Topic "Next-Gen Analytics Solutions"
There’s been some chatter lately about the significance of “dark data,” and accompanying “dark analytics.” This usually pertains to the information that either exists in normally unreachable places, such as someone’s spreadsheet, or is formed as a result of analytics and cross-evaluation of existing data sources. For example, video captures of customers’ facial reactions while... more
Try this: upload a recent photo of yourself to Google image search. I did that last week, and the result that came back was that I am a “person”. Which I guess is a compliment? I mean I wasn’t labeled a “lamp” or a “frog”. Image recognition is a hot topic now. It has practices... more
Last month, it was revealed that some students who thought they were communicating with their professor’s teaching assistant were actually talking with an artificial intelligence (AI) system. “Ahshok Goel, a professor at Georgia Institute of Technology has just revealed that he has been employing a robot as one of his teaching assistants. “Jill Watson” has... more
You betcha! In fact I heard it’s gonna be so big, that AWS had to rent a whole additional Vegas hotel to keep it all in! OK so I am only half kidding… For anybody following this space, the explosive growth of this conference, has been one of the biggest indicators of how massive AWS... more
Last week I had to change the date for an upcoming flight, so I called the airline. The digital assistant asked me; “Please say your confirmation code.” My confirmation code included the letter ‘S’. I had to repeat the code several times before I finally gave up. The machine just couldn’t figure out if I... more
My new favorite vlog to follow is that of Simone Giertz. She is a Swedish inventor, maker and a robotics enthusiast. She is your real life, modern and feminine version of Dr. Emmet Brown (from the movie Back to the Future). Even better, she builds artificial intelligence/robots to help her with the mundane daily tasks... more
Read: Ready for Artificial Intelligence? (Part 1) We, The People I’ll bet you can quote 10 different movies, where people have to fight for the fate of humanity against machines. My all-time favorite is 2001: A Space Odyssey, with HAL’s famous quote (maybe because it reminds me of how my mother would talk to me during... more
Part 1 – I, Robot Sometimes, when writing a word document, I would spell a word so wrong, that MS Office spell check would just give up on me. It would say to me, “Lady, I know all the words in the English dictionary, and I have no clue what you want to say.” I... more
It seems there is a new, hyperbolic vendor announcement about applying Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning (AI/ML) to data management daily. How do you separate fact from fiction?
Everyone wants their businesses to become data-driven enterprises. The potential rewards are to compelling to ignore – including improved visibility into customers, markets and operations, the ability to predict what’s coming, and new paths to innovation. However, as with all good things, there’s a risky side as well – namely, that business leaders may drink... more