Summary: Whether trying to predict the life outcomes of disadvantaged kids or to model where ventilators will be most needed, a little humility is in order. As this study shows, the best data and the broadest teams failed at critical predictions. Getting the model wrong, or more importantly using it in the wrong way can hurt all of us.
Added by William Vorhies on April 6, 2020 at 2:56pm — No Comments
Summary: An interesting documentary about the earliest days of AI/ML and my alternate take on how we should really be describing the development of our profession to the newly initiated.
Summary: Since COVID-19 is occupying most of our thoughts these days, it seems appropriate to highlight where AI/ML is making a contribution to getting us out of our homes and back to work.
Since COVID-19 is occupying most of our thoughts these days, it seems appropriate to highlight where AI/ML is making a…Continue
Summary: Mid-career switching into data science is difficult. But if you already have substantial data base experience becoming a Data Engineer can be a great career by itself, or even the first stepping stone to becoming a Data Scientist.
Added by William Vorhies on March 16, 2020 at 11:26am — No Comments
Summary: If you’re planning your AI/ML business strategy watch out for the confusion in categories and overly risky ratings given by some research and review sources. Read the research, then consult with your own data scientists for a better evaluation of risk. It’s likely not as bad as you think.Continue
Added by William Vorhies on March 2, 2020 at 12:42pm — No Comments
Summary: How to measure the degree and value of AI adoption among companies or even countries is hard. Here’s a beginning proposal on how to get started.
We talk a great deal about whether there are enough data scientists to go around, whether our advancements in AI techniques are better than others, if…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on February 25, 2020 at 10:07am — No Comments
Summary: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms is just out the big news is how much more capable all the platforms have become. Of course there are also some interesting winner and loser stories.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms is just out for 2020. The really big news is how many excellent choices are now available. In a remarkable move, the whole field of…Continue
Summary: Centaur AI is the best marriage of the machine’s ability to remember, analyze, and detect issues along with the human’s intuition to evaluate or take action on those results. Instead of focusing on AI replacing humans, we should focus on AI in its role of augmenting humans.
Added by William Vorhies on February 11, 2020 at 1:19pm — No Comments
Summary: Can all AI strategies be defined by a few common needs or are the different AI strategy models sufficiently unique that they need to be considered as separate approaches.
Added by William Vorhies on February 3, 2020 at 11:15am — No Comments
Summary: Workforce forecasting and scheduling applications are rapidly upgrading their use of AI. Techniques of time series forecasting ranging from the simple Holt Winters to the complex, DNNs and Multiple Temporal Aggregation are available on some but not all platforms. Increasingly, AI differentiates the usefulness of these apps.
Added by William Vorhies on January 28, 2020 at 2:15pm — No Comments
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.
Added by William Vorhies on January 20, 2020 at 8:26am — No Comments
Summary: Looking at the 12 hottest world-changing segments in the VC-funded world shows that AI will play a key role. Here’s a little more detail.
Summary: The results are in. There is only one demonstrably successful strategy for creating big wins for AI-first companies. We’ll briefly summarize the other contenders that have fallen by the wayside and then lift the curtain on the winner.
Added by William Vorhies on January 7, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments
Summary: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is going to be critical to achieving our AI/ML technology goals but it has several barriers to overcome. While reliability and a reduction in training data may be achievable within a year, the nature of RL as a ‘black box’ solution will bring scrutiny for its lack of transparency.
Added by William Vorhies on December 30, 2019 at 11:18am — No Comments
Summary: For all the hype around winning game play and self-driving cars, traditional Reinforcement Learning (RL) has yet to deliver as a reliable tool for ML applications. Here we explore the main drawbacks as well as an innovative approach to RL that dramatically reduces the training compute requirement and time to train.
Added by William Vorhies on December 23, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments
Summary: There have been several stories over the last several months around the theme that AI is about to hit a wall. That the rapid improvements we’ve experienced and the benefits we’ve accrued can’t continue at the current pace. It’s worth taking a look at these arguments to see if we should be adjusting our plans and expectations.
Summary: A little history lesson about all the different names by which the field of data science has been called, and why, whatever you call it, it’s all the same thing.
Our profession of…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on December 4, 2019 at 3:12pm — No Comments
Summary: Too many solutions. We are at an inflection point where too many vendors are offering too many solutions for moving our AI/ML models to production. The very real risk is duplication of effort, fragmentation of our data science resources, and incurring unintended new technical debt as we bind ourselves to platforms that have hidden assumptions or limitations in how that approach problems.
Added by William Vorhies on November 25, 2019 at 9:44am — No Comments
Summary: AML has been around since at least 2016 but only in the last year have Gartner and Forrester begun to offer their opinions. Here’s where we stand.
Added by William Vorhies on November 18, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Summary: Booz 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.