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Infographic: AI – SciFi To Reality

AI has been making science fiction dreams into reality for decades. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite real-life manifestations of AI in fiction. When we were growing up, science fiction books, movies, and television shows explored what was possible using science, technology and intelligent computers. These dreams are becoming reality. Our friends over at Noodle.ai decided to have a little fun exploring some of our favorites with the infographic below.

Digital Transformation Projects Continue to be at Risk, Couchbase Research Finds

Despite rising optimism in digital transformation, the vast majority of organizations are still suffering failure, delays or scaled back expectations from digital transformation projects, research from Couchbase has found. In the survey of 450 heads of digital transformation in enterprises across the U.S., U.K., France and Germany, 73 percent of organizations have made “significant” or better improvements to the end-user experience in their organization through digital innovation. Twenty-two percent say they have transformed or completely “revolutionized” end-user experience, representing a marked increase over Couchbase’s 2017 survey (15 percent).

The Massive Risk of Lock-In: How Wall Street Future-Proofs their Move to the Public Cloud

In this contributed article, Matthew Baird, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of AtScale, highlights how few statements strike fear in an IT leader’s heart like “lock-in” because in most cases you’re not aware you’re locked in until you encounter a problem big enough that you are forced to reconsider your original decision. It’s at that point one of your architects drops the bomb: Changing that code/system/vendor is going to be a year-long multi-million-dollar project.

Data without Borders: How Synthesis Enables Ethical Sharing

In this special guest feature, Mike Capps, CEO of Diveplane, discusses why organizations should consider synthesizing their data, what that process entails, what the benefits and use cases of synthesized data are and why he believes synthesized data is the key to not only a successful data/AI project, but also to a successful data-driven future.

Composable Multi-Threaded Parallelism in Julia

JuliaCon 2019, held July 22-26, 2019 at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, was the biggest and best JuliaCon to date. The JuliaCon session below, “Composable Multi-Threaded Parallelism in Julia,” was presented by Jeff Bezanson and Jameson Nash (Julia Computing). The talk discusses the release of a preview of an entirely new threading interface for Julia programs: general task parallelism.

Big Data Platforms and AI Tools for Your Small Business

In this contributed article, Sheza Gary, a technical director at Algoworks, discusses how small businesses can start to seamlessly incorporate AI and big data to help reduce business overheads and increase profitability. Implementing big data and AI platforms doesn’t need to involve hiring teams of data scientists or analysts. At this point in 2019, small businesses have a wealth of out-of-the-box solutions available to them, covering a variety of use cases.

AI for Sales: Friend, Not Foe

In this contributed article, Haggai Levi, co-founder and CEO of SetSail, believes that for sales teams navigating in today’s era of ongoing technological disruption and digital transformation, to be truly successful requires a combination of machine and human intelligence.

How Big Data Is Changing the Job Market

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter explains how big data has had a significant impact on the way candidates look for jobs, as well as on how employers make hiring decisions. Also provided are some of the ways in which big data has changed the job market.

Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language in M&A: When Context Matters

In this contributed article, Ned Gannon, President of DFIN’s eBrevia subsidiary, explores how AI is proving invaluable in the legal world of mergers and acquisitions, especially in contract analysis. For large deals, the amount of time required to review decades worth of legal documentation to find an anomaly or problematic contractual provision is daunting, and something AI solutions are much better suited for.

Actian Survey of IT Decision Makers Reveals Top Data Management Challenges and Industry Shift to Hybrid Data

Actian, the hybrid data management, analytics and integration company, announced the results of an IT Decision Maker (ITDM) survey. The “Actian Datacast 2019: Hybrid Data Trends Snapshot” polled over 300 IT professionals with key decision-making power in a company of at least 250 employees and asked them what their critical data management pains are.