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insideBIGDATA Latest News – 7/24/2021

In this regular column, we’ll bring you all the latest industry news centered around our main topics of focus: big data, data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning. Our industry is constantly accelerating with new products and services being announced everyday. Fortunately, we’re in close touch with vendors from this vast ecosystem, so we’re in a unique position to inform you about all that’s new and exciting. Our massive industry database is growing all the time so stay tuned for the latest news items describing technology that may make you and your organization more competitive.

Global Data Science Competition Gathered Brilliant Minds to Solve Social Problems

For over two months, 50 teams representing 34 nationalities competed for a spot in the top ten of the World Data League (WDL) – a quest to find long-lasting solutions for social-oriented problems using data.

Video Highlights: A Path Into Data Science

Are you interested in getting ahead in data science? On this TalkPython podcast episode, you’ll meet Sanyam Bhutani who studied computer science but found his education didn’t prepare him for getting a data science-focused job. That’s where he started his own path of self-education and advancement. Now he’s working at an AI startup and ranking high on Kaggle.

eBook: How to Use Third-party Data to Make Smarter Decisions

Your business is reliant on data. The insights gained by using third-party data to complement your internal data can help you make smarter decisions when used with your internal data. At AWS Data Exchange can accelerate that capability. To help, we put together an eBook of our technical blogs that focus on using data from third-party providers to make informed decisions faster.

Understanding “Human Intent and Behavior” with Computer Vision

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses how computer vision is one of the most eminent forms of statistical Artificial Intelligence in use today. Comprised of varying facets of object detection, facial recognition, image classification, and other techniques, it supports a range of pressing use cases from contact-less shopping to video surveillance.

Video Highlights: Business Analyst or Data Scientist? What Field to Choose If you Want to Launch a Startup in Future

This Data Science Salon (DSS) video is presented by Julia Khan, Vice President of Analytics at SEMrush. This presentation will be most useful for young data professionals, who are trying to choose their own path within the wide range of specializations inside the data science field.

New Formstack Report Finds Only 18% of People Understand “No-Code”

Formstack, a no-code workplace productivity platform, released its inaugural report on “The Rise of the No-Code Economy.” The report highlights proprietary data from the company’s 2021 No-Code Economy Survey showing that despite massive growth in the no-code space since the start of 2021, no-code adoption and awareness is still relatively limited to the developer and tech community.

Accelerated Integration of Eventador with Cloudera – SQL Stream Builder

Within 5 months after the acquisition of Eventador, Cloudera announced that SQL Stream Builder is now being re-launched as Cloudera SQL Stream Builder. This is being done after it was fully integrated with Cloudera Data Platform’s (CDP) Shared Data Experience (SDX). This means that SQL Stream Builder can take advantage of the same unified security and governance as the rest of the platform does, using SDX.

COVID-19 Has Underscored the Need for Brands to Harness the World of Signals Around Them

In this contributed article, Gil Sadeh, Co-founder & CEO of Signals Analytics, says that COVID-19 doesn’t seem to be going anywhere – in fact, the future seems uncertain, leaving brands trying to find ways to adapt and strategize in order to stay afloat and satisfy their customers’ ever-changing needs. During this time, in order to stay ahead of the competition, many brands are turning to advanced analytics.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 2/23/2021

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.