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2024

Weekly recap: 2024-02-18

2024-02-18

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2024-04-11

2024-02-11

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2024-02-04

2024-02-04

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2024-01-28

2024-01-28

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Three alternatives to developing a public-facing AI chatbot

2024-01-22

AI chatbots are great, but they're still a little rough around the edges

(tags: "AI" , "risk" , "generative AI" , "AI safety" )


Weekly recap: 2024-01-21

2024-01-21

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2024-01-14

2024-01-14

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2024-01-07

2024-01-07

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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2023

Weekly recap: 2023-12-31

2023-12-31

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-12-24

2023-12-24

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-12-17

2023-12-17

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-12-10

2023-12-10

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-12-03

2023-12-03

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-11-26

2023-11-26

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-11-19

2023-11-19

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-11-12

2023-11-12

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-11-05

2023-11-05

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-10-29

2023-10-29

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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A reminder that (AI-Driven) Content Moderation Is Hard

2023-10-26

Let's remember the human element in AI-driven content moderation

(tags: "AI" )


Developing baselines for predictive models

2023-10-24

Understanding table stakes for an AI modeling effort

(tags: "data literacy" , "metrics" )


Weekly recap: 2023-10-22

2023-10-22

random thoughts and articles from the past week

(tags: "weekly recap" )


What LLM chatbots teach us about AI in general

2023-10-17

Wider AI truths, as surfaced by LLM failures

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" , "generative AI" , "ChatGPT" )


Weekly recap: 2023-10-15

2023-10-15

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-10-08

2023-10-08

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-10-01

2023-10-01

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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The Getty generative AI bot and lawsuit-free datasets

2023-09-27

What the stock photo company's new service tells us about safe-to-use datasets

(tags: "generative AI" , "AI" )


Weekly recap: 2023-09-24

2023-09-24

random thoughts and articles from the past week

(tags: "weekly recap" )


New Radar article: "Structural Evolutions in Data"

2023-09-19

What's the next step in AI?

(tags: "Radar" , "AI" )


Building a training dataset is hard

2023-09-18

Seven questions to help you improve your training data.

(tags: "data literacy" , "risk" )


Weekly recap: 2023-09-17

2023-09-17

random thoughts and articles from the past week

(tags: "weekly recap" )


Your Car Has A Data Privacy Problem

2023-09-13

A recent Mozilla report about modern cars highlights privacy concerns

(tags: "adtech" , "data ethics" )


Weekly recap: 2023-09-10

2023-09-10

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Possible Meta changes in the EU: paying for privacy?

2023-09-04

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(tags: "data ethics" , "adtech" , "marketplaces" )


Weekly recap: 2023-09-03

2023-09-03

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-08-27

2023-08-27

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-08-20

2023-08-20

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-08-13

2023-08-13

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Striking a balance: My analysis of Disney+'s price increase

2023-08-11

It sounds like something more than a simple cash-grab

(tags: "marketplaces" )


Grocery bots and chlorine cocktails

2023-08-10

Lessons from an AI chatbot's terrible recipe ideas.

(tags: "risk" , "data literacy" , "generative AI" , "ChatGPT" )


Weekly recap: 2023-08-06

2023-08-06

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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The origins of an incident: Knight Capital

2023-08-01

Reflections on operational risk, in light of the anniversary of the Knight Capital meltdown

(tags: "risk" , "algo trading" )


Weekly recap: 2023-07-30

2023-07-30

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-07-23

2023-07-23

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Generative AI, APIs, and third-party risk

2023-07-22

The risks and rewards of using vendor APIs for generative AI models

(tags: "risk" , "data literacy" , "generative AI" , "ChatGPT" )


Weekly recap: 2023-07-16

2023-07-16

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Unlearning

2023-07-10

Success in AI requires that you learn some things and unlearn others.

(tags: "data literacy" )


Weekly recap: 2023-07-09

2023-07-09

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Why do we need data scientists, then?

2023-07-06

We have off-the-shelf models and turnkey data tools. Why do you need to hire data scientists, then?

(tags: "employment" , "data literacy" )


ML models and why chatbots don't really "think"

2023-07-03

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(tags: "data literacy" , "generative AI" , "ChatGPT" )


Weekly recap: 2023-07-02

2023-07-02

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-06-25

2023-06-25

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-06-18

2023-06-18

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-06-11

2023-06-11

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-06-04

2023-06-04

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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The always/never tradeoff in data collection

2023-05-30

A reminder that risk and reward are a package deal

(tags: "risk" )


Weekly recap: 2023-05-28

2023-05-28

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Four antipatterns when hiring your first data scientist

2023-05-23

A handful of all-too-common pitfalls in hiring.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


Risk management for AI chatbots

2023-05-22

Releasing an AI chatbot exposes your company to new risks. Here are some ideas on how to handle them.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" , "generative AI" , "AI safety" )


Weekly recap: 2023-05-21

2023-05-21

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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What to look for in your company's first data scientist

2023-05-16

Making the case for an experienced generalist with software skills.

(tags: "employment" )


Weekly recap: 2023-05-14

2023-05-14

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-05-07

2023-05-07

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-04-30

2023-04-30

random thoughts and articles from the past week

(tags: "weekly recap" )


Three questions to improve your data hiring

2023-04-25

Having trouble filling those data roles?

(tags: "employment" )


Weekly recap: 2023-04-23

2023-04-23

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Three ways for data scientists to improve their communication with stakeholders

2023-04-17

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Weekly recap: 2023-04-16

2023-04-16

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-04-09

2023-04-09

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-04-02

2023-04-02

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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AI isn't something you just add to a company

2023-03-30

If you want the most out of AI, you need to be strategic about how you employ it.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


Weekly recap: 2023-03-26

2023-03-26

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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When generated images take on a life of their own

2023-03-23

A reminder of generative AI's chaotic potential

(tags: "AI" , "generative AI" , "AI safety" , "risk" )


Measuring the wrong thing

2023-03-21

Using automation to double down on an ineffective metric.

(tags: "metrics" )


Weekly recap: 2023-03-19

2023-03-19

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Same name, new face for AI

2023-03-15

The artist currently and formerly known as "AI" gets another turn on the stage.

(tags: "AI" , "crypto" )


ML for Executives, Part 2: What Your Company's Data Scientists Do

2023-03-13

A stakeholder's view of how data scientists build and deploy ML models.

(tags: "data literacy" )


Weekly recap: 2023-03-12

2023-03-12

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-03-05

2023-03-05

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Weekly recap: 2023-02-26

2023-02-26

random thoughts and articles from the past week

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Congratulations, you are now a data company

2023-02-24

What custom software can tell us about bringing AI into a company.

(tags: "AI" , "strategy" )


When your metrics are fooling you

2023-02-22

Operating on bad metrics is worse than having no metrics at all.

(tags: "metrics" )


New Radar article: The 'killer app' for web3

2023-02-21

My search for the major use case for web3

(tags: "Radar" , "web3" )


Weekly recap: 2023-02-19

2023-02-19

random thoughts and articles from the past week

(tags: "weekly recap" )


Is your company on autopilot?

2023-02-17

Asking "why?" more often.


When good metrics are bad

2023-02-16

Some metrics are good, some are bad. But even the good ones can be bad if you're not careful.

(tags: "metrics" )


Some thoughts on generative AI

2023-02-13

My take on tools such as Dall-E, Stable Diffusion, and ChatGPT

(tags: "AI" , "generative AI" , "ChatGPT" )


Weekly recap: 2023-02-12

2023-02-12

random thoughts and articles from the past week

(tags: "weekly recap" )


The top failure modes of an ML/AI modeling project (Part 2)

2023-01-19

Risk mitigation for your ML/AI projects

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" , "risk" )


New Radar article: Automated machine learning (autoML)

2023-01-17

Automated machine learning (autoML) and its impact on the ML/AI space

(tags: "Radar" , "AI" )


The top failure modes of an ML/AI modeling project (Part 1)

2023-01-11

A short list of ways an ML/AI modeling project can go off the rails

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" , "risk" )


When your ML model is living in the past

2023-01-09

Is it time to update your ML models?

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Revisiting the idea of noncompete clauses

2023-01-09

A quick on the FTC's recent proposal, and a link to something I wrote almost a decade ago

(tags: "employment" )


2022

When companies ask me: "What should we do with our data?"

2022-12-07

Why this question deserves a deeper conversation.

(tags: "data literacy" , "strategy" , "AI" )


YouTube's in-site commerce play

2022-11-14

The video IS the advert

(tags: "marketplaces" )


The rush into data hiring

2022-11-09

In light of the recent layoffs in the big-named tech firms

(tags: "employment" )


ML for Executives, Part 1: High-Dimensional Pattern Matching

2022-10-24

Using spreadsheets to explain core ML/AI concepts to executives.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


No Vanity Metrics

2022-10-17

Measure what matters

(tags: "metrics" )


New Radar article: Ad Networks and Content Marketing

2022-08-16

Disney+ has announced an ad-supported tier. Here's my idea on how they might run it.

(tags: "Radar" , "adtech" , "marketplaces" )


Block & Mortar (web3 newsletter) update

2022-07-25

An update on my web3 newsletter

(tags: "announcements" )


New Radar article on marketplaces: 'Flex Your Brain, Not Your Market Muscle'

2022-05-30

The second article in a short series on N-sided marketplaces

(tags: "Radar" , "marketplaces" )


New project: the Block & Mortar web3 newsletter

2022-05-23

I've launched a newsletter covering web3: cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and metaverse

(tags: "web3" , "announcements" )


New Radar series on N-sided marketplaces

2022-04-25

N-sided marketplaces are very common in the business world. What are they, and how do they work?

(tags: "Radar" , "marketplaces" )


Not All Datasets Are Created Equal

2022-04-11

Some datasets are problems in waiting.

(tags: "risk" , "AI" )


The Top Sources of Risk Facing the AI Sector

2022-04-04

Potential problems that can affect the entire field.

(tags: "risk" , "AI" )


Risk Bingo Cards

2022-03-21

Adopt a popular expression to improve your risk awareness and assessment.

(tags: "risk" )


No Silver Bullets

2022-03-14

Sometimes, you have to tackle a challenge head-on.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


360-Degree ML/AI

2022-03-07

Keeping the bigger picture in mind.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


The Opposite of 'On Hiatus'

2022-02-07

You'll see fewer posts here for a while, as I pursue some new projects

(tags: "announcements" )


New DSS Podcast episode: Communal Computing and AI

2022-01-17

The second part of my interview with product manager Chris Butler, this time on communal computing and AI.

(tags: "podcast" )


2021

New DSS Podcast episode: Spatial Data and R&D Projects

2021-12-20

My panel discussion with Linda Liu (Hyrecar) and Giacomo Vianello (Cape Analytics)

(tags: "podcast" , "AI" )


My take on the Zillow Offers shutdown

2021-12-06

Zillow recently closed down its home-buying program. Do I see this as a failure of ML/AI? In a word: No.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


New Radar Article: "Remote Teams in ML/AI"

2021-11-15

I've published an article on O'Reilly Radar: The key ingredient to a successful remote team? Leadership buy-in.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


New DSS Podcast episode: Uncertainty in AI Product Management

2021-11-08

I interviewed product manager Chris Butler about the role uncertainty plays in AI product management.

(tags: "podcast" , "risk" , "AI" )


Reducing Risk in Building ML/AI Models

2021-11-01

Best practices to balance the risk and reward of building predictive models.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


Human/AI Interaction: Exoskeletons, Sidekicks, and Blinking Lights

2021-10-18

Spotting opportunities to build AI systems that complement, not outright replace, people on the job.

(tags: "AI" )


Periods, Question Marks, and now Ellipses: The Punctuation Marks of Data Analysis

2021-10-04

BI is periods. AI is question marks. Simulation is ellipses.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Business Stakeholders: Three Questions to Improve Your Communications With Data Scientists

2021-09-27

When talking with your company's data scientists, does the conversation quickly bog down? Try these questions to keep things moving.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" , "communication" )


When "Constants" ... Aren't

2021-09-20

Want to improve your risk assessment? Identify, then question, the constants in your world.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Data Scientists: Four Questions to Improve Your Stakeholder Communications

2021-09-13

Nervous about meeting with your company's execs, legal counsel, or product team? Just answer these four questions.

(tags: "AI" , "communication" )


New Radar article: "Rebranding Data"

2021-08-30

I've published an article on O'Reilly Radar: how many times will we rename the data field?

(tags: "Radar" , "AI" )


Preparing your Chief Data Officer (CDO) for Success

2021-08-23

Three steps can reduce churn in your company's data leadership role(s).

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" , "employment" )


AI-based Automation: Ways to Mix Human and Machine

2021-08-09

Humans versus machines? To reduce your risk, the best answer is "yes."

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


Our Maturing Expectations of AI

2021-08-02

As we learn more about AI, what will change about how we develop and deploy it?

(tags: "AI" )


Handling Risk and the Three Ms

2021-07-26

Learning how to handle risk, from the fields that do it well.

(tags: "risk" )


Where Is Your Risk Department?

2021-07-19

Every company needs someone to be their extra eyes.

(tags: "risk" )


What is Risk?

2021-07-12

An introduction to risk.

(tags: "risk" )


Towards Quantification: Finding Hard and Soft Numbers In Your Business

2021-06-28

In search of ML/AI success? Know your hard and your soft numbers.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Are We In An AI Bubble?

2021-06-14

Does the AI hype meet the technical term of a "bubble?"

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


Lessons Learned from an AI Submarine

2021-06-07

Putting AI to good use in a dangerous environment.

(tags: "AI" )


The Lemonade Lesson

2021-05-31

Lemonade's recent media spotlight is a cautionary tale for any company using ML/AI.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


Undervalued Practices in ML/AI: Conclusion

2021-04-19

Discipline pays off.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Undervalued Practices in ML/AI, Part 4: Project Execution

2021-04-12

There's a lot more to this than just building models.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Undervalued Practices in ML/AI, Part 3: Planning Projects

2021-04-05

A little planning will go a long way.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Undervalued Practices in ML/AI, Part 2: Hiring and Team Structure

2021-03-29

Go off the beaten path to make the most of your data-related hiring.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" , "employment" )


Undervalued Practices in ML/AI, Part 1: Getting Started

2021-03-22

Is your company getting started with ML/AI? These uncommon tips will save you time and trouble.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Undervalued Practices in ML/AI: Series Introduction

2021-03-15

Following the herd can be costly. Improve your ML/AI shop by following these undervalued practices.

(tags: "data literacy" )


The Lifecycle of an ML/AI Model

2021-03-08

It's not just train-test-deploy

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Technology Alone Will Not Save You

2021-03-01

What nighttime warfighting can teach us about using AI in companies.

(tags: "data literacy" )


The Importance of Simulating Data

2021-02-22

Why it's important to be able to simulate your own data.

(tags: "AI" )


Are You Using ML/AI for Automation? or for Innovation?

2021-02-15

Determine whether an ML/AI project is for automation or for innovation, so you can prioritize it accordingly.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


Question Marks and Periods in the World of Data

2021-02-08

Punctuation matters when working with data: BI is periods. AI is question marks.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" )


2020

Competitive Advantage in ML/AI

2020-12-21

Understand which aspects of your ML/AI shop can (and cannot) give you an edge over the competition.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


Treating Your ML/AI Projects Like A Stock Portfolio

2020-11-10

If your company has several ML/AI efforts on the roadmap, it can be difficult to decide how to prioritize them. You can look to the stock market for guidance.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


New Radar article: "Our Favorite Questions"

2020-10-22

I've published an article on O'Reilly Radar, on what makes a good question and what are my favorite questions to ask.

(tags: "Radar" , "communication" )


Misuse of Models: Recent Facial Recognition Failures

2020-09-22

It's bad enough when the model is wrong; even worse, when it's wrong and you didn't have to build it in the first place.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" , "AI safety" )


Setting Expectations for ML/AI Projects

2020-09-17

Explaining the realities of how an ML/AI project may go awry.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


TCM: Total Cost of (ML/AI) Model

2020-09-08

Shedding light on the hidden costs of employing ML/AI models, which can upend the price/value ratio.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


New Radar article: "An Agent of Change"

2020-08-25

I've published a new article on O'Reilly Radar, on how the Covid-19 pandemic influences how we think, spend, and manage our businesses.

(tags: "Radar" )


Misuse of Models: IB predicting test scores

2020-07-27

When a group predicts students' performance in lieu of holding a exam, it leads to some lessons in the deployment and use of ML/AI models.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


Data Lessons from the World of Algorithmic Trading (part 9): "Analyze Your Performance"

2020-07-14

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 9 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" , "metrics" )


Data Lessons from the World of Algorithmic Trading (part 8): "Develop Controls Around Data"

2020-07-06

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 8 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" , "risk" )


Data Lessons from the World of Algorithmic Trading (part 7): "Monitor Your Risk"

2020-06-15

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 7 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" , "risk" )


Providing Padding Around ML/AI Models

2020-06-03

ML/AI models still require a lot of human involvement.

(tags: "AI" , "risk" )


Data Lessons from the World of Algorithmic Trading (part 6): "Monitor Your Models"

2020-05-28

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 6 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" , "risk" )


Data Lessons from the World of Algorithmic Trading (part 5): "Monitor Your Data Feeds"

2020-05-25

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 5 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" )


Data Lessons from Algorithmic Trading (part 4): "Develop a Solid Data Infrastructure"

2020-05-22

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 4 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" )


Data Lessons from Algorithmic Trading (part 3): "Think In Terms of Experiments"

2020-05-20

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 3 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" )


Data Lessons from Algorithmic Trading (part 2): "Know Your Objective"

2020-05-18

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 2 in a series.)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" )


Data Lessons from Algorithmic Trading (part 1): Introduction

2020-05-07

What can the world of algorithmic (electronic) trading teach us about good ML/AI practices? (Part 1 in a series)

(tags: "AI" , "algo trading" )


A Risk Assessment for Your ML/AI Job Security

2020-04-28

Three questions to help you gauge your risk of being laid off.

(tags: "risk" , "AI" , "employment" )


Identifying and Handling Risks in AI Businesses

2020-04-21

Business models involving ML/AI are sitting on unrecognized risk.

(tags: "risk" , "AI" )


The ML/AI Reality Check

2020-04-14

COVID-19 may be what gets companies to take their ML/AI efforts seriously.

(tags: "risk" , "AI" )


Why don't we talk more about risk in AI?

2020-04-07

The AI world is sitting on all kinds of risk ... but no one wants to talk about it.

(tags: "risk" , "AI" )


Academic Qualifications for Data Science Professionals

2020-03-10

Should your company's data scientists hold a PhD? Probably not.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


What should my company do with its data?

2020-02-27

Executives want to know how to employ ML/AI in their company. They need more than just quick tips.

(tags: "data literacy" , "AI" , "strategy" )


2019

How Do I Get More Data?

2019-12-23

Since "more data is better," what do I do if I don't have enough?

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


How Much Data Is Enough?

2019-12-16

How much data do you need to build good predictive models?

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


How to Prepare for That Data Scientist Job Interview

2019-12-11

Looking for a data science job? It involves far more than the technical know-how.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


Data Ethics for Leaders: A Risk Approach (Part 5)

2019-06-10

Looking at data ethics through the lens of risk. (Part 5 in a series.)

(tags: "AI" , "data ethics" , "risk" , "data literacy" )


Data Ethics for Leaders: A Risk Approach (Part 4)

2019-06-03

Looking at data ethics through the lens of risk. (Part 4 in a series.)

(tags: "AI" , "data ethics" , "risk" , "data literacy" )


Data Ethics for Leaders: A Risk Approach (Part 3)

2019-05-27

Looking at data ethics through the lens of risk. (Part 3 in a series.)

(tags: "AI" , "data ethics" , "risk" , "data literacy" )


Data Ethics for Leaders: A Risk Approach (Part 2)

2019-05-20

Looking at data ethics through the lens of risk. (Part 2 in a series.)

(tags: "AI" , "data ethics" , "risk" , "data literacy" )


Data Ethics for Leaders: A Risk Approach (Part 1)

2019-05-13

Looking at data ethics through the lens of risk. (Part 1 in a series.)

(tags: "AI" , "data ethics" , "risk" , "data literacy" )


2018

Business Intelligence: A First Step to Data Science

2018-02-19

How can business intelligence (BI) launch your data efforts, and pave the way for your first data science hire?

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


Common Mistakes in Data Science Hiring : Part 2

2018-01-30

Having trouble hiring data scientists? or, once you hire them, do they not stick around? You may be tripping over your own feet. Part 2 of 2.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


Common Mistakes in Data Science Hiring : Part 1

2018-01-23

Having trouble hiring data scientists? or, once you hire them, do they not stick around? You may be tripping over your own feet. Part 1 of 2.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


2016

Data Science Hiring as a Sales Process

2016-11-28

Having trouble hiring data scientists? Borrow some ideas from your sales team.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


The Importance of Data Infrastructure

2016-11-21

A successful data science shop requires more than just data scientists.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


What is a data strategy, and why do I need one?

2016-02-17

The what, why, and how of a data strategy -- a road map for your company's data efforts

(tags: "data literacy" , "strategy" , "AI" )


2015

Hiring on Your Analytics Team

2015-10-14

Stack the deck in your favor when hiring people into your data team.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


"On Leadership" -- New O'Reilly Radar Post

2015-09-28

Moving from a technical to a leadership role

(tags: "Radar" )


Roles on Your Analytics Team

2015-02-10

Data science is all the rage, but some companies focus on hiring just data scientists. Be careful.

(tags: "AI" , "employment" )


How Do You Know If Your Company Needs Hadoop?

2015-01-02

Let's walk through the decision of whether your company would benefit from building a Hadoop cluster.

(tags: "AI" , "data literacy" )


2014

Planting a Seed: Setting a New Direction for Tech Noncompetes

2014-10-07

Tech noncompetes can raise thorny issues. We offer some ideas to smooth things out.

(tags: "employment" )


Viva Spreadsheets

2014-06-09


Good Use of Your Customer Data

2014-04-07

use your customer data to really engage your customers

(tags: "AI" )


ORD Camp 2014: A Fun Mind-Bender

2014-01-29

a look back at ORD Camp 2014


2013

The Power of "I Don't Know"

2013-11-20


Every Project Needs a Producer

2013-10-15

Similarities between music producers and consultants


Are you a fan?

2013-10-07


new paper: "Business Models for the Data Economy"

2013-10-03

Business Models for the Data Economy

(tags: "publication" )


new service: R training

2013-09-30

announcing a new service: R training


Strata 2013: "Building Your Analytics Shop, Step By Step"

2013-07-01


Introducing "NoSoftware"

2013-06-11


announcing: ControlledBurn

2013-05-29


two new posts on Radar: chatting with Mike Loukides

2013-05-07

(tags: "Radar" )


Unveiling a new project: Making Analytics Work

2013-04-25


announcing charcuterie

2013-01-20


looking forward, 2013

2013-01-08


2012

forqlift 0.9.0: support for external data types

2012-12-15


novi 2.1.2 - fixes for RHEL6 and CentOS6

2012-07-31


2011

not so quiet ...

2011-12-26


new book on the way: Parallel R

2011-07-05

(tags: "publication" )


news next week

2011-06-30


forqlift 0.8.0 (alpha!): direct HDFS interaction

2011-05-31


new forqlift on the way

2011-05-27


novi on RHEL5 and RHEL6

2011-05-26


forqlift 0.7.1: subtle UI improvements

2011-03-30


forqlift 0.7.0: faster archive translations

2011-01-30


forqlift 0.6 has arrived!

2011-01-25


forqlift 0.6 landing soon

2011-01-22


a couple of new R packages: factualR and Segue

2011-01-15


New year, new toy: forqlift

2011-01-01


2010

novi 2.1.1 - Fedora 13 fixes

2010-09-27


novi v2.1.0 release

2010-01-12


2009

systems architecture update

2009-06-19


2008

Fixed! (RPM v4.6, Fedora 10)

2008-12-29


Fedora 10 build errors

2008-12-05


systems infrastructure update: more on naming conventions

2008-10-04


systems infrastructure update: "defining an architecture"

2008-09-16


systems infrastructure update: "the what and the why"

2008-08-24


New section: systems infrastructure

2008-08-19


novi 1.1.9 release -- fixes build problems under GCC 4.3 and Fedora 9

2008-06-29


novi 1.1.8 release

2008-02-08


2007

novi release 1.1.7 -- Expat version fix

2007-09-03


Fedora 7 upgrade error

2007-07-24


Companion book site

2007-06-19


Hot off the presses!

2007-03-20

(tags: "publication" )


2006

News, Updates, Surprises

2006-11-25


New article on APR, new page

2006-11-05


novi 1.1.6 release: fix build problems

2006-05-21


novi 1.1.5 release: include source RPMs

2006-05-17


novi 1.1.4 release: RPM epochs

2006-05-09


RPM epoch problems

2006-05-07


novi for Fedora Core 5

2006-05-04


2005

novi 1.1.2 release: small build fixes

2005-10-02


novi 1.1.0 release: parse repodata files

2005-07-18


announcing novi 1.0.1

2005-06-22


Build problems under GCC 4

2005-06-19


Bouncing e-mails

2005-06-12


Almost There...

2005-05-24


Coming Soon...

2005-05-01


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