James Kobielus

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As IBM's big data evangelist, James Kobielus is senior program director for product marketing for big data analytics solutions. He is an industry veteran, a popular speaker and social media participant, and a thought leader in big data, Hadoop, enterprise data warehousing, advanced analytics, business intelligence, data management, and next-best-action technologies. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of IBM.

Data science predicts election winner!

Know when your big data is telling big lies

Know when your big data is telling big lies

Data scientists face an existential dilemma every single day: How do you distinguish signal from noisy illusion?

IoT's big challenge: Managing billions of devices

IoT's big challenge: Managing billions of devices

IoT will soon permeate every aspect of our lives -- the very definition of sprawl. How will we derive meaningful analytics from the endless IoT fabric?

Advancing the art of the cognitive chatbot

Advancing the art of the cognitive chatbot

Frameworks are just beginning to emerge for a microservices approach to intelligent personal assistants

How to monetize the fuzzy narratives of social listening

How to monetize the fuzzy narratives of social listening

Social media present at best a skewed portrait of how people truly feel or are likely to behave under various circumstances

3 safeguards for intelligent machines

3 safeguards for intelligent machines

How can we ensure that autonomous devices, including Internet of things endpoints, will never go rogue? Start with these three basic principles

Graph analysis: Not the dots, but the connections

Graph analysis: Not the dots, but the connections

When relationships between entities are more important than the entities themselves, you have a business problem made for graph analysis

Machine learning models need love, too

Machine learning models need love, too

Machine learning is infusing applications with predictive power -- but unless you give machine learning models ongoing attention, that power will fade away

2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT

2020 vision: The triumph of cognitive IoT

In a few years, smart endpoints will distribute cognitive capability everywhere, and we'll wonder how we ever did without it

It's springtime at last for cognitive computing

It's springtime at last for cognitive computing

Artificial intelligence suffered a long winter, but a new name -- cognitive computing -- and a flood of data, innovation, and compute power now has thousands smart applications flourishing

Streaming analytics enter the fast lane

Streaming analytics enter the fast lane

Already we've moved on to a new phase in analytics where data never rests

Algorithms for eyes: How deep learning can help the blind

Algorithms for eyes: How deep learning can help the blind

Algorithms for real-time collision avoidance, geospatial nav, and situational awareness -- coupled with haptic feedback -- may soon provide the visually impaired with invaluable aid

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