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?

08/23/16

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?

07/28/16

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

06/28/16

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

05/05/16

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

04/11/16

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

03/04/16

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

02/04/16

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

01/15/16

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

11/24/15

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

07/16/15

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

06/22/15

Humans vs. algorithms: Who -- or what -- should decide?

Humans vs. algorithms: Who -- or what -- should decide?

Increasingly, big data algorithms make decisions on customers' behalf. Sometimes they're wrong. Then again, human beings can be even more wrong

06/08/15

No, the data warehouse is not dead

No, the data warehouse is not dead

Every surge in new tech prompts declarations that existing tech is circling the drain, but the data warehouse isn't going anywhere -- in fact, it's healthier than ever

04/13/15

The all-consuming future of cloud analytics

The all-consuming future of cloud analytics

An explosion of use cases is driving runaway growth in cloud analytics -- but can anyone really declare that the cloud is the omega of IT platforms?

03/20/15

Hadoop is probably as mature as it's going to get

Hadoop is probably as mature as it's going to get

Five years ago, Hadoop came roaring into the mainstream as the solutions to all big data problems. Now that reality has settled in, it's time for a more realistic assessment

03/03/15

Analytics and measurements: A recipe for sustainable food chains

Analytics and measurements: A recipe for sustainable food chains

Our food chain is full of waste, but widely distributed sensors and big data analytics together hold potential for dramatic conservation of resources

01/07/15

Busted! The campaign against counterfeit reviews

Busted! The campaign against counterfeit reviews

Fake reviews, either intended to trash a company or artificially inflate its standing, are poisoning the Internet. Here's how machine learning is attempting to stop the counterfeitting

12/23/14

Peeling back the layers of the smarter city

What's the key to making cities smarter? Extend data-driven analytic infrastructure across every aspect of urban existence

12/04/14

When big data is truly better

When big data is truly better

Take advantage of scale when past experience indicates greater analytic value will result. But big data is not a hammer -- nor is every problem a nail

09/04/14

Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea

07/25/14

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