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Why Voice Won’t Replace Screen Search 

Why Voice Won't Replace Screen Search With more than 30 million voice-first devices expected in U.S. homes before the end of the year, it’s no wonder there is so much buzz about voice, the user interface that will transform how brands and marketers engage with customers.There’s a lot of talk that companies need to prepare for a world where voice is the primary — or even the only — way consumers will interac ...

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How FICO scores big with cloud-based collaboration and data solutions – Microsoft Enterprise

Data rules everything around us. From traffic lights to medical records, those ones and zeros quickly dictate everything from the ads we see to the music we hear. As more and more organizations adopt big data strategies, we as consumers see exciting new innovations and solutions that leverage these possibilities. Smart phones, driver-less cars—this wave of data analytics brings the future to life in excitin ...

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SAPVoice: How to Solve IoT’s Big Data Challenge with Machine Learning

Machine learning will come of age this year, moving from the research labs and proof-of-concept implementations to cutting-edge business solutions. Along the way, it will help power innovations, such as autonomous vehicles, precision farming, therapeutic drug discovery and advanced fraud detection for financial institutions. Machine learning intersects with statistics, computer science and artificial intell ...

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Ethics — the next frontier for artificial intelligence | TechCrunch

AI’s next frontier requires ethics built through policy. Will Donald Trump deliver? With one foot in its science fiction past and the other in the new frontier of science and tech innovations, AI occupies a unique place in our cultural imagination. Will we live into a future where machines are as intelligent — or frighteningly, more so — than humans? We have already witnessed AI predict the outcome of the l ...

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Hadoop Still Beats Spark In These Cases | Bowen Gong | Pulse | LinkedIn

Summary There has been many talks about Spark replacing Hadoop in the big data space due to its speed and ease of use. While there are major benefits of using Spark (I am one of its advocates), it is far from a replacement for Hadoop for two reasons. One, Spark does not have the HDFS component. Two, Spark is not more scalable or fault-tolerant than hadoop. Spark Strengths Although this article is to show yo ...

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How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning | TechCrunch

When I woke up this morning, I asked my assistant a simple question: “Siri, is it going to rain today?” Siri understood my intent, pulled the local weather data via an API and answered me in less than two seconds: “There’s no rain in the forecast for today.” In the not-too-distant past, this kind of human-computer interaction would have blown away technologists and delighted consumers — but in 2016, it’s no ...

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Inside Capacitor, BigQuery’s next-generation columnar storage format | Google Cloud Big Data Blog — Google Cloud Platform

The “BigQuery under the hood” blog post gave an overview of different BigQuery subsystems. Today, we'll take a deeper dive into one of them — the storage system. We'll follow data as it's loaded into a BigQuery table.BigQuery supports several input formats — CSV, JSON, Datastore backups, AVRO — and when they're imported, data is converted into our internal representation. BigQuery uses a columnar storage th ...

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MemSQL raises $36M Series C round for its in-memory database platform | TechCrunch

In-memory database platform MemSQL today announced that it has raised a $36 million Series C funding round. The round was led by new investors REV and Caffeinated Capital and existing investors Accel Partners, Khosla Ventures, Data Collective, IA Ventures and First Round Capital also participated. MemSQL, which graduated from Y Combinator back in 2011, plays in the same real-time big data analysis market th ...

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Tom Siebel’s C3 IoT looks to expand, slay giants

Tom Siebel's C3 IoT has 20 customers, an Internet of things platform that is operating at scale and a penchant for taking on giants such as General Electric's Predix. Siebel, CEO of C3 IoT, has experience landing big accounts and taking on giants. At Siebel Systems, Siebel popularized CRM and then sold his company to Oracle. Before starting that effort, Siebel was among Oracle's best sales leaders. Those st ...

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Big Data Analytics at FaceBook

This meetup will be an “unconference” style one and will have various presentations to choose from. Please review the topics below and upon registering, select your 2 preferred topics that you’d like to hear discussed the night of the event! Agenda 6:30pm Event Doors open 6:30pm - 7:30pm Happy Hour & Networking 7:30pm - 7:45pm Keynote 7:45pm - 8:30pm 2 Presentations and Q&A 8:30pm-9:30pm Happy Hour ...

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