Lex Fridman: Escaping the Local Optimum of Low Expectation

Many of well-known experts in the knowledge representation, decision management, machine learning, and AI in general are interested to know what is in the mind of the next generation of AI researchers. Lex Fridman is a young but already well-known researcher in human-centered AI, autonomous vehicles, and deep learning whom many of us like to listen and to learn from.  His latest revelations can be found in this video.

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DMN 1.3 has been adopted by OMG

Today Falko Menge twitted that DMN 1.3 has been adopted by OMG. The public release will still take a while, but documents are already accessible for OMG members.

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Ecommerce forced adoption

In today’s newsletter Benedict Evans wrote: “Amazon is hiring 100k more people to handle demand and Instacart is adding 300k (!). I keep wondering how much of this forced adoption will stick once we get back to normal – some things that were inevitable will be accelerated, but there is also now a mass experiment for lots of other fields. Where physical retail is acting as a logistics endpoint, converting it to delivery is mostly a unit economics question (and that will vary by product), but a lot of retail is about more than that – service, discovery, curation, or just leisure. So, how much of that gets converted to Instagram? Does the D2C bubble re-inflate? Links:  AmazonInstacart

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DecisionCAMP is Back on Track: 100% Virtual and 100% Free

DecisionCAMP-2020 will be 100% virtual and 100% free! We will keep the same dates: June 29-July 1. As you don’t have to travel anymore, consider to submit an abstract of your remote presentation – the submission deadline has been extended until April 24.

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Learn DMN in 15 minutes with Kogito

DMN is already simple and easy to understand at first glance. However, new adopters generally want to check a quick overview and learn about the most important parts, before jumping on a more in-depth journey. Drools team just announced the learn-dmn-in-15-minutes.com course for new DMN users.

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Free COVID-19 apps from BPM vendors

Sandy Kemsley wrote: “I’m aware of a few companies in our industry who are offering free apps — some just to customers, some to everyone — that can help to fight COVID-19 in different ways.” Link

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Happy Pi Day!

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day. Pi Day has been observed in many ways, including eating piethrowing pies and discussing the significance of the number π. Link

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