Category Archives: Trends

Ron Ross: IT Departments Should be Evacuated

Ron Ross just published a provocative post “IT Departments Should be Evacuated – Agree/Disagree?” In particular, he writes: “The days of traditional departmental IT staff having unfettered access to the financial assets of the corporate budget will end sooner than … Continue reading

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A Short History of Machine Learning

Forbes published “A Short History of Machine Learning“. Here is a quote: “We don’t have autonomous androids struggling with existential crises — yet — but we are getting ever closer to what people tend to call ‘Artificial Intelligence’” “Machine Learning … Continue reading

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They are not doing “cognitive computing” no matter how many times they say they are

Dr. Roger Schank published “The Fraudulent Claims Made by IBM About Watson and AI“.  Here are a few quotes: “I invented a field called Case Based Reasoning in the 80’s which was meant to enable computers to compare new situations to … Continue reading

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Nuts and Bolts of Deep Learning

Deep Learning has been the core topic in the Machine Learning community the last couple of years. You may read “The major advancements in Deep Learning in 2016” to go through the advancements contributed the most (or have the potential) … Continue reading

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Will This AI Boom Also Bust?

On Nov 28 Robin Hanson tweeted: “Good CS expert says: Most firms that think they want advanced AI/ML really just need linear regression on cleaned-up data” and this tweet went viral. Then Robin published more detail article “This AI Boom Will … Continue reading

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Blockchain for Wall Street

A new article “Blockchain Pros Debate ‘Looming Challenges’ for Smart Contracts” talks about Wall Street insiders and blockchain innovators who are trying to sort through when a smart contract is a bad idea, when it’s a good idea and what stands in … Continue reading

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Common Decision-Making Mistakes

Eric McNulty just published an interesting paper “Improve the quality of your leadership decisions” in which he explains how decision science can help you get better at decision-making. Here is an example of common decision-making mistakes: “One of the most frequent … Continue reading

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