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Framework for AI-powered Agile Project Management

Researchers at the University of Wollongong, Deakin University, Monash University and Kyushu University have developed a framework that could be used to build a smart, AI-powered agile project management assistant. Their paper, pre-published on arXiv, has been accepted at the 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE) 2019, in the New Ideas and Emerging Results track. "Our research was driven by

What we lose when we lose net neutrality

What is net neutrality, and why do we need it? Visit https://fcc.media.mit.edu/ to learn how you can take a stand to defend net neutrality before it's too late. Media Lab associate director Andy Lippman explains how net neutrality works currently, and how the proposed changes would affect not only our consumption of media but our

By |December 28th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

The Difference Between Machine Learning And AI

We deal with a lot of data every day, but the way we deal with it is changing rapidly. Increasingly, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) are cropping up as solutions for handling data. The two are often used interchangeably, and although there are some parallels, they’re not the same thing. The difference between ML and AI is the

By |October 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

IoT, Big Data and AI – the New ‘Superpowers’

According to a report from IBM Marketing Cloud, “10 Key Marketing Trends For 2017,” 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone, at 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day!   Big is getting Bigger Constant connectivity and smart devices are leading to the digitization and datafication of our daily activities. This is

By |October 6th, 2017|Tags: , , |

The 8 Step Process

Solving a new problem often requires rethinking what you're doing.  The HMW (How Might We) questions is sometimes the question that resets a team's group-mind to backup and take an alternate, and importantly, more productive path.  This article lists step-by-step how to tackle the really tough problems with maximum effectiveness. Getting a team to reframe a problem as an

By |July 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |


A new report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service, called IoT 101: The Essential Guide to the Internet of Things, outlines the basics of the IoT and what this next wave of technology means to the everyday individual. The report dives into key IoT terms, predictions and trends for the IoT in the next five years, the industries that the

By |April 26th, 2017|Tags: , , |

Cloud computing’s history foretells the future of automotive

Cloud computing’s history over the past 20 years foretells the future of automotive over the next 20 as autonomous vehicles and ride-sharing take over. There’s a statistic about how little we use our cars that pulled me up short when I first heard it. For almost 96% of the time, the average automobile sits unused in its driveway, garage,

By |April 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

JSONata (video)

JSON query and transformation language An Open Source  JSON parsing tool. Lightweight query and transformation language for JSON data Inspired by the location path semantics of XPath 3.1 Sophisticated query expressions with minimal syntax Built in operators and functions for manipulating and combining data Create user-defined functions Format query results into any JSON output structure Video overview:   Go

By |April 15th, 2017|Tags: , , |
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