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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Fundamentals of Hyperautomation

Hyperautomation describes a mixture of advanced technologies – robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning – currently being used to make automated processes drastically more efficient and to augment humans. It encompasses a range of tools which can be automated, especially the more sophisticated aspects of automation, including analysis, discovery, design, measuring, monitoring, and reassessing. To function…

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Fundamentals of Real-Time Analytics

In the evolving world of business, the emergence of new technologies is aiding organizations to make agile and accurate decisions. Real-time analytics – which involves collecting and analyzing data as it happens – is one such technology that is changing the business landscape. With superfast identification of trends and patterns, businesses can leverage real-time analytics…

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A Brief History of Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing (NLP) helps computers understand and use human languages. In the early 1900s, a Swiss linguistics professor named Ferdinand de Saussure died, and in the process, almost deprived the world of the concept of “Language as a Science,” which eventually led to natural language processing. From 1906 to 1911, Professor Saussure offered three…

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