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How SAP Is Utilizing Machine Learning For Its Enterprise Applications

In recent years, SAP has been harnessing machine learning in its applications, which unites human expertise and computer insights. SAP is launching its own machine learning on a digital platform that is known as the SAP Leonardo Machine Learning Foundation, which provides an enterprise-grade …

Machine Learning

Analytics Are Defining The Future Of Digital Advertising

• Advertisers are planning to increase the average number of integrated data sources from 5.4 today to 6.2 in 2019 to gain greater advertising effectiveness insights.<br>• 94% of advertisers rely on a broad base of CRM data, from transactions and contact information to brand preferences, to track …

Digital Advertising

Telegram plans to spend more than $100 million of its mega-ICO on salaries, offices, and consultants

The chat app Telegram hopes to raise up to $1.2 billion in an initial coin offering (ICO), according to Business Insider. This would make it the largest one-off fundraising using the cryptocurrency-based mechanism to date.<p>What will Telegram do with the money? According to documents outlining the …

Analytics Will Revolutionize Supply Chains In 2018

• While 94% of supply chain leaders say that digital transformation will fundamentally change supply chains in 2018, only 44% have a strategy ready.<br>• 66% of supply chain leaders say advanced supply chain analytics are critically important to their supply chain operations in the next 2 to 3 …

Data Warehousing

Kodak is the latest company to jump on blockchain. And one of the few that make sense

Okay, this one actually makes a lot of sense. Kodak today announced a blockchain platform called KodakOne that will feature a token named KodakCoin. This of course sent its stock skyrocketing, like Hooters before it.<p>Unlike a rewards program for an oddly-themed chain of restaurants (or defunct video …

Learning Python: Best free books, tutorials and videos

There's a wealth of free resources out there, including books, sites, videos, and even courses.<p>If you want to learn a programming language in 2018 …

Python Programming
Big Data
Big Data

AI and machine learning give new meaning to embedded analytics

Data democratization, the concept of empowering any employee to make data-driven decisions for their company regardless of skill set, was supposed to …

Big Data

Brazil may write new laws with data stored on the ethereum blockchain

Cancún, Mexico<p>Popular petitions are an integral, but impractical, part of Brazil’s already complex electoral system, which has been blamed for plunging the country into a political crisis. Such petitions in their current form present an intractable logistical problem: How to collect and verify …

The “Meltdown” bug is hitting Intel’s shares hard, while rival AMD is soaring

Today will be a crucial test of the market’s response to news of a massive security vulnerability that affects chips made by Intel, as well as a separate problem that hits all microprocessors, regardless of manufacturer.<p>News of the Intel security problem, known as the “Meltdown” bug, sent the …

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

Internet of Things

SAP Announces First Co-Innovation Customers, Partners in Blockchain Initiative for Internet of Things

<b>LAS VEGAS</b> — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced the initial companies participating in its blockchain co-innovation initiative and plans to make the …

SAP SE

Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue.<p>Demand for the technology, best known for supporting bitcoin, is growing so much that it will be one of the …

Blockchain

How blockchain can lead to better AI products

Cryptocurrency mining, which used to be a “solo” activity, has become so difficult and so expensive that it has been taken over by high-powered “industries” – groups that have a large investment in hardware and can either afford the electricity or have access to really cheap power.<p>It is nearly …

Blockchain

India's Blockchain Revolution Goes Beyond Banks Into Land Records And Private Firms

With digital adoption gaining traction in India, blockchain technology has caught the fancy of many. While blockchain technology continues to see sustained support from Indian banks, state governments and private companies are increasingly exploring blockchain for improved governance, enhancing …

Blockchain

Blockchain Pumping New Life Into Old-School Companies Like IBM

Blockchain is getting bigger at Big Blue.<p>Demand for the technology, best known for supporting bitcoin, is growing so much that it will be one of the …

Blockchain
Innovation

5 Growing Consulting Firms and How They Are Evolving to Modernize Companies | Inc.com

Last year, the global consulting market was worth more than $250 billion, with one company alone making $37 billion. Some companies shy away from pulling on consultancies, reasoning that they should be able to solve their problems internally or that consultants will have conflicts of interest that …

Innovation

Bundling data collection and data organization will ruin everything you love

Everyone knows the importance of a data-driven decision making in business and it’s increasing in popularity every year. However, what tends to get lost in that obsession is whether or not the underlying data is trustworthy.<p>It’s easy to say that inaccurate data leads to business problems. But …

Big Data

Bulletproof Graphene: Paper-Thin Material Becomes Harder Than Diamonds On Impact

Graphene has revolutionized material science. This super-tight sheet of Carbon atoms is thinner than a sheet of paper but has some amazing physical …

10 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Automate Your Business Today | Inc.com

Every day, we hear more and more about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been publicly "feuding" about the potential dangers of AI, which can leave people wary to try new products driven by AI.<p>While what Musk and Zuckerberg are discussing is a potential future …

Artificial Intelligence

How Blockchain Will Transform Credentialing (and Education)

While still in it's infancy, Blockchain has the power to transform education by increasing learner ownership and control over data, reducing …

Blockchain

The First $100 Billion Dollar Blockchain Company Could Be The Next SAP

There can be a lot of hype around how disruptive blockchain technology will be where some trumpet how it will change everything in our world today and every industry is primed for disruption. While I am excited about blockchain technology, I do not believe it’s a cure-all technology.<p>The most common …

South Korea

The death of net neutrality could be the end of Bitcoin

FCC head Ajit Pai has always been the scumbag hiding in plain sight. While his weasel-like nature may have never been in question, this week’s sneak attack on net neutrality put to bed any doubt. After assuming his final form as Satan, Pai effectively killed the internet as we know it while we …

How a decentralized economy helps society

Entrepreneurs, arriving in droves, are already beginning to apply features of blockchain to a diverse set of problem areas spanning a number of different sectors.<p>One of the most undeniably powerful attributes of blockchain is that, because the system is decentralized in nature, you can supplant the …

Vanguard, the fund giant with nearly $5 trillion in assets, is using blockchain to underpin its mutual funds

Vanguard is moving to use blockchain to simplify how it updates index data underlying mutual funds, executives said on Monday, an important sign of confidence for the new financial technology.<p>Closely-held Vanguard, the top mutual fund firm with nearly $5 trillion under management, has successfully …

Blockchain

The reasons why China will equal—or surpass—the US in artificial intelligence

The United States has long led the world in technology. But there’s strong reason to believe that as artificial intelligence (AI) becomes increasingly widespread, stateside engineers will quickly have to contend with another global powerhouse—China.<p>A report jointly published by New York-based …

Artificial Intelligence

Recognized but under-appreciated: why the knowledge economy needs blockchain

The criticism of such knowledge-based platforms is that the human capital themselves see little, if anything, of the revenues generated. Worse still, user-generated content and information risk being sold to providers, advertisers, and recruiters. Users generate knowledge yet retain no ownership or …

If Central Banks Issue Cash, They Can Issue Cryptocurrencies

Consumers want the anonymity that cash and digital currencies provide.<p>Central banks and cryptocurrencies seem to come from different planets. While monetary authorities are the guardians of price and financial stability, the likes of bitcoin and ethereum have ignited a speculative frenzy mirroring …

Cryptocurrency