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What to Tell Your Board About AI/ML

Summary:  Communicating with your Board of Directors about AI/ML is different from conversations with top operating executive.  It’s increasingly likely your Board will want to know more and planning that communication in advance will make your presentation more successful.

 

As AI/ML becomes increasingly…

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Added by William Vorhies on April 29, 2019 at 9:35am — No Comments

How To Mimic Evolution For Machine Learning Tasks

Experiments

In his book, The Master Algorithm, Pedro Domingos imagines the following experiments:  

Take a building, extremely wellbuilt for two purposes: Nothing can enter and most importantly nothing can…

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Added by Paul Pinard on April 16, 2019 at 6:00am — No Comments

5 Dimensions to Consider for Governments Turning to AI

Artificial Intelligence might not be the newest entrant in smart technology but, its redefined usage is. It has recently gained mass popularity. Now, it is being accepted across many industries. With the general public embracing AI, government agencies are also considering this fantastic technology. AI can imitate human's decision-making skills. Thus, it has the potential to improve the decision-making ability of various applications. The AI engine is useful for multiple applications such…

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Added by Amit Dua on April 15, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Most Popular Content on DSC

We have been in existence for over 10 years now, with content in many different places, lists, categories, and databases. This is an attempt to put everything together in one place, and help our readers (re-)discover some great articles and resources that were lost on the Internet over the years, but still sit on our web servers. We are making them come back to life. We are in the process of organizing it in a way that is user-friendly.  Some of the resources below are very recent, and some…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 3, 2019 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Long-range Correlations in Time Series: Modeling, Testing, Case Study

We investigate a large class of auto-correlated, stationary time series, proposing a new statistical test to measure departure from the base model, known as Brownian motion. We also discuss a methodology to deconstruct these time series, in order to identify the root mechanism that generates the observations. The time series studied here can be discrete or continuous in time, they  can have various degrees of smoothness (typically measured using the Hurst exponent) as well as long-range or…

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Added by Vincent Granville on April 1, 2019 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Why BigQuery is The Next Big Thing With Example

BigQuery is Google’s serverless, highly scalable, enterprise data warehouse designed to make all your data analysts productive at an unmatched price-performance. Because there is no infrastructure to manage, you can focus on analyzing data to find meaningful insights using familiar SQL without the need for a database administrator.

Analyze all your data by…

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Added by satyajit maitra on March 22, 2019 at 3:49am — No Comments

Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Really AI?

Summary:  Based on a McKinsey study we reported that 47% of companies had at least one AI/ML implementation in place.  Looking back at the data and the dominance of RPA as the most widely reported instance makes us think that the number is probably significantly lower.

 

We’ve been trying to get a handle on…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 18, 2019 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Training for Context: The Importance of Word2Vec

We’ve all experienced the great data rush as companies push to use analytics to drive business decisions. After all, the proliferation of data and its intelligent analysis can change entire company trajectories. But to make the quintillions of data created each day truly useful, as well as all that has come before, it must be understandable to an artificial intelligence (AI) system.

 

Dealing with numbers is one thing, but human language is…

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Added by Rosaria Silipo on March 18, 2019 at 7:41am — No Comments

Data Science Predictions 2019

Data Science is a combination of data inference, algorithms, and technology that solves complex problems. The core of this technology is data that is initially raw, then is streamlined, and stored in a data warehouse. These vast amounts of data can help generate significant business values.…

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Added by Amit Dua on March 3, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Where and How is AI Actually Being Adopted

Summary:  Adoption of AI/ML by larger companies has more than doubled since last year according to these survey results from McKinsey and Stanford’s Human-Centered AI Institute.  This new data gives us a much better idea of which global regions and which industries are adopting which AI/ML techniques.

 

We know…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 25, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Text Encoding: A Review

The key to perform any text mining operation, such as topic detection or sentiment analysis, is to transform words into numbers, sequences of words into sequences of numbers. Once we have numbers, we are back in the well-known game of data analytics, where machine learning algorithms can help us with classifying and clustering.

We will focus here exactly on that part of the analysis that transforms words…

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Added by Rosaria Silipo on February 11, 2019 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Machine Learning for Transactional Analytics: Customer Life time Value v/s Acquisition Cost

Understanding customer transactional behaviour pays well for any business. With the tsunami of start ups in recent times and the immense money flow in businesses, customers find lucrative offers from companies for acquisition, retention & referrals strategies. Understanding transactional behaviour of a customer has become even more complex with the invent of new business houses everyday. Although, with the rise of powerful machines, one can…

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Added by PS Dhillon on January 28, 2019 at 4:00am — No Comments

Doctors are from Venus, Data Scientists from Mars – or Why AI/ML is Moving so Slowly in Healthcare

Summary: The world of healthcare may look like the most fertile field for AI/ML apps but in practice it’s fraught with barriers.  These range from cultural differences, to the failure of developers to really understand the environment they are trying to enhance, to regulatory and logical Catch 22s that work against adoption.  Part 3 of 3.

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Added by William Vorhies on January 21, 2019 at 7:59am — 2 Comments

The AI/ML Opportunity Landscape in Healthcare. Do It Right or It Will be More of a Mine Field.

Summary:  Despite hundreds of projects and thousands of data scientists devoted to bringing AI/ML to healthcare, adoption remains low and slow.  A good portion of this problem is our own fault for failing to see the processes being disrupted through the eyes of the physician users.  Here we lay out the healthcare opportunity landscape but for data scientists following classical disruption strategies, it may be more of a minefield.  Part 2 of…

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Added by William Vorhies on January 14, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments

Seeing the AI/ML Future in Healthcare Through the Eyes of Physicians. It Doesn’t Look Quite the Way Data Scientists See It.

Summary: If you want to understand the promise of AI/ML in healthcare you need to see it through the eyes of physicians, the ultimate users.  Turns out these folks aren’t the rapid adopters you’d think they’d be and the problem is largely with the way data scientists have tried to implement.  Part 1 of 3.

 

It’s…

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Added by William Vorhies on January 7, 2019 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

The Ultimate R Cheat Sheet - Major Upgrade

The Ultimate R Cheat Sheet simply put makes it easy to learn R. The Ultimate R Cheat Sheet saves you time by providing hyperlinks to the documentation and package-level cheat sheets for the most important packages in R. The latest update doubles its ultimateness by providing a second page that includes Special Topics:

  • Time Series, Forecasting, and Financial…

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Added by Matt Dancho on January 7, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Comparison of the Text Distance Metrics

Measuring the similarity between texts is a common task in many applications. It is useful in classic NLP fields like search, as well as in such far from NLP areas as medicine and genetics. There are many different approaches of how to compare two texts (strings of characters). Each has its own advantages and disadvantages and is good only…

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Added by Igor Bobriakov on January 4, 2019 at 12:30am — No Comments

High Density Region Estimation with KernelML

Data scientists and predictive modelers often use 1-D and 2-D aggregate statistics for exploratory analysis, data cleaning, and feature creation. Higher dimensional aggregations, i.e., 3 dimensional and above, are more difficult to visualize and understand. High density regions are one example of these N-dimensional statistics. High density regions can be useful for summarizing common characteristics across multiple variables. Another use case is to validate a forecast prediction’s…

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Added by Rohan Kotwani on January 3, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

How to Choose Fraud Detection Software: Features, Characteristics, Key Providers

As we make more cashless payments for retail purchases, restaurants, and transportation – not to mention the increase in online shopping – wallets loaded with legal tender may become a thing of the past. According to 2018 research by BigCommerce, software vendor and Square payment processing solution provider, 51 percent of Americans think that online shopping is the best option. Last year, 1.66 billion people worldwide bought goods online. And the…

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Added by Kateryna Lytvynova on December 19, 2018 at 1:00am — No Comments

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