Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cloud Power, Fear of Lock-in Grows Among IT Managers

Computer gaming is having a big impact on how well humans can interact with computers and will accelerate the application of compute power to more areas of human activity, according to the redoubtable Mary...

Machine Learning Helping R.R. Donnelley Streamline Logistics

R.R. Donnelley is a Fortune 500 marketing and business communications firm that became much more than that. One of the 150-year-old company's key services is transporting massive amounts of documents, marketing support materials, and...

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%

It was winter in New York City and Asaf Jacobi’s Harley-Davidson dealership was selling one or two motorcycles a week. It wasn’t enough. Jacobi went for a long walk in Riverside Park and happened to...

Among ways big data can go wrong: Garbage in, garbage out

Big data is enjoying major popularity at the moment, with algorithms and machine learning at the core of almost every business application. This cutting edge technology utilizes massive datasets to run increasingly complex algorithms...

Airbnb is teaching data science in its own internal university

Tech companies, and increasingly even non-tech companies, are struggling with the fact that there are not enough trained data scientists to fill market demand. Every company has their own strategy for hiring and training,...

Microsoft now has a clearer vision than Google in the AI wars

A week ago, Microsoft held its Build developer conference in its backyard in Seattle. This week, Google did the same in an amphitheater right next to its Mountain View campus. While Microsoft’s event felt...

Second Tensor processing unit revealed by Google

A year ago, Google revealed the custom chip that it built in secret to accelerate machine learning tasks in its data centers. On Wednesday, the company unveiled a second generation of the chip, which...

AI Works Better with Human Intelligence, Too

Artificial intelligence applied to the right tasks can reveal insights that wouldn't otherwise be surfaced, and do it faster than manual human efforts. But there are still some tasks that humans perform better than...

13 New Trends in Big Data and Data Science

By Vincent Granville, data science executive Based on requests from clients - vendors of data processing platforms and products - as well as trends in popular blogs,  job postings, and my own reading, here are...

How Oracle views IoT: cloud services to integrate devices and build on data

By Mike Faden of Content Marketing Partners  Discussion of the Internet of Things (IoT) often focuses on new connected devices—whether they’re cars, automation systems, or home appliances. But for enterprises looking to derive business value...

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