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Jack Ma Did This 1 Smart Thing With Alibaba That Every Founder Should Learn From | Inc.com

Founder Jack Ma has transformed Chinese retail and now had his sights set on the world. Alibaba connects businesses directly with their customers selling everything from groceries to automobiles and from private islands to services to visit elderly parents or find a sperm donor.<p>Ma took a very …

eCommerce

IBM is pouring $240 million into a new AI research lab at MIT

There is no stopping artificial intelligence, but IBM and MIT figure they can speed up its development with a healthy infusion of cash and a brand …

Facebook and Microsoft collaborate to simplify conversions from PyTorch to Caffe2

Facebook and Microsoft announced ONNX, the Open Neural Network Exchange this morning in respective blog posts. The Exchange makes it easier for machine learning developers to convert models between PyTorch and Caffe2 to reduce the lag time between research and productization.<p>Facebook has long …

Barclaycard Is Trying To Put An End To The Supermarket Line

Their app automatically charges grocery items to a shopper's credit card as they pass through the store<p>Anyone that has ever gone grocery shopping in …

How retailers are watching shoppers’ emotions

FOR eight months up to this April, a French bookstore chain had video in a Paris shop fed to software that scrutinises shoppers’ movements and facial …

Understanding Customer Experience: Artificial Intelligence May Be The Solution--Here's Why

As e-commerce (and retail in general) becomes increasingly global and competitive, business leaders understand that technology can be a valuable tool in reconnecting with consumers. And for InMoment, giving their customers what they want is inextricably linked with artificial intelligence.<p><b>Does</b> …

Customer Experience

IBM Watson launches global consulting unit for internet of things

IBM has launched its first global consulting practice for the internet of things (IoT), a part of its major artificial intelligence investment Watson.<p>…

Take The Complete Machine Learning Bundle Online Now

Build the AI of the future.<p>Machines are becoming smarter than ever before, and all that artificial intelligence is going to play a crucial role in …

Why Digital Marketing NOW is All About Letting Go of Old Practices!

This guest column is by Rajiv Kumar, Founder and CEO, StoreHippo<p>“It’s easy to come up with new ideas; the hard part is letting go of what worked for …

Why self-service analytics is replacing traditional business intelligence

In modern business, it is typical for organisations to use several diverse IT tools to monitor their applications, networks, and other IT components …

Tesco Bank has suspended all online payments after hackers stole money from 20,000 accounts

The bank told the BBC that some accounts "have been subject to online criminal activity, in some cases resulting in money being withdrawn fraudulently."<p>Benny Higgins, the CEO of Tesco Bank, told Radio 4's "Today" programme that 40,000 accounts had suspicious transactions, while BBC personal finance …

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Machine Learning

Ex-Apple CEO Warns Financial Firms They're in a Sprint for Their Lives

John Sculley, former chief executive officer of Apple (aapl), offered some words of wisdom to big financial firms at the Money20/20 fintech …

15 Facts & Insights to Master the New Digital Economy

Businesses—and individuals—must now adapt to an era of AI, bots, and algorithms.<p>Arm yourself with new data and insights for your Work Ahead. http://cogniz.at/theworkahead

Digital Economy

How To Build Honest UIs And Help Users Make Better Decisions

Many apps today, such as Google Now, Spotify and Amazon, make assumptions about user preferences based on personal data. They may even use this …

Web Design

Walmart and IBM Are Partnering to Put Chinese Pork on a Blockchain

A decade ago in the United States, a deadly strain of E. coli in tainted spinach ripped through 26 states, killing three people and sickening more …

No, Facebook isn't going to make all your private photos public tomorrow

A well-worn hoax status post is doing the rounds on social media again – but do you know what Facebook really cando with your pictures?<p>A hoax Facebook status threatening that the company is about to reveal all of your private photos and messages has resurfaced again. The status message, and …

Social Media

Leveraging Customer Analytics: The Insurance Industry

Wharton professor and analytics expert Peter Fader joins WNS executive Mike Nemeth to discuss the power of harnessing customer analytics in the …

Big Data

Schools not preparing children to succeed in an AI future, MPs warn

Cross-party report suggests the education system must be adapted to “focus on things that machines will be less good at for longer”<p>Schools are not preparing children to succeed in a world where intelligent robots have transformed the workforce, MPs have warned.<p>A report by the cross-party Science …

Artificial Intelligence

64.5 Hours of Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark & More to Prepare You For One of Today's Fastest-Growing IT Careers

<b>From 0 to 1 : Hive for Big Data Processing</b><p>Connect the Dots Between SQL & Hive to Enhance Your Big Data Processing Skills<p>Hive is a Big Data processing …

Google buys digital marketing company FameBit | News Home | Reuters

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said it has bought FameBit, an online technology platform that connects brands with YouTube stars to create promotional content.<p>A security guard keeps watch as he walks past a logo of Google in Shanghai, China, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song/File …

Enterprise Tech

Agile vs Lean vs Design Thinking

There’s an unforgettable scene in my favorite movie, Goodfellas, where Joe Pesci, Robert DeNiro and Ray Liotta pay a late night visit to Pesci’s mom. …

The Data Lab

Big Data Costs Money. Big Analytics Makes Money.

The word easy is not often associated with big data, but there is at least one pretty easy answer when it comes to the question of why companies embark on big data deployments: money, whether it is making it or saving it. What may be less obvious is why, despite their best intentions, organizations …

Data Warehousing

Alooma scores $11.2 million Series A to solve data science pain points

Alooma, an Israeli startup that helps companies process and work with big data in real time delivered as a cloud service, announced an $11.2 million Series A round today led by Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital.<p>The product focuses on the people working with data like data scientists …

Walmart is getting killed in the most important category

As Target has grown its e-commerce business, Walmart's growth is slowing, The Motley Fool notes.<p>In the past two years, Walmart's e-commerce growth has steadily dropped. The company reported growth of 8% in its most recent quarter, compared with 22% in last year's fourth quarter and 30% two years …

eCommerce

Top 21 Winning Brands In China

Procter & Gamble has managed to hold onto its position as the most popular consumer goods brand in China.<p>A recent report by Kantar Worldpanel, which tracks household purchases, said the American firm is achieving 95.5% penetration of urban Chinese households. In total, P&G reached 153 million urban …

Procter & Gamble

Oracle confesses to quietly axing its UK software support centre

<b>Exclusive</b> Oracle has admitted it is axing its UK software support centre – in a move sources say will shift all European support work to Romania and …

Employment