AI and data for business leaders
Practical data science articles for those who call the shots
The ability to harness data to drive automation and improve our world is a fundamental leap in human progress, but unfortunately there aren’t enough good resources for business leaders and practical folk to learn more about these powerful technologies. To help you cut through the dense jargon and misleading fluff, here is a selection of 13 articles that deliver simple straight talk that stays technically correct while sneaking in a bit of humor. Enjoy!
#1 Is AI a fad?
#2 Why businesses fail at machine learning
Why businesses fail at machine learning
I’d like to let you in on a secret: when people say ‘ machine learning ‘ it sounds like there’s only one discipline…
#3 The first step in AI might surprise you
The first step in AI might surprise you
Welcome to AI! Welcome to machine learning! Does it matter if you don’t know the difference? Nope, because you’ll start…
#4 The Ultimate Guide to AI for Decision-Makers
Getting started with AI? Start here!
Everything you need to know to dive into your project
#5 The Data Revolution: Why Now?
In the 19th century, doctors might have prescribed mercury for mood swings and arsenic for asthma. It might not have…
#6 Data-Driven? Think again
Data-Driven? Think again
The psychological habit most people lack and why you can’t hope to use data to guide your actions effectively without…
#7 Advice for finding AI use cases
Advice for finding AI use cases
Get excited! The future is here: machine learning and AI allow you to automate the ineffable! Sounds great… if only you…
#8 Top 10 roles to hire for AI and data science
Top 10 roles in AI and data science
When you think of the perfect data science team, are you imagining 10 copies of the same professor of computer science…
#9 Whose fault is it when AI makes mistakes?
Whose fault is it when AI makes mistakes?
Don’t get me wrong, I love machine learning and AI. But I don’t trust them blindly and you shouldn’t either. Here’s…
#10 Is your employer ready to make data scientists effective?
Data scientist: The sexiest job of the 22nd century
Ask these 3 questions during a job interview to make sure your employer is ready to make data scientists effective
#11 The real reason AI is difficult
The real reason AI is difficult
My friend’s grandmother finally found out what her grandson had been working on for years. He’s a data scientist raised…
#12 The hard truth about AI bias and fairness
#13 How to spot an analyst from the dark side
Your dataset is a giant inkblot test
The danger of apophenia in analytics and what you can do about it
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