Decision as a Service (DaaS) by Trisotech

Denis Gagné presented the latest version of Trisotech DMN Modeler at bpmNEXT-2018 as a complete modeling environment for DMN including execution, testing, searching, deployment as a decision service, collaboration, and more. It includes a Centralized Dictionary that is actually an ontology. Watch

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ACTICO Modeler 8 with full DMN support

With the jump to version 8, ACTICO’s Decision Management Suite provides full support for the DMN standard on conformance level 3.  Continue reading

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DMN Cookbook

Bruce Silver and Edson Tirelli just published a new DMN book available from Amazon. You may download (for free) many Decision Models described in the book and import/modify/execute them using Trisotech DMN Modeler.

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Say Something to Books…

With Talk to Books, Google Research provides an entirely new way to explore books. You make a statement or ask a question, and the tool finds sentences in books that respond, with no dependence on keyword matching. In a sense you are talking to the books, getting responses which can help you determine if you’re interested in reading them or not.  Would we be able to similarly talk to decision models? Continue reading

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Does Real-World Decision Management Need Inference?

ReasonOrNotA set of recent articles by Paul Haley again brings attention to this important question. Paul insists that “It’s time to trade rule technology dating back to the 80’s for state of the art AI” and points that “BRMS are incapable of the functionality people naturally expect (e.g., robust inference)“. James Taylor insists that “People don’t expect robust inference, experts do 🙂 DMN coordinates business rules/tabular decision logic, predictive analytics, AI… and it seems to be working for 100% of problems“. Jacob Feldman wrote about importance of the integration of decision management and semantic reasoning. Continue reading

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Yann LeCun: What’s still Missing is Reasoning

This paper describes what Yann LeCun, Director of AI Research at Facebook, said about “power and the limits of deep learning.” LeCun talked about three types of learning as being like parts of a cake: reinforcement learning is the cherry on top, supervised learning the icing, and predictive learning is the main part of the cake. While the current wave of AI has focused on deep learning, what’s to come is “perception,” with the biggest examples being applications such as medical imaging and self-driving cars. Though perception “really works,” what’s still missing is reasoning. Read more

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Digital Ads Spending Surpassed TV

According to wiseGEEK, in 2017, for the first time ever, global spending on digital advertisements surpassed spending on television ads. It took a while for advertisers to embrace the promise of digital media, but a milestone was reached in 2017. That’s when advertisers spent more on digital ads than on traditional TV marketing. Digital ad spending totaled $209 billion USD worldwide in 2017, or 41 percent of the market, compared to $178 billion USD spent on TV. And estimates show that the gap is expected to get even larger.

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