The Gartner Hype Cycle, AI Edition

Alex Woodie reviews the latest Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Tech:

Democratized artificial intelligence is one of five trends driving Gartner’s latest Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which it updates this month, as it traditionally does during the month of August.

The analyst group took a slightly different approach with this year’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Tech and grouped the 35 individual technologies into major groups, which includes digitalized ecosystems, do-it-yourself biohacking, transparently immersive experiences, and ubiquitous infrastructure, along with democratized AI.

The five trends will “blur the lines between human and machine,” Gartner says. “CIOs and technology leaders should always be scanning the market along with assessing and piloting emerging technologies to identify new business opportunities with high impact potential and strategic relevance for their business,” writes Mike J. Walker, research vice president at Gartner.

It’s an interesting exercise and parlor game.

Power BI Helper 4.0 Released

Reza Rad has introduced a new version of Power BI Helper:

Power BI Helper is getting new features every time, and this time, we got some exciting features; You can now get your M (Power Query script) code beautified and colorful with version 4.0 of Power BI Helper. We also get the row-level security information exposed through the Helper application. Both information above will be now available when you export the model information to a document. If you like to learn more about Power BI Helper, read this page.

Looks good.

GOTO And Labels In T-SQL

Ryan Desmond demonstrates the purpose of GOTO in T-SQL:

So I was playing around at work today and decided for whatever reason to see how I could get the code I was writing to fire off only in certain situations.

If it’s Sunday maybe, or if this is in a particular environment, or if a record in an admin table was something specific.  I’m not sure how I’ll use this but I stumbled on Labels and decided to play with them.

Ok, so how to get to know labels.  Well, in order to get them to work sometimes I have to create labels that are based on some criteria.

I do try to avoid these as much as possible, but they are valid syntax and I’ve seen a couple of cases where it makes sense to use GOTO.

Saving Newlines When Copying From SSMS Grids

Kenneth Fisher shows us how to retain CR/LF values when copying and pasting from SQL Server Management Studio grids:

Now, you do need to be aware that the settings Tools -> Options are just for new query windows. If you want to change the settings for an already existing window then either go to Query -> Query Options or right click in the window and go to Query Options from there.

Either way, once you are done and re-run your script you get this when you copy and paste:

Click through for the tip.

T-SQL Tuesday Roundup

Wayne Sheffield is back with a T-SQL Tuesday roundup for August:

I asked for the topic to be on:

Tell me about a time when you ran up against your own brick wall, and how you worked it out or dealt with it.

We had 17 folks take this topic and run with it. As a teaser, my favorite line in all of these is:

My feeling is that if you’re not hitting brick walls you’re probably not pushing yourself or SQL Server hard enough!

With 17 responses, there’s a good bit of reading to do.

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