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Miriam Masullo Dec 6, 2017Dec 6, 2017 at 4:51am Manage Discussion Entry Class, to get started with this discussion, please read the Business Intelligence Roadmap on pg. 4 of your textbook. You may also want to enhance the quality of your response with articles from the literature. These are simple guidelines for doing that: 1. Research relevant articles (find more than one article) 2. Read articles of special interest to you 3. Report the material in a (brief) summary style and state the reasons why you feel the material is important 4. Relate the source (list the web sites or cite reference) 5. Present what you learned from the perspective of the discussion questions. Thank you, Dr. M Reply Reply to Comment 1. Collapse Subdiscussion Uzma Khalid Uzma Khalid Dec 31, 2017Dec 31, 2017 at 9:19am Manage Discussion Entry Business intelligence (BI) leverages software and services to transform data into actionable intelligence that informs an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions. BI tools access and analyze data sets and present analytical findings in reports, summaries, dashboards, graphs, charts and maps to provide users with detailed intelligence about the state of the business. Purpose of BI:
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The main purpose of Business Intelligence in a business is to help corporate executives, business managers and other operational workers make better and more informed business decisions. Companies also use BI to cut costs, identify new business opportunities, and spot inefficient business processes ripe for re- engineering. https://financesonline.com/purpose-business-intelligence-business/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. https://www.cio.com/article/2439504/business-intelligence/business-intelligence- definition-and-solutions.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Miriam Masullo Miriam Masullo Jan 1, 2018Jan 1 at 11:20am Manage Discussion Entry It would be good if we could transform data into intelligence, but while we are making a great deal of progress with Data Mining in this area, the reality is that we need AI for a full transformation, which is yet to be forthcoming. It is difficult to emulate the human mind. Dr. M Reply Reply to Comment Collapse Subdiscussion Charles Barnes Charles Barnes Jan 3, 2018Jan 3 at 4:49pm
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Manage Discussion Entry Hi Professor Masullo, I agree that AI is something that many companies are working on. I know that Google is currently the leader in dealing with artificial intelligence. They have an AI that uses a process called Machine Learning that allows the AI to become smarter over time. Google also has in their possession something called AlphaGo Zero which is considered one of the strongest AI's ever created. While most computer programs have parameters programmed into it, this AI was able to learn it's own parameters when playing the Chinese game Go. Within a small amount of time, this AI was able to develop high level strategies and eventually beat all of the best human players in the world and other competing AIs around.
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