Data Science


How data can predict which employees are about to quit: Rather than relying on exit interviews and their comparisons to occasional employee surveys to determine engagement, organizations can turn instead to big data and advanced analytics to identify those workers at greatest risk of quitting.

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Rather than relying on exit interviews and their comparisons to occasional employee surveys to determine engagement, organizations can turn instead to big data and advanced analytics to identify those workers at greatest risk of quitting. A new Harvard Business Review article outlines how applying machine learning algorithms to turnover data and employee information can provide a much more accurate picture of workplace satisfaction. This measure of "turnover propensity" comprised two main indicators: turnover shocks, which are organizational and personal events that cause workers to reconsider their jobs, and job embeddedness, which describes an employee's social ties in their workplace and interest in the work they do. Though achieving this kind of "proactive anticipation" will require a sizable investment of time and effort to develop the necessary data and algorithms, the payoff will likely be worth it: "Leaders can proactively engage valued employees at risk of leaving through interviews, to better understand how the firm can increase the odds that they stay," per HBR. More articles on leadership and management: Can your anesthesia department handle NORA?


Experts Are Tracking the Evolving Role of AI in Call Management

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Artificial intelligence is redefining the nature of customer service. According to one analysis by Maruri Tech Labs, 85% of all customer service communications will be handled by an AI system by the end of next year. This is even true in call centers, which are surprisingly being disrupted by AI technology. Although artificial intelligence is going to be extremely important in the future of customer service, it is still too early to determine the degree to which it will be utilized. The question ultimately boils down to the effectiveness of these new systems.


Global Big Data Conference

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I become addicted to learning a new language with the Lingvist language software within a day of using it. Census data that shows that 231 million Americans speak only English at home and do not know another language well enough to communicate in it. But how can you learn a new language without going back to school? Machine learning could be a solution to this problem, by cutting down on the 200 hours it takes to learn a language using traditional methods. Language company Lingvist intends to decrease this time by using machine learning software to adapt to your learning style.


DSC Webinar Series: Accelerate Analytics Projects with Data Prep on AWS

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Leveraging the benefits of effective data preparation to help build a modern ERP system is a vital component in innovating an organization's data workflow systems. Complex pattern matching and parsing of unstructured data requires a great deal of time and effort often utilizing labor-intensive hand coding. Join us for this latest Data Science Central webinar to learn how B/A Products Company has managed to cut 6-12 months process time of reformatting, restructuring and preparing data down to only 2 months through automation and simplification. In this webinar you will: • Understand technology trends that simplify your analytics modernization journey • Learn about the challenges and solutions that B/A Products Company used to solve their issues with legacy ERP systems • Learn how to accelerate time-to-value for analytics projects with data preparation on AWS • See in action the before / after with the solution live demo Speakers: Jacob S J Joseph, Information Systems Manager - B/A Products Co. Samantha Winters, Director of Marketing and Business Analytics - B/A Products Co. Matt Derda, Customer Marketing Manager - Trifacta Hosted by: Stephanie Glen, Editorial Director - Data Science Central


5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming CRMs

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While 2018 saw the artificial intelligence sales revolution beginning to gain momentum, the applications were limited. In 2018, the percentage increased by a mere 2% to 53% adoption. This year, artificial intelligence will increasingly play a vital role in sales organizations. One of the most profound implications will be in the context of CRMs. CRMs have long struggled to gain the favor of sales professionals.


How to Become More Marketable as a Data Scientist

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This headline may seem a bit odd to you. Since data science has a huge impact on today's businesses, the demand for DS experts is growing. At the moment I'm writing this, there are 144,527 data science jobs on LinkedIn alone. But still, it's important to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry to be aware of the fastest and most efficient data science solutions. To help you out, our data-obsessed CV Compiler team analyzed some vacancies and defined the data science employment trends of 2019.


Data misconceptions businesses must overcome to survive in a analytics-led world - Verdict

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There is quite a bit of attention focused on big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence, with these enabling technologies having a significant impact on businesses across the globe. However, there are some who are still resilient to change and find it difficult to integrate these methodologies and processes into their day-to-day work life. As a result of this, businesses are often confronted with a range of headwinds against these technologies which desperately need to be dispelled if the organisations affected are to thrive in this data-led world. We've broken down some of the most commonly encountered prejudices into four statements frequently heard by business leaders: "Why would I need to change if my processes are working just fine?" One of the most common responses heard when discussing the need for analytics is that it isn't needed.


RADSpa - RIS PACS with AI Enabled Radiology Workflow Platform

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RADSpa is Telerad Tech's Next Generation AI Integrated Radiology Workflow Platform with an Integrated RIS PACS, designed to scale from a standalone diagnostics center to large-scale Multi-Site, Multi-Geography radiology centers & hospitals. RADSpa is available in Cloud, Enterprise, and OEM Licensing models. It is currently deployed in more than 24 countries with highly advanced Analytics and Workflow Orchestration capabilities. It supports flexible radiology needs with customizable and dynamic workflows enabling seamless delivery across borders. It's enhanced Patient Security Framework enables secured and anonymized cross-border study transmission and reporting.


How to manage an AI project's rewards, risks, and readiness

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Living in the Seattle area, I have the opportunity to be exposed to the latest and greatest artificial intelligence (AI) experiences, like the Amazon Go Store, which knows when you pick up an item in the store for checkout and when you put one back, all culminating in an app that simplifies your checkout experience with automation. These are the types of AI experiences that businesses hope for and can attain if they harness AI not only for the rewards, but also with an eye on managing the risks and ensuring their own readiness. SEE: The ethical challenges of AI: A leader's guide (free PDF) (TechRepublic) Alex Fly, CEO of AI solution provider Quickpath, calls this the "three Rs" of artificial intelligence: Reward, risk, and readiness. "What CIOs and other individuals at the C-level [in organizations] should note is that AI is a methodology that uses an experimental framework," said Fly. When you implement AI, whether it is operating on big data, traditional data, or a blend of the two, the testing process is iterative.


Michigan Medicine makes AI, machine learning a top tech priority

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The academic medical center of the University of Michigan is leveraging investments in artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics to unlock the value of its health data. According to Andrew Rosenberg, MD, chief information officer for Michigan Medicine, the organization currently has 34 ongoing AI and machine leaning projects, 28 of which have principal investigators. "There's a lot of collaboration around these projects--as there should be for the diversity of thought and background needed to deal with complex problems--working with at least seven other U of M schools," Rosenberg told the Machine Learning for Health Care conference on Friday in Ann Arbor, Mich. "That's one of the powers that we enjoy." One of the machine learning projects cited by Rosenberg leverages a combination of electronic health records, monitor data and analytics to predict acute hemodynamic instability--when blood flow drops and deprives the body of oxygen--which is one of the most common causes of death for critically ill or injured patients.