Eric Siegel, Ph.D., founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics Times, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. In addition to being the author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, Eric is a former Columbia University professor who used to sing to his students, and a renowned speaker, educator and leader in the field.
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...
The president won reelection with the help of the science of mass persuasion, a very particular, advanced use of predictive analytics.