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The Demon In AI And Losing Your Job To Robots

Since its rise to stardom, AI has had an unquestionably positive effect on our lives. Think of Siri, your friendly personal assistant embedded in your iPhone. What about Netflix that uses AI algorithms to recommend our next movie? But let’s sit down and ponder upon the darker side of artificial intelligence: Its potential to replace all our jobs.

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Wrangle Malaysia Interviews: How Data Science Impacts Us All

We managed to interview a couple of Wrangle Malaysia attendees - from a variety of ICT and non-ICT backgrounds - on what their thoughts were on a plethora of topics such as how big data and data science applied to their organizations and individuals, the types of skill sets required to be a data scientists and how attending Wrangle Malaysia would help them think about their big data strategies and projects.

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2017 Predictions for Big Data, AI and IoT

Will these 2017 big data, AI and IoT predictions ring true? Among them: AI will be hot and will be used in conversations between buyers and suppliers in the form of chatbots and digital assistants; deep learning will finally become a reality; and, early adopters of machine learning will have a huge advantage because the system would have begun learning about the business sooner.

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Diamonds are not forever according to data science

Analytics involving 3,000 couples – married or otherwise – presented a correlation between the price of an engagement ring and the length of marriage. If you are spending a large part of your salary on your other half’s diamond ring, be prepared to split up. But then again, in data science, correlation is not always causation.

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How to identify your marketing lies and start telling the truth

Last month a company sold 100 units of a product without having conducted any prior marketing activity. Then it ran a direct mail campaign at the start of this month. By the end of this month, it had sold an additional 112 units. Did the campaign work? The fact that there was a campaign and an increase in sales (a correlation) doesn’t necessarily mean that the campaign was responsible for the increase (causation).

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Infographic: Big Data Big Insights

This is how we explain Big Data to our neighbors. The Big Data Big Insights infographic is one of many MDEC’s efforts in explaining the concept of big data and analytics to the layman.