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5 ways airlines can turn flight delays into positive experiences

Airlines know all too well that disruptions will take place. But while they are inevitable, there are ways for airlines to turn these travel downers into positive experiences. Airlines have valuable data for merchants at the airport or in the local areas where travelers are congregating. They know how long the traveler will be stuck […]

Find real business insights with a data processing pipeline approach

I love beach vacations. It is a great time to relax, have fun and let time slow down. However, nothing spoils a beach vacation like losing car keys. It happened to me recently. Aside from the inconvenience and disruption, the one thing that struck me was the monumental task of searching for the keys in […]

Transforming pharma’s customer value chain with digital technologies

by Satish Nair and Manjunath Shanabag Pharmaceutical companies struggle with a complex and, often, poorly managed partner, customer and distribution network. It’s not surprising, given the makeup of most large pharma companies. Large, often disconnected product portfolios are built through discovery — both internally and externally with academia and biotech partners — and global clinical […]

AI-empowered business: Five foundational elements

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Successful AI implementations rarely hinge on the unique innovation of a specific algorithm or data science technique. Those are important factors, but even more foundational to successful AI enablement are the core data operations and enabling platforms. These act as the fuel and chassis of the AI machine that a business must build and evolve […]

The ethics of AI are up in the air, and that’s dangerous

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If you had a super power, would you use it for good or evil? That’s a question every organization faces as they begin to use artificial intelligence (AI) to do business. And though AI isn’t a super power per se, it is like having the Batcomputer or Tony Stark’s J.A.R.V.I.S. on hand to thwart the […]

There’s no good way to transport autonomous car test data — yet

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Behind the scenes at locations around the world the auto makers are running tests on autonomous cars for literally thousands of hours. The industry has poured more than $80 billion into R&D on autonomous cars over the last four years, so they are serious about making this happen. Those of us working on these tests […]

Quantum computing will change everyday life for the better

Quantum computing is the next holy grail of computer science and engineering, promising to change everyday life for the better. Today’s smartphones have the same computing power as a military computer 50 years ago that was the size of an entire room. Yet despite the phenomenal strides we have made in technology and computing, there […]

How AI is revolutionizing business process transformation

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The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) to drive business value has been truly incredible in recent years. Enterprises that recognize the power of AI and know how to effectively apply it to their business can reap significant rewards in a quickly evolving and hyper-competitive marketplace. Just a few years ago, analytics was all about gaining […]

Data science and social good: Fighting opioid addiction

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This is the second part of a two-part series that explores connections between advanced analytics and corporate responsibility. Recently, two student researchers from the global DXC Internship Program harnessed an innovative analytics solution to unearth insights into the U.S. opioid crisis. The goal was to begin creating a framework for better understanding addiction risks. Comments […]

Accelerate the digital transformation agenda with AI

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Rapid innovation and productivity breakthroughs require an accelerated digital transformation strategy that melds people, business processes, advanced analytics, and new human/machine interaction technologies. Today, it is the supervised machine learning segment of AI that is generating the most economic value. But as digital transformation accelerates, the abundance of data that AI can consume will drive […]