Smart Systems

2018-06-22T20:48:36+00:00

Smart Systems Since the rise of the internet, we have found ourselves living in two seemingly parallel worlds, one the familiar physical world the other this growing world of information. But with the convergence of advanced analytics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, these two worlds are starting to collide in powerful new ways [...]

Smart Systems 2018-06-22T20:48:36+00:00

Limitations of Algorithms

2018-06-22T20:49:31+00:00

Limitations of Algorithms For better or worse our world is in the midst of a silent algorithmic revolution. Many of the decisions that humans once made are being handed over to mathematical formulas. Today, we expect algorithms to provide us with the answer—who to date, where to live, how to deal with an economic problem. [...]

Limitations of Algorithms 2018-06-22T20:49:31+00:00

Deep Learning

2018-06-22T20:49:54+00:00

Deep Learning Deep nets are the current state of the art in pattern recognition, but they build upon a decades-old technology of neural networks talked about in the past module. It took many decades after the initial concept to arrive at functional deep nets because they are very hard to train. The method suffered from [...]

Deep Learning 2018-06-22T20:49:54+00:00

Neural Networks

2018-06-22T20:50:05+00:00

Neural Networks Artificial neural networks are computing systems inspired by the biological neural network of the brain. Such systems can progressively improve their ability to do tasks and recognize patterns by learning from examples. Artificial neural networks are in their essence computational networks that can perform certain specific tasks like clustering, classification, pattern recognition.1 They do [...]

Neural Networks 2018-06-22T20:50:05+00:00

Machine Learning Approaches

2018-06-22T20:50:17+00:00

Machine Learning Approaches Machine learning is a challenging area of computer science and engineering and there are many different approaches to building machine learning systems. As yet there is no formal classification of these different approaches but in his book The Master Algorithm1 Pedro Domingos of the University of Washington provides a coherent and accessible [...]

Machine Learning Approaches 2018-06-22T20:50:17+00:00

Machine Learning Overview

2018-06-22T20:50:34+00:00

Machine Learning Overview At a recent Google Cloud conference Rob Craft product lead for Cloud Machine Learning got up on stage and told the crowd that quote1 "On words of nine years ago we got out of the rules business, everyone in this room probably writes rules for a living if you write code, if [...]

Machine Learning Overview 2018-06-22T20:50:34+00:00

Cloud Algorithms

2018-06-22T20:50:49+00:00

Cloud Algorithms The term algorithm is currently making a meteoric rise to fame. A geeky term that was previously confined to the world of mathematicians and software engineers is making its way into the mainstream, as people are increasingly recognizing the material impact on society that algorithms are starting to have. Algorithms, that used to [...]

Cloud Algorithms 2018-06-22T20:50:49+00:00

Data Privacy

2018-06-22T20:51:04+00:00

Data Privacy With information technology, we have gone from a world that was private by default, to a world that is public by default. In a pre-digital world, our lives were primarily private by default, by the fact that most of our communications were not mediated by tools for mass communications; that our conversations were [...]

Data Privacy 2018-06-22T20:51:04+00:00

Dataism

2018-06-22T20:51:21+00:00

Dataism The explosion in the production of Big Data, along with the development of new analytical methods, is leading many to argue that a data revolution is underway that has far-reaching consequences for not only how business is conducted and governance enacted but the very nature of how knowledge is produced within society. This is [...]

Dataism 2018-06-22T20:51:21+00:00

Data-Driven Decision Making

2018-06-22T20:51:36+00:00

Data-Driven Decision Making When Hurricane Katrina was about to hit the coast of the United States a large retailer did a study to prepare themselves by asking what products they might sell out of and what they should stock up on. A roomful of intelligent and experienced executives thought through what those products might be [...]

Data-Driven Decision Making 2018-06-22T20:51:36+00:00