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When Automated Decision-Making Needs Human Oversight

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of The New York Times recently wrote, “Armies of the finest minds in computer science have dedicated themselves to improving the odds of making a sale… This automated decision-making is designed to take the human out of the equation, but it is an all-too-human impulse to want someone looking over…

Is Big Data A Miracle or a Curse?

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Howard Baldwin recently wrote, “So you’re trying to figure out whether your company should invest in big data analytics. You may be a CIO, you may be in marketing; doesn’t matter. You’re looking at what other people are doing to see whether this technology is going the way of smartphones…

Gaining Better Business Insights with Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Shawn Masters of Novetta Solutions recently wrote for Inside Big Data, “The amount of data corporations have to confront is so immense we have yet to settle on an environment-wide euphemism to describe it. Whether it’s big data, data lakes, data tsunamis or even the datapocalypse, the message is clear – we…

Why You Don’t Need to Fear Artificial Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Tim Oates recently wrote in Tech Crunch, “As yet another tech pioneer with no connection to artificial intelligence steps out to voice his fears about AI being catastrophic for the human race, I feel the need respond. While I respect Steve Wozniak’s technological contributions to our culture, I fear that he, like…

A Recap of the Sell-Out Enterprise Data World 2015 Conference

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by Angela Guess Francine Adams recently wrote for the Examiner, “Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2015 has been the best ever week long conference, in this writer’s opinion. The attendance was outstanding, amidst some construction going on at the Grand Hyatt in Washington DC. Some 900 attendees were non-plussed, however, as they enthusiastically greeted colleagues whom…

SolarWinds Introduces Cloud-Centric Database Performance Management

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, today announced enhancements to SolarWinds® Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) to improve the performance of business-critical applications by optimizing SQL Server®, Oracle® and other database operations — whether apps are hosted on…

LinguaNext Technologies’ Linguify.S Becomes an SAP-Endorsed Business Solution

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “LinguaNext Technologies today announced that its language platform Linguify.S is now an SAP-endorsed business solution for all countries worldwide. SAP will continue to develop localized versions for selected on-premise or cloud solutions, while LinguaNext will offer complementary solutions for product and language combinations not…

RPI to Design a Supercomputer with a Neuromorphic Processor

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by Angela Guess Mary L. Martialay recently reported for RPI News, “With a $1.3 million grant from the Air Force Research Laboratory, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will explore the design and potential of next-generation supercomputers that incorporate a highly efficient “neuromorphic” processor, which more closely represents the human brain in its architectural design. In…

Nanocomputers, Cognitive Computing, and Your Brain: A TED Talk

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote for Network World, “Nanocomputers implanted in our brains that connect to the cloud will usher in a new era of critical thinking and human advancement, Google’s Director of Engineering predicts in a TED Talk. Ray Kurzweil says that by the 2030s, nanobots embedded through the bloodstream into our…