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Machine Learning in the Database

When SQL Server added the ability to execute R code, the decision seemed to split the customer base into two groups. One group was impressed and thought the idea of executing R code to analyze data in the database was … Continue reading

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Machine Learning Challenges

If you know someone well, you may think that you can predict what they’ll do in a situation. Those that know me might think that if I go to New York, I’ll make time to run in Central Park. That’s … Continue reading

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Data Bots

One of the challenges for many databases is getting the information out to our users. Early on many of us had to write queries in a customized fashion for our users. Eventually, reporting systems, such as Reporting Services and Crystal … Continue reading

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The Downsides of AI

I remember reading about AI as a college student, and I always wondered if we’d get computing algorithms that might actually make better decisions than informed humans. As my tech career grew, I saw the advancement in systems, like Deep Blue, … Continue reading

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Data Science en Masse

GE is an amazing company. They seem to have so many divisions and produce a wide variety of products. Their financial investment success amazed the world and made Jack Welch an icon to many businesspeople. I remember reading about revolutionary … Continue reading

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Who’s Smarter? Humans or AI Systems?

I used to watch science fiction movies and imagine we’d have these incredible machines that could interact with humans in amazing ways. I always believed more in the helpful and useful AI in Star Wars than the dangerous systems of movies like The … Continue reading

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The Digital Twin

The world is changing quickly, and it’s becoming incredibly personalized thanks to digital technologies. I saw a fascinating video from GE on digital twins. These are digital representations of their products, using specific data (sensor, visual, weather, settings, etc.) to build a model … Continue reading

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AI Helpers or Replacements

It’s interesting to look at the data business and how companies view DBAs, database developers, BI developers, data scientists, and more. There are some companies that really see value in our services, and I’m grateful for that. I’ve been gainfully … Continue reading

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Human and Machine Learning

I was reading about the Microsoft Cognitive Services and their wider release in preview to more developers. There are a few of the many machine learning services that anyone can use to build more intelligence into their applications. The entire … Continue reading

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Intelligence from Data

There is an incredible amount of data in the world, and all that data is changing the way industries work. That’s the opening to a keynote talk from Jim McHugh at the O’Reilly Artificial Intelligence conference. The talk is short, … Continue reading

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