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 …

An Introduction to Deep Learning using nolearn

An Introduction to Deep Learning using nolearn

One of the most well known problems in machine learning regards how to categorize handwritten numbers automatically. Basically, the idea is that you have 10 different digits (0-9) and you want a computer to be able to correctly identify each number. This would come in handy at the post office, along with many other applications such as identifying address numbers …

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 …

Do You Have the Data Agility Your Business Needs?

Do You Have the Data Agility Your Business Needs?

Data is the new battleground. For companies, the situation is clear – their future depends on how quickly and efficiently they can turn data into accurate insights. This challenge has put immense pressure on CIOs to not only manage ever-growing data volumes, sources, and types, but to also support more and more data users as well as new and increasingly …

Countdown to GDPR: Checklist to Get Your Infrastructure Compliance-Ready

Countdown to GDPR: Checklist to Get Your Infrastructure Compliance-Ready

In a world constantly bombarded by ransomware, viruses, and other data breaches, people want to feel that they and their data are protected. As such, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance law has caused quite the buzz since it was approved in April 2016. In short, GDPR ensures data protection for any EU citizen. Starting in May 2018, …

3 Ways Predictive Analytics and Big Data Can Help Forex Brokers

3 Ways Predictive Analytics and Big Data Can Help Forex Brokers

The purpose of the Foreign Exchange (Forex), the richest market in liquidities, is to trade currency. Each day of trading, fortunes are made, lost or incrementally increased or decreased, depending on the boldness of the trader and the favors of the gods of the market. However, modern technology has quickly seeped into the financial industry, this time under two shapes. …

75 big data terms you need to know

75 Big Data terms to make your Father Proud Of You

My earlier article on ‘25 Big Data terms you must know to impress your date’ had a pretty decent response (at least by my standards) and there were requests to add more. Look, it is fairly easy to impress your date. Depending on the gender, all you may need is a romantic dinner and my ‘25 Big Data terms’ cheat …

Big Data Is Revolutionizing The Way We Develop Life-Saving Medicine

Big Data Is Revolutionizing The Way We Develop Life-Saving Medicine

Big data sets are so complex and large that common data processing tools and technologies cannot cope with them. The process of inspection of such data and uncovering patterns is called big data analytics. The basic question which arises in our mind is, “In what way is the drug discovery related to big data analytics?” or “how is data analytics …

Data Protection is an Imperative Step to Drive Business Growth

Data Protection is an Imperative Step to Drive Business Growth

The steady progress towards digitization with the Government of India’s programs like Digital India, cashless economy; the mushrooming of e-commerce industry and the digitization of organizations across sizes and verticals is generating unprecedented amount of data daily. Being one of the most important components for the growth and success of any business, data is the most valued asset of any …

Data Lakes: Deep Insights

Data Lakes: Deep Insights

Big Data is morphing into Vast Data. The next generation of the technology will lead to insights and correlations that reveal new strategies—even new business models. Dan McCaffrey has an ambitious goal: solving the world’s looming food shortage. As vice president of data and analytics at The Climate Corporation (Climate), which is a subsidiary of Monsanto, McCaffrey leads a team …