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The Many Benefits of DevOps for Business

09/17/2019 9:44 p.m.

Introduction may take some time to implement, however even in its preliminary stages you can identify improved efficiency quickly. Your team’s success hinges on eliminating as many redundant tasks and resource drains as possible without impacting responsibilities. As a result, you’ll streamline your operations, reduce deployment and development time, and be able to make better, more informed decisions more quickly.


DevOps For Business

07/29/2019 2:14 p.m.

DevOps approaches include the continuous delivery of software components such as microservices rather than large-scale, periodic updates. Contrast that with the operating systems of today where large-scale, new inceptions are far more rare and continuous releases, automatically updated, are far more common. Beyond being a good “team-building” approach, this means your teams work more closely together more frequently and develop a deeper, more high-level understanding of the complete picture as opposed to just their specific tasks.


The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence

07/23/2019 7:31 p.m.

During a recent event, Zeng Yi of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing questioned the need (and perhaps the wisdom) for a global set of principles for ethical AI: He even asked whether the attempt to > “humanise AI” made sense, given that some Chinese researchers consider > humans to be “the worst animals in the world”. Given cultural differences, it’s hard to imagine a universally agreed upon set of rules would intricately chart our path forward.


An Inconvenient Truth: The Rise of Netflix Alternatives

07/22/2019 12:29 p.m.

Onward to the golden years which saw Netflix increase its subscriber base, license popular movies and television shows, and generally enjoy sole position at the top of streaming mountain. To date, there are dozens such services ranging from highly adopted platforms such as Hulu; to more genre specific sevices like Shudder which focus on horror and sci-fi content. Machine learning and AI can be a crucial part of shoring up this technology and developing it into a more sophisticated, more helpful, and more effective marketing and customer acquisition tool for these companies.



07/08/2019 12:05 p.m.

A Mathematical Theory of Communication didn't just make the internet, it created both a new science and offers a model for quantifying the world in ways never before imagined. Taking Shannon's work in quantifying and making sense of the information held within the English language (surprise, it's pretty redundant and inefficient) shows us just how much room there is to make even the most mundane parts of our life more efficient. This also reminds us a lot of the concept of statistical significance and as we see it, business intelligence is focused on helping to answer questions about an organization's data.