Augmented Intelligence – So Much More Than Search

The hype around AI is deafening, creating a noisy and confused environment. Organizations are looking for clarity on the role and application of AI in bringing more value to data, and for help avoiding the pitfalls that surround so many of these projects. These pitfalls include error-prone decision making and unintended consequences based on flawed data or “black box” algorithms, and gimmicky approaches including simple search and bolt-on AI that overpromise and under deliver. We outline what you need to know as you think through these challenges in our new ebook, “Beyond the Hype: How to Get Real Value from AI in Analytics.”

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Microsoft Brings Simply Unmatched Scale to Big Data

If you’ve been watching the data market for any length of time you can’t have failed to notice that there’s a shift underway. The line between data lakes and data warehouses is getting noticeably blurry. Not surprisingly Microsoft just announced Azure Synapse Analytics at it’s Ignite conference that is leading that charge.

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“Being in the Zone” with Augmented Intelligence

According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, what I
described with this skiing experience is known as flow state, defined as an
“optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best.”
Csíkszentmihályi, who popularized the term in his 1990 book, notes the mental
state of flow involves “Being completely involved in an activity for its own
sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought
follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being
is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”

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Fantasy Football Draft Prep

It’s that time of the year again. We are back with our annual fantasy football draft app. As we have in past years, we have accumulated the player stat projections from a handful of the top fantasy football sites, brought the data into Qlik Sense, ran calculations based on the scoring metrics that you set up for your league and came up with customized player projections that will help you decide which players you should be targeting in your draft.

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