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The Top 20 Big Data Blogs and Influencers to Follow

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According to research conducted by Gartner, “Big data investments continue to rise but are showing signs of contracting.” The company’s most recent survey found that Read more

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White Paper: Using Web Data to Power Deep Learning

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Once the sole purview of academics and a few of the largest high-tech companies, deep learning now represents an approach that’s poised for rapid and Read more

What you need to know to make Deep Learning work for you

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Artificial Intelligence made promises that it couldn’t keep for over five decades.  But that has all changed with the advent of Deep Learning, which has Read more

Can data shape the future of mental health support?

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What follows is a reproduction of an article from The Guardian newspaper.  It discusses Plexus, an app developer that is using Import.io to acquire mental health data from Read more

5 undeniable reasons to invest in data before it’s too late

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A Gartner survey revealed that “more than 75% of companies are investing or planning to invest in big data in the next two years.” Companies Read more

How today’s top Marketers and Growth Hackers use data every day

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Marketing data is an essential part of any good marketing strategy. While the process of collecting, storing and analyzing data may be complex (and require an Read more

Building a collaborative team with Data Scientists, Business Analysts, and Developers

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Start the new year off right by making sure your Big Data team is aligned   Today’s business leaders need a way to effectively utilize Read more

10,000 leads in 10 minutes

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Ok, let’s start with the basics. Leads represent the first stage of the sales process.  In its simplest form a lead is any “person or entity that has an interest and authority to purchase your product or service”. Or in other words: someone you can sell to.

Sounds good. So, what information do you need about that person or entity for it to be an actionable lead? A good rule of thumb is to look for the information that you would find on a business card, i.e. their name, associated company and contact details.

10 keynote talks on data and business that you need to watch

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In recent years more than ever before, if you’re not paying attention to the data, you’re missing out on opportunities that can help you grow Read more

deep learning

Andrew Ng shares the astonishing ways deep learning is changing the world

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Just when you thought you’d got your head around the whole Machine Learning thing…BAMN! There’s a new tech buzzword in town rearing up to take it’s place.

Deep learning.

And while it may seem like just another Silicon Valley buzzword that all the new startups will claim to be using, deep learning is actually already being used to make some really astounding advances. We’re talking borderline science fiction here.

We caught up with deep learning expert, Andrew Ng, and asked him to explain what deep learning is and how we should expect to see it change the world in 2016.