New Course Coming Up

Lately, I’ve started putting together a new course​ on problem-solving, targeted mainly at business people and team leaders (though any knowledge worker could benefit from it). I’m launching it in the next month or so. If you or anyone else you know is interested, you can fill in this short survey for it and join … Read more

Data Literacy for Professionals (2/2)

This is the second part of the Data Literacy for Professionals article Examples of Data Literacy in PracticeData literacy adds value to an organization in various ways, one of which is to support decision-making. Say you need to create a new marketing campaign to increase customer retention, for example. Where would you start? Would you … Read more

Data Literacy for Professionals (1/2)

IntroductionDifferent people mean different things when they talk about data literacy. For this article, so that we are on the same page, let’s use the definition of “the ability to create, manage, read, work with, and analyze data to ensure & maximize the data’s accuracy, trust and value to the organization” (D. Marco, Ph.D.). Note … Read more

The Human Aspects of ChatGPT

At the end of last month, OpenAI released its latest product, which made (and still makes) waves in the AI arena. Namely, about three weeks ago, ChatGPT made its debut, and before long, it gathered enough traction to outshine its predecessor, GPT3. Since then, many people have started speculating on it and making interesting claims … Read more

The Shortcomings of Logic and the Spectrum of Life

Don’t let the somewhat philosophical title mislead you! This isn’t an article for the abstract aspects of the world, but something pointing to a very real problem in our thinking and how it makes experiencing life difficult. Namely, an age-old issue with our logic, reasoning, and how as a data modeling tool, it fails to … Read more

3 Ways AI Has Helped Marketers and Creative Professionals Streamline Workflows

As the use of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to increase in the workplace, marketers and creative professionals are beginning to realize the potential of this technology to streamline their workflows. AI can help marketers and creative professionals save time, increase efficiency, and better target their audiences. Here are three ways AI has helped marketers and … Read more

Why Convolve? : Understanding Convolution and Feature Extraction in Deep Networks

Data analytics and data science are highly reliant on feature extraction, which is the process of taking raw data and extracting meaningful information from it. In the world of deep learning, convolution is one of the most important techniques used to extract features from data. Convolution is a mathematical operation that allows a neural network … Read more