In the history of London's Underground rail network, the underground fire hazard incident of 1987 at the King's cross station was one the biggest disasters. It claimed 31 lives and also severely scarred the reputation of London Underground. After multiple inquiries, it was concluded that the fire had started because someone dropped a lit match onto a wooden escalator. But how did such a trivial incident snowball into a full-blown disaster?
SAN FRANCISCO: Building on the success of its first-generation AI platform, Infosys Mana and its Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, AssistEdge, Infosys on Thursday launched'Infosys Nia', the next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform for businesses. Infosys Nia converges the big data/analytics, machine learning, knowledge management and cognitive automation capabilities of Mana; end-to-end RPA capabilities of AssistEdge; advanced, high-performance and scalable machine learning capabilities of Skytree; and optical character recognition (OCR), natural language processing (NLP) capabilities and infrastructure management services. Infosys Nia, tackles business problems such as forecasting revenues, forecasting what products need to be built, understanding customer behaviour, understanding the content of contracts and legal documents, understanding compliance, and fraud. It can also predict variability in manufacturing and material cost, while also reducing product development cycle times.
I always enjoy these industry-spanning infographics. They sometimes point me to companies I want to understand in greater depth. The inclusion of SAS for example as a BI enterprise system and the total absence of IBM SPSS from the data science category are huge red flags. These two companies alone control what is at least 1/3rd of the data science platform market among the global 8,000 companies with more than $1 Billion in revenue.
In this post we will discuss reference architecture for Big Data and Advanced Analytics using Cortana Intelligence Suite. The architecture can be relevant for organizations looking to fully manage big data and advanced analytics to transform all enterprise information into intelligent action. This will allow to take action ahead of your competitors by going beyond looking in the rearview mirror to predicting what's next.