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How AI Will Disrupt the Financial Sector
Artificial intelligence thrives with data. The more data you have, the better your algorithms will be. However, just having a lot of data is not sufficient anymore. You also need high-quality data, or in the words of Peter Norvig, you need better data: “We don’t have better algorithms, we... Read more
The Mechanics and Business Value of Speech Technologies
Technology is constantly distracting us. Omar Tawakol of Voicea (formerly Voicera) wants to use voice software to help improve our attention and provide a valuable service to the world of meetings. Meetings may have a terrible reputation, but Voicea is hoping to change that with a new type of... Read more
Financial Data Modeling with RAPIDS.
A financial dataset is challenging in many ways. The data is usually anonymized to protect customers’ privacies. Sometimes even the column name of the tabular data is encoded, which can prevent feature engineering using domain knowledge. As required by financial regulation and laws, oftentimes the models must be interpretable, like logistic... Read more
What is MLPerf?
AI might be a buzzword, but the hype is outpacing tools to ensure benchmarks. Up to this point, assessing the performance of ML software was difficult. You couldn’t just measure it objectively against other types of frameworks. Now, a collection of tech companies have released MLPerf, a consistent way... Read more
Is AI the Future of Digital Influencers?
The term “influencer” has been populating the digital sphere for a long time now, and so far, it has gone largely undefined. As we know it, an influencer can be anyone that holds influence over their audience, community, or platform. Celebrities, politicians, models were the original ones; then came... Read more
You Can’t Buy Your Way Out of Data Science Problems
You launched a data science initiative, and the results have been underwhelming. As a business leader, you understand the value of investing in a project with a high potential ROI, but the project just siphons funds without showing improvement. So what’s the issue? Data science problems aren’t like other... Read more
Smart Image Analysis for E-Commerce Applications
Editor’s note: Abon is a speaker for ODSC West this Fall! Consider attending his talk, “Computer Vision for E-Commerce: Intelligent Analysis and Selection of Product Images at Scale” then. In e-commerce, the role of product images is critical in delivering satisfactory customer experience. Images help online shoppers gain confidence... Read more
4 Examples of Businesses Solving Problems with AI
In her talk at ODSC West 2018, “Reality Check: How Businesses are using Human in the Loop Processes to Drive Real Value,” Alyssa Simpson Rochwerger, the VP of Product at Figure Eight, explains how companies can begin solving creating value and solving problems with AI. [Related Article: Problem Solving... Read more
Redefining Robotics: Next Generation Warehouses
People picture robots changing to look more like humans, but in reality, the evolution of robotics involves things you can’t actually see. For Bastiane Huang at Osaro, the development of robots means greater advances in autonomy. Building brains for robots gives them more flexibility for tasks and creates more... Read more
If Your Business Can’t Compete With AI, Then Quit
Make no mistake. AI is going to take some jobs. It might even take entire industries and revolutionize the way we do business. If you’re worried about how your business will hold up in the coming era of machines, you aren’t alone. Your business isn’t immune, but it will... Read more