Analytics

Digital transformation projects are failing in Australia because organisations haven’t linked their data strategy to business outcomes, according to Chris Drieberg, director of pre-sales and CTO for Hitachi Vantara ANZ. Worse still, Drieberg says, the digital infrastructure being built today may prove fundamentally inadequate very soon. “Most of [our customers]

Data and analytics have enormous potential to improve public policy and services by helping governments focus their resources in the areas where they will be most effective. However the risk of deploying machine learning systems which unfairly impact humans lives, because they’ve inherited biases from their human designers, means a

The data from organisations such as McKinsey and Company and MIT is clear: companies that let data drive their decision-making make more money. Indeed, data-driven decision-making has repeatably been linked to better business performance across revenue, profit, or return on equity. Small wonder then that Which-50 is seeing increased investment

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As society trusts more of its operations to autonomous systems, increasingly companies are making it a requirement that humans can understand how exactly a machine has reached a certain conclusion. The research efforts behind Explainable AI (XAI) are gaining traction as technology giants like Microsoft, Google and IBM, agree that

The application of AI and deep learning can improve the results of IVF treatment by up to 50 per cent, according to Life Whisper, an Adelaide-based startup which provides an image diagnostics platform to assist doctors identify viable embryos. “It’s a huge accuracy uplift in picking the best embryos,” says

The city of Las Vegas is exploring ways to charge autonomous vehicles for pulling up alongside a curb to make deliveries. Michael Sherwood, director of innovation and technology for the City of Las Vegas, said his team is testing out camera technology and has a “mini-RFP out” to explore how

Brian Householder, CEO of Hitachi Vantara

People are the most critical asset a company has. The second, according to Hitachi Vantara CEO Brian Householder, is your data. Speaking at his company’s annual user conference in San Diego today, Householder argued data is the most underutilised asset inside a company. Gartner analyst Doug Laney has argued a

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“Data science is a fusion of artificial intelligence and business knowledge.” That’s the view of Hosein Alizadeh, data science team leader at Wesfarmers, who argues successful analytics programs require business people and data scientists to work collaboratively in order to realise the value data can bring to their business. “The

Modern BI has made self-service analysis possible and organisations have realised incredible benefits democratising data and crowdsourcing new insights. Yet somehow the idea of self-service governance still seems inconceivable. Governance is necessary in modern analytics because data and dashboards are more widely shared, but should enable data and content access

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With a history that traces back to World War Two, analytics isn’t a new discipline for government agencies. What has changed, however, is the access to data and computing power to process it rapidly. Those forces are driving the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning across departments dealing in