Tag Archives: machine learning

Spotting the pretenders in Data Science

Wednesday February 15th, 2017

The term “Data Scientist” is often over-used or even abused in our industry. Just the other morning I was watching TV and a news piece came on talking about the hottest careers in 2017 and data science was top of the list. Of course this is good for those who have been dealing with data for… Read More »

The Rise of AI: Nothing artificial about this intelligence

Thursday January 12th, 2017

Artificial Intelligence has seeped into the lives of everyone with an internet connection. Binge-watching television shows and online shopping carts full of suggested add-ons are commonplace, even though most consumers aren’t aware of what’s powering the recommendations. Algorithms are constantly hard at work, learning in real-time while users are sitting on the couch watching their… Read More »

Machine Learning and the colours of Haute Couture…

Wednesday October 5th, 2016

Machine Learning and Haute Couture may not be what you expect to hear in the same sentence. But can Machine Learning help the creative side of fashion? There are plenty of examples where machine learning is applied within fashion retailing to do predictive stock assortments, trend forecasting and much more, but I was interested in… Read More »

The Big Bang! Where does the Big Data analytics future lie?

Monday September 26th, 2016

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, yet what’s next? Will data keep on growing? What technologies will be created around it? Then again will big data turn into an artefact as fast as the following pattern — cognitive technology? rapid data? Discussing the fate of big data… Read More »

The current state of Predictive Analytics

Monday July 11th, 2016

During last Strata conference in London I had the pleasure to share some thoughts on the current state and the challenges of predictive analytics with Jenn Webb, O’Reilly Radar’s managing editor for Design, Hardware, Data, Business, and Emerging Tech spaces.  We touched on a number of subjects related to Data Science, Machine Learning and their applications:… Read More »

What Social Media Analytics Can Reveal For Your Business

Tuesday December 1st, 2015

It’s hard to remember a time before social media, when keeping in touch with friends required a phone call, email or – for the traditionalists – an actual letter. When random thoughts were distributed to strangers through letters-to-the-editor or bathroom graffiti. A time when understanding what a large fraction of the population thought about a… Read More »

I know what Google really loves me for (and it’s not my brand new leopard-skin pill-box hat)

Wednesday June 16th, 2010

And so to Brussels. I’d be lying if I told you that I got to see much of the city on this trip, but you should have seen my room at the Plaza Hotel! As big as a penthouse flat, sumptuously appointed – and complete with a box of Belgian chocolates and a hand-written welcome… Read More »