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2015 Smart Data Conference Registration is Open; Semantic Technologies, Machine Learning, and Cognitive Computing on the Agenda

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by Angela Guess San Jose, CA – DATAVERSITY Education, LLC, announced the agenda and opened registration for the 2015 Smart Data Conference located in San Jose, California, on August 18-20, 2015. The agenda has over 80 sessions covering topics in Semantic Technologies, Search, Linked Data, Cognitive Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Internet of Things, and…

Baidu’s Deep Learning Secret Weapon: Minwa

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by Angela Guess Robert McMillan recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal blog, “Baidu Inc. says it has posted the world’s best results on a closely watched artificial intelligence benchmark. It had a secret weapon, according to researchers at the Chinese search giant: Minwa. The company’s Minwa supercomputer scanned ImageNet, a database of just over…

The 2015 Modeling NoSQL Survey: Your Participation Needed!

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by Angela Guess Embarcadero, FairCom, and DATAVERSITY are calling on data professionals to complete the 2015 Modeling NoSQL survey. The companies write, “Thank you for completing this survey on Modeling NoSQL practices and trends, conducted by DATAVERSITY. Your answers help us to compile the best education resources, and in the immediate, will be analyzed and…

IBM Helps Brands Address the Rising Complexity of Marketing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced new design and analytics capabilities as a part of the IBM Marketing Cloud to enable brands to address the rising complexity marketers face engaging with customers as individuals. These new capabilities from IBM enable marketers to collaborate, design and deliver personalized…

The World’s Angriest Robot

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by Angela Guess Telegraph contributor Olivia Goldhill recently wrote, “It sounds like the beginning of an apocalyptic sci-fi film. A New Zealand artificial intelligence company is building the angriest robot in the world in the hopes of helping companies to understand and placate angry customers. The technology firm, Touchpoint group, has spent more than £230,000 on…

The Healthcare Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Bresnick recently wrote for HealthITAnalytics, “The Internet of Things seems made for healthcare.  Millions of smart sensors and devices connected through the internet to provide up-to-the-second data on everything from a patient’s heart rate to how many pills they’ve taken that day to the ambient temperature of their hospital room can…

The Human Application of Cognitive Computing and Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The myriad marvels of Cognitive Computing were best defined by IBM Big Data evangelist James Kobielus at the Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference. In a panel entitled “Understanding the New World of Cognitive Computing” (featuring advisor Steve Ardire, Adrian Bowles of STORM Insights, and CognitiveScale’s Matt Sanchez) he called it pattern recognition…

Achieving Total IT Governance

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Age, Chloe Green recently noted, “By 2016 Gartner predicts that 70% of the most profitable companies will manage their processes using real-time predictive analytics or extreme collaboration. To realise this Gartner vision, businesses should look to achieve total IT governance; sharing relevant information across the organisation, streamlining business processes…

Embracing Hybrid Cloud Architecture

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by Angela Guess Donald Rippert recently wrote for Information Week, “There is no standard, industry-accepted definition of hybrid cloud. Some definitions include connections between traditional systems and cloud systems as a form of hybridity (yes, that is a real word), and some do not. IBM defines hybrid as the connection of one or more clouds…