Machine Learning Causing Science Crisis?

Last week, I tweeted a BBC article "AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis' ". (AAAS stands for The American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is the world's largest general scientific society, with over 120,000 members, and is the publisher of the well-known scientific journal Science.) The terrifying title suggests that ML (machine learning) is … Continue reading Machine Learning Causing Science Crisis?

Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?

Amazon Go, Amazon's new brick-and-mortar retail initiative, caused a media frenzy when its first location had a soft opening for Amazon employees in 2016. The store offered a revolutionary take on the classic corner store: no lines, no cashiers, no cash registers. Just go in, pick what you'd like, and walk out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmMk1Myrxc The idea … Continue reading Amazon Go: The Future of Retail?

How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?

This just in: Machine Learning is the Next Big Thing. It's going to transform the way we work, the way we live, the way we do business. Basically-- high caliber analysis here-- machine learning will solve all our problems. I'm kidding, of course. This isn't news; machine learning's life-changing (awe-inspiring, jaw-dropping, mind-blowing) potential has been … Continue reading How Good is Google Translate, Anyway?

Book Summary || Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence By: Ajay Agrawal, Joshua Gans, Avi Goldfarb     Summary: Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence develops a broad overview of how artificial intelligence (AI) works and how it will affect management and decision-making, the nature of jobs and the future structure of the economy, … Continue reading Book Summary || Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence