Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

The Sentient Enterprise. Why Another Book on Analytics?

October 17, 2017

There are already so many books about big data on the market. That’s why, when management professor Mohan Sawhney and I decided to write The Sentient Enterprise, it wasn’t to fill more shelf space – it was to fill a void: We wrote our book for the same reason you’d create a road map for… Read More »

Can Big Data Help Reduce India’s Burden of Healthcare Costs?

October 16, 2017

India remains high on the list of medical tourists based on the high quality of healthcare available at comparatively lower costs when compared to the costs in more developed nations. In fact, medical tourism is growing at a compounded rate of over 20% y-o-y leading to a flourishing industry that is expected to touch US$… Read More »

The New Wave of Machine Learning

October 12, 2017

In the last few years, analytics has evolved significantly. We’ve moved from the adoption of big data technology that was all about Hadoop and Spark, to an increased focus on machine learning algorithms, deep learning and artificial intelligence (AI). In the last year alone, I’ve noted a renewed hype around machine learning, which together with the… Read More »

Survey: State of Artificial Intelligence for Enterprises

October 11, 2017

Artificial intelligence will have a profound impact on our lives and work. Soon it will be everywhere, from our homes to our cars to our offices. Many believe it will cause a massive displacement of jobs. Others argue that it will enhance our decision-making and make us smarter. But, what do business executives at some… Read More »

The Tree of Machine Learning Algorithms

October 10, 2017

The Tree of Machine Learning Algorithms is a simplified schema to rationalize the types of learning paradigms used by categories of algorithms. Just as a tree’s branches grow stronger and wider with an expansive network of roots, the machine learning tree is strengthened using a network of data. Data can be structured or unstructured, involve transactions… Read More »

Is that a bully in your sentence?

October 5, 2017

What if your computer knew what you were typing? What if it knew you were bullying someone online? Would you still type those words, aware that your computer knows you are being hurtful? Artificial intelligence is already being used around the world online. Gmail now uses an AI-based programme to suggest responses to emails. The… Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Unstuck: How Competition, Not Bureaucracy, is Moving AI Forward

October 4, 2017

A recent article in The New York Times by Gary Marcus argues AI is an industry lost on the road to progress. He says to reach human-like intelligence, it needs a top-down approach — like the physics community took with CERN to create the Large Hadron Collider — instead of relying on today’s approaches. Marcus… Read More »

Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise: Three Big Predictions from the Pros

October 2, 2017

“Lessons from the Sentient Enterprise” is a series of posts timed around the publication of The Sentient Enterprise, a new book on big data analytics by Oliver Ratzesberger and Mohan Sawhney. Each post in the series highlights a major theme covered in book and at executive workshops being held in conjunction with its upcoming release… Read More »

Could the English language get any more confusing?

September 14, 2017

Did you know that the English language consists of over 200,000 words? Of these 200,000 words, many have the same meaning but different spelling (synonyms). Some words even have the same spelling but different meanings (homographs). Confusing, right? Let’s imagine you were talking to your colleagues about your recent trek to the coast and you… Read More »

Occam’s razor and machine learning

September 12, 2017

In the last instalment of this blog series, we discussed objectives and accuracy in machine learning. And we described two crucial tests for the utility of a machine learning model: The model must be sufficiently accurate and we must be able to deploy the model so that it can produce actionable outputs from the available… Read More »