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Beyond Big Data: Why AI Requires Getting Small Data Right

In this special guest feature, Maciej Gryka, Head of Data Science at Rainforest, discusses why big data in the context of AI leads us to ask some serious questions about the future of big data. Data scientists often wonder whether we need big data as much as some think. In many cases the answer is “no” and instead of going big, what we really need to be doing is thinking smaller. Read on to learn why.

Top 5 Mistakes When Writing Spark Applications

In the presentation below from Spark Summit 2016, Mark Grover goes over the top 5 things that he’s seen in the field that prevent people from getting the most out of their Spark clusters. When some of these issues are addressed, it is not uncommon to see the same job running 10x or 100x faster with the same clusters, the same data, just a different approach.

Artificial Intelligence is Innovating Your Healthcare Needs in 2018

In this contributed article, freelance human Avery Phillips takes a look at how artificial intelligence (AI) is making significant inroads into healthcare innovation as we move into 2018. One of the biggest benefits is that healthcare providers can use this technology to help promote better lifestyle choices to their patients and others.

Three Ways Big Data Will Impact on marketing in 2018

In this contributed article, Mitesh Patel is a Business Growth Strategist at a leading mobile application development company Solution Analysts, discusses the vital role big data takes in the marketing playbook as we move into 2018.

Sports, Taxes, Criminal Investigations and Elections: Practical Use Cases for Data Preparation?

In this special guest feature, Jon Pilkington, Chief Product Officer at Datawatch, discusses how self-service data preparation solutions are often work-life hacks, enabling users to easily derive business insights that impact a corporation’s bottom-line. But, the use cases for this technology are actually quite widespread. The article provides 4 unique ways data preparation technology assists in predicting outcomes and significantly improving everyday life.

Top 10 2017 Big Data White Papers: Data Science, Machine Learning, AI, Deep Learning & More

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers an annual heads-up for the top 10 most downloaded articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many members of our audience that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

Where Are We with Computer Vision?

In this article, I’d like to share a nice summary of the state of computer vision from Course 4 “Convolutional Neural Networks” from the new Deep Learning Specialization series on Coursera. Dr. Andrew Ng provides some compelling observations about deep learning and computer vision with the goal of mapping out the future of this increasingly popular technology.

Dedicated Precision Medicine Solution is Key to Value-Based Success

In this special guest feature, Terry Macaleer, President at Orion Health U.S., discusses how precision medicine is an emerging approach to identifying precisely those treatments that will work for a given patient, based upon terabytes of the patient’s—and countless other patients’—genomic and other “-omic” data. He also highlights how the winning precision medicine solution will be provided by an agnostic health IT vendor, not an EMR vendor who isn’t open to third-party solutions working in conjunction with their EMR offerings.

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for December 2017

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels. We’re happy to oblige! We understand that busy big data professionals can’t check the site everyday.

Study on AI and the Future of Sales

Whether it’s redefining the world of marketing, finance or customer support, it is no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work. Sales, as both a function and a profession, is no exception to the sea change. Our friends over at Cien produced a global study: The Future of Sales that reveals how attitudes, perception and behavior of high tech sales professionals is not what is often touted in the media.