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Adventure Game Uses Natural Language Understanding

An article written by Eugene Joseph of Gamasutra reveals that, “Bot Colony is an episodic single player adventure game that we launched on Steam’s Early Access on June 17. It has the distinction of being the first game that integrates unrestricted English dialogue into the game experience. While the Bot Colony Natural Language Understanding (NLU)…

Video Game Characters Are About To Have Lives Of Their Own

by Jennifer Zaino Video games are on their way to becoming an increasingly immersive experience. Rival Theory’s first offering was RAIN, an artificial intelligence engine for the Unity game development ecosystem that counts a little over 7,000 active users. RAIN took a bit of a non-traditional approach to what AI means in the gaming world,…

Why Isn’t Data Governance Viewed More Strategically?

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by Ian Rowlands Yes, I know I’ve been quiet recently. Three separate things have slowed my blogging down. One is that work has been really busy. That’s a good thing, of course, but it limits time for thinking and writing!  The second thing is that I’ve actually taken some vacation and I just didn’t have…

Ray Kurzweil, Google Discuss Artificial Intelligence (video)

Signe Brewster of Gigaom recently wrote, “In 2012, Google hired Ray Kurzweil to build a computer capable of thinking as powerfully as a human. It would require at least one hundred trillion calculations per second — a feat already accomplished by the fastest supercomputers in existence. The more difficult challenge is creating a computer that…

NoSQL != NoDataModeling

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by Karen Lopez This week I again came across a few articles on the Internet (they must be true!) that insist NoSQL means people get data faster, with none of that nasty business of data modeling or analysis. While it’s wonderful to hear about advances in data science, I’m still not convinced that these sentiments…

Data Governance – The CSA Approach

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by Janine Joseph It’s springtime here in the north land and those of us who garden are being bombarded with seed catalogs coming in the mail. Nothing makes a northern gardener feel better than thinking about digging into warm soil; soil that was recently frozen solid. And those of us that enjoy gardening and Data…

Why the Analytics vs. Intuition Debate Misses the Mark

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by Gil Allouche As big data technology continues to evolve, improve and expand, it’s reaching more and more people and industries than ever before — from sports to health care. Data and information are becoming highly sought after, and many people feel like this all-consuming pursuit of data is reducing the importance of human intuition…

June 2014 DATAVERSITY Letter from the Editor

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It’s been a great year for me to satisfy my inner geek (IG). As mentioned at Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference and Expo (#EDW14) last month, we had Peter Olson from Marvel Entertainment give a Keynote followed by Philip Sheppard from the Royal Academy of Music, both of whom blew us all away with their…