July, 2023

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6 business execs you’ll meet in hell — and how to deal with them

CIO Business Intelligence

Everyone, at some point in their career, has endured a bad boss or bad business colleague. Someone further up the chain or a lateral colleague who lacks basic interpersonal skills, demands the impossible, flies off the handle at the slightest provocation, or throws you under the bus the moment a project goes south. Aside from causing personal angst, executives run amok can also wreak lasting damage to the organizations they work for by driving away talent and squandering business opportunities.

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Empowering Real-Time Insights with Website Monitoring Using Python

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction The purpose of this project is to develop a Python program that automates the process of monitoring and tracking changes across multiple websites. We aim to streamline the meticulous task of detecting and documenting modifications in web-based content by utilizing Python. This capability is invaluable for real-time news tracking, immediate product updates, and conducting […] The post Empowering Real-Time Insights with Website Monitoring Using Python appeared first on Analytics

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The Inner Workings of LLMs: A Deep Dive into Language Model Architecture

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Language Models based on Large- scale pre- training LLMs have revolutionized the field of natural language processing. Thus, enabling machines to comprehend and generate human-like text with remarkable accuracy. To truly appreciate the capabilities of LLMs, it is essential to take a deep dive into their inner workings and understand the intricacies of their […] The post The Inner Workings of LLMs: A Deep Dive into Language Model Architecture appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Real-Real-World Programming with ChatGPT

O'Reilly on Data

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve played around with using AI tools like ChatGPT or GitHub Copilot to write code for you. Or even if you haven’t yet, then you’ve at least heard about these tools in your newsfeed over the past year. So far I’ve read a gazillion blog posts about people’s experiences with these AI coding assistance tools. These posts often recount someone trying ChatGPT or Copilot for the first time with a few simple prompts, seeing how it does for some small self-containe

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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Multivariate Time-Series Prediction with BQML

KDnuggets

Google's BQML can be used to make time series models, and recently it was updated to create multivariate time series models. With the simple code, this article shows how to use it to predict multivariate time series and it can be more powerful than a univariate time series model in this article.

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Large Language Models and Data Management

Ontotext

I did some research because I wanted to create a basic framework on the intersection between large language models (LLM) and data management. I will start by saying that I believe LLM holds great promise. But there are also a host of other issues (and cautions) to take into consideration. The technology is very new and not well understood. Most applications are still exploratory.

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Laminar Adds Support for SaaS and BigQuery Data Protection

Laminar Security

Laminar Launches Two New Solutions to Become First Full Data Security Platform for Multi-Cloud and SaaS Environments In today’s data-driven world, cloud computing has become the backbone of innovation and growth for enterprises across all industries. With an overwhelming majority of organizations utilizing cloud services and applications, data security has emerged as a critical concern by more than 93% of organizations.

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Beginner’s Guide to Build Your Own Large Language Models from Scratch

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Be it twitter or Linkedin, I encounter numerous posts about Large Language Models(LLMs) each day. Perhaps I wondered why there’s such an incredible amount of research and development dedicated to these intriguing models. From ChatGPT to BARD, Falcon, and countless others, their names swirl around, leaving me eager to uncover their true nature.

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Fearing the Wrong Thing

O'Reilly on Data

There’s a lot of angst about software developers “losing their jobs” to AI, being replaced by a more intelligent version of ChatGPT, GitHub’s Copilot, Google’s Codey, or something similar. Matt Welsh has been talking and writing about the end of programming as such. He’s asking whether large language models eliminate programming as we know it, and he’s excited that the answer is “yes”: eventually, if not in the immediate future.

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Introduction to Statistical Learning, Python Edition: Free Book

KDnuggets

The highly anticipated Python edition of Introduction to Statistical Learning is here. And you can read it for free! Here’s everything you need to know about the book.

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How Embedded Analytics Helps Product Managers Exceed Their KPIs

Embedded analytics can help you deliver cutting-edge analytics experiences to your end-users that align with KPIs that are critical to the growth and success of your business. Read this eBook to learn how an embedded analytics platform, like Qrvey, can help PMs exceed the following KPIs: Growing revenue while improving customer retention rate Delivering rapid time to value Earning a high net-promoter score Increasing Gross Margin / Profitability Conversion rate from trial to paid Don’t just meet

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Revolutionizing Procurement: The Power of AI in Vendor Management Systems

Smart Data Collective

Vendor Management Systems (VMS) have become an indispensable tool for streamlining procurement and fostering strong vendor relationships. With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the lines between physical, digital, and biological spheres are increasingly blurred, a new transformational player has emerged on the VMS scene: Artificial Intelligence (AI).

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3 tough decisions for IT leaders to achieve a successful digital transformation

CIO Business Intelligence

The digital transformation journey for any enterprise is protracted and complex. Technology leaders often underestimate the complications associated with it. For such initiatives to conclude successfully, enterprise technology decision makers must overcome inertia, build momentum, and bring about changes across their large organizations. To bring about enterprise-wide changes, CIOs at times need to take tough decisions that may not go down well with employees.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Big Day in the UK!

Cloudera

It was a busy day for Cloudera Cares in the UK on June 21, 2023. Not only did we deliver the EMEA Evolve Flagship event with a first of its kind, volunteer component, we also flew the Cloudera flag at a Cloudera Cares event with Mission Motorsport. Hear from Clouderan, Paul Wooding about his day volunteering at two of Cloudera’s impactful UK-based events.

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How to Become a Data Analyst With No Experience?

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Did you know that entry-level data analysts can earn up to $49,092 annually? In today’s data-driven world, data analytics careers span diverse industries, offering numerous pathways to enter this rapidly-growing field. Data is the primary decision-making tool for every organization. Analytics is an essential aspect of strategic planning across all sectors.

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.

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How AI is helping companies meet sustainability goals

IBM Big Data Hub

AI tools like ChatGPT are grabbing headlines, but other AI techniques and tools specifically designed for enterprises are quietly helping companies meet their sustainability goals. Classic AI is already being used widely today in various use cases, and generative AI is evolving rapidly to address new classes of use cases. I previously led technical teams that helped customers with their AI implementations.

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Reinforcement Learning: Teaching Computers to Make Optimal Decisions

KDnuggets

Reinforcement learning basics to get your feet wet. Learn the components and key concepts in the reinforcement loading framework: from agents and rewards to value functions, policy, and more.

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Near-real-time analytics using Amazon Redshift streaming ingestion with Amazon Kinesis Data Streams and Amazon DynamoDB

AWS Big Data

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed, scalable cloud data warehouse that accelerates your time to insights with fast, easy, and secure analytics at scale. Tens of thousands of customers rely on Amazon Redshift to analyze exabytes of data and run complex analytical queries, making it the widely used cloud data warehouse. You can run and scale analytics in seconds on all your data without having to manage your data warehouse infrastructure.

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Digital Transformation Delivers Business Benefits

CIO Business Intelligence

Virtually every organization worth its salt is involved in digital transformation, and those efforts are starting to pay dividends, according to F5’s 2023 State of Application Strategy Report. When respondents to F5’s survey of more than 1,000 IT leaders were asked to list the benefits of digital transformation, IT operational efficiency topped the list (cited by 66% of respondents), followed by business operational efficiency (49%), better alignment of IT with business outcomes (47%), employee

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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eCommerce Brands Use Big Data for Logistics and Fulfillment Warehouses Protection

Smart Data Collective

Big data has driven major changes in the e-commerce sector in recent years. E-commerce brands spent over $16 billion on analytics in 2022 and are projected to spend over $38 billion by 2028. One of the biggest benefits of data analytics is that it can help e-commerce brands optimize their logistics and fulfillment processes. Keep reading to learn more.

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Unveiling Denoising Autoencoders

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Denoising Autoencoders are neural network models that remove noise from corrupted or noisy data by learning to reconstruct the initial data from its noisy counterpart. We train the model to minimize the disparity between the original and reconstructed data. We can stack these autoencoders together to form deep networks, increasing their performance.

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Laminar Broadens Data Security for Multi-Cloud

Laminar Security

Launches Full Data Security Platform with Enhanced DAG and DDR Capabilities Laminar has unveiled groundbreaking advancements to its agile data security platform for multi-cloud. The introduction of new data access governance (DAG) and data detection and response (DDR) functionalities positions Laminar as the first solution on the market to offer comprehensive identification, protection, detection, and response capabilities for multi-cloud and SaaS data security.

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Textbooks Are All You Need: A Revolutionary Approach to AI Training

KDnuggets

This is an overview of the "Textbooks Are All You Need" paper, highlighting the Phi-1 model's success using high-quality synthetic textbook data for AI training.

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Strategic CX: A Deep Dive into Voice of the Customer Insights for Clarity

Speaker: Nicholas Zeisler, CX Strategist & Fractional CXO

The first step in a successful Customer Experience endeavor (or for that matter, any business proposition) is to find out what’s wrong. If you can’t identify it, you can’t fix it! 💡 That’s where the Voice of the Customer (VoC) comes in. Today, far too many brands do VoC simply because that’s what they think they’re supposed to do; that’s what all their competitors do.

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Migrate data from Google Cloud Storage to Amazon S3 using AWS Glue

AWS Big Data

Today, we are pleased to announce a new AWS Glue connector for Google Cloud Storage that allows you to move data bi-directionally between Google Cloud Storage and Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). We’ve seen that there is a demand to design applications that enable data to be portable across cloud environments and give you the ability to derive insights from one or more data sources.

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Key skills tech leaders need to secure a board seat

CIO Business Intelligence

Rona Bunn is CIO for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), where she facilitates digital orchestration and leads information technology, data, and digital experience. A two-time Technology All-Star award recipient from Women of Color in STEM, Bunn previously served as CIO at the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

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Power of ETL: Transforming Business Decision Making with Data Insights

Smart Data Collective

ETL (Extract, Transform, Load) is a crucial process in the world of data analytics and business intelligence. In this article, we will explore the significance of ETL and how it plays a vital role in enabling effective decision making within businesses. By understanding the power of ETL, organisations can harness the potential of their data and gain valuable insights that drive informed choices.

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OpenAI Provides Access For GPT-4

Analytics Vidhya

Today, GPT-4, OpenAI’s cutting-edge text-generating model, was made generally available, according to an excited release from the company. Through its API, the business is providing developers with access to this ground-breaking technology. Access to GPT-4 will be opened up to new developers by the end of the month, but existing OpenAI API developers with a […] The post OpenAI Provides Access For GPT-4 appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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For a short time only: Time-based restrictions for enhanced cloud security

IBM Big Data Hub

If you read some of my earlier blog posts , you know that I automated the setup (onboarding) for workshops and hackathons. Thus far, running my Terraform scripts to deploy resources and privileges meant allowing access to them. Thanks to a (relatively) new IBM Cloud security feature called time-based restrictions , I can decouple the deployment process from when access is possible.

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Unraveling the Power of Chain-of-Thought Prompting in Large Language Models

KDnuggets

This article delves into the concept of Chain-of-Thought (CoT) prompting, a technique that enhances the reasoning capabilities of large language models (LLMs). It discusses the principles behind CoT prompting, its application, and its impact on the performance of LLMs.

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Extract time series from satellite weather data with AWS Lambda

AWS Big Data

Extracting time series on given geographical coordinates from satellite or Numerical Weather Prediction data can be challenging because of the volume of data and of its multidimensional nature (time, latitude, longitude, height, multiple parameters). This type of processing can be found in weather and climate research, but also in applications like photovoltaic and wind power.

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13 go-to podcasts that inspire IT industry leaders today

CIO Business Intelligence

In today’s ever-changing technology landscape, it’s important for IT leaders of every stripe to not only keep abreast of current events and trends affecting the industry, but also know about focus areas and challenges of their upper management peers since the tech function is increasingly viewed as a strategic business partner to the C-suite. One of the best ways for CIOs and IT leaders to absorb information is by tuning in to tech and leadership podcasts.

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The Data Metaverse: Unpacking the Roles, Use Cases, and Tech Trends in Data and AI

Speaker: Aindra Misra, Sr. Staff Product Manager of Data & AI at BILL (Previously PM Lead at Twitter/X)

Embark on a transformation journey into the heart of the data ecosystem! This webinar is your gateway to a deeper comprehension of the foundations that drive the data industry and will equip you with the knowledge needed to navigate the evolving landscape. Delve into the diverse use cases where data analytics plays a pivotal role. We’ll explore how these applications are transforming with the introduction of Gen AI, and discuss the anticipated use cases for 2024 and beyond.