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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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Thinking about Moving Up to Automated Machine Learning (AML)

Summary: Are you wondering about moving up to Automated Machine Learning (AML)?  Here are some considerations to help guide you. Are you wondering about moving up to Automated Machine Learning (AML)?  Or perhaps you’ve already made the decision but are…See More
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Who Do We Blame When an AI Finally Kills Somebody

Summary:  We’re rapidly approaching the point where AI will be so pervasive that it’s inevitable that someone will be injured or killed.  If you thought this was covered by simple product defect warranties it’s not at all that clear.  Here’s what we need to start thinking about. So far the press…See More
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Privacy and AI - How Much Should We Really Care

Summary:  More data means better models but we may be crossing over a line into what the public can tolerate, both in the types of data collected and our use of it.  The public seems divided.  Targeted advertising is good but the increased invasion of privacy is bad. Headlines are full of alarm.  The public is up in arms.  The internet is stealing their privacy.  Indeed, the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford rates this as the most severe problem we will face over the next 10 years. …See More
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Where’s the Love – Trends in Data Science Career Opportunities

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works salary survey tells us a lot about which industries are using the most data scientists and the difference between higher and lower skilled data scientists.  Salary increases show us whether demand is increasing, and finally we take a shot at determining which skills are most in demand. What a difference a few years can make.  We used to…See More
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Where’s the Love – Trends in Data Science Career Opportunities

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works salary survey tells us a lot about which industries are using the most data scientists and the difference between higher and lower skilled data scientists.  Salary increases show us whether demand is increasing, and finally we take a shot at determining which skills are most in demand. What a difference a few years can make.  We used to…See More
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The Two (Conflicting) Definitions of AI

Summary:  There are two definitions currently in use for AI, the popular definition and the data science definition and they conflict in fundamental ways.  If you’re going to explain or recommend AI to a non-data scientist, it’s important to understand the difference. For a profession as concerned with accuracy as we are, we do a really poor job at naming things, or at least being consistent in the naming.  “Big Data” – totally misleading (since it incorporates velocity and variety in addition…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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Thinking about Moving Up to Automated Machine Learning (AML)

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Summary: Are you wondering about moving up to Automated Machine Learning (AML)?  Here are some considerations to help guide you.

 

Are you wondering about moving up to Automated Machine…

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Privacy and AI - How Much Should We Really Care

Posted on July 8, 2019 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Summary:  More data means better models but we may be crossing over a line into what the public can tolerate, both in the types of data collected and our use of it.  The public seems divided.  Targeted advertising is good but the increased invasion of privacy is bad.

 

Headlines are full of alarm.  The public is up in arms.  The internet is stealing their privacy.  Indeed, the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford rates this as the most…

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Where’s the Love – Trends in Data Science Career Opportunities

Posted on July 1, 2019 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Summary:  The annual Burtch Works salary survey tells us a lot about which industries are using the most data scientists and the difference between higher and lower skilled data scientists.  Salary increases show us whether demand is increasing, and finally we take a shot at determining which skills are most in demand.

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What Business Really Wants from AI – The Future of AI Platforms

Posted on June 24, 2019 at 8:00am 1 Comment

Summary:  Business doesn’t want AI.  Business wants results.  While we were focused inward on our Advanced Analytic Platforms, smart competitors were rolling up AI/ML with other capabilities into “Intelligent Automation” platforms.  This large scale integration of capabilities of which AI/ML is only a part looks a lot like the development of ERPs in the late 90s.

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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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