AI & Machine Learning News. 23, December 2019

The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Newsletter by CloudQuant

The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning News clippings for Quants are provided algorithmically with CloudQuant’s NLP engine which seeks out articles relevant to our community and ranks them by our proprietary interest score. After all, shouldn’t you expect to see the news generated using AI?


HSBC GAM appoints head of data science

HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Ban Zheng as Head of Data Science within its Multi-Asset Research and Development team.

Based in Paris, Zheng will be responsible for the development of quantitative strategies and the application of data science for portfolio management, with a focus on Multi-Asset Style Factors strategies. He will report to Guillaume Rabault, CIO at HSBC Global Asset Management France.

Zheng joins from Lyxor Asset Management where he was Se…
2019-12-20 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 7.0211, Raw Interest Score: 3.7568,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0683, Negative Sentiment 0.0683

CloudQuant Thoughts: More and more asset managers are adding heads of data science. Not surprised in any way because we firmly believe that the fund managers will find alpha, investment opportunities, in data including Fundamental Data, Market Data, and Alternative Data.

What’s Ahead in Data for 2020—And the Coming Decade

We stand at the start of a new year and on the precipice of a new decade—the 2020s. For data managers, these will likely be the “Roaring ’20s” with data at the heart of every key business initiative, accented by a growing sophistication in technologies and methodologies focused on increasing the intelligence of the enterprise.

To provide insight on emerging trends for data-driven enterprises, DBTA reached out to industry leaders for their perspe…
2020-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 5.1348, Raw Interest Score: 2.3518,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1611, Negative Sentiment 0.0644

CloudQuant Thoughts: We like the idea that the 20’s will be the Roaring Data 20s.

Ten Predictions for AI and Machine Learning in 2020

In 2019 artificial intelligence and machine learning continued its upward trajectory in the market, promising to change the future as we know it. To help support data management processes and decision making, artificial and augmented intelligence is being infused into products and services.

Machine learning sits in the center of all AI conversations, as combining machine learning with AI and cognitive technologies can make it …
2019-12-20 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.8793, Raw Interest Score: 2.1841,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3380, Negative Sentiment 0.2340

Dotscience Gains Momentum in the MLOps Ecosystem

s release, “Delivering on its vision that ML engineering should be just as easy, fast and safe as modern software engineering when using DevOps techniques, Dotscience, the market leader in DevOps for Machine Learning (MLOps), today announced new partnerships with GitLab and Grafana Labs; deep integrations to include Scikit-learn, H2O.ai and TensorFlow; expanded multi-cloud support with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure; and a joint collaboration with global enterprises to develop an industry benchmark for helping enterprises get maximum ROI out of their AI initiatives. ‘MLOps is poised to dominate…
2019-12-20 08:10:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.6734, Raw Interest Score: 2.0857,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2818, Negative Sentiment 0.2255

We need laws about AI, not self-regulation

“Laws that apply in the real world should apply in the digital world, and we need to enforce laws more rigorously to make that happen,” said Edward Santow, the Human Rights Commissioner. “An ethics framework can help to make good choices, but is different to the law which sets baselines for proper conduct.”

People affected by decisions influenced by AI “should be able to understand the basis of the decision and be able to challenge decisions tha…
2019-12-16 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.5837, Raw Interest Score: 1.9331,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1239, Negative Sentiment 0.2726

ACS Launches Artificial Intelligence Hub in Docklands

ACS, the peak body for Australia’s technology professionals, has launched a new artificial intelligence hub from its Docklands, Melbourne premises.

“AI is not yet, and unlikely to be for some time, a push button technology. Our intent in creating this Artificial Intelligence Hub is to focus on building capacity and capability of Australians in the AI space,” said Yohan Ramasundara, President of ACS.

“We will achieve this by positioning the AI H…
2019-12-18 11:02:29+11:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.2834, Raw Interest Score: 1.9618,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2121, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

US Patent and Trademark Office Seeking Comment on Impact of AI on Creative Works

By AI Trends Staff

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is getting more involved in AI. One effort is an AI project that aims to speed patent examinations. The office receives approximately 2,500 patent applications per day.

The project took some nine months to develop and makes a “really compelling case” for the use of AI, stated Tom Beach, Chief Data Strategist and Portfolio Manager at USPTO, in an account in MeriTalk. Beach was speakin…
2019-12-19 22:30:13+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.1477, Raw Interest Score: 1.2566,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1457, Negative Sentiment 0.1275

EC expert group issues call to action on fintech regulation

ch by adapting the rule book and legal frameworks to encourage innovation and dampen emerging risks.

The need to respond to new and changed risks caused by the use of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Distributed Ledger Technology;

The need to remove fragmentation across the EU and ensure a level playing field between different participants in the financial services sector as they leverage new technologies;

The necessity to reconcile data protection with the opportunities offered by fintech;

The need to consider the potential impacts of fintech on consumers, from the perspective of…
2019-12-18 00:01:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.1371, Raw Interest Score: 1.5050,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2926, Negative Sentiment 0.2508

AI Bouncing Off the Walls as Growing Models Max Out Hardware

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor

Has AI hit the wall? Recent evidence suggests it might be the case.

At the recent NeurIPS event in Vancouver, software engineer Blaise Aguera y Arcas, the head of AI for Google, recognized the progress in the use of deep learning techniques to get smartphones to recognize faces and voices. And he called attention to limitations of deep learning.

“We’re kind of like the dog who caught the car,” Aguera y Arca…
2019-12-19 22:30:45+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.1079, Raw Interest Score: 2.0547,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2438, Negative Sentiment 0.1393

AI And Data: A Pain Or Gain? Here’s What The Future Looks Like

Yes, it’s AI again! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is always in the limelight from the last couple of years. Mostly it is considered as a blessing to the IT world. However, many experts have shown their doubtfulness too. No, you just can’t say “Ok Boomer” here! Of course, they have greater reasons i.e. a threat to data security. So, AI is on whose side? Is it really a threat? Will data be compromised in making a future with AI? Or it is a pure bles…
2019-12-19 19:39:35+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.0919, Raw Interest Score: 1.5080,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2582, Negative Sentiment 0.5474

Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2020

From AI and machine learning, to data discovery and real-time analytics, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting your organization’s data-driven goals. Greater speed, flexibility and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities. Many new technologies and approaches have come to the forefront of data architecture discussions. Join us for a special ro…
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Weighted Interest Score: 4.0449, Raw Interest Score: 2.2523,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2252, Negative Sentiment 0.1126

AI adoption flounders in CRM

Despite being touted as the future of customer relationship software, a recent study by Freshworks – a customer engagement company – revealed that only 12 percent of CRM users actually utilise an artificial intelligence (AI) tool.

The study also found that 97 percent of CRM users think AI is too expensive, with 89 percent suggesting it lacks utility.

“Research reveals hype around AI is falling on deaf ears because it fails to provide real value…
2019-12-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.0273, Raw Interest Score: 2.1127,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1921, Negative Sentiment 0.3201

CloudQuant Thoughts: Yeah right; Don’t believe it. Those who need to work more efficiently use AI. We use AI to feed our CRM. I am sure others are doing the same thing. When you look at the CRMs think about how many people use services that require API access. The CRM becomes the glue that links data together. That linkage created in the CRM becomes the raw material for AI across the enterprise.

FinTech: finance in the era of big data and analytics

Since the beginning of the century, the proliferation of information technology has upended industry after industry, either completely remaking them for the 21st century or destroying them irreparably. The exponential improvements in price-performance experienced by information technology are carried over into the sectors that welcomed this change instead of resisting and being killed as a result.

The finance industry has certainly not been immu…
2019-12-19 13:07:09+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.9552, Raw Interest Score: 1.6636,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3225, Negative Sentiment 0.1698

What Happened When I Tried Market Prediction With ML

s of time series data, coupled with the possibility of retiring young has the irresistible pull of finding an old treasure map in your grandfather’s attic. How can you NOT think about it? Can you use machine learning to predict the market?

I had to at least try. Here’s what I did, and what I learned.

There are plenty of small scales tutorials on the web that are a great place to start. They show you how to pull down the history of a stock, perhaps calculate a few indicators, and feed it to a regression algorithm and try to predict the next day’s value. Alternatively, they use a classifier to predict whether…
2019-12-19 02:50:34+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.9261, Raw Interest Score: 1.8678,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2149, Negative Sentiment 0.0992

CloudQuant Thoughts: Proof that ML and Data Analysis is tough work. Don’t expect your first trading project to yield like a hidden gold mine.

Dotscience Forms Partnerships to Strengthen Machine Learning

Dotscience, a provider of DevOps for Machine Learning (MLOps) solutions, is forming partnerships with GitLab and Grafana Labs, along with strengthening integrations with several platforms and cloud providers.

The company is deepening integrations to include Scikit-learn, H2O.ai and TensorFlow; expanding multi-cloud support with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure; and a entering a joint collaboration with global enterprises to develop an …
2019-12-18 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.9239, Raw Interest Score: 2.0607,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3499, Negative Sentiment 0.0389

How AI Strengthens Enterprise Data and Analytics Programs

There’s no doubt that AI has taken center stage in the enterprise data and analytics world, as evidenced by the mass quantities of related headlines, conferences, and vendor marketing. But hype aside, business executives are now discovering how to leverage AI for improved decision making with augmented or assistive intelligence solutions or the competitive advantages in new products and services. AI is proving its viability in the real world, inc…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.7463, Raw Interest Score: 1.7727,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3962, Negative Sentiment 0.1043

Quant funds look to AI to master correlations

a complicated business.

Investors pore over asset correlations for clues as to how the behaviour of one security is likely to affect the behaviour of another. Now, buy-siders are seeking to harness artificial intelligence to control the sorts of changes in asset relationships that can unbalance portfolios, water down diversification – and, ultimately, crimp returns.

The work involves reappraising how securities should be grouped…
2019-12-23 04:30:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.6000, Raw Interest Score: 2.0040,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.2004

Man vs. Machine: Why AI is Not a Threat to Human Jobs

Click to learn more about author Thomas Ash.

A lot of the concern about artificial intelligence in the workplace appears to be based on what people have seen in cartoons, read in novels, or watched in sci-fi movies, where the world is portrayed as being overtaken by robots. Now that AI-based systems and applications are gaining ground, people are getting nervous about the role of machines. Will they take over our jobs?

While this seems like a p…
2019-12-23 08:30:26+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.4364, Raw Interest Score: 1.4903,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3603, Negative Sentiment 0.3439

Yann LeCun: AR glasses will be the killer app of energy-efficient machine learning

Facebook AI Research chief AI scientist Yann LeCun believes augmented reality glasses are an ideal challenge for machine learning (ML) practitioners — a “killer app” — because they involve a confluence of unsolved problems.

Perfect AR glasses will require the combination of conversational AI, computer vision, and other complex systems capable of operating with a form factor as small as a pair of spectacles. Low-power AI will be necessary to ensure reasonable battery life so users can wear and use the glasses for long perio…
2019-12-17 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.4336, Raw Interest Score: 1.6989,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2718, Negative Sentiment 0.1699

Unravel Data is Chosen to Join the AWS Partner Network

Unravel Data, a data operations platform providing full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is joining the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) Global Startup Program.

“Unravel is proud to be part of the APN and the newly launched APN Global Startup Program,” said Kunal Agarwal, CEO of Unravel Data. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies simplify their cloud data operations by leveraging the agility, breadth of servi…
2019-12-18 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.4160, Raw Interest Score: 1.9431,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3598, Negative Sentiment 0.1080

Setting Management Expectations in Machine Learning

en you will have to present and justify your work to management and answer their questions. After all, they’re likely paying you a hefty salary.

Unfortunately, most decision-makers don’t come from a data science background and their expectations and vision may differ from yours. Management tends to want to see the “latest and greatest” advancements in machine learning (ML) implemented in your products, regardless of its applicability to the desired business outcome. As a data scientist or analyst, it’s your responsibility to set expectations with management as to what’s possible and the best way to achie…
2019-12-23 08:35:37+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.3378, Raw Interest Score: 1.7833,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2548, Negative Sentiment 0.2847

Uber Creates A Learning Algorithm Which Generates Training Data For Other AI Models

Uber’s centre for advanced artificial intelligence research and platforms powers applications in computer vision, natural language processing, deep learning, advanced optimization methods, and intelligent location and sensor processing across the company. The organisation has been doing a lot of researches under these areas for quite a time now.

For instance, improving location accuracy with sensing and perception, leveraging computer vision to …
2019-12-23 10:30:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.2273, Raw Interest Score: 1.8422,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2126, Negative Sentiment 0.0236

7 Economic Questions, Answered by BofA Analysts

Photo: Shutterstock/y MNBB Studio

As 2020 approaches, the U.S. is experiencing the longest period of economic expansion ever recorded, but investors are apprehensive about trade, geopolitics and low growth, both at home and overseas. Meanwhile, significant technological and demographic shifts could portend a wave of changes for the global economy.

Strategists and analysts at Bank of America’s chief investment office are optimistic about the opp…
2019-12-20 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.1547, Raw Interest Score: 1.5217,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2149, Negative Sentiment 0.2063

MJ or LeBron — Who’s the G.O.A.T.? Machine Learning and AI Might Give Us an Answer

Our country is deeply divided into two camps.

From coast to coast, people are eager to know the answer to one simple question: Who will come out on top — Michael Jordan or LeBron James?

It might seem like a moot point. NBA legend Michael Jordan is now well into retirement while LeBron James is still able to continue building his case with the Los Angeles Lakers. Thanks to the laws of time and space, there’s no way to accurately compare their ta…
2019-12-17 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.1269, Raw Interest Score: 1.4519,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2618, Negative Sentiment 0.0952

If You Invested $10,000 in NVIDIA’s IPO, This Is How Much You’d Have Now

Many of us were not fortunate enough to buy shares of today’s high-growth tech stocks like NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) at the initial public offering (IPO) price. But for a few reasons, it’s a helpful exercise to look at how much money you would have made if you did get in at the beginning.

To start, it reinforces the power of compound returns on a relatively small investment. Along with that, it highlights the importance of patience. There may be some…
2019-12-22 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.1089, Raw Interest Score: 1.8579,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1411, Negative Sentiment 0.1176

As consumers find value in AI, now is the time to invest further

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Artificial intelligence has reached a point in its advancement where the masses have an understanding of its capabilities. In fact, consumers already see the near future where AI simplifies specific tasks of their everyday lives such as booking travel, educating them, preparing their taxes, and driving their cars. It’s no surprise that the AI market projection is estimated to be nearly $70 billion by 2020.

While AI usa…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.0288, Raw Interest Score: 1.1137,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2620, Negative Sentiment 0.1146

Top 6 Smartphones That Flaunted AI In 2019

2019 has been a very busy year for smartphone makers. They left no stone unturned in their attempt to market AI as their USP. The extent to which AI is being used in devices is still dubious. However, computational photography is one aspect that has changed dramatically since the advent of advanced AI.

With all chip vendors and phone makers like Apple and Samsung, optimising the hardware to suit the ever-growing needs and aesthetics on mobiles…
2019-12-23 11:32:39+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.0246, Raw Interest Score: 1.5500,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2875, Negative Sentiment 0.0500

Microsoft’s M12 backs AI-powered contract management startup Evisort in $15M round

Microsoft is getting behind Evisort, a startup that makes artificial intelligence software to automate processing and tracking of corporate contracts.

Microsoft’s investment arm M12 co-led a $15 million Series A round for the San Mateo, Calif. startup, along with Palo Alto-based venture capital firm Vertex Ventures US. M12 invests in startups that make products for other businesses using technologies in Microsoft’s wheelhouse, such as cloud computing and AI. M12 has offices i…
2019-12-19 15:00:21+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.0233, Raw Interest Score: 2.0361,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.1163

Boomi Announces Intent to Acquire Unifi Software

A recent press release states, “Boomi™, a Dell Technologies™ business, announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement under which Boomi will acquire Unifi Software. The acquisition expands Boomi’s industry leading integration and data management platform to accelerate successful, data-driven insights for customers. Unifi Software provides market-leading intelligent data discovery, catalog, and preparation offerings built on a cloud te…
2019-12-23 08:10:31+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.9967, Raw Interest Score: 2.0860,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2608, Negative Sentiment 0.3259

The Forbes Investigation: Inside the Secret Bank Behind the Fintech Boom

By Antoine Gara, Nathan Vardi and Jeff Kauflin

If you want a glimpse of the future of banking, don’t look to Silicon Valley or Manhattan’s financial district. Instead, drive across the George Washington Bridge to Fort Lee, New Jersey. If you glance left as you come over the traffic-clogged expanse and make your way onto Interstate 95, you’ll see a red granite office building. On its 14th floor, overlooking America’s busiest toll plaza, is the he…
2019-12-17 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.9449, Raw Interest Score: 1.3339,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1213, Negative Sentiment 0.3503

2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part One

At the beginning of the year, we set out 10 big data trends to watch in 2019. We correctly called some of what unfolded, including a renewed focus on data management and continued rise of Kubernetes (that wasn’t hard to see). But a lot of stuff transpired in our little neck of the big data woods that was completely unpredictable. As they say in football, that’s why we play the game.

Here are some of the most important stories we’ve covered in Data…
2019-12-18 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.9349, Raw Interest Score: 1.6296,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2437, Negative Sentiment 0.1371

U.S. government study finds racial bias in facial recognition systems

(Reuters) — Many facial recognition systems misidentify people of color more often than white people, according to a U.S. government study released on Thursday that is likely to increase skepticism of technology widely used by law enforcement agencies.

The study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that when conducting a particular type of database search known as “one-to-one” matching, many facial recognition algor…
2019-12-20 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.7834, Raw Interest Score: 1.1741,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0335, Negative Sentiment 0.2684

Emergency-Only AI and Autonomous Cars

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider

I had just fallen asleep in my hotel room when the fire alarm rang out.

It was a few minutes past 2 a.m. and the hotel was relatively full and mainly had been quiet at this hour as most of the hotel guests had earlier retired for the evening. The sharp twang of the fire alarm pierced throughout the hallways and walls of the hotel. I could hear the sounds of people moving around in their hotel rooms as they …
2019-12-17 12:38:12+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.6274, Raw Interest Score: 0.8171,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0911, Negative Sentiment 0.1849

Semantic Web and Semantic Technology Trends in 2020

One way or another, it’s all about graphs. And machine learning. And AI. And what their connections to each other are.

Welcome to the world of semantic technology in 2020. The year ahead largely picks up the pace on what industry experts predicted would happen in 2019. Graph technologies have finally become mainstream, says Andreas Blumauer, founder and CEO, Semantic Web Company and director of PoolParty Software. “This can be seen above all in the fact that…
2019-12-17 08:35:57+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.6090, Raw Interest Score: 1.6084,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2056, Negative Sentiment 0.0726

Finland is making its online AI crash course free to the world

Last year, Finland launched a free online crash course in artificial intelligence with the aim of educating its citizens about the new technology. Now, as a Christmas present to the world, the European nation is making the six week program available for anyone to take.

Strictly speaking, it’s a present for the European Union. Finland is relinquishing the EU’s rotating presidency at the end of the year, and decided to translate its course into every EU language as a gift to ci…
2019-12-18 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5867, Raw Interest Score: 1.0588,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1765, Negative Sentiment 0.0588

Python: Top Programming Language of 2019?

It’s difficult to name a particular programming language as “top” or “best.” After all, different programming languages have different uses. But as we close out 2019, it’s hard to deny that Python, despite its relative age and ubiquity, has a lot of momentum behind it… with nothing to slow it down.

We base this bold statement on a number of datasets. For example, GitHub’s State of the Octoverse 2019, a comprehensive view of everything happening …
2019-12-16 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5782, Raw Interest Score: 1.6173,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2753, Negative Sentiment 0.2065

Expanding Your Data Science and Machine Learning Capabilities

Expanding Your Data Science

and Machine Learning Capabilities

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting dat…
2020-06-11 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5744, Raw Interest Score: 1.7004,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2429, Negative Sentiment 0.0810

Modern Data Warehousing: Enterprise Must-Haves

Modern Data Warehousing:

Enterprise Must-Haves

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2020 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve – both architecturally and technologically – to deliver the agility, scalability and flexibility that business need to thrive in today’s data-driven economy. Alongside new architectural approaches, a variety of technologies have emerge…
2020-11-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5448, Raw Interest Score: 1.6053,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0944, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Deloitte’s global tech chief on why 2020 will be the year of the CFO-CTO relationship

Sweeping tech overhauls don’t come cheap and require new strategies for funding. It’s one reason why companies are moving away from allocated capital investments, where money is provided for specific projects.

Instead, Bill Briggs, Deloitte’s global chief technology officer, said organizations should pursue models that allow project leads to work independently without continually having to ask the C-suite for additional funding.

Such an approac…
2019-12-20 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5387, Raw Interest Score: 1.4821,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2550, Negative Sentiment 0.0797

Unlocking the Power of DataOps

DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET

A new methodology is on the rise at insights-hungry enterprises looking to bring improved quality and reduced cycle times to data analytics. Borrowing from Agile Development, DevOps and statistical process control, DataOps is poised to revolutionize data analytics with its eye on the entire data lifecycle, from data preparation, to reporting. However, improving the flow of data between managers and consumers within an organization through greater communication, integration and automation is no simple task, and it requires cultural ch…
2020-05-07 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5234, Raw Interest Score: 1.4953,
Positive Sentiment: 0.6542, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

AI has a privacy problem, but these techniques could fix it

Artificial intelligence promises to transform — and indeed, has already transformed — entire industries, from civic planning and health care to cybersecurity. But privacy remains an unsolved challenge in the industry, particularly where compliance and regulation are concerned.

Recent controversies put the problem into sharp relief. The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, a division of the U.K.’s National Health Ser…
2019-12-21 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5005, Raw Interest Score: 1.4181,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1786, Negative Sentiment 0.2153

Metadata Management Drives the Future of Data Management

Metadata Management makes a huge difference in finding critical data and helps enterprises not get lost within millions (or billions) of records. Metadata provides context about data, describing the information inside a data set, like a candy wrapper detailing the ingredients of the sweet stuff it encloses. This kind of data about data drives a search engine like Google to list results more precisely – or drives a person with a title and author, …
2019-12-19 08:35:26+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.4793, Raw Interest Score: 1.5096,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1317, Negative Sentiment 0.2128

The Future of the Pharma Supply Chain

The pharmaceutical industry is a $1.2 billion industry that many Americans depend on, making the safety and operations of the pharma supply chain a top priority. TraceLink Senior Vice President of Engineering John Hogan shares his insights on what we can expect to see in 2020 as the pharma supply chain industry continues to expand its digital transformation.

Digitally Uniting Operations

The pharmaceutical supply chain has started to shift away …
2019-12-22 02:36:05+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.4632, Raw Interest Score: 1.6613,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3751, Negative Sentiment 0.1340

Webinar – The SME Open Banking Revolution

The SME space is ripe for disruption in terms of open banking services. Arguably more complex to serve, yet with the potential to yield great benefits for all concerned, the time has come for banks to step up and address the issues that their business clients grapple with, and serve them better.

Open banking is about greater competition and improved accessibility for all concerned, including lending product variation and availability for small a…
2019-12-16 15:58:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.4621, Raw Interest Score: 1.2796,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3791, Negative Sentiment 0.2844

Microsoft and KKBOX Group launch global strategic partnership

Microsoft and KKBOX Group launch global strategic partnership

TAIPEI — December 20, 2019 — Microsoft Taiwan and Asia’s leading media technology company, KKBOX Group, jointly announced today the launch of a global strategic partnership that will migrate the group’s subsidiary KKBOX’s music streaming services to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. Additionally, KKBOX Group subsidiary KKStream has joined Microsoft’s global partner network to releas…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.4183, Raw Interest Score: 1.1751,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3672, Negative Sentiment 0.0147

Low-Code Machine Learning: Good for Workers, Bad for Companies?

Microsoft’s new tool, part of its Azure cloud platform, wants to make machine learning (ML) a drag-and-drop proposition.

In theory, this is a good thing for employees who aren’t mathematically inclined, or who have no background in programming or machine learning; while every organization would like its teams to become machine-learning experts, that’s simply not feasible. Microsoft’s platform allows employees to select a dataset, select a value to predict, and let the algorithms d…
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2019: A Big Data Year in Review – Part Two

In part one of this series, we covered some of the biggest news events of the year to cross Datanami’s pages. We pick up where we left off and bring you up to date with the year’s biggest stories through the end of 2019.

Hadoop’s troubles came to a head in the spring, when MapR Technologies warned that it may have to shut down operations as a result of slow sales and Cloudera’s CEO resigned following poor first-quarter results. MapR would go on …
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Banking industry must think ‘out of the box’ to solve the data science skills gap

owever, is that we often ascribe them miraculous powers that are beyond their actual capabilities while ignoring the fact that far greater powers reside in a much humbler vessel – the human cranium.

Data analytics provides a great example of this disconnect. Every organisation knows that it needs to unleash the power of the information that it holds, while simultaneously being painfully aware that there is currently a worldwide shortage of data scientists. (A LinkedIn Workforce Report for the US earlier this year identified 151,000 data scientist jobs going unfilled in that region alone.) Instead of incurr…
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Data Management Best Practices for Machine Learning

Data Management Best Practices

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Machine learning is on the rise at businesses hungry for greater automation and intelligence with use cases spreading across industries. A recent study fielded amongst the subscribers of Database Trends and Applications found that 48% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% cons…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3850, Raw Interest Score: 1.8900,
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From Bricks and Mortar to Big Data; Securing Commercial Real Estate in the Age of GDPR

If you are, like many other real estate professionals or landlords, considering using Proptech platforms which collect data, then this article is for you. In a business which is inherently focused on the physical world, cyber security may be a daunting concept. However, in the age of advanced analytics and GDPR, it’s increasingly important to ensure that commercial real estate businesses understand their obligations.

Whilst the commercial real e…
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