“The democratization of data science” or the “democratization of AI” have long been popular buzz phrases. “Citizen data scientists” poke through open-source datasets finding valuable insights and sharing them with the world out of an individual sense of curiosity. And although this absolutely does happen, the reality is most of the time these democratized advances have not […]
Are We a $1B Investment Away from General AI?
Click to learn more about author Paul Barba. As most anyone following AI knows, the R&D company OpenAI recently released a paper on GPT-3, its third-generation language model which, at 175 billion parameters, has the claim to fame of being about an order of magnitude larger than any language model that came before it. Currently […]
Good, Clean Data: How to Get Your Organization’s Data in Tip-Top Shape
Click to learn more about author Paul Barba. As the type and volume of data we deal with increases, so does the challenge of managing and cleaning it. Unstructured data, data from multiple sources, and data whose values continually change all create “messiness” – datasets riddled with noise, inaccuracies, and duplications. This is a big […]
Thinking Inside the Box: How to Audit an AI Project
Click to learn more about author Paul Barba. Over the years we’ve read about far too many AI fails. But it’s not all AI’s fault. AI’s less-than-stellar track record is in large part due to poorly defined project goals and organizations’ tendency to treat the technology as inscrutable high-tech “magic”. Without transparency, accountability or an understanding […]
The Case for Agile Machine Learning
Click to learn more about author Paul Barba. Agile methodologies have become the go-to approach for Data Science projects. A central element of these methodologies is iterative development. In an Agile project, solutions and requirements are constantly evolving based on new understandings, input and feedback. Unsurprisingly, Agile project management methodologies are characterized by short development […]
When Everything in AI is Unique, How do You Solve for it?
Click to learn more about author Paul Barba. Intuition is a core component of human intelligence. But it doesn’t always send us in the right direction. Anyone versed in mathematics will know that sometimes the world behaves opposite to expectations. Things that seem normal or given can actually be outliers. Outliers are the norm. Take […]