Azure Cognitive Search is a cloud search service with built-in AI capabilities that enrich all types of information to easily identify and explore relevant content at scale. It has a rich set of features, including instant scaling, AI integrations, and complete code flexibility, making it worthy of consideration beyond its initial developer focus. As a […]
Ask yourself this – do you want to live in a world where you spend hours unsuccessfully searching for information, going to multiple applications to search, and ultimately becoming more and more frustrated? Hopefully the answer is no. In this vlog, my aim is to demonstrate how you can take internal search to the next […]
So, day one of London’s Taxonomy Bootcamp 2019 is well under way. Every day is a school day, so I am taking in a lot of information from the very interesting and informative sessions so far. Not least is Emma Chittenden’s keynote, “That word you keep using? I don’t think you know what it means”, […]
I was delighted to recently join the BA Insight Shared Insights Podcast to talk about how everything that was Sci-Fi when I was a kid is now real. It’s sometimes hard to remember that fact when sitting in traffic and struggling to hear people on conference calls, or wondering when a download will start… But […]
I am asked more and more by my clients and prospects if we can help them with identifying, analyzing, and tagging image and video files in their enterprise. This is not surprising given that the modern enterprise is creating and storing an ever-increasing amount of videos and images either as standalone files or contained inside […]
It seems that at the start of every year, people spend time predicting what will happen that year. Since it’s the start of spring, and I’ve only got 9 months of this year ahead of me, I figured a different approach was needed. I’ll take a shot at predicting what won’t happen.
Raise your hand: How often do you review the title of, say, the Word document you are writing or make sure the “Description” field is filled out before you publish and share it?
Towards the end of 2018, the second edition of Deloitte’s “State of AI in the Enterprise” was released. The full report is well worth the time to read, but after we closed out 2018, I couldn’t get one section of the report out of my mind. Specifically, the first of their three core findings that […]
Why don’t computers work like people think? Why can’t I just ask a simple question when I want to search for something? The internet revolution has changed society forever. Even with all the advancements, computers and computer interfaces (UI) have not always been “people” friendly, and that is an understatement.
Forbes recently posted an interesting article on nine disruptive tech breakthroughs in 2018. I found it to be a good read and saw some real parallels within the search industry. I’ve shared my thoughts on these points below. The full article can be found here, and I’ve included excerpts from each of their disruptors.
Welcome to part three of “Are we in an AI revolution?”. If you haven’t already, be sure to read Part One here and Part Two here. We left off with a deep dive into the categories of AI capabilities. Let’s now bring this all back around with some real-world guidance in terms of AI and […]
Welcome to part two of “Are we in an AI revolution?”. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to read Part One here. We left off breaking down the types of players in the AI space. Let’s now dig into the specific AI capabilities that are worth knowing about.
It seems that no matter where you look, AI is the subject that is being talked about most. At BA Insight, it’s a daily topic both internally, as we design new capabilities, and externally as our customers and prospects want to learn about how AI can benefit them. This is for good reason, as my […]
Way back in the middle of 2017, my colleague Jeff Fried participated in an exclusive member webinar with the Cognitive Computing Consortium on Leaders in Cognitive. (You can listen to it here). He discussed the topic of, “The Race is On: Comparing Google and Microsoft’s Cognitive Services.” I know… how is the middle of 2017 […]
Don’t you just hate it when you cannot find the content you are looking for? You know that you have relevant content, but either you can’t remember where it is, or you know where it is, but there is so much content that it will take ages to look at every file to find what […]
You hear about AI, machine learning, and cognitive services from every direction these days. Personally, I’ve been getting deep into the cognitive services provided by Microsoft and Google. Over the last year these have expanded enormously, and the pace of development is only increasing.
How much time do you spend searching for the right content? According to one study, knowledge workers spend 20% or more of their day looking for timely and relevant content. Personally, I think that is a conservative estimate – but thankfully, Microsoft and many of its partners are trying to reduce that number.