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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

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Gartner and Forrester Begin to Weigh in on Automated Machine Learning (AML)

Summary:  AML has been around since at least 2016 but only in the last year have Gartner and Forrester begun to offer their opinions.  Here’s where we stand. This has been a big year for AML (automated machine learning).  A number of new players have emerged and pretty much everyone acknowledges that some level of automation is appropriate to enhance the productivity of…See More
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It’s Official – Our DNN Models are Now Commodity Software

Summary:  Booz Allen just launched a one-stop shop for all manner of pretested DNN models.  They’re even guaranteeing price.  This makes buying just like picking accounting, CRM, or HRIS software.  Equally as important, it’s a genius example of platform strategy to lock in customers and lock out competitors. The common vision of developing and deploying a deep learning…See More
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AI/ML Lessons for Creating a Platform Strategy – Part 2

Summary:  McKinsey says platform companies will represent 30% of global business revenue by next year (2020).  In Part 1 of this article we started to lay out some important lessons learned and examples for you to follow.  Here are the rest. McKinsey says platform companies will represent 30% of global business revenue by next year (2020).  In Part 1 of this article we…See More
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AI/ML Lessons for Creating a Platform Strategy – Part 1

Summary:  McKinsey says platform companies will represent 30% of global business revenue by next year (2020).  Here are some lessons and examples to help mature companies evaluate where they can create AI/ML-enabled platforms to remain competitive.  This is a long topic so this will be Part 1 of 2. As data scientists increasingly become critical resources in enabling…See More
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Contextually Intelligent NLP Assistants – AI’s Next Big Technical Challenge

Summary:  Contextually intelligent, NLP-based interactive assistants are one of the next big things for AI/ML.  The tech is already here from recommendation engines.  The need to be more efficient and to become AI-augmented in our decision making is now.  Getting the contextual awareness is the hard part. Last week we took the position that from a technical standpoint,…See More
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Contextually Intelligent NLP Assistants – AI’s Next Big Technical Challenge

Summary:  Contextually intelligent, NLP-based interactive assistants are one of the next big things for AI/ML.  The tech is already here from recommendation engines.  The need to be more efficient and to become AI-augmented in our decision making is now.  Getting the contextual awareness is the hard part. Last week we took the position that from a technical standpoint,…See More
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A Radical AI Strategy - Platformication

Summary:  A new business model strategy based around intermediary platforms powered by AI/ML is promising the most direct path to fastest growth, profitability, and competitive success.  Adopting this new approach requires a deep change in mindset and is quite different from just adopting AI/ML to optimize your current operations. As a data scientist you may be wondering…See More
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Gartner and Forrester Begin to Weigh in on Automated Machine Learning (AML)

Posted on November 18, 2019 at 12:17pm 0 Comments

Summary:  AML has been around since at least 2016 but only in the last year have Gartner and Forrester begun to offer their opinions.  Here’s where we stand.

 

This has been a big year for AML (automated machine learning).  A number of new players have emerged and pretty much everyone acknowledges that some…

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It’s Official – Our DNN Models are Now Commodity Software

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

Summary:  Booz Allen just launched a one-stop shop for all manner of pretested DNN models.  They’re even guaranteeing price.  This makes buying just like picking accounting, CRM, or HRIS software.  Equally as important, it’s a genius example of platform strategy to lock in customers and lock out competitors.

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Contextually Intelligent NLP Assistants – AI’s Next Big Technical Challenge

Posted on October 28, 2019 at 9:43am 0 Comments

Summary:  Contextually intelligent, NLP-based interactive assistants are one of the next big things for AI/ML.  The tech is already here from recommendation engines.  The need to be more efficient and to become AI-augmented in our decision making is now.  Getting the contextual awareness is the hard part.

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The Next Big Thing in AI/ML is…

Posted on October 21, 2019 at 9:18am 1 Comment

Summary:  AI/ML itself is the next big thing for many fields if you’re on the outside looking in.  But if you’re a data scientist it’s possible to see those advancements that will propel AI/ML to its next phase of utility.

 

“The Next Big Thing in AI/ML is…” as the lead to an article is probably the most…

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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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