Summary: True prescriptive analytics requires the use of real optimization techniques that very few applications actually use. Here’s a refresher on optimization with examples of where and how they’re best used.
Summary: A major pain point is standing in the way of many companies’ ability to maximize the value of their ML/AI initiatives. The competing goals of data flexibility versus single version of the truth can only be solved with an effective data governance strategy.
Added by William Vorhies on February 11, 2019 at 10:15am — No Comments
Summary: The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms is just out and once again there are big changes in the leaderboard. Some major incumbents have fallen and some new challengers have emerged.
The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms is just out and once again there are big changes in the leaderboard. Say what you will about our profession but as a platform developer you…Continue
Summary: Not enough labeled training data is a huge barrier to getting at the equally large benefits that could be had from deep learning applications. Here are five strategies for getting around the data problem including the latest in One Shot Learning.
Summary: The world of healthcare may look like the most fertile field for AI/ML apps but in practice it’s fraught with barriers. These range from cultural differences, to the failure of developers to really understand the environment they are trying to enhance, to regulatory and logical Catch 22s that work against adoption. Part 3 of 3.
Summary: Despite hundreds of projects and thousands of data scientists devoted to bringing AI/ML to healthcare, adoption remains low and slow. A good portion of this problem is our own fault for failing to see the processes being disrupted through the eyes of the physician users. Here we lay out the healthcare opportunity landscape but for data scientists following classical disruption strategies, it may be more of a minefield. Part 2 of…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on January 14, 2019 at 8:00am — No Comments
Summary: If you want to understand the promise of AI/ML in healthcare you need to see it through the eyes of physicians, the ultimate users. Turns out these folks aren’t the rapid adopters you’d think they’d be and the problem is largely with the way data scientists have tried to implement. Part 1 of 3.
Summary: Here are our 5 predictions for data science, machine learning, and AI for 2019. We also take a look back at last year’s predictions to see how we did.
Added by William Vorhies on December 17, 2018 at 8:50am — No Comments
Summary: We’re rapidly approaching the point where AI will be so pervasive that it’s inevitable that someone will be injured or killed. If you thought this was covered by simple product defect warranties it’s not at all that clear. Here’s what we need to start thinking about.
Summary: Sales is supposed to be an area that is more immune to replacement by AI than many others because of the high level of impromptu and improvisational human contact required. That remains true. But AI is showing that it can be a valuable augment to B2B sales and some early adopters are scoring big gains.
Added by William Vorhies on December 4, 2018 at 9:59am — No Comments
Summary: There are two definitions currently in use for AI, the popular definition and the data science definition and they conflict in fundamental ways. If you’re going to explain or recommend AI to a non-data scientist, it’s important to understand the difference.
For a profession as concerned with accuracy as we are, we do a really poor job at naming things, or at least being consistent in the naming. “Big Data” – totally misleading…Continue
Added by William Vorhies on November 27, 2018 at 8:23am — No Comments
Summary: This may be the golden age of deep learning but a lot can be learned by looking at where deep neural nets aren’t working yet. This can be a guide to calming the hype. It can also be a roadmap to future opportunities once these barriers are behind us.
Added by William Vorhies on November 18, 2018 at 11:14am — No Comments
Summary: Looking for your next job in an early stage company but want to make sure your startup has staying power. Follow the expert rankings by CB Insights that also show us the changing trends in how AI startups should be focusing their offerings.
Added by William Vorhies on November 5, 2018 at 4:18pm — No Comments
Summary: Digital Decisioning Platforms is a new segment identified by Forrester that marries Business Process Automation, Business Rules Management, and Advanced Analytics. For platform developers it’s a new way to slice the market. For users it eases integration of predictive models into the production environment.
Added by William Vorhies on October 30, 2018 at 8:30am — No Comments
Summary: Even if you’re not big enough to have a full blown data science group that shouldn’t hold you back from benefiting from AI. The market has evolved so that there are now industry and process specific vertical applications available from 3rd party AI vendors that you can implement. There are just a few things to look out for.
Added by William Vorhies on October 23, 2018 at 7:30am — No Comments
Summary: Advanced analytics and AI are the fourth great lever available to create organic improvement in corporations. We’ll describe why this one is different from the first three and why the CEO needs the direct help of data scientists to make this happen.
If you’re a CEO or any other flavor of top executive leading a…Continue
Summary: We are entering a new phase in the practice of data science, the ‘Code-Free’ era. Like all major changes this one has not sprung fully grown but the movement is now large enough that its momentum is clear. Here’s what you need to know.
Summary: There are several approaches to reducing the cost of training data for AI, one of which is to get it for free. Here are some excellent sources.
Added by William Vorhies on October 2, 2018 at 7:23am — No Comments
Summary: If you’re still writing code to clean and prep your data you're missing big opportunities for efficiency and consistency with modern data prep platforms.
Summary: Purpose Built Analytic Modules (PBAMs) such as those for Fraud Detection represent a fourth way to practice data science, a new model for the good use of Citizen Data Scientists, and a new market for AI-first companies.
Added by William Vorhies on September 18, 2018 at 9:07am — No Comments