AutoML - What is it Good For?

The present state of anticipation and promise of AutoML is best captured by this quote from Issey Miyake, a famous Japanese fashion designer. Issey, who blended technology in fashion design, was also known for the signature black turtlenecks worn by Steve Jobs. Today, AutoML is the unknown, the mysterious and is made to look beautiful via jazzy UIs of some proprietary tools in the market.


5 benefits of using AI bots in customer service

The rise of the AI bots may sound like a sci-fi horror scenario, but in reality, the growing industry of bots isn’t scary at all—it’s a technology that brings real, tangible benefits to businesses and customers alike. Bots are already a big part of the customer service landscape. In 2018, the bot market was worth $1.274 billion and predictions anticipate it reaching $7.5 billion by 2024.


Machine Learning Functions - Nuweba vs AWS Lambda

In this blog post, I will examine the performance of machine learning functions in AWS Lambda compared to Nuweba. In addition, I will demonstrate how to overcome the difficulties of deploying a simple Inception model to AWS Lambda to classify images using TensorFlow. Imagine you want to create a simple API endpoint that receives an image (uploaded or by URL) and outputs the detected class to the client using a trained AI model. Sounds pretty useful, right?


Interpretability in ML: Identifying anomalies, influencers, and root causes

Machine learning algorithms are becoming more and more integral to many decision making processes in fields ranging from medicine and finance. While augmenting traditional intelligence with insights derived from machine learning algorithms is beneficial, it also introduces a host of questions. Can we be confident that machine learning systems will produce accurate decisions when deployed in critical settings? How easy is it to interpret machine learning models?


What's New in the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit 5.0

At .conf19, we released the fifth major version of the Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit. This release was all about improving and enhancing toolkits' abilities to provide insights into your data, including a brand new outlier detection assistant, an update to our Machine Learning examples showcase page, an upgrade from Python 2.x to Python 3.x and a new System Identification algorithm. Outlier detection is by far the most popular use case in the industry.


Five worthy reads: Cybersecurity drift: Leveraging AI and ML to safeguard your network from threats

Five worthy reads is a regular column on five noteworthy items we’ve discovered while researching trending and timeless topics. This week, sticking with October’s cybersecurity awareness theme, we’ll take an in-depth look at both the good and the bad of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in cybersecurity.


The Sapphire Ventures CIO Innovation Index Report: CIOs Forge Tighter Bonds with Startups, Especially in AI

Despite a rocky year in the global economy, global venture deal volume grew by over 9.3 percent in the third quarter of 2019, up nearly 9.9 percent from Q3 2018, according to Crunchbase. The year 2018 was a banner year for dollar volume: startups raised $130.9 billion, which surpassed the epic year of 2000, according to Pitchbook.


Artificial Intelligence and Public Trust

As people who know me are aware, I am NOT a fan of the term Artificial Intelligence (AI). So I thought I’d kick off my very first Splunk blog with that exact phrase. Why would I betray my own beliefs so readily? Well mostly because Splunk were privileged to be invited along to the 2019 Digital Summit in London last month to speak about data and public trust where AI was a big topic on the day.


AI adoption in space explorations

That’s the potential grandeur of applying AI in different fields and industries of the world today! The UK government seems to have made the right move and at an opportune time too. AI is the intelligence exhibited by machines. These machines have competence in reasoning, learning, language processing, planning, and perception to help improve decision making of businesses. Basically, AI’s data crunching power will outsmart the smartest technologies of today.