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The Need For Mission Critical Text Analytics
“There’s simply too much textual information available for human beings to find or analyze it by themselves. Machines must help,” said Chris Biow, the senior vice president of Global Public Sector at Basis Technology. A 20-year text analytics veteran, Biow started his career in the space in 2000 working... Read more
How Artificial Intelligence Can Reduce Stress From eCommerce Pricing
With modern temps of life, to have a deal with eCommerce pricing could be quite stressful. Charging a too high price and you lose all your clients, too low price and you lose your business. What would you choose: to spend your company’s time on monitoring competitor’s stores or to use... Read more
Digital Transformation and Agile Decision-Making in Commerce
Dr. Kanishka Bhattacharya spoke at ODSC London 2018 on how data science is changing commerce and enabling large companies to become more “agile” in their decision process. Dr. Bhattacharya, who works as a senior director at Publicis.Sapient, explained that large corporations with ‘traditional’ business models are failing to meet... Read more
Why Consumers Should Trust Companies with Their Data
Hugo Pinto is an asthmatic. He’s aware of the environmental triggers that can induce an asthma attack, but he wasn’t satisfied with the option that faces most asthmatics: wait until an attack happens, and treat the symptoms once it does. [Related Article: Why The New Era of Big Data... Read more
Real-Life Robocop: How NLP Is Fighting Financial Crime
“There used to be a point where chatbots could barely understand slang. Now, they’re able to recognize numerous languages and styles.” The amazing progress artificial intelligence has made in human language processing fascinates Kfir Bar, chief scientist at Basis Technology. For years, Bar has explored the gambit of natural... Read more
The Data of Disease: Using Pharmaceutical Data Science to Improve Vaccine R&D
Vaccines traditionally take decades to develop. Duccio Medini and his colleagues at GlaxoSmithKline are looking for ways to change that. Duccio Medini addressed attendees at ODSC London 2018 in a half-hour lecture on how data science is integrating with vaccination research, speeding up the development process and enabling researchers... Read more
Brain Meets Machine: How DataSine is Merging Psychology and Data Science
Igor Volzhanin, CEO of AI-driven marketing strategy group DataSine, gave a talk at ODSC London 2018 on the framework that his company uses to target end users with content tailored to their unique personality profiles. DataSine intersects modern psychology and data science to predict what content users will resonate... Read more
Data Scientists as Jackalopes — Not Unicorns: Insight from Jesús Rogel-Salazar
Data scientists shouldn’t be hailed as unicorns — they’re more like jackalopes, Jesús Rogel-Salazar said in the final moments of ODSC Europe 2018. Rogel-Salazar presented a basic introduction to data science and its practical business applications during the Europe conference’s final timeslot. He said over-exaggerated perceptions of data science... Read more
Meet the Leader of a Data-Driven Work Culture: The Data Science Manager
What does it take to build a data-driven culture at a company? Surely, you’d expect hiring a few people with technical skills would make a monumental difference. But Google Chief Decision Scientist Cassie Kozyrkov says the true key to building a data-driven culture is hiring a data science manager —... Read more
Three Machine Learning Practices That Keep Your Identity Safe
As privacy concerns escalate in the age of big data, developers constantly evolve artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to keep your identity safe. Machine learning systems enable businesses to more effectively identify fraud and keep user information safe. These systems gather data that can provide much more powerful... Read more