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How Data and Digital Technologies Impact the Food Industry

One of the biggest ways the food industry has changed over recent decades is by adopting new advances in technology. The food industry used to be riskier for everyone involved. Crops could go bad if someone slacked off on the job and there used to be no choice but to waste food every night. Now, technology changes these issues and presents modern solutions to food industry experts. That's why it's been so quickly embraced by all involved, resulting in a more efficient and profitable industry.


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Top Four Business Process Outsourcing Trends To Expect In 2019

With the rise of certain new technologies, the business process outsourcing (BPO) industry could be at risk of losing a large portion of its market share. As it turns out, it’s not just retailers that need to work hard to stay competitive, and BPO companies may find that 2019 could be a painful year for them if they are not keeping up with the industry’s latest trends. Here are top four business processes outsourcing trends to expect in 2019.   

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How Nonprofit Organizations Can Harness the Power of Artificial Intelligence

Like their for-profit peers, a growing number of nonprofit executives recognize that big data can help organizations achieve mission-critical objectives. a growing number of nonprofit leaders are taking advantage of data analysis to learn more about potential donors and promote important societal causes.  Also, data analysis enables nonprofit leaders to discover new opportunities to make a difference. Nonprofit organizations now use artificial intelligence to search through many different kinds of information sources. They are searching for ways to use artificial intelligence to analyze constituent feedback and find ways to help in real-time. 

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How Safe Are Your Data in a Software-Defined Storage Solution?

Software-defined storage (SDS)  hits all the right enterprise storage trends, but it’s still an emerging technology for the average organization. Therefore, outsourcing SDS to a hyperscale or other CSP is probably the best option for maintaining your data safety. With all of its appeal, some people and enterprises are wondering how safe their data are in an SDS solution. Here are some things to consider if you’re trying to answer that question for your own data.

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Steps to Building a Data-Driven Team

There are lots of ways for data to inform and streamline business today. But the real potential isn’t evident until you dive into your teams’ daily responsibilities and learn more about how they work and how data can help them do a better version of it. Let’s look at what a data-driven team can look like in multiple contexts as well as some of the steps required to build that kind of environment.

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What is Governed, Self-Service Business Intelligence and Why is it Important?

Companies are increasingly leaning towards well-governed, self-service BI models that combine the necessary speed and flexibility. Both the self-service model and governed models are distinct entities. In the self-service model, the organization gets direct access to complex technical tools and datasets on-premise. They use these tools to extract data, creating reports and gleaning information from them. With the governed model, the data is fed to an IT team where they construct data pipelines from the data source and put it all into a central data warehouse.

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AI's true colors aren't as scary as we think

There is no doubt that automation led by AI and robotics will eliminate many jobs in the future. Routine work, be it white- or blue-collar, can be expected to be taken up by machines. But it is also time to dispel the myth around AI to see what it can actually do as a tool. Only in this way can we really hold honest conversations about how humans and machines can forge a new alliance.

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Go Big or Go Home: Total DevOps Guarantees Results

While DevOps implemented using the Total DevOps approach provides a strong foundation for long-term enterprise business improvements, it is important to understand DevOps is not an island. Enterprises implementing DevOps should be aware that DevOps interoperates with other IT systems and practices. Enterprises are well-advised to choose tool-agnostic IT partners that can provide solutions that best suit the needs of each unique enterprise and can integrate and evolve DevOps together with all their IT systems.

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Four Rules For Integrating AI Into Your Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly having a huge impact across the entire business landscape in industries as diverse as pharmaceuticals, law and education. Successful AI disruption comes from a willingness to embrace change. It is difficult to predict how AI will reshape different industries but what’s clear is that the most open, flexible and forward-facing companies have the best chance of adapting to the new landscape. Here are four rules for getting started.

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AI and understanding semantics — the next stage in the evolution of NLP is close

AI developing an understanding of semantics is the next step in its evolution. AI’s true power to revolutionise industries and determine key business insights, lies in its ability to read text and understand the semantics (or relationship between words) to help organisations further mitigate risk and uncover liabilities. In turn this creates massive value in natural language processing. So, in the story of AI enabling understanding of semantics, what is the next step in its evolution and when are we likely to reach this milestone?

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What are artificial neural networks (ANN)?

The concept and science behind artificial neural networks have existed for many decades. But it has only been in the past few years that the promises of neural networks have turned to reality and helped the AI industry emerge from an extended winter. While neural networks have helped the AI take great leaps, they are also often misunderstood. Here’s everything you need to know about neural networks. Artificial neural networks are inspired from their biological counterparts.

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How Important is Robotic Process Automation in HR?

Adopting robotic process automation in HR is vital for organizations who hope to retain their employees. When HR no longer spends all of its time on files, reports, and so on, it actually has the ability to reach out to employees, provide ongoing training programs for employees who need and want them, pay attention to those employees who are truly making an effort in their positions, and boost the overall morale of the organization. Here are six ways in which HR automation can play an important role in your organization.

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No one-size-fits-all competencies for project management

Project management is a relatively new profession, there is no consistent picture of what a project manager is, and what competencies individuals filling a project management role should have. There are no one-size-fits-all competencies required for operational project management (OPM) in today's era of digital disruption. Nevertheless, there are certain important behavioural and personal competencies that should always be taken into consideration when appointing a new project manager, or looking at the competencies an already-employed project manager would require in order advancing his or her career prospects.

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Bringing superhuman capabilities to business

AI will make superhuman capabilities available that we will harness to take our understanding of the universe around us and the evolution of human society to the next level. Businesses that utilise AI will outperform others because they will be able to accomplish things that those without AI cannot. At a strategic level, businesses need AI to help make sense of this new world where the amount of data being generated is overwhelming and we don’t have the capabilities to process it manually.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Making The Shift From System To Ecosystem

What makes artificial intelligence different than earlier technologies is that the system learns as data is fed into it. What’s most important for business leaders to know is that AI is no longer some kind of “gee whiz” technology, but increasingly key to competing effectively in today’s marketplace. As the technology continues to evolve from complex integrated systems to a modular ecosystem, even small and medium enterprises will find that they need to adopt these capabilities or fall behind.

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Blockchain Business Models for Autonomous IoT Sensor Devices

 The Internet of Things (IoT) and process automatization will revolutionize many industrial and consumer business applications. With the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), new business models have to be created, capable of handling machine to machine communication and the facilitation of micropayments. In this paper, it is examined, how blockchain characteristics and other distributed ledger technologies benefit the IoT development. Furthermore, a new blockchain business model framework for autonomous IoT sensor devices is presented.

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The AI Roles Some Companies Forget to Fill

There is an intensively competitive market for artificial intelligence and machine learning specialists.  Many companies first attempt to hire Ph.D.-level data scientists with expertise in AI algorithms and feature engineering. Some analysts have even equated “AI talent” with such researchers. However, AI talent goes far beyond machine learning Ph.D’s.  Equally important and less understood are the set of talent issues emerging around AI product development and engineering. Most firms have not filled these roles, and their AI projects are suffering as a result.

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SQL Case Study: Helping a Startup CEO Manage His Data

If you know some SQL, I hope you find this article useful as well and see some other things might add to your knowledge. You can mostly write queries with SQL. This is almost right because SQL is very intuitive. In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a table, insert values into it, use and understand some data types, use SELECT statements, UPDATE records, use some aggregate functions and more.

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The Data Fabric for Machine Learning. Part 2: Building a Knowledge-Graph.

The fabric in the data fabric is built from a knowledge-graph, to create a knowledge-graph you need semantics and ontologies to find a useful way of linking your data that uniquely identifies and connects data with common business terms. The knowledge graph consists in integrated collections of data and information that also contains huge numbers of links between different data. The data here can represent concepts, objects, things, people and actually whatever you have in mind. The graph fills in the relationships, the connections between the concepts.

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Why Artificial Intelligence is not a technological revolution

Now we are facing this new character in the stage of evolution that is Artificial Intelligence. Where do we have to put this card in the puzzle of human history? Artificial Intelligence is not a tool at all. It’s more like a synthetic partner in our lives. It’s something able to use cognitive capabilities in order to perform certain tasks faster than we can. So it’s not a tool; it’s an artificial extension of our brain. AI, with its role of boosting human capabilities, can actually be the key for salvation from self-extinction. And this has nothing to share with technology.

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Transitioning to Data Science: How to become a data scientist, and how to create a data science team

There are many nuances in creating a data science team that taking it loosely will certainly lead into failure. So far, it should be clear how different technical roles and expertise along with soft skills intertwine to create a team that can achieve great objectives in data science. Selecting individuals to join such a team is a great challenge and needs to be done with care. Here are huge opportunities for data scientists to interact and learn from each other. 

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Blockchain Beyond the Hype

Is there too much hype surrounding blockchain?  Absolutely,… but not surprising.  All potentially transformative technologies are oversold in their early stages.  Remember the dot-com bubble of the late 1990s.  Blockchain is still in its early phases of experimentation and adoption.  Much work remains to be done on standards, platforms, interoperability, applications and governance.  But, does blockchain have the potential to become a truly transformative technology over time?  Yes, said McKinsey in a recent article on the strategic value of blockchain beyond the hype. 

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Does Your Company Need That Chatbot?

Does your company need a chatbot? Do you have money to invest in good AI? There is nothing that can annoy customers more than dealing with a bot who can do literally nothing besides direct them to a person who can. We’ve all had experiences of dealing with chatbots that were efficient and smart—and those that made us want to smash our computer screen. Does your company have money to invest in quality AI? If not, it might be worth skipping the chatbot option.

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Measuring without labels: a different approach to information extraction

Information extraction is a major problem in the fields of natural language processing and web mining, in particular when it comes to evaluating domains where language cannot be taken at face value. In modern artificial intelligence (AI) community, information extraction is done using machine learning. Supervised machine learning methods take training set of webpages, with gold standard extractions, and learn an IE function based on statistical models like conditional random fields and even deep neural nets.

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