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How data scientists can improve their careers in 2018

It's that time of year when everyone is thinking about setting resolutions. Some people may try to lose weight, while others might want to learn a …

Artificial Intelligence

2018 could be the year AI kills spam and redefines data science

There’s no doubt about it — artificial intelligence is here, and it’s poised to make a tremendous impact on virtually every industry. While many companies already recognize AI as a competitive advantage, this perception will only increase as the technology matures and organizations gain an even …

Why Brands Will Demand Transparency From Location Data

In any emerging industry, where big players have yet to be established and many companies are fighting for their very survival, it is not uncommon to see companies claiming to offer the best product or most accurate information or access to insights that no one else has as a way of carving out …

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Chris Bousquet spoke with Ash fellow and Esri urban analytics lead Amen Ra Mashariki about the potential implications of the net …

Making This One Choice Will Help You Focus As An Innovation Leader

Being an innovation leader in a large company is difficult at the best of times. However, it gets even harder when the leader is not clear on what their job is. The other day I was having a conversation with an innovation leader from a large retail company that has also launched a bank as a …

Innovation

What IBM looks for in a data scientist

Job seekers sometimes ask how IBM defines “data scientist.” It’s an important question since more and more would-be data scientists are fighting for attention in an increasingly lucrative labor market.<p>The first step is to distinguish between what we see as true data scientists and other …

10 data scientist interview questions job seekers can expect

Demand for data scientists continues to grow, and the job market is hot for those with the right skillset.<p>Data science job candidates can expect a …

Employment

3 Reasons Why The Chief Data Officer Will Become The Next Big Thing

An interesting study was recently released regarding the rise of the latest addition to the C-suite, the Chief Data Officer. Many are predicting, given not only the growing usage and amount of big data in business but also concerns regarding protection of such data, the CDO will be a powerful force …

C-suite Leadership

The Use and Misuse of Patent Data: Issues for Corporate Finance and Beyond

by Josh Lerner and Amit Seru<p>Overview — Corporate finance researchers who analyze patent data are at risk of making highly predictable errors. The …

Australian genome researchers solving big data problems

This article can also be found in the Premium Editorial Download: CW Asia-Pacific: CW ANZ: Prepare for EU data law<p>Australian genome researchers have …

Big Data

It's Never Too Early to Set Yourself Up for a Successful Career in Data Science

Establish your learning objectives. Goals will dramatically change the roles and companies to which you apply.<p><i>How do I choose an internship that prepares me for a data science career as an undergraduate student? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people</i> …

Is The Data On Your Business' Digital Devices Safe?

Each year digital devices such as laptops, cell phones, and tablets become victim to theft, both physically as well as digitally. While stolen devices present a financial loss to the user, they also create a security threat as the data stored on these devices becomes susceptible to would-be thieves …

How Big Data Will Change Health Care – Bloomberg

How Big Data Will Change Health Care<p>How Big Data Will Change Health Care<p>How Big Data Will Change Health …

Health Care

Turning Data Into Profits: What Does It Take?

The top five data-centric enterprises — Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft— recorded more than $25 billion in net profits for the first quarter of 2017 alone. Stats like that prompted <i>The Economist</i> to proclaim: “The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data.”<p>The only way …

It's time to talk about who can access your digital genomic data

We are approaching a time when you might be too scared to have your genome sequenced.<p>Only last week, a US senator called for an investigation into …

Databases

Training AI models is getting faster and taking less data, thanks to NVIDIA researchers

NVIDIA researchers found that it's possible to significantly cut down the amount of time and data it takes to train artificial intelligence (AI) …

Deep Learning

#ThisWeekInData

Here on Data-Smart, Chris Bousquet profiled the latest winner of Harvard’s Map of the Month competition—the KC Digital Inclusion Map. The Kansas …

6 Data And Technology Trends For 2018

Among the biggest challenges CMOs — and all marketers — face is the transformation of data into actionable insights. Consequently, it’s one of the hottest topics CMOs talk about (see here). To get a sneak peek into top data and technology trends as we head into 2018, I spoke with Tom Benton, the …

Customers

From Toilets To Takeoff, Dubai Airport Charters Splunk For Digital Growth

With over 100 million passengers expected to pass through its terminals by 2020, Dubai International Airport is a massive still-growing transport hub. Now bordered by highways and the city itself on all aspects of its perimeter, the organization explains that it can’t “just use up a bit more …

China's courts use big data to modernize justice system

China's Chief Justice Zhou Qiang has called on the country's courts to make full use of big data to modernize the justice system, the People's Court …

Learn how to become a master of data analytics

There are many time-honored ways to impress an audience: do an elaborate song and dance number, hide a free car coupon under everyone’s chair, give …

Data Is the New Oil

Digital activities have gone mainstream. Understanding the data is critical.

Twitter

Outside Insight: Why External Data Is The Fuel Of Tomorrow's Business Success

In his new book, Jorn Lyseggen argues that internal data – an organization’s operational data, transactional records and customer metrics – are yesterday’s news.<p>Amidst the fast-paced change of digital transformation and the world at large, external data is likely to hold the insights you need to …

Data Sources: What's The Difference And Why Does It Matter?

As having proximity and location data becomes less of a nice-to-have and more of a necessity, it’s important for brands to know not only the benefits that using such data will bring but also the potential pitfalls that should be avoided. The only way to evade those pitfalls is by thoroughly …

Internet of Things

10 Predictions For AI, Big Data, And Analytics in 2018

A new Forrester Research report, <i>Predictions 2018: The Honeymoon For AI Is Over</i>, predicts that in 2018 enterprises will finally move beyond the hype to recognize that AI requires hard work—planning, deploying, and governing it correctly.<p>But Forrester also promises improvements: Better human and …

This is the Age of "Big Data." And It’s Changing Everything.

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Employment

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14 Traits Of The Best Data Scientists

Looking for a unicorn? Get in line. Actual data scientists are in high demand, and there's not enough of them to go around. If you want to identify …

Would you donate your data for the collective good? | Financial Times

There is a saying that scientists would rather share their toothbrushes than their data. But we will all have to imagine more open and hygienic forms …