Author Archives: GilPress

About GilPress

I launched the Big Data conversation; writing, research, marketing services; https://whatsthebigdata.com/ & http://infostory.com/

Best of 2019: Big Data AI

[July 1, 2019] In December 2014, I asked whether we were at the beginning of “the end of the Hadoop bubble.” I kept updating my Hadoop bubble watch (here and here) through the much-hyped IPOs of Hortonworks and Cloudera. The question was whether … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: Avram Miller and Lessons for Corporate VCs

[June 18, 2019] Corporate venture capital (CVC) firms broke records last year. Funding increased 47% to $52.95 billion and 264 new corporate venture groups invested for the first time, a 35% increase over 2017. There were 773 active CVCs worldwide … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: How Israel Became a Medical Cannabis Leader

[April 29, 2019] Opening the CannaTech conference earlier this month, former Israeli prime minister Ehud Barak quipped that Israel is now the “land of milk, honey and cannabis.” Given the recent performance of the cannabis-related stocks traded on the Tel-Aviv stock exchange … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: AI in Healthcare

[April 22, 2019] “The past fifty years,” says Dr. Eric Topol in Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Medicine Human Again, “have introduced important changes to radiology. As the medium moved from analog to digital… the whole process, extending from … Continue reading

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AI by the Numbers: Only 14.6% of Large Companies Have AI in Production

Recent surveys, studies, forecasts and other quantitative assessments of the progress of AI find that many organizations struggle to deploy AI widely and move beyond limited projects. Read more here  

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Advancing Your AI Career

“AI Career Pathways” is designed to guide aspiring AI engineers in finding jobs and building a career. The table above shows Workera’s key findings about AI roles and the tasks they perform. You’ll find more insights like this in the … Continue reading

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Best of 2019: The Global Restructuring of Startup Funding

[April 15, 2019] The venture capital industry is under attack. Prominent VC firm Andreessen Horowitz is “blowing up the venture capital model,” transforming itself into a “financial adviser” so it can beat “antiquated rules about what is and isn’t a … Continue reading

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