Big Data in the Wild

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

Non-IT Professionals Learning Analytics To Save Their Career

Computing power and bandwidth coupled with the growth of smartphones has enabled large volumes of data to be captured, communicated and stored very …

Big Data

A guide to delivering the multiples of value that Big Data promises

I have worked with data for many years, particularly at Thomson Reuters and at dunnhumby where data was their life-blood. I have also worked at …

Big Data

How AI Could Change Amazon: A Thought Experiment

How will AI change strategy? That’s the single most common question the three of us are asked from corporate executives, and it’s not trivial to answer. AI is fundamentally a prediction technology. As advances in AI make prediction cheaper, economic theory dictates that we’ll use prediction more …

Harvard Business Review

Cramer: A.I. is like steroids for business—competitors have to keep up

Many may think that artificial intelligence will eventually make human capabilities obsolete, but CNBC's Jim Cramer wanted to refine that theory.<p>"I …

Jim Cramer

Data lakes going the way of the visual spreadsheet?

If you're a spreadsheet kind of person with a ton of data sitting in a data lake, Datameer's new visual exploration feature may be your thing.<p><i>How big</i> …

Big Data

Why SQL is beating NoSQL, and what this means for the future of data

<i>After years of being left for dead, SQL today is making a comeback. How come? And what effect will this have on the data community?</i><p>Since the dawn of …

Databases

Why Data Will Decide Which Companies Are Here in 100 Years -- The Motley Fool

The abundance of data in the information age provides companies with an overwhelming competitive advantage, but it requires the help of AI to make …

Stocks

The Future Of Big Data | Articles | Big Data

The last five years have seen tremendous advances in our ability to collect and analyze data, with many organizations entering the higher echelons of …

Ryft Puts FPGA-Boosted Analytics on AWS Marketplace

Data analytics firm Ryft on Wednesday made its cloud-based and FPGA-optimized analytics platform available on the AWS Marketplace.<p>The Ryft Cloud …

Why Relying on Data Can Cause More Harm Than Good | Jacob Morgan

Cathy O’Neil is a mathematician who has worked as a professor, hedge-fund analyst and data scientist. Cathy founded ORCAA, an algorithmic auditing …

Big Data

Getting Uncomfortable with Data

Many data science speakers preach to the choir. They tell us that data science is the sexiest job of the 21st century, or that data is eating the …

How Big Data Saved the Mountain Town

On Main Street in Prineville, Oregon, across from a saddlery that has seen better days, sits a 75-year-old bar called the Horseshoe Saloon. The clientele here is a mix of ranchers, out-of-work lumberjacks, libertarian hippies, and one-armed electricians. People like to dress up at the Horseshoe. At …

Oregon

Monetizing data: A new source of value in payments

Payments providers are already adept at generating customer insights from data. Now, leading firms are using advanced analytics to monetize the data …

Big Data

The t-distribution: a key statistical concept discovered by a beer brewery

What does Guinness beer have to do with probability distributions? You’ll know by the end of this article.In this post we will look at two …

Data Science

Upcoming Meetings in AI, Analytics, Big Data, Data Science, Machine Learning: September and Beyond

<b>By Gregory Piatetsky, KDnuggets.</b><p>This is the largest ever list we published, with 140+ upcoming meetings and conferences, for September 2017 and …

Big Data

A smarter way to jump into data lakes

An agile approach to data-lake development can help companies launch analytics programs quickly and establish a data-friendly culture for the long …

Big Data

Big data analytics platform Databricks raises $140M Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz

Databricks, a big data analytics platform built by a team that grew out of the Apache Spark project, today announced that it has raised a $140 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from New Enterprise Associates and Battery Ventures. This brings Databricks’ total …

Big Data

Why continuous learning is key to AI

As more companies begin to experiment with and deploy machine learning in different settings, it’s good to look ahead at what future systems might …

FinTech Impacts Financial Services: Journey of Fintech from Present to the Future

Financial Intermediaries are running “innovation labs”, experimenting with Block Chain, buying fintech startups, hiring increasing numbers of …

FinTech

Why Everyone Is Hating on IBM Watson—Including the People Who Helped Make It

You’ve probably seen the Watson commercials, where what looks like a sentient box interacts with celebrities like Bob Dylan, Carrie Fisher, and …

Artificial Intelligence

Tableau acquires ClearGraph, a startup that lets you analyze your data using natural language

Business intelligence and analytics firm Tableau today announced that it has acquired ClearGraph, a service that lets you query and visualize large amounts of business date through natural language queries (think “this week’s transactions over $500”). Tableau expects to integrate this technology …

Business Intelligence

Data Never Sleeps 5.0

Our fifth version of Data Never Sleeps gives you a glimpse of the mind-staggering rate at which data continues to be created via the consumer …

Mobile

How BMW Uses Artificial Intelligence And Big Data To Design And Build Cars Of Tomorrow

BMW creates some of the most high-tech cars we have yet seen. The German giant builds 2.5 million vehicles every year and sells them all over the world.<p>But technology is not just limited to the cars it builds, its business model is built on Big Data which drives everything it does across design, …

Transportation

When blockchain meets big data, the payoff will be huge

If there is a “sweet spot” for blockchain, it will likely be the ability to turn insights and questions into assets. Blockchains will give you greater confidence in the integrity of the data you see. Immutable entries, consensus-driven timestamping, audit trails, and certainty about the origin of …

Big Data

How Far Will Blockchain Technology Go?

Jun 09, 2017<p>Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari said recently that blockchain technology has more potential for being adopted in …

Bitcoin

Cheat Sheets for AI, Neural Networks, Machine Learning, Deep Learning & Big Data

The Most Complete List of Best AI Cheat Sheets<p>Over the past few months, I have been collecting AI cheat sheets. From time to time I share them with …

Data sets to play with while learning Data Science and Deep Learning

Most of the learning of different data science techniques comes through actually working with data. However, this can quickly become a time consuming …

Data Science

What Execs Should Know About Deep Learning

Deep learning takes a step beyond machine learning, and it's first killer app is computervision.

Business Technology

Data Supercharges Billion-Dollar Boats in the World’s Fastest Sailing Race

As billion-dollar catamarans skim across the ocean vying to best each other in the world's fastest sailing race, the win may not always go to the …

Sailing