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Big Data is Not Enough

Big data is the big buzz word in the world of analytics today. According to google trends, shown in the figure, searches for "big data" have been growing exponentially since 2010 though perhaps is beginning to level off. Or take a look on amazon.com for books with Big Data in the title sometime: the publication dates are...

Predictive Analytics & Retail

Predictive analytics is a hot topic. It has certainly created quite a buzz recently. In fact, a quick look at Google Trends reveals that there has been an over 300% spike in worldwide searches for predictive analytics...

What do we see in Predictive Models?

Predictive Analytics is one of the hottest careers on the tech scene these days and with good reason: data is being collected in ever greater amounts, and this data, it turns out, is useful for improving decisions...

The Computer Knows Who You Are

There's a surprising twist. While some question whether the prescient machines that drive decisions by way of induction and prediction are trustworthy, an emerging problem is that they often predict too well. Predictive technology is so powerful,...

Interview With Predictive Analytics Author Eric Siegel

We live in an era of Big Data and predictive analytics, and Nate Silver's not the only one who's noticed this. I recently sat down with Dr. Eric Siegel to talk about new book, Predictive Analytics: The...

Do Predictive Modelers Need to Know Math?

Predictive analytics is just a bunch of math, isn’t it? After all, algorithms in the form of matrix algebra, summations, integrals, multiplies and adds are the core of what predictive modeling algorithms do. Even rule-based approaches need...

Five Reasons Siegel’s Predictive Analytics Book Matters to Experts

My new book—Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die ( from publisher John Wiley; foreword by Thomas H. Davenport)—is a revealing, accessible primer positioned to appeal well outside our...

The Future of Prediction: Predictive Analytics in 2020

Good morning. It's January 2, 2020, the first workday of the year. As you drive to the office, the only thing predictive analytics doesn't do for you is steer the car (yet that's coming soon as well)...

The Future Directions for Text Analytics

At the Boston Text Analytics World, held on October 3-4, one of the themes of the conference was the future of text analytics. The program chair, Tom Reamy, gave a keynote presentation on that theme,

How the Obama Camp Analytically Persuaded Millions of Voters

Elections hang by a thinner thread than you think...

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