In this episode of Data Driven, Frank and Andy talk to two guests, Ronald Schmelzer and Kathleen Walch, co-founders of Cognilytica and co-hosts of the AI Today podcast.

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The AI Today podcast has an interesting episode on the use of AI in customer experience and how chatbots, among other uses of AI, may herald a new age of better customer service.

AI Today Podcast #78: AI in Customer Experience

The fight for customer attention is fierce and companies are increasingly turning to technology to discover new ways to help. Artificial intelligence is playing a major role in creating connected customer experiences throughout the entire customer lifecycle. In this podcast hosts Kathleen Walch and Ron Schmelzer explore various ways AI is improving the customer experience.

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In this episode Frank and Andy talk with Milena Rodban, a Geopolitical Risk Consultant and Simulation Designer, which might be the best job title ever.Milena discusses the importance of data and the often overlooked security aspects around data, especially when set against the backdrop of complex business and security environments.

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.NET Rocks interviews Jessica Dean, a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, to talk about Kubernetes, containers, and more.

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Show Notes

It’s 2019, do you know where your containers are? Carl and Richard talk to Jessica Deen about her work with containers and how Kubernetes has come to dominate the container space, especially in the Microsoft arena. Kubernetes is a container orchestration engine that runs on-premises and all the major cloud vendors – but it is so much more than that, with an ecosystem growing up around it providing an array of tools that can handle your CI/CD pipeline and a huge array of elements for deploying applications. Check out the extensive set of links in the show notes!

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Show Notes

In this Data Point recorded at a Costco during the post-holiday shopping season, Frank explains his algorithm for determining that magical point when a lot of data becomes “Big Data.” Given the constant advances in storage technologies, that borderline is a moving goalpost. Or is it?

Is .NET ready for the Internet of Things? Carl and Richard talk to Bryan Costanich about the current state of IoT and how his startup Wilderness Labs is building next-generation hardware that runs .NET! Bryan talks about how microcontrollers have gotten much more powerful today, but the programming stacks are still back in the 80s.

The expectations of customers today is cloud integration, auto-updating and mobile apps – which is expensive and time-consuming to write in C++! Enter Meadow, programmable with .NET Standard 2. Join the Kickstarter to get the first release of hardware!

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Yesterday, I was in Philadelphia presenting a session at AI Discovery Day on Computer Vision Cognitive Services.

The labs for this session are on GitHub: https://github.com/Azure/LearnAI-Bootcamp/tree/master/lab01.1-computer_vision

These events will be taking place across the US. Here are a few dates and links to registration.

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