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William Vorhies's Blog – March 2017 Archive (4)

SLAM! The Sound of Autonomous Vehicles Colliding

Summary:  Autonomous Vehicles (AVs) are supposed to be just around the corner but the anecdotal evidence is that their claims to safety are way out ahead of reality.  The solution may be in a shared segment of on-board telematics, part of the SLAM group (simultaneous localization and mapping) and sharing some of that data car-to-car.

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Added by William Vorhies on March 28, 2017 at 8:54am — 1 Comment

Goodbye Age of Hadoop – Hello Cambrian Explosion of Deep Learning

Summary:  Some observations about new major trends and directions in data science drawn from the Strata+Hadoop conference in San Jose last week.

 

I’m fresh off my annual field trip to the Strata+Hadoop conference in San Jose last week.  This is always exciting, enervating, and exhausting but it remains the single best place to pick up on…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 20, 2017 at 4:48pm — No Comments

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

IBM Watson Does Your Taxes: Question Answering Machine versus Expert System

Summary:  IBM’s Watson now to do your taxes at H&R Block?  This is a good opportunity to explore the differences between Question Answering Machines (Watson) and Expert Systems.

 

If you were paying attention during the Super Bowl you saw something unprecedented, an advertisement aimed at data scientists.  OK, well almost.  It was the…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 7, 2017 at 9:19am — No Comments

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