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How Telefonica Is Using IoT And Big Data To Build Smart Cities

The concept of a “smart city” is quickly becoming a reality thanks to the ongoing rollout of the Internet of Things (IoT) – the ever-growing number devices in our personal and business lives which are online, connected and capable of sharing data.<p>The term “smart city” refers to the segment of the …

Internet of Things

Fueling the Gold Rush: The Greatest Public Datasets for AI

It has never been easier to build AI or machine learning-based systems than it is today. The ubiquity of cutting edge open-source tools such as …

18 Big Data tools you need to know

In today’s digital digital transformation, big data has given organization an edge to analyze the customer behavior & hyper-personalize every …

These High-Tech Sensors Track Exactly How Fresh Our Produce Is So We Stop Wasting Food

We throw out over 30% of food because it goes bad before it’s supposed to. A data-driven tracking technology from Zest Fresh is ensuring food stays fresh in transit–to cut down the amount we waste.<p>How often have you gone to a grocery store, picked out what seems to be a fresh pint of blueberries, …

Data Mining

Using Blockchain to Keep Public Data Public

In early February, President Trump’s administration made a change to the White House website. The site’s digital updates are often small and insignificant — updating a photo, fixing a broken link — and therefore may go unnoticed. But this one was different, and it could have an impact on every …

Artificial intelligence used to create self-updating worldwide poverty map

A new technique using artificial intelligence to read satellite images could aid efforts to eradicate global poverty by indicating where help is …

How Restaurants Use Big Data To Learn More About Their Customers

OpenTable books reservations for more than 40,000 restaurants. Here’s an exclusive look at its data-driven insights into the L.A. dining scene.<p>If you live in a big city and like to dine out, odds are you’ve used OpenTable lately. The reservations service makes it easy for millions of users who use …

Hospitality

A New Point-and-Click Revolution Brings AI To The Masses

Like web programming a decade ago, artificial intelligence is building simplified tools for non-experts, which could result in new jobs.<p>These days, you can learn web design or Python programming from books or online tutorials. But the next major wave of computing, artificial intelligence, belongs …

Artificial Intelligence

The Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create

The threat that automation will eliminate a broad swath of jobs across the world economy is now well established. As artificial intelligence (AI) …

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

The start-up has undertaken an extraordinary experiment in behavioral science to subtly entice an independent work force to maximize company revenue.

Behavioral Sciences

DeepMind organises its AI researchers into 'strike teams' and 'frontiers'

The company, which is on a mission to "solve intelligence," has hired some of the brightest minds in the world, including academics from Oxbridge and research scientists from firms like Facebook and Microsoft.<p>Exactly how DeepMind's researchers work together has been something of a mystery but the …

The Complete Beginner's Guide To Big Data Everyone Can Understand

Big Data is a term that has been around for some time now but there is still confusion about what it actually is. The concept is continuing to evolve and to be reconsidered, as it remains the driving force behind many ongoing waves of digital transformation, including artificial intelligence, data …

Big Data

What Westworld Got Right About the Future of AI

The promise and concern about artificial intelligence is its ability to seemingly understand and mimic human emotions.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Artificial intelligence has quickly become part of our daily routine -- it powers everything from simple …

Artificial Intelligence

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

View From Nowhere

<i>On the cultural ideology of Big Data.</i><p><i>“What science becomes in any historical era depends on what we make of it”</i> —Sandra Harding, <i>Whose Science? Whose</i> …

Big Data

It’s 10 AM. Do You Know What Your Sales Reps Are Doing?

Sales executives with even moderately large, distributed sales forces rely on data to help them understand which activities and behaviors lead to the best outcomes. Yet much of the data from sources such as CRM reporting tools and time studies is self-reported, and thus inherently flawed. That …

Management

Opportunities for machine-learning startups: An investor perspective

Machine learning is a trending topic today and for good reason. It has enormous potential to transform entire markets and industries. But there’s also a lot of hype surrounding the technology. As an investor, I look for four key characteristics that I believe distinguish winners who are …

Uber should use data science to fix its culture

Ever since a former employee spoke out about her miserable experience with her boss and HR, the media has piled on Uber. We’ve heard in the past that …

The big data scramble in markets still relies on people | Financial Times

One of the simplest ways to make money in financial markets is to trade on price-sensitive information ahead of everyone else. As the apocryphal …

Machine Learning

How Our Hotel Used Data to Make Our Laundry Service Glamorous

In early 2016 some numbers surfaced at a few of the Dorchester Collection’s luxury hotels that caught leadership’s attention: Complaints about our laundry service were on the rise, as was the cost of compensating guests for damage to their clothes.<p>One hotel had to replace a fabulously expensive …

Customer Service

How AI Is Changing The Way Companies Are Organized

Artificial intelligence tools are only beginning to penetrate the workplace, but are causing leaders to rethink how their businesses run.<p>Artificial Intelligence may still be in its infancy, but it’s already forcing leadership teams around the world to reconsider some of their core …

Artificial Intelligence

JPMorgan Software Does in Seconds What Took Lawyers 360,000 Hours

At JPMorgan Chase & Co., a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours.<p>The program, called …

Big Data

Microsoft's new AI can code by stealing bits of code from other software

It's called DeepCoder, and by cribbing bits of code from other existing software, it can solve programming challenges its developers throw at it.<p>It was first reported on by New Scientist, and you can read the researchers' full paper below.<p>Right now, DeepCoder is basic, with limits to what it can do …

Here are 50 Companies Leading the AI Revolution

We know that artificial intelligence will soon reshape our world. But which companies will lead the way? To help ­answer that question, research firm …

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, …

Innovation

Did You Hear That? Robots Are Learning The Subtle Sounds Of Mechanical Breakdown

Expert mechanics can detect what’s wrong with a car without lifting the hood. So can deep learning robots, says startup 3DSignals.<p>Sometimes, machines just don’t sound right.<p>Brakes squeal, hard drives crunch, air conditioners rattle, and their owners know it’s time for a service call. But some of …

Spanner, the Google Database That Mastered Time, Is Now Open to Everyone

About a decade ago, a handful of Google's most talented engineers started building a system that seems to defy logic.<p>Called Spanner, it was the first …

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

How Cambridge Analytica used your Facebook data to help the Donald Trump campaign in the 2016 election.<p><i>This article was originally published January 28, 2017.</i><p><i>Update: March 17, 2018:</i> <i>Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal announced in a blog post Friday that the company has suspended Strategic Communication</i> …

Cambridge Analytica

Applied Data Science

Applied Data Science