Cause-and-effect links live at the heart of complex systems. And understanding them means we can go beyond historical data to understand situations we haven’t faced before, using piecewise causal links from the past to inform new situations. This is incredible, because it breaks us from the tyranny of using only historical data in data science, machine learning, AI, and more. Here’s how three previously separate approaches can be used to help us get the links right.
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The greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century require that we do a better job of integrating people, processes, and technology. Whether we’re talking about how to distribute medicine and doctors to solve a health epidemic, or looking to reduce supply chain risk in a complex multinational organization, we must use computers, data, and our own judgment in unprecedented ways.
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So here we go…
Hi, my name’s Lorien Pratt, and I’m Chief Scientist and cofounder of Quantellia. As part of this work, I’ve been promoting decision intelligence in a number of ways over the years, including the DI scoop.it page, the Effective Decision Making LinkedIn group, the World Modeler blog , videos on the DI YouTube site, working with the Decision Intelligence Institute and more. In the last couple of months, I’ve realized, however, that there are hundreds of “nuggets”: experiences, stories, concepts, and the like, which fit better into a blog form.