Monthly Archives: January 2020

Front Cover of a Book Entirely Created by Artificial Intelligence

The newly released book “The A.I. Age” represents a historic moment and new
landmark in the story of AI with its February 2020 publication. The front cover of the book has been entirely created by Artificial Intelligence (AI) by selecting the winning cover design and overlaying the text.

Drive secure volumes of data at scale with IBM Cloud Pak for Data and Figure Eight

Cloud Pak for Data, IBM’s leading data and AI platform, partners with Figure Eight to help companies address this growing sensitivity around data and make sure that security lies at the heart of any data-driven AI strategy.

Interview: Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup

I recently caught up with Beerud Sheth, CEO of Gupshup, to discuss the state-of-the-art for conversational AI and chatbot technology. He also gives us an idea for future areas of evolution for AI chatbots.

Heather Gardner shines a light on analytics and the energy industry

The latest edition for the Analytics Hero blog series

Report Reveals Business-Critical Cloud Adoption for Analytics and AI on the Rise, Yet Challenges Remain

Trifacta, a leader in data preparation and data wrangling, released its “Obstacles to AI & Analytics Adoption in the Cloud” report, which reveals inefficiencies that are hindering analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) adoption in the cloud. The research, which surveyed 646 data professionals across different industries and titles, examines how organizations are handling the increased move of data to the cloud, the obstacles facing data cleaning and analytics and the time constraints endured when preparing data for analytics, AI and machine learning (ML) initiatives.

Making the Numbers Add Up: Closing the Skills and Diversity Gap in Data Science

In this special guest feature, Natalie Cramp, CEO of Profusion, looks at what businesses can actually do to solve the skills and diversity gap outside of just paying lip service, and how to get schools on board. Natalie fully understands the importance of filling the skills gap as quickly and efficiently as possible, as without data experts a data consultancy cannot exist.

Interview: Steve Yurko, CEO of APEX Analytix

I recently caught up with Steve Yurko, CEO of APEX Analytix to discuss his views on the big data technology landscape in 2020. in order to become true big data winners, companies need to prioritize quality data as the foundation of predictive analytics that ultimately answer real business questions.

Managing financial services model risk in an age of big data and AI

Any financial services firm using AI must revisit its approach to model risk management. The reason is that AI models are evolving faster than the rules-based models that were standard previously. If AI models perform inadequately, major operational losses can grow quickly. Watson OpenScale helps organizations validate and monitor AI models to enhance compliance with regulations, provide fair and explainable outcomes, and mitigate business risk. To date, Watson OpenScale has focused on AI models in production. Now, its upcoming model risk management capabilities address the challenges that financial services firms need to solve.

Build a complete data pipeline with IBM Cloud Pak for Data and Datameer

To enable companies to get the most out of their machine learning, Cloud Pak for Data, IBM’s leading data and AI platform, partners with Datameer to build an end-to-end pipeline that collects, organizes, and analyzes data and helps infuse AI throughout the business.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 1/27/2020

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as M&A activity, people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, customer wins, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.