The carbon footprint of deploying AI and ML models into production

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At the end of last year, we witnessed a story that rattled the tech scene and roused heated discussion around AI and AI ethics. Namely, Timnit Gebru, former Co-lead of Google’s ethical AI team, co-authored a paper that led to her leaving Google. One of the core risks outlined in the paper was the AI carbon footprint of the development and deployment of large language models.

The paper titled “On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?” brings to the front some inconvenient truths related to a core line of Google’s research and raised questions about…

How to know if your organisation is really ready to dive into the Data Mesh?

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In a previous article, we discussed the new enterprise data architecture spreading like wildfire among the data community — Data Mesh architecture. We mentioned that it presents a paradigm shift in data architecture that sees the data industry follow suit by moving away from massive data teams prioritising centralised, monolithic data lakes and databases, to one that prioritises data domains and data products as first-class citizens.

In a nutshell, it presents a convergence of distributed domain-driven architecture, self-serve platform design, and product thinking with data. …

Will this paradigm shift in enterprise data architecture disrupt the data landscape?

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Everyone working in or related to data analytics has surely heard of the buzzword catching on as fast as a wildfire — Data Mesh.

What is Data Mesh?

Data Mesh is one of the hottest topics in data analytics at the moment. It has found its way into the trends that are predicted to disrupt and dominate the data market in 2021.

But what exactly is Data Mesh and why more and more companies are looking to implement the latest trend in the data industry? …

AI trends that will dominate in 2021

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Artificial intelligence has shown great potential and a promising course in the past few years. But the unexpected developments in this turbulent year enforced rapid digital transformation that crammed years of innovation into several months. The disruption made companies transform and adopt new technologies — including Artificial Intelligence — in the blink of an eye, and AI experts predict that not only this trend won’t slow down, but it will accelerate even more.

People well versed in the AI domain forecast that it will experience vast expansion and development in important and meaningful ways in 2021 and beyond. Compared to…

Will the rise of the CDO be a threat to the CIO position?

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In the past, we’ve witnessed how the growing prevalence of a certain resource in the organisations created a new role in the C-suite, namely how the growing usage of information technology gave rise to the Chief Information Officer. The term CIO was first articulated by William Synnott and William Gruber in their 1981 book Information Resource Management: Opportunities and Strategies for the 1980s. The authors’ vision for the newly forged CIO as a C-level executive sharing power with the chief executive officer (CEO) and the chief financial officer (CFO).

Fast forward 40 years to the future, the CIO is an…


What challenges companies face with data management and how to begin tackling them

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Data is the fuel of the modern organisation. As it’s proliferated across the enterprise, more people are integrating it into their business and operational decisions. This means that having a robust data management strategy and infrastructure is critical for the success of every data-driven business.

Nevertheless, data management remains a fundamental challenge to solve even as we are moving towards data-first and AI-driven organisations. Companies can’t progress towards data innovation and AI deployment if they haven’t taken care of the fundamentals of how they are going to manage their data. …

How people analytics can help companies in their efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in the organisation.

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Our new way of living and working in the COVID-19 era has highlighted how important it is to reinvent how we work, our processes, communication and talent managing methods, performance and engagement measurements, reward plans, and so on.

And during these times of uncertainty and disruption, Human Resources has gained a central and decisive say in the corporate rooms for managing the COVID-19 crisis and forging working procedures in the economy reboot. …

Artificial intelligence driving change in the telecom industry

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We witness how the telecom industry is changing every day and artificial intelligence is the main driving force of it. The telecom networks of today connect people. The telecom networks of tomorrow will not only connect people but also things, factories and offer immersive video use cases with the help of 5G and IoT. All these innovative requirements put stress on the telecom networks to enable these uses cases. They will encourage a fundamental shift in the design, creation and operation of these telecom networks of the future, underlines Gaurav Dixit, Head of Automation and AI Development at Ericsson, during…

Providing an exceptional customer experience on a global scale

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Brands around the globe, big or small, are giving it all they got, going over and beyond for their customers. They know that their business is as successful as their least satisfied customer.

We’ve previously featured a portion of Uber’s case study in an article about the transformation of customer experience in the digital era and the methods global brands are using to put a smile on their customers’ face.

The digital era brings in technology that allows us to obtain large masses of customer data about their preferences, behaviours and pain points, analyse them using AI and ML and…

AI in the retail industry: H&M case study

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Fashion retailers are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence (AI) for help in the quest to give customers what they want. AI-driven retail enables brands to compete in the economy of the 21st century and meet modern customer demands by personalizing the shopping experience.

As more retail companies are taking their business from the traditional brick and mortar retail stores into e-commerce, they are able to get more insight into their customers’ preferences to serve the demand.

Talking about AI in retail brings us to one of the most beloved brands in the fashion industry — H&M.

H&M Group and their AI-driven story

H&M Group has been…

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