Never before have customers been more in control of the retail trade than today. But are they really? Or has the retailer wrested control of the exchange? Let’s revisit this in the light of new technologies and sensors deployed in this “game”.
In the sixties through the eighties, the Sears, Walmart and K-mart kind of super stores aggregated purchase information to decide what to buy and stock their shelves. Improving…
Added by Hemant Warudkar on May 14, 2018 at 7:00pm —
This is a continuation of my previous blog, “Natural Language Understanding – Application Notes with Context Discriminant”.
Natural Language Understanding (NLU) is a subtopic of Natural Language Processing (NLP). Successful implementations of NLU are difficult because of limitations in prevailing technology. SiteFocus solved these limitations with a new approach to NLU. This approach has been successfully… Continue
Added by Sing Koo on April 10, 2018 at 1:30pm —
How good is a certain soccer player? Let’s find out applying Machine Learning to Fifa 18!
I’m sure you’ve probably heard about the 2018 FIFA Football World Cup in Russia everywhere during the last few months. And, if you are a techy too, I guess you also have realized that Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are buzzwords too. So, what better way to get ready for the World Cup than by practicing in a project that combines these two hot… Continue
Added by Regiane Folter on March 28, 2018 at 4:30am —
This is an AI related post on the nature and philosophy of intelligence. In the various fields that study the mind, human or otherwise, there are many definitions (and lack of) for the term 'intelligence'. What is it, how can we measure it, how can we reproduce it? What implications does this have in the fields of AI, machine learning, and data science? A paper  by Shane Legg and Marcus Hutter, attempted to survey the definition from these various fields. The following are some sample… Continue
Added by Kostas Hatalis on March 15, 2018 at 12:30pm —
"No one wants to be sold but everyone wants to buy."
Most of us hate being sold. The moment we know someone is selling something, we keep our guards up.
In the book, The Challenger Sale, authors Mathew Dixon and Brent Adamson surveyed over 6000 salespeople from around the world and found that ‘challenger salespeople’ outperformed every other group. Who are these challenger salespeople? These… Continue
Added by Rudradeb Mitra on March 1, 2018 at 9:00pm —
If many of your clients don’t understand the difference between artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent systems, you’re not alone. There’s a deeply rooted misconception about AI that isn’t going to clear up anytime soon.
AI has become a marketing buzzword and is being used interchangeably with computer algorithms that analyze data and produce a… Continue
Added by Larry Alton on February 26, 2018 at 6:30pm —
These days, there are several inventions that were not imaginable by man back then. Technology evolution has indeed helped developers, researchers, and scientists create and build systems that are indescribably very helpful to human existence. Thanks to the continuous evolution of technology which is helping app developers create systems that… Continue
Added by Melissa Crooks on January 10, 2018 at 12:30am —
The research firm Technology Business Research (TBR) recently came out with a report titled, “Winning The Business Of Digital Transformation Services Requires A Process-Led Approach” authored by Sebastian Lagana and Jennifer Hamel. The report is full of good nuggets, but I especially liked the way that they categorized the 3 phases of Digital Transformation:
- Substitution represents basic IT modernization; such as leveraging new…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 12, 2017 at 5:00am —
I love it when I get feedback from a blog that I’ve written. I appreciate the different perspectives and insights that others bring to a topic of interest.
The section of the blog that fueled the most comments stem from a scene in the movie I, Robot where Detective Spooner (played by Will Smith) is explaining to Doctor Calvin (who is responsible for giving robots human-like behaviors) why he distrusts and hates robots. He is describing an incident…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 5, 2017 at 1:30pm —
A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world … The ruler of the world!
From the article (with some modification to avoid political landmines), we get the following:
“The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 4, 2017 at 6:00am —
Since releasing the University of San Francisco research paper on “How to Determine the Economic Value of Your Data” (EvD), I have had numerous conversations with senior executives about the business and technology ramifications of EvD. Now with the release of Doug Laney’s “Infonomics” book that builds upon Doug’s EvD work at Gartner, I expect these conversations to intensify. In fact, I just traveled to Switzerland to discuss the potential business and technology…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on November 1, 2017 at 11:00am —
Business ventures based on existing or disruptive business models taking on the route of Initial Public Offering are always a challenge to investors who want to profit from early investment into those would be “unicorn IPO”. A good investment may get worse before it gets better. Others may get worse and never recover. Aside from the macroeconomics and consumer trends that could affect the outcome of such investments, the fundamentals of these new public offerings… Continue
Added by Sing Koo on October 31, 2017 at 2:30am —
This blog was written with the thoughtful assistance of David Leibowitz, Dell EMC Director of Business Intelligence, Analytics & Big Data
So data warehousing may not be cool anymore, you say? It’s yesterday’s technology (or 1990’s technology if you’re as old as me) that served yesterday’s business needs. And while it’s true that recent big data and data science technologies, architectures and methodologies seems…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on October 29, 2017 at 4:30am —
And what we can do about it…
Added by Sudhanshu Ahuja on October 24, 2017 at 5:30pm —
The technology revolution promises to deliver a lot of rewards for organizations that take it by the horns and implement it. The spread of the Internet across every facet of society has meant that the traditional approach to watching videos has changed. Research shows that the average American is still fond of watching videos on the traditional television. The interest in watching TV results in around… Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on October 17, 2017 at 5:30am —
Deep Learning can be used to automate just about every repetitive task that is currently or formerly performed by humans. Factory robots, autonomous cars, Internet of Things are example of these automations. Yet, mentally challenging tasks such as conducting research or strategic planning with natural language textual documents remain a daunting task for automation. We look into the root cause of this challenge and have implemented a solution to automate these… Continue
Added by Sing Koo on October 6, 2017 at 1:00pm —
From being the plots of sci-fi thrillers to being seen as threats by the working populace, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has during the last few years jumped into the headlines as it has become a part of reality.
People are confused - AI is either considered to be a giant leap towards modernization or a leap towards massive levels of unemployment. It can… Continue
Added by Ronald van Loon on September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm —
First it was Machine Learning, and now all of a sudden Deep Learning is taking all the thunder even from Machine Learning. So what's the difference, and why all of a sudden Deep Learning has become the most buzzing new Technology of our Era? Is Deep Learning a false idol being Ubiquitously worshiped or is it the panacea which is… Continue
Added by Ammar A. Raja on August 20, 2017 at 10:00am —
On Saturday February 11, 2017, my daughter and her friend were driving from a basketball game in Chico back to our home in Palo Alto. Unfortunately, due to several days of heavier than normal rains, the Oroville Dam spillway broke and flooded many of the roads between Chico and Palo Alto. My daughter’s smartphone mapping application wasn’t aware of the sudden danger, and proceeded to send her into the heart of the flooding (see Figure 1).…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on July 22, 2017 at 2:00pm —
It’s hard to get into the world of the Internet of Things (IOT) without eventually talking about Digital Twins. I was first exposed to the concept of Digital Twins when working with GE. Great concept. But are Digital Twins only relevant to physical machines such as wind turbines, jet engines, and locomotives? What can we learn about the concept of digital twins that we can apply more broadly – to other physical entities (like contracts and agreements) and even humans?… Continue
Added by Bill Schmarzo on July 10, 2017 at 6:30pm —