Category Archives: AI

Free Your Data With Open APIs For Banking

Flashy fintech solutions promise to help financial services companies thrive in the digital economy. Although these innovative offerings are getting lots of news coverage, there is a quieter but more transformational shift emerging: a movement to free data from the proprietary applications that create, process, and store information. Although these apps store terabytes of valuable data, the information is not traditionally available to third parties. Closed apps cannot be consumed by fintech solutions or used to make information available that might help financial services companies…

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Business Intelligence vs Analytics vs Big Data vs Data Mining

The business technology landscape has been shifting so fast lately that if you turn your head for a moment and then turn back you may not recognize what you’re seeing. Advances in the markets for mobile software and cloud services just in the last few years have opened the way for an entirely new type of relationshp between IT and business users. One result of this rapid change is that old boundaries between areas and practices are beginning to blur. Then there are the completely new…

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Artificial Intelligence in Marketing and Advertising – 5 Examples of Real Traction

In the hundreds of researcher and executive interviews we’ve been fortunate enough to conduct in the last three years, few artificial intelligence applications are brought up more than marketing and advertising. During talks with execs and researchers from companies ranging from Facebook to Baidu, and IBM to AT&T, marketing has been a perennial theme in conversations of AI’s hottest applications. This article aims to serve as a kind of executive primer for the intersection of AI and marketing, and the article itself has been broken into three distinct sections for that…

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Artificial Intelligence vs. Machine Learning

During the past few years, the terms artificial intelligence and machine learning have begun showing up frequently in technology news and websites. Often the two are used as synonyms, but many experts argue that they have subtle but real differences. And of course, the experts sometimes disagree among themselves about what those differences are. In general, however, two things seem clear: first, the term artificial intelligence (AI) is older than the term machine learning (ML), and second, most people consider machine learning to be a…

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