November, 2023

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Breaking down data silos for digital success

CIO Business Intelligence

For years, IT and business leaders have been talking about breaking down the data silos that exist within their organizations. Given the importance of sharing information among diverse disciplines in the era of digital transformation, this concept is arguably as important as ever. In fact, as companies undertake digital transformations , usually the data transformation comes first, and doing so often begins with breaking down data — and political — silos in various corners of the enterprise.

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Strawberry Fields Forever

O'Reilly on Data

Tim O’Reilly forwarded an excellent article about the OpenAI soap opera to me: Matt Levine’s “ Money Stuff: Who Controls Open AI.” I’ll skip most of it, but something caught my eye. Towards the end, Levine writes about Elon Musk’s version of Nick Bostrom’s AI that decides to turn the world to paper-clips : [Elon] Musk gave an example of an artificial intelligence that’s given the task of picking strawberries.

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AI assistants optimize automation with API-based agents

IBM Big Data Hub

Generative AI-powered assistants are transforming businesses through intelligent conversational interfaces. Capable of understanding and generating human-like responses and content, these assistants are revolutionizing the way humans and machines collaborate. Large Language Models (LLMs) are at the heart of this new disruption. LLMs are trained on vast amounts of data and can be used across endless applications.

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10 digital transformation roadblocks — and 5 tips for overcoming them

CIO Business Intelligence

In today’s fast-paced business world, companies are striving to harness the power of digital technologies to reinvent their operations, enhance customer experiences, drive innovation, and thereby create value for stakeholders. But the hard truth is that many digital initiatives fail to deliver results. Transformation efforts can be derailed for any number of reasons, but there are several common themes as to why digital initiatives fall short — and most revolve around leadership.

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Driving Business Impact for PMs

Speaker: Jon Harmer, Product Manager for Google Cloud

Move from feature factory to customer outcomes and drive impact in your business! This session will provide you with a comprehensive set of tools to help you develop impactful products by shifting from output-based thinking to outcome-based thinking. You will deepen your understanding of your customers and their needs as well as identifying and de-risking the different kinds of hypotheses built into your roadmap.

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Generative AI in the Enterprise

O'Reilly on Data

Generative AI has been the biggest technology story of 2023. Almost everybody’s played with ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, GitHub Copilot, or Midjourney. A few have even tried out Bard or Claude, or run LLaMA 1 on their laptop. And everyone has opinions about how these language models and art generation programs are going to change the nature of work, usher in the singularity, or perhaps even doom the human race.

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Pika 1.0: A New AI Model for Video Creation

Analytics Vidhya

In a world captivated by generative AI, Pika, a startup specializing in AI-powered video creation, has secured a staggering $55 million in a recent funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. This influx of capital aligns with the launch of Pika 1.0, a groundbreaking suite of videography tools designed to transform the landscape of video […] The post Pika 1.0: A New AI Model for Video Creation appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Speed up queries with the cost-based optimizer in Amazon Athena

AWS Big Data

Amazon Athena is a serverless, interactive analytics service built on open source frameworks, supporting open table file formats. Athena provides a simplified, flexible way to analyze petabytes of data where it lives. You can analyze data or build applications from an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) data lake and 30 data sources, including on-premises data sources or other cloud systems using SQL or Python.

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How to implement enterprise resource planning (ERP)

IBM Big Data Hub

Once your business has decided to switch to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software system, the next step is to implement ERP. For a business to see the benefits of an ERP adoption it must first be deployed properly and efficiently by a team that typically includes a project manager and department managers as well. This process can be complicated and feel overwhelming, depending on the needs of your organization.

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10 cloud strategy questions every IT leader must answer

CIO Business Intelligence

It’s no longer a question of whether organizations are moving to the cloud but rather how well it’s going. Cloud isn’t that shiny new object in the distance, full of possibility. It’s come down to earth — sometimes with an unexpected thud onto the wrong side of a company’s balance sheet. “There are so many people who bought into cloud without thinking through the real reasons why they were doing this and what they wanted to accomplish,” says David Mitchell Smith, distinguished vice president and

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Benefits of Data Management Regulations for Consumers & Businesses

Smart Data Collective

Big data has led to a number of promising changes for consumers and businesses all over the world. It has led to the growth of nuanced search engines, website personalization features and many other promising benefits. This is one of the reasons that the market for big data is currently worth over $271 billion.

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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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Enhancing Podcast Accessibility: A Guide to LLM Text Highlighting

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Imagine loving a podcast and wishing to remember the best bits, but it’s all sound, no text. What do you do? That’s where cool tools like LLMs and Audio-to-Text translators step in. They magically turn spoken words into written notes, letting you easily pick out the gems and create handy bullet points. So, your […] The post Enhancing Podcast Accessibility: A Guide to LLM Text Highlighting appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Learn Probability in Computer Science with Stanford University for FREE

KDnuggets

Probability is one of the foundational elements of computer science. Some bootcamps will skim over the topic, however, it is integral to your computer science knowledge.

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Unlock innovation in data and AI at AWS re:Invent 2023

AWS Big Data

For organizations seeking to unlock innovation with data and AI, AWS re:Invent 2023 offers several opportunities. Attendees will discover services, strategies, and solutions for tackling any data challenge. In this post, we provide a curated list of keynotes, sessions, demos, and exhibits that will showcase how you can unlock innovation in data and AI using AWS for Data.

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IBM named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2023

IBM Big Data Hub

Forrester Research just released “The Forrester Wave™: Digital Process Automation Software, Q4 2023: The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up” by Craig Le Clair with Glenn O’Donnell, Renee Taylor-Huot, Lok Sze Sung, Audrey Lynch, and Kara Hartig and IBM is proud to be recognized as a Leader. IBM named a Leader In the report, Forrester Research evaluated 15 digital process automation (DPA) providers against 26 criteria in three categories: Current offering,

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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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Low-code: An Accelerator for Digital Transformation

CIO Business Intelligence

Digital transformation is expected to be the top strategic priority for businesses of all sizes and industries, yet organisations find the transformation journey challenging due to digital skill gap, tight budget, or technology resource shortages. Amidst these challenges, organisations turn to low-code to remain competitive and agile. Taking the programmer out of software development, low-code provides tools that enable people with minimal training and coding skills to create and adapt applicati

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Harness the Power of Pinecone with Cloudera’s New Applied Machine Learning Prototype

Cloudera

Elevate your AI applications with our latest applied ML prototype At Cloudera, we continuously strive to empower organizations to unlock the full potential of their data, catalyzing innovation and driving actionable insights. And so we are thrilled to introduce our latest applied ML prototype (AMP) — a large language model (LLM) chatbot customized with website data using Meta’s Llama2 LLM and Pinecone’s vector database.

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Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

Analytics Vidhya

In a surprising turn of events, OpenAI, the leading artificial intelligence research lab, has announced the termination of its co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman. This unexpected decision, announced on November 17, 2023, has sent ripples through the tech industry, raising questions about the future of the organization and its AI research. Chief technology officer Mira […] The post Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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A Comprehensive List of Resources to Master Large Language Models

KDnuggets

Large Language Models (LLMs) have now become an integral part of various applications. This article provides an extensive list of resources for anyone interested to dive into the world of LLMs.

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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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Your guide to AWS Analytics at AWS re:Invent 2023

AWS Big Data

Join the AWS Analytics team at AWS re:Invent this year, where new ideas and exciting innovations come together. For those in the data world, this post provides a curated guide for all analytics sessions that you can use to quickly schedule and build your itinerary. Book your spot early for the sessions you do not want to miss. You can do this through the attendee portal , and if you cannot make it in person, get a free pass to watch the live sessions online.

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FDA FSMA: Providing value beyond compliance

IBM Big Data Hub

The supply chain plays a pivotal role in delivering goods and services to both businesses and consumers, serving as the connective thread between industries, nations, communities and all components of the value chain. Our dependence on supply chains is most pronounced in ensuring food supply. However, over the decades, the supply chain has grown longer and increasingly intricate, which means consumers may find themselves more distant from the origin of the products they consume.

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Your biggest barriers to digital transformation aren’t technical…they’re cultural

CIO Business Intelligence

As an infrastructure and security practitioner with nearly 30 years of experience, I’ve witnessed periods of rapid change in the technology landscape. However, I have seen a lot of things stay practically the same. Historically, our jobs as infrastructure and security professionals have involved installing the “plumbing” that ensures organizations remain connected through traditional networking and security practices.

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The Importance of Analytics in Digital Marketing

Smart Data Collective

Marketing analytics has become a dealmaker in the business world. Companies are projected to spend over $10 billion on marketing analytics technology in 2028. The digital marketing sector is among those most influenced by the benefits of analytics technology. Why Are More Companies Investing in Analytics to Bolster their Digital Marketing Strategies?

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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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Altman is Back: OpenAI’s CEO Triumphs Over Boardroom Turmoil

Analytics Vidhya

In a surprising turn of events, Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI, is poised to reclaim his position after a tumultuous boardroom coup that sent shockwaves through the company in last few days. The upheaval saw Altman ousted on Friday, only to witness an unexpected twist in the narrative. Altman’s Resurgence Amid Boardroom Chaos […] The post Altman is Back: OpenAI’s CEO Triumphs Over Boardroom Turmoil appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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11 Python Magic Methods Every Programmer Should Know

KDnuggets

Want to support the behavior of built-in functions and method calls in your Python classes? Magic methods in Python let you do just that! So let’s uncover the method behind the magic.

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How to Become a Tech Lead: TDI 39

Data Science 101

Threads Dev Interviews I am finding developers on Threads and interviewing them, right on Threads. See All the Interviews Note: The views in these interviews are personal views and do not represent the interviewee’s employer. “How to become a tech lead – look for leadership opportunities every day when working with the team.” – via Panda (@hithisispanda) on Threads Welcome @hithisispanda , how did you discover software engineering as a career?

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4 ways to empower small and medium businesses with generative AI

IBM Big Data Hub

In a tightening economy, small and medium businesses (SMBs) are challenged to grow while protecting thinning margins. Compared to large businesses, SMBs have fewer resources to help them weather an economic downturn or diversify into new value streams. As such, enterprises that serve SMBs must provide solutions that lessen administrative burdens and deliver tangible value.

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Addressing Top Enterprise Challenges in Generative AI with DataRobot

The buzz around generative AI shows no sign of abating in the foreseeable future. Enterprise interest in the technology is high, and the market is expected to gain momentum as organizations move from prototypes to actual project deployments. Ultimately, the market will demand an extensive ecosystem, and tools will need to streamline data and model utilization and management across multiple environments.

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IT leader’s survival guide: 8 tips to thrive in the years ahead

CIO Business Intelligence

Managers looking toward 2024 and beyond certainly have a full plate. Decisions around game-changing current and future technology require decisive action and possible investment to remain competitive. In addition to the usual technology considerations, economic, geopolitical, and supply-chain issues all compete for attention as IT leaders look to keep their organizations growing amid turbulent times.

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Create a modern data platform using the Data Build Tool (dbt) in the AWS Cloud

AWS Big Data

Building a data platform involves various approaches, each with its unique blend of complexities and solutions. A modern data platform entails maintaining data across multiple layers, targeting diverse platform capabilities like high performance, ease of development, cost-effectiveness, and DataOps features such as CI/CD, lineage, and unit testing. In this post, we delve into a case study for a retail use case, exploring how the Data Build Tool (dbt) was used effectively within an AWS environmen

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Elevate User Experience: Implementing OpenAI Assistant API for Interactive Chatbots

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction With the introduction of ChatGPT and the GPT 3 models by OpenAI, the world has shifted towards using AI-integrated applications. In all the day-to-day applications we use, from e-commerce to banking applications, AI embeds some parts of the application, particularly the Large Language Models. One among them is the OpenAI Assistant API, i.e., chatbots. […] The post Elevate User Experience: Implementing OpenAI Assistant API for Interactive Chatbots appeared first on Analytics Vi

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Introduction to Giskard: Open-Source Quality Management for AI Models

KDnuggets

To solve the conundrum of ensuring the quality of AI models in production — especially given the emergence of LLMs — we are thrilled to announce the official launch of Giskard, the premier open-source AI quality management system.

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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.