Monthly Archives: February 2017

Thinking Differently About Thinking Different

Ken Molay posted an article “Thinking Differently About Thinking Different” that starts as follows: “People love pointing to non-conformist geniuses to show the power unleashed when you break away from conventional norms and boldly follow your own vision: Picasso and his cubist painting. … Continue reading

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What Exactly The Heck Are Prescriptive Analytics?

On Feb. 20 Mike Gualtieri from Forrester wrote: “Prescriptive analytics is about using data and analytics to improve decisions and therefore the effectiveness of actions. Isn’t that what all analytics should be about? A hearty “yes” to that because, if analytics does not … Continue reading

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Turn business problems into machine learning algorithms

“To solve any business problem, you must first start with a business question. Some vendors speak too much about “magic.” In their eyes, you combine data, machine learning and cognitive artificial intelligence, and you get magic. That may be true … Continue reading

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How does Magic Square select the correct image?

The spring is around the corner and it’s time for fun. Play with this Magic Square and try to figure out the “business logic” behind its decisions.

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Ron Ross: IT Departments Should be Evacuated

Ron Ross just published a provocative post “IT Departments Should be Evacuated – Agree/Disagree?” In particular, he writes: “The days of traditional departmental IT staff having unfettered access to the financial assets of the corporate budget will end sooner than … Continue reading

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Getting Real About AI in Insurance

Sapiens gathered five of its leading subject matter experts for a quick Q&A to get real about artificial intelligence (AI) in the insurance industry. A quote: “Question. How insurers can prepare for a more “intelligent” future? Answer: The best way for … Continue reading

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A Short History of Machine Learning

Forbes published “A Short History of Machine Learning“. Here is a quote: “We don’t have autonomous androids struggling with existential crises — yet — but we are getting ever closer to what people tend to call ‘Artificial Intelligence’” “Machine Learning … Continue reading

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