Story image

How SAS helps data scientists put analytics in action

02 May 2019

SAS is enhancing its automated analytics platform to help digital disruptors and emerging leaders blaze a trail forward. 

The updated SAS Platform delivers additional innovation in artificial intelligence (AI), specifically in the areas of machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing (NLP) and other technologies that underpin AI.

Building on its recently announced $1 billion investment in AI, SAS is also refining computer-vision software to help organisations use visual data to improve business outcomes.

“Our continuous innovation, clearly exhibited in the SAS Platform and in SAS AI technologies, propels front-line business, executives and data scientists to change the trajectory of their organisations with advanced analytics,” said SAS CEO Jim Goodnight.

With the latest release of the SAS Platform, SAS automates the complex tasks required to build world-class analytical models. Data cleansing, data transformations, selecting best variables, model building and comparing models, model deployment and retraining tasks are automated while using established best practices.

Operationalising analytics through interpretability and explainability

The SAS Platform automatically compares thousands of analytical models to help choose the best for a given business problem. Using natural language generation (NLG), analytical results are displayed in plain language, so users of all backgrounds can easily interpret them and make informed business decisions faster.

This helps democratise analytics, as business users and executives can use AI technology along with data scientists and analytics experts, and understand how the analytics arrived at its results.

SAS has simplified computer vision for a wide array of applications. New capabilities like automatic segmentation can, for example, help doctors quickly identify changes in the shape and size of tumours and note their colour to better fight disease.

Analytics in action

All these developments are part of SAS’ recently announced $1 billion investment in AI to drive software innovation and AI adoption globally. The investment, over the next three years, will build on SAS’ strong foundation in AI, machine learning, NLP and computer vision to create more powerful and advanced analytics software. 

SAS is also investing in education programs to equip business leaders and data scientists with the technology and skills they need to boldly embrace AI and AI-driven resources and talent.

In banking, health care and other industries, visionary companies of all sizes have embraced advanced analytics and AI-driven capabilities from SAS to help solve big challenges. 

Two Dutch hospitals, Amsterdam UMC and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht, are improving patient care through computer vision and advanced analytics. And companies like Seacoast Bank are looking to scale their businesses and compete globally.

Download image
Architecting the future with app modernisation
Organisations procure, build, customise and deploy a collection of tools and solutions that address specific issues, but collectively introduce complexities and inefficiencies.More
Download image
Optimising your solution stack with cohesive RMM, PSA, and IT Documentation solutions
They provide visibility and functionality for any workstream being managed while also offering the freedom to switch between applications without forcing a specific product path.More
Story image
CollabNet and XebiaLabs merge to create integrated platform
The merger, which was backed by TPG Capital, unites CollabNets upstream Agile planning and enterprise version control functionality with XebiaLabs downstream release orchestration and deployment automation capabilities.More
Story image
Check Point report highlights latest cyber-threats worldwide
28% of all organisations worldwide were impacted by malicious multi-purpose botnets, while the rise of 20% of incident response cases were targeted ransomware attack.More
Link image
Report: The evolution and proliferation of banking malware
Fortinet’s quarterly threat report has the latest on trends and updates on threat actors and attack patterns, showing some surprising findings. More
Story image
PwC joins the Qualtrics Partner Network with renewed focus on customer experience
“The combination of PwC’s renowned digital transformation practice and Qualtrics leadership in experience management will empower organisations to focus on delivering great experiences that ultimately impact a company’s business outcomes."More