BrandPost: How the Business and IT Can Collaborate for Customer Success

Why should the business and IT collaborate? Really, the question is why wouldn’t they collaborate? More and more, business units like sales, marketing, service, and operations have direct interactions with customers that are enabled or empowered by technology — technology that’s typically managed and deployed by IT.

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Google just beat humans at spotting breast cancer — but it won’t replace them

Photo credit should read ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP via Getty Images
Google is developing artificial intelligence to help doctors identify breast cancer, according to a research paper published in Nature today. The model, which scans X-ray images known as mammograms, reduces the number of false negatives by 9.

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On Alexa’s 5th Birthday, What Does Voice Need to Do If It Wants to Grow Up

What does Marmite sound like? Should its voice be as divisive as its taste? Do brands borrow a celebrity voice, and does the Voice change depending on the age, region, or even occupation of the people it’s speaking to?
These questions probably don’t feature as part of your breakfast routine, but it’s more pertinent than you may think.

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From Ideal to Real: Bridging the Gap to Better Eating in America

Americans want to eat healthfully. And it’s this intention to eat better that should serve as a guide for food and beverage companies into 2020 and beyond. We’re all human, and that means we don’t always do as we say. But there are reasons for that. Some are logical, others are emotional…but the gap is real. And the smartest companies are dialed into the nature of human behavior.

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How to Customize Google Analytics Campaign Timeout For Affiliates

  As a marketer, we all should have used the feature in Google Analytics to set Campaign Timeout period. By default, campaign timeout settings in Google Analytics is set to 6 months. What it means is, GA will stop giving…
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Tool induced arbitrage opportunities, also, how to cut cakes.

How should an estimator be chosen?  The academic training of economists and finance professionals has traditionally favored the minimum variance unbiased estimator (MVUE).  Sometimes, the maximum likelihood estimator (MLE) is chosen.  From time to time, the method of moments (MOM) or the generalized method of moments (GMM) is used.

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Data Science Summit Europe 2017

The 3rd Data Science Summit Europe is coming! This year I am not involved in the organization she it should probably be a better event 🙂 Save the date – May 29, 2017 in Jerusalem. The date was picked just after O’Reilly Strata London 2017 thus the conference will attract many speakers and guests from abroad.The keynote speaker is my friend Dr.

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Truncated Bi-Level Optimization

In 2012, I wrote a paper that I probably should have called “truncated bi-level optimization”.  I vaguely remembered telling the reviewers I would release some code, so I’m finally getting around to it.
The idea of bilevel optimization is quite simple.  Imagine that you would like to minimize some function .  However, itself is defined through some optimization.

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Cinderella science

For my first act, two topics related to sequential data that should come up if you search google for “Cinderella science”, which you might do if you’re ever looking for stories of uncredited hard work that ultimately worked out (if only with the help of a fairy godmother).
One is just a reference to something I feel more people should know about and is the source of the above photo.

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Slow Data

Abstract: Data is the new media. Thus the postulates of our Slow Media Manifesto should be applicable on Big Data, too. Slow Data in this sense is meaningful data, relevant for society, driving creativity and scientific thinking. Slow Data is beautiful data.
From Slow Media to Slow Data
Five years ago, we wrote the Slow Media Manifesto.

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Halloween 2018: Crab claws!

Do you need something to cheer you up? You got it:
I should explain this costume a little bit. At the US Digital Service, we do a thing called “crab claws.” Crab claws is like visual applause–you pinch your fingers up and down to say “great job” or “congratulations” or “way to go.” We do it because actual applause would be annoying when there’s someone on the phone.

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Should we mind if authorship is falsified?

In a typically thought-provoking piece, Louis Menand asks, “Should we mind if a book is a hoax?” In his article, Menand (whose father taught the best course I ever took at MIT, in which we learned that eternal vigilance is the price of liberty) focuses on imaginative literature written by white people but attributed to ethnic minorities.

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How to make a self-service BI tools deployment less painful

Why does self-service BI have to hurt so much? In theory, it should be the answer to all your problems. But so many enterprises end up disappointed. They’re overwhelmed with data, yet suffering from a shortage of useful information. They can’t gain insights. And it’s causing data chaos and anarchy.
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