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Interview: Dr. Bhushan Desam, Director, Global AI Business at Lenovo

I recently caught up with Dr. Bhushan Desam, AI global business leader for Lenovo’s Data Center Group to discuss how the digital transformation of business isn’t truly possible without incorporating machine learning. Digital transformation is underway. As the C-suite demands better insights from data, enterprises will be tasked to make data-driven decisions based on those insights.

The Evolution of Data Lakes

In this special guest feature, Glenn Graney, Director – Industrial & High Tech for QAD, suggests that manufacturers should be planning for all enterprise data sets to be part of the greater data lake. The transition to a data lake emphasizes flexible access to analysis tools and is less centered on data preparation. By definition, the data lake will be made up of a variety of data sources and the accessibility requirements and effort will only be defined at the time of the query.

Hortonworks Data Platform 3.0 Enables Containerization and Deep Learning Workloads

Hortonworks, Inc.® (NASDAQ: HDP), a leading provider of global data management solutions, today announced Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) 3.0, which delivers significant new enterprise features including containerization for faster and easier deployment of applications, and increased developer productivity. The new version of HDP enables customers to more quickly, reliably and securely get value from their data at scale to drive business transformation.

NXP Delivers Embedded AI Environment to Edge Processing

NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) announced a comprehensive, easy-to-use machine learning (ML) environment for building innovative applications with cutting-edge capabilities. Customers can now easily implement ML functionality on NXP’s breadth of devices from low-cost microcontrollers (MCUs) to breakthrough crossover i.MX RT processors and high-performance application processors.

WhereScape Announces WhereScape® Migration Express™ for Snowflake

WhereScape, a leading provider of data infrastructure automation software, announced the availability of WhereScape® Migration Express™ for Snowflake. This new offering enables organizations to simply, rapidly and efficiently migrate existing data warehouses, data vaults and data marts from legacy data platforms to Snowflake – the data warehouse built for the cloud.

Gengo.ai Debuts Service for Acquiring Advanced Multilingual Machine-Learning Training Data

Gengo, a leader in expert, high-scale crowdsourced translation services, is taking aim at the growing need for high-quality multilingual data to train tomorrow’s advanced AI (artificial intelligence) based systems. Gengo.ai launched an on-demand platform that provides developers of machine-learning systems access to a wide array of multilingual services delivered by Gengo’s fast and efficient crowdsourced network of 25,000+ vetted contributors.

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.

CDO – The New Seat in the C-Suite

More and more enterprises have named a CDO – Chief Data Officer – to lead the effort to protect data and turn it into an asset. CDO positions have more than quadrupled over the last four years. Our friends over at Semarchy have prepared the compelling infographic below to formalize the role of the CDO.

AI Technology and the Critical Role People Will Play in Driving AI Forward

In this special guest feature, Mark Sears, Founder and CEO at CloudFactory, provides a few ways people are involved in making AI-powered systems work better, faster and more accurately. Advances in AI and other disruptive technologies don’t just happen. They take well-trained, tech-savvy people who can process massive amounts of data quickly and accurately to help companies get solutions to market, or scale a critical data process fast.

Interview: Ashley Kramer, VP Product Management at Alteryx

I recently caught up with Ashley Kramer, VP Product Management for Alteryx during the company’s Inspire 2018 conference in Anaheim, California, to get an update on her company’s direction. Alteryx is a leader in self-service data analytics, one of the fastest growing software markets.