How AI Liberates BI Data from Dashboards

Business intelligence (BI) has historically been a platform for data and business analysts who build dashboards for executives to make decisions. But the generative AI (GenAI) explosion over the past 18 months has changed the game.  People everywhere have tasted the power of ChatGPT and now want a natural language interface to every application. But…

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The Rising Importance of AI Governance

AI governance has become a critical topic in today’s technological landscape, especially with the rise of AI and GenAI. As CEOs express concerns regarding the potential risks with these technologies, it is important to identify and address the biggest risks. Implementing effective guardrails for AI governance has become a major point of discussion, with a…

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Demystifying AI: What Is AI and What Is Not AI?

In recent months, particularly following the release of ChatGPT, there has been an unprecedented surge in interest surrounding artificial intelligence (AI). This heightened attention spans across a multitude of sectors, including business enterprises, technology companies, venture capital firms, universities, governments, media outlets, and more. As the interest in AI is intensifying, some companies have even…

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The Analytics Sandwich: Understanding the Business Value of Data and AI

In discussions with data management professionals, conversations often veer toward the technical intricacies of migration to the cloud or algorithm optimization, overshadowing the core business objectives that originally spurred these initiatives. Yet, conversations with chief information officers (CIOs) and chief data officers (CDOs) reveal a relentless pursuit of concrete business value, a metric that determines…

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Crossing the Data Divide: AI Data Assistants — A Data Leader’s Force Multiplier

The focus of my last column, titled Crossing the Data Divide: Data Catalogs and the Generative AI Wave, was on the impact of large language models (LLM) and generative artificial intelligence (AI) and how we disseminate knowledge throughout the enterprise and the future role of the data catalogs. Spoiler alert if you have not read…

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Graph Databases: Benefits and Best Practices

Graph databases have improved significantly since the 1990s, with new developments and a better realization of best practices. Graph technology has become one of the most popular methods of performing big data research. Its focus on finding relationships and its flexibility make it ideal for a variety of research projects. An awareness of new developments…

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Creative Ways to Surf Your Data Using Virtual and Augmented Reality

Organizations often struggle with finding nuggets of information buried within their data to achieve their business goals. Technology sometimes comes along to offer some interesting solutions that can bridge that gap for teams that practice good data management hygiene. We’re going to take a look deep into the recesses of creativity and peek at two…

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AI and Machine Learning Trends in 2024

As we delve deeper into the age of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), it is crucial to stay ahead of the curve by identifying emerging trends that will shape our future. In 2024, several key advancements are set to revolutionize these technologies, paving the way for unprecedented possibilities. One of the top AI…

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Fundamentals of Predictive Analytics

Predictive analytics (PA) is a subfield of data analytics and business intelligence that deals with an in-depth analysis of past events and forecasts of future events. This specialized branch of data analytics combines the power of data mining, data modeling, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML) to make probabilistic predictions of future events. Predictive analytics relies…

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AI Will Make You 10X the Data Analyst, Not Take Your Job

AI isn’t here to replace data analysts; it’s here to unlock their full potential and dramatically scale their work. With AI as their powerful ally, data analysts can unlock latent value in data and lead the charge in the fourth industrial revolution. In a world where AI creates viral images and crafts hit music, it’s clear that we’re…

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