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No, Data is not the new oil

March 4th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

“Data is the new oil” is one of those deceptively simple mantras for the modern world. Whether in The New York Times, The Economist, or WIRED, the wildcatting nature of oil exploration, plus the extractive exploitation of a trapped asset, seems like an apt metaphor for the boom in monetized data. Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) […]



Pew: 74% of users don’t know Facebook records their ad preferences

January 24th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has been in the news quite a bit for its ad targeting over the past year, most notably with reports that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica used improperly obtained data to develop “personality” profiles on U.S. voters and target ads toward them during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But many users are still unaware what […]



9 AI trends on our radar

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  How new developments in automation, machine deception, hardware, and more will shape AI. Here are key AI trends business leaders and practitioners should watch in the months ahead. We will start to see technologies enable partial automation of a variety of tasks. Automation occurs in stages. While full automation might still be a ways […]



Microsoft and Kroger to create data-driven connected grocery stores

January 17th, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

  Microsoft and Kroger are taking a leaf out of Amazon’s book by building futuristic “connected” grocery stores. As part of a pilot project, Kroger, the largest supermarket in the U.S. by revenue, and Microsoft have transformed two retail stores, one near each of their respective headquarters — in Monroe, Ohio and Redmond, Washington — […]



How fast is artificial intelligence growing? Look at the key bellwethers

December 23rd, 2018 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

AI & Big Data One can intuitively surmise artificial intelligence (AI) is today’s hot commodity, gaining traction in businesses, academia and government in recent years. Now, there is data — all in one place — that documents growth across many indicators, including startups, venture capital, job openings and academic programs. These bellwethers were captured in […]



How long before we reach peak ecommerce?