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William Vorhies's Blog Posts Tagged 'ai' (21)

Just How Much Do You Trust Your AI?

Summary:  Just how much should you trust your AI systems?  Best practice points to constant review, strong governance, and the willingness to override results that seem illogical.

 

Just how much do you trust your AI?  This is not intended to be the skeptical consumer view about bias or black box outcomes. …

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Added by William Vorhies on January 20, 2020 at 8:26am — No Comments

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…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 10, 2018 at 10:07am — 1 Comment

Comparing AI Strategies – Vertical vs. Horizontal

Summary:  Getting an AI startup to scale for an IPO is currently elusive.  Several different strategies are being discussed around the industry and here we talk about the horizontal strategy and the increasingly favored vertical strategy.

 

Looks like there’s a problem brewing in AI startup land.  While AI is most certainly…

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Added by William Vorhies on July 17, 2018 at 7:00am — No Comments

Robots Behaving Badly

 

Not quite ready for world domination! 'Suicidal' security robot drowns itself in a fountain

Alas, it seems we've got a few more years before the robots take over.

A security robot created by the company Knightscope was patrolling an office complex in Washington D.C. when it rolled into a fountain…

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Added by William Vorhies on June 6, 2018 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

AI Strategies – Incremental and Fundamental Improvements

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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Added by William Vorhies on May 8, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments

Make Your Chatbot Smarter by Talking to It

Summary:  A major problem with chatbots is that they can only provide information from what’s in their knowledge base.  Here’s a new approach that makes your chatbot smarter with every question it can’t answer, making it a self-learning lifelong learner.

 

If you’ve been keeping up with the…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 5, 2018 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

Off the Beaten Path - HTM-based Strong AI Beats RNNs and CNNs at Prediction and Anomaly Detection

Summary: This is the second in our “Off the Beaten Path” series looking at innovators in machine learning who have elected strategies and methods outside of the mainstream.  In this article we look at Numenta’s unique approach to scalar prediction and anomaly detection based on their own brain research.

 

Numenta, the…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 20, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments

What Exactly is Artificial Intelligence and Why is it Driving me Crazy

Summary:  Advanced analytic platform developers, cloud providers, and the popular press are promoting the idea that everything we do in data science is AI.  That may be good for messaging but it’s misleading to the folks who are asking us for AI solutions and makes our life all the more difficult.

 

Arrgh!  Houston we have…

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Added by William Vorhies on January 23, 2018 at 8:55am — 8 Comments

Your AI Shrink Will See You Now

Summary:  Where do we look to see the most advanced chatbots and the most complete application of AI?  Chatbots designed as ‘artificially intelligent psychological counseling chatbots’, ‘therapeutic assistants’ for short.

 

Perhaps a better title for this would be “how far have we come?”  About two months ago…

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Added by William Vorhies on January 9, 2018 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

6 Predictions about Data Science, Machine Learning, and AI for 2018

Summary:  Here are our 6 predictions for data science, machine learning, and AI for 2018.  Some are fast track and potentially disruptive, some take the hype off over blown claims and set realistic expectations for the coming year.

 

It’s that time of year again when we do a look back in order to offer a look forward.  What…

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Added by William Vorhies on December 12, 2017 at 9:29am — 6 Comments

The Three Way Race to the Future of AI. Quantum vs. Neuromorphic vs. High Performance Computing

Summary:  There’s a three way technology race to bring faster, easier, cheaper, and smarter AI.  High Performance Computing is available today but so are new commercial versions of actual Quantum computers and Neuromorphic Spiking Neural Nets.  These two new entrants are going to revolutionize AI and deep learning starting now.

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Added by William Vorhies on November 14, 2017 at 8:07am — 4 Comments

Regulating AI – The Road Ahead

Summary:  With only slight tongue in cheek about the road ahead we report on the just passed House of Representative’s new “Federal Automated Vehicle Policy” as well as similar policy just emerging in Germany.  As a model of regulation on emerging AI technology we think they got this just about right.

 

Just today (9/6/17) the US…

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Added by William Vorhies on September 12, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments

Quantum Computing, Deep Learning, and Artificial Intelligence

Summary:  Quantum computing is already being used in deep learning and promises dramatic reductions in processing time and resource utilization to train even the most complex models.  Here are a few things you need to know.

 

So far in this series of articles on Quantum computing we showed that…

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Added by William Vorhies on June 13, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments

The Three Ages of AI – Figuring Out Where We Are

Summary:  Just where are we in the Age of AI, where are we going, and what happens when we get there?

 

When things are changing fast, sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and see where you are.  It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement over the details.  The individual data science technologies that underlie AI are all moving forward on different paths at different speeds, but all of those speeds are fast.  So before you change careers or…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 9, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

There’s Nothing Like a Huge Public Failure to Boost Interest in AI

Summary:  We are swept up by the rapid advances in AI and deep learning, and tend to laugh off AI’s failures as good fodder for YouTube videos.  But those failures are starting to add up.  It’s time to take a hard look at the weaknesses in AI and where that’s leading us.

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Added by William Vorhies on April 18, 2017 at 8:04am — No Comments

A Robot Took My Job – Was It a Robot or AI?

Summary:  The argument in the popular press about robots taking our jobs fails in the most fundamental way to differentiate between robots and AI.  Here we try to identify how each contributes to job loss and what the future of AI Enhanced Robots means for employment. 

There’s been a lot of contradictory opinion in the press…

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Added by William Vorhies on April 10, 2017 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

How to Put AI to Work

Summary:  Whether you are a startup person or data science-minded executive in a larger organization what logic can you apply to spot the most compelling opportunities for AI in your organization.

 

In 2014 Kevin Kelly, founder of Wired magazine and prolific futurist famously said, “The business plans of the next 10,000 startups are…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 12, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Data Science Behind AI

Summary:  For those of you traditional data scientist who are interested in AI but still haven’t given it a deep dive, here’s a high level overview of the data science technologies that combine into what the popular press calls artificial intelligence (AI).

 

We and others have written quite a bit about the various types of data science…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 7, 2017 at 7:02am — No Comments

A Primer in Adversarial Machine Learning – The Next Advance in AI

Summary:  What comes next after Deep Learning?  How do we get to Artificial General Intelligence?  Adversarial Machine Learning is an emerging space that points to that direction and shows that AGI is closer than we think.

Deep Learning, Convolutional Neural Nets (CNNs) have given us dramatic improvements in image, speech, and text recognition over the last two years.  They suffer from the flaw however that…

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Added by William Vorhies on September 27, 2016 at 10:25am — 3 Comments

Reinforcement Learning and AI

Summary:  At the core of modern AI, particularly robotics, and sequential tasks is Reinforcement Learning.  Although RL has been around for many years it has become the third leg of the Machine Learning stool and increasingly important for Data Scientist to know when and how to implement.

 

If you poled a group of data scientist just a few years back about how many machine learning problem types there are you would almost certainly have gotten a…

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Added by William Vorhies on September 13, 2016 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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