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Cloud computing, the future of IT?

The buzz around cloud computing has been quite present lately. More and more large corporations are starting to use the cloud to improve their IT capabilities, leading to an increase in data-driven decision-making and a higher pace of innovation. Cloud infrastructure has become a staple for some rapidly advancing sectors, like the entertainment industry. For example, Netflix migrated to the cloud back in 2015, resulting in immense scalability and performance advantages. To take advantage of the cloud, you however don’t need to be a big digital native company like Netflix. In this article, we’ll take a look at what cloud computing is, its advantages as well as disadvantages and what we expect its future to look like.

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Biases in training algorithms

In the current daily life, more and more processes are being automated using machine learning techniques, which provides systems with the ability to automatically learn and improve. Techniques based on deep learning have been widely used in computer vision tasks, such as image processing and image generation. This blog will focus on understanding and exposing how training sets can affect the algorithms’ impact in everyday life.

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Transformers: AI with attention

AI is a fast growing field. New techniques are developed every day and also those techniques are being applied in many fields in new and creative ways. Historically, AI has known bursts of extremely fast innovation when new and powerful techniques came to light. We are at the start of one of those bursts because of the development of the Transformer architecture for neural networks. GPT-3 has shown the impact that this new technique can have on the field of Natural Language Processing. In this blog I will give you some intuition into what sets this architecture apart from other architectures and help you understand why I think we will see a new revolution across many fields of AI because of the Transformer.

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The thing about emerging tech most people miss

Do you remember, about five years ago, when a new material called graphene would change the world of digital storage and batteries? Or can you recall how blockchain would throw over banks within a couple of years? Many media outlets and trendwatchers have the tendency to underestimate the time it takes for new technologies to find their place in society. Partly because there is market value in being the prophet of ‘hopeful’ news. For us at Bit, a key reason for this is the interaction between technology development and value creation. In this article, I will explain the two and how it can assist you in better understanding the maturity of technologies, using the steam engine as an example.

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Everything you need to know about GPT-3

Writing emails for you, based on a few bullet points; Translating complex legal documents to plain English; Or generating a mockup website that has the look and feel of another one. OpenAI’s newest language model called GPT-3 (short for Generative Pre-trained Transformer) really is a quick learner. But why has GPT-3 been so popular lately?

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Why we care about Data Visualisation (and why you should do too)

In today’s world, several factors help bring out the social relevance in data visualisation. Maybe you are not familiar with the term, but I’m sure you know what I’m talking about because data visualisations are everywhere! Just think about all the graphics you saw in the newspaper this morning or all the maps you’ve seen on how the COVID-19 is spreading around the world. But why should we care about it?

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What making Big Macs taught me about corporate innovation

This is my summary of working with close to a hundred corporates on innovation. Teams are not innovating even though they’re told to, this sums up the frustration expressed by many mid- or C-level managers that have been tasked with driving innovation. They point at innovative companies, the usual suspects, as an example that it’s possible. It leaves them wondering what’s hindering their teams to be more innovative. In this article, I will break down this problem according to my experience as a burger maker at McDonald’s.

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Learning from the disruptors: strategies for pension innovation

The collective pension fund in the Netherlands reaches a total of 160 billion euros. These funds have existed for over 70 years and have always been more collective than private. Compared to other financial institutions, we can see that not much has changed and that the industry is a bit behind on the data-driven evolution. What is the potential for innovation in the pension field and once identified, where to start? In this blog, we sum up some developments we’ve noticed in other industries and share how the pension industry could take the next step forward!

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Making sense of remote sensing: 5 technologies in use today

Remote sensing is a technology used for viewing or collecting information through an instrument which is not directly in contact with the object it’s measuring. Basically, it means replacing eyes and allowing technology to see things remotely. Recent years more and more remote sensing technologies are being used for measuring heights, 3D modeling and terrain overviews which produce a lot of data. With each technology comes their own limits and benefits, as we’ve also discovered in our research. In this blog, we aim to introduce you to five of the most widely used remote sensing technologies and how they could be interesting for you!

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