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Bill Schmarzo commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Using a Bathroom Faucet to Teach Neural Network Basic Concepts
"Thank John-Brian!"
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John-Brian commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Using a Bathroom Faucet to Teach Neural Network Basic Concepts
"Love this analogue Bill... "My Faucet Lesson of Neural Networks in Greater Detail""
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Creating Autonomous Entities: Optimizing Systems of Subsystems

I continue to be infatuated with the potential of autonomous entities that self-monitor, self-diagnose, self-fix and self-learn without human intervention.  The vision of leveraging new digital technologies, growing reams of customer, product and operational data, and advanced analytics to create autonomous entities – farms, oil fields, factories, airports, theme parks, vehicles, ships, trains, etc. – seems like science fiction. Fortunately, the “3 Horizons of Digital Transformation” framework…See More
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Digital Transformation Horizon 1 to Horizon 3:  When Is Innovation Really Innovation?

In the early 2000’s, IBM Deep Blue was on the lookout for its next Grand Challenge.  It had achieved an exhilarating win over chess grand master Garry Kasparov in 1997.  But that was a game with deterministic outcomes where superior processing power gave Deep Blue a significant advantage over even a human grand champion.  IBM needed a challenge commiserate with its Artificial Intelligence aspirations, and the wildly popular TV game show Jeopardy! offered just that challenge.According to…See More
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Bill Schmarzo's blog post was featured

Why Utility Determination Is Critical to Defining AI Success

There seem to be countless articles projecting the incredible economic and social growth that will be driven by AI.  For example, PwC predicts that AI technologies and applications will increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030 (see Figure 1).Figure 1: Source: “Notes from the AI frontier: Modeling the impact of AI on the world…See More
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Prasanth liked Bill Schmarzo's blog post What is “The Art of Thinking Like a Data Scientist” Workbook and Why It Matters
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Does Your Hypothesis Development Canvas Tell a Story?

As Kevin Lynch, CTO of The Information Lab in Dublin, was describing how his organization uses the Hypothesis Development Canvas, it occurred to me that Kevin was actually using the canvas to tell a story about how his organization uses data science to uncover new sources of value (see Figure 1).…See More
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Leverage AI to Create Autonomous Policies that Adapts without Human Intervention

Leverage AI to Create Autonomous Policies that Adapts without Human InterventionPolicies are the foundation for any successful organization.  Policies are the rules, or laws, of an organization.  Policies document the principles, best practices and compliance guidelines that aid decision-making in supporting the consistent and repeatable operations of the business. Heck, one could argue that an organization’s culture is better defined by its policies than it is by the character of its…See More
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Digital Transformation: Preparing your Organization for a World of Constant Change

“It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.  They’ve only been in business for 155 years.” – AnonymousThe Pullman Co (1867), Allied Corp (1920), Heinz (1869), Hughes Tool (1908), Ford Aerospace (1956), Motorola (1928), Bethlehem Steel (1857), Ralston Purina (1894), Compaq (1982), E.F. Hutton (1904), PaineWebber (1880), MCI (1983), Eastern Airlines (1926) and Pan Am Airlines (1927), Houston Natural Gas / Enron (1940), Arthur Andersen (1913), Woolworth's (1879), Standard Oil (1870), General Foods…See More
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Bill Schmarzo commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Executive Mandate #1:  Become Value Driven, Not Data Driven
"Nice and well-articulated content Jitendranath.  Thanks, you made me smarter for what you wrote.  Greatly appreciated."
Oct 1
Jitendranath P commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Executive Mandate #1:  Become Value Driven, Not Data Driven
"Excellent. A profound content.This is good. Great insights. Few months ago, in some other forums, I had mentioned that "Data Science will soon transform into Info Science" then after few years it becomes "Business Science".…"
Oct 1
Bill Schmarzo commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Using a Bathroom Faucet to Teach Neural Network Basic Concepts
"Script Kiddie: a person who uses existing computer scripts or code to hack into computers, lacking the expertise to write their own. I learned a new term today.  Thanks!"
Sep 30
Lance Norskog commented on Bill Schmarzo's blog post Using a Bathroom Faucet to Teach Neural Network Basic Concepts
"But y'know, I suppose it was a valuable lesson in how to be a script kiddie. I've been a script kiddie on a bunch of things since then, like computer audio programming, graphics and now deep learning."
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Currently, CTO, IoT & Analytics Hitachi Vantara. 30+ years of data and analytics experience. Write, speak and lecture frequently on Data Science, Digital Transformation and the Economic Value of Data.

Also teach at the University of San Francisco School of Management and National University of Ireland-Galway.
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Bill Schmarzo's Blog

Creating Autonomous Entities: Optimizing Systems of Subsystems

Posted on November 4, 2019 at 9:03am 0 Comments

I continue to be infatuated with the potential of autonomous entities that self-monitor, self-diagnose, self-fix and self-learn without human intervention.  The vision of leveraging new digital technologies, growing reams of customer, product and operational data, and advanced analytics to create autonomous entities – farms, oil fields, factories, airports, theme parks, vehicles, ships, trains, etc. – seems like science fiction. 

Fortunately, the “3 Horizons of…

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Digital Transformation Horizon 1 to Horizon 3:  When Is Innovation Really Innovation?

Posted on October 26, 2019 at 2:17am 0 Comments

In the early 2000’s, IBM Deep Blue was on the lookout for its next Grand Challenge.  It had achieved an exhilarating win over chess grand master Garry Kasparov in 1997.  But that was a game with deterministic outcomes where superior processing power gave Deep Blue a significant advantage over even a human grand champion.  IBM needed a challenge commiserate with its Artificial Intelligence aspirations, and the wildly popular TV game show…

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Why Utility Determination Is Critical to Defining AI Success

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 4:41am 0 Comments

There seem to be countless articles projecting the incredible economic and social growth that will be driven by AI.  For example, PwC predicts that AI technologies and applications will increase global GDP by up to 14% between now and 2030 (see Figure 1).

Figure 1:…

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Does Your Hypothesis Development Canvas Tell a Story?

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 5:00am 0 Comments

As Kevin Lynch, CTO of The Information Lab in Dublin, was describing how his organization uses the Hypothesis Development Canvas, it occurred to me that Kevin was actually using the canvas to tell a story about how his organization uses data science to uncover new sources of value (see Figure 1).…

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