Airbnb open sources data-science-sharing platform

Most organizations have well established procedures for vetting and sharing computer code. But what about data analysis? Important findings are often held in “a mixed bag of presentations, emails, and Google Docs,” two members of Airbnb’s engineering and data science team blogged at Medium in February. When someone in the organization wants to locate and… Read More Airbnb open sources data-science-sharing platform

Forget the robocalypse — ‘Homo connecticus’ may be what’s coming

This new species will coexist peacefully with humans, one Turing Award winner says Robots’ potential to take over the world is a commonly expressed fear in the world of AI, but at least one Turing Award winner doesn’t see it happening that way. Rather than replacing mankind, technology will create a new kind of human… Read More Forget the robocalypse — ‘Homo connecticus’ may be what’s coming

Salesforce is betting its Einstein AI will make CRM better

Machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing are coming to all Salesforce’s clouds If there was any doubt that AI has officially arrived in the world of enterprise software, Salesforce just put it to rest. The CRM giant on Sunday announced Einstein, a set of artificial intelligence capabilities it says will help users of… Read More Salesforce is betting its Einstein AI will make CRM better

Big data is already a $46 billion market, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Sooner rather than later, big data will become table stakes for enterprises,’ one analyst says Big data has been a big buzzword for more than a few years already, and it’s got some solid numbers to back that up, including US$46 billion in 2016 revenue for vendors of related products and services. But the big… Read More Big data is already a $46 billion market, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet

Meet the newest member of SAP’s Hana family: a data warehouse

The classic way of building a data warehouse is no longer viable, one executive said SAP has already placed big bets on Hana, and now it’s adding more with a new data warehouse tailored specifically for the in-memory computing platform. Launched on Wednesday, SAP BW/4Hana promises to minimize data movement and duplication by enabling data… Read More Meet the newest member of SAP’s Hana family: a data warehouse

Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost

Financial services and manufacturing are now at the forefront, new IDC data suggests Digital transformation may promise critical benefits for the companies undertaking it, but it’s also delivering a major boost to IT spending around the world. That’s according to market researcher IDC, which on Monday released new data indicating that global spending on IT… Read More Digital transformation is giving IT spending a big boost

A new algorithm can hide messages in your favorite dance music

It’s long been known that secret messages can be included in music through techniques such as backmasking, but now a Polish researcher has developed an entirely new approach. By subtly varying the tempo of a particular type of dance music, he’s managed to encode information in a way that’s completely inaudible to human listeners. StegIbiza… Read More A new algorithm can hide messages in your favorite dance music