Artificial Intelligence / AI Reading for 07/26/2017

What Is Artificial Intelligence? (IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization) “Let’s contrast this with today’s AI.  The focus is on perception: can we have systems that recognize what is in a picture, what is in a video, what is said in a sound track?  Rapid progress is underway for these…

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Math and Data Science Reading for 09/01/2015

Analyze. Visualize. Optimize. | Stanford Center for Professional Development “Sharpen your skills with online graduate courses and certificates in data science and optimization. Learn how to gather and analyze large amounts of data, and how to use that data to manage risk and make important financial decisions. Connect worldwide to…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/05/2015

NYU to Advance Deep Learning Research with Multi-GPU Cluster “That’s why New York University’s Center for Data Science and NVIDIA are teaming up to develop next-gen deep learning applications and algorithms for large-scale GPU-accelerated systems.” tags: m nyu deep learning research On the evolution of machine learning – O’Reilly Radar…

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Daily Math and Data Science Reading for 05/04/2015

Solving The Hardest Sudoku In Python With DOcloud (IT Best Kept Secret Is Optimization) “The more I use Python, the more I like it. Here is yet another example of why. I looked for Sudoku solvers written in Python and found quite a few. I particularly like the one Peter…

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What I’m Reading on 07/13/2014

IBM News room – 2014-07-07 IBM Research Launches Project “Green Horizon” to Help China Deliver on Ambitious Energy and Environmental Goals – United States “Dubbed “Green Horizon”, the project sets out to leap beyond current global practices in three areas critical to China’s sustainable growth: air quality management, renewable energy…

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For the Love of Big Data: Approach to policy can determine outcomes

Several weeks ago I was on the panel “Privacy and Innovation in the Age of Big Data” at the International Association of Privacy Professionals in Washington, DC USA. My role was to present the attraction and value of data but not to constantly interrupt myself with “but, but, but” for policy…

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My scale of cognitive computing

Last week I hosted a strategy session for my group at IBM Research and I used the following as a scale of how cognitive certain types of computing are: Bob’s Scale of Cognitive Computing Sentient “we can do without the humans” systems Learning, reasoning, inferencing systems Cognitive-enough systems Most analytics…

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What We Do When We Do Analytics Research

In May of 2013 I was asked to contribute an article to ProVISION, an IBM magazine published in Japan for current and potential customers and clients. That piece was translated into Japanese and published at the end of July. Below is the original article I wrote in English describing some…

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Think top-down about Big Data

Don’t think piecemeal about all the data that is becoming available for analysis. Think comprehensively about the right and wrong uses of the data to avoid surprises. “Big Data” is a term broadly used in the IT industry about all the data that is being produced by consumers on the…

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Some questions to ask yourself if you want to be a data scientist

Last October, the Harvard Business Review published an article called “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century.” I could virtually hear the rejoicing in the work hallways of analysts, mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists everywhere. At last, recognition! While it is debatable in this case if the job…

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