Queensland Government – ​ AI-powered document classification​

  The Problem Office of the Coordinator-General (OCG) in the Queensland Department of State Development and Infrastructure assesses the impact of significant and complex projects. The assessment process includes consultation which encompasses processing submissions from government agencies, organisations and members of the public, in a variety of document formats. Each submission is required to be […]

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Microsoft Fabric Copilot: First Look-Test Drive, Power BI

Author: Etienne Oosthuysen This is the first of several Fabric 'first look' Copilot test drives. In this post, I will focus on Copilot for Power BI, with Data Science and Data Engineering, and Data Factory test drives to follow in subsequent articles. But before we jump, a bit of background, then some pre-requisites, some housekeeping, [...]

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Databricks Data + AI World Tour 2023 in Brisbane – Key Takeaways

Our Purple Peeps attended the Data + AI World Tour 2023, organised by Databricks in Brisbane. We were absolutely thrilled to immerse ourselves in the world of data, analytics and AI alongside many local visionaries who share our passion for the data-driven future. Below are some of the takeaways and highlights from our Purple Peeps […]

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The Transformative Role of AI: A Glimpse into the Future to how the Education sector could harness the power of AI

  Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved remarkably, transcending its once futuristic status to become an indispensable force shaping innovation across multiple sectors. In Education, AI will no longer be a mere buzzword; instead, it’s a dynamic tool poised to drive growth and competitive advantage. As we peer into the future, the significance of AI in […]

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The Future of AI in Local Government: Ways To Harness AI for Innovation and Efficiency

Author: Laura Christie With Microsoft’s recent announcement to invest heavily in AI and security in Australia. What will that mean for the future of AI in state government and local councils in Australia? We believe it is a promising one, and ethical and secure AI implementation has the potential to significantly improve the delivery of […]

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Human Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence in Asset Management for Rail Logistics: A Data Analytics Dilemma

Author: Jaysee Sunapho Introduction Artificial Intelligence (AI) refers to computer systems that can do activities that need human intelligence. Algorithms and models are used to enable machines to learn, make decisions, and solve complicated problems. AI has a transformational role in data analytics. It improves the process by analysing and interpreting data automatically to identify […]

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From Risk to Reward: CEO’s Guide to Responsible AI

Author: Charmaine Pavia Introduction In today’s business landscape, artificial intelligence (AI) is at the forefront of innovation, revolutionising industries and driving process efficiencies. As generative AI gains momentum, applications like ChatGPT promise to reshape business models, providing new opportunities even for organisations that are not mature AI users. However, with the potential benefits of AI […]

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Queensland AI Summit – Key Takeaways

Some of our team had the privilege of attending the Queensland AI Summit on Friday, where we delved into cutting-edge developments and thought-provoking discussions around the future of artificial intelligence. It was an incredible gathering of innovative minds, and we’re thrilled to share with you the key takeaways that are shaping the AI landscape. Key […]

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ChatGPT on your own data – Introducing ‘Azure OpenAI on your data’

Author: Etienne Oosthuysen There are a number of things in Microsoft’s evolving AI portfolio, which is in various stages (planned, private preview and public preview), that will allow data workers to leverage the power of Generative AI and Large Language Models, notably GPT, to analyse your corporate data. These include Copilot for Microsoft 365, which […]

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What is Microsoft Fabric and its Game-Changing AI Capabilities

Author: Etienne Oosthuysen Microsoft Build was a whirlwind of critical announcements, but let’s focus on the ones shaking up data analytics. If you’re already using or considering Azure resources like Azure Data Lake, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Power BI for your data analytics needs, sit up and take note! Microsoft just unveiled Fabric, a new […]

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Generative AI, another historical game changer

Joint Authors: Laura Christie & Etienne Oosthuysen Technological innovations have revolutionised how we live, work, and interact with one another and played a crucial role in shaping the course of human history. From the invention of the printing press to the development of the Internet, each innovation has brought about significant changes that have transformed […]

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Generative AI example of tools you use today can be used to access and interpret your data

Joint Authors: Alen Michael, Clayton Pilat, Reagan Burpee and Etienne Oosthuysen Generative AI is currently being baked into the various tools we love and use in our data workloads, with more announcements on the way. Make no mistake, every technology vendor is active in this area behind the scenes and exposé is doing just that […]

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