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How Machine Learning Works for Social Good
  Originally published in KDnuggets, Nov 2020. This article...
Diversity and Collaborative Problem Solving to Address Wicked Data Ethics Problems
 The complexity of the ethical issues facing professionals who...
Climate Tech Needs Machine Learning, Says PAW Climate Conference Chair
  Straight from the horse’s mouth – the founding...
Predictive Policing: Six Ethical Predicaments
  Originally published in KDNuggets. This article is based...

Predictive Analytics

Learn from Big Data How to Predict the Future

 Experts believe our collection of Big Data will double every two years until 2020. Much of those digital artifacts come from people like you and me as we “Like” things on Facebook, buy books over the web, post blog entries, and share smartphone photos on Instagram. Yet only a fraction of this data is actually being

Only 17% of Insurers Use Predictive Analytics in Claims: Towers Watson

 However, the seventh installment of the company’s Property & Casualty Claim Officer Survey indicates that use of these technologies is on the rise. Despite many months of commentary indicating the value of predictive analytics in claims, the...

Retail Predictive Analytics for Price Optimization & Markdown Management

 There is no doubt that price is one of the biggest factors affecting gross margin, sales volumes and overall customer service level in any retail organization. A small adjustment in price can significantly alter consumer demand, profit,...

Deathtrap: Overlearning in Predictive Analytics

 I am in the process of gathering survey data for the TDWI Predictive Analytics Best Practices Report.  Right now, I’m in the data analysis phase.  It turns out (not surprisingly) that one of the biggest barriers to...

Intro To Predictive Analytics Reading List

 Predictive Analytics Is Red Hot Why? What organization couldn’t benefit from making better decisions? Just ask the Obama campaign, which used sophisticated uplift modeling to target and influence swing voters. Or telecom firms that use predictive analytics...

It’s starting to come together

  The technology-customer centricity-profitability linkage emerges Every year Gartner comes out with a fascinating graph detailing the “hype cycle” of scores of new technologies, plotting them on a time curve that traces them through various stages, starting...

“Big data” for your small business: some basics to start thinking about

  Heard of big data but not sure what it is? Here is a basic introduction to the concept and how it might help your small business. [Data mining and “big data” are buzzwords in business IT...

How to Calculate the Optimal Safety Stock using Retail Predictive Analytics.

In a perfect world, a retailer knows exactly how much demand they can expect, they order just enough inventory from their vendors and suppliers to completely sell it throughout their stores by the end of the given...

Using Predictive Analytics to Make your Data Actionable (part 1)

 If we were able to predict the future, we would be able read the minds of our customers and know exactly what they wanted.  The closest we can get to this supernatural ability is utilizing predictive analytics...

SEC taps analytics to predict risk

 The Securities and Exchange Commission is using predictive analytics to evaluate risks facing the brokerage industry regulated by the agency and, potentially, to pinpoint firms headed for trouble. Beginning this financial quarter, the SEC’s newly created Division...

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