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New AI Capabilities Empower More Intelligent Real Estate Location and Development Decisions

As today’s digital disruption has led to shifting consumer shopping behaviors and more flexible workplaces, retail brands and enterprises need to nimbly and strategically respond to these changes to survive and thrive. New AI platforms are now playing vital roles in enabling retailers, restaurants and corporate enterprises to make smarter, more informed data-driven decisions around their real estate and facilities strategies, while also keeping capital and operating expenditures low.

UC Berkeley Graduate Receives ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, announced that Chelsea Finn receives the 2018 ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award for her dissertation, “Learning to Learn with Gradients.” In her thesis, Finn introduced algorithms for meta-learning that enable deep networks to solve new tasks from small data sets, and demonstrated how her algorithms can be applied in areas including computer vision, reinforcement learning and robotics.

LevaData Introduces Cognitive Sourcing for New Product Introduction Teams

LevaData, the company that delivers applied AI to transform strategic sourcing and procurement, announced the launch of LevaData NPI (New Product Introduction), a solution extension of the LevaData Cognitive Sourcing Platform. Designed and built for enterprise manufacturing companies, LevaData NPI offers industry-first supply chain insights and actionable guidance to product planning, launch and introduction teams.

MarkLogic® Enhances Data Hub with Embedded Machine Learning for Smarter Data Integration

MarkLogic Corporation, the next generation data platform provider for simplifying data integration, announced Embedded Machine Learning and other features in the latest versions of the enterprise-grade MarkLogic Data Hub 5.0 and the MarkLogic 10 multi-model database. The enhancements make MarkLogic’s full stack offering an unparalleled enterprise solution for integrating, curating, securing, analyzing and acting on business-critical data as MarkLogic pushes the limits of modern data integration.

How the EU is Mastering the Challenge of Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

From treating chronic diseases and reducing fatality rates in traffic accidents, to fighting climate change and anticipating cybersecurity threats, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is no longer considered a futuristic construct – it is already a reality and is helping humanity solve pressing global challenges. It significantly improves peoples’ lives, helps with day-to-day tasks and benefits society […]

Data Literacy: Making Society Fluent in Data

In the age of big data, data science, and AI, there is a broad ranged need for global data literacy. The time is near when national economies will be data-driven. Fortunately, a recent unveiling describes a timely resource to address this need. Qlik and The Data Literacy Project announced that they’ve partnered to launch a certification that lets individuals document and demonstrate their data literacy skills. Developed by leading academics and data literacy specialists at Qlik, this free, 70-question examination tests the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 5/13/2019

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.

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.

Anatomy of a Fraudster – How Bad Actors Are Outsmarting Conventional Prevention

In this contributed article, Ting-Fang Yen, Director of Research at DataVisor, believes the future of fraud detection comes from the evolution of machine learning with a focus on unsupervised machine learning. Don’t sit by thinking that the old methods of fraud detection are sufficient for your organization. Fraud is becoming ever more sophisticated. If you are just keeping up, you are already behind.