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Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods may look like a ripple to retailers today, but it is going to result in a tsunami tomorrow

Last week the retail world was abuzz as Amazon, once again, opted for the road less traveled by announcing their acquisition of Whole Foods. It is hard to find a media outlet in North America that did not cover this story with major foreign publications in Europe, Asia and some developing markets also chiming in. We’ve compiled three opinions to help...

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The verdict on how to avoid utterly indefensible AI start-ups

Last week tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Bradford Cross announced he will be the new founder and CEO of Merlon Intelligence, a compliance risk management platform as its principal product offering. ARCHITECHT founder Derek Harris interviewed Cross on the ARCHITECT show podcast where he spoke to how Merlon is applying machine learning against regulatory compliance and risk management technology. While the...

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Data Science At Rubikloud

Over the last three years, Rubikloud has had some tremendous growth going from a team of less than a dozen to a fast-growing venture-backed startup with more than 80 people.  In this short time, we’ve assembled a team of talented engineers, retail experts and, of course, incredibly bright data scientists. With access to huge amounts of retail data spanning 10...

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Retailers Can Master Mobile Using Machine Learning

As the modern consumer becomes a multi-channel shopper, the modern retailer has been forced to follow suit. Mobile commerce or “m-commerce” is now a crucial point-of-sale for a retailer hoping to cover the entire consumer shopping experience. Machine learning systems have been expanding to mobile in many ways, but none that provide large-scale results like the ability to collect consumer...

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Storytelling in Startups: We Can Relate

Most of us remember childhood bedtime stories or amusing renditions of a night out with friends. These stories have helped shape who we are, and they reinforce our existing relationships. By telling stories of their own, startup businesses can create lasting impressions and personalized experiences to drive an impactful brand experience. In the highly competitive startup environment, this is fundamental...

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What makes a good recommender system?

“I think you should move to Australia. You will be a lot happier there!”. How do you measure the quality of such a recommendation? In our tongue and cheek example, the basic approach would be to let a recommender system choose a large number of people, say 1,000, whom, from the recommender system’s perspective, will be happier in Australia. Then split...

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