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The Top 3 Industries AI Will Disrupt in 2018

In this contributed article, Neil Sahota, an IBM Master Inventor and World Wide Business Development Leader in the IBM Watson Group, discusses the top 3 industries AI will disrupt in 2018. As AI continues to mature, there are many new and exciting ways companies across all industries can implement the technology. But Neil believes that there are three specific industries — legal, hospitality, and real estate — that will see the most impactful change through AI in the year ahead.

Operationalizing Data Science

In the video presentation below, Joel Horwitz, Vice President, Partnerships, Digital Business Group for IBM Analytics, discusses what it means to “operationalize data science” – basically what it means to harden the ops behind running data science platforms.

10 Tips for Building Effective Machine Learning Models

In this contributed article, Wayne Thompson, Chief Data Scientist at SAS, provides 10 tips for organizations who want to use machine learning more effectively. Machine learning continues to gain headway, with more organizations and industries adopting the technology to do things like optimize operations, improve inventory forecasting and anticipate customer demand.

New Cray Artificial Intelligence Initiatives to Advance Deep Learning for Science and Enterprise

Cray Inc. (Nasdaq:CRAY) announced a comprehensive set of Artificial Intelligence (AI) products and programs that will empower customers to learn, start, and scale their deep learning initiatives. As AI and deep learning continue to transform entire industries and scientific disciplines, Cray is leveraging its supercomputing expertise, technologies, and best practices to advance the adoption of deep learning.

Interview: Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-founder at Instaclustr

I recently caught up with Ben Bromhead, CTO and Co-founder at Instaclustr, to discuss the departure of DataStax from the Apache Cassandra open source project, and how there’s now a void with regard to Cassandra dev community health, database feature upgrades, and overall commits. Instaclustr is looking to step into this space, fill the vacuum, get commits back up, and replace DataStax on these initiatives.

IBM Introduces New Software to Ease Adoption of AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning

IBM announced new software to deliver faster time to insight for high performance data analytics (HPDA) workloads, such as Spark, Tensor Flow and Caffé, for AI, Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Based on the same software, which will be deployed for the Department of Energy’s CORAL Supercomputer Project at both Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore, IBM will enable new solutions for any enterprise running HPDA workloads.

IBM Expands Watson Data Platform to Help Unleash AI for Professionals

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced new offerings to its Watson Data Platform, including data cataloging and data refining, which make it easier for developers and data scientists to analyze and prepare enterprise data for AI applications, regardless of its structure or where it resides. By improving data visibility and security, users can now easily connect and share data across public and private cloud environments.

Intel’s New Processors: A Machine-learning Perspective

Machine learning and its younger sibling deep learning are continuing their acceleration in terms of increasing the value of enterprise data assets across a variety of problem domains. A recent talk by Dr. Amitai Armon, Chief Data-Scientist of Intel’s Advanced Analytics department, at the O’reilly Artificial Intelligence conference, New-York, September 27 2016, focused on the usage of Intel’s new server processors for various machine learning tasks as well as considerations in choosing and matching processors for specific machine learning tasks.

MapR Delivers Self-Service Data Science for Leveraging Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

MapR Technologies, Inc., a pioneer in delivering one platform for all data, across every cloud, announced the MapR Data Science Refinery, a new solution that provides data scientists an easy way to access and analyze all data in-place, to collaborate, build and deploy machine learning models on the MapR Converged Data Platform.

TIBCO Expands Cloud Platform to Include Messaging and Spotfire

TIBCO Software Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, announced TIBCO Cloud™ Messaging and TIBCO Cloud Spotfire®, offerings to strengthen TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence platform. These additions complement services such as TIBCO Cloud™ Integration and Live Apps, in addition to several of TIBCO’s other services, making this the first time products from each division of TIBCO are all available on TIBCO Cloud.