Do you need machine learning? Maybe. Maybe Not.

Do you need machine learning? Maybe. Maybe Not.

I’ve recently written about the risks of machine learning (ML), but with this post I wanted to take a step back and talk about ML and general. I want to talk about the ‘why’ of machine learning and whether you and/or your company should be investigating machine learning.  Do you need machine learning?  Maybe. Maybe … Read more Do you need machine learning? Maybe. Maybe Not.

The Data Mining Trap

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In a post titled Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale, I share the idea that data mining can be dangerous by sharing the story of Cornell’s Brian Wansink, who has had multiple papers retracted due to various data mining methods that aren’t quite ethical (or even correct). Recently, Gary Smith over at Wired wrote an article … Read more The Data Mining Trap

This one skill will make you a data science rockstar

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Want to be a data science rockstar? of course you do! Sorry for the clickbait headline, but I wanted to reach as many people as I can with this important piece of information. Want to know what the ‘one skill’ is? It isn’t python or R or Spark or some other new technology or platform.  … Read more This one skill will make you a data science rockstar

Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale

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For those of you that might be new to data, keep this small (but extremely important) thing in mind – beware data mining. What is data mining?  Data mining is the process of discovering information and patterns in data.  Data mining is the first step taken in the Data -> Information -> Knowledge -> Wisdom … Read more Data Mining – A Cautionary Tale

Is your data ready to help you make game-changing decisions?

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Organizations today are facing disruption on all fronts, which should viewed as a good thing as it allows organizations to redefine their strategies, their markets and re-create their organization to be better prepared for the future. This disruption is one of the driving factors behind digital transformation initiatives. In order to successfully complete these transformation … Read more Is your data ready to help you make game-changing decisions?

Want to speed up your digital transformation initiatives? Take a look at your data

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Digital transformation has taken center stage in many organizations. Need convincing? IDC predicts that two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategies by the end of 2017. Four in 10 IT leaders in the Computerworld 2017 Tech Forecast study say more than 50% of … Read more Want to speed up your digital transformation initiatives? Take a look at your data

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