Monthly Archives: April 2018

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 … Continue reading

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Does Real-World Decision Management Need Inference?

A 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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The End of Windows?

The Windows division no longer exists at Microsoft following  the last week’s announcement. “The story of Windows’ decline is relatively straightforward and a classic case of disruption: 1) The Internet dramatically reduced application lock-in; 2) PCs became “good enough”, elongating … Continue reading

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It’s time to trade rule technology for state of the art AI?

Five years ago Paul Haley expressed his frustrations with production rule technology (to which he was one of the major contributors) because of its inability to perform deduction. He wrote that rule vendors should stop “dressing up a procedural  language!” … Continue reading

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