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Foot traffic data collection
Internet of ThingsArtificial IntelligenceContributorsFeaturedRetail & Consumer

Foot traffic is one of the most helpful types of data for brick-and-mortar businesses to collect. Tracking how many people enter, where they go and when they leave helps understand customer behavior, assess performance, and optimize store layouts. Businesses today have a wide array of technologies to choose from to

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The Great Resignation
Artificial IntelligenceContributorsFeatured

They left in droves. Over 40 million employees quit their jobs in 2021. The mass exodus of workers accelerated last year and shows no signs of slowing down in 2022. While this trend might look bad for the job market, it’s good news for technological development. The Great Resignation is already fast-forwarding

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Analyze the seemingly impossible problem
BI & AnalyticsContributorsFeatured

The problems in front of you in business will often be relatively straightforward. But increasingly, business issues aren’t easy or black and white. They’re filled with a high number of constantly moving variables that make any sort of predictability difficult to achieve. Solving these problems that are seemingly impossible to

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Energy and environment data and AI startups
Energy & EnvironmentArtificial IntelligenceContributorsData ScienceFeatured

Energy and the environment were significant threads covered at Web Summit and garner additional importance when considering the travel and accommodation footprint created by almost 44,000 attendees. It calls for greater awareness of the CO2 produced by the event and its participants. While Web Summit took place on the same

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Transparency and data income plans
Big DataContributorsConversationsFeatured

Towards the end of 2021, I spoke with Julio Santos, the technical cofounder of Fractal – creators of the Fractal Protocol – on some of the essential topics in data sovereignty, privacy, and security.  As with my organization, polypoly, we have concerns over the free access significant companies have over

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AI vaccine inspection
Artificial IntelligenceContributorsFeaturedHealthcare

In August 2021, the news about Japan suspending 1.63 million doses of the Moderna vaccine shocked the world community. It was revealed that the vaccine was contaminated with metal particles due to “human error specific to visually misjudging the required 1mm gap between the star-wheel and the stopper” of the

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Python for data engineers
Data ScienceContributorsFeaturedResources

Python is one of the most popular programming languages worldwide. It often ranks high in surveys: for instance, it claimed the first spot in the Popularity of Programming Language index and came second in the TIOBE index. The chief focus of Python was never web development. However, a few years ago, software engineers realized

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NLP intelligent enterprise
Artificial IntelligenceContributorsFeatured

The enterprise is investing heavily into multiple forms of AI, but interest in natural language processing (NLP) has gained momentum in the past few months. This is due in large part to the rise of chatbots and intelligent assistants in call centers, help desks, kiosks, and other customer support applications, but these are hardly

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Top 6 trends in data analytics
Big DataBI & AnalyticsContributorsData ScienceFeatured

For decades, managing data essentially meant collecting, storing, and occasionally accessing it. That has all changed in recent years, as businesses look for the critical information that can be pulled from the massive amounts of data being generated, accessed, and stored in myriad locations, from corporate data centers to the cloud

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Time and space data - vectorization and geospatial analytics
Big DataContributorsData ScienceFeaturedInternet of Things

According to IDC, IoT data is forecasted to reach 73 zettabytes by 2025, while a recent study by Deloitte estimates that 40% of IoT devices will be capable of sharing location in 2025, up from 10% in 2020. This means time and space data is the fastest-growing big data category

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