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IBM Unleashes the Power of Machine Learning with Watson-enabled Data Platform

IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced IBM Watson Data Platform to help companies gain more valuable insights from data. The platform delivers the world’s fastest data ingestion engine and cognitive-powered decision-making to data professionals, allowing them to collaborate in the IBM Cloud, with the services they prefer. IBM is also making IBM Watson Machine Learning Service available – making machine learning simple with an intuitive, self-service interface.

The Math Behind Basketball’s Wildest Moves

If basketball is of more interest to you than business intelligence, you’ll like this TED talk by Rajiv Maheswaran. If you want pithy examples of what algorithms and machine learning are, you’ll like Maheswaran’s talk even more. Algorithms are necessary to the functioning of any BI software, and machine learning has been called “the new BI.” Googling those terms is useful, but a little dull.

Pikazo: Deep Neural Network Art on Intel Architecture

In this video from the Intel HPC Developer Conference, Noah Rosenberg and Karl Stiefvater from Pikazo describe the company’s innovative Pikazo App for smartphones. “Pikazo was developed in 2015 using neural style transfer algorithms. It is a collaboration between human, machine, and our concept of art. It is a universal art machine that paints any image in the style of any other, producing sometimes-beautiful, sometimes-disturbing, always-surprising artworks. Pikazo allows novice artists to create impressive imagery via a technique known as neural style transfer.”

How to Use Isolation Forests for Anomaly Detection

In this contributed article, Alejandro Correa Bahnsen, Data Scientist at Easy Solutions examines one of the newest techniques to detect anomalies – Isolation Forests. “The method of using Isolation Forests for anomaly detection in the online fraud prevention field is still restively new. It’s no secret that detecting fraud, phishing and malware has become more challenging as cybercriminals become more sophisticated. We should be using the most advanced tools and methods to prevent current and future fraud.”

EDITED Uses Machine Learning to Help Retailers Conquer The Billion-Dollar Activewear Market

EDITED, the source of real-time data for brands and retailers, has launched the first software feature to help companies capitalize on the billion dollar activewear market.

Reader Survey: Are AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning in Your Future?

Please participate in our new audience survey on AI/machine learning/deep learning and give us your opinions about whether your company has any plans to become an AI Enterprise?

Splunk Empowers IT, Security and Business Teams with Better Data Decisions from Machine Learning

Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, announced new versions of Splunk® Enterprise, Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI), Splunk Enterprise Security (ES) and Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA).

Field Report: O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence Conference

In this field report, contributor Howard Goldowsky provides a compelling play-by-play review of the recent O’Reilly AI Conference in NYC September 26-27. Fascinating reading for all data scientists!

UCHealth Improves Surgeons’ Utilization of Operating Rooms with Machine Learning Technology

UCHealth announced its inpatient operating room (OR) utilization at University of Colorado Hospital has seen a 16 percent increase for the blocks exchanged through mobile block swaps, in just three months with the launch of smart block scheduling based on predictive analytics.

AI is Crushing It, But Why Now?

This is the year of artificial intelligence, when the technology came into its own for mainstream businesses. Please give us your opinion about whether your company has any plans to become an AI Enterprise?