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Study: Untamed analytics will take your business on a wild ride

The potential business benefits of data analytics are great, but the predictive models can also “go awry” and produce unintended consequences if underlying assumptions are faulty or outdated. Companies need a governance strategy to...

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Looking to land 2016's 'hottest job'? Here's what you need to be a data scientist

Now that "data scientist" has been named this year's hottest job, it's only natural to wonder if you've got what it takes to fill it.

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When big data gets too big, this machine-learning algorithm may be the answer

Big data may hold a world of untapped potential, but what happens when your data set is bigger than your processing power can handle? A new algorithm that taps quantum computing may be able to help.

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Open source is the 'new normal' for big data

It's no secret that Hadoop and Apache Spark are two of the hottest technologies in big data today, but what's less commonly remarked upon is the fact that they're both open-source software.

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A.I. is coming to factories as IBM works with IoT startup Wi-Next

Internet of Things startup Wi-Next will add IBM analytics to its systems for industrial quality control and predictive maintenance.

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Snowpocalypse on the way? GIS can ease the pain

The eastern U.S. is no stranger to brutal winter storms such as the one expected to pummel the region this weekend, but coping with such weather is a far cry today from what it once was.

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Why 'data scientist' is this year's hottest job

It's notable enough that close to half of the 25 "best jobs in America" named by recruiting site Glassdoor this week are tech-related, but even more striking is the fact that "data scientist" tops the list.

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The machine learning problem of the next decade

We're used to computers being consistent and reliable. But as we build more and more complicated machine learning systems to do more and more things that people used to do, they become less consistent and less reliable. Businesses...

Narrative Science Qlik Sense

Got data? This free tool will generate a story to tell you what it means

Charts and graphs may be some of the most commonly used tools for bringing data sets to life, but Narrative Science wants you to consider another one: Stories.

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Test your Super Bowl picks with this new machine-learning prediction tool

There's been no end in sight to the advance of machine learning into the world of enterprise software, but this week a new online tool debuted for the purpose of sheer fun: predicting the winner of the Super Bowl.

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IBM looks to tackle fraud with Iris Analytics buy

No, this isn't about using Watson AI systems to identify fraudsters by gazing deep into their eyes: IBM has acquired a German machine learning software firm called Iris Analytics to bolster its antifraud software.

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Yahoo releases a ton of anonymized user data to help machine learning scientists

Yahoo has released a 13.5TB file of anonymized user data to machine learning scientists in academia, calling it the largest-ever release of its kind

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How to profit from your company's 'data streams'

Your company probably generates a lot of real-time data from sensors and other events – data that could be producing new business revenue. This report offers tools to help you wring more value out of data you already produce.

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Microsoft offers developers free tools for its R programming language software

Microsoft is giving developers and students a free crack at its new server software for the R programming language.

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Short on data science know-how? Sailfish platform aims to help

All the world may revolve around data, but if you can't make sense of it, all the data in the world won't do you much good.

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CES quick take: Omnity offers a new type of online research

If Googling doesn't help you find the information you need, there may be an alternative: A research application based on context.

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Manthan targets Hadoop users with a tailored customer-analytics tool

Manthan on Thursday introduced what it calls the first "bolt-on" customer-analytics tool designed specifically for Hadoop.

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Watch how you handle big data, FTC warns businesses

If your company uses big data, be aware: the FTC is watching, and it's concerned.

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