How businesses can learn from the first wave of AI

How businesses can learn from the first wave of AI

Artificial Intelligence (AI) or cognitive technology is no more about a machine playing chess. AI is on the streets driving our cars. It is in our call centres chatting up customers in dulcet tones. AI is drafting and reviewing legal documents with immaculate precision. It is even doing what we could never dream of: You can trade using indices derived …

CrowdAI sells artificial-intelligence-as-a-service

CrowdAI sells artificial-intelligence-as-a-service

Computers aren’t blind, but they can’t see. They can detect objects, but must be trained to understand what those objects are. That takes two things: a ton of example data collected and organized by artificial intelligence, and humans to accurately label and verify that data. Done right, this process can teach self-driving cars to avoid pedestrians, detect parking lot usage …

Predictive analytics: What are the challenges and opportunities?

Predictive analytics: What are the challenges and opportunities?

In August 2016, Econsultancy published a report in association with IBM called The Secrets of Elite Analytics Practices. Part of this wide ranging report seeks to discover just how automation and AI have changed analytics in marketing. Let’s look at some of the talking points… Time was identified as a business’s most precious resource. Being able to streamline the marketing …

2016 in APIs: Microservices

2016 in APIs: Microservices, Standards, Acquisitions & Security

2016 has been an eventful year on many fronts and not least for APIs. We’ve see the emergence of Microservices as a big new driver for API adoption, numerous high profile security breaches (being DDOSed by your own webcam hurts!), vendor acquisitions, the growth of the Open API Initiative and some more industry events. Some of these trends we already …

Most Promising New Data Technologies to Gain Traction in 2017

Most Promising New Data Technologies to Gain Traction in 2017

With 2016 in the rear view mirror, we look back at a mixed year for data analytics in terms of adoption and optimization. This past year, companies opened up to advanced analytics techniques yet still struggle to act on them. 2016 saw a large shift towards productized analytics solutions over service-based delivery models, as both providers and companies sought to …

Why GE Ventures is betting on analytics in healthcare

Why GE Ventures is betting on analytics in healthcare

The healthcare industry’s transition toward value-based care is forcing providers to adopt new and emerging business models in lieu of traditional fee-for-service payment. At their core, these business models have the principle of value-based reimbursement, in which providers must meet certain quality care standards while controlling costs in order to get paid. And while the election means that the Affordable …

How Will Big Data Evolve in the Year Ahead?

How Will Big Data Evolve in the Year Ahead?

People, organizations and things will continue to generate ever-larger volumes of data in the months and years ahead, but expect to see some changes in how that information will be put to use, not just by humans but by artificial intelligence (AI) as well. A recent survey by the analyst firm Gartner Inc., for instance, found that while big data …

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potentiall… @pinakinariwala: From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption #tech #BigData #AI There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. …

Big Data Analytics and its Impact on Manufacturing Sector

Big Data Analytics and its Impact on Manufacturing Sector

It is no new news that the Big Data and software analytics have had a huge impact on the modern industries. There are several industry disruptors that have surfaced in the past few years and totally changed the lives of all connected humans. Like Google, Tesla and Uber! These are the companies that have used the long list of benefits …

Information architecture: The key to governance

Information architecture: The key to governance, integration and

We have always had information around us, and it likely always existed in large volumes. It was just presented in different formats such as paper or hard copy documents, postal mail, telegrams and wired messages, verbal conversations and recordings, posters and public notices, pictures and so on. A lot of data is still disconnected, and a lot of it still …