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Deconstructing Natural Language Generation

In this contributed article, editorial consultant Jelani Harper discusses how Natural Language Generation (NLG) is rapidly becoming one of the most desired capabilities in the Natural Language Processing stack. The article aligns with a discussion with Arria NLG CEO Sharon Daniels.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 5/21/2020

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.

Why Technology Should Take a Backseat for Data Projects to Succeed

In this special guest feature, Andrew Stevenson, CTO and Co-founder at Lenses.io, believes that without tooling, governance and visibility around open source technologies, applying them successfully at an enterprise level is very hard. Organizations need to be able to access the latest platforms, tools and training, so that they don’t have to re-create technology that already has been commoditized. In a data driven world we can take this a step further and enable companies to focus on data to provide secure, governed access, visibility with the auditing and compliance modern platforms need.

How IoT Could End Deforestation

In this contributed article, tech blogger Caleb Danziger believes that the Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most exciting developments in recent technology. You likely use IoT devices every day, but they can also help end deforestation. People across the globe are already using the IoT in the fight to save the forest.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 5/19/2020

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.

Everything You Need to Know about Customer Data Platform (CDP)

This whitepaper by HGS Digital on Customer Data Platform Vendor Evaluation provides a detailed look at the 10 broad areas and what questions organizations should ask vendors while evaluating the CDP vendors.

How AI Is Changing the Game for IT Services Sourcing and More

In this special guest feature, Martin Henley, SVP – Technology Services Sector at Globality, discusses how AI/ML can aid in business continuity across the supply chain. IT service procurement is increasingly becoming a strategic fulcrum of corporate innovation, with AI and machine learning enabling that reality. These and other exciting technologies are positioning IT to assume a unique, high-value role, reinventing what’s often been regarded as an archaic yet necessary function.

Podcast Highlights: Why Data Can Make You a Better Colleague

Today’s feature podcast series comes from Joe DosSantos, Qlik’s Chief Data Officer, who speaks with recognized technology and workplace thought leader, Meghan M. Biro on how data will shape our working relationships​. As we all get used to operating and working in a “new state of normal” during the largest global pandemic we’ve experienced in decades, Joe and Meghan will discuss the increasingly important role of people in an organization – that’s me and you – and the forces that are redefining our working relationships (for the good and bad).

Big Data/COVID-19 News – 5/16/2020

The big data ecosystem has come out strong to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic by announcing new products and services to help fight COVID-19. In this article, I’ve listed a number of the recent announcements along these lines. Kudos to all the vendors listed below, you may just make an important difference in getting the world past these trying times!

Why AI Is the Answer to Oil Spills

In this contributed article, tech blogger Caleb Danziger discusses how AI may be the solution to preventing and responding to disasters like oil spills. AI can help prevent these disasters and improve responses if they do occur.