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Will all that data in the hands of Google or Facebook lead to a good result or bad?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mab Alam May 28, 2018. 2 Replies

Two years ago Google X, the moonshot lab within Google prepared a speculative 9 minute video for in-house consumption called "The Selfish Ledger".  Recently the video was leaked and found its way…Continue

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Surprise – Model Improvements Don’t Always Drive Business Impact

Summary:  Data Scientists from Booking.com share many lessons learned in the process of constantly improving their sophisticated ML models.  Not the least of which is that improving your models doesn’t always lead to improving business outcomes. The adoption of AI/ML in business is at an inflection point.  Recent adopters are still building teams and trying to plan…See More
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Causality – The Next Most Important Thing in AI/ML

Summary:  Finally there are tools that let us transcend ‘correlation is not causation’ and identify true causal factors and their relative strengths in our models.  This is what prescriptive analytics was meant to be. Just when I thought we’d figured it all out, something comes along to make me realize I was wrong.  And that something in AI/ML is as simple as realizing…See More
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Complete Hands-Off Automated Machine Learning

Summary:  Here’ a proposal for real ‘zero touch’, ‘set-em-and-forget-em’ machine learning from the researchers at Amazon.  If you have an environment as fast changing as e-retail and a huge number of models matching buyers and products you could achieve real cost savings and revenue increases by making the refresh cycle faster and more accurate with automation.  This capability likely will be coming soon to your favorite AML platform. …See More
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Is Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Really AI?

Summary:  Based on a McKinsey study we reported that 47% of companies had at least one AI/ML implementation in place.  Looking back at the data and the dominance of RPA as the most widely reported instance makes us think that the number is probably significantly lower. We’ve been trying to get a handle on…See More
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We See in 3D – So Should Our CNN Models

Summary:  Autonomous vehicles (AUVs) and many other systems that need to accurately perceive the world around them will be much better off when image classification moves from 2D to 3D.  Here we examine the two leading approaches to 3D classification, Point Clouds and Voxel Grids. One of the well-known problems in CNN image classification is that because the CNN…See More
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Editorial Director for DataScienceCentral. President and Chief Data Scientist at Data-Magnum, providing predictive analytics and big data infrastructure projects as a service. Bill has been an active commercial predictive modeler since 2001.
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Surprise – Model Improvements Don’t Always Drive Business Impact

Posted on October 14, 2019 at 9:28am 0 Comments

Summary:  Data Scientists from Booking.com share many lessons learned in the process of constantly improving their sophisticated ML models.  Not the least of which is that improving your models doesn’t always lead to improving business outcomes.

 

The adoption of AI/ML in business is at an inflection point. …

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Complete Hands-Off Automated Machine Learning

Posted on October 7, 2019 at 7:28am 0 Comments

Summary:  Here’ a proposal for real ‘zero touch’, ‘set-em-and-forget-em’ machine learning from the researchers at Amazon.  If you have an environment as fast changing as e-retail and a huge number of models matching buyers and products you could achieve real cost savings and revenue increases by making the refresh cycle faster and more accurate with automation.  This capability likely will be coming soon to your favorite AML platform.

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We See in 3D – So Should Our CNN Models

Posted on September 23, 2019 at 2:24pm 0 Comments

Summary:  Autonomous vehicles (AUVs) and many other systems that need to accurately perceive the world around them will be much better off when image classification moves from 2D to 3D.  Here we examine the two leading approaches to 3D classification, Point Clouds and Voxel Grids.

 

One of the well-known…

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NLP Picks Bestsellers – A Lesson in Using NLP for Hidden Feature Extraction

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 7:35am 0 Comments

Summary:  99% of our application of NLP has to do with chatbots or translation.  This is a very interesting story about expanding the bounds of NLP and feature creation to predict bestselling novels.  The authors created over 20,000 NLP features, about 2,700 of which proved to be predictive with a 90% accuracy rate in predicting NYT bestsellers.

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At 9:08pm on July 27, 2015, Ziauddin Syed said…

Dear William,

Congratulation to you on your promotion to Editorial Director for the Data Science Central Network (DSC). 

Regards,

Zia

 
 
 

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