Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

Building the Machine Learning Infrastructure

June 21, 2017

Making intelligent and accurate predictions is the core objective of machine learning and artificial intelligence applications. To achieve that objective, the machine learning or artificial intelligence application needs clean and well-organized information in a robust ecosystem architecture. Machine Learning (ML) is the process of a computer system making a prediction based on samples of past… Read More »

Data Science Versus Data Engineering

June 6, 2017

In the third instalment of this blog, we told you that “the analytic discovery process has more in common with research and development (R&D) than with software engineering.” But – symmetrically, if confusingly – what comes after the discovery process typically has more in common with software engineering than with R&D. The objective of our… Read More »

Is Automation a Risk to our Job Future?

May 25, 2017

In May 2016, Foxconn reduced its employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 in one of its factories in China, replacing a majority of its human workforce with robots. It was a shocking development and the reverberations were heard across the world as it reinforced scary predictions by futurists, academics, tech titans and economists that automation… Read More »

Discovery, Truth and Utility: Defining ‘Data Science’

May 16, 2017

Gregory Piatetsky-Shapiro knows a thing or two about extracting insight from data. He co-founded the first Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining workshop in 1989 that we briefly discussed in the second installment of this series of blogs. And he has been practicing and instructing pretty much continuously since then. But what is it, exactly, that… Read More »

Machine Networks – Competitive Strength In Numbers

May 11, 2017

Personal experience informs everyday decisions. And the wiser heads among us combat any individual biases that might have influenced their thinking by seasoning judgement with other, more diverse opinions to enable faster, more accurate solutions. The interesting thing is that this kind of collective intelligence is not an exclusively human trait. Machines do it, too.… Read More »

Machine Learning Goes Back to the Future

May 9, 2017

In the first installment of this blog series, we described how the quest for artificial intelligence (AI) gave us the discipline of machine learning – the study of how to enable an intelligent agent to learn from data to improve its performance. But what has any of that got to do with commercial analytics? Learning… Read More »