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William Vorhies's Blog – February 2016 Archive (5)

Artificial General Intelligence – The Holy Grail of AI

Summary: Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) is the long sought after ‘brain’ that brings together all the branches of AI into a general purpose platform that can perform with human level intelligence in a broad variety of tasks.  Will it free us or replace us?  It’s closer than you think.

Can you see the forest for the trees?  That’s…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 23, 2016 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Why the Biggest Online Retailers are Opening Bricks & Mortar Stores - Infographic

Guest infographic from Patrick Thuot

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Added by William Vorhies on February 17, 2016 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

Data Scientist –Still the Best Job in America

Summary:  It’s official, Data Scientist is the number 1 best job in America.

It’s official, Data Scientist is the number 1 best job in America.  Glassdoor, the site that rates employers and gives job seekers the inside scoop on what to expect just published its 2016 results and Data Scientist is number one.

We got a job score of 4.7…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 16, 2016 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

Data is Not the Enemy of Intuition

Summary: There is a common misconception that data is the enemy of intuition.  It’s true that sometimes our clients are misled by their preconceived notions.  But all the same, there are two practical lessons here, one about being effective in explaining data science to our clients, and another about methodology. 

 

There is a…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 10, 2016 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Are You Stuck in Analytics 2.0?



Summary:
 It’s time to start thinking about whether our analytic tools and techniques are up to what it takes to move on to Analytics 3.0.

 

In 2013 Thomas Davenport proposed that analytic leaders are leaving…

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Added by William Vorhies on February 3, 2016 at 3:33pm — 4 Comments

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