One of the things I learned as a researcher, interviewer, and forecaster was that most people who have acquired at least some knowledge of a given emerging technology aren’t looking at the horizon much. They tend to head down, perhaps working on just making the chosen…Continue
Added by Alan Morrison on November 22, 2021 at 7:30pm — No Comments
The other day, I came across a Quora question I just had to answer. This is not unusual for me. It wasn’t that the question itself didn’t deserve an answer. It was that one of the respondents appeared to be as ill-informed as the questioner, thus reinforcing the questioner’s initial impression with a wrong…Continue
Added by Alan Morrison on November 11, 2021 at 4:30pm — No Comments
20 years ago, most CIOs didn’t care much about “data”, but they did care about applications and related process optimization. While apps and processes were where the rubber met the road, data was ephemeral. Data was something staffers ETLed into data warehouses and generated…Continue
Added by Alan Morrison on August 30, 2021 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Marketing, at least in the IT sector, has been replaced by memes. Every so often a Gartner slide deck goes viral, and the next thing anyone knows, pithy and mostly meaningless phrases and sayings are driving Fortune 500 strategies. Execs commit to multi-billion-dollar initiatives to make sure that their companies are perceived as being hip or cool (or,…
Added by Andreas Blumauer on May 21, 2019 at 5:33am — No Comments
We are very pleased to announce DescriptiveStats.OBeu v1.2.1 on CRAN!
DescriptiveStats.OBeu is used on OpenBudgets.eu data mininig tool platform to estimate central tendency and dispersion of numeric variables along with their distributions and correlations and the…
Added by Kleanthis Koupidis on September 30, 2017 at 2:27am — No Comments
Imagine you want to build an application that helps to identify wine and cheese pairings. Who will perform best? Applications solely based on machine learning, those ones which are based on experts' knowledge only, or a combination of both?
Most of the machine learning algorithms were…Continue
It’s possible I haven’t shared my story of being asked whether people can leap over lampposts. The question was posed by a university professor although I don’t recall the exact context. In response, I asked if the people are on this planet. He hissed at me, “Of course they are on this planet!” Some planets have low gravitational fields that make it possible for humans to leap great heights. At the time it didn’t seem like an oratorical question; and so I made an effort to answer it. …Continue
Added by Don Philip Faithful on March 4, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments
Things, not Strings
Entity-centric views on enterprise information and all kinds of data sources provide means to get a more meaningful picture about all sorts of business objects. This method of information processing is as relevant to customers, citizens, or patients as it is to knowledge workers like lawyers, doctors, or researchers. People actually do not search for documents, but rather for facts and other chunks of information to bundle them up to provide answers to…
Added by Andreas Blumauer on September 1, 2016 at 12:00am — No Comments
There are huge numbers of variants of deep architectures as it’s a fast developing field and so it helps to mention other leading algorithms. The list is intended to be comprehensive but not exhaustive since so many algorithms are being developed  ,.
Data Science has made great strides in the last couple of decades and has promise to improve the lives of everyone. Like any technology some may view these developments to be not such a great blessing after all. I felt taking a few moments to reflect on the long-term consequences might be of some value.
I came across this post after a lapse of a season and realized…Continue
Added by Bala R Subramanian on July 31, 2015 at 7:21am — No Comments
“The Purple People” - The conundrum of finding business expertise among Data Scientists.
Over the last several months, as I looked at addressing the business needs across various industries as someone leading a team of Data Scientists, the question of domain expertise invariably cropped up.
Attending one meeting with a Pharmaceutical company, I was posed with the question of, "Have you done work in the areas of Rare Signal detection?" In a similar vein, while…
Added by Somjit Amrit on September 10, 2013 at 10:47pm — No Comments