Note to Readers

Many thanks to all who follow this blog. I plan to repurpose this site as a purely personal blog. All of my writing about the machine learning and AI business is now on LinkedIn, where I encourage you to connect.

If you don’t want to read about my garden and my late son, feel free to unfollow the blog.

Most of the old AI/ML posts will remain up for a while.

Thanks again for reading.

— Thomas

Mets Use SAS, Royals Win Series

In a bit of premature chest-thumping, SAS touts its alliance with the New York Mets. ¬†As a SAS blogger notes, “when the Mets take the field…SAS will be there with them.”

The Mets committed five errors in the Series.

Last year, the Mets signed an agreement with SAS for analytics, joining the Orlando Magic (thirteenth in the NBA Eastern Conference) and the Toronto Maple Leafs (eight in the NHL Atlantic Division.)

There’s a metaphor in there. ¬†Spending big money on software won’t help if you don’t execute on the fundamentals.

Here are profiles of KC’s top analysts:

Notice something missing from those profiles?