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    Manufacturing the future

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 23-Oct-2020 09:30:00
    Industry 4.0 has been budding over the last decade and has a long way yet to mature, however, the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic has presented ...
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    Topics: Manufacturing AI, IoT, Digital transformation

    The shift to AI in manufacturing: post pandemic growth

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 08-Oct-2020 09:34:49
    There is no doubt that AI has enabled major efficiencies in predictability and capacity across the supply chain in manufacturing. The global pandemic ...
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    Breaking the chain with contact tracing

    Posted by Dr Iain Keaney on 02-Oct-2020 09:15:00
    There is no doubt that contact tracing apps can play a key role in crisis management especially as social distancing measures are lifted in countries ...
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    Topics: Social Distancing, contact tracing apps, Decentralised AI

    Your business and AI: 18 weeks of webinars

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 29-Sep-2020 16:39:01
    What do you do when a global pandemic hits and messes up your 2020 business plans? We decided to run 18 weeks of webinars. As our pipeline slowed we ...
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    Topics: webinars, automation

    SME time-saver: Invoice processing automation

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 04-Sep-2020 10:03:00
    Our last webinar in the GoSmarter webinar series was about automating the processing of received invoices to eliminate the cost and hassle of errors, ...
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    Topics: Digital transformation, webinars, automation

    Smarter remote meetings for productivity

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 31-Aug-2020 11:45:00
    For the penultimate session in our #GoSmarter webinar series, Data Science Apprentice Mia Hatton takes us through various tools for hosting online ...
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    Topics: webinars, automation

    Customer service automation with an easy FAQ Chatbot

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 25-Aug-2020 15:02:56
    As part of our #GoSmarter webinar series, Mia Hatton, Data Science Apprentice for Nightingale HQ and founder of a small business, talks to us about ...
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    Four tips for introducing an FAQ chatbot

    Posted by Laura Dernie on 05-Aug-2020 12:05:19
    Getting your own chatbot up and running is not as tricky as you may think. In fact there are many no-code options available and you can be setup in ...
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    Topics: Chatbots, automation

    Bigger, better sales with AI

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 28-Jul-2020 12:13:58
    Automation and Artificial Intelligence can support the sales team to make bigger, better sales. AI in sales and marketing can be particularly ...
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    Topics: Sales AI, Marketing AI, Chatbots, Quick wins

    COVID triggers a wave of automation

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 23-Jul-2020 11:55:08
    For companies that have survived thus far through the global pandemic, the next huge challenge they face is getting back to normal. Numerous factors, ...
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    Topics: automation

    Social listening for small businesses

    Posted by Steph Locke on 21-Jul-2020 09:30:00
    Our latest webinar was on social listening. Social listening is monitoring social media for feedback, mentions, or relevant chatter to gain insight ...
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    Topics: Marketing AI, Quick wins, webinars, automation, gosmarter

    Automation: The fundamentals SMEs need to know

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 10-Jul-2020 13:49:40
    GoSmarter contains six AI-powered tools that help SMEs automate tasks and processes saving precious time and helping increase productivity.  Our new ...
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    Topics: AI adoption, Digital transformation, automation, RPA, robotic process automation, gosmarter

    7 reasons why SMEs need to automate and how

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 03-Jul-2020 17:16:39
      Going digital and using automation has never been more important to small businesses than it has been since COVID-19. Here's some stats you may not ...
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    Topics: AI adoption, Digital transformation, automation

    Automation for SMEs: the new normal

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 29-Jun-2020 11:35:10
      SMEs are the backbone of our economy, but they have been worst hit by the pandemic. The lockdown has forced many of them to change how they operate ...
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    Topics: AI adoption, Digital transformation, automation

    5.6million UK SMEs - listen up and automate!

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 26-Jun-2020 10:37:29
      This week on #AIFightsBack, Steph Locke, CEO of Nightingale HQ, talked about the new GoSmarter automation toolbox, funded by Innovate UK and free ...
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    Topics: Chatbots, Startup, AI journey, Digital transformation, Microsoft, covid19, webinars

    2020 - the year of Contact Tracing Apps

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 24-Jun-2020 00:15:37
    Guest contributor on our #AIFightsBack webinar series was Dr. Iain Keaney, Data Scientist and Founder of Skellig.ai. Iain took on the world of ...
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    Topics: AI adoption, covid19, webinars, machine learning, Social Distancing, Privacy, contact tracing apps

    Social distancing - data versus information

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 16-Jun-2020 10:59:21
    Guest contributor on #AIFightsBack last week was CEO of Mockingbird Consulting Matthew Macdonald-Wallace. Matt shared how the impact of ...
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    Topics: AI use case, IoT, webinars, Social Distancing

    The Jazz Ensemble of Data Science with Novartis

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 09-Jun-2020 11:22:47
    Everyone is an expert and each one is allowed to do their own part separately but when we come together the magic happens. The team lead, along ...
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    Topics: AI use case, covid19, webinars, novartis, ai healthcare

    Why Trustworthy AI Matters with Clare Dillon

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 02-Jun-2020 17:47:31
    Guest contributor on #AIFightsBack last week was Technologist Clare Dillon. She presented A Journey to Trustworthy AI from an economic, social, ...
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    Topics: AI use case, AI Ethics, covid19, webinars

    The techniques behind AI for Manufacturing

    Posted by Steph Locke on 22-May-2020 11:56:08
    Specifically for manufacturers, in our #AIFightsBack series we have discussed AI in Manufacturing and how data consolidated via historian appliances ...
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    Topics: Manufacturing AI, covid19, webinars, machine learning

    The Historian and AI Webinar (#AIFIghtsBack)

    Posted by Steph Locke on 15-May-2020 12:43:39
    AI for manufacturing has huge potential. As well as clear AI use cases like robotics and automation, the wealth of data being consolidated into ...
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    Topics: Manufacturing AI, AI-Readiness

    Artificial Intelligence for Marketers

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 08-May-2020 10:35:25
    Yesterday, we delivered the AI for Marketers webinar as part of our #AIFightsBack series. Here, you will find the resources (slides, recording, ...
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    Topics: Marketing AI, Digital transformation, webinars

    No code. No data. No servers. How Marino Software has become a ML company.

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 04-May-2020 09:58:23
    Marino Software are one of the longest standing software consultancies in Ireland with almost 20 years under their belt they have seen their fair ...
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    Topics: Business Operations, AI use case, AI-Readiness, covid19, webinars, machine learning, Marino Software

    AI in Manufacturing (presentation, video, and quick guide)

    Posted by Steph Locke on 24-Apr-2020 09:39:43
    Yesterday, we ran our first AI in Manufacturing webinar, in association with the Irish Centre of Business Excellence. You can grab the slides, read ...
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    Topics: Business Operations, AI use case, Manufacturing AI, AI-Readiness, covid19, webinars

    Teaming up with Irish Centre for Business Excellence Network (ICBE)

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 22-Apr-2020 14:33:23
    We are delighted to team up with Irish Centre for Business Excellence Network (ICBE) Advanced Productivity Skillnet to bring three webinars on AI in ...
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    Topics: Manufacturing AI, covid19, News

    Augmenting Customer Services with Chatbots

    Posted by Steph Locke on 20-Apr-2020 09:42:44
      Last week we kicked off our #AIFightsBack series to help businesses understand how AI can be used to support a safe and productive business during ...
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    Topics: Business Operations, AI use case, Chatbots, Quick wins, covid19, webinars

    Announcement: #AIFightsBack webinar series

    Posted by Ruth Kearney on 06-Apr-2020 13:08:00
     
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    Topics: Quick wins, Digital transformation, AI-Readiness, Business Continuity, covid19, webinars

    Announcement: Ruth Kearney appointed Product & Commercial Director

    Posted by Steph Locke on 03-Apr-2020 13:58:43
     
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    Topics: News, Nightingale HQ

    These AI projects can help your business cope with COVID19

    Posted by Steph Locke on 16-Mar-2020 15:41:47
    We've written previously about how there are opportunities to integrate AI into people's work day to make things more accessible, uncover trends, and ...
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    Topics: Quick wins, Business Continuity

    Low ROI from AI is a people problem, not a tech problem

    Posted by Steph Locke on 12-Mar-2020 12:00:00
      The top blockers to effective AI use in businesses aren't technical issues. They're people problems.
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    Topics: AI strategy, Research, AI journey, AI adoption, Expert perspectives, Digital transformation, AI-Readiness

    How to use Azure Cognitive Services to make voiceovers for your videos

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 10-Mar-2020 11:00:00
      In this post, we take you through how to use Microsoft's Cognitive Services to generate voiceovers for your videos. In practice, this technique for ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Marketing AI, How To, Microsoft

    What does it mean to be AI-Ready?

    Posted by Steph Locke on 06-Mar-2020 12:00:00
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have burst into the spotlight in recent years getting attention from businesses and all levels ...
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    Topics: AI strategy, Data Science, AI adoption, Data culture, AI-Readiness

    AI Winters and hype

    Posted by Steph Locke on 26-Feb-2020 11:00:00
    This is not the first time AI has been all the rage in the business world. In particular, AI was big in the eighties with solutions called expert ...
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    Topics: Understanding AI, AI adoption

    How IoT technology can be used to improve UK public transport

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 25-Feb-2020 10:08:00
    There is no shortage of possible applications when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the public sector, but while the UK government is ...
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    Topics: Public Sector, AI in transportation, IoT, Government

    DataOps for everyone at #DataOpticon

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 17-Feb-2020 10:45:00
    If there’s one thing that our CEO Steph Locke is passionate about, it’s data. Getting businesses’ data AI-ready, sharing knowledge around data skills ...
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    Topics: Events, DataOps

    Can AI and EdTech help level the playing field, or is education poverty all too real?

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 13-Feb-2020 10:33:50
    Could education be the industry that has seen the least change over the years? While we’ve seen big changes in the accessibility of education, there ...
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    Topics: AIEd, EdTech

    The AI Hierarchy of Needs meets the Minimum Viable Product

    Posted by Steph Locke on 10-Feb-2020 11:00:00
    Two of my favourite pyramids are the Data Science Hierarchy of Needs and the Minimum Viable Product. Combining them helps us build effective ...
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    Topics: AI strategy, Business intelligence, Data Science, AI journey, AI adoption

    How to score your first AI quick wins: Intelligent Insights

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 04-Feb-2020 10:00:00
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    Topics: Data Analytics, AI use case, AI adoption

    Mastering AI in manufacturing: the three levels of competency

    Posted by Steph Locke on 31-Jan-2020 11:00:00
    Manufacturers have been facing continual pressure to improve their technology base, reduce costs, and improve quality since the Industrial ...
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    Topics: Business Operations, AI use case, AI strategy, Manufacturing AI, AI adoption

    Industry IoT, smart factories and AI in manufacturing

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 29-Jan-2020 16:09:43
    The world of manufacturing is on the brink of another revolution due to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications. ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Manufacturing AI, IoT

    A partnership of Machine Learning and AI with healthcare professionals

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 27-Jan-2020 09:15:00
    Healthcare has always been a data-rich area, but with new technologies for processing and structuring, and new ways of collecting data, such as using ...
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    Topics: Healthcare, AI use case, AI Ethics

    Expert Perspectives: Enhancing business with data and AI

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 21-Jan-2020 09:27:31
    This week we spoke to Dr. Leila Etaati, co-founder, data scientist, consultant and mentor at RADACAD, about what she thought was the key to success ...
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    Topics: Data Analytics, Business intelligence, Data Science, Female founders, Expert perspectives

    How to score your first AI quick wins: Social Listening

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 15-Jan-2020 09:58:00
    Marketing is a ripe area for Artificial Intelligence (AI) adoption, with all the data and the insights, but how do you make the jump into the AI pool ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Marketing AI, Quick wins, Business intelligence, AI adoption

    How to score your first AI quick wins: Knowledge Worker Productivity

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 08-Jan-2020 10:22:47
    When you choose to introduce Artificial Intelligence (AI) in your organisation or department there can be a lot of resistance and uncertainty, which ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Quick wins, AI adoption

    These advanced techniques of AI in retail are making retailers jobs a breeze

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 06-Jan-2020 09:00:00
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already beginning to transform several industries, and it continues to divide opinions on whether it will transform ...
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    Topics: AI use case, AI Ethics, Retail AI

    Add an FAQ bot to your Facebook page with Chatfuel

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 23-Dec-2019 08:55:00
    If your business has a Facebook page, and you and your staff often find yourselves answering the same questions repeatedly via Messenger, you can ...
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    Topics: Marketing AI, Chatbots, Quick wins

    Watch these 12 trends in FinTech in 2020

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 19-Dec-2019 09:44:39
    As the decade turns to 2020, you may be wondering what’s in store for the FinTech industry. Although threats from cybersecurity have seen a sharp ...
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    Topics: AI use case, FinTech

    Take the hassle out of note-taking with Otter.ai

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 18-Dec-2019 12:08:19
    How much time is spent taking and distributing minutes in your organisation? How often are your staff impacted by miscommunications, forgotten action ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Quick wins, Accessibility

    Announcing our Research Panel

    Posted by Steph Locke on 17-Dec-2019 09:00:00
    We want to help more than one million businesses adopt artificial intelligence (AI) in the next five years. To do that we need your help. We're ...
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    Topics: AI strategy, Startup, Research

    How to score your first AI quick wins: Sales AI

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 11-Dec-2019 09:44:33
    Making big changes in your organisation or department such as kick-starting Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a risky move if things don’t go to ...
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    Topics: Business Operations, AI use case, Sales AI, Quick wins, AI adoption

    How to score your first AI quick wins: Accessible meetings

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 03-Dec-2019 12:55:47
    Artificial Intelligence (AI) can come across as a make or break move, perhaps a risky step, particularly if you don’t have disposable resources, ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Quick wins, Accessibility, AI adoption

    Data Confex 2019

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 29-Nov-2019 12:41:18
    Yesterday Nightingale HQ had the pleasure of sponsoring the first Wales Data Confex: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data 2019, held in Cardiff, ...
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    Topics: Events, Data culture, AI-Readiness

    Why do you need business intelligence?

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 25-Nov-2019 10:13:02
    How quickly could you answer the question, "How's your business doing?" if it was asked right now? How detailed would your answer be, and how ...
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    Topics: Business intelligence, Data culture, AI-Readiness

    The real dangers of AI: Getting left behind

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 22-Nov-2019 11:41:35
    With AI set to expand and evolve over the coming years, with 61% of businesses already implementing some form of AI, you may be beginning to wonder ...
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    Topics: Understanding AI, AI strategy, AI adoption, Data culture, AI-Readiness

    How to score your first AI quick wins: FAQ chatbots

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 21-Nov-2019 10:16:20
      #AIFightsBack webinar Augmenting Customer Service with Chatbots  16 April at 15.00 is now over. Check out our video and slide here Taking on ...
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    Topics: AI use case, Chatbots, Quick wins, AI adoption

    Removing AI bias for better decision making

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 18-Nov-2019 12:48:54
    It is difficult to deny that humans make biased decisions. Unconsciously we all make choices that are based on prejudices and flawed associations. ...
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    Topics: AI Ethics, Data culture

    How AI in marketing is enhancing B2B sales

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 11-Nov-2019 12:05:21
      At the end of 2018, Salesforce reported that adoption of AI by marketers had grown by 44% last year, and that adoption rate is unlikely to slow ...
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    Topics: Sales AI, Marketing AI

    What to watch for in the FinTech startup industry

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 08-Nov-2019 09:18:11
    If anyone has raced ahead with AI adoption, it’s the finance industry. The rise of AI goes hand in hand with the wave of FinTech services and ...
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    Topics: FinTech

    How can you attract the best AI talent from a limited pool?

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 31-Oct-2019 10:06:04
    According to research by MMC Ventures, demand for AI talent has doubled in 24 months, faster than the talent pool can keep up. As of 2019 there was ...
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    Topics: AI strategy, AI adoption

    Let your business strategy drive AI adoption

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 30-Oct-2019 09:47:00
    To reveal the tactics and behaviours of companies that are getting the most out of AI, MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consultancy Group ...
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    Topics: Data Analytics, AI strategy, AI adoption, Digital transformation

    Decoding the hype around AI

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 29-Oct-2019 10:02:00
    As the powers and capabilities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) expand and evolve, the same cannot be said for the general understanding of the topic. ...
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    Topics: Understanding AI, AI adoption, Digital transformation

    Can AI outperform medical professionals in diagnosis?

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 28-Oct-2019 11:05:00
    Last year the Guardian reported that AI is 'equal to humans in medical diagnoses' when interpreting images, referring to a study published in Lancet ...
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    Topics: Healthcare, AI use case

    7 tips for building a data culture that will make your organisation stronger

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 24-Oct-2019 10:35:33
    Data analytics has taken off but not everyone is on the same page. While some companies are already making waves with data science, others are still ...
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    Topics: Data Analytics

    How can companies lay the foundations to scale up AI?

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 23-Oct-2019 09:15:00
    Implementing AI at scale in an organisation can yield a wealth of benefits, from improving profit margins to saving workers' valuable time. But ...
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    Topics: Data Analytics, AI journey, Data culture, Digital transformation, AI-Readiness

    Project management: Are you backing the right AI projects?

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 22-Oct-2019 09:00:00
    As an executive with an influence over whether your company implements AI and which projects it embarks on, there’s a lot of pressure on you to be ...
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    Topics: Project Management, AI strategy, Data culture

    Do you really need big data to start using data science?

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 21-Oct-2019 10:13:16
    All businesses generate data. Even the smallest business has access to hundreds, if not thousands, of interesting data points that they could ...
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    Topics: Data Analytics, AI adoption, Data culture, AI-Readiness

    How to get AI to work for your business and enhance operations

    Posted by Mia Hatton on 18-Oct-2019 11:09:49
    Enterprise cognitive computing is the application of AI to enhance business operations. It has a wide range of applications including call handling, ...
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    Topics: Business Operations, Data Analytics, AI strategy, Data Science, Digital transformation

    Florence Nightingale: Lighting the way in much more than healthcare

    Posted by Stephanie Organ on 16-Oct-2019 09:45:00
    Many may think of Florence Nightingale as the incredible woman who reformed healthcare in ways that still impacts the industry today, but at ...
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    Topics: AI journey