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BlackRock is using robots to better predict the future of the economy

Economic data can be a double-edged sword for investors.<p>Sure, it serves an valuable input for traders deciding where to put their money, but it's also largely backwards-looking. So while it's undoubtedly useful, it's often up to investors to calibrate their own economic outlook.<p>BlackRock realizes …

Markets

Ecommerce Data Analysis for Optimizing Your Online Funnel

Converting visitors into customers and customers into advocates is no easy task … nor is it cheap.<p>Part of the difficulty lies understanding which …

Analytics

Quantitative And Qualitative Analytics: The Perfect Data Power Couple

It is February and love is in the air.<p>A new couple has made things “Facebook Official”, and I just cannot contain my excitement. They are setting the …

Analytics

GDPR Compliance: What is Data Protection Officer and Do You Need One?

Shane Edmonds, CTO of etouches, was never unclear about whether he needed to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) in place to satisfy the EU’s …

GDPR

SAS- The Rising New Technology for DATA Analytics

Data is the blend of information and knowledge, which is unlike any precious resource that is extracted, refined, and made useful.<p>Amidst evolving …

Big Data

Procurement fraud: The economic crime no one seems to talk about

Anyone know what's the number two form of economic crime, in terms of losses? Believe it or not, it's procurement fraud. I grew up in a small town …

Identity Theft

You Don’t Have to Be a Data Scientist to Fill This Must-Have Analytics Role

It’s no secret that organizations have been increasingly turning to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve decision making across business processes—from research and design to supply chain and risk management.<p>Along the way, there’s been plenty of literature and executive …

Data Warehousing

Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize Marketing

<i>When it comes to AI-enhanced marketing, the future is already happening.</i><p>How far are we from hyper-intelligent robots becoming a part of our daily …

Artificial Intelligence

Empathic AI: The Next Generation of Vehicles Will Understand Your Emotions

Transportation will never be the same once our machines know how we feel.<p>We are all entering a wholesale, global disruption of the way people move from one place to another. More than any other change in this sector, the one that is likely to have the most significant impact on human society is the …

Emotional Intelligence

Enterprises will spend $7 trillion on digital transformation by 2021

Global enterprises will spend more than $7 trillion dollars in the next four years as they struggle to modernize, build a global technology foundation for growth, and support simple, secure, and reliable access to data and services, says the IDC.<p>The big drivers?<p>The usual suspects like cloud …

Digital Transformation

The Promise of Artificial Intelligence-Enabled IoT

The next technology revolution is underway. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning coupled with more robust and competent devices is driving transformation across industries and workstreams, from small farms in India to huge corporations in the United States.<p>So what kinds of …

Internet of Things

How Machine Learning, Classification Models Impact Marketing Ethics

Machine learning classification needs accurate data to avoid bad prediction that places marketing efforts in ethical peril. Here's an overview to …

Big Data

The Challenges Facing Today's Artificial Intelligence Strategies

The hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is intense despite that fact that as yet, artificial intelligence (AI) for most enterprises is …

Artificial Intelligence

A small-scale demonstration shows how quantum computing could revolutionize data analysis - MIT Technology Review

Over the past few decades, topology—a branch of mathematics dealing with shapes that can be turned into other shapes by processes like bending and …

Quantum Mechanics

As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change

It is tempting to regard artificial intelligence as a threat to human leadership. After all, the very purpose of AI is to augment, improve, and ultimately replace human intelligence, which is still widely regarded, at least by us humans, as our key competitive advantage. There is no reason to …

Leadership

Are You Setting Your Data Scientists Up to Fail?

Getting as much as they can from analytics is critical for companies seeking to monetize their data, become data-driven, and put their data to work. Yet most find this difficult. Indeed, the failure rate of analytics projects remains distressingly high.<p>A key reason for this is that senior managers …

Management

10 Questions to Get Your Digital Transformation Strategy Right

Don't underestimate the scope and challenges of a digital transformation initiative.<p>Every organization wants to be a digital company, but becoming a …

Innovation

Affective Analytics and the Human Emotional Experience

Whether you are happy, grumpy, excited, or sad, a computer wants to know and can initiate affective analytics.<p>Emotion is a universal language. No …

Business Technology

Enterprises say big data analytics and AI are their top IT priorities for 2018

Analyst firm 451 Research Inc. has dug up some interesting tidbits about how enterprises are embracing emerging technologies in its inaugural Voice …

Big Data

IDG Contributor Network: AI disruptions and the power of intelligent data

Machine learning and Artificial Intelligence brings in transformations through practically every domain and industry in an unprecedented way. Fueled …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence: The time to act is now

Artificial intelligence will soon change how we conduct our daily lives. Are companies prepared to capture value from the oncoming wave of innovation?<p>…

Internet of Things in Healthcare: What are the Possibilities and Challenges?

Technology has disrupted every industry including healthcare, business, finance and others. Healthcare remains the fastest to adopt technological changes to revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of the body. When we talk about the Internet of Things (IoT), it offers a multitude of benefits such …

Digital Health

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The Complete Guide to A/B Testing: Expert Tips from Google, HubSpot and More

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve read about A/B testing. Articles about A/B test results are shared far and wide. Heck, you might already …

UX Design

Why companies aren’t using unified data and BI in their marketing campaigns

One of the main issues your marketing department struggles with daily is measurement. How do you gather, measure, understand, and make good marketing decisions without access to reliable, verifiable data and insights?<p>It’s a common problem. Customer service, operations, sales, IT, and other …

Business Intelligence

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What Predictive Analytics, Big Data And The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence Mean For Real Estate

Real estate is quickly becoming a numbers game. Of course, at its core, our business is about helping clients buy and sell houses — and it always will be — but the method we use to find those clients and how we go about pricing their homes or the homes they want to buy involves a whole lot of …

Real Estate

Analytics Are Defining The Future Of Digital Advertising

• Advertisers are planning to increase the average number of integrated data sources from 5.4 today to 6.2 in 2019 to gain greater advertising effectiveness insights.<br>• 94% of advertisers rely on a broad base of CRM data, from transactions and contact information to brand preferences, to track …

AdTech

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says AI is more profound than electricity or fire

Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge’s sister site <i>Recode</i>, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.<p>Speaking to <i>Recode</i>’s …

Artificial Intelligence

How retailers can use geospatial data to predict consumer behavior

<i>By Jay Wardle – president, Dstillery</i><p>It’s 5 p.m. on a Saturday. A shopper enters a Nike store in Philadelphia. At 5:35 p.m., she leaves carrying a new …