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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6 accounting jobs that AI will automate

6 accounting jobs that AI will automate

If you’re an accountant, your job is more likely to be automated than is a retail salesperson’s or a technical writer’s.

Last year, entrepreneur and author Shelly Palmer named accountants and bookkeepers as two key candidates for automation. And speaking at MIT last year, Kai-Fu Lee, the founding president of Google China who also built Microsoft’s research lab in China, said that he believed white collar work (including accounting) will succumb to robots before blue collar tasks.

But this news comes with a caveat: Automation isn’t synonymous with replacing humans.

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How to write an awesome IT project manager job description

How to write an awesome IT project manager job description

Did you know that you’re not supposed to have an IT leader? As a small business owner, you’re supposedly not investing in IT, managing an IT team, or handling IT projects.

For years, tech insiders predicted that IT would go the way of the dodo—yet Gartner forecasts that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) will spend $1.1 trillion on external IT by 2020. (Full content available to clients.)

Of course, each small business has its own unique IT requirements. New small businesses need to research and buy their first IT tools.

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6 features to solve the triple constraints of project management

6 features to solve the triple constraints of project management

Project management is one of today’s fastest growing careers. The Project Management Institute predicts that employers will need 88 million people in project management roles by 2027.

The challenge? Businesses waste $97 million for every $1 billion invested in projects. These numbers suggest that many project teams don’t get the basics right. And with millions of people projected to join the industry, the likelihood of adopting poor project management practices increases.

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