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Infographic: The Path to Growth through Revenue Lifecycle Maturity

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by Angela Guess Service Source has created a new infographic sharing the findings of a survey on revenue lifecycle maturity. According to a spokesperson from Service Source, this infographic “details key findings from a survey of enterprises – including 10 of the top 15 global software companies. The infographic showcases where these companies fall on…

Concurrent Introduces Driven 1.2

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, today announced the latest release of Driven, the industry’s leading application performance management product for the data-driven enterprise. Driven is built to address the challenges of business-critical data application development and deployment, delivering control and performance…

Twitter and Mobile Phones Used to Calculate Crowd Sizes

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by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “New findings by scientists from the Data Science Lab at Warwick Business School suggest that data generated simply through our use of mobile phones and Twitter might offer surprisingly accurate estimates of crowd sizes. Federico Botta, Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, of Warwick Business School, analysed Twitter and…

Artificial Intelligence and ‘Thought Vectors’

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by Angela Guess Aaron Krumins recently wrote for Extreme Tech, “Last week, the British high priest of artificial intelligence Professor Geoffrey Hinton, who was snapped up by Google two years back during its massive acquisition of AI experts, revealed that his employer may have found a means of breaking the AI deadlock that has persisted…

Artificial Intelligence in Weapons Systems: The Ethical Dilemmas

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by Angela Guess A recent article in Nature.com reports, “The artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics communities face an important ethical decision: whether to support or oppose the development of lethal autonomous weapons systems (LAWS). Technologies have reached a point at which the deployment of such systems is — practically if not legally — feasible within…

Genome Sequencing Data is Getting Bigger, Requires Proper Informatics

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by Angela Guess In the latest issue of GEN, MaryAnn Labant wrote, “According to Illumina, next-generation sequencing data volume has doubled every year since 2007, representing over a 1,000-fold increase in the amount of data that needs to be processed. Add in proteomics, metabolomics, medical records, and other information, and it is obvious that Big…

JSonar Announces Industry’s First NoSQL Data Warehouse

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “jSonar today announced, SonarW, a major, new, capability for its jSonar Analytics Platform. SonarW is a NoSQL Data Warehouse – the industry’s first JSON-native data warehouse. SonarW is 100% MongoDB compatible, providing seamless data warehousing for MongoDB OLTP environments. SonarW can also be easily…

Berkeley’s Robot BRETT Uses Deep Learning to Learn From Its Mistakes

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by Angela Guess Yesterday, Manish Singh wrote for Beta News, “Humans understand feedback and they seek improvement over numerous trials and errors. Robots, on the other hand, don’t. Robots only understand what’s hardcoded in their algorithms, essentially making them useless without getting direct input from humans. But recent advances are offering a major shift to…

Giving Meaning to Your Data with Semantic Technology

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by Angela Guess Information Management contributor Tom Endyke recently wrote, “While organizations realize the potential of effectively incorporating data into multiple facets of their business, many are unsure as to how to best take action upon this insight. Consider the amount of data generated on an on-going basis in the financial services space alone; there…