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William Vorhies's Blog – May 2017 Archive (5)

Quantum Computing and Deep Learning. How Soon? How Fast?

Summary:  Quantum computing is now a commercial reality.  Here’s the story of the companies that are currently using it in operations and how this will soon disrupt artificial intelligence and deep learning.

 

Like a magician distracting us with one hand while pulling a fast one with the other Quantum computing has crossed over from…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 30, 2017 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Even a Poor Model Can Have a Lot of Value

Summary:  This is a lesson in how it may be possible to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.  1.) A good ROC score does not necessarily mean a good model. 2.) Even a weak model may be good at the top and bottom – consider how you can use that.

 

This is a lesson in how it may be possible to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.  In our world, defeat is ending up with a poor model that doesn’t do what you’d hoped.  This story about a particular project…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 23, 2017 at 5:55am — No Comments

Why R is Bad for You

Summary:  Someone had to say it.  In my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best way to practice it either.  More and more large employers agree.

 

Someone had to say it.  I know this will be controversial and I welcome your comments but in my opinion R is not the best way to learn data science and not the best…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 15, 2017 at 4:30pm — 74 Comments

The Three Ages of AI – Figuring Out Where We Are

Summary:  Just where are we in the Age of AI, where are we going, and what happens when we get there?

 

When things are changing fast, sometimes it’s necessary to take a step back and see where you are.  It’s very easy to get caught up in the excitement over the details.  The individual data science technologies that underlie AI are all moving forward on different paths at different speeds, but all of those speeds are fast.  So before you change careers or…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 9, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Using Algorithms to Detect Fake News – The State of the Art

Summary:  Just how accurate are algorithms at spotting fake news and are we ready to turn them loose to suppress material they don’t find credible.  Here are some considerations and stories about some of the companies trying to build these fact-checkers.

 

 

Which of the following headlines is…

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Added by William Vorhies on May 1, 2017 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

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