were announced during the virtual Intelligence and National Security Summit on September 16, 2020.

“Harnessing the power of data to make us aware of our bias is especially important in today’s world, so I am eager to see what is next for this nascent vision of our team. Their achievements in such a short time bode well for future impact,” said Executive Vice President, Brian Frutchey.

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