Monthly Archives: January 2016

We Received 19(!) Solutions for the “Vacation Days” Challenge

This month we challenged our community to submit solutions for notorious decision model “Calculate Vacation Days”.  We’ve already received 19 solutions using 9 different products! So, now we all will wait for Prof. Jan Vanthienen to provide his analysis of these solutions and … Continue reading

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Charles Barkley vs. Analytics

Basketball legend Charles Barkley “dealt a death blow to the burgeoning analytics industry” when he called Houston Rockets General Manager “one of those idiots who believes in analytics.” Read more about the difference between human experience (playing sports) and an abstraction … Continue reading

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Marvin Minsky, Pioneer in Artificial Intelligence, Dies at 88

Marvin Minsky, who combined a scientist’s thirst for knowledge with a philosopher’s quest for truth as a pioneering explorer of artificial intelligence, work that helped inspire the creation of the personal computer and the Internet, died on Sunday night in … Continue reading

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Wall Street Investing in AI

A quote from the Goldman Sachs podcast: “We’re really at the very beginnings in the world of recognizing and seeing how you can take AI, artificial intelligence, and really provide business applications around it. That’s an area that we’re also investing … Continue reading

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Vacation Days Challenge

Jan-2016 Challenge “Vacation Days” generates a lot of interest among practitioners and experts. We’ve already received various solutions from 4 sources: OpenRules, DMN/Oracle, Progress Corticon, and Trisotech. You still have time to submit your solution that may become a choice for Prof. … Continue reading

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Join Q&A Forum

We’ve created Q&A Forum  as a Google Discussion Group – see!forum/dmcommunity. All Decision Management practitioners may join the forum and post questions and/or provide answers.

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New Model for Learning by Prof. Vladimir Vapnik

During the last 50 years, a strong machine learning theory has been developed. The common observation is that human students require much less examples for training than a learning machine. Why? Prof. Vladimir Vapnik explains: “that it is because the human students … Continue reading

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Decision Table Modeling with DMN Training

The 3-part online live training class “Decision Table Modeling with DMN” will be taught on Feb 2-4, 2016 by Prof. Jan Vanthienen, a leading decision table expert. Register now to take advantage of a special Pilot Class pricing – 50% off full price.

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It is better to be roughly right than exactly wrong

We always claim to go from Good to Great, but we have to learn to go down from Great to Good. Try to get something in place and running first before you switch on all the whistles and optimizers. Walk … Continue reading

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Predictive Analytics Power and Pitfalls

In the last 5 years predictive analytics demonstrated its power and experts predict that 2016 will be a year of Business Analytics. However, those who use the proper tools for years are well aware of pitfalls of these techniques. While experts … Continue reading

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