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TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for July 2020

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.

Using AI to Optimize Pricing

In this contributed article, Sylvain Rougemaille PhD, Price Optimizer Product Manager, and Gabriel Smith, Chief Evangelist and Vice President of Innovation, at Pricefx, discuss how AI as applied to pricing must be transparent, defensible and pragmatic with proven ways to help sales win more business and increase deal size. It is also not a “one size fits all” problem, so the models must reflect the insight of the management team in order to be most effective.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/29/2020

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.

Artificial Intelligence Startups Raised $61.6bn in Total Funding, a 35% Jump in a Year

As the algorithms and data-driven methods continue to develop, venture capitalists are becoming more interested to invest in artificial intelligence startups providing the most beneficial solutions. According to data gathered by BuyShares.co.nz, the total amount of funds AI startups raised over time reached $61.6bn in the second quarter of 2020, a 35% increase in a year.

How New Hardware Can Drastically Reduce the Power Consumption of Artificial Intelligence

In this contributed article, Diederik Verkest, Ph.D. from imec, points out that to make predictions, AI relies on the processing of large amounts of data, a process that takes a lot of energy. Imec develops solutions to drastically reduce that energy consumption. A new chip, in which these calculations are performed directly in the memory by means of analogue technology, is a major breakthrough in this field.

Research Highlights: Europe Lagging on AI Development; Samsung and IBM Lead in AI Patent Race

Award-winning OxFirst, a specialist in the law and economics of IP, has released research that reveals the hidden secrets behind global patent registrations and information on the economic value of patents in the AI sector. While Samsung, IBM and Tencent dominate with the highest number of patents filed, fierce competition between the US and China overshadows other countries, including the EU.

How to Launch Your Data Science Career

Are you interested in getting into the field of data science? We don’t blame you. Data science is an exciting field that’s constantly changing and developing, which gives data scientists’ work endless potential. Here are six tips for ways that you can launch your data science career.

Interview: Bernie Wu, Head of Business Development, MetalSoft

I recently caught up with Bernie Wu, Head of Business Development at MetalSoft, to address core industry trends like the evolution within companies where integrated technologies from Big Data to AI are driving entirely new ways for how businesses operate and how these leaps impacting their infrastructures and workload and where he sees the next generation of computing heading.

The Deep Learning Patent Land Rush: Revisited

In this contributed article, Nelson E. (Nick) Brestoff updates his previous piece that recounts his experience in the hot area of deep learning patents and his secret (not any more) patent superpower. He also provides a yearly tally of deep learning patent filings plus a corporate leader board.

Making Your Website Smarter: How to Power Your SEO with AI

In this contributed article, IT and digital marketing specialist Natasha Lane, believes that when your industry basically revolves around keeping up with one of the most advanced companies, which also happens to be at the forefront of the AI field (Google), you need all the allies you can muster. This is why the SEO industry has always been among the first to adopt new technologies and practices. AI is not an exception.