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September 21, 2020, by
Language models: battle of the parameters — NLP on Steroids (Part II)

In Part I of the blog , we explored the language models and transformers, now let’s dive into some examples of GPT-3.

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July 22, 2020, by
Defining Antifragility

The financial crisis of 2008, the dotcom crisis of 2000 and the current crisis of 2020, all highlight the need for organizations to become resilient or even antifragile to survive (unexpected) external stressors so that they continue to remain significant for their stakeholders.

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September 26, 2018, by
Service Oriented Architecture 4.0

Part 1 What 15 years ago was launched as Service Oriented Architecture, SOA, contained many promises for support to develop an agile business (see the chapter Rethink Your Business in the book SOA for profit). I didn’t take long until the term was hijacked by an army of technologists and their companies claiming that they sell...

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July 25, 2018, by
IoT Device Interoperability- A Need to Accelerate Innovation

Typically, an IoT system or IoT Sensor Network communication is designed using one of the popular low level standard technology like Zigbee, Bluetooth Mesh, Z-wave, WiFi, etc for devices to collaborate with each other. This has made multiple devices bound to different protocol/technology over a period. One of the current IoT challenge is to add...

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October 10, 2017, by
Semantic Technologies: The Next Step of AI

Technological trends, like nutritional and fitness fads, often come and go in waves. A new trend appears on the horizon and before you know it, it’s everywhere, repeated endlessly till it’s robbed of all meaning and context and becomes just another buzzword. Then, just as suddenly as it starts, it recedes into the background, replaced...

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August 17, 2016, by
Text Mining for Pre-screening of Cancer Clinical Trials

Big data / NoSQL Cassandra / SOLR / Natural Language Processing – Text Mining for Pre-screeening of Cancer Clinical Trials. Cancer clinical trials are search studies that test the pertinence of a new medical treatment on cancer patients. They are key factors for medical improvement and their success depends essentially on the number of enrollments...

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August 19, 2015, by
Data Hunch – How can Machine Intelligence Grow Your Big Data Analytics Culture?

Hi! If you’ve missed the first episode of Capgemini’s “Data and The Hunch” podcast series, here’s the transcript. I am a Principal Analyst for VINT, the Sogeti Trend Lab, and work on anything Analytics related to the Connected Service Experience. This first episode talks about how machine intelligence has the potential to take your Big Data analytics...

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January 29, 2015, by
IOT, or InterOperability Testing, in the Age of Cloud, Things & DevOps

IOT and Testing Last week, I sat with some Sogeti NL colleagues, among them Quick Tech Tester Tom van de Ven, the initiator of our conversation, to discuss the relevance of IOT to Testing and vice versa. You may already have noticed that I like to play around with the IOT acronym a lot, to...

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December 18, 2014, by
The Innovation of Tech (IoT) = Let’s Make Things Better + Sense and Simplicity + Innovation and You

DT Game’s 1st Half Did you ever reflect on the immense difference in talking about Digital Transformation (DT), over the past 20 or so years? From 1994 on, the year that Tim Berners-Lee finally left CERN to start W3C, the World Wide Web Consortium, Digital Transformation was a matter of Business Process Redesign, Reengineering &...

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December 17, 2014, by
“Rethinging” Internet

Dictionaries, encyclopedias, and many other repositories aimed at defining the real world are structured as a set of concepts (with identifiable keywords in each language). Real world things may be classified into these concepts. Internet is a huge repository of content which is made publicly available as a set of web pages that may be...

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April 7, 2014, by
Managing new complexity, Part 2: Problems to face when working on socio-technical systems

This series of blog posts is entitled “Managing new complexity, ”but why is it new? With the “Internet of Things,” devices everywhere with “software everywhere”, and people in the middle, means we have had to face new behaviors, including an explosion of interactions and an emergence of properties, without theoretical foundations. Humanity has known this...

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February 25, 2014, by
The H+ shift of Google (Part 2/4: Artificial intelligence)

This blog post is the second of a four parts article. Please read the first previous blog article. Google has been hiring leading researchers in the artificial intelligence space for years (Research at Google), including: Ray Kurzweil: Google’s Director of Engineering in 2012 (helping the company improve the accuracy of its search results), and co-founder...

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January 7, 2014, by
Top 10 post: “The new faces of internet (part 3): Internet of contents”

Over the holidays, we will repost the top ten most popular blog posts of the year. This is one: The evolution of internet and its success are intimately linked to the evolution of its content. If internet was in a first place a simple ecosystem to transfer files, more interactive and user-friendly applications appeared at...

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September 12, 2013, by
Kiss the Competition Goodbye with Things & Services

When Kevin Ashton, director of the MIT Auto-ID Institute, in 1999 deployed his RFID solution at Procter & Gamble, calling it the Internet of Things, he could only have dreamed of what an adolescent Internet of Things and Services – the Bosch perspective – might economically mean. From 2015 on, trillions of dollars are projected...

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September 4, 2013, by
The new faces of internet (part 3):Internet of contents

The evolution of internet and its success are intimately linked to the evolution of its content. If internet was in a first place a simple ecosystem to transfer files, more interactive and user-friendly applications appeared at the end of 80’s. And what it appeared as a revolution for Internet ten years ago such as looking...

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August 2, 2013, by
Your Online Big Data Summer School

Summer is the perfect period for catching up on knowledge and insight. You are not bothered by the rat race of everyday life so you can devote substantial amounts of time to the topics you need to get more familiar with. Let’s start with a sick joke: do you know what happened to the 2013...

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July 25, 2013, by
Your Online Big Data Summer School

Summer is the perfect period for catching up on knowledge and insight. You are not bothered by the rat race of everyday life and now can devote substantial amounts of time to the topics you so badly need to get familiar with. Let’s start with a sick joke: do you know what happened to the...

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December 27, 2012, by
Top 10 VINTlabs posts of 2012 – Part 1

In two posts we will highlight our most read and shared posts from 2012. Today: part 1. On Privacy: We have met the enemy and it is us – Menno van Doorn The right to be left alone and the urge – or call it madness – to self-expose on new media is one of...

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September 4, 2012, by
Fueling sales with social data: the story of Walmart Labs & the Social Genome

Walmart is one of the retailers who is really trying to fuel their business using big data. A big part of their efforts are based on the ‘social’ data we all share on networks like Twitter and Facebook. At their R&D development called Walmart Labs their busy adding data to the Social Genome, a tool...

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August 7, 2012, by
Peter Norvig – Director of Research at Google – on semantic search, unstructured data and the next 5 years

Today in our video section: Peter Norvig, Director of Research (formerly Director of Search Quality) at Google Inc. “We will see more embedding of ourselves in the psychical this world, were we mediate not through our fingertips but through speech, camera’s and gestures and see our computers more as equal partners that are in this environment.” In...

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