Category Archives: Business Analytics

Intelligent Agent Cocoon in Forrester’s 2018 Predictions

Forrester’s 2018 Predictions examine 13 market dynamics that will have the greatest impact on your business this year and beyond.  “Customer experience (CX) became the centerpiece of business strategy. In 2017 CX quality plateaued. In 2018, 30% of companies will see further … Continue reading

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Custom R charts coming to Excel

This week at the BUILD conference, Microsoft announced that Power BI custom visuals will soon be available as charts with Excel. You’ll be able to choose a range of data within an Excel workbook, and pass those data to one of the … 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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INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, Baltimore Apr 15-17

INFORMS Analytics Conference 2018 will be held on April 15-17 in Baltimore, MD.  It brings together 1,000 leading analytics professionals and industry experts who will hear over 150 talks and perspectives on topics such as Real Time Decision Systems, Managing … Continue reading

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Averaging Risk is Risking the Average

“Regulators must assess risk in many different areas. Banking has been top of mind in the past years, but industries like Pharma and Utilities also had a lot of attention. How a regulator decides to measure and asses risk is … Continue reading

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The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions

On Oct. 6 Rodney Brooks published a paper with this title in the MIT Technology Review. He writes: “A lot of AI researchers and pundits imagine that the world is already digital, and that simply introducing new AI systems will immediately trickle … Continue reading

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Typical Example from Machine Learning Practice

“I was asked to help sell machine learning to a bank. They asked us to have a look at predicting failures of their payment system.  They had previous attempts with various technologies and various consulting companies, but they all failed.  … Continue reading

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