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Non-profit Safety Regulator uses Machine Learning to Improve Public Safety

In this machine learning use case, we take a look at Technical Safety BC, an independent, self-funded organization that oversees the safe installation and operation of technical systems and equipment across the province of British Columbia in Canada. The not-for-profit organization recently partnered with data science software maker Dataiku to introduce more sophisticated machine autonomy to their hazard identification process. The partnership enables Technical Safety BC to build machine learning and advanced analytics-based solutions faster and more accurately, allowing the company to better target areas of high risk.

Amazon Go – Deep Learning Conquers Retail

“At the Amazon Go store, the checkout process is completely automated. Every time you take a product from a shelf, one of hundreds of small cameras located in the ceiling recognizes the item and places it in your virtual shopping cart. If you change your mind, no problem, you’re still being watched and the system will remove it from your cart once you put it back on the shelf. The deep learning technology is able to recognize every item in the store without any special tags like RFID chips.”

insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning

The insideBIGDATA Special Report: Reinventing the Retail Industry through Machine and Deep Learning white paper explores how AI, machine learning and deep learning are transforming the retail industry in many positive directions including: inventory and supply chain management, analysis of customer buying patterns, analyzing traffic patterns, providing assortment planning, performing retail analytics at scale.
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Slidecast: Striim – Streaming Integration with Intelligence

Coming to you from our popular “Rich Report Podcast” channel, we offer a new slidecast with Steve Wilkes, Co-founder and CTO at Striim presenting: Striim – Streaming Integration with Intelligence. Striim recently announced the launch of version 3.8 of the Striim platform, with 47 new and enhanced capabilities.

How to Become a Big Data Analyst

Because of the inherent importance of data analysis in many industries, the job of big data analyst is one that should come with great appreciation and consideration of those looking to get into a similar field. In the infographic below from our friends over at MeriTalk, we’ll break down big data analysis as a career and show you why it’s already one of the big jobs to look out for now and in the coming years.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – January 2018

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for January 2018

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

Interview: Todd Wright, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Management at SAS

I recently caught up with Todd Wright, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Data Management at SAS, to discuss GDPR, the first update to the European privacy and protection laws in 23 years. According to Todd, GDPR is being taken very serious by regulators, to the point that they are considering data protection and privacy as a human rights issue. Data on minors, medical records, sexual orientation, race, age, and weight will be some of the top concerns, as they can all be considered areas that could form a bias towards an individual when processing data.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 2/5/2018

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 people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Top Skills Data Scientists Need To Learn in 2018

Data scientists are in high demand, taking the number 1 spot in Glassdoor’s Best Jobs in America list in 2016 and 2017, with 4,84 position available and boasting a median base salary of $110,000. According to Jim Webber, Chief Scientist at Neo4j, the following is a short-list of the most essential tech skills for data scientists to adopt this year.