• Data Science: the business picture

    Today there are many companies claiming to embrace the new data science era. Due to the deluge of data businesses big and small resort to data science to improve their products, increase their market share, gain efficiencies in production and/or distribution, and so on. Some publish awesome results, some are…

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  • Advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) allow discovering new sources of growth

    Sources of sustainable competitive advantage. — In this paper, I want to address the different types of advanced analytics and how the practical use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will generate competitive advantage to companies that use it vs. companies that continue to cling to concepts and practices from the past…

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  • Data Science: the Science is in the Detail

    At Hivery when it comes to R&D engagements with our customers, we go through Discovery, Experiment and Deployment stages. Below we provide more concrete examples of internal practices beyond this birds-eye-view. There are many companies today claiming to embrace the new data science era, but how many are falling prey…

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  • What is Data Empathy?

    Everything you need to know about a design thinking approach to AI Application Development. — The future is now; and the things we desire for our businesses in the future start with today’s planning and design. With 90% of world’s data created in the last 4 years, the importance of…

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  • 6 Steps to Roll Out AI in Your Company

    Get your business ready for the next industrial revolution. — AI such as Machine Learning is a comprehensive technology – you know that already. But rolling out any technology, especially a new one, can be daunting for any company of any size. There are so many moving parts, so the…

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  • Traditional Retail Merchandising and Planning Is Dead – AI Is the Next Level

    It takes machine learning seconds to accomplish what is currently taking you years. — Every square inch of your retail store can directly affect your bottom line. Which products are stocked, where they’re placed, what signage is used, and how much you charge – altogether impact whether or not you…

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  • AI Is to POS What the POS Was to Cash Registers

    Take the next step up in retail analytic technology. — For over half a century, cash registers and tills were simple machines that held cash, printed receipts, and determined change due from a purchase. These machines have now been almost fully replaced by cloud-based POS systems. The modern POS system…

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  • AI Is a Powerful Tool That Lets Workers Do the Jobs They Were Hired For

    Let AI finish the work while employees do the thinking — When artificial intelligence (AI) is mentioned in the media, it’s often a story about how machines are replacing humans. Even prominent minds like Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk warn of an AI apocalypse in which we’re dominated by robots.…

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  • Design AI Applications That Instill Trust

    Trust is both abstract and complex, making it difficult to pinpoint. Familiarity and reputation are key factors in establishing trust between the user and the solution; but when a new platform is introduced to users, neither exist. As PwC pinpoints, the adoption of AI is always met with scepticism from…

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  • Data Processing Challenges and The Relationship Between Data and Models

    Data processing is a four-step procedure that will transform your business — Data processing is the cornerstone of how computers streamline business operations. Before computers, practices like bookkeeping and taking a census were entirely manual. Now we can handle hundreds of thousands of data sets per day, which allow businesses…

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  • How AI Is Augmenting Human Intelligence Moving Forward

    The dawn of collaborative intelligence is already here. AI is often given a bad rep for enabling robots to replace humans in their jobs, but that’s not really the full picture. What’s occurring is a modern industrial revolution in which machine learning and automation is disrupting every industry, the way computers…

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  • Creating AI Solutions with the AI Model in Mind First – Not Users

    Don’t start your AI project off on the wrong foot. — When designing AI solution, it’s easy to immediately get caught up in all the ways it can service your customers’ needs. Media hype about digital assistants like Alexa and Siri focus on user-facing features. So, it’s hardly any wonder…

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  • How “System Mindfulness” is changing the FMCG Industry

    We often think of robots and artificial intelligence in one of two ways: either mechanical robots that complete manual actions for us, like the machines you find on an assembly line, or we envision a total replacement for a human, a fully functioning being that can think, reason, and maybe…

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  • Vending Analytics

    How we apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Optimization in vending machines — Take a moment and consider: 90% of the world’s collected digital data was created in the last two years. We are collecting data at an exponential rate, and the opportunities to become more intelligent and more efficient are…

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  • 4 Ways AI Is Disrupting the FMCGs (In a Good Way)

    Stocking products, having promotions, and choosing the right product combinations is changing and getting FMCGs a new competitive advantage. — The number of variables that play into correctly stocking a vending machine or convenience store may come as a shock to someone outside of the industry, but those who work…

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  • Want some Beer to go with the Diapers?

    The Beer-Diaper story is an urban legend. No amount of searches on Google, I know I have done a few, will help you get to its origin. For its worth the most common version talks about how a store clerk noticed that young fathers on a late night diaper run…

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  • Confluence of AI and Music Creating New Notes

    If you’re wondering about the quality of music that AI can create, don’t. Listen to Daddy’s Girl instead and you can judge for yourself if AI can indeed make sweet music! The song is the world’s first pop song composed by an algorithm. The AI engine that created Daddy’s Girl…

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  • Augmenting Retail with AI

    Minority Report has become a favorite reference point and there’s good reason. The 2002, Tom Cruise futuristic thriller accurately predicted much of the future, only what they believe would happen in 2067 has already begun. Take the scene where Cruise steps into a mall and is inundated by…

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  • Use AI to become a better CEO

    Although, Jack Ma recently said this, it is also true that tech company CEOs have a penchant for predictions that are way off the mark. Remember IBM Chairman Thomas Watson who said in 1943 “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.” “In 30 years, a robot…

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    Show and Tell AI Style

    Show and tell used to be my favorite time in primary school. It’s the one time a geek really gets to show his fellow students his awesomeness. So, I’ve decided to take the show and tell route to bring out the power of AI and how it is changing the…

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  • AI can help my kids, and yours, learn smarter

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld almost got it right when he famously said “a 2-year-old is kind of like having a blender, but you don’t have a top for it.” I happen to know it’s not just the top that’s missing but the off button as well. Seinfeld I too have three…

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  • AI and You = You 2.0

    “The real question is not whether machines think but whether men do” (B. F. Skinner) When it comes to technological advancements it would seem Skinner was right on the money. We tend to take an alarmist view, every time we are confronted with something new. Take the arrival of the…

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