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

2018 Executive Round Up: The Rise of AI and Machine Learning

Welcome to our 2018 insideBIGDATA Executive Round Up, a quarterly feature showcasing the insights of thought leaders on the state of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning, and where these trending technologies are headed. Weighing in with their thought-leadership predictions are some of the industry’s biggest players. We’re honored to pass along these comments to our valued audience.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/30/2018

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 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.

Best of insideBIGDATA Technology Guides

Over the years since I became Managing Editor for insideBIGDATA, we’ve had some amazing partner firms contract with us to write custom technology guides, white papers, and advertorials. In many cases, I authored the materials myself and had a great time working on the project and getting to know the client subject matter experts. These resources consistently rank high every month in our vast library of content. In this article I wanted to provide an easy access list of the top 10 white papers of all time. The themes cut across the most popular in the big data industry. Enjoy!

Apache Cassandra Turns 10

As Apache Cassandra (C*) celebrates its 10th anniversary, we wanted to observe this special time with the infographic below provided by our friends over at DataStax, industry experts on the open source project. You’ll see many insights on how C* has grown over the last ten years, including the history of the open source project from its origin after being open sourced by Facebook – to the creation of Cassandra as an Apache Software Foundation project and the exciting growth of the community – and DataStax’s significant contribution to this growth.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/16/2018

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 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.

Big Data Day LA 2018

Get ready for the local big data event of the year! The 2018 edition of Big Data Day LA is taking place on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at the University of Southern California. This full-day conference is a great way to immerse yourself in everything data with sessions tracks on diverse topics: Data, AI/ML/Data Science, Emerging Tech, Infrastructure and Security, and Visualizations/UI/Use Cases.

Data Science at Microsoft – Interviews with Practitioners

In this technical brief I wanted to pass along some great resources in support how data scientists approach their profession and illustrate the kind of background a typical data scientist might have to become successful. insideBIGDATA previously featured four compelling podcast interviews with Microsoft data scientists.

Interview: Bill Waid, VP and General Manager, FICO Decision Management Suite

I recently caught up with Bill Waid, VP and General Manager of FICO Decision Management Suite to discuss FICO’s long and deep history with AI and machine learning in the solution of business problems, most notably fraud detection. Bill also outlines the evolution of the company’s use of this technology with its cloud enabled platform that combines analytics, decisions, and optimization into a Decision Management Suite (DMS).