Machine learning demystified: the importance of data

Machine learning demystified: the importance of data

Machine learning (ML) may sound like a daunting concept to anyone unfamiliar with it, some may believe it to lead to outlandish ideas about machines poised to enslave mankind. Fortunately this isn’t what ML is, it’s basically a major advancement in the development of Information Technology (IT). For ML to benefit an organisation it first has to understand the full …

Big Data (or how to make Business Intelligence keep up with the new times)

Big Data (or how to make Business Intelligence keep up with the new times)

Large and small companies have always used the information within their reach to better understand their business and try to get better results. With the advent of computers and the ability to store data systematically, new possibilities opened up. Data was collected at first in order to improve transactional processes. With sales and purchase information suitably stored it was easy …

How to build a highly effective AI team

How to build a highly effective AI team

Once a niche research specialty, AI is fast becoming a vital aspect of the IT strategy at many businesses. The maturity of data science and machine learning tools, as well as the rise of readily accessible machine learning platforms in the cloud, are fueling this trend, enabling businesses to explore new ways to extract high business value from existing and …

Artificial Intelligence Will Put Spies Out of Work

Artificial Intelligence Will Put Spies Out of Work, Too

If Robert Cardillo has his way, robots will perform 75 percent of the tasks currently done by American intelligence analysts who collect, analyze, and interpret images beamed from drones, satellites, and other feeds around the globe. Cardillo, the director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, known by the acronym NGA, announced his push toward “automation” and artificial intelligence at a conference …

What the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Government Could Look Like

What the Future of Artificial Intelligence in Government Could Look Like

William D. Eggers is the executive director of the Deloitte Center for Government Insights. Dr. Peter Viechnicki is a strategic analysis manager and data scientist with the center. This piece is adapted from their new study, How much time and money can AI save government? Institutions run on data. Government agencies are no exception, and today this requires endless staff hours …

Self-Service in the Enterprise: How Much Is Enough?

Self-Service in the Enterprise: How Much Is Enough?

One of the overarching themes surrounding digital transformation is the need to get infrastructure out of the way of data and application productivity. Whether the mechanism is automation, devops or cloud computing, the idea is to give users greater control over both their data and the tools needed to make use of it. A key element in this strategy is …

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Impacting Legal Practice

Artificial Intelligence Is Already Impacting Legal Practice

This year there’s been a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence and the ways that it will affect the practice of law. This happens in the legal tech space whenever a new technology emerges that has the potential to change the way that lawyers do business. As is often the case when a new type of technology emerges, there tends …

Automation and the end of accounting

Automation and the end of accounting

Recently I’ve been spending time looking at the various initiatives that the accounting software vendors have in terms of applying automation (via artificial intelligence) to their core offerings. While my assessment is that there is little happening in the enterprise space around this topic, in the small- and mid-sized accounting space there is huge amounts of work being done on …

Analytics-driven embedded systems

Analytics-driven embedded systems, an introduction

Analytics-driven embedded systems are here. The ability to create analytics that process massive amounts of business and engineering data is enabling designers in many industries to develop intelligent products and services. Designers can use analytics to describe and predict a system’s behavior, and further combine analytics with embedded control systems to automate actions and decisions. In some implementations, the analytics …

Without A Data-Driven Culture, You Are Throwing Money Away And Wasting Your Team’s Time

Without A Data-Driven Culture, You Are Throwing Money Away And Wasting Your Team’s Time

The oil and gas analytics market is expected to rise at a CAGR of 19.3% during 2016–2024, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR), with smart sensors and big data being used to manage risks, cut costs by increasing efficiency, and increase revenues. There has also been a great deal of talk about how data will also drive automation in the the sector. …