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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.

An Introduction to NoSQL Databases

In the video presentation below, Bart Baesens, Professor of Big Data & Analytics, discusses a series of non-relational database management systems which focus specifically on being highly scalable in a distributed environment: NoSQL databases. The presentation is an extract from an upcoming book Principles of Database Management.

“Intelligent Storage” Market Survey Shows Growing Problem Moving Large Data Sets for a Variety of Applications

G2M Research, an analyst firm covering the Non-Volatile Memory Express® (NVMe) marketplace, released the results of its recent survey on the need for “Intelligence storage” for applications with large data sets. The survey, sponsored by NGD Systems, was conducted across 112 respondents from organizations involved in Big Data, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

How Computers Learn

This Vienna Gödel Lecture provides a fascinating talk by Peter Norvig, Research Director at Google Inc. in the field of intelligent computers. Norvig talks about his long experience in AI and Machine Learning. The talk explains how computers learn from examples and what are the promises and limitations of these techniques.

Interview: Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

I recently caught up with Vivienne Sze, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, to discuss the launch a new professional education course titled, “Designing Efficient Deep Learning Systems.” The two-day class will run March 28-29, 2018 at the Samsung Campus in Mountain View, CA and will explore all the latest breakthroughs related to efficient algorithms and hardware that optimize power, memory and data processing resources in deep learning systems.

Operationalizing Data Science

In the video presentation below, Joel Horwitz, Vice President, Partnerships, Digital Business Group for IBM Analytics, discusses what it means to “operationalize data science” – basically what it means to harden the ops behind running data science platforms.

Why Machine Learning Algorithms Fall Short

The video presentation below is “Why Machine Learning Algorithms Fall Short (And What You Can Do About It)” by Jean-François Puget, speaking at MLconf SF 2016. The talk examines how to overcome challenges in creating self-learning systems that perform better and are built to stand the test of time.

Research of 1,001 Data Scientist LinkedIn Profiles

Data science is a super-hot topic and the data scientist job is the sexiest job of the 21st century according to the Harvard Business Review. But how does one actually become a data scientist? 365 DataScience gathered data from 1,001 publicly listed LinkedIn profiles of data scientists and prepared a compelling report “Studying 1,001 Data Scientist LinkedIn Profiles.”

Deep Learning, Language and Cognition

In this public lecture at the Institute for Advanced Study, Christopher Manning, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in Machine Learning, Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science, discusses some of the results in deep learning with respect to computer vision, speech, and language.

Machines: How Do They Learn and Where Are They Headed?

In this public lecture held at the Institute for Advanced Study on October 27, 2017, Sanjeev Arora, Visiting Professor in the School of Mathematics, and Richard Zemel, Visitor in the School of Mathematics, gave brief talks about the field of machine learning and its major technical challenges. A panel discussion moderated by Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, followed.