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Has the term AI become meaningless? How about MI insteadAnne Z.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 19:30:02 +0000

Ian Bogost writing for The Atlantic says that in too many cases today “artificial intelligence” is just another name for a fancy computer program. I don’t see it that way. I know from experience that what most data scientists are … Continue reading (image)

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The dialectic of analyticsAnne Z.

Mon, 30 May 2016 18:53:38 +0000

From Gartner’s report The Life of a Chief Analytics Officer: Analytics leaders today often serve two masters: “Classic constituents,” with maintenance and development of traditional solutions for business performance measurement, reporting, BI, dashboard enhancements and basic analytics. “Emerging constituents,” with … Continue reading (image)

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Daily Links 01/27/2015Anne Z.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:42 +0000

“What then should we teach about hypothesis testing?” – Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science Traditionally we say: If we find statistical significance, we’ve learned something, but if a comparison is not … Continue reading (image)

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Paradigm shift: From BI to MIAnne Z.Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 11.43.46 AM

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:00:12 +0000

I listened to a Gartner webinar Information 2020: Uncertainty Drives Opportunity given by Frank Buytendijk yesterday and it got me thinking about the evolution (/revolution?) from business intelligence (BI) to machine intelligence (MI). I see this happening but not as fast as I’d like, … Continue reading (image)

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Daily Links 01/19/2015Anne Z.

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:53:10 +0000

Jerry Seinfeld’s Productivity Secret He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big red magic marker. He … Continue reading (image)

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Daily Links 12/22/2014Anne Z.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 23:42:36 +0000

What is science and why should we care? — Part III | Scientia Salon The bottom line is that science is not merely a bag of clever tricks that turn out to be useful in investigating some arcane questions about … Continue reading (image)

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Flexible, reconfigurable networks at workAnne Z.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 16:38:40 +0000

Jon Husband, interviewed by Stowe Boyd, on his concept of “wirearchy”: I have been involved in a long and intense process of study of the sociology of work, organizations and institutions for 40 years now. Today I believe that a … Continue reading (image)

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Daily Links 12/21/2014Anne Z.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:29:32 +0000

How to Be an Expert in a Changing World The winds of change originate in the unconscious minds of domain experts. If you’re sufficiently expert in a field, any weird idea or apparently irrelevant question that occurs to you is … Continue reading (image)

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Daily Links 12/17/2014Anne Z.

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:35:10 +0000

IQNavigator Launches IQN Labs – Using Big Data to Drive Hiring Insights | Spend Matters UK/Europe My personal feeling is that this will really take off if you can start linking performance information to the more objective factual data within … Continue reading (image)

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Daily Links 12/16/2014Anne Z.

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:29:15 +0000

5 Predictions for the Freelance Economy in 2015 3) The Convergence of VMS and FMS The continued adoption of FMS software in 2015 will produce ramifications for other segments of the labor ecosystem, particularly project-based contingent labor. Vendor Management Systems … Continue reading (image)

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