‘Narrative Analytics’ Targets Consumer Beliefs

In the latest attempt to figure out what consumers want and how much they are willing to pay to get it, a “narrative analysis” platform launched this week crunches “cross-platform data sets” to divine consumer “beliefs and motivations.” San Francisco-based Protagonist (formerly Monitor 360) said this week its platform leverages machine learning and natural language processing to gauge the “narratives

How Far Are We From ‘True’ Artificial Intelligence – And Do We Really Want To Go There?

Artificial Intelligence is something that’s been on the horizon for a long time – probably as long as anyone reading this will be able to remember. Since its emergence into the public consciousness through science fiction, we have understood with certainty that one day machines will have “intelligence”, and considered the ethical and philosophical implications. Today, though, there’s a palpable

Gaining Insight from Data in the Digital Workplace

We are currently in the era of digital business models, where all workplaces become “digital” in one way or another. Gone are the days when organizations installed data warehouses and search engines to help people find relevant data. Many of these tools never delivered on the expectations – and the needs – of users and organizations. They were lacking in analytical

Cooking With Big Data? Let AI Create Your Next Recipe

Can food and big data cook up a tasty collaboration? You bet your biscuits they can. It used to be that this sort of creative work — developing new recipes, discovering new flavor combinations — were the sole purview of human chefs. But computer scientists are proving that AI algorithms can be creative, too. Computers have been able to combine