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The Data Integration Market

By Ben Lorica. As much as I like talking and writing about machine learning and AI,  I am equally keen to point out there are also many impressive1 startups in the data engineering and data infrastructure (DE) category. DE companies address fundamentals that need to be in place before companies can rely on reports andContinue reading “The Data Integration Market”

Applications of Reinforcement Learning: Recent examples from large US companies

When I wrote about enterprise applications of reinforcement learning (RL) a little over a year ago, I cited a few examples of applications for recommenders and personalization systems. At the time, the examples I listed came from large technology companies, specifically Netflix, JD, Facebook, and YouTube, as only large companies tended to have the resourcesContinue reading “Applications of Reinforcement Learning: Recent examples from large US companies”

One Simple Chart: primary applications of AI in Financial Services

Download the 2020 NLP Survey Report and learn how companies are using and implementing natural language technologies. In a recent post, I highlighted technologies are most important to large banks using results from a BankDirector survey. That survey hinted that Data and AI are high priorities within large banks, and Automation and Data Analytics emergedContinue reading “One Simple Chart: primary applications of AI in Financial Services”

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NLP Survey Results: An Overview

The term “NLP”—or natural language processing—encompasses a wide range of business use cases that are mostly text based. Consider that people use text to record and transmit their communications in general, and, as such, it’s one of the most widely available and “interoperable” data formats. While some industry sectors such as finance and healthcare haveContinue reading “NLP Survey Results: An Overview”

One Simple Chart: what technologies are most important to large banks

As someone who speaks with many technology startups in the software space, I know how important the financial services sector can be to software companies. Companies in this sector have significant technology budgets and increasing competition from fintech startups has accelerated their adoption of new technologies. More financial companies are using cloud platforms and machineContinue reading “One Simple Chart: what technologies are most important to large banks”

One Simple Chart: the number of cloud native developers worldwide

I recently came across a developer survey (The State of Cloud Native Development) from the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and /Data, focused on estimating the number of cloud native developers worldwide. CNCF defines cloud native technologies as follows: Cloud native technologies empower organizations to build and run scalable applications in modern, dynamic environments such as public,Continue reading “One Simple Chart: the number of cloud native developers worldwide”

One Simple Chart: which sectors are using reinforcement learning

Interest in reinforcement learning has grown steadily over the last decade. In a recent post, I described emerging applications of RL in recommendation and personalization systems, and in business simulation and optimization. In this post, I wanted to examine which industry sectors have been mentioning reinforcement learning in their job postings. Let’s place demand forContinue reading “One Simple Chart: which sectors are using reinforcement learning”

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