Happy Thanksgiving, Decision Management Community!

11/23 is also Fibonacci Day as the digits in the date form a Fibonacci sequence: 1,1,2,3,…

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There is “Deep Misinformation” in AI

DeepMisinformationDeep Learning (DL), the only field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that went viral. However, DL is not synonym of AI! The most advertised AI tools by Google, Facebook etc are mainly or only DL, so the wide public thinks that all the new AI records are (and will be) done with DL only. This is not true. Decision Trees like XGBoost are not making headlines, but silently beat DL at many Kaggle tabular data competitions. The media implied that AlphaGo is DL-only, but it’s a Monte Carlo tree search + DL, an evidence that pure DL was not enough to win. Many reinforcement learning tasks are solved with Neuroevolution’s NEAT, no backpropagation. There is ‘deep misinformation’ in AI. ” Read more

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Automation of Gödel’s Proof of God’s Existence

Two scientists have formalized a theorem regarding the existence of God penned by renowned Austrian mathematician Kurt Gödel. Using an ordinary MacBook computer, they have shown that Gödel’s proof was correct — at least on a mathematical level.” You can read more in this article.
It is interesting that one of them, Prof. Christoph Benzmüller, is the chair of the Luxembourg Logic for AI Summit that will include DecisionCAMP 2018.

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Announcing the Logical Contracts Server

Prof. Bob Kowalski and his colleagues at Imperial College London announced the Logical Contracts Server that incorporates extensions of LPS (Logic Production System) to facilitate deployment of smart contracts. Its website contains a link to a preliminary version, now available for trial. It also contains a short, three minute video, illustrating an application to the paper-rock-scissor game, with an interface to the Ethereum blockchain.

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Radiologist-Level Pneumonia Detection

Stanford ML Group developed an algorithm that can detect pneumonia from chest X-rays at a level exceeding practicing radiologists – read more

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How GDPR Makes the Case for Decision Management

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will revolutionize the way in which most companies with partners or clients resident in the European Union source, verify, secure, use, retain and distribute their data. It gives new rights to EU citizens that are the subjects of this data. GDPR will force medium and large companies to appoint new, independent personnel charged with monitoring data processing, servicing the rights of data subjects and reporting breaches. With a target implementation date in May 2018, many companies are concerned about their ability to meet this regulatory standard.” In his new article Jan Purchase explains how Decision Management will help to support GDPR.

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Quotes from Bjarne Stroustrup

Interesting quotes from Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++:

  • I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone
  • Anybody who comes to you and says he has a perfect language is either naïve or a salesman
  • There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses
  • If you think it’s simple, then you have misunderstood the problem
  • A program that has not been tested does not work. Read more
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