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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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Ten Charts That Will Change Your Perspective Of AI In Marketing

Artificial Intelligence enables marketers to understand sales cycles better, correlating their strategies and spending to sales results. AI-driven insights are also helping to break down data silos so marketing and sales can collaborate more on deals.Marketing is more analytics and quant-driven than ever before with the best CMOs knowing which metrics and KPIs to track and why they fluctuate. The bottom line is that machine learning and AI are the technologies CMOs and their teams need to excel today.  The following ten charts provide insights into how AI is transforming marketing.

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The Data Fabric for Machine Learning Part 1-b – Deep Learning on Graphs

It’s possible to run deep learning algorithms on the data fabric by deploying graph neural nets models for the graph data we have, if we can connect the knowledge-graph with the Spektral (or other) library. Besides standard graph inference tasks such as node or graph classification, graph-based deep learning methods have also been applied to a wide range of disciplines, such as modeling social influence, recommendation systems, chemistry, physics, disease or drug prediction, natural language processing (NLP), computer vision, traffic forecasting, program induction and solving graph-based NP problems.

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How to correctly select a sample from a huge dataset in machine learning

In this article, you will learn that a proper sample can be statistically significant to represent the whole population. This may help us in machine learning because a small dataset can make us train models more quickly than a larger one, carrying the same amount of information. However, everything is strongly related to the significance level we choose. For certain kinds of problems, it can be useful to raise the confidence level or discard those variables that don’t show a suitable p-value.

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Value Based Prioritisation - The Building Block of Any Agile Methodology

Value based prioritisation should be at the centre of any organisation and form the building block of any agile methodology. Companies that prioritise their strategy by value adapt quicker and work iteratively to continuously deliver a more valuable product to their customer, and at a much faster rate than their competitors. Working this way ensures that every team member is directing their energies for the same goal to unlock the full potential of the business.

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Say No to Male-Dominated Industries: Gender Inequality in Blockchain

Women lack representation in the total blockchain cryptocurrency investors. Probable chances are their lack of interest or reach to join blogs, forums, and spaces to get information related to blockchain investments. The scenario is similar to the initial lack of women representation in all other areas like politics, technology, and entertainment and so on. It is the ongoing trend of gender inequality that is inflicted in modern brains deeply. Undoubtedly, this industry demands a transformation as soon as possible.

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The 4 Pillars of a Lasting Cyber Security Transformation

There is no magical technology platform or service provider which can be – on its own – the answer to a fundamental transformative challenge around cyber security. The overarching challenge for the CISO lies in getting senior management to see that long-term change is rooted in a long-term vision and long-term planning which takes time to establish. Simply throwing money at the problem in the hope of making it disappear, without a proper consideration of those matters simply leads to failure and can only aggravate the perception by senior stakeholders that security is just a cost and a burden.

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The list of graph visualization libraries

By helping surface information, visualization tools create a bridge between graph data and viewers. Graph libraries are an important layer of the graph technology landscape. They let you build custom visualization application for network data and you can pick from a large catalog depending on your favorite language, license requirement, budget or project needs. These are mainly JavaScript libraries but you’ll also find other languages. This post lists libraries of various ‘depth’, some offering basic layouts and interaction, other more advanced customization and integration options.

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Five Business Benefits When DevOps Is Done Right

When done well, DevOps can remove inefficiencies by improving process and performance but only when clear outcomes are established. These improvements are transferable across a wide range of industries, with consistent benefits achievable for organisations of all sizes. So if you are looking for reasons why you should introduce DevOps,here are five benefits that  help you make that decision. However, these benefits are all intrinsically linked, so there's little chance that all will immediately appear once your DevOps journey has begun. 

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Sidechain - The New Dimension in Blockchain World!

Sidechains are a new concept in the blockchain industry and very well in the developing mode. It’s a new blockchain developed as a separate one attached with the original blockchain system. Well, the sidechain is attached or connected with the normal blockchain, and thus two blockchain networks are now available in a single system – main blockchain & sidechain. Connected via a 2-way passage, and the main objective of this new concept is to validate the transaction without affecting the whole system.

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AI Replaces Appraisers

The technology support with AutoML and deep-learning is there now, where this is a 24hr curiosity for an engineer instead of a 7 figure high-risk 12–16-month science project. As these types of problems become low hanging fruit, we will see more job disruption. At first, the jobs will be augmented/validated, and then eventually they will be automated (except appraisals that are predicted to have issues e.g. on a ski resort, etc…). In the end, there is no reason why this wouldn’t be completely automated.

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Ten Years Of DevOps - Five Ways Businesses Are Still Getting It Wrong

DevOps has come a long way in the last 10 years. From its humble beginnings, the mash-up between development and operations has grown into a major focus for businesses all over the world. Today, more than 70 per cent of companies claim to have adopted DevOps, and it's easy to see why. Sadly, most organisations are failing to hit numbers. Here's five key ways businesses are still getting it wrong - and what they can do about it.

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Blockchain Marks the Next Step in the Internet’s Evolution

While the open, decentralized internet is alive and well in the InternetOne layer, the InternetTwo layer has become highly centralized, dominated by a few huge companies. Blockchain technologies have the potential to address these serious internet problems by enabling the exchange of the critical data required to validate identities in a secure, decentralized manner without the need for a central platform or other intermediaries. Over time, blockchain-based applications could be used to coordinate the self-organizing activities of large numbers of individuals and institutions in a secure and decentralized manner, as was the case with the internet’s early objectives.

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Unnatural DevOps Delivers Supernatural Results

While DevOps is not natural, a supernatural result is achievable with the right cultural transformation supported by good tools that drive collaboration and automated flow between people and tools in the application delivery workflow. Implementing DevOps properly is challenging. DevOps depends on collaboration; smooth process flow from conception through deployment; and feedback between people, processes and technologies. It’s more natural for people and departments to hoard information and centralize control—traits that are contrary to DevOps best practices. 

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Return On IoT: Dealing With The IoT Skills Gap

The IoT is still expanding exponentially. How will we manage and maintain the networks, data, clouds, and connections that govern and transmit this data? An IoT skills gap may be standing in our way. If your company is not yet feeling the pain of the IoT skills gap, take heart: you soon will. The following are some tips for lessening the damage to your business. The easiest way to deal with the IoT skills gap in your workforce is upskilling and retraining programs.

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Retail’s future lies in Robotic Process Automation

RPA offers retailers the opportunity to automate processes and data management today, while simultaneously positioning them for the future. Early adopters are already reaping the benefits. Those retailers still uncertain of the opportunities that RPA can bring will be assured by the fact that RPA can provide more opportunities than threats for retail workforces. It’s a no-brainer for businesses, too, as the benefits of RPA easily transcend headcount and cost reduction. It’s time for retailers to welcome the (software) robots.

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