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

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

Posted on November 12, 2019 at 4:07pm 0 Comments

Summary:  Booze 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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Surprise – Model Improvements Don’t Always Drive Business Impact

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 9:28am 1 Comment

Summary:  Data Scientists from Booking.com share many lessons learned in the process of constantly improving their sophisticated ML models.  Not the least of which is that improving your models doesn’t always lead to improving business outcomes.

 

The adoption of AI/ML in business is at an inflection point. …

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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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