Category Archives: Statistics

What is the Real-World Impact of AI?

It’s difficult to measure the real-world impact of AI because “artificial intelligence” is poorly defined. Read more

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I’ve Got the Last Word on the Future of Statistics

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AI Embraces and Extends Statistics

In the sixty years since Arthur Samuel first published his seminal machine learning work, artificial intelligence has advanced from being not as smart as a flatworm to having less common sense than a house cat. Read more

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Best of 2019: 60 Years of Progress in AI

[January 8, 2019] Today is the first day of CES 2019 and artificial intelligence (AI) “will pervade the show,” says Gary Shapiro, chief executive of the Consumer Technology Association. One hundred and thirty years ago today (January 8, 1889), Herman … Continue reading

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Translating Between Computer Science and Statistics

Terence Parr: “I am a computer scientist retooling as a machine learning droid and have found the nomenclature used by statisticians to be peculiar to say the least, so I thought I’d put this document together. It’s meant as good-natured … Continue reading

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Jim Goodnight: Thriving on Big Data Analytics

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are considered the new new thing but Jim Goodnight sets the record straight: “That’s exactly what we have been doing in statistics for years and years. We just call it building a model where these … Continue reading

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Hans Rosling, Edutainer

In this spectacular section of ‘The Joy of Stats’ Rosling tells the story of the world in 200 countries over 200 years using 120,000 numbers – in just four minutes. Plotting life expectancy against income for every country since 1810, … Continue reading

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Statistical Errors and Decision Making

  “99 percent of all statistics only tell 49 percent of the story.” ? Ron DeLegge II, Gents with No Cents “We are prone to blame decision makers for good decisions that worked out badly and to give them too … Continue reading

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Statistics and Machine Learning

The image above is taken from a data mining primer course SAS offered in 1998. Aatash Shah, CEO of Edvancer Eduventures, in KDnuggets: Machine learning requires no prior assumptions about the underlying relationships between the variables. You just have to throw … Continue reading

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The Role of Data in Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning

Oliver Schabenberger, EVP and CTO, SAS, on The difference between Statistical Modeling and Machine Learning: We can… distinguish statistical modeling, classical machine learning and modern machine learning by the role of the data. In statistical modeling, the data guide us to … Continue reading

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