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The Achilles’ Heel of AI

March 15th, 2019 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

AI & Big Data Garbage in is garbage out. There’s no saying more true in computer science, and especially is the case with artificial intelligence. Machine learning algorithms are very dependent on accurate, clean, and well-labeled training data to learn from so that they can produce accurate results. If you train your machine learning models […]



No, Data is not the new oil

March 4th, 2019 at 12:52 pm » Comments Off

“Data is the new oil” is one of those deceptively simple mantras for the modern world. Whether in The New York Times, The Economist, or WIRED, the wildcatting nature of oil exploration, plus the extractive exploitation of a trapped asset, seems like an apt metaphor for the boom in monetized data. Antonio García Martínez (@antoniogm) […]



Pew: 74% of users don’t know Facebook records their ad preferences

January 24th, 2019 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

Facebook has been in the news quite a bit for its ad targeting over the past year, most notably with reports that the now-defunct Cambridge Analytica used improperly obtained data to develop “personality” profiles on U.S. voters and target ads toward them during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But many users are still unaware what […]



9 AI trends on our radar

January 23rd, 2019 at 12:37 pm » Comments Off

  How new developments in automation, machine deception, hardware, and more will shape AI. Here are key AI trends business leaders and practitioners should watch in the months ahead. We will start to see technologies enable partial automation of a variety of tasks. Automation occurs in stages. While full automation might still be a ways […]



Microsoft and Kroger to create data-driven connected grocery stores

January 17th, 2019 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

  Microsoft and Kroger are taking a leaf out of Amazon’s book by building futuristic “connected” grocery stores. As part of a pilot project, Kroger, the largest supermarket in the U.S. by revenue, and Microsoft have transformed two retail stores, one near each of their respective headquarters — in Monroe, Ohio and Redmond, Washington — […]



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