How Businesses Can Use AI to Automate Predictive Modeling
In business, the value of being able to accurately predict outcomes – asset failures, market fluctuations, or customer churn, for example – can scarcely be understated. The growth of data analytics in business in recent years is largely attributable to growing demand for predictive modeling. Today, artificial intelligence is... Read more
The Importance of Explainable AI
AI algorithms can be trained to perform many disparate tasks, but these systems often are opaque and operate in a black box, meaning users don’t always know how decisions are being made. AI-powered systems, frequently using deep learning methods, can be given extraordinarily complex tasks and can make great... Read more
How to invest in AI (with $50 or less)
AI is the big thing in investing right now. The internet abounds with posts about the explosive growth of machine learning and AI, with implicit (or explicit) messages trying to persuade readers to invest in some hot startup or tech. This isn’t another one of those posts. Rather, it’s... Read more
Legislation Limits NYC Drivers, But is Data Science Needed to Fix the Industry?
Taking a cab is now more of an expression than a reality with changing dynamics in the transportation industry; however, recent New York legislation changes take a stand against the decline of driver salary.  On Aug. 14, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into effect a new... Read more
European AI Strategies, Compared
2018 has been a watershed year for artificial intelligence in the policy domain. More than ever, governments around the world seem to be waking up to the economic and strategic implications of rapid advancement in machine learning and AI. The first few months of the year saw dozens of... Read more
Alex Detmering of Basis Technology on The Honest Guide to AI for Risk
Financial institutions, historically, have had enough to worry about. With new technology disrupting the industry at an exponential rate, and more variables coming into play constantly, what FIs need is a little something to help sort through the mass amounts of data. Enter Basis Technology – a company whose... Read more
Data Scientist Jobs Increase But Data Science Skills Demand Skyrockets
Data scientists are in demand for employers, and job postings for this high-skilled and well-paid position continue to grow quickly; however, data-centered skills saw greater growth. In 2016, data science skills in postings grew by 40 percent and demand for data visualization skills grew by 31 percent, according to... Read more
AI: A Force for Good or Bad?
This week, Elon Musk praised the work of OpenAI after a team of five neural networks had defeated five humans, who ranked in the top 99.95 percentile of players worldwide, in the popular game Dota 2. The five bots had learned the game by playing against itself at a... Read more
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, connects data to human behavior for economic empowerment
Marsal Gavaldà, PhD, heads the machine learning team for the commerce platform at Square, a financial services company that helps facilitate transactions for millions of business owners. Working out of Square’s Atlanta office, Gavaldà pursues automated solutions to a variety of internal operations that revolve around the company’s ethos... Read more
Data privacy regulation is coming to California. Here’s what data scientists should know
In June, California governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, marking the most significant data privacy regulation in the United States to date. The Act, codified as AB 375, won’t come into effect until January 1, 2020. But already, some in the tech... Read more