Author: Lorien Pratt

Understanding what we mean by “Decision” in ML/AI/DI

In artificial intelligence, machine learning, decision intelligence, statistics, and science, we use the word “decision” to mean a lot of things. Let’s tease out some distinctions: Decision Type Name Question answered Primary information Source...

Solving the COVID19 Decision Crisis: Moving from Data-Driven Decisions to Decision-Driven Data

Right now, getting vaccines “into arms” is the world’s greatest pandemic focus.   But everything could change. Says Andy Slavitt, “The headlines we see today…[describe a] massive over-demand and under-supply [of the COVID19 vaccine]…it could...

The #COVID19 Driver’s Seat

I caught COVID19 in March, a few weeks after breaking my arm badly enough to need surgery.  I made it through, but along the way, and with the perspective afforded by a lot of...

A businessman is frightened of a red robot

AI projects face new challenges, need new roles, and engage in new activities as they move into mass commercialization

I wrote previously about the emergence of applied, agile, assured AI. This post is a deeper dive, explaining the diagram, below, in more detail: Over the years, computer science has evolved through four eras,...