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Finding the anomalies in big data with machine learning

Q&A with David Drai, CEO of business intelligence company Anodot.<p>Anodot's approach to business intelligence (BI) is to use automated anomaly …

Discover Modern Data Analytics Inspiration In 3 Century-Old Books

In an early episode of Mad Men, budding copywriter Peggy Olson curls up in bed with a good book. The book is Claude Hopkins’ <i>Scientific Advertising</i>. You should read it, too.<p>Today’s aspiring analytics professionals strive to reach their technical best. Many bombard me with technical questions on …

How to Conquer Analytics Dashboard Fatigue

Business leaders are experiencing fatigue following the onslaught of big data and analytics hype over the past few years. They’ve listened to the …

Analytics

This interactive map uses machine learning to arrange visually similar fonts

Typography enthusiasts likely already know how to identify fonts by name, but it’s always useful to explore visually similar fonts when you feel like changing up your options. Design consultant firm IDEO’s Font Map helps you do exactly that, with an interactive tool that lets you browse through …

Every picture tells a story, but visualisation can tell the right one

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.<p>But how much data can a picture capture? Or, more interestingly, how can a picture tell a story that’s …

Data Visualization

Google researcher figures how to make great night photos with a smartphone

Name the number one problem with smartphone cameras. If you picked "nighttime photos," we agree: While smartphone cameras have improved by orders of …

Mobile Photography

Australian startup scores analytics contract for Workplace by Facebook

An Australian startup has scored a deal with Facebook to be the first global platform to offer analytics through Workplace by Facebook.<p>SWOOP …

Examining the arc of 100,000 stories: a tidy analysis

(This article was first published on <b> Variance Explained</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)I recently came across a great natural language dataset …

This Scarf Scrambles Fascists

This scarf totally scrambles facial recognition technology.<p>Now you can fight an encroaching police state and monolith tech corporations — and look …

Virtual Reality

Analytical Tools Are Embedding In Business Applications

Analytics is the hot topic in financial services with announcements this week from Microsoft and IBM while SAS and SAP continue to promote their analytical capabilities.<p>SAP sees a shift from on-premise to cloud-base capabilities, said Mike Flannagan, senior vice president, while also helping firms …

Big Data

A Dramatic Tour through Python’s Data Visualization Landscape (including ggpy and Altair)

A Dramatic Tour through Python’s Data Visualization Landscape (including ggpy and Altair)

Facebook Announced a Host of Analytics Updates at F8

Facebook announced several analytics updates at its F8 developers conference in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday.<p>Engineering manager <b>Amit Finkelstein</b> said in …

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is …

Lloyds says ‘Hello’ to facial recognition banking

Customers of Lloyds Banking Group will soon be able to use fingerprint and facial recognition to log into their bank account after the lender became …

AI Won’t Change Companies Without Great UX

As artificial intelligence algorithms infiltrate the enterprise, organizational learning matters as much as machine learning. How should smart management teams maximize the economic value of smarter systems?<p>Business process redesign and better training are important, but better use cases – those …

Artificial Intelligence

Sentiment Analysis on Donald Trump using R and Tableau

Recently, the presidential candidate Donal Trump has become controversial. Particularly, associated with his provocative call to temporarily bar …

Toyota Finance Uses Advanced Analytics To Improve Sales And Profits

Customer analytics at a retail bank look simple compared to the statistical analysis at an auto finance company. While a bank is just focused on money, Toyota Finance wants to move metal — sell cars and trucks — in the words of Chelsey Kate Meise, the manager of credit risk analytics for Southeast …

Here's How Amazon's Jeff Bezos Makes Great Decisions, Super Fast | Inc.com

Amazon is a remarkable company. It's no surprise that it was built by a remarkable mind.<p>The brilliance, philosophy, and quirks of founder and CEO Jeff Bezos are deeply baked into Amazon, which is what makes his pronouncements about his approach to business so fascinating. Each utterance offers …

Management

Looking To Integrate Blockchain Into Your Business? Here's How

Companies in financial services, healthcare, energy and other industries are sprinting to begin adopting blockchain — the technology behind Bitcoin that promises to improve efficiency in numerous processes, plus create new business opportunities. But many are doing so simply because of fear of …

Blockchain

BNY Mellon Seeks to Further Transform Digitally with Latest FinTech Campus

The latest bank to announce a FinTech inspired initiative is BNY Mellon, after the company today celebrated the grand opening of a 32,000 square-foot …

5 Roadblocks to Doing Data Analytics at the Speed of Light

NASCAR Command Center provides real-time analytics<p>In the old days, about 3 years ago, when a manager wanted information, he/she’d sent a request to …

8 must have data science skills

Harvard business review declared the job of a data scientist as the sexiest job of the 21st century. In this post, I am going to show you what data …

Manage What Matters

Great experiences lead to great finances. So why do we measure the latter and ignore the former?<p><i>“Why do companies fail?</i>”<p>This question is what …

Data visualization: 14 jaw-dropping examples

Why is data visualization important?In his 2010 TED talk, David McCandless argued that sight has by far the fastest and biggest bandwidth of any of …

Cutting Infographic Charts Just How White The Oscars Are

Chances are, the Best Actor will be “a white 40-something, 6′ or taller, with brown hair and brown eyes.”<p>Just in case the reality check of #OscarsSoWhite has yet to fully sink in, <i>Bloomberg</i> has updated its incredible data visualization from last year, which charts the race, gender, age–even hair …

Data Visualization: Pretty Pictures Ain't Analytics

Yes, I said it! So many of you are going gaga by visualizations; so blinded you forget the real reason for the work: Business Value. Some of you might even participate in contests of who can make the prettiest visualization. Some popular Data Science blogs even have a visual of the month section. …

Big Data

Is Logistics About To Get Amazon’ed?

Zvi Schreiber Contributor<p>Zvi Schreiber is the CEO of Freightos, a logistics startup bringing international freight online for forwarders, shippers and oversized e-commerce.<p>In November 2015, Beijing Century Joyo Courier Services registered with the U.S. government as an ocean shipping provider. So …

Bankers Weigh Blockchain Challenges at BNY Mellon Event

BNY Mellon hosted a blockchain event at its Jersey City, New Jersey, campus on 28th January, an event that, while small in terms of the number of …

Former Aide: Clinton Used BlackBerry to Send Info ‘That Would Never Be on an Unclassified System’

In a new video uncovered by Fox News, former Under Secretary of State <b>Wendy Sherman</b> tells an audience that her boss <b>Hillary Clinton</b> used to use her …