Posts tagged ai
When Machine Learning Isn't Learning

Terms come in and out of vogue on a regular basis. In recent years, the use of the term Machine Learning has surged. What I struggle with is that many traditional data mining and statistical functions are being folded underneath the machine learning umbrella. Simply classifying algorithms in the machine learning category doesn’t mean that the algorithms have fundamentally changed in any way.

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Will Human Analysts Ever Go Away?

Once a week or so I hear from vendors who are creating the “data scientist in a box.” They say they can use software and hardware to get rid of those pesky human data scientists. Somewhat less frequently I hear from senior managers that they want to pursue analytics without analysts. One online travel website CEO heard me speak, and told me afterward, “I like what you say about analytics. But at my company we are going to do it without analysts—using machine learning instead.”

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