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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 Vincent Granville May 19. 1 Reply

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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A Wetware Approach to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Summary:  Researchers in Synthetic Neuro Biology are proposing to solve the AGI problem by building a brain in the laboratory.  This is not science fiction.  They are virtually at the door of this capability.  Increasingly these researchers are presenting at major AGI conferences.  Their argument is compelling. If you step…See More
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Vincent Granville replied to William Vorhies's discussion Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?
"That data is currently not properly leveraged despite great algorithms in the background to exploit it, especially when it comes to security issues. There are still a lot of false positives and false negatives when it comes to identifying bad…"
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Jesus Ramos commented on William Vorhies's blog post Off the Beaten path – Using Deep Forests to Outperform CNNs and RNNs
"It is important for everyone to take these alternative methods seriously. In the light of the European GDPR, and with NNs of any flavor being weak in terms of interpretability, their indiscriminate use puts us in an ethically and morally gray…"
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Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

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 onto YouTube.It describes a future in which the owner of all the data created by an individual, or more correctly literally all the people, could be used to not only guide individual behavior but literally change societal behavior.  What's more the use of the data and the change it could create extends…See More
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Paul Bremner commented on William Vorhies's blog post Everybody (Still) Loves a Data Scientist
"Hi Bill, Interesting write-up, especially the part about the costs you cite for a Data Scientist team, the cost-cutting imperative, and the fact that this may mean more emphasis on automated DS tools. There's a popular perception that open…"
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Brett Norman Martensen commented on William Vorhies's blog post Temporal Convolutional Nets (TCNs) Take Over from RNNs for NLP Predictions
"I just read this article: Well done. I think the limitation of CNN’s and thus TCN’s fixed  receptive field size is best solved by using a growing neural network such as in the Adaptron cognitive architecture. See slide 7 of 12…"
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Everybody (Still) Loves a Data Scientist

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works study of Data Science salaries and employment statistics is just out and things continue to look great.  There are some interesting trends here you’ll want to know about. This week the annual Burtch Works Data…See More
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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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A Wetware Approach to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)

Posted on May 21, 2018 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

Summary:  Researchers in Synthetic Neuro Biology are proposing to solve the AGI problem by building a brain in the laboratory.  This is not science fiction.  They are virtually at the door of this capability.  Increasingly these researchers are presenting at major AGI conferences.  Their argument is compelling.

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Everybody (Still) Loves a Data Scientist

Posted on May 15, 2018 at 7:24am 1 Comment

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works study of Data Science salaries and employment statistics is just out and things continue to look great.  There are some interesting trends here you’ll want to know about.

 

This week the annual…

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AI Strategies – Incremental and Fundamental Improvements

Posted on May 8, 2018 at 9:59am 0 Comments

Summary:  Before starting to develop an AI strategy, make sure your team understands the limits of what is reasonable today, as well as incremental improvements that might be overlooked.  Focus should be on your LOB leaders who understand the business.  Make sure they are also able to recognize AI opportunities.

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Temporal Convolutional Nets (TCNs) Take Over from RNNs for NLP Predictions

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 7:29am 1 Comment

Summary: Our starting assumption that sequence problems (language, speech, and others) are the natural domain of RNNs is being challenged.  Temporal Convolutional Nets (TCNs) which are our workhorse CNNs with a few new features are outperforming RNNs on major applications today.  Looks like RNNs may well be history.

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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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