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Why Big Data Is a Big Opportunity for Employment

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how the importance of big data expertise couldn’t be more clear — for companies or for job-seekers. Thankfully, a more complete picture is emerging for how we can prepare many more people for a role in this exciting and quickly growing field.

Creativity and Human-Centered Design

In this contributed article, Magnolia Potter observes that since AI technology puts user data at a company’s fingertips, it’s easier than ever to harness that data and use it in any site design scheme. However, it’s imperative that companies don’t ignore the importance of user experience when it comes to designing a site. The integration of human-centered design and data science virtually ensures customer retention and steady profits in today’s competitive landscape.

The Melding of Minds: How AI and Humans are Changing the Workforce

In this special guest feature, Claus Jepsen, Deputy CTO and Chief Technology Strategist at Unit4, discusses how the future of AI holds both promise and mystery. It is more important than ever to prepare yourself, your team, and your organization to develop a strategy to leverage artificial intelligence. And keep in mind – AI, when used correctly, is about empowering people to do more and better than humanly possible.

The Role of the Data Scientist is in High Demand. But What Does it Take to Fill the Job?

In this contributed article, Rich Cober, MicroStrategy’s Chief Human Resources Officer, discusses how the data scientist will be critical in driving the overall success of the enterprise, and in the U.S., we can expect some of those profits being ploughed back into using data to help further improvements in hiring, training, product development, marketing and more. Forrester Research analyst Brandon Purcell said demand for data scientists will only continue to grow. A career in data science is not only one of the most in-demand opportunities, it is also a rewarding position that helps inform the most important decisions an enterprise can make.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Integrates BlueData to Accelerate AI and Data-Driven Innovation in the Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a new integrated offering that combines the HPE BlueData software platform with HPE Apollo systems, to provide customers with a powerful appliance for AI and data driven-innovation. The announcement builds on HPE’s acquisition of BlueData in November 2018, and represents an important milestone in HPE’s ongoing strategy for the AI market.

Verifiable AI Data: Why It’s Critical for the Automation Revolution

In this special guest feature, Dirk Kanngiesser, co-founder and CEO of Cryptowerk, discusses how vendors implement Verifiable AI into their products to ensure that their AI algorithms are not handling data that has been tampered with, and how companies build Verifiable AI into their systems to verify that they are using safe data.

Looking at a New AI Tool for Financial Services – Insights for Wealth Advisors, Managers and Retail Bankers

Salesforce announced a complete AI-augmented platform built specifically for financial institutions, offering wealth managers and bankers AI-powered insights and recommendations that will help grow their book of business and deepen client relationships.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 5/6/2019

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.

An Enterprise AI Platform Created to Make Industry 4.0 a Reality

A new complete, full stack solution was introduced to help manufacturing businesses transform their operations to reduce waste, material defects and the overall energy required to create their products. The platform accelerates manufacturing and supply chain digital transformation projects and makes Industry 4.0 a reality. Dell Ventures accelerated the production of this multi-tier, industrial-grade edge-to-cloud-to-edge solution by leading Noodle.ai’s $35 million Series B round last year, joined by previous investor TPG Growth.

Accelerating Training for AI Deep Learning Networks with “Chunking”

At the International Conference on Learning Representations on May 6, IBM Research will share a deeper look around how chunk-based accumulation can speed the training for deep learning networks used for artificial intelligence (AI).