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19 Interview Questions That Cut Through the BS to Reveal a Great Hire

Employee turnover is downright costly. A great way to avoid it is to ask the right questions in the interview process.<p>I hate to start on a grim note, but it's necessary. Bringing in a few bad apples because of a lack of due diligence in the hiring process can be very costly (and inexcusable). Check …

These Are the 5 Best Books on Investing, Period

MONEY readers—and Warren Buffett—weigh in.<p>There are a lot of books out there full of investment advice, but it can be tough cutting through the …

You can take Google's Machine Learning Crash Course for free now

Google’s new ‘Machine Learning Crash Course’ is now available and it’s free for everyone. If robots are coming for your job this class will prepare you for your next one.<p>This same course has been taken by more than 18,000 Google engineers, and this is the first time it’s been made available to the …

Datacenter Storage Matters More Than Ever In 2018

Data has always been a strategic resource since the beginning of IT. It’s simple- organizations or sensors collect it, analysts mine the data, analyzing it from every conceivable dimension—all in an attempt to turn that data into something tangible to make money or save money. The world is …

Dell Technologies

Powerful data transformation and visualization with IBM Data Refinery

As a data scientist, you are probably spending a lot of time cleansing, shaping and formatting your data before you can do the analysis. According to …

Here's How to Master Machine Learning and Boost Your Career

Machine learning is considered one of the highest paying tech skills in the country. For the average machine learning engineer position, you’re …

Machine Learning: What’s in It for Business?

If an enterprise has Big Data on hand, the urge to convert it into actionable information that would help business thrive seems obvious. Let’s zoom in on how we can apply Machine Learning to business. To illustrate the case, we’ll use the results of a problem-solving session that took place at a …

The End-of-Quarter Sales Rush Costs Companies Money

Ask any organization what’s happening in the sales department on the last few days of the month and the entire last week of any fiscal quarter. You’ll probably get an uncomfortable laugh and a shake of the head.<p>Sales teams are closing deals, at all costs.<p>The market is pushing companies to hit …

Learning data science? Steal this data scientist’s list of resources to get started

Many people have asked me how to improve or even start with data science. Coming from an economics and accounting background, I had limited exposure …

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Today we're adding MIT's course on Artificial Intelligence to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. That's …

How Blockchain Could Help Emerging Markets Leap Ahead

Much has been made of the potential for blockchain technologies to open up new vistas for business and society. But is there a way for this revolutionary technology to empower the rich and poor alike? We argue that, like previous revolutionary ideas, blockchain has the potential to help developing …

Microsoft's Custom Vision lets you build computer vision AI models in minutes

I love Microsoft’s Cognitive Services. It’s taken something incredibly complicated – artificial intelligence and machine learning – and turned it into something that’s not just easy, but also commoditized.<p>The latest addition to Microsoft’s Cognitive Service is Custom Vision, which lets you create …

Design Thinking Needs To Think Bigger

Design thinking, as it was conceived 15 years ago, has outlived its usefulness. Enter systems thinking.<p><i>The following is the second of two excerpts from</i> The Way to Design<i>, a guide to becoming a designer founder and to building design-centric businesses. It was adapted and reprinted with the author’s</i> …

What exactly is prescriptive analytics?

Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn’t that what all …

Big Data

How banks are using Watson

Despite banks’ simultaneous excitement and fear of artificial intelligence as perhaps one of the most transformative technologies for their business, …

Why IBM Is One Of The Most Innovative Companies Of 2017

In 2016, an estimated 400 million people interacted with IBM’s Watson: The artificial intelligence platform now processes data to assist in everything from oncology treatments to NBA draft picks. In the past year, dozens of companies, including GM, Japan Airlines, Hilton, and Pfizer, have launched …