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Machine Learning Explained: Understanding Supervised, Unsupervised, and Reinforcement Learning

Once we start delving into the concepts behind Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning  (ML), we come across copious amounts of jargon related to this field of study. Understanding this jargon and how it can have an impact on the study related to ML goes a long way in comprehending the study that has been conducted by researchers and data scientists to get AI to the state it now is. 

In this article, I will be providing you with a comprehensive definition of supervised,…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on January 16, 2018 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Using Real Time Marketing and Machine Learning based Analytics to Drive Customer Value Management

The value of data-driven Customer Value Management or CVM cannot be underrated. Data and other algorithms/analytics that shape data are an imperative part of customer value management in a telecom company. With enhanced customer expectations, it is up to the ability of telecom companies to provide customers with a seamless experience and to also ensure that they help boost revenue in the process. 

To understand…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on January 10, 2018 at 3:30am — No Comments

The Future is All about AI Devices That Can Actually Serve Us

The role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) devices in augmenting humans and in achieving tasks that were previously considered unachievable is just amazing. With the world progressing towards an age of unlimited innovations and unhindered progress, we can expect that AI will have a greater role in actually serving us for the…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 31, 2017 at 10:30pm — No Comments

The Difference between Data Scientists, Data Engineers, Statisticians, and Software Engineers

Finding out the difference between data scientists, data engineers, software engineers, and statisticians can be confusing and complicated. While all of them are linked to data in a way, there is an underlying difference between the work they do and manage. 

The growth of data  and its usage across…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 19, 2017 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

What is Big Data And How Does It Work?

Your technology is generating data whenever you use your smartphone, when you chat with your family and friends on Facebook, and when you shop. Anytime you go online, you’re producing data and leaving a digital trail of information. All of this data is very complex, there’s so much of it from many different sources, and it's coming in…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 12, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Retail: How to Keep it Personal & Take Care of Privacy

For years the retail sector has been making use of customer data to propel their own marketing campaigns forward. What remains to be seen in this regard is, how the future of better data collection and technology, coupled with an enhanced need for customer personalization shakes up this procedure in the…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 12, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

How to Create a Smart City with IoT and Big Data

These days, it seems like every city is trying to implement “smart” initiatives. Take Singapore for example, now known for the most extensive effort to collect data on citizens’ daily living habits/routines ever attempted by a municipality. Even Bill Gates has pumped millions of dollars into helping Phoenix in their smart city efforts.

But what do we mean when we talk about a “smart city”? Is it the better use of resources within the city center, or the fact that all resources being…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 8, 2017 at 1:30am — No Comments

What Is AI? | Artificial Intelligence For Beginners

Do you remember the first time that you saw R2D2 and C3P0 from Star Wars? These two robots exhibited human-like behavior as they interacted with people and the world around them. How about when the whole world was subject to machine control in The Matrix? That's a pretty frightening concept. These movies, like many others, have their own…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 5, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Data Traffic Explosion: Explore IoT, 5G, & VR Opportunities

The technology revolution of the 21st Century has opened the avenues towards many possibilities. We now have a mobile data traffic explosion on our hands, which can end up expanding growth while we move into the next decade. Due to a continuous upwards curve in the number of people using mobile phones, global mobile data…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on December 1, 2017 at 3:30am — No Comments

AI In Telecom: Intelligent Operations is the New Norm

The move towards an intelligent world is faster and more rapid than it ever was before. The increase in this transition has been propagated through the role of several high key stakeholders that have redefined the way we look at technology. One of the key players in this transition is Huawei. 

Huawei’s recent UBBF…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on November 14, 2017 at 2:30am — No Comments

How to Create an Intelligent Company

Nowadays, companies are besieged by information and the possibilities of new IT solutions. With the rapid advancements in information technology and high speed Internet, companies now have access to huge amounts of information, processing and sharing systems regarding customers, their demographics, and their online behavior across all touchpoints on the buyer’s…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on October 31, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

RELX Group: The Transformation to a Leading Global Information & Analytics Company (Part 2)

With the world changing so rapidly, every company or organization that adapts to the changes becomes an example for all others. One very recent example for all companies to learn from and implement in their own decision making is the transformation of RELX Group to a leading global information and analytics company. I mentioned in my previous article, and the…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on October 26, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Gear Up for the Smart Video Revolution

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on October 17, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

The Role of AI in Assisting Customer Experience

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…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 27, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments

For AI to Change Business, It Needs to Be Fueled with Quality Data

There’s no doubt that AI has usurped big data as the enterprise technology industry’s favorite new buzzword. After all, it’s on Gartner’s 2017 Hype Cycle for emerging technologies, for a reason.

While progress was slow during the first few decades, AI advancement has rapidly accelerated during the last decade. Some people say AI will augment humans and maybe…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 25, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Digital Innovation Starts with a Digital Core

A lot of times when the prevalent industry trends are discussed among industry folks, there are usually two directions in which the conversation goes. It is either varying states of disbelief at the rate of change within the business and IT landscapes; or it is enthusiastic agreement on the importance of moving with the times and adopting a digital infrastructure. The…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 21, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

How Leading Organizations are Leveraging Big Data and Analytics

“Data will talk to you if you’re willing to listen”— Jim Bergeson.

Few can dispute that.

However, the challenge comes when data transforms into bundles and stacks of unorganized and unstructured data sets. The challenge comes with listening to…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 19, 2017 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Equestrian Sports – Where Trots Get Digital and Technology Meets Tradition

Equestrian sports is one of the oldest forms of sports entertainment. Its history can be dated back to the ancient Greek civilization. Since then, the trots have transcended the periodical barriers from time to time, walking stride to stride with the age-specific customs, and entertaining the crowds in the process. And,…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 13, 2017 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

What Skills Do I Need to Become a Data Scientist?

Leveraging the use of big data, as an insight-generating engine, has driven the demand for data scientists at enterprise-level, across all industry verticals. Whether it is to refine the process of product development, help improve customer retention, or mine through the data to find new business opportunities—organizations are increasingly relying on the expertize of data…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 8, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Why You Need a (Big) Data Management Platform for Your Digital Transformation





Digital transformation is underway in practically every industry in the world. Companies, businesses and organizations throughout the world are leveraging their assets, big data and analytics for an edge over their competitors. In fact, data analytics and big data have gained popularity to the extent that data analysis for differentiation is…

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Added by Ronald van Loon on September 3, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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