Machine learning and data: the modern CIO’s chicken and egg

‘Machine learning is quickly transitioning from being a technical topic for the few to a management tool for many’ Machine learning is rightly heralded as the next step in the big data analytics and business intelligence (BI) revolution. But, as many organisations are finding with early pilot projects, extracting value from machine learning is not just a case of plugging in a new tool and watching productivity, marketing or sales improvements rocket. Successful machine learning projects – of all kinds – rely on a number of ingredients, including the right choice of the topic, readiness of the organisation to experiment, and – of course – the available data. Many companies would acknowledge that the data on their customers’ transactions, sales or logs of machinery use is one of the most…


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