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AI Chatbot Technology Predictions for 2020

As we enter 2020 and embrace a brand new decade, technology acceptance is continuing to accelerate for a broad range of industries. This second derivative effect is prevalent in the adoption of AI-powered chatbots for business applications – messaging, healthcare, customer service, toys, etc. To give our readers a glimpse of what may be coming, I reached out to our friends in the big data ecosystem to get their predictions and comments. The reflections below offer some thought-providing directions. Enjoy!

Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Data with Excel and Google Sheets

The “Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Data with Excel and Google Sheets” eBook by Inzata Analytics discusses how poor data quality is the kryptonite of good reporting and credible analytics. Managing and ensuring data is clean can provide significant value to any business. This guide details useful steps and tips to cleaning data in a Google or Excel spreadsheet to help businesses optimize their data easily.

City Planning, Transportation, and Infrastructure Data

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter discusses how predictive data analytics is an integral component in the worldwide push to improve public transportation and infrastructure in a way that’s beneficial to citizens. Big data can help city planners to prioritize both public safety and overall health, especially in urban areas.

Becoming Iron Man

In this special guest feature, Cat Casey, DISCO Chief Innovation Officer, breaks down how AI and machine learning are not only handling repetitive tasks, but also augmenting and amplifying human decision making, enabling legal professionals to focus on higher value tasks — in other words, to truly practice law.

2019 U.S. Emerging Jobs Report

In the third annual LinkedIn Emerging Jobs Report, AI Specialist took the number one spot, with 74% annual growth in hiring for this role in the past four years. Below, Romer Rosales, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence at LinkedIn, shares skills that are important for AI Specialists and thoughts on the massive growth of this position.

The Ultimate Guide to Data Visualization

“The Ultimate Guide to Data Visualization” eBook by Inzata, discusses how data visualization is all about communication. With clear, easy to read charts and visuals, the information can be effectively read and understood. This guide discusses the different types of visualizations, the appropriate time to use each one, and how to design visuals that will communicate the data clearly.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/30/2019

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.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 12/29/2019

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.

Drones and Data: How Utility Companies May Need to Rethink their Approach to Data Management

In this special guest feature, Ilkka Hiidenheimo, Sharper Shape CEO, provides detail about managing the robust data sets generated from drone utility inspections. While leveraging drone technology is an enormous benefit, it requires capabilities like AI and machine learning and better workflow processes to turn complex information into not only clear and simple, but also actionable – ultimately revolutionizing processes that will lead to long-term, beneficial results.

Big Data & Cloud Computing: The Roles & Relationships

In this contributed article, Gaurav Sharma, Director Of Operations at Chetu Inc., discusses how it’s important to note that both Big Data and Cloud Computing play a huge role in our digital society. The two linked together allow people with great ideas but limited resources a chance at business success. They also allow established businesses to utilize data that they collect but previously had no way of analyzing.