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Machine Intelligence with Michael Schmidt: Analytical models predict and describe the world around us

Posted by Michael Schmidt

6/23/16 12:06 PM

Models are the foundation for predicting outcomes and forming business decisions from data. But all models are not created equal. Models range from simple trend analysis, to deep complex predictors and precise descriptions of how variables behave. One of the most powerful forms of model is an “analytical model” – that is, a model that can be analyzed, interpreted, and understood. In the past, analytical models have remained the most challenging type of model to obtain, requiring incredible skill and knowledge to create. However, modern AI today can infer these models directly from data.

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Topics: Machine learning, Analytical models, Deep learning

The Perils of Black Box Machine Learning: Baseball, Movies, and Predicting Deaths in Game of Thrones

Posted by Jon Millis

4/22/16 10:17 AM

Making predictions is fun. I was a huge baseball fan growing up. There was nothing quite like chatting with my dad and my friends, crunching basic statistics and watching games, reading scouting reports, and finally, expressing my opinion on what would happen (the Braves would win the World Series) and why things were happening (Manny Ramirez was on a hot streak because he was facing inexperienced left-handed pitchers). I was always right...unless I was wrong.*

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Topics: Machine Intelligence, Machine learning, Baseball, Game of Thrones

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