This year I have been so kindly invited for a keynote talk at Big Data Spain which will be held in Madrid 17-18 of November. This time, rather than diving into a specific technology or tool, I am reflecting on the state of data analytics, and how cloud, technology and data science are brewing a possible recipe for analytics at scale, towards ai, prescriptive analytics and cognitive processing.
Although it might be a bit ahead of the current state of development in analytical solutions and databases, I am starting to see clear early signals that something amazing is hatching in the realm of data processing, and I would like to share some of these facts/elements with the audience of Big Data Spain. I would like to stay grounded to the current technology developments but also let the imagination soar by showing that today in data analytics the sum is much more than the union of its parts.
Are we reaching a Data Science Singularity? - How Cognitive Computing is emerging from Machine Learning Algorithms, Big Data Tools, and Cloud Services
Prescriptive analytics is the ultimate analytical step which goes beyond predictions into the realm of goal-oriented recommendations. As such, we could consider prescriptive analytics as a particular sort of cognitive computing. In 2016, how far are we from cognitive computing actually? In this talk, I will describe the latest advances in machine learning algorithms, big data tools and cloud engineering practices.
These are the ingredients which are blended together to brew modern AI, prescriptive analytics and cognitive processing solutions. As data, and algorithms are made available into large cloud computing clusters, higher-level, cognitive-like services will solve real-world, complex and often ambiguous cases.
Finally, I will touch on the topic of meta-data science and how automated data science could (re)define the role of the data scientist in the coming years.
Why is AI so difficult?
Videos on AI
Yann LeCunn: https://youtu.be/_1Cyyt-4-n8
Andrej Karpathy: https://youtu.be/u6aEYuemt0M
Nando de Freitas: https://youtu.be/bEUX_56Lojc
Richard Socher: https://youtu.be/oGk1v1jQITw
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