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Innovate UK Awards Grant to AI Planning Optimization Project Using D-Wave System

D-Wave Systems Inc., the leader in quantum computing systems and software, announced its involvement in a grant-funded UK project to improve logistics and planning operations using quantum computing algorithms. The work will focus on an area known as AI/Hierarchical Task Network planning techniques, used to optimize resource management and operations for a wide range of industries including law enforcement, telecommunications, and transportation.

Every Retailers’ Nightmare Before Christmas

In this contributed article, David Drai, Co-founder & CEO for Anodot, offers a number of important steps for how to say goodbye to the “glitch-grinch” based on the benefits of a data-rich, e-commerce ecosystem where the key to effectively avoiding the glitch is automation and technology.

Advancing the Financial Services Industry Through Machine Learning

As financial institutions look to be empowered through machine learning, they should first acknowledge the benefits, challenges, and considerations involved. Download the new insideHPC guide that is essential reading for anyone involved in the financial services industry, from those who are beginning to explore the potential of machine learning, to those looking to expand and maximize its use. 

Bitfusion Flex Announces Support for Xilinx FPGAs on AWS F1 Instances

Bitfusion announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers can deploy deep learning workspaces and inference on AWS F1 FPGA instances with Bitfusion Flex.

HPE Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Data Center

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) announced an artificial intelligence (AI) recommendation engine designed to simplify and reduce the guesswork in managing infrastructure and improve application reliability. HPE InfoSight is an industry-leading predictive analytics platform that brings software-defined intelligence to the data center with the ability to predict and prevent infrastructure problems before they happen.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 12/11/2017

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 people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Operationalizing Data Science

In the video presentation below, Joel Horwitz, Vice President, Partnerships, Digital Business Group for IBM Analytics, discusses what it means to “operationalize data science” – basically what it means to harden the ops behind running data science platforms.

Dell Boomi’s Fall Release Helps Enterprises Unlock the Power of The Connected Business

Dell Boomi™ (Boomi) announced the availability of the Fall 2017 release of Boomi’s flagship cloud integration technology. The release adds new integration accelerators, and features to fortify data insights, security and compliance.

Four Ways Bad Data is Bad for Business

The infographic below from our friends over at Collibra outlines four ways bad data can be bad for business: wasted time; failed business intelligence initiatives; strategic missteps; botched priorities; and how organizations can avoid this bad data trap through strategies such as data governance and data catalog to make the most out of their BI initiatives.

Why Machine Learning Algorithms Fall Short

The video presentation below is “Why Machine Learning Algorithms Fall Short (And What You Can Do About It)” by Jean-François Puget, speaking at MLconf SF 2016. The talk examines how to overcome challenges in creating self-learning systems that perform better and are built to stand the test of time.