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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 …

Data Science

So werden Ihre Tabellen smarter

Sie wollen in Excel importierte Daten bereinigen oder auf einfache Weise Sportergebnisse auswerten? Das Magazin "c't" verrät, wie Sie viele …

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While Amazon and Microsoft battle in the cloud wars, this startup quietly built a $175 million business by picking up their slack

There's a war raging in the cloud as the leader, Amazon Web Services, defends its $16 billion business from the rise of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The battleground: Lucrative customer deals with Fortune 500 companies.<p>That battle has created opportunity for DigitalOcean— a New York-based …

It used to be enough for wealth advisers to be fun on the golf course — now it's all about big data

The growing hoard of wealth invested with robo-advisor platforms is forcing advisers to change how they operate. By the end of 2017, $160 billion of assets will be invested in digital advice platforms, up from $65 billion a year ago, according to research by Aite Group and Broadridge. That number …

Keine Angst, die Maschinen kommen!

Computer, Roboter, künstliche Intelligenz: Forscher der Universität Oxford fürchten, dass rund die Hälfte aller Jobs künftig wegfallen und von …

Evidence-Based Diagnostics for Mental Health Disorders: Interview with Jack Cosentino, CEO of Medibio

<b>Medibio</b>, an Australian medical technology company, has developed an evidence-based test for mental health disorders such as depression, chronic …

The Dilemma Of Unexplainable Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has become one of the hottest topics in analytics, but what has been missing is the discussion on explainable AI.

A gentle introduction to parallel computing in R

Let’s talk about the use and benefits of parallel computation in R. <br>IBM’s Blue Gene/P massively parallel supercomputer (Wikipedia). <br>Parallel …

Pig vs Hive vs SQL – Difference between the Big Data Tools

Hadoop is the hot new technology and SQL is the old, tried and tested tool for diving deep into big data, for analysis. This is true, but the number …

MARY MEEKER'S TECH STATE OF THE UNION: Everything happening on the internet in 2017

Mary Meeker of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers each year puts together a fascinating and influential presentation on the state of the web.<p>The report, chock-full of insights and stats, delves into the biggest trends in digital.<p>She released the 2017 presentation at Vox Media's Code Conference on …

Mary Meeker

Aviva on the hunt for acquisitions as CEO says: 'We want to turn Aviva into a fintech'

CEO Mark Wilson declared at a press conference on Wednesday: "We want to turn Aviva into a fintech."<p>"We will do acquisitions in this space," he said but added: "I don't mean billions. There's nothing imminent."<p>Wilson named artificial intelligence and big data as areas of particular interest for …

The 25 coolest tech companies in Israel

The Middle Eastern country is sometimes referred to as "Startup Nation" thanks to the sheer number of entrepreneurs building businesses there, particularly in cities like Tel Aviv.<p>Multinational tech companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft all have research centres in Israel but some …

How Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff uses artificial intelligence to end internal politics at meetings

He has a special, unreleased version of Einstein, the company's artificial-intelligence tech baked into its products, helping him run his company, he told Wall Street analysts on Thursday during the company's quarterly conference call.<p>He invites this version of Einstein, called Einstein Guidance, …

Here's how the top 5 tech giants make their billions

Last year, we published a chart showing that tech companies have displaced traditional blue chip companies like Exxon Mobil and Walmart as the most valuable companies in the world.<p>Here are the latest market valuations for those same five companies:<p>Together, they are worth $2.9 trillion in market …

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So könnte Facebook unser Leben umkrempeln

Digitale Graffitis, Poker- und Management-Runden mit VR-Brille: Auf der F8-Konferenz zeigt Facebook seine Ideen von der Zukunft. Wie könnte damit ein …

Machine learning is now used in Wall Street dealmaking, and bankers should probably be worried

JPMorgan, which is spending big on technology as it looks to cut costs and increase efficiency, last year launched a predictive recommendation engine to identify those clients which should issue or sell equity. And now, given the initial success of the engine, it's being rolled out to other …

Technical documentation, API, and code examples

Microsoft Docs<p>docs.microsoft.com is the home for Microsoft technical documentation, API reference, code examples, quickstarts, and tutorials for …

Software Development

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

Millennial investors who bought Snapchat are about to learn a lot about investing

Given the overlap between the user bases of Robinhood and Snap—both skew heavily millennial—this may seem like smart investing. It was none other than master investor Peter Lynch who advised a generation of individual investors to strongly consider buying the stocks of companies with whose products …

Jeff Bezos' rocket company just made a significant step toward lowering the cost of access to space

Blue Origin is developing a reusable orbital rocket called New Glenn that is expected to debut before the end of the decade.<p>The satellite launch industry is difficult to break into, given the high costs, big stakes, and well-established competition, so the contract is a huge win for Blue Origin — a …

Sólo el 15% de los ejecutivos está preparado para el reto digital

Aunque el 92% de los ejecutivos encuestados por la escuela de negocios IMD y Cisco reconoce el impacto en sus negocios de la disrupción digital, …

Salesforce will be using IBM Watson to make its Einstein AI service even smarter

The two artificial intelligence products from IBM and Salesforce, respectively, are being brought together as part of a new partnership between the tech companies.<p>Besides creating a tag team named after two familiar characters from literature and science, the AI partnership is designed to help …

Why I left Mac for Windows: Apple has given up

<i>This post originally appeared on Charged. Read the original post here.</i><p>If you ask anyone who knows me, I'm probably the biggest Apple fan they know. Ask for a suggestion of what computer to get, and I'll almost certainly either tell you the MacBook Pro, or to wait, because Apple is about to update …

How to write an email that won't be mocked, trashed, or ignored

Emails can be tricky.<p>Whether you're reaching out to a new connection or firing off a note to your work idol's inbox, there are a ton of email mistakes to be made.<p>That's a big problem. We conduct so much business over email nowadays. A lousy subject line or an unfortunate sign off can actually have …

Goldman Sachs and Bill Gates quietly invested $52 million in a social network for scientists

Goldman Sachs, the Wellcome Trust, and Bill Gates all put money into the Berlin company, which has over 12 million scientists on its platform, including thousands of researchers from the likes of Google and Facebook.<p>The nine-year-old company, which allows scientists to give each other feedback and …

These 9 skills are great ones to have on your résumé right now

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Looking for a new job can be hard. It is difficult to balance writing cover letters and interviewing with the tasks of your current …

JPMorgan, Microsoft, BP, UBS, Credit Suisse, Intel, and more are forming a new blockchain alliance

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) will work to enhance the privacy, security and scalability of the Ethereum blockchain, making it better suited to business applications, according to the founding companies, which said they plan to announce the initiative on Tuesday.<p>Members of the 30-strong …