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insideBIGDATA Latest News – 4/7/2020

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.

Podcast Highlights: Data Stories

Today’s feature podcast series comes from Data Stories which is hosted by Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner. This podcast talks about data and its repercussions on our lives.

Columbia University DSI Alumni Use Machine Learning to Discover Coronavirus Treatments

Two graduates of the Data Science Institute (DSI) at Columbia University are using computational design to quickly discover treatments for the coronavirus. Andrew Satz and Brett Averso are chief executive officer and chief technology officer, respectively, of EVQLV, a startup creating algorithms capable of computationally generating, screening, and optimizing hundreds of millions of therapeutic antibodies. They apply their technology to discover treatments most likely to help those infected by the virus responsible for COVID-19.

Elite CX in the New Decade: Big Data, Meet Small Data

In this contributed article, Zoe Dowling, Ph.D., SVP of research for FocusVision, discusses big and small data, and how companies need to utilize both in order to carry out impactful customer experience projects as we head into the new decade.

How AI is Transforming the Customer Experience

Today’s customer experience is practically unrecognizable from just a few years earlier. We’re able to cancel orders without ever speaking to a human, get essential supplies delivered to our door just by talking to a speaker, and get pitch-perfect recommendations wherever we go online. Not only has AI transformed the purchasing journey for the consumer, but on the brand side as well. The infographic below from Chattermill provides a few examples of the way AI is used in CX every day.

The 3 Pillars of Digital Experience

In this contributed article, Katie Boschele, Product Manager at Lucidworks, offers three pillars to provide a useful framework for thinking about how your ecommerce platform needs to operate to compete in today’s market.

Intel + Cornell Pioneering Work in the “Science of Smell”

Nature Machine Intelligence published a joint paper from researchers at Intel Labs and Cornell University demonstrating the ability of Intel’s neuromorphic test chip, Loihi, to learn and recognize 10 hazardous chemicals, even in the presence of significant noise and occlusion. The work demonstrates how neuromorphic computing could be used to detect smells that are precursors to explosives, narcotics and more.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 3/25/2020

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.

Graph Analysis Help for COVID-19 Tracking and Research Efforts

TigerGraph is providing technology assistance to those working to track, analyze and research COVID-19. The company is providing free use of TigerGraph’s graph database technology to those helping to prevent the spread of, and improve the treatment for, Coronavirus worldwide. Local, state and federal agencies, corporate users, as well as non-profits can access the free tier on TigerGraph Cloud to load data and perform advanced analysis using graph algorithms.

Podcast Highlights: Data Skeptic

Today’s feature podcast series comes from Data Skeptic which brings you weekly stories on how to understand more about our data-driven world as well as outlooks on topics such as statistics, machine learning, big data, AI and data science.