5 big data trends that will shape AI in 2017

While “big data” can be a misunderstood buzzword in tech, there’s no denying that the recent AI and machine learning push is dependent on the labeling and synthesis of huge amounts of training data. A new trend report by advisory firm Ovum predicts that the big data market—currently at $1.7 billion—will swell to $9.4 billion by 2020. So what do data insiders see happening in the coming year? TechRepublic spoke to several leaders in this field to find out. Here are five big data trends to watch in 2017, from the experts. 1. AI and machine learning will increase the need for for big data analytics There’s no question that the AI boom depends on data labeling and analysis. “Machine learning has really come along,” said Carla Gentry, a data…


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