Talking Data Podcast:


March 12, 2018  5:02 PM

How AI will upset tech and job markets

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Analytics, jobs

We've all heard the scare stories about AI eliminating jobs, but we've also heard the Pollyanna voices saying everything will be fine on the jobs front. The reality may be somewhere in the middle, according to Goldman Sachs analyst Heath Terry. In a presentation at the AI World Conference &...

November 20, 2017  7:20 PM

Tableau targets data prep with new Project Maestro

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Data preparation, Tableau

Tableau currently has a comfortable relationship with a number of data preparation vendors, most notably Alteryx. But that hasn't stopped the popular data visualization vendor from developing its own self-service data preparation tool, known as Project Maestro, set to be released before the end of...

November 7, 2017  10:56 PM

Reporter at Pass Summit sees PowerBI Report Server – other Microsoft analytics activity

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan

You push the little valve down, and the music goes round and round. Where does it come out? What does that have to do with PowerBI? Say all you want about deep learning, machine learning and neural networks - eventually enterprises are going to generate reports and dashboards for analytics. In...

June 2, 2017  2:25 PM

Deep learning tools create business complications

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Analytics, Big Data, Deep learning, Machine learning

Deep learning is great and all, but how do you implement in a production environment? That's a question that a lot of businesses are asking. Deep learning may look tempting when you think about how powerful it is. Research projects have shown it capable of replicating human vision and other...

January 18, 2017  8:48 PM

Tackling the problem of fake news with AI

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
ai, Analytics, Artificial intelligence, Big Data, fake news

A new project spearheaded by a researcher at Carnegie Mellon University is aiming to use AI to spot examples of fake news. But what at first may sound like a promising and relatively straightforward undertaking may in fact be a monumental lift. The Fake News Challenge (#FakeNewsChallenge) is...

July 14, 2016  5:49 PM

Report highlights weakness in analytics implementations

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Big Data analytics

Many businesses have yet to fully capitalize on their investments in big data and analytics technologies. That's one of the main takeaways from a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and ZS Associates. Report authors surveyed businesses across the country to gauge their success with...

March 14, 2016  7:23 PM

PBS documentary takes a look at big data benefits

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data

The recent PBS filmĀ The Human Face of Big Data stirred plenty of reaction of social media and in blogs. In this edition of Talking Data, we take a look at what the show got right and what it might have missed. The documentary was certainly a high-level overview of big data geared...

February 15, 2016  4:39 PM

Assessing the reality behind the IoT analytics hype

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Big Data analytics, iot

There's not doubt that IoT analytics has become one of the most hyped technologies in 2016, but behind the hype, there may be a glimmer of promise. In this edition of Talking Data, we try to look beyond all the excitement to see signs that the promise of IoT analytics is for real. We assess various...

February 2, 2016  4:46 PM

Businesses look to new tools for data analysis in 2016

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Cognitive computing, Internet of Things, iot

In the year ahead, businesses are looking for new ways to analyze data and new tools to help them, according to Goutham Belliappa, an analyst with consulting firm Capgemini. In particular, Belliappa is looking at ways businesses plan to monetize their data, analyze data from Internet of...

November 23, 2015  6:31 PM

Why has healthcare been slow to adopt analytics?

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Health IT

Healthcare as an industry has been somewhat slow to embrace big data and analytics technology, but there are some indications that this trend may be changing. For a number of reasons, the future of healthcare is likely be heavily reliant on analytics technology. In this podcast we explore some of...

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