Big Data in the Wild

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

The Brilliant Ways Kimberly-Clark Uses Big Data, IoT & Artificial Intelligence To Boost Performance

Kimberly-Clark is a Fortune 500 company. It’s personal care product brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, and Scott, touch nearly 1 of every 4 people each day in 175 countries. Through Kimberly-Clark Professional the company offers products and solutions to create healthier, safer and more productive …

Artificial Intelligence

The 10 Top Big Data Startups Of 2018 (So Far)

Demand for big data technologies is expected to generate $210 billion in revenue by 2020 and that industry growth is spurring a steady stream of …

Big Data

Great Power, Great Responsibility: The 2018 Big Data & AI Landscape

It’s been an exciting, but complex year in the data world. Just as last year, the data tech ecosystem has continued to “fire on all cylinders”. If …

Machine Learning

Hadoop

Data science moves away from big data towards containers and cloud

Traditional Hadoop-style big data is giving way to cloud and container solutions like Docker, according to the results of a new survey. The State of …

Data Science

Big Data News: The Top Insights From Strata + Hadoop World 2016 In New York

Just about every player in the Big Data and analytics game was in New York last week at the Strata + Hadoop World conference, to showcase their latest technologies.<p>Over 7,000 people attended the event where keynote speakers, including White House chief data scientist DJ Patil, laid out their …

Big Data

Crossing the Big Data / Data Science Analytics Chasm

The key of any organization’s digital transformation is becoming more effective at leveraging data and analytics to power their business models. That …

Cloudera partners with MetiStream to launch Ember, an analytics platform for health care providers

Machine learning and analytics provider Cloudera is teaming up with health care analytics company MetiStream to launch a new health-focused, machine learning-powered medical records solution for hospital systems and outpatient clinics. Today, the firms jointly announced Ember, a product that …

Health Care

AtScale sees momentum as ‘Switzerland of big data’, announces multimillion-dollar deals and new CEO

AtScale, which is building an abstraction software layer that allows companies to seamlessly work on data projects in the cloud or on-premises, today announced at least six new multi-million-dollar customers, and a new CEO.<p>Founded five years ago, Silicon Valley-based AtScale is one of only a few …

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The Brilliant Ways UPS Uses Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning And Big Data

In a business where shaving off a mile per day per driver can result in savings of up to $50 million per year, UPS has plenty of incentive to incorporate technology to drive efficiencies in every area of its operations. According to UPS’ Chief Technology Officer Juan Perez, “Our business drives …

Artificial Intelligence

Amazon targets small businesses, takes aim at Tableau and Microsoft Power BI with new QuickSight pricing model

Amazon Web Services said Thursday that it will offer QuickSight, its data analytics and visualization software, to companies and organizations on a …

How the Math Men Overthrew the Mad Men

Once, Mad Men ruled advertising. They’ve now been eclipsed by Math Men—the engineers and data scientists whose province is machines, algorithms, pureed data, and artificial intelligence. Yet Math Men are beleaguered, as Mark Zuckerberg demonstrated when he humbled himself before Congress, in April. …

Ten red flags signaling your analytics program will fail

Struggling to become analytics-driven? One or more of these issues is likely what’s holding your organization back.<p><b>How confident are you</b> that your …

Big Data

The Future of Fishing Is Big Data and Artificial Intelligence

New England’s groundfish season is in full swing, as hundreds of dayboat fishermen from Rhode Island to Maine take to the water in search of the …

Why so many data scientists are leaving their jobs

Here’s why so many data scientists are leaving their jobsFrustrations of the data scientist!<b>Yes,</b> I am a data scientist and <b>yes,</b> you did read the title …

Machine Learning

Big Data Is A Sham

Big companies are hoarding big data and doing nothing with it–except invading our privacy. It’s time to think small, writes Paddle Consulting’s Brian Millar.<p>There’s a joke about a quality control guy in a match factory. He picks up every match, strikes it, says, “This one works,” blows it out and …

Big Data

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, …

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 …

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>7 min read<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 …

Machine Learning

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …