At Quantellia, we’ve been delivering enterprise-scale, desktop- and PC-based decision intelligence models to our clients for a few years now, using our World Modeler™ software. In the last few months, every single one of our clients has asked for our work to be delivered through a web interface, so we’ve been heads-down in delivery and development to meet their needs. These are not available to be viewed by the general public, however, so I’ve spent the last few days building a demonstration to show you what we do, and as part of my answer to a recent Quora question on Agency theory as well as Mark’s upcoming talk on this topic at MLConf Seattle.
In anticipation of Mark Zangari’s upcoming talk on Agency Theory at MLConf Seattle, a question appeared on Quora yesterday asking “What is the World Modeler platform and how does it compare to similar platforms?” I thought I’d answer the question here.
(If you’re coming here from Quora, then skip to the bottom for the new stuff)
As explained in two kinds of software, some software systems have a “world model” at their core, which is a “cartoon” simplification of something in the real world.
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.
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.