What is an artificial intelligence (AI)?
Most of us can not imagine a single day without a computer. With the rapid development of technology, various devices that simplify people's lives become more accessible. This is also connected with modern computers, which are capable of providing impressive fast processing of information.
Modern business uses the full potential of information technology. This allows you to store important data and manage it… Continue
Added by Barbara Elliott on June 21, 2018 at 1:00am —
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 —
Two particular events directed my attention recently to the importance to democratise information about AI into governence and popular culture. The first was a congressional hearing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (the Cambridge Analytica story) where he at some point had to explain rather basic principles on Facebook’s revenue model. The second was a recent EU parliament panel (October 2017) organized by STOA (Science and Technology Options Assessment) on AI aimed to prepare audiences for… Continue
Added by Serge Audenaert on April 29, 2018 at 11:00am —
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 —
Many of “out-of-the-box” analytics solutions come with automatically defined user sessions. It’s good to start with, but as your company grows, you’ll want to have your own session definitions based on your event data. Analyzing user sessions with SQL gives you flexibility and full control over how metrics are defined for your unique business.
What is a session and why should I care?
The session is usually defined as a group…
Added by Luba Belokon on March 27, 2018 at 1:00am —
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 —
Fish schools, bird flocks, and bee swarms. These combinations of real-time biological systems can blend knowledge, exploration, and exploitation to unify intelligence and solve problems more efficiently. There’s no centralized control. These simple agents interact locally, within their environment, and new behaviors emerge from the group as a whole. In the world of… Continue
Added by Kostas Hatalis on March 15, 2018 at 12:00pm —
"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 —
Premise: How will the traditional car industry create and extract customer value in the future when the source of that value is no longer the vehicle itself?
An increasingly digital economy is overwhelming every industry, and no business, from the largest legacy institutions to plucky start-ups, is safe. To survive, businesses must embrace digital transformation. For those who haven’t, we have already seen what happens to them. Once…
Added by Bill Schmarzo on January 7, 2018 at 12:30pm —
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 —