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  • How Lenovo uses text analytics for product quality and design

    Multiple online sites and call centres offer a rich source of data to extract insights on what customers want and need from your product and service. The problem is it’s unstructured, big and often messy. But that doesn’t mean it’s not manageable.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett02 Sept. 15 11:44
  • Data scientists: Question the integrity of your data

    If there’s one lesson website traffic data can teach you, it’s that information is not always genuine. Yet, companies still base major decisions on this type of data without questioning its integrity.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett05 Aug. 15 16:06
  • The computing power behind the Large Hadron Collider

    If you think your company is overwhelmed with having to support terabytes of data, the computing power behind the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) might put things into perspective.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett04 Aug. 15 15:16
  • TeleXHealth wins Australia’s Hack Aging Hackathon

    A solution that let's people manage their health from the surrounds of their own home without the need for trips to the doctor has won the Hack Aging Hackathon.

    Written by Bonnie Gardiner13 July 15 13:27
  • Intelligent machines part 2: Big data, machine learning and its challenges

    In the 1990s, average computers ran on megabytes of RAM and processing power under 100MHz, with hundreds of gigabytes of global Internet traffic being generated each day. Nowadays, RAM is in gigabytes and processing power is in the thousands of MHz, with hundreds of terabytes of Internet traffic per second.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett18 June 15 13:22
  • IBM commits to Apache Spark compute engine

    Calling Apache Spark "the most important new open source project in a decade that is being defined by data," IBM today announced that it will embed the compute engine into its analytics and commerce platforms and offer Spark as a service on IBM Bluemix.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud16 June 15 00:26
  • A quick rundown of how deep neural nets work

    Deep learning has proven to be a powerful method for going about artificial intelligence over the last few years, which has led to a growing interest in it across industries. So how does it generally work?

    Written by Rebecca Merrett12 June 15 15:16
  • Cascading big data framework gets Apache Tez support

    After about a year-and-a-half of development, big data application platform specialist Concurrent today released a new version of the open source Cascading big data application framework.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud10 June 15 23:54

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