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What Taylor Swift can tell us about Machine Learning

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What a failed, but valiant, attempt to use Machine Learning to make pop music tells us about what AI is good, and not good, at. And why Taylor Swift is better at it than an algorithm.


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On the future of analytics

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I keep getting asked to predict the future of analytics by management types; so, I’m going to rummage the back of the office stationary cupboard, dig out my robe and wizard’s hat, and give you a glimpse into my crystal ball of speculation.


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Predicting a landslide

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“We predict The Tories will win by a landslide”“Lies, damn lies and statistics”Now, before I start, this is not a political article.  No-one’s left or right leanings will be discussed, and no politicians will be hurt in the making of this article.With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s talk ‘predictive analytics’ and the issues


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An Analysts’ Game accidentally invented by Sportsmen

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Cricket, according to the Indian social philosopher Ashis Nandy, is an Indian game accidentally invented by the British. One could equally call it an analysts’ game accidentally invented by sportsmen. What can the game teach CDOs about predictive programmes?


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Machine Learning and Hot Tips – Trends from Adobe Summit

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The Adobe Summit is one of the several Marketing Cloud conferences in recent weeks. We asked friends, clients and industry leaders about what the main themes were from the event.


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Thinking for yourself – the dangers of going too far too soon with AI

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Using data to drive AI and predictive analytics is not a substitute for your Analytics and Insight capability.


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