Heard on the Street – 2/8/2024

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s “Heard on the Street” round-up column! In this regular feature, we highlight thought-leadership commentaries from members of the big data ecosystem. Each edition covers the trends of the day with compelling perspectives that can provide important insights to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Navigating the AI Landscape in 2024: Prioritizing Ground-Truth Data, Developer Enablement, and Consumer Privacy

In this contributed article, Jason Hudak, SVP of Engineering at Foursquare, explores four pivotal aspects shaping the AI landscape: the imperative role of quality ground-truth data, the proliferation of developer enablement, the renewed focus on consumer privacy in the midst of an election year, and the role LLM’s and NLP’s will play in data democratization.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for January 2024

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.

Navigating the Evolution: Transitioning from Traditional Analytics to AI

In this contributed article, Corne Nagel, Lead Data Scientist at IKASI, provides key considerations for embarking on an AI initiative and discuss how by embracing AI, organizations can unveil hidden patterns, anticipate trends, and unlock a realm of possibilities that traditional analytics could never fully capture. He also shares how businesses across industries are leveraging this dynamic shift to achieve hyper personalization down to the individual level to significantly improve the customer experience and achieve unmatched ROI.

Sony AI Big Data Industry Predictions for 2024

Our friends over at Sony AI have prepared a special set of compelling technology predictions for the year ahead. The Sony AI team is comprised of researchers and leaders with backgrounds in deep reinforcement learning, data science, law, privacy and security, and more. They each offer different perspectives on topics related to AI ethics and policy, the use of AI to augment creativity and scientific research, emerging AI training methods, and more. From the company’s point of view 2024 should be quite a year! Enjoy these special perspectives from one of our industry’s best known movers and shakers.

Introducing The Streaming Datalake

In this contributed article, Tom Scott, CEO of Streambased, outlines the path event streaming systems have taken to arrive at the point where they must adopt analytical use cases and looks at some possible futures in this area.

Heard on the Street – 2/1/2024

Welcome to insideBIGDATA’s “Heard on the Street” round-up column! In this regular feature, we highlight thought-leadership commentaries from members of the big data ecosystem. Each edition covers the trends of the day with compelling perspectives that can provide important insights to give you a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

The Critical Role of Data in Solving Society’s Biggest Problems

In this contributed article, Charles Sword, Chief Revenue Officer at UpMetrics, discusses why foundations and impact investors have been dropping the ball with respect to data analytics and how they should work with the nonprofits they fund to maximize the impact they are making and effectively convey stories which illustrate that impact.

Generative AI Report – 1/30/2024

Welcome to the Generative AI Report round-up feature here on insideBIGDATA with a special focus on all the new applications and integrations tied to generative AI technologies. We’ve been receiving so many cool news items relating to applications and deployments centered on large language models (LLMs), we thought it would be a timely service for readers to start a new channel along these lines. The combination of a LLM, fine tuned on proprietary data equals an AI application, and this is what these innovative companies are creating. The field of AI is accelerating at such fast rate, we want to help our loyal global audience keep pace.

Looking to 2024: Data, AI and Security will be Top Priorities for Businesses

In this contributed article, Nathan Vega, Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at Protegrity, looks ahead to 2024, unpacks the make-or-break priorities that businesses must consider heading into the new year.