5 Awesome Machine Learning Services Powered by Watson

Today we welcome guest contributor Tanmay Bakshi, an inspiring 13-year-old app developer, teacher and YouTuber. We met Tanmay while he was giving a keynote speech to our tech associates (yes, he gives keynote speeches around the world). Please enjoy Tanmay’s article on 5 machine learning services powered by Watson.  Computers have never been good at understanding non-mathematical…

Anatomy of a Malware Attack: Deflecting Hancitor

Walmart is a big company. While most people know we have a global footprint with our stores, what they might not realize is we have a global technology footprint too. Because of this, we have to account for attacks against our cyber infrastructure, which range from scanning our network perimeter for weaknesses all the way…

The Meaning of Innovation at Walmart: A Q&A With Jeff Gorman

From its pioneering work with open source platforms like Kubernetes and OpenStack to the disruptive technology that enables its industry-leading brick-and-mortar customer experience, innovation is at the core of the Walmart brand. It’s also at the heart of Jeff Gorman’s day-to-day responsibilities. Gorman is vice president of innovations for Walmart’s central operations, a role that…

The Case for Hard Science in Big Data Analytics

Just a few short years ago, most job descriptions for data science and machine learning positions stipulated the following: “Minimum qualifications: Currently working toward a Ph.D. degree in computer science, electrical engineering, operations research or a related field.” As someone with a background in hard science, I could not help but notice a few glaring…

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