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Decision intelligence: The new BI

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Business intelligence (BI) platforms are evolving. By adding artificial intelligence and machine learning, companies are transforming data dashboards and business analytics into more comprehensive decision support platforms. This movement toward "decision intelligence" sees its sophisticated mix of tools increasingly embedded into enterprise workflows, when and where decision-makers need them most. "Decision intelligence is the ability of the enterprise to process large amounts of data to make decisions," says Nicole France, analyst at Constellation Research. "It's the same thing that business intelligence was going to do, but accessible throughout the enterprise."


How to make data scientists shine

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The effort to take advantage of emergent new business innovations, of advances in digitization, analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things or robotics, is leading to an increasing demand for people with related skills. Being a data scientist may be considered as the sexiest job within the data related jobs, but it has its challenges, specially when it comes to demonstrate the value created by their work. In this article, let us look at some of those challenges, and how they can be overcome when organizations take on a systematic approach on how to manage their data. This is often a communication problem, turning a business problem into a technical problem, when there is a gap in the language and concepts used by the business stakeholders and the data scientists. However, the causes run deeper, and can be related also with a lack of data literacy on the business side and business literacy on the data side, and with the lack of organization wide business concepts that can be clearly mapped into data.


What the swarm of new Azure announcements mean

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This week at Microsoft Ignite, a number of new developments to Azure were in focus. While there were dozens of updates to the world's second-largest public cloud, data was once again in the spotlight. The company made a series of announcements to enable users to extract more value from the exponential increase in data. Satya Nadella, in his Ignite keynote, provided a new visionary direction, or at least a new way of expressing the company's cloud endeavors. In short, the Microsoft cloud is evolving to further embrace edge, privacy, security, AI, and developers (both coders and no coders), and to serve as an engine of job creation. On the surface, this shift appears subtle.


Python AI: Why Python is Better for Machine Learning and AI

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Today, most companies are using Python for AI and Machine Learning. With predictive analytics and pattern recognition becoming more popular than every, Python development services are a priority for high-scale enterprises and startups. Python developers are in high-demand – mostly because of what they can achieve with the language. AI programming languages need to be powerful, scalable, and readable. Python code delivers on all three. While there are other technology stacks for AI-based projects, Python has turned out to be the best programming language for AI.


Machine learning: Accelerating your model deployment

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Business models rely on data to drive decisions and make projections for future growth and performance. Traditionally, business analytics has been reactive -- guiding decisions in response to past performance. But today's leading companies are turning to machine learning (ML) and AI to harness their data for predictive analytics. This shift, however, comes with significant challenges. According to IDC, almost 30% of AI and ML initiatives fail.


5 ways AI changing is customer experience to transform business

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In today's digital age, it is impossible to ignore Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its impacts. AI is important in understanding how businesses operate. AI services and programs have the capacity to transform everything about the business. AI and automation are touted to be the biggest game-changers in the century. Latest companies are now moving to machine learning and artificial intelligence to transform interactions, relationships, revenues, and services.


How We'll Conduct Algorithmic Audits in the New Economy - InformationWeek

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Algorithms are the heartbeat of applications, but they may not be perceived as entirely benign by their intended beneficiaries. Most educated people know that an algorithm is simply any stepwise computational procedure. Most computer programs are algorithms of one sort of another. Embedded in operational applications, algorithms make decisions, take actions, and deliver results continuously, reliably, and invisibly. But on the odd occasion that an algorithm stings -- encroaching on customer privacy, refusing them a home loan, or perhaps targeting them with a barrage of objectionable solicitation -- stakeholders' understandable reaction may be to swat back in anger, and possibly with legal action.


Data Wrangling With Python -- Part 2

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We can delete one or more rows from a data frame. With the help of the boolean condition, we can create a new data frame that excludes rows we want to delete. We can also use drop method like df.drop([0,1],axis 0) to drop the first two rows.More practical method is simply to wrap boolean condition inside df[]. If we notice clearly, we didn't drop any rows() Every row in the data frame is unique. The duplicate() method, returns a boolean series denoting a row is duplicate or not.


How the modern data stack will transform in 2021 and beyond

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After a year of unforeseen events and a decade's worth of technology innovation, it may seem almost impossible to imagine what 2021 holds. Most businesses have encountered first hand how data has enabled them to make better decisions, whilst also experiencing the modern data stack's full potential of enabling them to move quickly. In an unprecedented working environment, organizations saw the importance of having the right technologies, tools, and processes in place to make data analytics available, accessible and understandable. So, what are the key areas which will transform the modern data stack this year? And what opportunities do these present for businesses?


Top 10 AI Companies Redefining the World of Retail

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Nowadays, retail industry is in a constant state of transformation. The sector highly depends on data from its own operations and customer analysis as a whole to make crucial decisions. The retailers are attempting to survive the fierce competition on the market and fast-changing customer shopping habits using technology. Artificial intelligence in retail industry comes with several benefits such as predictive merchandising, programmatic advertising, market forecasting, in-store visual monitoring & surveillance, and location-based marketing. The implementation of technology has impacted constant changes in CRM and sales, manufacturing, logistics and customer service.