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How the Gig Economy Will Bring Big Data to Every Market

In this contributed article, Marcus Sawyerr, CEO of YOSS USA, discusses how today’s organizations need data in order to be successful, and they need data scientists to make use of that data. In order for both parties to thrive in this era, companies need to have the right strategies in place before they invest in freelance talent. When they do, freelance data scientists will have the opportunity to gather critical knowledge from the data and use their talents to drive innovation and success.

3 Non-Obvious Keys to Being AI-Ready

Data scientists know what they are doing, and most organizations have no cause to worry about the soundness of their machine learning (ML) algorithms. Where AI readiness typically lags is in other parts of the process. In most organizations today, the process of building, deploying and maintaining AI systems bears no resemblance to traditional IT. Alegion explores three key strategies your business can employ to be AI-ready.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q2 2019

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in following the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with most of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

Field Report: GPU Technology Conference 2019 #GTC19

I eagerly attended my 3rd GPU Technology Conference (GTC): “Deep Learning & AI Conference,” in Silicon Valley, March 23-26 as a guest of host NVIDIA. GTC has become my favorite tech event of the year due to its highly focused topic areas that align well with my own; data science, machine learning, AI, and deep learning; plus the show has an academic feel that I appreciate.

The AI Ethics Deficit — 94% of IT Leaders Call for More Attention to Responsible and Ethical AI Development

The results of a new study on AI ethics was released. According to research conducted by Vason Bourne on behalf of SnapLogic, studied the views and perspectives of IT decision-makers (ITDMs) across industries, asking key questions such as: who bears primary responsibility to ensure AI is developed ethically and responsibly, will global expert consortiums impact the future development of AI, and should AI be regulated and, if so, by whom?

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 4/1/2019

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.

Distributed GPU Performance for Deep Learning Training

If there is a time deadline by which training must be completed, or if it simply takes too long to complete training, distributing the workload across many GPUs can be used to reduce training time.  This flexibility allows GPU resources to be maximally utilized and provides high ROI since time to results can be minimized. HPE highlights recent research that explores the performance of GPUs in a scale-out and scale-up scenarios for deep learning training. 

Building a Data Catalog: A Guide to Planning & Implementing

Building and implementing a data catalog can help your enterprises’ data community discover and use the best data and analytics resources for their projects. A data catalog can help businesses achieve faster results, and make better decisions. As for the next steps to address the importance of data catalogs in your business, Data.world covers that, as well, in a new report.

Scaling Production AI

As AI models grow larger and more complex, it requires a server architecture that looks much like high performance computing (HPC), with workloads scaled across many servers and distributed processing across the server infrastructure. Barbara Murphy, VP of Marketing, WekaIO, explores how as AI production models grow larger and more intricate, server architecture gets more complex. Explore how tools like GPU clusters and more are moving the dial forward on AI. 

How AI Can Transform Customer Experience By Listening Better to the Voice of Customers

In this contributed article, Ganes Kesari, Co-founder and Head of Analytics at Gramener, discusses OpenAI a breakthrough considered so dangerous that the developer stopped short of sharing the code, and instead, released a limited version. In this article, we’ll take a sneak peek into this landmark, and explore how such advances in AI-driven natural language processing can be leveraged by enterprises.