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Effective Machine Learning Needs Leadership — Not AI Hype
 Originally published in BigThink, Feb 12, 2024.  Excerpted from The...
Today’s AI Won’t Radically Transform Society, But It’s Already Reshaping Business
 Originally published in Fast Company, Jan 5, 2024. Eric...
A University Curriculum Supplement to Teach a Business Framework for ML Deployment
    In 2023, as a visiting analytics professor...
The AI Playbook: Providing Important Reminders to Data Professionals
 Originally published in DATAVERSITY. This article reviews the new...

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AI Hype: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 The Good: American economist Robert Shiller wrote of economic bubbles in his best-selling book, Irrational Exuberance. Shiller illuminates “why it is so difficult for smart money to profit by betting against bubbles.” He writes that “psychological contagion promotes a mindset that justifies the price increases, so that participation in the bubble might be called almost rational.” Artificial intelligence certainly creates much hype, and we might express it as irrational exuberance. The so-called smart money undoubtedly follows self-identified “AI” start-ups and rewards these ventures with more funding than other companies. While this exuberance can’t often explain what AI is or why

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