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3 ways AI is already impacting ecommerce

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Algorithmic technology and AI can be incredibly helpful tools to grow sales and optimize various aspects of ecommerce operation, from pricing to demand planning. AI solves this problem by repricing merchandise using complex learning algorithms that continuously assess the market dynamics and changes in competitive environment. They can identify key factors that affect the velocity of orders, and monitor the factors' impact to accurately model velocity and inventory requirements. Logistics used to be the core competency of retail; today, algorithms constantly crunch data, predict market trends, and respond to market changes in real time.


New Book: Time Series Forecasting With Python

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Time series forecasting is different from other machine learning problems. The key difference is the fixed sequence of observations and the constraints and additional structure this provides. In this mega Ebook written in the friendly Machine Learning Mastery style that you're used to, finally cut through the math and specialized methods for time series forecasting. Using clear explanations, standard Python libraries and step-by-step tutorials you will discover how to load and prepare data, evaluate model skill, and implement forecasting models for time series data.


Weather system revamp hopes to bring sunshine to US economy

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The legislation empowers the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to boost its ability to predict major weather-related events, such as hurricanes, droughts, floods and wildfires. Using faster, more powerful computers and more detailed data of weather patterns could increase the accuracy, Seitter says. Businesses have been able to access accurate, customizable weather forecasting online only in the last decade or so, says Bill Gail, chief technology officer at private forecaster Global Weather Corporation. Xcel Energy, who uses Gail's firm to anticipate wind energy production, improved its wind forecasting accuracy by nearly 35% from 2009 to 2015.


R for SQListas (2): Forecasting the Future

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First, we create a time series object from the dataframe and plot it – time series objects have their own plot() methods: start_time - as.Date("1992-01-01") ts_1950 - ts(df_munich$avg_temp, start c(1950,1), end c(2013,8), frequency 12) Now, let's decompose the time series into its components: trend, seasonal effect, and remainder. We will use two prominent approaches in time series modeling/forecasting: exponential smoothing and ARIMA. For our case of a model with both trend and seasonal effects, the Holt-Winters exponential smoothing method generates point forecasts. Let's see the model chosen by ets(): The model chosen does not contain a smoothing parameter for the trend (beta) – in fact, it is an A,N,A model, which is the acronym for Additive errors, No trend, Additive seasonal effects.


How Can Manufacturers Use Machine Learning Today?

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Efficient demand forecasting, which predicts future demand for products and parts based on past events and prevailing trends, is a key component to after-sales service success. In after-sales service organizations, it's all too common for service parts planners to lack visibility into supply or demand between different stocking locations, leading to forecast accuracy issues and problems maintaining a balanced inventory, and most notably, increased costs. When a manufacturer is introducing a new product, machine learning can use algorithms and analytics to track and determine the launch's success, incorporating data from sales, social media chatter and web traffic, among other sources. Machine learning is the next stage in supply chain business intelligence, specifically for after-sales service.


The Rise of Machine Learning - HPE Enterprise Forward

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Online shopping sites use machine learning to personalize product recommendations, loyalty programs and offers, websites, and real-time notifications. Machine learning techniques are progressively using convolutional neural networks, causing the field of image recognition to continuously grow. Online shopping sites use machine learning to personalize product recommendations, loyalty programs and offers, websites, and real-time notifications. Machine learning techniques are progressively using convolutional neural networks, causing the field of image recognition to continuously grow.


Time Series Analysis using R-Forecast package

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As a first step, Understand the data visually, for this purpose, the data is converted to time series object using ts(), and plotted visually using plot() functions available in R. Forecast package is written by Rob J Hyndman and is available from CRAN here. All these forecasting models returns objects which contain original series, point forecasts, forecasting methods used residuals.


Deep Learning and AI Success Stories - insideBIGDATA

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We also explain the difference between AI, machine learning and deep learning, and examine the intersection of AI and HPC. The complete insideBIGDATA Guide to Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence is available for download from the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library. We also explained the difference between AI, machine learning and deep learning, and examined the intersection of AI and HPC. The complete insideBIGDATA Guide to Deep Learning & Artificial Intelligence is available for download from the insideBIGDATA White Paper Library, courtesy of NVIDIA.


Machine Learning, A Sales Team's Best Friend - LeadSift

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This creates a qualified sales list without wasting time on outbound marketing calls, and it can also predict which types of products your customers would need. Sales professionals spend 80 percent of their time qualifying leads and making outbound calls. A good machine learning system takes the information from your company's existing sales management software and turns that information into qualified sales leads. The new AI-based sales systems will create profitable and qualified customer lists for sales professionals.


Featured Blog Friday: Sales Forecasting with Machine Learning AGR Dynamics

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This week's Featured Blog Friday comes from our Reykjavik University student intern, Guðbjörn Einarsson aka Mannsi, who has been working closely with our Data Scientist, Agnes Jóhannsdóttir, to implement Machine Learning technology into our AGR software. As always, if you have any questions or comments regarding this blog post, feel free to comment on this blog post, tweet us @AGRDynamics, or contact us here. AGR Dynamics is certain Machine Learning will play a big role in the future of our business. If you haven't already read through the other Machine Learning blog posts on Recommender Systems and Introduction To Machine Learning you really should, as they are great. Another area where Machine Learning can be applied is sales forecasting. Here we would like to briefly explain how that works and go through the pros and cons. The most common approach is to use a method called Neural Network. Neural Networks are designed to mimic how the human brain operates and learns and is one of ...