Machine Learning Meets Star Trek

Dateline: October 6, 2017 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. There is a lot of hype about the brave new world possible with machine learning, and it's getting harder to separate the hype from reality.  Machine learning is a lot of things, and it's been around (in various other forms) for a very long time.  Today we see a convergence of … [Read more...]

Chatter Data: What Are We Thinking About?

Dateline: December 5, 2014 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. This week’s idea comes from an interview with Blake Chandlee, vice president of global partnerships at Facebook, published by Sloan Management Review.  Chandler described a category of data that is providing new insights into what people are thinking about when they are just … [Read more...]

Finding New Connections in Big Data

Dateline: May 23, 2014 Welcome to our Friday WRAP – one thought-provoking idea to think about over the weekend. Value from big data opportunities can be found in some of the most unlikely places.  Recently, Fast Company published an article, "How Facebook Predicts Who You Know Using Old Yahoo Code," that highlighted a big data opportunity at Facebook. Every computer science student learns the … [Read more...]