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The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Conversational AI

In this contributed article, technologist Jason White discusses conversational AI and how this technology addresses the need to power a company’s priority to have intelligent and automated conversations with customers.

Data Con LA: Large Regional Data Tech Event Goes Virtual Oct. 23-25

Data Con LA, is the largest data conference for data and tech enthusiasts in Southern California. The event is now virtual, with several educational and networking opportunities. The Data Con LA virtual conference takes place from October 23rd to October 25th, 2020 and features keynotes, sessions, tutorials, and networking opportunities.

insideBIGDATA Latest News – 10/20/2020

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.

Video Highlights: Data-enabled Hypersurfaces

Imagine any objects and surfaces can become smart and connected to the digital world. In the TEDx video presentation below, Dr. Bruno Zamborlin shares how his company HyperSurfaces uses vibration sensors and edge-AI to transform any object of any material and shape into smart interfaces, seamlessly merging the physical and data worlds without the need for buttons, touch screens or even internet connections.

How Can Machine Learning Contribute to Our Wellness?

In this contributed article, IT and digital marketing specialist Natasha Lane, asks the question, “Can machine learning contributed to our wellness?” Wellness is a somewhat elusive concept, defined by the WHO as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” See ways ML can make a difference.

What’s Under the Hood of Neural Networks?

In this contributed article, Pippa Cole, Science Writer at the London Institute for Mathematical Sciences, discusses new research on artificial neural networks that has added to concerns that we don’t have a clue what machine learning algorithms are up to under the hood. She highlights a new study that focuses on two completely different deep-layered machines, and found that in fact they did exactly the same thing, which was a huge surprise. It’s a demonstration of how little we understand about the inner workings of deep-layered neural networks.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q4 2020

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!

TOP 10 insideBIGDATA Articles for September 2020

In this continuing regular feature, we give all our valued readers a monthly heads-up for the top 10 most viewed articles appearing on insideBIGDATA. Over the past several months, we’ve heard from many of our followers that this feature will enable them to catch up with important news and features flowing across our many channels.

KDD 2020 Recognizes Winning Teams of 24th Annual KDD Cup

Across Four Competition Tracks, KDD Cup 2020 Tackled E-Commerce, Generative Adversarial Networks, Automatic Graph Representation Learning, Automated Machine Learning, Mobility-on-Demand (MoD) Platforms and Reinforcement Learning. KDD 2020, the premier interdisciplinary conference in data science, recognized over sixty winning teams in this year’s KDD Cup competition, which took place virtually Aug. 23-27, 2020.

Shifting from Contributing- to Outcome-based Analytics

In the video presentation below from the recent The 2020 AWS Analytics Summit conference, Dan Woicke, Cerner Corporation, discusses how his company uses Vertica to store petabytes of operational data, which is then used for in-depth analysis and trending of the health of client systems.