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  • Down to the Basics: An Overview of NLP Applications in Business

    Down to the Basics: An Overview of NLP Applications in Business

    What is NLP? Humans understand language naturally—so much so that we take for granted the complex rules and inflections underlying everyday speech and writing. Teaching machines to understand...

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  • DeepArmor is Not Fooled by a Snake Shedding its Skin

    DeepArmor is Not Fooled by a Snake Shedding its Skin

    Once again ransomware has found a way to shed its skin, bypassing vigilant malware solutions and administrators alike. In this case, CryptoMix (a combination of the ransomeware families CyrptXXX...

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  • McKinsey Report Finds Early AI Adopters Have Better Financial Performance

    McKinsey Report Finds Early AI Adopters Have Better Financial Performance

    Artificial intelligence is immersing itself in our day-to-day lives, making its way into businesses large and small, into our music, our movies, and our lifestyles. As with any other revolution...

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  • Predicting Failures in Hydro Turbines: Easy as H2O

    Predicting Failures in Hydro Turbines: Easy as H2O

    From the massive blades spinning on top of hillsides to solar panels decorating rooftops, advances in technology are helping to create a cleaner, more sustainable source of energy. Hydropower is...

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  • GandCrab Caught in DeepArmor’s Net

    GandCrab Caught in DeepArmor’s Net

    One of the toughest security challenges for any organization is the balance between what applications should be allowed and which should not. Documents are almost universally allowed and...

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  • 12 Mothers of AI Who Prove You Shouldn’t Fear Becoming Your Mother

    12 Mothers of AI Who Prove You Shouldn’t Fear Becoming Your Mother

    Marvin Minsky and John McCarthy are widely considered to be the fathers of AI—but what about the mothers? Women have made invaluable contributions to the field, from pioneering computational...

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  • Detecting the Difference Between Word Docs and Weaponized Docs

    Detecting the Difference Between Word Docs and Weaponized Docs

    With every new innovation in technology comes the need for protection to match it. In recent years, weaponized documents, or files that appear to victims as everyday Microsoft Office files...

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  • Building an Artificial Intelligence Strategy: How to Make the Case to the Board

    Building an Artificial Intelligence Strategy: How to Make the Case to the Board

    Building an Artificial Intelligence Strategy: How to Make the Case to the Board Understanding the need to implement artificial intelligence (AI) into your company is only a minor part of...

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  • Automated Model Building is the Future of Predictive Maintenance for Oil and Gas

    Automated Model Building is the Future of Predictive Maintenance for Oil and Gas

    In an industry like oil and gas, where asset failures and unscheduled downtime can be catastrophic to the bottom line, few things are as critical as having an efficient and...

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  • SparkCognition Changing the World by Way of Oil and Gas

    SparkCognition Changing the World by Way of Oil and Gas

    The oil and gas industry is one of the largest and most influential branches in the current world economy. It supports over a million jobs globally, stimulates manufacturing in oil...

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  • The 4 Most Exciting Conversations About AI at SXSW

    The 4 Most Exciting Conversations About AI at SXSW

    Though Austin, the site of SparkCognition’s headquarters, is known for having a vibrant tech scene, this is never more true than during the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival. Tens of...

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  • Antivirus vs. Malware: Testing Your Protection

    Antivirus vs. Malware: Testing Your Protection

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  • Who Influences Influencers? Amir Husain’s 10 AI Inspirations

    Who Influences Influencers? Amir Husain’s 10 AI Inspirations

    By Angela Hinson and Mary Brynn Milburn Previously, we covered the 11 essential thought leaders in the fast-changing landscape of AI. This week, SparkCognition’s Founder and CEO, Amir Husain,...

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  • Scouting 2.0: How AI Can Predict Player Success

    Scouting 2.0: How AI Can Predict Player Success

    While “Moneyball” provided the public with a glimpse at how data analytics can benefit sports, it only scratches the surface of what artificial intelligence can do for a franchise. During...

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  • 9 Takeaways from Our CEO Amir Husain’s SXSW Talk: The Power of Vertical AI in a Monolithic AI World

    9 Takeaways from Our CEO Amir Husain’s SXSW Talk: The Power of Vertical AI in a Monolithic AI World

    The Power of Vertical AI in a Monolithic AI World During South by Southwest, our CEO Amir Husain spoke on a panel to ponder “The Power of Vertical AI in...

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  • AI at South By: A Guide to the 10 Most Interesting SXSW 2018 AI Panels

    AI at South By: A Guide to the 10 Most Interesting SXSW 2018 AI Panels

    For lovers of film, music, and technology alike, South by Southwest is a unique opportunity to see a variety of industry leaders come together in one central location. As a...

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  • The Future of Utilities Starts With Connected Power Plants

    The Future of Utilities Starts With Connected Power Plants

    Electricity is one of the great luxuries of the 21st century. Flick a switch, and your home has light, heat, a variety of entertainment options, not to mention an instant...

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  • Why We Love Working at SparkCognition

    Why We Love Working at SparkCognition

    Valentine’s Day isn’t just about the flowers, cards, and chocolates (although all are welcomed). At its heart, the holiday is about celebrating what you love: friends, family, pets, food, and more...

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  • 11 Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

    11 Thought Leaders in Artificial Intelligence

    Names to know in a fast-growing field Artificial intelligence is a broad, exciting, and at times, overwhelming field. This unfortunately means there are many uninformed opinions floating around...

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  • The Basics of Automated Model Building

    The Basics of Automated Model Building

    By Marla Rosner and Keith Moore Previously, we’ve covered the basics of machine learning, including AI, deep learning, and neural networks. This time, we’re going to take a deep dive...

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