AI and Machine Learning in business: use it everywhere!

Last week Bev from PWI’s group in Linkedin pointed me to a great HBR article: “How One Clothing Company Blends AI and Human Expertise”, by H. James Wilson, Paul Daugherty and Prashant Shukla. It describes how the company Stitch Fix works, using machine learning insights to assist their designers, and as you will see, they Read More …

Big Data workshop at the First European Celebration of Women in Computing

This last Tuesday, I lead the ‘Discover Big Data’ workshop at the First European Celebration of Women in Computing.  There were many parallel sessions that morning and I received some questions about my presentation from the participants that couldn’t divide themselves to attend this workshop 😉 Welcome to the Big Data workshop, we need women Read More …

The rise of the Self-Tuning Enterprise

As you may know, I am a fan of Machine Learning, a subfield of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that englobes computer programs that exhibit some kind of intelligent behavior. The first researchers on AI began analyzing how we (humans) did intelligent tasks in order to create programs that reproduced our behavior. So look at the irony Read More …

MOOCs: the new learning style

Last week I presented MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) at the Professional Women International association in Brussels, Belgium. I had the pleasure of talking to the participants afterwards.  They told me they were so pleased to learn they had such an easy way of taking good quality courses that they were going to check that Read More …

Alex Pentland’s article on Data-Driven Society

I recently got the new issue from Scientific American (October 2013), and in the front page was announced the article ‘The Data-Driven Society’ by Alex Pentland.  I just had to read it 🙂 He co-leads the World Economic Forum on Big Data and Personal Data initiatives.  He was talking about all the digital bread crumbs Read More …

Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) are very recent, but are quickly gaining popularity.  Coursera is one of the big platforms that offer those free courses, along with edX and Khanacademy just to mention a few.  Last year I took a fantastic course offered by Coursera  called ‘Model Thinking’ given  by Prof. Scott E. Page, who’s Read More …

Snowden showed us the dangers of Big Data with PRISM, are we up to the challenge to steer its use?

A television screen shows former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden during a news bulletin at a cafe at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport June 26, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Sergei Karpukhin   As we already discussed on my Big Data presentations,   being able to analyse the amount of data that traces all our actions and movements is a Read More …