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The Evolution of Digital Banking Post COVID-19

In this contributed article, Karen Krivaa, VP of Marketing at GigaSpaces Technologies, discusses how Open Banking will become more of a necessity now and the need for efficient data architecture to help drive the adoption. In the current COVID-19 climate, this notion brings the Digital Banking (with need for Open Banking) idea back into the limelight.

Book Review: The Art of Statistics – How to Learn from Data by David Spiegelhalter

This recent title, “The Art of Statistics – How to Learn from Data,” by University of Cambridge statistician David Spiegalhalter, is an important book on a number of fronts. I particularly appreciated the topics covered in the book that touch on important parts of the Data Science Process: data visualization, linear regression, logarithmic scales, Pierson correlation coefficient, data distributions, logistic regression, ROC curves, classification trees, over-fitting, bootstrap, probability theory, probability distributions, Bayes theory, and much more. I think new data scientists should engage a gentle introduction of these topics before diving into mathematical theory and code.

Special Report: The State of AI and Machine Learning

Appen Limited, a leading provider of high-quality training data for organizations that build effective AI systems at scale, released its annual State of AI Report for 2020. The report highlights increasing C-suite involvement and investment in enterprise AI projects as well as data being a key challenge as AI models get more frequent updates in production. The report also reveals the recent acceleration of AI strategies in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not Just Another Trend: The Postmodern Cloud Computing Imperative

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses a variety of interrelated topics: cloud computing, data orchestration, data integration, and data governance. The cloud’s worth to the modern enterprise is remarkably simple, yet undeniable: it enables them to do more with less. It empowers them to scale better, store data cheaper, and access IT resources much faster than they could if everything were on premise.

How AI Motivates A Remote Workforce

In this contributed article, Dr. Tommy Weir, CEO and founder of enaible, discusses how to use AI to ensure that workers are focused “deep work” — the work that fulfills the most important business objectives — rather than process work. AI can also help companies reveal who the most valuable knowledge workers are – those that are making a big difference in fulfilling company objectives and driving profits.

5 Steps to an Effective SMB Analytics Program

In this special guest feature, Christopher Risher, Senior Program Manager at Onepath, discusses the 5 steps SMBs can take to implement a business analytics program. These steps will open up a whole new world of insight into your organization and help you take it to the next level.

The Data Governments are Using AI to Fight COVID-19 in Africa and Asia

Fraym is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to help aid organizations in Africa and South Asia identify populations at risk due to Covid-19 using new geospatial visualizations.

Delivering Fast and Effective Chatbot Solutions: Strategies for Success

In this special guest feature, Vikram Khandpur, Chief Product Officer at Sinch, discusses how at the core of its capabilities, chatbots bring to life data-backed communications technology. AI, machine learning, and the world of big data are driving forces behind the future of work. The possibilities of streamlined business operations with automation are endless, and the desire to implement these solutions is becoming a critical component in effective user engagement.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/2/2020

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.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for June 2020

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.