Tag Archives: artificial intelligence

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 »