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Neuroevolution Will Push AI Development to the Next Level
Commentary  |  3/30/2018
Next up for developing artificial intelligence systems is automated neural-net architecture search.
Facebook's Cambridge Analytica Trouble Highlights IT Data Privacy Concerns
News  |  3/29/2018
Facebook has lost billions in market value, been targeted for investigation by 37 states and the FTC, and many users are threatening to delete their accounts. It's past time for enterprise CIOs to stop ignoring customer data privacy concerns.
My Algorithm is Better than Yours
Commentary  |  3/28/2018
New tools allow business users -- not just data scientists -- to leverage algorithms and venture into machine learning. But, handle with care because the choice of bad data means bad results.
Enterprises Get AI Head Start with As-A-Service
News  |  3/27/2018
Enterprises are embracing artificial intelligence and it's component technologies -- machine learning, natural language processing/text analytics, and computer vision. But are they ready? Here's how AI-as-a-service may ease their entry into these new technologies.
8 Things to Consider Before Hopping on the Blockchain Train
Commentary  |  3/26/2018
While blockchain holds great promise for some applications, companies have to understand the various challenges.
A Different Take on Voice Interfaces, IBM Launches Watson Assistant
News  |  3/23/2018
Watson Assistant will be delivered via IBM partner devices such as electronics embedded in cars and apps branded by hotel companies. Beyond customer engagement and service, the real value to these partners will be in the data they collect about customers and how they use it to customize customer experience.
Real-Time Analytics is Spreading and Getting Easier
News  |  3/22/2018
Is your organization in production with real-time analytics and event stream processing? Are you doing a pilot of the technology? Here's a look at where the technology is today, along with some of the more popular use cases.
Modern Business Intelligence Platforms Enable Citizen Analysts
News  |  3/21/2018
Top analytics and business intelligence platforms have been making it easier for end users to get self-service insights. The next step in their evolution is augmented analytics, according to market research firm Gartner.
3 Myths About the Site Reliability Engineer, Debunked
News  |  3/20/2018
As automation becomes a fact of life, newer roles, such as site reliability engineer, emerge. For IT pros looking for their next move, here's a little background about the role as well as some common misunderstandings about it.
Big Data Tech Hadoop and Spark Get Slow Start in Enterprise
News  |  3/20/2018
There are plenty of success stories about Hadoop in the enterprise, but those may be the exception and not the rule. Gartner Research VP Merv Adrian provides a reality check on deployment rates, successes, and failures of big data technologies in the enterprise.
Beware the Dangers of 'Drive Thru' Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Cutting corners isn't the path to analytics success. Data science requires an enterprise commitment.
Reshaping Skillsets in the Age of Analytics
Commentary  |  3/15/2018
Automation and greater involvement by business managers with the analytics team are just a couple of the changes that are in store for data science.
The Evolution Away from Conversational User Interfaces
Commentary  |  3/13/2018
Those digital devices that get you through the day will get less chatty and more focused on working for you.
6 Ways to Get Users to Love Self-Service Analytics
News  |  3/12/2018
If your enterprise wants to spread self-service analytics throughout the organization, buying the platform or tool is just the first step. It's just as important to get people to actually use it. Here's how some successful companies are doing it.
The New Data Playbook: Automation, Mass Data Literacy
News  |  3/8/2018
How will enterprise organizations scale Agile data and analytics programs in the future? Gartner says trust, diversity, and data literacy all will contribute to mastering tomorrow's complexity.
Conversational AI is Ready for Prime Time
Commentary  |  3/6/2018
Don't lump the various types of AI-based technologies into one basket. There are differences among them, as a look at call center tech highlights.
DevOps Futures: SREs, Re-Skilling, and New-Ops
News  |  3/6/2018
It's time to ditch the phrase no-ops. DevOps gives IT the opportunity to expand their current skill sets in new roles and become better leaders by managing cross-functional teams. No, all we see are new-ops.
Why Operationalizing Analytics is So Difficult
Commentary  |  3/2/2018
Plenty of companies have plenty of data and plenty of analytics tools, but they fall short when it comes to converting analytics results into action.
Outbrain Outgrows Initial Big Data Infrastructure, Migrates
News  |  3/1/2018
Content discovery platform Outbrain launched its first Hadoop pilot about 5 years ago, on the free version of the technology, giving it the flexibility to experiment. But the company recently made some changes to update its big data program.


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