Forrester’s 2018 PAML “Waves”

Forrester just published two “Wave” reports for predictive analytics and machine learning. The first, covering “multi-modal” solutions, is available here for free. A second report, covering notebook-based solutions, is available here (registration required.) Forrester plans to publish a third report, covering automated machine learning vendors, in 2019. Kudos to Forrester for understanding the diversity of the data science tools market.

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ML/AI Vendor Roundup: August 2018

Product enhancements, customer references, partnerships, acquisitions, financials, or other significant news for ML/AI vendors in August 2018. Alteryx Announces general availability for Release 2018.3. Key new bits: interactive visualization; enhanced Spark integration; a Jupyter notebook for Python scripting. Andrew Brust opines. Releases Q2 financials, revealing 54% YOY topline growth. Amazon Web Services Adds support for custom attributes to SageMaker model

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Vendor Roundup: July 2018

Hi. I’m not dead yet. Just on hiatus from writing due to the demands of my day job. Thought I’d restart this vendor news roundup, on a monthly cadence. Hard news about vendors in the AI/ML/DL space: product enhancements, major reference customers, major partnerships, acquisitions, and funding rounds. No planted articles. Press releases stripped of hype. Amazon Machine Learning Announces

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More Notes on SAS

Last week’s post on SAS provoked numerous comments on this blog, and over on Hacker News. Here are some excerpts. I’ve edited for length and grammar. Feel free to read the originals. SAS employee Scott Mongeau writes: Journeying through the vast graveyard of open source vanity projects I come in on as a mop-up-agent on in any given month, one

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Notes on a Watson FAIL

A little over a year ago, on February 17, 2017, the Houston Chronicle reported that the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center had halted an AI project for cancer diagnostics. The story revealed that MD Anderson spent $62 million over four years to build a system called the Oncology Expert Advisor (OEA), based on IBM Watson. As envisioned by its champions,

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