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UMass Amherst alumni Inderpal Bhandari named CDO Club’s Chief Data Officer of the Year

Congratulations, Dr. Bhandari! Stay tuned for our exclusive video interview with Dr. Bhandari, coming soon. From IBM: ARMONK, N.Y.- 27 Jul 2017: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that IBM Global Chief Data Officer, Inderpal Bhandari, has been named CDO of the Year for 2017 by the CDO Club. Inderpal Bhandari was recognized for IBM’s leadership…

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Careers, Engineering

A brief history of the Netflix Prize, the first big experiment in machine learning.

Thrillist writes: In October 2006, Netflix, then a service peddling discs of every movie and TV show under the sun, announced “The Netflix Prize,” a competition that lured Mackey and his contemporaries for the computer programmer equivalent of the Cannonball Run. The mission: Make the company’s recommendation engine 10% more accurate — or die coding….

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Careers, Financial Technology

Four ways artificial intelligence is shaking up the finance world

From MetroMile’s pay-per-mile auto insurance business model to how SoFI is incorporating data science to revolutionize student loan refinancing, fintech startups are changing the way the finance world works. Using big data, deep learning, and most importantly, artificial intelligence, these services will change how consumers approach financial products. Advances in financial technology are enabling companies…

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