Karl Dixon

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Machine Learning In Cloud: Tools To Harness Artificial Intelligence

(Image Credits: mysliderule.com)<p>One has often wondered about the marvels of technology. Its speed, precision, uniformity and ease in accessibility …

From Big Blue’s Predictive Analytics to Machine Learning with BigML

Within 24 hours of turning in my IBM badge, laptop and signed exit papers, I found myself on a plane to Buenos Aires followed by Melbourne, and …

Buenos Aires

Google's Artificial Intelligence Machines Are 10% Smarter Than Google Engineers. Or Maybe Not.

Bloomberg recently broke the news that Google is “turning its lucrative Web search over to AI machines.” Google revealed to the reporter that for the past few months, a very large fraction of the millions of search queries Google responds to every second have been “interpreted by an artificial …

Google Tries to Make Machine Learning a Little More Human - MIT Technology Review

Google CEO Sundar Pichai told investors last month that advances in machine-learning technology would soon have an impact every product or service …

Machine Learning

The Difference Between Machine Learning and Statistics

At a glance, machine learning and statistics seem to be very similar, but many people fail to stress the importance of the difference between these …

Data Visualizations: 11 Ways To Bring Analytics To Life

Data visualizations, used well, can help people make sense of large, complex data. Learn how data visualizations are changing and best practices for …

Data Visualization

Quantifying the Impact of Marketing Analytics

Marketing analytics is becoming big business. With the promise of improved precision and performance, advanced analytics and Big Data have set off something of a buying frenzy.<p>Companies currently spend 6.7% of their marketing budgets on analytics and expect to spend 11.1% over the next three years, …

Leveraging predictive analytics to enhance the telecommunications

For years, businesses have evangelized the importance of data. While collecting data is crucial, we see challenges in aggregating the right data and …

Customer Service

86 Percent of Predictive Analytics Users Report Tangible Gains to Their Bottom Line

A new study by Forbes Insights, “The Predictive Journey: 2015 Survey on Predictive Marketing Strategies,” reveals that 86 percent of executives with …

The Next Frontier for Predictive Analytics in Travel and Hospitality

Technology is enabling hotels, airlines, car rental companies, cruise lines, online travel agents (OTAs) and quick serve restaurants (QSRs) to …

Predictive Analytics Should Sell Themselves, But May Need an Added Push

Predictive Analytics Should Sell Themselves, But May Need an Added PushSome say predictive analytics almost sell themselves – business leaders would …

Big Data

Big Data and Predictive Analytics: A Big Deal, Indeed

By Charles Keenan<p>When it comes to predictive analytics and big data, it’s well-documented that some banks have been relatively slow, compared with …

Misconceptions About Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics is often cited as a key business driver for Big Data. It is easy to see how predictive analytics, when done right, can represent …

Get More Innovative by Rethinking the Way You Think

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Innovating how we innovate. Improving how we improve. Analyzing how we analyze. Gimmicky workplace wordplay? Absolutely! But effective prods and provocations for inspiring organizational introspection and insight, as well. Exercises like these, often known as “going meta,” focus managerial …

Who Will Driverless Cars Decide To Kill?

A question that will plague the autonomous car industry<p>In philosophy, there’s an ethical question called the trolley problem. If you had to push one large person in front of a moving trolley to save a group of people on the tracks, would you? This abstract idea has taken hold in programming …

Automotive Industry

The Oldest Galaxies in the Universe

Peering through a wrinkle in spacetime, astronomers have just seen the first galaxies.<p>More than 12 billion years ago, a sea of stars fell into orbit around a baby black hole, and became a galaxy, one of the first.<p>The formation of this galaxy, and others like it, was a momentous event in cosmic …

Universe

If you’re being chased in a dream, does your body produce adrenaline?

Readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>If you’re dreaming that a fierce beast is chasing you, thus potentially triggering the fight or flight reaction, does your body produce adrenaline even if you’re asleep?

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Robot revolution: rise of 'thinking' machines could exacerbate inequality

Global economy will be transformed over next 20 years at risk of growing inequality, say analysts<p>A “robot revolution” will transform the global economy over the next 20 years, cutting the costs of doing business but exacerbating social inequality, as machines take over everything from caring for …

Globalization