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A massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara

Started Mar 24 0 Replies

I work for ThinkData Works and we have made a massive repository of COVID-19 data accessible through Namara. We are constantly updating and expanding the data available there. If you can make use of…Continue

Tags: repostiory, data, COVID-19

Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mab Alam May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Two years ago Google X, the moonshot lab within Google prepared a speculative 9 minute video for in-house consumption called "The Selfish Ledger".  Recently the video was leaked and found its way…Continue

Tags: transperancy, privacy, the selfish ledger

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Intelligent Automation – Just Add AI to your RPA

Summary:  Let’s start by clarifying the difference between RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and IA (Intelligent Automation).  Then we’ll show why AI/ML inside Intelligent Automation is the secret sauce that really makes this work. As we’ve tracked the adoption of AI/ML across industries…See More
Nov 18
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AI/ML Applications in Law and Compliance

Summary:  Some industries are a clear slam-dunk for AI/ML applications and some less so.  The legal, regulatory, and compliance businesses (law firms, internal legal departments, and the contract review and regulatory compliance departments of heavily regulated industries) fall in this last category.  This is a review of seven companies found by TopBots to be successful; pointing to opportunities others can follow. …See More
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Digital Dreams – Analog Processes

Your in-house data science team is not the exclusive source of AI/ML based improvements. Process Re-engineering is gaining new life as a way to optimize data processes.Increasingly AI/ML capabilities can be accessed with third party vendor packages.Intelligent automation platforms are also a source for optimization.Process re-engineering can open your AI tools to a…See More
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Digital Dreams – Analog Processes

Your in-house data science team is not the exclusive source of AI/ML based improvements. Process Re-engineering is gaining new life as a way to optimize data processes.Increasingly AI/ML capabilities can be accessed with third party vendor packages.Intelligent automation platforms are also a source for optimization.Process re-engineering can open your AI tools to a…See More
Oct 22
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Sep 29
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Is BERT Always the Better Cheaper Faster Answer in NLP? Apparently Not.

Summary: Since BERT NLP models were first introduced by Google in 2018 they have become the go-to choice.  New evidence however shows that LSTM models may widely outperform BERT meaning you may need to evaluate both approaches for your NLP project. Over the last year or two, if you needed to bring in an NLP project quickly and with SOTA (state of the art) performance,…See More
Sep 23
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Is BERT Always the Better Cheaper Faster Answer in NLP? Apparently Not.

Summary: Since BERT NLP models were first introduced by Google in 2018 they have become the go-to choice.  New evidence however shows that LSTM models may widely outperform BERT meaning you may need to evaluate both approaches for your NLP project. Over the last year or two, if you needed to bring in an NLP project quickly and with SOTA (state of the art) performance,…See More
Sep 21
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William Vorhies's blog post was featured

The Simple Easy Solution for Eliminating Bias from Models

Summary: This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  We propose a simple solution based on wide spread misunderstanding of what ML models can do. This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  Yes there are many different types of…See More
Sep 13
William Vorhies posted a blog post

The Simple Easy Solution for Eliminating Bias from Models

Summary: This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  We propose a simple solution based on wide spread misunderstanding of what ML models can do. This is a discussion of social injustice, real or perceived, promulgated or perpetuated by machine learning models.  Yes there are many different types of…See More
Sep 11
Anthony Fiedler liked William Vorhies's blog post Data Science Opportunities in the Age of COVID
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Editorial Director for DataScienceCentral. President and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Magnum, providing predictive analytics and big data infrastructure projects as a service. Bill has been an active commercial predictive modeler since 2001.
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Intelligent Automation – Just Add AI to your RPA

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Summary:  Let’s start by clarifying the difference between RPA (Robotic Process Automation) and IA (Intelligent Automation).  Then we’ll show why AI/ML inside Intelligent Automation is the secret sauce that really makes this work.

 

As we’ve tracked the adoption of AI/ML across industries…

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AI/ML Applications in Law and Compliance

Posted on November 4, 2020 at 10:00am 0 Comments

Summary:  Some industries are a clear slam-dunk for AI/ML applications and some less so.  The legal, regulatory, and compliance businesses (law firms, internal legal departments, and the contract review and regulatory compliance departments of heavily regulated industries) fall in this last category.  This is a review of seven companies found by TopBots to be successful; pointing to opportunities others can follow.

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Digital Dreams – Analog Processes

Posted on October 24, 2020 at 11:30am 0 Comments

  • Your in-house data science team is not the exclusive source of AI/ML based improvements. 
  • Process Re-engineering is gaining new life as a way to optimize data processes.…
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Is BERT Always the Better Cheaper Faster Answer in NLP? Apparently Not.

Posted on September 21, 2020 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Summary: Since BERT NLP models were first introduced by Google in 2018 they have become the go-to choice.  New evidence however shows that LSTM models may widely outperform BERT meaning you may need to evaluate both approaches for your NLP project.

 

Over the last year or two, if you needed to bring in an NLP…

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At 9:08pm on July 27, 2015, Ziauddin Syed said…

Dear William,

Congratulation to you on your promotion to Editorial Director for the Data Science Central Network (DSC). 

Regards,

Zia

 
 
 

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