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“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 9/19/2020

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.

How Artificial Intelligence Will Help Decide This Season’s NFL Pizza Delivery War

In this contributed article, Campbell Brown, CEO & Co-Founder of PredictHQ, analyzes how companies that double down on smarter ways to accurately forecast demand during NFL season can be successful – which in today’s world, represents an opportunity for competitive advantage that businesses won’t want to pass up.

AI Under the Hood: FunCorp.

In this new edition of our popular “AI Under the Hood” column, FunCorp Co-founder and CIO Denis Litvinov does a deep dive into his company’s use of AI on social media networks. AI is a key component of the popular social networks you use every single day. FunCorp develops and operates UGC services for different geo and audience niches.

KDD 2020 Celebrates Recipients of the SIGKDD Best Paper Awards

KDD 2020, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science (which took place virtually Aug. 23-27, 2020), announced the recipients of the SIGKDD Best Paper Awards, recognizing papers presented at the annual SIGKDD conference that advanced the fundamental understanding of the field of knowledge discovery in data and data mining. Winners were selected from more than 2,000 papers initially submitted for consideration to be presented at the conference.

As AI Evolves, No Need For Overhaul of U.S. Patent System … Yet

In this contributed article, Daniel J. Schwartz, partner in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property group, and Paulina M. Starostka, an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property group, discuss the explosion of recent AI-related patent grants. As this rise has occurred, so have interesting questions concerning patentability, inventorship, ownership, and disclosure issues. To address these (and other) concerns, the USPTO launched its Artificial Intelligence Initiative in 2019, engaging the innovation community and experts to determine whether AI required any changes to the U.S. Patent system.

The Evolution of ASR and How It Could Transform Your Business

In this special guest feature, Scott Stephenson, CEO of Deepgram, dives into the evolution of automatic speech recognition (ASR), popular use cases, current limitations, and a few predictions for how the technology will continue to evolve in the enterprise. The advent of Siri, Alexa and Google Home has made ASR increasingly popular. After all, ASR is the driving force behind a wide array of modern technologies. If you have a smartphone, for example, then you have ASR right at your fingertips. However, ASR is so much more than Siri or Alexa and has burgeoning potential across the enterprise.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 9/12/2020

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.

The Zenith of Natural Language Technologies: Conversational AI

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses how the junction of natural language capabilities enables what Arria NLG CEO Sharon Daniels termed “answers on demand”, which is pivotal for interacting with analytics, Business Intelligence, and workflows in a rapid, conversational manner that’s influential for setting the pace of business today.

Best of arXiv.org for AI, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning – August 2020

In this recurring monthly feature, we will filter all the recent research papers appearing in the arXiv.org preprint server for subjects relating to AI, machine learning and deep learning – from disciplines including statistics, mathematics and computer science – and provide you with a useful “best of” list for the month.

Infographic: AI Innovators – The Countries & Companies Leading in AI Patents

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) continually progressing and developing, it’s unsurprising that many companies are aiming to lead in the AI technology market – especially given that the global AI market is on track to be worth over $118 billion by 2022. But which companies are currently leading the way for innovation when it comes to AI? To find out, our friends over at RS Components analyzed AI patent applications in order to find out which brands are at the forefront of AI innovation.