Sat.Nov 04, 2023 - Fri.Nov 10, 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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ON DEMAND WEBINAR: Data Observability Demo Day

DataKitchen

This webinar discusses how to make embarrassing data errors a thing of the past. We will start with how data engineers do not understand their data and have difficulty identifying problematic data records. We will also discuss how the vast majority of data engineers are so busy that they don’t know, or have time to write, tests to write to find data errors.

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Navigating the Chaos of Unruly Data: Solutions for Data Teams

DataKitchen

The Perilous State of Today’s Data Environments Data teams often navigate a labyrinth of chaos within their databases. The core issue plaguing many organizations is the presence of out-of-control databases or data lakes characterized by: Unrestrained Data Changes: Numerous users and tools incessantly alter data, leading to a tumultuous environment. Extrinsic Control Deficit: Many of these changes stem from tools and processes beyond the immediate control of the data team.

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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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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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Optimize APIs with API security best practices

IBM Big Data Hub

Enterprise businesses are continuing to move toward digitalized and cloud-based IT infrastructures. Digital systems enable unprecedented flexibility, scalability and speed when compared to their more traditional, on-premises counterparts. However, digital infrastructures are highly dependent on application programming interfaces — or APIs — to facilitate data transfers between software applications and between applications and end users.

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KOSMOS-2: A Multimodal Large Language Model by Microsoft

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction 2023 has been an AI year, from language models to stable diffusion models. One of the new players that has taken center stage is the KOSMOS-2, developed by Microsoft. It is a multimodal large language model (MLLM) making waves with groundbreaking capabilities in understanding text and images. Developing a language model is one thing, […] The post KOSMOS-2: A Multimodal Large Language Model by Microsoft appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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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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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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This move by OpenAI will pave the way for AGI

Analytics Vidhya

In a groundbreaking move towards advancing artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, OpenAI has unveiled its Data Partnerships initiative. This program invites collaboration with organizations worldwide to collectively build comprehensive public and private datasets aimed at enhancing AI model training and paving way toward AGI. The Need for Diverse Training Datasets The foundation of modern AI lies […] The post This move by OpenAI will pave the way for AGI appeared first on Analytics Vid

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Navigating Data Science Job Titles: Data Analyst vs. Data Scientist vs. Data Engineer

KDnuggets

No, they’re not the same jobs! Learn what responsibilities, skills, and tools used make them different. Then, choose the right career path for you.

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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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Why you must extend Zero Trust to public cloud workloads

CIO Business Intelligence

Today, many organizations are embracing the power of the public cloud by shifting their workloads to them. A recent study shows that 98% of IT leaders 1 have adopted a public cloud infrastructure. Additionally, 58% of these organizations use between two and three public clouds, indicating a growing trend toward multi-cloud environments. It is estimated by the end of 2023, 31% of organizations expect to run 75% of their workloads 2 in the cloud. 1 The rapid migration to the public cloud comes wit

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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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A New Era of Text Generation: RAG, LangChain, and Vector Databases

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Innovative techniques continually reshape how machines understand and generate human language in the rapidly evolving landscape of natural language processing. One such groundbreaking approach is Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG), which combines the power of generative models like GPT (Generative Pretrained Transformer) with the efficiency of vector databases and langchain.

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5 Free University Courses on Data Analytics

KDnuggets

Thinking about getting into the data analytical world but do not know where to start? Have a look at these 5 FREE university courses on data analytics.

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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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Generative AI: now is the time to ‘learn by doing’

CIO Business Intelligence

By Bryan Kirschner, Vice President, Strategy at DataStax Today, we’re all living in a world in which “humans with machines will replace humans without machines”—for the second time. The first time around, smartphone apps became ubiquitous and indispensable machines that just about everyone uses to get things done. This time, generative AI applications will become ubiquitous and indispensable machines that just about everyone uses to do things on their behalf.

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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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Elon Musk Introduces ‘Grok’: The Sassy AI Chatbot with a Dash of Rebellion

Analytics Vidhya

The tech world is abuzz with excitement. Elon Musk, the mastermind behind groundbreaking ventures like SpaceX and Tesla, introduces Grok, the latest creation to emerge from his new AI company, xAI. This chatbot, according to xAI, is inspired by “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” It promises to possess “a bit of wit,” “a rebellious […] The post Elon Musk Introduces ‘Grok’: The Sassy AI Chatbot with a Dash of Rebellion appeared first on Ana

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365 Data Science Offers Free Course Access Until Nov. 20

KDnuggets

From November 6 (07:00 PST) to November 20 (07:00 PST), enjoy free unlimited access to 365 Data Science's comprehensive curriculum, interactive courses, practical data projects, and earn industry-recognized certificates—all at no charge.

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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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Employee engagement: 10 best practices for improving your culture

CIO Business Intelligence

When employees disengage from work — often called quiet quitting — it starts a ripple effect that can damage everything from their career trajectory to your team, company, and the global economy. Gallup estimates that this phenomenon cost the economy $7.8 trillion in 2022. What is employee engagement? Employee engagement is the feeling of connection, commitment, and dedication that an employee has toward their work, teammates, workplace, and organization at large.

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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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Introduction to Embedchain – A Data Platform Tailored for LLMs

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction The introduction to tools like LangChain, and LangFlow, has made things easier when building applications with Large Language Models. Though building applications and choosing different Large Language Models has become easier, the data uploading part, where the data comes from various sources is still time-consuming for developers while developing LLM-powered applications as the developers […] The post Introduction to Embedchain – A Data Platform Tailored for LLMs appear

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AI + No-Code: The Viral Combo Redefining Developer Innovation

KDnuggets

Time is the one thing developers can never get back. The author, discusses the value of low code/no code platforms backed by AI in promoting faster development times and increased business agility.

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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.

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How the new AI executive order stacks up: B-

CIO Business Intelligence

The White House’s new executive order, “ Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence ,” is poised to usher in a new era of national AI regulation, focusing on safety and responsibility across the sector. But will it? The executive order represents the U.S. government’s opening salvo in creating a comprehensive regulatory framework for AI, applicable both in the federal government and the private sector.

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The UK AI Safety Summit Was Both A Success And A Missed Opportunity

Martha Bennett

The week beginning October 30, 2023 was a busy week for AI policymakers: On Monday, the US released President Biden’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence, and the G7 announced its agreement on Guiding Principles and a Code of Conduct on Artificial Intelligence.

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OpenAI’s DevDay 2023 Unveils a New Era in AI Advancements and Customization

Analytics Vidhya

In a groundbreaking series of announcements at OpenAI DevDay 2023 event, the future of artificial intelligence is taking an exciting turn. OpenAI is introducing an array of new models, developer products that promise to enhance AI accessibility and power. Along with new exciting features, including a new way to customize ChatGPT called GPTs. These GPTs, […] The post OpenAI’s DevDay 2023 Unveils a New Era in AI Advancements and Customization appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Back to Basics Week 1: Python Programming & Data Science Foundations

KDnuggets

Cultivate your data science expertise with KDnuggets' Back to Basics pathway, which includes Python, data manipulation, and visualization.

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A Tale of Two Case Studies: Using LLMs in Production

Speaker: Tony Karrer, Ryan Barker, Grant Wiles, Zach Asman, & Mark Pace

Join our exclusive webinar with top industry visionaries, where we'll explore the latest innovations in Artificial Intelligence and the incredible potential of LLMs. We'll walk through two compelling case studies that showcase how AI is reimagining industries and revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. Some takeaways include: How to test and evaluate results 📊 Why confidence scoring matters 🔐 How to assess cost and quality 🤖 Cross-platform cost vs. quality tr

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10 essential tips for bolstering cloud security in your business

CIO Business Intelligence

The business world is rapidly continuing its digital transformation and relying on cloud-based solutions. This makes it more critical than ever to adopt strong security measures to protect sensitive information and infrastructure. However, while cloud computing offers benefits like improved efficiency, scalability, and accessibility, it poses new security challenges.

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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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AI Pioneer Fei-Fei Li: Navigating the Present and Future of AI

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction Meet Fei-Fei Li, a trailblazer in artificial intelligence (AI) and a driving force behind groundbreaking developments in this field. As a professor of computer science at Stanford University, she’s delved into the intricacies of computer vision. As a co-director of Stanford’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), she’s passionately working towards enhancing AI research, […] The post AI Pioneer Fei-Fei Li: Navigating the Present and Futur

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Top 7 Essential Cheat Sheets To Ace Your Data Science Interview

KDnuggets

The blog covers cheat sheets on SQL, statistics, pandas, data visualization, scikit-learn, Git, and theoretical data science concepts.

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Your Expert Guide to CX Orchestration & Enhancing Customer Journeys

Speaker: Keith Kmett, Principal CX Advisor at Medallia

Join Keith Kmett, Principal CX Advisor, in this new webinar that will focus on: Understanding CX Orchestration Fundamentals: Gain a solid understanding of what CX orchestration is, its significance in the customer experience landscape, and how it plays a crucial role in shaping customer journeys. This includes the key concepts, strategies, and best practices involved in CX orchestration. 🔑 Connection to Customer Journey Maps: How to effectively integrate customer journey mapping into the