1. Amazon Machine Learning
Amazon is extending its big data cloud platform across Europe, and the online retailer has machine learning research groups in Bangalore, Seattle, Palo Alto and Berlin, The Wall Street Journal reported. CEO Jeff Bezos is obsessed with predictive analytics and artificial intelligence — anything that can help Amazon to better forecast customer wants and needs before the trends ever become obvious to the casual observer. The Amazon Machine Learning platform also is available for customer use via Amazon Web Services.