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Algorithms: Not Evil, Helpful

INFORMS member Gah-Yi Ban of the London Business School breaks down what algorithms are and how they are useful in a unique talk at a TEDx event. She compares algorithms to evil beings and says it’s a common misconception. Ban helps people understand the role of algorithms in our present lives and how we can shape their role in our future.

Ask a TA: Everything You Need to Know About MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course

Eric Bradford, a Teaching Assistant for MIT xPRO’s Online Data Science Course, Data Science and Big Data Analytics: Making Data-Driven Decisions, gives his insights into the unique seven-week course. The seven-week course explores the theory and practice behind recommendation engines, regressions, network and graphical modeling, anomaly detection, hypothesis testing, machine learning, and big data analytics. The next online data science course begins Feb. 4, and is currently enrolling.

Big Data Analytics Market to Grow to $40.6 Billion by 2023

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews takes a look at the continued growth of the big data analytics market, expected to reach $40.6 Billion by 2023. Big data analytics is an in-demand industry that shows no signs of slowing.

Using Unified Analytics & Big Data as Path to AI Success

How can modern enterprises unlock the potential of AI to change their business? Today’s businesses and enterprises are increasingly focused on big data that can help drive innovation and transformation through the potential of artificial intelligence. According to a survey and research report commissioned with IDG’s CIO, nearly 90 percent of enterprises are investing in data and AI technology. Download the new report, “Unified Analytics for Dummies,” that explores the steps to AI success in today’s market.

Unified Analytics for Dummies: Accelerate AI Innovation

In this Databricks e-book, you not only discover how to avoid and overcome the most common challenges impacting AI success, but a new concept is also introduced. Download the new e-book that explores Unified Analytics, a concept that brings together solutions that unify data science and data engineering, making AI much more achievable for enterprise organizations and enabling them to accelerate their AI initiatives.

Choosing the Right Data Catalog for Your Business

The decision to invest in and launch a data catalog is a big one for today’s businesses, but one that more and more companies are making in light of the continued growth and expansion of big data. In fact, the self-service data analytic journey often first begins with a data catalog. Unifi Software explores how to choose whether a data catalog is right for your business and key considerations when deciding on a solution.

Improve Your Business with Modern Analytics Infrastructure

A new report from SAS explores how a modern analytics infrastructure and IT department can help you increase productivity, maintain the highest data quality through a standard data governance model, and make critical decisions faster and with more confidence.

Be on Top of Key Data Analytic Trends

Emily Washington: ‘Businesses are increasingly evaluating ways to streamline their overall technology stack… to successfully leverage big data and analytics’. Tech trends in data analytics are seeing the industry soar. Discover more here.

How to Become a Big Data Analyst

Because of the inherent importance of data analysis in many industries, the job of big data analyst is one that should come with great appreciation and consideration of those looking to get into a similar field. In the infographic below from our friends over at MeriTalk, we’ll break down big data analysis as a career and show you why it’s already one of the big jobs to look out for now and in the coming years.

How Big Data Analytics Can Improve Demand-Supply Cycle in Retail?

In this contributed article, James Warner, a business intelligence analyst at NexSoftSys.com, discusses big data uses in the retail industry, specifically about the supply and demand cycle. With big data entering all mainstream industries, analytics is surely going to be different and not limited to projections and predictions. The supply chain in retail is a small example of the vast applicability of big data.