El talón de Aquiles de las redes neuronales y del aprendizaje automático

Los humanos aprenden rápido, al absorber y procesar los datos del mundo que los rodea. Más tarde, a medida que comienzan a entender el lenguaje, pueden “programarse” a través de representaciones formales de información: escuchar a las personas mayores y hacer preguntas, leer y mirar / escuchar contenido de video y audio. Hay una serie […]

Evil In = Evil Out: Teaching AI to be bad

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In a recent post I talked about the importance of data quality to machine learning and the effective use of neural networks, which rely on algorithms that process data in order to “learn.” The principal is simple and timeless: Garbage in = garbage out. But there are different types of data garbage. There’s the innocent […]

The Achilles’ heel of neural networks and machine learning

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Humans learn first by naturally absorbing and processing data about the world around them. Later, as they begin to understand language, they can be “programmed” through formal representations of information — listening to older people and asking questions, reading, and watching/listening to video and audio content. There are a number of factors that determine how […]

Will AI destroy IT jobs?

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One thing that’s become clear as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, neural networks and other “smart” technologies invade the workplace is that enterprises will be more reliant than ever on IT professionals to ensure that networks, applications and data are constantly ready and available. After all, replacing a low-skilled call center rep with a chatbot […]

The evolution of AI: Are chatbots driving a new customer experience?

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We’ve all had our frustrations dealing with a telco, bank, utility, insurance company or other large organisation when trying to get information, complete a transaction, or request service. Typically, we start our search on an organisation’s website, but we might end up dealing with a long winded IVR system with long wait times, or eventually […]

The evolution of AI: Why it’s finally time for business to get excited

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AI as a practical concept Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics “cognitive” functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as “learning” and “problem solving”. — Wikipedia Perhaps useful for academic purposes, this Wikipedia definition of artificial intelligence (AI) doesn’t really reflect how AI will influence us over the […]

Leadership through humility

In the book, “Humility is the New Smart,” authors Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig examine how technology can effectively replace what was once the monopoly of the human race with robots, machine learning, artificial intelligence, neural networks (and the list goes on). Our authors suggest technology will replace 47 percent of American jobs (there is […]

N is for networks

This post is part of a continuing series, “Digital: from A to Z,” that explores what it means to be “digital” from A to Z, broken down into individual blog posts diving deeper into various subjects. Check back regularly to see continuing posts as I work my way through the alphabet and let me know: What’s […]