Category Archives: Business Analytics

A Practical Guide to Machine Learning

Rob Thomas and Jean-François Puget published “A Practical Guide to Machine Learning: Understand, Differentiate, and Apply“. Along with typical Machine Learning traps, it provides practical advises, e.g.: 1) “Move application development from programming to training: instead of writing new code, the … Continue reading

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Two Frustrations With the Data Science Industry

On May 13, 2017 Nathan Brixius described his frustrations with data science industry (such as overclassification and overreliance on credentials) starting with this rant: “I don’t give a shit if you call yourself a data scientist, an analyst, a machine learning practitioner, … Continue reading

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Interpreting Machine Learning

“You’ve probably heard by now that machine learning algorithms can use big data to predict whether a donor will give to a charity, whether an infant in a NICU will develop sepsis, whether a customer will respond to an ad, … Continue reading

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Transforming “Dark Data” into Data-Driven Insights

A new paper, written by Tho Nguyen of Teradata and James Taylor of Decision Management Solutions, examines “Dark Data” that includes sensor and streaming data, image data, audio and video data, as well as semi-structured data (e.g., log files, survey data, notes or presentations, email correspondence, … 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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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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