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The Inherent Bias of Big Data Gathered Via Social Media

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by Angela Guess Phys.org contributor Julie Deardorff reports, “With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on ‘big data.’ But while the information derived from social network sites can shed light on social…

Master Data Chefs and the Citizen Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Dan Woods recently wrote for Forbes, “Data scientists are like the master chefs of the business world… Companies invest heavily to hire these experts. They are a precious resource and one that is all the more limited because they alone must prepare all the ingredients that go into everything that comes out…

Adding Data Governance Tools to Self-Service Analytics

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by Angela Guess Ed Burns recently wrote for Search Business Analytics, “As more and more businesses implement self-service analytics software, a glaring need is becoming apparent: data governance plans. While self-service tools can provide businesses users with a simple way to access and analyze data, they also can give them the ability to feed bad…

The Internet of Things App Market

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by Angela Guess Barclay Ballard recently wrote for IT Pro Portal, “Although the Internet of Things is often regarded as a technology that is yet to really burst into life, a recent study reveals that it is already proving hugely profitable. An industry survey conducted by Progress and Harbor Research has found that 65 per…

Sir Tim Berners-Lee on Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess George Coleman, Global President at Creation recently wrote, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest topics at Cannes Lions… Unsurprisingly, the theatre was packed to capacity for the talk by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. As one of the most important figures in the development of the world wide web, his views naturally…

Strategic Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper According to HSBC Global Information Architect Michael Miller, at an Enterprise Data World 2015 session entitled “Data Governance 2.0 – Moving from Tactical Data Governance to Strategic Data Governance for Competitive Advantage,” strategic Data Governance is predicated on: Treating data as a corporate asset: Data, its governance and its valuation, should be…

Clarifying the Spark vs. Hadoop Question

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have…

Data Science Is NOT Dead: Here’s the Proof

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by Angela Guess Henrik Nordmark recently wrote in Information Age, “I read with some interest, and a fair bit of astonishment, Richard Lee’s recent column alleging that data science is dead. Of course, everyone is entitled to an opinion, but when the central premise of the point you are making is inherently faulty, you should…

How Big Data Will Enable Continuous Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Shomit Ghose of ONSET Ventures recently wrote in VentureBeat, “Medical care today is episodic. We’re assessed by our doctors at our annual physical exams, and we’re treated by our doctors when symptoms of ill-health become manifest… Going forward, our cell phones and wearables will be by far our biggest source of health-related…

Voice Recognition and Natural Language Processing: How Do They Work?

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by Angela Guess Chris Jager recently wrote for LifeHacker, “Before a computer can even understand what you mean, it needs to be able to understand what you said. This involves a complex process that includes audio sampling, feature extraction and then actual speech recognition to recognise individual sounds and convert them to text. Researchers have…