Tag: predictive analytics

Big Data Analytics Flashes a ‘Red Alert’ on Human Trafficking in India

Aug 24, 2017 |

The statistics are terrifying: Every three minutes, a young Indian girl is abducted into sex slavery — often with the consent of her parents, as horrible as that sounds. Now, with the help of Australian analytics firm Quantium, a project called Operation Red Alert is using big data analytics to fight traffickers and inform Indian villagers of the scourge threatening their girls. Read more…

The 3 Roles Needed for the Modern Data Team

Aug 16, 2017 |

According to the McKinsey Global Institute, data-driven organizations are 23 times more likely to acquire customers, six times as likely to retain those customers, and 19 times as likely to be profitable as a result. Read more…

DataRobot Reaches Out to SAS, Financial Services

Jul 24, 2017 |

Companies that use DataRobot’s software to automate data science tasks can now output models directly from SAS, the dominant analytics company whose software is widely deployed in enterprises around the world. Read more…

AI Makes Inroads into Enterprise Software

Jul 11, 2017 |

Enterprise software is often maligned as a legacy holdover from a previous age, a low-growth market dominated by stodgy software companies out to milk maintenance streams from hapless victims. But two giants of enterprise software, OpenText and Infor, today showed that even giants can move nimbly when it comes to putting artificial intelligence into the hands of its customers. Read more…

TensorFlow to Hadoop By Way of Datameer

Jun 28, 2017 |

Companies that want to use TensorFlow to execute deep learning models on big data stored in Hadoop may want to check out the new SmartAI offering unveiled by Datameer today. Read more…

8 Concrete Data Mining Techniques That Will Deliver the Best Results

Jun 14, 2017 |

With the massive expansion of information technology, the demand for data mining also grew hugely. But data mining — or the process of wading through huge amounts of data and finding what you consider useful — Read more…

Data Science Skills Gap May Be Narrowing

Jun 12, 2017 |

Big data “hype” has attracted more new data scientists, thereby driving down salaries for new entrants for the first time in four years, according to a salary survey.

The annual survey released by the executive recruiter Burtch Works also found that the rush to take advantage of comparatively high starting salaries has reduced the percentage of data scientists with PhDs to 25 percent. Read more…

5 Ways to Pull Order and Insights from Big Data

Jun 1, 2017 |

Walmart is a global leader in using data analytics to form insights. For example, the company previously used data generated during hurricanes to better estimate demand for emergency supplies, so it could be best prepared to meet customer needs. Read more…

AI Investments Surge

Apr 19, 2017 |

Investors flocked to artificial intelligence startups during the first three months of 2017, with quarterly venture funding again topping $500 million, according to a venture capital tracking report.

PricewaterhouseCoopers and CB Insights reported more than 1,100 deals during the first quarter, with venture investments totaling $13.9 billion. Read more…

Q&A with C3 IoT’s Tom Siebel

Apr 5, 2017 |

Tom Siebel, who literally created the CRM market back in the 1990s, is now setting out to shake up the Internet of Things world with his latest endeavor, C3 IoT. Read more…