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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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Media intelligence firm Meltwater is opening up its AI platform, Fairhair.ai, to give developers and data scientists the tools to: Connect and organise internal and external data by a knowledge graph Access pre-trained, configurable AI models Create real-time insights to make forward-looking, data-driven decisions Fairhair.ai is an open data science

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James Cook University is now offering online training as a data scientist to help meet the growing demand for analytics professionals. JCU has partnered with data science leader and analytic software provider SAS to offer its Master of Data Science program with SAS advanced analytics modules and the Teradata University

Online dating pioneer eHarmony is betting on machine learning to find long-lasting relationships for swipe-fatigued singles. The fee-based service believes the core premise that the company was built on 17 years ago — to help you find a longterm partner — is still what differentiates it from its app-based competitors

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It’s a good time to be an analytics professional in Australia, with the country’s best data analytics professionals earning almost $300,000 a year. Analysts with strong soft skills, in addition to their technical capabilities are in particular demand. According to the Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) Skills and Salary Survey

AI and related topics are quite the soup of the moment. Here’s a glimpse at Google Trends over the past couple of years: And Gartner’s most recent CMO spending and strategy surveys show nothing but green arrows up for marketing analytics. The popular job site Glassdoor reported that “data scientist”

Businesses need to look for a diverse range of backgrounds, skills and experiences when hiring their analytics teams. “It’s striking that businesses sit down and embark on staffing up an analytics centre of excellence and they find all the same people,” says Mike Frost, Director of Cloud and Platform Technologies

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Gartner predicts that 80 per cent of data scientists will have deep learning in their toolkits by 2018. Further, the analysts forecast that by 2019 deep learning will be a critical driver for best-in-class performance for demand, fraud and failure predictions. Deep learning, a variation of machine learning (ML), represents

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Finding a decent data scientist for less than the price of a deposit on a Sydney harbour side home is almost impossible these days. But that could change quickly and dramatically due to automation, according to research analysts at Gartner. More than 40 per cent of data science tasks will

Australia’s top tier data scientists are still pulling in huge salaries despite a slight decline in pay levels among the elite ranks of the profession.  One in 10 data analytics professionals surveyed for the 2016 IAPA Skills and Salary survey commanded annual pay checks in advance of $220,000 a year.