Defining a Successful AI Strategy for 2018: Key Thoughts from a Data Scientist

February 21, 2018

As the hype around AI continues, building and executing on an AI strategy that supports market competitiveness will be top of mind for executives. The AI pilots are complete, yet executives are still grappling with what AI means for their organisations. As the use cases develop and capabilities emerge, businesses will look to defining an… Read More »

Not all machine learning leads to artificial intelligence

February 19, 2018

So far in this series we have seen how AI and machine learning are two different entities: AI as a product for non-expert users and machine learning as a set of tools to create products, as well as touching on how machine learning works. To sharpen our understanding of the differences between machine learning and… Read More »

Get Results On The Table Fast With Productized Analytics

February 14, 2018

It’s getting near dinner on a Tuesday night. The pantry is empty, which means a run to the store. You could head out anticipating that inspiration will strike, grabbing ingredients and hoping that it all comes together. It’s an expensive way to shop, a less organized way to cook, and the outcome is uncertain. Or,… Read More »

8 tips to prove ROI when deploying analytics in the industrial sector

February 13, 2018

Analytics are a significant enabler to get high value in the manufacturing industry. But how can you prove that you deliver value? According to Gartner, more than half of all analytics projects fail because they are not completed within budget or on schedule, or because they fail to deliver the features and benefits that are… Read More »

What is machine learning?

February 12, 2018

Every useful machine – from advanced AI through to the humble toaster – has to possess ‘knowledge’ about the world in which it operates. For example, within the design of a household toaster, much knowledge about the world must have already been implemented. This is implicit knowledge. The toaster ‘knows’ what electrical voltage is available… Read More »

A value-driven approach to telco customers, possible through advanced analytics

February 8, 2018

Evaluating customer value management (CVM), where business try and understand the overall profitability of a client now or into the future, is paramount to success in the highly competitive world of telecommunications. But when companies adopt a “fail fast” mentality, exactly how far these companies can drill down into the many indicators of CVM, leveraging… Read More »

Predictive Asset Maintenance: what are the business benefits – and how do we prove them?

February 6, 2018

With exponential digitalisation, asset management systems are becoming increasingly sophisticated, bringing new data sources and a data-driven approach. Weather data, asset information and sensor data from equipment can be integrated and given to machine learning algorithms to predict and prevent disruptions and failures. Ever sophisticated approaches enabled by new available data can help businesses to… Read More »

Wait, machine learning and artificial intelligence aren’t the same thing?

February 5, 2018

Everybody seems to be talking about artificial intelligence and machine learning. Ever since Spielberg’s 2001 movie A.I. Artificial Intelligence, the abbreviation AI has been readily recognizable. News outlets have recently carried headlines such as, “AI in your car can brake faster than you”, or “Police use AI to predict crime”, or similar flashy statements. But… Read More »

Teradata IntelliCloud Now Available on Microsoft Azure

February 1, 2018

We are pleased to announce General Availability (GA) of Teradata IntelliCloud on Microsoft Azure. IntelliCloud on Azure is now available in all commercial Azure regions in the United States. This includes: CENTRAL US EAST US EAST US 2 NORTH CENTRAL US SOUTH CENTRAL US WEST CENTRAL US WEST US WEST US 2 Learn more about… Read More »