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Brave new world: technologies that are shaping the future factory


The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) has made big claims about efficiency, effectiveness and profitability, but has it really made a difference? And, if so, are those differences destinations themselves or just a springboard to a true step change in the process of manufacturing?

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*um on tour: dates and events in November 2018 (Part 1)


In traditionally eventful autumn we take part in eight exciting conferences and gatherings in Germany and Austria. For a better overview, here are the dates of the first half of the month. Something in for you?

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Data Architects and System Architects – The roles and their importance


The core focus of architecture, and of those who practice it as a profession, is to plan the design, layout, and construction of buildings. The Data Architects and System Architects employed in the planning and building of business-critical data infrastructures have a similarly vital role to...

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Forrester study confirms: Data engineers set to rock 2018


With the end of the year fast approaching, we've all been wondering what 2018 has in store. Forrester Research has provided the answers in its latest report, entitled "Predictions 2018: The Honeymoon for AI is over". The study predicts that artificial intelligence (AI) will finally become more...

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Virtual data warehousing: Even more efficient data processing


For companies who want to retain their position as a digital leader and keep pace with technological progress in our modern world, the accurate and efficient processing of data is now more critical than ever before. Data lakes are one tool that enables users to collate all the data they hold in...

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Responsible use of AI: Study confirms *um approach


Following the German Digital Summit, the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) has asked politicians, associations, industry, and science to form a united front to promote the responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI): A responsibility that we have always encouraged. As the use...

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Bitkom publishes AI position paper in partnership with *um


To mark the German government’s Digital Summit, digital industry association Bitkom has published a position paper on the topic of "artificial intelligence as a decision-making tool". The paper looks at key aspects of AI and explains the opportunities it presents. It also covers the development...

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Future investment in artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are key in securing the future success of a company. In a study conducted in partnership with Crisp Research and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), we show how widespread the use of these technologies currently is, and how they are set to grow in...

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Artificial Intelligence as a Service – AI off the shelf


In the last years, many big IT corporations like Amazon (Web Services), Google (Cloud Platform), Microsoft (Azure) and IBM (Developer Cloud) as well as startups like Dataiku, BigML, ForecastThis (and more) have started to offer Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS). These services are...

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The varieties and opportunities of artificial intelligence


Artificial intelligence (AI) plays a fundamental role in a company’s future success. Its key technologies are being deployed all across the board. These are among the findings of a study we recently published together with Crisp Research and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Now let’s look at...

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