Can We Prevent Bias in AI Algorithms? A DrupalCon Debrief

Can We Prevent Bias in AI Algorithms? A DrupalCon Debrief

Drupal is a free and open source content management platform used for all sorts of websites, from personal blogs to NASA’s. During his opening keynote at DrupalCon Seattle 2019, Drupal Founder Dries Buytaert shared that 1 in 30 websites today are built on Drupal’s back-end framework.

Each year, the nonprofit Drupal Association hosts DrupalCon North America—an annual gathering of developers, UX designers, content managers, and more who use Drupal each day. I was pleased to speak at this year’s conference as part of the “Builder” track on a subject that influences all: artificial intelligence (AI) and the datasets used to train these products.
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Excel vs. BI: What Do Businesses Use for Data-Driven Decision-Making?

Excel vs. BI: What Do Businesses Use for Data-Driven Decision-Making?

An incalculable amount of data exists: Humans create more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day. Without the right tools and talent to assess it, you’ll lose key insights that can help expand your business.

This explosion in the amount of new data helps explain two trends: The rise in use of business intelligence (BI) software and growing demand for data scientists.

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Atlassian, Slack, and the decline of on-premise software

Atlassian, Slack, and the decline of on-premise software

“Et tu, Atlassian?”

That’s how some HipChat users felt upon learning that their collaboration tool was on the chopping block.

Last summer, Atlassian—which builds a product suite of developer tools including Jira and Trello—announced plans to sunset HipChat and Stride (another Atlassian team chat tool) at the end of February 2019.

Atlassian bought equity in Slack— the fastest-growing B2B app of all time—and encouraged users to migrate their data from HipChat and Stride over to Slack. Atlassian sold the intellectual property for HipChat and Stride to Slack with the promise of better integrations between Slack and Atlassian’s product suite.

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What’s the best methodology for project teams under 10?

What’s the best methodology for project teams under 10?

Forty-seven project management processes exist under 10 knowledge areas. Poor communication causes one-third of all projects to fail. Businesses waste $97 million for every $1 billion invested in projects.

GetApp knows how overwhelming this is—especially for project managers of teams with fewer than 10 members. With so many methodologies to choose from, how can you find the best fit for your own team and avoid the problems above?

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