2019

How Do You Define Unfair Bias in AI?

DataRobot

Art is subjective and everyone has their own opinion about it. When I saw the expressionist painting Blue Poles , by Jackson Pollock, I was reminded of the famous quote by Rudyard Kipling, “It’s clever, but is it Art?” Pollock’s piece looks like paint messily spilled onto a drop sheet protecting the floor. The debate of what constitutes art has a long history that will probably never be settled, there is no definitive definition of art.

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Why Data Driven Decision Making is Your Path To Business Success

Datapine Blog

We read about it everywhere. The term ‘big data’ alone has become something of a buzzword in recent times – and for good reason.

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The quest for high-quality data

O'Reilly on Data

Machine learning solutions for data integration, cleaning, and data generation are beginning to emerge. “AI AI starts with ‘good’ data” is a statement that receives wide agreement from data scientists, analysts, and business owners.

How to Perfect Your Data Culture Recipe

Corinium

One of the first questions new clients generally ask us is: “How do we maximize the value from our data?”. Data Strategy

The Essential Supply Chain Network Design Tooling Checklist

Dedicated supply chain network design software is fuelled by intuitive scenario analysis capabilities and powerful mathematical optimization. Answer 10 relevant questions to see if advanced network design & scenario modeling technology can help you.

Waterfall to Agile: A Necessary Mindset Shift For Business Analysts

BA Learnings

I tend to describe the agile approach as a way of working; A targeted way of working that allows us to make changes, respond to customers’ needs and manage uncertainty with minimal delays, and without needing to wade through “red tape”.

Why a data scientist is not a data engineer

O'Reilly on Data

Or, why science and engineering are still different disciplines. "A A scientist can discover a new star, but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do it for him.". Gordon Lindsay Glegg, The Design of Design (1969). A few months ago, I wrote about the differences between data engineers and data scientists. I talked about their skills and common starting points.

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Analytics and Business Intelligence for a Data-Driven World

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Ventana Research provides unique insight into the analytics and business intelligence (BI) industry. This is important, as its processes and technology play an instrumental role in enabling an organization’s business units and IT to utilize its data in both tactical and strategic ways to perform optimally. To accomplish this, organizations must provide technology that can access the data, generate and apply insights from analytics, communicate the results and support collaboration as needed.

Automating ethics

O'Reilly on Data

Machines will need to make ethical decisions, and we will be responsible for those decisions. We are surrounded by systems that make ethical decisions: systems approving loans, trading stocks, forwarding news articles, recommending jail sentences, and much more. They act for us or against us, but almost always without our consent or even our knowledge. In recent articles, I've suggested the ethics of artificial intelligence itself needs to be automated.

The Top Seven Technology Trends for 2020

DataFloq

We have reached the end of 2019 and just like in previous years, I am looking ahead to see what organisations can expect next year.

How Salesforce’s Tableau acquisition will impact IT

CIO

Salesforce.com’s $15.7 billion bid for Tableau Software has many organizations wondering how the proposed acquisition will impact their operations. According to industry analysts, it all depends on how your enterprise makes use of their respective platforms. Users of Salesforce’s CRM platform have all subscribed to its software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, putting their data in the cloud — but the company is only beginning to respond to the demand for sophisticated tools to analyze that data.

Omnichannel is Multichannel 2.0

Multichannel and omnichannel marketing are not the same. Many organizations are striving for omnichannel, but it can be a daunting journey—unless you have a map. Download your copy of the ultimate omnichannel guide today!

Top 14 Must-Read Data Science Books You Need On Your Desk

datapine

“Big data is at the foundation of all the megatrends that are happening.” – Chris Lynch, big data expert. We live in a world saturated with data. At present, around 2.7 Zettabytes of data are floating around in our digital universe, just waiting to be analyzed and explored, according to AnalyticsWeek. By gaining the ability to understand, quantify, and leverage the power of online data analysis to your advantage, you will gain a wealth of invaluable insights that will help your business flourish.

An Exhaustive Guide to Detecting and Fighting Neural Fake News using NLP

Analytics Vidhya

Overview Neural fake news (fake news generated by AI) can be a huge issue for our society This article discusses different Natural Language Processing. The post An Exhaustive Guide to Detecting and Fighting Neural Fake News using NLP appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

Laying the Foundations for AI Success

Corinium

AI is now well into its ‘early adoption’ phase, with businesses throughout the Middle East and Africa clamoring to launch new initiatives. AI & Machine Learning

Five strategic benefits of business analytics

Phocas

Business analytics can provide companies with an accurate and holistic view of their business.

Common Use Cases for Mathematical Optimization

What is mathematical optimization and what are some of the most common use cases for across industries? How can this type of prescriptive analytics be applied to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and build more resilient supply chains? Find out in this guide.

How Blockchain and IoT Can Defeat Counterfeiting in the Fashion Industry

DataFloq

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. But brands that lose billions to counterfeit products don’t feel it that way. . Cambridge dictionary defines counterfeiting as “something that is made to look like the original of something else, usually for dishonest or illegal purposes”.

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Ten Trends of Blockchain in 2020

DataFloq

Big Data is Transforming the Financial Industry at its Core

DataFloq

Earlier this year, Investopedia published a very insightful article on the intersection of big data and the financial industry. Big data is changing every facet of the financial industry, from insurance actuary processes to the management of the stock market.

Data Management on Display at Informatica World 2019

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

This year, I attended Informatica World 2019, Informatica's annual user conference. The main focus this year was on the cloud with a heavy does of AI. Under that focus, Informatica's conference emphasized capabilities across six areas (all strong areas for Informatica): data integration, data management, data quality & governance, Master Data Management (MDM), data cataloging, and data security.

Put Your Data to Work: The Complete Playbook

Turn your data into a competitive advantage. This playbook contains: Exclusive stats, research & insights on how the pandemic affected businesses. A comprehensive “Request For Proposal” (RFP) checklist and an interactive quiz to test your data knowledge.

The road to Software 2.0

O'Reilly on Data

Roughly a year ago, we wrote “ What machine learning means for software development.” In that article, we talked about Andrej Karpathy’s concept of Software 2.0. Karpathy argues that we’re at the beginning of a profound change in the way software is developed.

4 Steps to Digitally Transform Your Business

DataFloq

According to McKinsey, data-driven organisations are 23x more likely to acquire customers, 6x more likely to retain customers and 19x more likely to be profitable. Being data-driven is good for business.

Domo vs. Tableau: Self-service analytics tools compared

CIO

Business intelligence (BI) and analytics platforms have long been a staple for business, but thanks to the rise of self-service BI tools, responsibility for analytics has shifted from IT to business analysts, with support from data scientists and database administrators.

Top 5 Tips For Conducting Successful BI Projects With Examples & Templates

datapine

BI projects aren’t just for the big fishes in the sea anymore; the technology has developed rapidly, the software has become more accessible while business intelligence and analytics projects implemented in various industries regularly, no matter the shape and size, small businesses or large enterprises. With the help of online data analysis tools , these kinds of projects have become easy to manage and agile in performance.

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Guide to Mathematical Optimization & Modeling

What is mathematical optimization and how does it compare to other types of analytics? Which tool should you use to develop optimization applications and scale them across the business? What are best practices for successful adoption? Read now.

5 Key Reasons Why Data Scientists Are Quitting their Jobs

Analytics Vidhya

Introduction The stock of a data scientist is at an all-time high right now. There aren’t too many professions out there that can rival. The post 5 Key Reasons Why Data Scientists Are Quitting their Jobs appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

How Data Democratization Will Transform Banking

Corinium

Data culture has become a huge focus for data leaders in recent years. It’s clear that data leaders will only be able to maximize the value of their companies’ data assets if they can get frontline staff to adopt new, data-driven ways of thinking and working.

What You Need to Know Before You Implement ETL in Your Company

DataFloq

Data is the new oil -- pretty sure you have heard that like a million times by now. But it's true -- the information is, indeed, among the most precious commodities in the world.

5 Ways AI and Big Data Are Changing the Customer Experience

DataFloq

AI-driven technologies (e.g., natural language processing and machine learning) are now used in many customer service applications to help brands deliver an outstanding customer experience that will drive sales and increase customer retention.

The Retailer’s Guide to Marketing Data

Retailers are faced with extraordinary challenges – from changing consumer needs to unpredictable twists & turns in the economy. Learn how innovative retailers use zero-, first-, second-, and third-party data to find their best customers and drive repeat purchases.

How to Gain Real Business Value from the Internet of Events

DataFloq

Most companies today rely heavily on analytics, and those that can effectively understand massive amounts of data can stay on top of their industry. In just a few years, our society shifted from “analog” to “digital.”

3 Reasons Your “Little” Data is a Big Deal

DataFloq

Big data is no longer some nascent trend riding a cycle of media hype. It’s here to stay, and it’s transforming how businesses make decisions, build products, and engage customers.

Historical Databases: Becoming a Thing of the Past?

David Menninger's Analyst Perspectives

Organizations’ use of data and information is evolving as the amount of data and the frequency with which that data is collected increase. Data now streams into organizations from myriad sources, among them social media feeds and internet-of-things devices. These seemingly ever-increasing volumes of devices and data streams offer both challenges and opportunities to capture information about a business and improve its operations.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning adoption in European enterprise

O'Reilly on Data

How companies in Europe are preparing for and adopting AI and ML technologies. In a recent survey , we explored how companies were adjusting to the growing importance of machine learning and analytics, while also preparing for the explosion in the number of data sources.

Implementing Supply Chain Network Design

Companies want to maximize service levels, but they also want to cut costs. These goals are often at odds with one another. How do you find the optimum balance? This guide offers hands-on advice that will help you use network design to achieve successful results.