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Using Artificial Intelligence to Treat Addiction

In this contributed article, digital marketer Tiago Lacerda discusses the various ways AI can be used to help treat addiction. It makes sense that utilizing the potential of AI would reach a hotly discussed but woefully unaddressed issue in societies across the planet: substance abuse and addiction.

Data Science: Why Retail Will Reap the Biggest Rewards

In this special guest feature, Sarah Kampman, VP of Product at Square Root, discusses why retail is positioned to reap the biggest benefits of data analytics today. Sarah shares why machine learning and AI may be the secret weapon to solving for the the challenge of operating hundreds — even thousands — of disparate store locations, and how the approaches can be used to drive store performance, increase alignment and impact decision making at every level of a retail org.

Advancements in Health-Related Data Tracking

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at the advancements in health-related data tracking and what they look like. The rise in popularity of wearable devices that are capable of tracking personal health and fitness-related data has been beneficial on both a personal and professional level.

Pattern Computer Comes Out of Stealth Mode and Launches Groundbreaking Pattern Discovery Technology

Pattern Computer, Inc., which has developed a proprietary pattern discovery system to uncover valuable insights from vast data sets, announced a pattern computer system and the public launch of its platform technology after being in stealth mode for the past two years. Pattern discovery is an emerging category – an extension of the machine learning field – that distinguishes itself by using both supervised and unsupervised learning.

Parallel Storage Fuels Groundbreaking Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at Harvard

To alleviate bottlenecks and achieve the ideal balance of parallel performance and optimized availability, Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences Research Computing (FASRC) deployed the DataDirect Networks (DDN®) GRIDScaler® GS7KX® parallel file system appliance with 1PB of storage. The installation has sped the collection of images detailing synaptic connectivity in the brain’s cerebral cortex.

Deep Threat Analysis: Going Beyond the Obvious to Improve Border Security

In this special guest feature, John Kendall, Director of the Border and National Security Program for the global public sector practice at Unisys, discusses how border security experts around the world can improve their threat analysis with new AI and machine learning tools. A new approach, known as “deep threat analysis,” uses predictive analytics to examine the complex web of relationships and actions surrounding a traveler or shipment crossing a border.

DDN and Parabricks Announce Solution for GPU Acceleration of Genome Analysis

DDN Storage (DDN®) and Parabricks announced the availability of a jointly-integrated technology solution that provides massive acceleration for analysis of human genomes. The breakthrough platform combines GPU supercomputing performance with DDN’s Parallel Flash Data Platforms for fastest time to results, and enables unprecedented capabilities for high-throughput genomics analysis pipelines.

Interview: Ashutosh Garg, CEO at Eightfold.ai

I recently caught up with Ashutosh Garg, CEO at Eightfold.ai to discuss how he and his team have deployed AI and machine learning to help with the needs of the talent management industry. For example, the company uses Deep Learning to take the candidate data available inside the enterprise and combine it with publicly available data to create a current, rich and deep profile of candidates.

The Future of AI and Education

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips discusses the practical uses of AI in the education industry as well as an assessment of AI’s role in current and future educational activities. Education professionals are taking on the task to implement AI into operations, and finding it to be quite beneficial.

The Devil’s in the Data: Why Optimizing In-Store Marketing Spend is Critical to CPG and Retail Success

In this special guest feature, John Weller, Chief Knowledge Officer and Co-Founder of T-Pro Solutions, discusses how in-store marketers can optimize the data from their spreadsheets and use key analytics to stay ahead of industry trends.