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Adatao Announces Machine Learning, NLP Tool Set

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Serdar Yegulalp reports, “Last year, data visualization company Adatao — spearheaded by the former engineering director of Google Apps — announced its Data Intelligence Platform, a tool set for querying Hadoop data that’s meant to be as easy as putting together a document in Google Docs. Today Adatao announced…

How the Internet of Things Will Save You Money

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by Angela Guess Cade Metz recently wrote for Wired, “As the Internet of Things expands, with everything from thermostats to cameras to cars plugging into the net, so does the need for machines that can handle those connections. The data traveling to and from all those thermostats, cameras, and cars, you see, must flow through…

Industrial Internet of Things Brings With It Operational Savings

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Dell Power More blog, Norman Rozenberg recently commented, “The Industrial Internet of Things is transforming the manufacturing, energy and oil and gas industries. It has the potential to add $15 trillion to the global economy in 2030, according to Accenture. This revolution was built on machine-to-machine (M2M) technology that…

10 Ways Businesses Can Use Machine Learning & NLP Better

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “I honestly believe data can save the world if we get out of its way. This getting out of the way of data goes by another name: transparency… Like anyone, I’m often creeped out by items the companies send me that indicate they know a…

Deep Neural Networks Take on the Cocktail Party Problem

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by Angela Guess A recent article in the MIT Technology Review reports, “The cocktail party effect is the ability to focus on a specific human voice while filtering out other voices or background noise. The ease with which humans perform this trick belies the challenge that scientists and engineers have faced in reproducing it synthetically.…

Weak AI and Strong AI: A Look At Both Forms

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by Angela Guess Alison Diana recently wrote for Enterprise Tech, “Typically, AI splits into two forms: Weak and strong. Strong AI, exemplified by IBM Watson, transitioned from the champion’s chair on ‘Jeopardy’ to helping veterinarians treat animals and allowing researchers to understand human emotions based on their writings. Weak AI, on the other hand, focuses…

Debunking the Myths around Cognitive Computing

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by James Kobielus I think we’ve already grown weary of yet another discussion of the myths around big data. Though I doubt that cognitive computing—which obviously builds on big data—has its own special myth pantheon, so far, that day is probably fast approaching. Myths sprout when a paradigm catches hold faster in the popular imagination—for…

Ray Kurzweil Predicts Our Phones Will Be As Smart As Us By 2020

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Huffington Post, Vivek Wadhwa notes, “Ray Kurzweil made a startling prediction in 1999 that appears to be coming true: that by 2023 a $1,000 laptop would have the computing power and storage capacity of a human brain. He also predicted that Moore’s law, which postulates that the processing capability…

The Natural Union of Big Data and the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Carl Weinschenk recently wrote for IT Business Edge, “The close relationship between the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data is an intuitive one. The IoT will create a ton of information, which is precisely what Big Data is designed to handle. They really are different sides of the same coin. Even…

Crowdsourcing Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for Tech Republic, “Data science is filled with mystical algorithms reminiscent of spells chanted by wizards of yore. Armed with this arsenal of magic tricks, zealous leaders eagerly present their market with new and improved widgets, powered by artificial intelligence (AI). The leaders often take an egocentric view…