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Jeff Erickson
For you this week:
We hear from Oracle’s top leaders, as Larry Ellison shares what is different about Oracle’s latest breakthrough and Safra Catz talks about the company’s own experience in adopting Oracle Cloud applications and infrastructure. Then we learn how chatbots can smooth the complex college admission process and discover new ways data analysts can bring machine learning to their work. 

Jeff Erickson, Oracle 
Ellison on Autonomous
Larry Ellison: Breakthrough Autonomous Database is Safer, More Reliable
On Oracle’s second-quarter earnings call, on December 12, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison made a strong prediction about Oracle’s latest technology breakthrough, Oracle Autonomous Database. “It’s so much different, so much safer to use, so much more reliable than anything else that’s in the market,” Ellison said on the earnings call. What else did he say?
Safra Catz
Oracle CEO Safra Catz: What Moving to Oracle Cloud Has Done for Us
“Though we have thousands of customers and references, our own experience adopting Oracle Cloud applications and infrastructure allows us to serve as a unique and knowledgeable advisor to organizations that want to know how to go about their own digital transformation,” says Catz. Among the benefits? Closing the books in 12 days or fewer and cutting the time for talent reviews by more than 70%. And there’s more.
Can I Go to Your University? This Chatbot Has the Answer
Determining an applicant’s college eligibility is tricky. Technology makes it easier. The University of Adelaide’s new chatbot asks prospective students a series of questions and, through a simple data integration capability, accesses the data needed to immediately let them know whether they’re eligible to apply. Since June 2019, the chatbot has had more than 9,000 sessions with prospective students, without the need to involve university staff. 
Machine Learning
Tech Dive: Using Oracle Analytics Cloud to Build a Machine Learning Workflow
Oracle Analytics Cloud provides an easy-to-use environment where any data analyst can start using machine learning. Here, work through the steps for using some of these features by deploying a well-known dataset. 
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