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Slow iPhone X and iPhone 8 demand will hurt Apple’s suppliers, new report claims

Apple’s three new iPhones, the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8, aren’t as hot as expected, a new report says, and Apple is expected to reduce …

The 4 Cs of successful analytics

<i>Choosing a modern data analytics platform can be a challenge. By looking out for these four key capabilities, you can narrow down your shortlist, and</i> …

Big Data, Analytics, and Machine Learning: Changing Insurance

The evolution of analytics and machine learning are shaping the industry's future, mitigating risk, improving business, and helping develop types of …

How Big Data Can Help Rebuild America's Aging Infrastructure

Wireless sensor networks could tell engineers when key structural elements of bridges, highways and buildings are dangerously weak

Mechanical Turkers may have out-predicted the most popular crime-predicting algorithm

Our most sophisticated crime-predicting algorithms may not be as good as we thought. A study published today in <i>Science Advances</i> takes a look at the popular COMPAS algorithm — used to assess the likelihood that a given defendant will reoffend — and finds the algorithm is no more accurate than the …

Three Albert King Blues Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

0<p>SHARES<p><b>PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead</b><p>Electric blues guitarist Albert King was a giant among bluesmen (literally—he stood roughly six and a half feet tall). A …

Move Your Analytics Operation from Artisanal to Autonomous

Many organizations today are wondering how to get into machine learning, and what it means for their existing analytics operation.<p>There are many different types of machine learning, and a variety of definitions of the term. I view machine learning as any data-driven approach to explanations, …

Becoming A Data Driven Organization

Making data based decisions makes instinctive sense, and evidence is mounting that it makes strong commercial sense too. For instance, the McKinsey Global Institute indicate that data driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, …

Canada’s biggest banks moving to analytics for credit assessments

Canadians with a limited credit history have often been excluded from getting car loans and mortgages at Canada's biggest banks, but that will likely change in the new year, when lenders incorporate new technology for calculating credit scores.<p>Equifax Inc., a consumer credit reporting agency that …

How Big Data And Analytics Are Changing Hotels And The Hospitality Industry

The hotel and hospitality sector caters to millions of travellers every day, and each one of them checks in with their own set of expectations. …

Two New Utilities to Boost Your Data Science Productivity

<i>This post is authored by Xibin Gao, Data Scientist, Debraj GuhaThakurta, Senior Data Scientist, Gopi Kumar, Principal Program Manager, and Hang</i> …

Using Big Data And Predictive Analytics To Predict Which Truck Drivers Will Have An Accident

Predictive analytics are being employed in interesting new ways to improve safety. Telematics solutions have long monitored events like hard braking and speeding to flag unsafe driver behaviors. But today, this driver event data is being enriched with other data streams to actually predict the …

Big Data

Machine Learning is the New Statistics

I’ve been trying to think of a way to describe how big Machine Learning is, and I think I finally have a decent one:<i>Machine Learning is the new</i> …

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 …

Making data analytics work for you--instead of the other way around

Does your data have a purpose? If not, you’re spinning your wheels. Here’s how to discover one and then translate it into action.<p><b>The data-analytics</b> …

‘The Trump thermometer’: He lost the debate in first few minutes, according to currency markets and gamblers

Who won? Who lost?<p>Who cares? The perceived winner of Monday night’s Clinton-Trump debate is sort of an abstract distinction until Election Day.<p>That is not the case, however, for people who have money in the game — gamblers, for one, but, more particularly in this election, currency traders.<p>They …

Basketball Analytics: Using Player Tracking Data and R

In this talk, Alexander D'Amour will discuss several projects undertaken by him and the XY Research group that use newly-available spatial data to …

3 Industries That Will Be Transformed By AI, Machine Learning And Big Data In The Next Decade

Historically, when new technologies become easier to use, they transform industries.<p>That’s what’s happening with artificial intelligence and big data; as the barriers to implementation disappear (cost, computing power, etc.), more and more industries will put the technologies into use, and more and …

Artificial Intelligence

Going Bayesian: A Fresh Approach to A/B Testing

<i>Exploring a less restrictive and more reliable approach to A/B testing. To see Bayesian A/B testing in action, check out this free Bayesian A/B</i> …

Data Science

The Faces of Analytics – Creative Analytics

Courtesy of Phineas and Ferb<p>If you never seen an episode of Phineas and Ferb, finish this article and then go watch an episode or two (then read the …

Star Trek

Strong Analytics Skills 3X More Likely To Lead To Success With Internet Of Things (IoT)

• Companies with strong analytics capabilities are 3X more likely to get value from the Internet of Things (IoT) than are those with weaker analytics capabilities.<br>• 90% of respondents see IoT as an opportunity, while only 15% see it as a threat. For those with strong analytics capabilities, 95% see IoT …

Internet of Things

Getting results from big data analytics, without big upfront costs

Small and nimble, rather than bold and bulky, could be a good way to get the right results, according to analytics company Tectonic.<p>When it comes to …

The Algorithm That Reads Luxury Hotel Reviews To Predict What The Ultra Wealthy Want

What do you get the ultra-luxury hotel guests who have everything? A computer program that analyzes their TripAdvisor reviews to figure out what they want.<p>A computer told Ana Brant that the ultra-rich care deeply about their breakfast options. This came as a surprise.<p>Brant is the director of guest …

Google Maps getting improved location analytics thanks to Urban Engines acquisition

Google is no stranger to acquisitions, and their latest purchase makes company Urban Engines part of the Maps team. But what is the purpose of this merger?<p>Urban Engines has been collecting location-based analytics data since 2014. They then use this information to help governments and organizations …

Data analysis shows what you suspected all along: Amazon ratings are bullshit

After analyzing over 18 million reviews, independent analysis confirmed that Amazon ratings are heavily influenced by incentivized reviews. Incentivized reviews, in this case, means a discounted (or free) product received in exchange for an Amazon review.<p>Sellers incentives for reviews aren’t …

UBS tests using face-reading technology to help clients | Reuters

(Story refiles to clarify in eighth paragraph that software refers to artificial intelligence technology)<p>The logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen on a building in Zurich, February 13, 2013. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer/File Photo<p>By Joshua Franklin<p>ZURICH (Reuters) - UBS, the world’s biggest wealth manager, is …