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Machine Learning - Concept Searching

Machine Learning – You Decide What Is Fair

If you are evaluating ‘over-the-counter’ machine learning (ML) or artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, how do you know the algorithms they use are fair? I would ask your vendor. In a perfect world, we assume all data is ‘clean’ meaning it is accurate, up-to-date, and can be called the one source of truth. I know, this is only pretend.…

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AI - Artificial Intelligence - Concept Searching

Waiting for AI? It’s Due to Arrive in 2047

If you are in the software business, you can probably identify with this. Have you noticed that most of your competitors are now saying they offer artificial intelligence (AI) products? Yesterday they didn’t, today they do.…

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AI - Artificial Intelligence

Facebook Just Keeps on Trying – Maybe It Should Stay Away from AI

Poor Facebook. Seems it manages to hog the newswires with stories that just make you want to shake your head and ask how it could have made so much money.

One of its fiascos, albeit from a few years back, was to improve its trending topics section by taking away from human editors the responsibility of writing news story descriptions, instead using artificial intelligence (AI) software.…

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Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation? Try Failing First

Digital transformation seems to be back in vogue, after a lull in activity and organizations realizing that they didn’t really know what it meant. I can’t remember where I read this, so I apologize, but is the ‘digital workplace’ just a new word for ‘continuous improvement,’ made popular in the 1990s?…

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Insight Engines - Concept Searching

Insight Engines – Ya Gotta Love ‘Em

I’m not sure whether you have been informed but, according to Gartner, ‘enterprise search’ has now been renamed ‘insight engines’ – this follows the renaming of ECM and big content.…

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Discovery, Risk, and Insight in a Metadata-Driven World

Risky Business and Shoddy Practices – Yes, I’m Talking to You

Gartner reports that 85 percent of information in a company is unstructured – IBM estimates 80 percent – and that an organization’s information doubles every 18 months.…

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Discovery, Risk, Insight

Let’s Just Not Tell Anyone Billions of User Records Were Hacked

Poor Yahoo, now Altaba. It was recently fined a whopping $35 million dollars by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), for sitting on its massive data breach for two years. In case you don’t recall the details, dastardly Russian cyberhackers managed to obtain the entire Yahoo database, which contained billions of usernames, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates, passwords, and security questions.…

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Taxonomy

1.9 Billion Records Exposed – A Taxonomy Could Have Come in Handy

Only 918 reported data breaches led to a whopping 1.9 billion records being exposed, as of September 2017. I would expect the number to rise, although not dramatically, I hope. Compared with the last six months of 2016, the number of lost, stolen, or compromised records increased by 164 percent.…

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Metadata Generation

Aristotle Had It Right – How Come We Don’t?

Statistics show that over 90 percent of organizations rely on end user tagging, sustaining the use of inaccurate and erroneous metadata applied to unstructured and semi-structured content.…

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Search

Search and You Will Find – Maybe

Today, one of our technical people said that search was a commodity. That is probably valid. But I am hoping that executive management now sees that search, even if it is a commodity, needs to find what you are looking for and only what you are looking for.…

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