Big Data in the Wild

By Graeme Thickins | Real-world examples of how big data is making big impact. (Follow us on Twitter @BigDataWild.)

Are We Short of Deep Learning Experts?

The world suffers a chronic knowledge gap in deep learning and how to leverage it. Even DeepScale, developing deep-learning perception software, …

Deep Learning

What's the Difference Between a Data Lake, Data Warehouse and Database?

There are so many buzzwords these days regarding data management. Data lakes, data warehouses, and databases – what are they? In this article, we’ll …

Databases

How Democracy Can Survive Big Data

Only a few years ago, the idea that for-profit companies and foreign agents could use powerful data technologies to disrupt American democracy would have seemed laughable to most, a plotline from a Cold War espionage movie. And the idea that the American system would be compromised enough to allow …

Social Media

Think Your Company Needs a Data Scientist? You're Probably Wrong.

Ask yourself these four questions before jumping on the data science bandwagon.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I started my career in data 15 years ago, I could never have envisioned a sexy rebranding of my work with the coining of the term "data scientist," let …

Data Science

EA has started training AI players in Battlefield 1

First-person shooters are a bigger challenge for AI than board games, and EA is taking on the task<p>The term “AI” has been used in video games since their inception, but it rarely means true artificial intelligence. Instead, it’s a generic term to describe a preprogrammed opponent or character that …

Artificial Intelligence

Building a bridge between data science and business intuition

Remember the American retailing giant that famously figured out a teenage girl was pregnant before her own father did? This was Target corporation, …

Big Data

AI is more powerful than ever. How do we hold it accountable?

A self-driving car operated by Uber struck and killed a woman last Sunday in Tempe, Ariz. Few details have emerged, but it’s reportedly the first fatality involving a self-driving vehicle. In January, a Pittsburgh car crash sent two people to the hospital; the accident involved a self-driving …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t believe the hype about AI in business

To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” Even though AI systems can now learn a game and beat …

Artificial Intelligence

We need to improve the accuracy of AI accuracy discussions

Reading the tech press, you would be forgiven for believing that AI is going to eat pretty much every industry and job. Not a day goes by without another reporter breathlessly reporting some new machine learning product that is going to trounce human intelligence. That surfeit of enthusiasm doesn’t …

Artificial Intelligence

These data scientists are disrupting Disney World's long wait times

Touring Plans goes to impressive lengths to help you avoid ride lines.<p>Out there, beyond the anthropomorphic mice and never-ending queues is a man who is quietly trying to disrupt your next vacation to Disney’s Magic Kingdom. His name is Len Testa and his annual subscription-based service, Touring …

Walt Disney Company

AutoML Can Be The Next Game-Changing Technology In 2018 For Marketing Operations

The martech landscape is cluttered and crazy. Each day there is some new marketing technology being introduced that claims to drive engagement. Keeping up with this ever-changing technology landscape can be overwhelming. One of the hottest areas in today’s martech landscape is the management of …

Big Data

Goodbye James Bond, Hello Big Data

Just as the technological revolution has transformed how people live and do business, it has upended the often hidebound field of intelligence …

The Secret to a High Tech Concierge Medical Office? Data

By design, the downtown San Francisco storefront offices of Forward feel more like a spa or a ritzy skin care boutique than a doctors’ office. But …

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

Big Data And AI: 30 Amazing (And Free) Public Data Sources For 2018

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchains, predictive analytics – all amazing technologies which have promised to revolutionize business and society.<p>They are useless, however, without data. Fortunately for businesses and organizations which don’t have the resources to methodically …

Machine Learning

A data scientist in his 20s explains the secret to Warren Buffett’s optimism

Self-made billionaire and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, 87, has long been revered as a legendary investor. His annual shareholders' …

Investing

How Machine Learning Will Tame the Explosion of Unstructured Data

2017 was undeniably the year artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) became mainstream topics in the enterprise. Whether it’s a robot …

Machine Learning

Is Data Sharing a Path to Global Health?

<b>Data is one of the most promising tools in the medical community’s toolkit to help improve health and reduce healthcare costs around the world—if</b> …

Big Companies Are Embracing Analytics, But Most Still Don’t Have a Data-Driven Culture

For six consecutive years NewVantage Partners has conducted an annual survey on how executives in large corporations view data. Each year the response rate increases, and the reported urgency of making effective use of data increases as well. This year the results are both more encouraging and more …

Data Warehousing

This Investment Platform Funds More Diverse Companies By Focusing On Data, Not Founders

By focusing just on numbers it predicts will drive success–culled from billions of data points in its system–CircleUp has come to support companies with a wider range of founders than traditional VCs.<p>When Madeline Haydon launched a startup called Nutpods–selling a dairy-free creamer made from …

Venture Capital

The Future Of Wall Street And Big Data

Being at the cutting edge of technology on Wall Street can mean billions of dollars in value created, or saved. In a dawning era of disruption, Wall Street-focused financial technology startups are helping the world’s biggest banks and investors manage the flow of money better, safer and at a lower …

Wall Street

How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives

In Phoenix, cars are self-navigating the streets. In many homes, people are barking commands at tiny machines, with the machines responding. On our smartphones, apps can now recognize faces in photos and translate from one language to another.<p>Artificial intelligence is here — and it’s bringing new …

Artificial Intelligence

10 Tools Helping Companies Manage Big Marketing Data

Big data has become central to developing the best marketing strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the latest trends in the business world is big data -- after all, analyzing big data is a highly effective way to develop effective marketing and sales …

Big Data

Big data vs. the credit gap

A new class of financial startups are pitching new ways to bring credit to those locked out. But there's a catch.<p>There’s a catch-22 at the core of the U.S. financial system: To get credit, you need to already have established a credit history. Millions of Americans never find a way around the …

Interest Rates

AI applied: How SAP and MapR are adding AI to their platforms

SAP is embedding AI in applications; MapR is doing so in its data platform. In both cases, AI is becoming more ubiquitous and more …

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

In the early ’90s, Elizabeth Behrman, a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial …

Greedy, Brittle, Opaque, and Shallow: The Downsides to Deep Learning

Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google, has said that AI “is more profound than … electricity or fire.” Andrew Ng, who founded Google Brain and …

Why Marketers Are Failing In Their Predictive Analytics Efforts | Articles | Big Data

The rise of predictive analytics has brought many benefits to marketers. The tremendous amount of both real-time and historical data available about …

Lessons learned in my first year as a data scientist

It’s been a year since I started my first job as a data scientist. In that time, I’ve learned a lot, but most of that learning hasn’t been the type I …