Open data is here, now what?
Open data is here, now what? We have good news. We have a lot of open data. In Holland, I believe there are about four or five thousand open data sources. That is great news, right? But while we’re not short on data, we are short on insights. I don’t need to tell you that […]
What makes an AI start-up fail?
Who doesn’t want to work for an AI startup? Everyone, right? And there are so many of them at the moment. But what you may not realize is that AI is a hard business and most start-ups fail. But no one talks about that. No one wants to talk about failures. But I do. So, […]
Visualizations – the brain follows the heart
This time I want to talk to you about visualizations. Actually, I want to talk to your heart. What do I mean? We want to talk about data, right? We want to talk about AI. What’s the heart got to do with that? Well, if you look at something visual, it’s not your mind that […]
Humans, not algorithms
To help you understand when to use AI, I want to talk about your algorithmic and non-algorithmic attributes. Now, what are those? We tend to assume that everything can be modeled. We assume that everything can be calculated, and thereby conclude that we can solve our problems with enough data and technology. That is true […]
Data management strategy
Let’s talk about data strategy. It’s not really a sexy topic, but it’s absolutely fundamental if you want to succeed in data science. And I don’t want to talk to you about the technology sitting behind your data. I want to talk to you about the soft side of your data. The soft side of […]
AI can be a red herring
AI can be a red herring. It’s easy to believe in the myth of the AI silver bullet. But you can debunk AI myths by identifying those red herrings. So what is a red herring? A red herring is when you are misled and the real problem is hidden from you. While companies like to […]
Don’t neglect the soft side of Data Science
When talking about the soft side of data science, there’s a story that’s often left untold. You may think that you don’t need to hear this story because you have plenty of technology experts. You know, the programmers, the database specialists, the Microsofts of this world and so on. But there is a soft side […]
The Journey of implementing AI
Implementing AI is a long road. But what do you need to succeed on this journey? Many companies want to implement AI in some shape or form. But they need to understand that AI is not a plug and play solution. It is a journey you need to go on. And it’s important to consider […]
AI is not plug and play
AI is not plug and play. Data science is not plug and play either. We know the steps to take to make something work. The components for this process are crucial. Some of these components are algorithms and tools. But they’re not as free as they often claim to be. It’s important to realize that. […]
Is AI going to make things easy?
In this video, Martin Haagoort, CEO of Intellerts, gives his opinion to a very common question: Is AI going to make things easy? “Sometimes, AI appears to be the solution to every problem we have. It certainly feels like there are only success stories in the realm of AI. But when is AI actually going […]