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New Books from Tom Davenport

Tom Davenport, First Analytics chairman and noted author and expert on analytics is releasing two books this month, September, 2022. Working with AI: Real Stories of Human-Machine Collaboration explores worker-AI collaboration in real world settings.  By offering detailed, real-world case…

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What is a Minimum Viable AI Product?

This is a re-post of an article originally by First Analytics Chairman Tom Davenport.  More of Tom's articles can be found here.   One of the key attributes of the lean startup approach popularized by Steve Blank and Eric Ries is…

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The Machine That Won the War

Today we have Watson but in 1961 Isaac Asimov wrote a short science fiction story about the Multivac -- a supercomputer that helped humans defeat the Denebians in a war.  The story is set after the successful conclusion of the…

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Data Science Buzzword Bingo

File this under the "Fun" category (or perhaps "sarcasm").  If you are not familiar with the Buzzword Bingo game, you can read about it here. The next time you sit through a vendor's pitch, or a speech from senior management, print…

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Until We Have Quantum Computers for Data Science

For analytics professionals there was a time where model building decisions were nearly entirely related to methodology and algorithm selection.  These decisions also informed the choice of software to use. Today, the availability of algorithms and software has exploded, making choice…

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Competing on Analytics: Ten-year Update Published

It has been ten years since Tom Davenport, one of the leaders of First Analytics, along with Jeanne Harris, published the seminal book, Competing on Analytics.  It is credited for initiating the serious adoption of analytics by businesses.   Tom says…

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