Monthly Archives: November 2018

Decision Optimization for Dynamic Pricing

FICO posted an interesting article “Fair Pricing with Price Optimisation”. A similar system “Using Machine Learning, Business Rules, and Optimization for Flash Sale Pricing” has been developed by OpenRules.  These examples demonstrate the power and flexibility of Decision Optimization when business rules, … Continue reading

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Decision Intelligence Seminar: February 5, 2019 in Belgium

KU Leuven University, our newest sponsor, is one of the leading European universities with strong research commitment to Business Decision Analytics. On Feb. 5, 2019 it will run the Decision Intelligence Seminar organized by consortium of senior researchers from the … Continue reading

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Progress in Natural Language Processing

In August, researchers from the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a lab based in Seattle, unveiled an English test for computers. It examined whether machines could complete sentences. In October Google researchers unveiled a a new language representation model called Bert. These new language … Continue reading

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Solutions to Nov-2018 Challenge “Vacation Days Advanced”

We’ve already received 3 submissions with solutions to our November challenge “Vacation Days Advanced” using different tools: FICO Blaze Advisor, OpenRules, and DT5GL . Contrary to the 2016 challenge “Vacation Days”, this one doesn’t have inter-rules relationships like “apply this rule only … Continue reading

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The end of the beginning

Benedict Evans, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, gave a big annual  presentation on the state of tech – ‘the end of the beginning’ at a16z’s annual tech conference on Nov. 16, 2018. “Close to three quarters of all the adults on earth now have … Continue reading

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Small Companies Adopt Business Intelligence and Analytics Twice Faster than Large Organizations

This article discusses “What will the future of business analytics look like?” It states: the future of business analytics is small business! 1 out of 3 small business leaders believe business intelligence (BI) and analytics will have a significant impact on their small … Continue reading

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Intelligent Chatboats for Commercial Interactions

The NY Times Magazine published an article called “INTELLIGENT CHATBOTS COULD AUTOMATE AWAY NEARLY ALL OF OUR COMMERCIAL INTERACTIONS”. Andrew NG tweeted today: “Great article about how chatbots like HiWoebot will be one of the most important applications of NLP. … Continue reading

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