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William Vorhies's Blog – March 2018 Archive (4)

GDPR and the Paradox of Interpretability

Summary:  GDPR carries many new data and privacy requirements including a “right to explanation”.  On the surface this appears to be similar to US rules for regulated industries.  We examine why this is actually a penalty and not a benefit for the individual and offer some insight into the actual wording of the GDPR regulation which also offers some relief.

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Added by William Vorhies on March 26, 2018 at 2:10pm — 4 Comments

What Comes After Deep Learning

Summary: We’re stuck.  There hasn’t been a major breakthrough in algorithms in the last year.  Here’s a survey of the leading contenders for that next major advancement.

 

We’re stuck.  Or at least we’re plateaued.  Can anyone remember the last time a year went by without a major notable advance in algorithms, chips, or data…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 20, 2018 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

Strata – What a Difference a Year Makes

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

 

I’m just back from my annual field trip to the Strata Data conference in San Jose last week.  Strata is on tour with four more stops before repeating next year.  The New York show is…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 12, 2018 at 4:48pm — 1 Comment

Make Your Chatbot Smarter by Talking to It

Summary:  A major problem with chatbots is that they can only provide information from what’s in their knowledge base.  Here’s a new approach that makes your chatbot smarter with every question it can’t answer, making it a self-learning lifelong learner.

 

If you’ve been keeping up with the…

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Added by William Vorhies on March 5, 2018 at 7:49am — 2 Comments

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