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The First Rule of Data: Do No Harm
Emily Johnson, Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek
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At the Strata Big Data Conference in New York, one of the major themes was the responsibility that data scientists have to do their best to prevent the biases and prejudices that exist in society from creeping into data and the way algorithms are built.
By Emily Johnson Digital Content Editor, InformationWeek, 10/18/2017
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Create Real Value with Augmented (not Artificial) Intelligence
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As long as human and artificial intelligence work in tandem, weíll continue to make each other better at what we naturally do best.
By David Rosen, Digital Transformation Technologist and Strategist, Tibco , 10/17/2017
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Your Data Is Biased, Here's Why
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Biased data can lead to bad decisions. Most business leaders aren't aware of the problem just yet, but they need to be because they're ultimately responsible.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 10/11/2017
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Artificial Intelligence Today: Time to Act
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
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The AI and advanced analytics conversation has risen all the way to C-suite. The time has come to act. Jump on the AI train soon or you will be left behind.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 10/5/2017
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Why Your Business May Not Be Ready for AI
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Businesses in virtually all industries are using or experimenting with AI, but do they really understand the ultimate impact AI will have on their businesses? Not completely, according to a new survey by Genpact and FORTUNE Knowledge Group.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 10/4/2017
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Data Science and the Doníts
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Big data analytics promise tremendous benefits for organizations, but there are a few gotchas that stand in the path to success.
By Chris Wareham, Senior Director of Product Management, Adobe Analytics Cloud , 10/2/2017
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12 Artificial Intelligence Terms You Need to Know
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
News
Is artificial intelligence the same thing as machine learning? And what is a neural network? This slideshow explains fundamental AI terminology in everyday terms.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 9/28/2017
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Digital Twins and IoT Enable Smart Products and Services
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Get ready for digital twins to revolutionize how products are manufactured, sold, and supported.
By Christina Patsioura, Research Analyst, Beecham Research , 9/27/2017
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It's a New, Challenging World for Data Governance
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
Commentary
Data governance strategy is rapidly shifting from the defense to the offense.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 9/26/2017
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Recreate Your Job in the Age of Digital Transformation
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Whether you work in the C-suite or in a line role, if you donít want to be left behind, figure out how to evolve so you can help the company meet its digital business objectives.
By Laurent Bride, Chief Technical Officer, Talend , 9/21/2017
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Debunking 8 Big Data and Analytics Myths
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
News
As with other emerging tech concepts, big data and analytics are haunted by myths. Here are eight such myths that you will want to dispel as you advance your analytics strategy.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 9/21/2017
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The Future of Data Science is Augmentation, not Automation
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Three industry leaders took the stage at SAS Analytics Experience and provided broad perspectives on how far we've come in analytics over the last 10 years and where we are today.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 9/20/2017
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Technology Can Reduce the Cognitive Overload in the C-Suite
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As analytics-based technologies mature they promise to better guide executive decisions by delivering only the most relevant information.
By Martin Trevino, Red Alpha Consulting , 9/19/2017
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A New Era of OpenStack
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The chairman of the OpenStack Foundation outlines some of the steps the organization is taking to support a growing interest in OpenStack.
By Alan Clark, Chairman of the OpenStack Foundation , 9/15/2017
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The Next-Generation IT Help Desk is Achievable Today
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
The new enterprise IT help desk features bots, cloud monitoring, and consolidated views into problems, and it can be implemented today.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 9/14/2017
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Consumers Leave No Doubt: People over Chatbots
Cynthia Harvey, Contributor, NetworkComputing
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People complain that virtual agents are too impersonal and can't handle complex requests.
By Cynthia Harvey Contributor, NetworkComputing, 9/12/2017
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Design Expert: The Secrets to Better User Interfaces
John Edwards, Technology Journalist & Author
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Designer Scott Schaedle feels that user interfaces would look and function much better if developers simply followed a handful of good design practices.
By John Edwards Technology Journalist & Author, 9/11/2017
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Supercomputers Aim to Predict Hurricane Damage House by House
Patrick Thibodeau, Freelance Reporter
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A University of Texas supercomputer offers hope to help save lives when the next hurricane hits land.
By Patrick Thibodeau Freelance Reporter, 9/11/2017
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Rackspace, OpenStack and the Multiplicity of Clouds
Ben Kepes,
News
While some wish to view OpenStack as a failure, the open source initiative serves a purpose and is a fit for a growing number of organizations.
By Ben Kepes , 9/8/2017
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Hurricanes: Risk Analytics in a World of Uncertainty
Jen Underwood, Impact Analytix
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The already-devastating hurricane season highlights the need for predictive analytical models that account for exceptional events.
By Jen Underwood Impact Analytix, 9/7/2017
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