Eric Siegel, Ph.D. is the founder of the Predictive Analytics World conference series—which includes events for business, government, healthcare, workforce, manufacturing, and financial services—the author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die—Revised and Updated Edition (Wiley, January 2016), executive editor of The Predictive Analytics Times, and a former computer science professor at Columbia University. For more information about predictive analytics, see the Predictive Analytics Guide.
Prediction is in the cards. Here are four major developments you will experience in 2016 courtesy of predictive analytics.
You have been predicted — by companies, governments, law enforcement, hospitals, and universities. In this lesson excerpt from Big Think Edge, Eric Siegel, author of...
One of the things that’s happening now is your Smartphone is being more integrated with your car.
Eric Siegel never thought he would experience a machine acting in a way that he would subjectively consider to be intelligent. IBM's Watson, however, changed all of that.
Eric Siegel on IBM's Watson: This is the first time I’ve ever had the feeling and the impulse to say, “You know what? That’s intelligent.”
As with the anecdotally rich discoveries in Freakonomics, practitioners of predictive analytics constantly stumble upon insightful gems such as,vegetarians miss fewer flights.
Siri’s underlying technology is designed "to solve a different, simpler variant of the human language problem" than Watson.
My opinion is that IBM’s Watson computer is able to answer questions, and so, in my subjective view, that qualifies as intelligence.
Today, predictive analytics' all-encompassing scope already reaches the very heart of a functioning society. Several mounting ingredients promise to spread prediction even more pervasively: bigger data, better...