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Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a market is full of hype, with vendors, customers, and press all speaking breathlessly about the capabilities for AI in general and their offerings specifically. Likewise, blockchain is also a widely hyped market, with technology providers and customers claiming all sorts of capabilities that may or may not be possible. Combining AI and blockchain then must be double the hype? On the other hand, AI is providing real, tangible value in many myriad ways we talk about every…

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  This is an intriguing fallacy (what I call the disconnected data fallacy) seems pervasive in enterprise circles. It goes something like this: Most organizations are filled to bursting with databases, most specifically dedicated to supporting one particular application or another. There are also data in documents, spreadsheets, and other data stores, and that it's just a matter of laziness that most of this data is not available to other parts of an organization. Buy the right tool (or hire enough open…

1 month 3 weeks ago
Data science is a major area of investment for banks due to its proven impact on operations such as fraud protection, risk mitigation, customer relationship management and more. But while investments in AI are growing, banks are often finding that their existing analytics and business intelligence technology and talent aren’t capable of meeting their current and expanding needs. Challenges in resources, technology infrastructure and the ability to operationalize models quickly and efficiently can prevent…

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Setting the Stage If you have read some of my previous posts, you may know I am very bullish on data-driven funds. The rationale for my optimism is that I fundamentally believe that machine learning can bridge the asymmetric information gap between founders and investors, making both of their lives better and easier. As part of my work and effort to try to advance the field a bit, I have been doing research on how AI has already been used in VC, but I also wanted to play with data, and the following…

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As AI proliferates and more and more industries try to beef up their data scientist teams, a new concept has been emerging — the “Full Stack Data Scientist”. What is this new role? What should an organization do about it? What Is a Full Stack Data Scientist Anyway? There is no standard definition of a Full-Stack Data Scientist (FSDS) yet, but there are two emerging viewpoints: A Data Scientist who is capable of understanding and executing not just the data analytics and model development, but also…

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As Jim Sinur and I wrote in the book Digital Transformation, A Brief Guide for Game Changers, “Similar to viewing an exceptional art mosaic, observing any of the environmental forces or enabling capabilities in isolation prevents one from recognizing the broader fundamentals in play. The entire picture does not emerge until the viewer steps back and embraces the ‘ah-ha’ moment of the overall mosaic, one in which the powerful message is revealed through the inter-related elements operating in concert.” For…

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Big Data is the unexpected resource bonanza of the current century.  Moore’s Law driven advances in computing power, the rise of cheap storage and advances in algorithm design have enabled the capture, storage, and processing of many types of data previously that were unavailable for use in computing systems.  Documents, email, text messages, audio files, and images are now able to transform into a usable digital format for use by analysis systems, especially artificial intelligence.  The AI systems can…

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By Martijn van Attekum, Jie Mei and Tarry Singh Introduction Marc Andreessen famously said that "Software is eating the world" and everyone rushed into the room. This was as much a writing on the wall for many traditional enterprises as it was wonderful news for the software industry. Still, no one understood what he meant. To make his point he stated this example: “Today, the world’s largest bookseller, Amazon, is a software company — its core capability is its amazing software engine for selling…

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While I don't see it as a formal methodology, I actually believe that the most success production model in use today for so many kinds of IP is the Studio Model. GETTY Sometimes as a writer, you touch a nerve. I touched one in my article The End of Agile, which has gone viral with roughly 300,000 hits over the last few days. I'm still digging out from the deluge of email, Tweets and Linked In messages. Many, many people agreed with me, which I think should be a wake-up call to anyone in the Agile space.…

2 months 3 weeks ago
Sam Huang, BMW iVentures SAM HUANG It takes more than technology to make businesses work. One of the most precious resources, besides the humans that run the organization, is capital to fund growth. In the areas at the edge of innovation, especially artificial intelligence, this capital is being used to prove that existing technology is capable of driving real business return as well as advance the state of the art to push the technology in ways not possible today. It is no surprise, then, that major…

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Machine learning is a powerful tool in the AI toolbox, but its limitations must be understood to use effectively. GETTY Machine learning has become the latest darling of the IT marketing space, a secret sauce that is supposed to turbo-charge computers and brings us closer to the nirvana of artificial intelligence dominance …. or something like that. Like so much of what comes out of IT marketing, most of it is hype and deceptive hype at that. While there is a lot of power in what machine learning can do…

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Marketing in the 21st century means selling long tails to mermaids.(Photo by Cris Faga/NurPhoto via Getty Images) NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES Marketing has always fascinated me. My first full-time job, many years ago, was working for an advertising agency as a computer graphic artist, and it gave me an understanding of the process of promoting and selling from very small (a car dealership) to very large (a chain of some of the largest malls in the US at the time). Over the years, I revisit the field,…

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We are not strangers to the way AI is impacting our daily lives — both personally and professionally. We have been audience to the paranoia about AI taking away jobs and the optimism of AI creating jobs. While the jury is still out on the long-term impact of AI, we’re already seeing automation of several activities, ranging from driving to radiology. It’s becoming evident that no job will remain untouched by AI, though the degree of impact will differ from occupation to occupation. Automation in the IT…

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  The Cambridge Analytica scandal has recently become public domain, with the launch of the Netflix documentary "The Great Hack". In 2019, the need for regulation on a complex matter like data acquisition is extremely important, with companies and advertising agencies heavily investing in data points in order to optimise their retargeting campaigns, there are a few problems which should be kept in mind when talking about this complex matter, let's dissect them.  Are Data Points Regulated In 2019?  In…

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Every decade seems to have its database. During the 1990s, the relational database became the principal data environment, its ease of use and tabular arrangement making it a natural for the growing needs to power the data web. While relational databases remained strong, the 2000s saw the emergence of XML databases and NoSQL, the idea that databases didn't need to be structured in a purely tabular form, began to get hot. During the 2010s, JSON databases gained traction, along with the spectacular rise and…

1 year 1 month ago
By Thomas Seoh  |  September 28, 2018  |  Source:  CogWorld on FORBES Thomas Seoh is CEO of Kinexum, a life sciences strategic advisory firm providing guidance on regulatory, clinical and other translational matters for life science product development. The pace of acceleration in the past several years in AI seems to be starting to climb the exponential part of the “S” curve. From playing Go, to translating one human language into another, to predicting and attempting to compose hit tunes, to…

1 year 2 months ago
By Chuck Brooks  |  August 30, 2018 Chuck Brooks is named Top Tech Person To Follow by LinkedIn - Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year - Technology and Security Evangelist, Speaker, Writer, Editor, Georgetown University Adjunct Faculty, FORBES Contributor Exponential Innovation, Converged Ecosystems, Knowledge Discovery, IoT, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 5G, Virtual Realities, Cybersecurity, Super Computing, Quantum Computing, 3-D Printing, Smart Cities... We are in an era of amazing…

1 year 6 months ago
By Deloitte  |  February 6, 2018  |  Source   Cognitive technologies offer advantages that are real and diverse, extending well beyond traditional applications like process automation. As the cognitive story evolves in the years ahead, the benefits that ensue may become ever richer in their variability. ​ Introduction Cognitive technologies are now impacting almost every aspect of people’s lives. Not only are these technologies an emerging source of competitive advantage for businesses and the economy…

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By Kathleen Walch  |  April 19, 2018 As Artificial Intelligence (AI) continues to become a focus for an increasing number of enterprises, these organizations are realizing how important it is to have the right people and skills in place. In particular, we have seen a significant increase in demand for data scientists in organization as AI, various applications of machine learning (ML),  non-ML predictive analytics, and other so-called “big data” approaches continue to gain traction in the enterprise. In…

1 year 7 months ago
A CogWorld C-Level Member Q&A with Peter Fingar and Kogentix CEO, Boyd Davis  (2017) We’ve been loaded (and overloaded) with information about Big Data, and more recently, Cognitive Computing. I’ve researched and written a lot about these subjects. But recently, a CEO who is “in the business of Big Data” updated my thinking. I talked at length with Boyd Davis, CEO at Kogentix Inc., providers of  cognitive computing and machine learning to build systems that use Big Data to learn about your business…

1 year 8 months ago
By Jim Sinur  |  January 22, 2018 History teaches us that there were two large AI Winters in the past. One starting in the mid 1970s and another in the late 1980's There were very clear reasons for the last two AI Winters, but most of the technical and cost issues are gone. The wild card is how humans accept AI this time around. My bet is against another brutal winter. This does not mean there won't be cold snaps, but a 15-20 year freeze out doesn't seem likely now. The First AI Winter: It was caused…

1 year 9 months ago
By Jim Sinur  |  February 6, 2018 We know that AI will be assisting us at work in a more influential way over time and will help us reach organizational goals. What do you think of AI influencing your every day life beyond super charging searches, playing your favorite music and controlling individual devices. AI will help us look better, act better and participate better in social interactions. As we are successful at work with AI, we will trust it more in our personal lives. AI will Help Us Look…

1 year 9 months ago
By Michael Mills, Co-Founder & CSO, Neota Logic Inc. | September 19, 2016 | Source: Linkedin At its annual Futures Conference, the College of Law Practice Management brings together a uniquely multi-disciplinary group of legal industry participants and observers—partners, technologists, marketers, and managers from law firms of all sizes; bar association leaders; corporate legal operations executives; alternative legal services providers; software creators; law professors; and consultants and critics…

1 year 9 months ago
Case Study | January 26, 2016 | SanDisk Maximizes Production Quality with Machine Learning and Analytics Powered by Cloudera Enterprise Global Leader in Flash Storage Implements Unified, Secure Big Data Platform to Reduce Drive Errors and Predict Failures PALO ALTO, Calif. – January 26, 2016 – Cloudera, the global provider of the fastest, easiest, and most secure data management and analytics platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies, announced today that SanDisk, a global…

2 years 1 month ago
By Ganesh Padmanabhan  |  October 8, 2017  |  Source: LinkedIn I finally watched the movie Ex Machina this weekend (disclosure: I’m not a movie buff, and am always decades behind on movies!). It was a pretty impressive plot, would have liked the screenplay to be a little better. But what stood out for me was the application of the Turing Test to break the frontier – not just testing for human actions, but for human consciousness. I’ll be suspicious of pretty cyborgs from now on. That said, I was trying…

2 years 2 months ago
By Manoj Saxena  |  September 11, 2017  |  Source: LinkedIn There is little doubt that Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform industries and business models. Recent developments in driverless cars, voice recognition, and deep learning show how much machines can do and the powerful business models AI can drive. Driven both by opportunity and a fear of losing out, companies across industries have announced AI-focused initiatives. However, early AI pilots are not producing the dramatic results that…

2 years 6 months ago
By Setrag Khoshafian, Ph.D.  |  May 1, 2017 There’s no doubt about it: Digital Technology has become an indispensable tool for driving customer engagement. For many companies, effective digital solutions are the foundation on which positive B2C, B2B, and B2B2C relationships are built. Technology fills in where legacy or manual systems could not, allowing businesses to create personalized, and intelligent digital user-friendly journeys for a wide range of consumers. AI[1] is the most important digital…

2 years 9 months ago
By Chuck Brooks A few years back, The McKinsey Global Institute published an informative analysis that comprehensively examined the economic impact of global technology trends. The study was called “Disruptive Technologies: Advances that will transform life, business, and the global economy.”  The McKinsey predictions were highly accurate. As we move ahead into another year of unprecedented technology advancement, it is useful to examine the trends & technologies and applied verticals that are…