Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas Challenge at Kaddle

“Santa has exciting news! For 100 days before Christmas, he opened up tours to his workshop. Because demand was so strong, and because Santa wanted to make things as fair as possible, he let each of the 5,000 families that … Continue reading

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New release of MiniZinc

MiniZinc is a free and open-source constraint modeling language. You can use MiniZinc to model constraint satisfaction and optimization problems in a high-level, solver-independent way, taking advantage of a large library of pre-defined constraints. Your model is then compiled into FlatZinc, a solver input language … Continue reading

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DMN 1.3 Approved

The new version 1.3 of the Decision Modeling and Notation (DMN) standard was approved by the OMG AB on Dec. 9, 2019. Apart from numerous corrections and clarifications, it gives us visual grouping, temporal reasoning, and better examples. It should … Continue reading

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Explainability and Interpretability

Explainability of decisions produced by machines is one of the hottest topic these days (see XAI). Explainable AI usually makes decisions using a complicated black box model, and uses a second (posthoc) model created to explain what the first model … Continue reading

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How can we persuade people to trust an algorithm?

On Dec. 4 Andrew Ng listed several important techniques  that can persuade people to trust an algorithm. “Trust isn’t just about convincing others that our solution works. I use techniques like these because I find it at least as important … Continue reading

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Dichotomy between Machine Learning and Business Rules

Prof. Hafedh Mili published an article “On the fallacy of the dichotomy between analytics/machine learning, and business rules“. The main points are: We have been there before Business rules rely on analytics If you need to explain your decisions to someone, you need business rules … Continue reading

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