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Senate Intelligence Briefing Features AI and Decision Advantage
This month’s senate intelligence meeting is probably the most important two-hour video you should make time to watch this week, especially if you are interested in the intersection between AI, DI, and national security.  Also some important cautions about Internet of Things (IOT) security. Some important quotes: https://youtu.be/7OVVbrTP18g?t=38m41s Admiral... Read more
Are data warehouses a thing of the past?
With almost everything around us becoming a source of data, it’s proving to be quite a challenge for traditional data warehouses to support such fast changing and high on volume data. So is data warehouse a thing of the past already? A huge collection of data from various sources... Read more
How AI Will Change Corporate Governance
Growing investments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology have transformed many areas in the business world, especially among high-tech and financial organisations. External spending on AI-related projects went up to $12 billion in 2016. Companies looking into AI may focus on the potential for automating low-skill tasks, but they are overlooking... Read more
Health + Tech Perspective : Access to Symptoms > Better Algorithms
  Here’s a dangerous meme that I keep running into: “A doctor’s job is basically to look at symptoms, make a diagnosis, then prescribe treatment. Medicine is just a big decision tree — ripe for optimization and automation.” Of course, it’s mostly my friends in tech saying these things. It’ll come... Read more
Data and the Future of Value
How to value data as an asset istorically, companies have pursued the dollar as a measure of value in the pursuit of shareholder value. Cash flow, profits, and asset values are all about dollars. I think an additional set of measurements can be added to the mix around the value of... Read more
Not only is Machine Learning earning specialists a good salary, but algorithms are being used to make money. It is gaining notoriety for solving just about any problem, dramatically improving technology, breaking barriers, and even worrying some of us. Making money via machine learning tends to revolve around the... Read more
A few months ago, Foursquare achieved an impressive feat by predicting, ahead of official company results, that Chipotle’s Q1 2016 sales would be down nearly 30%. Because it captures geo-location data from both check-ins and visits through its apps, Foursquare was able to extrapolate foot-traffic stats that turned out... Read more
Interview with Remus Lazar, Executive Director at IBM Watson, Moving Models From Experimentation to Production
For large organizations moving data science projects for experimentation to production have always been a challenge.  It requires careful collaboration with both data scientists, technologies and business end users. Once machine learning models are in production it is another challenge to keep them performing well.  Sophisticated workflows now provide... Read more
Delta to Test Facial-Recognition Baggage System
Ever had trouble recognizing your luggage at the airport? Well, soon your luggage will be able to recognize you—in a way—with Delta Air Lines’ self-service bag drop system that uses facial-recognition technology to identify travelers. Delta this summer will install four self-service bag-drop machines at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport at a... Read more
Insurance Companies Will Shape the Future of Cyber Security
For too long, vendors have capitalized on industry fear of breaches to sell confusing products that may or may not provide value. But fanning the flames of cyber hysteria has started to backfire. Companies now consider potential losses from a cyber breach as a cost of doing business. CFOs... Read more