Walid Saba pointed to the article “Machine learning leads mathematicians to unsolvable problem” that states that a simple artificial-intelligence problem puts researchers up against a logical paradox discovered by Kurt Gödel. “The undecidability in the latest results points to what Gödel found to be an intrinsic incompleteness in any mathematical language. The findings will probably be important for the theory of machine learning, although it’s not clear if it will have much impact on the practice”. Link

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AI’s Premier Award 2020 goes to Gene Freuder

The premier AI award, the IJCAI Research Excellence Award, this year goes to Professor Eugene C. Freuder. It is Gene Freuder who said: “We are in the business of helping computers help people make better decisions.” In 1997 in his famous paper “In Pursuit of the Holy Grail” he defined the Holy Grail of computer science: the user simply states the problem and the computer solves it.  In 2017 Gene was our presenter at DecisionCAMPLink

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An “Embarrassing” Challenge for ML/DL experts

Walid Saba published “An Embarrassing Challenge“. He states that it would be no problem for a 4-year old to point to the teacher and to the mother on these pictures:

But can an ML/DL algorithm recognize who is who? Link

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Adding human reviews to machine learning applications

On April 24 Amazon announced the general availability of Augmented Artificial Intelligence (A2I), a fully managed service that makes it easy to add human review to machine learning predictions to improve model and application accuracy by continuously identifying and improving low confidence predictions. With Amazon A2I, developers can add human review to machine learning applications without the need to build or manage expensive and cumbersome systems for human review. Link

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Building Decision Optimization Microservices

A new LinkedIn’s post “Building a complete cloud-based Decision Optimization Service” converts our April-2020 Challenge “Doctor Planning” to a complete decision optimization application called “Worker Scheduler“. It demonstrates that using modern cloud-based architecture and popular open-source tools such as JavaSolver, it is relatively easy to create a user-friendly cloud-based GUI integrated  with a decision optimization microservice deployed as AWS Lambda within a few days. Link

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Build vs. Buy


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Moving decisioning logic from run-time to build-time

Today’s post by Edoardo Vacchi stresses an important trend in the programming landscape: cloud-based applications (microservices) should be small, super-efficient, and quick to start, that brings us back to code generation. “Moving processing out of your run-time and into build-time, is a conceptually simple but extremely effective way to make your applications lighter.” Link Continue reading

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Smart Factory: Optimize Factory Operations

Traditionally, Operational Technology (OT) data has been on-premises, managed using process manufacturing systems, and analyzed with monitoring, trending, and visualization tools. This approach was designed for a very important purpose – real-time process control. However, it has also created challenges, mainly that the data is difficult to access for advanced analytics limiting the insights that can be derived from OT data. Discover new resources from Amazon Web Services (AWS) to help you transform legacy manufacturing plants into Smart Factory. Link

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Speeding up decision-making under COVID-19 pressure

This is the title of today’s article by John Poppelaars: “Due to the lack of trustworthy information, hospitals need to make decisions on bed capacity, staffing, medicine and personal protective gear stock levels under high uncertainty. They need to make decisions with new information coming in all the time, making plans and changing them again as things turn out different than expected. These are all tough decisions and they need to be made fast to update their plans as often as necessary. Decision analytics (also known as ‘operations research’ or ‘prescriptive analytics’) allows them to decide on the best way forward each time new data becomes available, maximizing the care they can provide to both COVID-19 and other patients.” Link


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Challenge Apr-2020: Doctor Planning

This month challenge “Doctor Planning” is a simplified version of a real-life case especially important today as described in this post. Submit your solutions using your favorite Business Rules or Decision Optimization tools. Link

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