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Brilliant zero-energy air conditioner in India is beautiful and functional

New Delhi-based Ant Studio made a zero-electricity air conditioner to combat the brutally hot summers in India’s capital. Built for a DEKI …

Domestic Technology

AnomalyDetection R package

AnomalyDetection is an open-source R package to detect anomalies which is robust, from a statistical standpoint, in the presence of seasonality and …

Amazon Just Created A Huge Risk And Opportunity By Acquiring Whole Foods

<i>Written by Ophir Gottlieb</i><p><b>Preface</b><br>Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) has bid to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc (WFM) for $13.7 billion. While Wall Street is …

Bots Won’t Just Help Us Buy Stuff. They’ll Help Us Become Better Versions of Ourselves

Siri is super, Alexa is awesome, and Cortana’s quite clever, but better bots and digital assistants aren’t going to determine personal productivity’s data-driven future. Tomorrow’s most effective executives will merge and marry workplace data and analytics to digitally design more-productive …

Customer Service

9 Trends That Explain Why Small Businesses Are Thriving Now More Than Ever

70 percent of businesses are going to change hands in the first five years.<p>According to a recent Gallup Survey, optimism among small business owners is the highest it's been in eight years. In fact, "the percentage of small-business owners expecting company revenues to increase over the next 12 …

Small Business

Want to strike out on your own and start a business? Here's what I learned

It’s official. I survived the first year as a new business owner virtually unscathed. Of course, I rode the roller coaster of emotions that most new business owners or entrepreneurs face during the first year — the highs of a new adventure to the valleys of self-doubt or fear of failure. If you can …

Entrepreneurship

Chase Had Ads on 400,000 Sites. Then on Just 5,000. Same Results.

As of a few weeks ago, advertisements for JPMorgan Chase were appearing on about 400,000 websites a month. It is the sort of eye-popping number that has become the norm these days for big companies that use automated tools to reach consumers online.<p>Now, as more and more brands find their ads …

AdTech

Subscriptions are becoming the new perpetual license

Software and hardware vendors are increasingly embracing subscription pricing, and it's not just because the cloud made them do it.<p>It's not often …

Big Data

Please Don’t Hire a Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer

Every serious technology company now has an Artificial Intelligence team in place. These companies are investing millions into intelligent systems for situation assessment, prediction analysis, learning-based recognition systems, conversational interfaces, and recommendation engines. Companies such …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Curated Data Fix The $18.3 Billion Analytics Market?

The global analytics market will be worth $18.3 billion by the end of the year according to a recent Gartner. Despite this, many organizations are still failing to see return on investment following significant analytics infrastructure spending.<p>It is a problem I often come across. The explosion in …

Big Data

A new visualization to beautifully explore correlations

An ancient curse haunts data analysis. The more variables we use to improve our model, the exponentially more data we need. By focusing on the …

RANKED: These will be the 32 most powerful economies in the world by 2050

A report from professional services giant PwC looks at which economies around the world will be the biggest and most powerful in 33 years time.<p>The report, titled "The long view: how will the global economic order change by 2050?" ranked 32 countries by their projected global gross domestic product …

3 Reasons Marketing Analytics Still Aren't Accurate

If want to be smart about marketing, you've got to be smart about the numbers. These are the reasons why marketing analytics still aren't entirely accurate.<p>Marketing is now a numbers-driven function. If you're still running marketing campaigns by gut alone, you're behind the times and the ROI …

Marketing

Microsoft Azure Analytics & Machine Learning

A look at using Azure’s toolset to power your analytics<p>For every day that passes, more devices come online, more applications are deployed and more …

Startup Idea Validation Tools

One of the most popular concepts for validating a product is known as the Starbucks Test<p>You walk into a Starbucks and then find a random person. You …

Extracting Tables from PDFs in R using the Tabulizer Package

(This article was first published on <b>DataScience+</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Recently I wanted to extract a table from a pdf file so that I …

Leveraging analytics 1.0 for the analytics 2.0 revolution

Big data and data science is so much in vogue that we often forget there were plenty of professionals analyzing data before it became fashionable. …

Big Data

Text Mining in R and Python: 8 Tips To Get Started

(This article was first published on <b> DataCamp Blog</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<i>You want to get started on text mining, but most of the</i> …

17 places to find datasets for data science projects

<i>This is the fifth post in a series of posts on how to build a Data Science Portfolio. If you like this and want to know when the next post in the</i> …

D3 in Depth

D3 is the most commonly used JavaScript library for visualization on the web, but there’s a bit of learning curve, especially for those new to …

3-Step Approach to Using Big Data for Personalization

Last week I spoke on a panel at the MITX eCommerce Summit entitled “Turning Mountains of Data into Streams of Revenue.” Along with other experts in …

Financial Services

Why Big Data is in Trouble

This "classic" (but very topical and certainly relevant) post discusses issues that Big Data can face when it forgets, or ignores, applied …

Machine Learning

How CEOs Can Keep Their Analytics Programs from Being a Waste of Time

Despite billions of dollars invested in big data and analytics, the simple truth is that most projects and programs fail to meet expectations. And we have figured out why: analytics forces changes on the C-suite that the CEO has to anticipate and manage, but many don’t.<p>From how we choose presidents …

Big Data

There's a 'perfect storm' at the heart of big data

The personalisation revolution is in full swing. Mass advertising is dead… almost. There may still be plenty of commercials aimed at anyone who …

Personal Data

Big Data Trends: 38 Top Experts on the Biggest Trends

You know it.<p>As we speak, big data is transforming businesses and our very lives.<p>But exactly how? What are the key trends in big data that are changing how we work?<p>Which of these trends are your competitors leveraging to get an edge in the industry?<p><b>We asked one question to 38 well known experts in</b> …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

Infographic: The Complete Guide To Logo Design For Startups

<b>A poorly executed logo design</b> can leave a poor impression and make customers distrust your brand. However, when done properly, a good logo will help …

This is what music written by AI sounds like

Five days from now Google will publish open-source tools that will focus its machine-learning engine on music and art. But one London startup, named Jukedeck, has been working on getting machines to automatically generate original music for years. You can even generate your own ditty, composed by …

Machine Learning