Friday, November 25, 2016

Aweekstweets October 29 to November 25 2016: the weeks of electoral maneuvering in the dark

Everyday Big Data Infographic 

"8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M." ( ) JK--Gimme a break. I don't start my to-do list UNTIL 8am.

Stop calling it the "Rust Belt" unless you're prepared to also call the southern states the "Perspiration Belt."

Considering that Clinton won the popular vote by margin > 2 million, commentators who treat Trump's victory as "seismic shift" can sit on it

Black Friday. IMHO, merchants should color-code their sites with fiscal-year break-even status. It's Red Friday till they're in the black.

Lawnmowered the fallen leaves to several bagsfull of pulverized organic matter. Now emptying the airborne particles from sinus to Kleenex.

Enjoying selected writings of Robert Hughes. His discussion o MIchelangelo's physical ordeal painting the Sistine Chapel is especially great

Of course, Trump was topic #1 at the Thanksgiving dinner table today. My position on the matter is in the public record. And off my chest.

"Sarah McLachlan and the great Tony Bennett"? No argument on Tony, but I think Sarah deserves that praise word too.

You need a little Christmas right this very minute? Seriously? You can't wait a month and a day for that?

Can’t wait to see the Secret Service’s elaborately choreographed song-and-dance in front of Trump Tower.

Power Rangers? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Pikachu? Hey Macy’s, this is my adult children’s nostalgia. Throw us Boomers a bone. Underdog?

Clowns. When they make their entrance, you know the facepainted costumed zaniness has begun. A warmup for the actual humor U hope will ensue

I think lavish Broadway musicals should perform on 34th Street every morning. Especially during rush hour. Manhattanites dig gridlock.

Trump could “in theory” self-deal from his foundation, raid US treasury & run his fraudulent businesses from White House. He’s a multitasker

Transistor. That’s your brother after the switch.

Observing the Thanksgiving Eve rush at Wegman’s from a comfy high stool in the cafe in front entrance area. Quite a hive of turkey shoppers!

E-commerce world in pre-holiday knucklecracking phase today. All my merchants reporting updated service terms & restating privacy practices.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp 96 Tears by ? and the Mysterians JK--1966; Fun fact: ?'s real name is Enigmus Interrogatus.

IBM is on a push to offer IoT from development to production 

Data Analytics Top Trends In 2017 

"30 Fun Ideas for Starting New AI Businesses & Services with #Watson " ( ) JK--Thanks Bill Vorhies for compiling these

"Data Science Delusion" ( ) JK--No it's not the "science of data." It's using stat tools to test empirical hypotheses

"Data Isn't Everything" ( ) JK--I beg yr pardon. To quote Coach Lombardi, it's th only thing. Go team! OK, U're right

"Agile Antipatterns" ( ) JK--"Antipattern" is essentially "vicious cycle": U think it will help, but does the opposite

"Big data...not eating data scientist" ( ) JK--"Human design..ML algos..feature engineering’"

"How machine lrnng turbocharge workforce" ( ) JK--"Eliminate human error" (#2) is classic schlock sci-fi robot dialog

How many other blogs do I have up my stupid sleeve for the remainder of this year? Don't I ever give it a rest?

LinkedIn's invited congratulations. Creates pleasant fiction that we care about other people's careers when they're not competing with ours.

NY Times taking heat from the president-elect. Should change slogan to "All The News That Gives Trump A Fit."

New #IBM jk #MakeDataSimple #KDNuggets column: "The Experience of Being a High-Performing Data Scientist" ( )

The only time "self-dealing" is OK is when it refers to someone engaging in a pleasant game of solitaire.

"Trump Charity Admits to ‘Self-Dealing’" ( ) JK--Which, of course, means "corruption."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Being 4 th Benefit of Mr. Kite JK--Mr K never got his wish to challenge world. Olympics dropped hogshead fire-jumping

"AI Has Beaten Humans at Lip-reading" ( ) JK--Accurate 93.4% of time, compared to 52.3% for human lip-readers.

"Project Flogo: Golang-Powered Open Source IoT Integration Framework" ( ) JK--Ultra-lightweight, programmed with Go

Checking the Facebook newsfeed again. Appears the world's going to hell in a handbag. Time to invest in handbags, it would appear.

Complexity has a way of getting you in a headlock. Must always find ways to slip its grip. Wiggle out from its excessive attention to detail

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Lady of the Ark by Kyle Craft from Dolls of Highland JK--2016. Does this guy not have a rockstar voice, or what?

Spin up Hadoop and Spark clusters in minutes on a reliable foundation 

5 things AIs can do better than us 

CrowdChat: Industry experts predict . Join me et al on hursday, December 8th 2016 at 1:00 PM ET #makedatasimple

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Suddenly by Drugdealer from The End of Comedy JK--2016. Not a bandname I'd want to declare at the border.

IBM Launches Global Watson IoT Consulting Solutions, named a leader in IoT platforms  #gbsnation

Stay tuned for my 2017 analytics industry predictions on IBM Big Data & Analytics Hub on Dec 5, + other experts' predictions throughout Dec

New #IBM jk Data science expert interview: James Kobielus, Steve Ardire, & Joe Caserta ( )

I'm firmly of the belief that when somebody passes away you don't mourn. You celebrate their life. Nobody wants to leave the world gloomier.

Predicting Big Data & Analytics in 2017. Join me & other experts for #MakeDataSimple CrowdChat. Thurs 12-8 1pm EST

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Before The Wall by Kyle Craft from Before The Wall JK--2016. Wow. First great song of the Trump era.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Stranger To My Happiness by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings JK--2014. Like th greatest Tina Turner song Tina never did

New #IBM jk #SPSSStatistics blog: "Moving beyond spreadsheets into enterprise-ready statistical analysis" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Million Dollar Loan by Death Cab for Cutie JK--2016. Great new single from Ben Gibbard and band.

"AI Can Do What Humans Can't" ( ) JK--Sometimes. But doing stuff way faster/better than people amounts to same thing.

"Modeling How to Deploy 5G" ( ) JK--Fun fact: I was once a product manager at a firm that modeled/engineered 3G nets

"Fighting Wildfires Autonomously" ( ) JK--Before long, this is how all firefighting will be done. Only makes sense.

"ML Algo Can Show Whether State Secrets Are Properly Classified" ( ) JK--Need tip-top clearance to build/maintain this

"Google's RAISR sharpens low-res images using machine learning" ( ) JK--I'd like to run all my family photos thru this

"Bias in machine learning, and how to stop it" ( ) JK--"Stop"? More a matter of ensuring biases don't skew predictions

"ODPi Publishes 1st Ops Spec To Provide Devs Consistency Across App Mgmt Tools" ( ). JK-- #IBM @ritika_gunnar quoted

"Artificial General Intelligence: Holy Grail o AI" ( ) JK--IMHO, we'll see sustained nuclear fusion before we see that

"Using machine learning to generate music" ( ) JK--Here's my 2016 LinkedIn Pulse post on same:

"12 Emerging Trends in Data Analytics" ( ) JK--"Chief Meaning Officer"? Get real. Everyone else a clueless imbecile?

"11 Important Model Eval Techniques Everyone Should Know" ( ) JK--You mean "everyone who wants 2 B a data scientist"

"Women In Machine Learning and AI" ( ) JK--I know 3 of the 15 women pictured: M.Chambers, C.Howson, C. Gentry.

"New #IBM #Bluemix Svcs ...Accel Data Migr 2 Cloud" ( ) JK--IBM Bluemix Lift, Decision Optzn, dashDB for Transactions

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Chain of Fools by Aretha Franklin from Lady Soul JK--1968. Luv how the throbbing bass counterpoints her soaring vocal

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Mama Don't Like My Man by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings from I learned the hard way JK--2010. Aretha-grade classic.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Venus As A Boy by Bjork from debut JK--1993. NIce dreamy one from the artist, who celebrates her 51st birthday today

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Into The Black by Chromatics from Kill For Love JK--2012. Dunno 'bout that. Rotten rusted well, Vicious burnt out bad

Form follows function, but not in the dictionary.

Got an offer for body waxing. I'll consider that when it comes time for me to pose for Madame Tussaud.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Committed To The Cause by The Radio Dept. from Running out of Love JK--2016. Nice. Sounds a bit like Tame Impala.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Snap It Back, Strip It Down by James Chance and the Contortions from The Flesh Is Weak JK--2016. Another gr8 one!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Daddy Lessons (feat. Dixie Chicks) by Beyonce from Lemonade JK--2016. Wow. Great collaboration.

“Fake news” aka “faux news,” which some pronounce “Fox News.” Truth in nomenclature.

If I ever become president, I’m going to place all my assets in a blind trust. Going to blindly trust my children to follow my instructions.

It could have gotten pretty ugly if Pence had entered the theater in character as Aaron Burr.

The recent presidential election was an Icarus Moment for Nate Silver. Data journalism’s rep also tarnished. Agonizing reappraisal time.

RIP Sharon Jones. She & the Dap-Kings rose far beyond ‘60s R&B revivalists. Made authentically great 21st century originals.

“Walter Scott’s Personality Parade.” Dedicated to answering stuff people could easily Google. “Has Annette Bening ever won Academy Award”?

Ancient overhead airport recording invites us to use our "PDAs" on the free WiFi. Darn. I forgot to bring my PalmPilot. I'm screwed.

Quest for value: Entering a new era of pragmatism for data and analytics 

Application Discovery Webinar: Unlocking your core business assets, Empowering your developers and Appraising... 

Event Registration 

Wearing my maize&blue Michigan sweater around Iowa City has inadvertently made me a marked man. No, I don't follow college football. Stop

Which of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse is Donald Trump? Regardless, I’m pretty sure which end of that particular horse he is.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Rock & Roll by The Velvet Underground from Loaded JK--1970. For a 5-year-old, Jenny sure sounds prematurely teenage.

"S.Hawking gave humanity due date for finding another planet" ( ) JK--Should write brief history of our remaining time

" #IBM New Chief Digital Officer Uses #Watson Cognitive Computng Powers To Wow Marketers" ( ) JK--Bob Lord interviewed

Google's "AI experiments" site. Explore machine learning by playing with pictures, language, music, code, and more:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Way We Won't by Grandaddy from Way We Won't / Clear Your History JK--2016. Good new one. Old-school synthesizer.

Thought leadership is content marketing targeted at a thoughtful readership.

"A Plethora of Data Set Repositories" ( ) JK--Actually, "plethora" means "too damn many." Not what Granville intends.

"How to use ML in today’s.." ( ) JK--ML defined in 1959 (wow!) as "ability to learn w/out being explicitly programmed"

"Human Brain vs Machine Learning - A Lost Battle?" ( ) JK--Not a battle. Humans win under any nonhysterical scenario.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp First We Take Manhattan by Leonard Cohen from I'm Your Man JK--1988. "Then we take Berlin."

"AI beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google's cloud chief" ( ) JK--She's not much older than me. I expect it.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Alright by Kendrick Lamar from To Pimp a Butterfly JK--2015. Love the mash of hiphop and modern jazz.

"Search Engines vs Recomm Engines & the Impact of Deep Learning" ( ) JK--Automatically identify related/similar items

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Into the Trees by Hope Sandoval and The Warm Inventions from Until The Hunter JK--2016. Very chill/trippy "Miss you."

Every single other speaker before me at #ACTSym16 presented awesome ongoing research of their own. Spun the gears in my brain madly.

I suggested that ACT create standard psychometric test for gauging schoolchildren’s love of math & data visualization. Data science aptitude

Wish to thank John Bicknell for inviting me to speak at #ACTSym16. Talked myself hoarse. Learned tons on psychometrics from other speakers

False news stories are one thing & it's obviously not good. But the pernicious influence of false issues, stoked by BS news-memes, is worse.

Jeff Bigham, CMU, discusses using real-time machine learning to automate what court reporters do for a living. #ACTSym16

Prof Chris Dede as “Little Professor” at #ACTSYM16

Jeffrey P. Bigham, CMU, "Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning for Accessibility" #ACTSYM16

Embodying Every Last Thing With Cognition 

Application Discovery Webinar: Unlocking your core business assets and empowering your developers 

Day 2 of #ACTSym16. I speak this afternoon. Analytics for learning testing & assessment.

"79% of US Consumers Want “Artificial Intelligence” to Know the Limits" ( ) JK--Yeah, we don't want it getting uppity

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp No Name #1 by Elliott Smith from Roman Candle JK--1994. Beautifully sad, like most of this late musician's solo work

"5 things AIs can do better than us" ( ) JK--Uses "AI" to refer to instances of apps that derive intelligence from AI.

Wish to thank the good people of ACT for the fine dining and conversation on Clinton Street. Iowa City's finest. I owe a debt of gratitude.

New #IBMWoW data-sci podcast: Kobielus intervu Blanchfield Brown Mathison Shin Tamir: p1  p2

"What Questions Would U Ask Yr AI Chat Robot?" ( ) JK--Gartner: by 2020 avg person converse more w/these than spouse

Carolyn Penstein Rose. "Towards Careful Practices for Automated Linguistic Analysis of Group Learning" #ACTSym16

"Nature’s Approach to Preserving Information" ( ) JK--Organically diversify storage, disperse copies, correct errors.

#ACTSym16 speaker hilariously described news-org hype-backlash cycle re new techs: "First U present the promise, then U expose the fraud."

Christopher Dede, "Unobtrusive Real-Time Diagnostic Assessments in Immersive Learning Environments" #ACTSym16

First impression: ACT's products are built on high-quality data science, tailored to needs of higher-ed market. Very interesting. #ACTSym16

Nitesh Chawla, Notre Dame, "Personalizing Student Learning Using Machine Learning" #ACTSym16

At #ACTSym16, cognition is being discussed under psychometric approaches, abetted by machine learning, for human-learning assessment.

I'm here at ACT's campus in Iowa City for #ACTSym16. "Insight Analytics & Emerging Technologies." AI & data science in the new workforce.

Saw analytics education program pitched at "busy working professionals." Wondering if they'd refuse the occasional lazy goldbricking amateur

"The hottest new big data analytics jobs U need to know" ( ) JK--"Machine teachers"? It's more like "machine trainers"

"Transparent machine learning: How to create 'clear-box' AI" ( ) JK--Visibility into their algorithmic gears & knobs

"Data Stories: The History & Modern State of Data Journalism" ( ) JK--Published before Icarus episode of election 2016

"Facebook is bringing artsy neural networks to a phone near you" ( ) JK--Video "style transfer" similar to Prisma.

"How Facebook aims to advance AI" ( ) JK--New deep learning platform, Caffe2Go, embedded in the Facebook mobile apps

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "The Controversy over Algorithmic Newscycle Curation" ( )

Going to speak on democratization of data science at ACT Symposium in Iowa City. I did slightly better on my ACT than my SAT. Dbl-chkd that

Iowa City. Pleasant college town. Big Ten, so it's got that going for it.

Friends come+exit socials so often, I'm frequently prompted to re-follow them. I'm like "huh, don't I already?" That's a "deja who" moment

"Wikibon trip report from IBM’s Watson developer conference: Keep it simple, geniuses" ( ) JK-- @ggilbert41 on #IBMWoW

Coming to Grips with Artificial Intelligence’s Many Manifestations 

I haven’t been avoiding Facebook at all during this entire season. I primarily keep it nailed to my own newsfeed. I control and compose that

Random thoughts at opportune times are my way of staying sane. Too much focus deadens the spirit.

New #IBM jk #SPSSStatistics blog: "Accessing the power of R through a robust statistical analysis tool" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Buddy by Itasca from Open to Chance JK--2016. Nice warm languid country-folk. LA-based. Reminds of Brooklyn's Hem.

A "supermoon" fell on my birthday? Um, OK. I actually didn't need the added gravity. The aging was sufficient. But thanks anyway.

As noted in my #Dataversity column ( ), hype curve for AI got started during the Eisenhower Administration. As did I

"Ten Take-Aways from #IBM World of #Watson" ( ) JK--Perspective on #IBMWoW from @SethGrimes

New #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Coming to Grips with Artificial Intelligence’s Many Manifestations" ( )

"Can deep learning help solve lip reading?" ( ) JK--Promising approach but needs considerable work to improve accuracy

"Tiny fingertip camera helps blind people read without braille" ( ) JK--Simple but cool/powerful wearable idea.

"Media in the Age of Algorithms" ( ) JK--Tim O'Reilly recommends FB use Google "link is a vote" news-curation approach

#Hadoop #BigInsights customer sessions at #IBMWoW ( ) JK--Lots of great #IBM case studies.

"Deep learning machine vision system aids blind & visually impaired" ( ) JK--Wearable for real-time object recognition

"Who Wouldn't Want a Big Hex Computer?" ( ) JK--Looks like von Neumann architecture designed by steampunk aficionados

I still don't understand why some revere vinyl recordings. I never heard superior sound quality in them. Only tics, scratches, skips, & hiss

What Kind Of Cloud Data Warehouse Do You Want?  Nov 14
Free training program gives veterans new skills for civilian jobs 

How to Make Your Company Machine Learning Ready 

"As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware & software" ( ) JK--Cool when my columns post same day as relevant news

New #IBM jk #InfoWorld column: "Deep learning is already altering your reality" ( )

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) by Irma Thomas JK--1964. Great. Sounds like Flamingos meet Bacharach

Here's a link to the new #IBM PowerAI SDK: . Supports Caffe, Torch, Theano, & OpenBLAS deep-learning frameworks.

"IBM & NVIDIA Team on World’s Fastest Deep Learning Enterprise Solution" ( ) JK--IBM Power System S822LC, PowerAI SDK

Please quit asking what Trump's position is on tech. He only has a position if a tech somehow wronged him. His position is always "revenge."

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Hurdy Gurdy Man by Donovan JK--1968. Back when organ-grinding buskers w/chained monkeys were major religious figures

I laugh when newsletters flag an article an "8-minute (or whatever) read." All I need is a 10-sec up&down glance to know if it's interesting

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Right Place Wrong Time by Dr. John from In the Right Place JK--1973. "Just need a little brain salad surgery"

I'm just slightly tired of people making a showy declaration of quitting social media, most notably, Facebook. Just refrain from using it.

Trump appears prepared to retain Obamacare ban on insurers not covering pre-existing conditions. But USA's pre-existing condition is kaput.

I think it's fair to say President Trump won't get even the hint of a honeymoon once he takes office.

RIP Robert Vaughn. Washington Post just published the greatest obit of all time. Skip to the very cinematic end:

RIP Leon Russell. Outlaw-looking, shades-wearing, white-bearded performer/songwriter's contributions stretched back to rock's early days.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Angels With Dirty Faces by Sham 69 from Angels With Dirty Faces JK--1978. Not bad. Never heard them before.

Trying to get my groove back into the swing of writing a fresh thought-leadership blog each work day. Not sure how to restart that.

Worked out. Raked the leaves. Chilling by myself. Perfectly fine. Just another birthday. I just need space. All I ever require is space.

Damping down anger & sustaining emotional equilibrium is essential in any situation. I dont let crap I don’t personally control disturb that

I just saw somebody on Facebook say "warning: non-election post." Really? Has it come to this? FB this week is non-stop teeth-gnashing.

"Big Data and Smart Data: Big Drivers for Smart Decision Making" ( ) JK--Highlights from my keynote this summer.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dress Rehearsal Rag by Leonard Cohen from Songs of Love and Hate JK--1969. Great desperate wits--end feel to this.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Winter Lady by Leonard Cohen from Songs of Leonard Cohen JK--1967. 3rd track on his first album. Gorgeous.

"AI: Fact, Fiction. How Enterprises Can Crush It" ( ) JK--Hey @mgualtieri what R the 9 building blocks? U didn't list

"Spark Poised To Break from Hadoop, Move to Cloud, Survey Says" ( ) JK--"Poised'? Already has. Duh.

How to thrive in a hybrid cloud world: Data governance and management best practice 

RIP Leonard Cohen. His songwriting grew deeper, cooler, and bluesier with age. Engaged in a delicious tango with pretension. Tres literary.

Every day, I’m happy when the typo content in what I blog or tweet is at an acceptably low level. Zero, if I can get it.

New #IBM jk LinkedIn Pulse post: "Embodying Every Last Thing With Cognition" ( )

Let's see how this fool handles a crisis without his usual approach: declare Chapter 11, blame and screw everybody else, & pad his pockets.

"Without further ado"? Actually, further ado is often what the occasion demands. A little dab of ado'll do ya!

"The #Watson Data Platform & the Rise of the Citizen Analyst" ( ) JK--Excellent #IBMWoW blog by @BeTheMedia @CDOSummit

I always strive to keep my inbox pristine clean. Old emails are like dead fish. Doesn't take long for them to stink up the joint.

" #IBM #Watson Health & Broad Inst Launch...Research Initiatve...Study Cancer ... Drug Resistan[ce]" ( ) JK--5-yr $50M

"What happens when a car gets cognitive?" ( ) JK--Discusses #IBM #Watson partnership with General Motors on OnStar Go.

"Data Science Predictions for 2017" ( ) JK--Several are general data industry predictions. Not tied to data science

"7 Reasons Why Data Science Lacks Ethics, and How to Retrofit Morality" ( ) JK--1st statement is BS, 2nd is absurd.

"Carnegie Mellon Receives $10M From K&L Gates To Study Ethical Issues Posed By AI" ( ) JK--Philosophy majors rejoice!

"How Big Data Can Help U Make Sense o Social Media" ( ) JK--But can't tell U when you're best off without social media

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Why? by Bronski Beat from The Age of Consent JK--1984. Fine example of jaunty early 80s electro-dance-pop.

Spam tells me I have nonexistent bank accounts in institutions I've never heard of & that they're at risk. I find those risks acceptable

Writing's always the best mind-clearing strategy for me. Mine clouds up all th time. That's why I write so much. Precipitate it out of there

New #IBM jk #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "Accelerating deep learning to superhuman proportions" ( )

Drafted new #ITKnowledgeExchange #TechTarget column: "Accelerating Deep Learning To Superhuman Proportions"

" #IBM & Topcoder Bring #Watson to > 1M Devs" ( ) JK--Easy Watson access from Topcoder-run hackathons/coding competes

#IBM Intu Gateway ( ) JK--Enable #Watson in the physical world via robots, spaces, objects, and avatars.

"IBM Launches Exprmntl Plat 4 Embedding #Watson into Any Device" ( ) JK--Project Intu: sys-agnostic embodied cognition

Oh yeah, maybe President Trump will surprise us. But it always seems like his surprises are not the good kind. Trepidation abounds.

"Big data ecosystem for science" ( ) JK--That's a very interesting set of science-enabling platforms, tools, libraries

"The current state of machine intelligence 3.0" ( ) JK--Interesting marketscape by a couple of VCs.

Yeah, it's been said I'm stubborn and self-involved. Fair criticism.

My philosophy of life is simply to weather crap as it comes, forging straight ahead with whatever U were planning to do in the first place.

"Complex neural nets made easy" ( ) JK--Chainer: open-src FW for build computatnl deep learning graphs during training

"Analytics in the Stock Market: Made for Each Other" ( ) JK--Ditto elections, but Nate Silver et al screwed up bigtime

"Autonomous Vehicles: Feds Step on the Data-Sharing Pedal" ( ) JK--Public safety is at stake as tech develops.

"Shining light on Facebook’s AI strategy" ( ) JK--Investing in deep learning to reswizzle content into any shape/style

Hard to believe that the same nation follows its first black president with this obnoxious white racist. Schizoid as can be.

No point or even possibility of sleeping after this nightmare. I’ll probably push thru a sleep-deprived workday till I drop.

Drafted new #IBM jk #Dataversity column: "Coming to Grips with AI’s Many Manifestations"

Doing something constructive (in the middle of the night) to keep my mind off this horseshit. Finishing a tech column I began yesterday.

Today I've received robo-calls from President Obama, Governor McAuliffe, & chairperson of the Democratic National Committee. OK, already!

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The World the People Together (Come On) by The Dandy Warhols JK--2008. One of my desert-isle exercise songs. Work it!

"Machine Intelligence in Ad Tech" ( ) JK--Modeling multidimensional "moments" when consumer might B receptive to pitch

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs from Forever Now JK--1982. Richard Butler sounds like creepy cult leader on this

"Docker, machine learning top tek trends for 2017" ( ) JK--As well as making sure my cotton Dockers R machine-washable

"Samsung announces AI assistant 4 Galaxy S8 smartphone" ( ) JK--Intelligntly predicts when it'll spontaneously combust

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'm Free (feat. Junior Reid) by The Soup Dragons JK--1990. Here's the Stones' original:

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp (Whats So Funny Bout) Peace Love & Understanding by EC  JK--1979. Here's Nick Lowe's original

"Agilience Top Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning Authorities" ( ) JK--Yowzah/WTF! I rank higher than #Watson

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Was Made to Love Her by Stevie Wonder JK--1967. Also love Beach Boys "sonofabitch" cover on "Wild Honey" that year

My favorite new CAPTCHA prompt is "Confirm Humanity." I not only confirm humanity, but I confirm every sentient life form.

Going to vote at a precinct in a school named after the lawyer who wrote the national anthem. Oh say can anybody sing it?

IBM - IoT Boot Camp (SFO)

Apache Spark, Cloud Data Warehouse & Hadoop : IBM Cloud On-demand Analytics

IBM - Spark PoT (SFO)

Drafted next #IBM #InfoWorld column: "Deep Learning and the Algorithmic Diffraction of Modern Experience"

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Crucify Your Mind by Rodriguez from Cold Fact JK--1970. "That makes you Tom the curious, makes you James the weak."

"Machines Can Recognze Something After Seeing It Once" ( ) JK--But must 1st B trained on instance-relevant categories

"AP wants to use ML to automate turning print stories into broadcast ones" ( ) JK--Tailor core content into spinoffs

"Software Dreams Up New Molecules" ( ) JK--Deep learning taps knowledge corpus 2 virtually construct/test drug options

"Combining Human Computing & ML to Make Sense o Big (Aerial) Data" ( ) JK--Planet's surface should B minutely readable

"Future of AI" ( ) JK--There's no "objective function" for AI decision-making optimality. It's all ethics/normative.

RIP Janet Reno. A tough, compassionate attorney general with integrity and backbone. My fave Bill Cllnton cabinet member.

Geez I need this campaign to be over. George Will actually made a cameo appearance in my dream last night. He was pissed off about something

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I'll Go Crazy by James Brown from Live at the Apollo JK-1962. Chicago's Buckinghams did a great cover in 1967.

Emails piled up over weekend that require my prompt attention. Some stranger needs to wire $21.4M to me ASAP. Can't keep them waiting. Click

My wife is a polling-place worker. I'll vote on Tues whenever she texts to tell me the lines are shortest. I expect it to be packed all day

There's nothing like a highly polarized national election campaign for indicating which of your Facebook friends need to be unfollowed now.

I'm pretty sure the Nobel Prize wasn't a Swedish referendum on Bob Dylan's voice. But if you think it disqualifies him, think what you will.

The older I get, the more I realize I know too many people too well. It's best not to remember so much. The fresher the friend, the faster.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp $mall Bills by Regina Spektor from Remember Us To Life JK--2016. Great new one from this singer-songwriter

Personally, I'm worried about giving Evan McMullin the power to push the button. That keeps me awake at night.

ScyllaDB on Compose: Learn more about #Scylla, its lower maintenance requirements and more. 

In high-tech marketing, one is frequently required either to live up to the hype or live it down. Or simply live on it.

"The speed of thought" ( ) JK--Cognition timescales governed by latencies of brain stem, limbic system, & neocortex

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp They're Tearin' The Labor Camps Down by Merle Haggard from Let Me Tell You About A Song JK--1972. Cool one.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp The Pint of No Return by Johnny Paycheck from Bars, Booze & Blondes JK--1969. C&W trifecta: artist, song, & LP names

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Steelin' Home by Noel Boggs & his Day Sleepers from Ultra-Rare Western Swing JK--1954. Gr8 country dance instrumental

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Me speaking on "big media" streaming analytics at a Smithsonian symposium in late 2013. Tune into 31:00-53:00:

"Deep Learning is Revolutionary" ( ) JK--Gr8 one on how these algos stand poised to radically reshape human experience

"What Is the Future of Data Warehousing?" ( ) JK--By @Ronald_vanLoon whom we were delighted to host last wk at #IBMWoW

FYI, beyond the presidential & congressional races on the ballot next Tues in VA's 8th District, I'm voting No, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, & Yes

Now those long-suffering Cubs fans must wait another 108 years till the next Series title. 2124 will be here before you know it. Trust me.

"Artificial Intelligence and the Future: Should We Worry About Our Data Jobs?" ( ) JK--Discusses recent @sardire preso

Report: 2016 Temkin Experience Ratings of Tech Vendors 

For the next few days, all you need to do to ingratiate yourself into any water-cooler conversation is say "hey, how's about them Cubbies?"

"Deep Learning Papers Reading Roadmap" ( ) JK--Very good free online resource for those inclined to self-educate.

"Cognitive bias cheat sheet" ( ) JK--Need scanneling tunneling microscope to read that Cognitive Bias Codex.

"Data science gophers" ( ) JK--Makes case for adding Go language to R & Python in yr data science development arsenal

“The oldest man to homer ever in a World Series Game 7”? Whoever compiles these factoids for MLB needs to get a life!

Watching the World Series to take my mind off the election... D’oh!

#IBMWoW 2017. Save the dates: Oct 29 to Nov 2 2017. Las Vegas.

" #IBM Acqs Expert Personal Shopper frm Fluid 2 Delivr... #Watson to ... Consumers" ( ) JK--Dialog-bsd product recomms

" #IBM Drives Cloud Storage with New All-Flash and Software Defined Solutions" ( ) JK--Many new storage solutions.

" Celgene & #IBM #Watson Health...Collab Transform Patient Safety Monitoring" ( ) JK--Adverse drug reactions

" #IBM Security Adds Cognitive Behav Biometrics to..Protect Banking Customers from Cybercrime" ( ) JK--Gesture models

Dear Home Improvement Companies: Don't sic your post-job customer-satisfaction survey hounds on us till you've actually finished the job.

Use predictive analytics to reimagine the customer experience 

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp NIV by Lambchop from FLOTUS JK--2016. Brilliantly morphs Kurt Wagner's mumbled vocals into an electronic slurry

"Recurrent Neural Nets: 3rd & Least Appreciatd Leg o AI Stool" ( ) JK--Other 2 are convolutional & spiking neural nets

"Accelerated Computing and Deep Learning" ( ) JK--New era is big-data/AI/GPU-powered software that writes itself.

"Making Cars Driverless for Under $1,000" ( ) JK--Dunno. I don't want to put my life at risk to save a few bucks.

Halloween was a bust at our house. Only 2 groups of trick-or-treaters. Thinking of advertising next year on Nickelodeon or something.

Catching up on biz-tech reading I let pile up last week. It's not enough to pay attention to everything. Needs 2 B everything, and then some

Overviews o #SparkSummit Europe in Brussels last week. Day 1:  Day 2:  #IBM was there in force

"Hey Silicon Valley: President Obama Has To-Do List for You" ( ) JK--Interesting that piece puts GM in Silicon Valley

"The End of Analytics?" ( ) JK--Davenport means "end" as in "purpose." Recommendation engines driving next best action

"3rd Generation Spiking Neural Nets" ( ) JK--Emulate neural interconnect comms as short trains of spiking signals

If U happen 2 B in Iowa in mid-Nov & happen 2 go 2 ACT conf, U just may happen 2 hear me speak on data science. Crazier things have happened

"This Contact Lens Will Kick-Start Internet of Disposable Things" ( ) JK--Unpowered objects use ambient radio signals

"Elon Musk says all Teslas will now be built 2 be fully self-driving" ( ) JK--Open issue: tech's life-saving potential

"How Yahoo Uses Hadoop, Deep Learning & Big Data Platform" ( ) JK--Use deep learning to auto-optimize multiuser gaming

Caught ~70-year-old Iggy Pop on "Austin City Limits" last night. Yeah, he has a derelict face, but my daughter noticed his "girl" back. Yoga

Watson has a new gig...Meet IBM Watson Business Coach

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Burn The Witch by Radiohead from A Moon Shaped Pool JK--2016. Awesome lyric: "this is a low-flying panic attack."
Personally, I'd like to see Dylan accept his Nobel in Sally Field style, wide-eyed, emotionally needy: "You love me! You really love me!"

There is no pressure that a nice deep breath can't relieve. For a 2-3 seconds. Then repeat the process. Indefinitely.

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp You Want It Darker by Leonard Cohen from You Want It Darker JK--2016. Spooky, creepy, sexy. Classic Leonard Cohen.

"Chinese Firm Sez Its Cameras Used 2 Take Down Internet" ( ) JK--Highlights need 4 internatl IoT security cooperation

#IBM and #Qubole take data science and #ApacheSpark to the public cloud  via @qubole

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp I Put a Spell On You by Screamin' Jay Hawkins JK--1956. Yeah. Ladies really luv them scary screaming suitors

RT @kexpplaylist #kexp Dead Alive by The Shins JK--2016. Great new single from James Mercer & buds. Reminds me: it's Halloween!

"New #IBM Watson Data Platform Puts Machine Learning Into The Hands Of Everyone" ( ) JK--BMarr on #IBMWoW announcement

"How to Calm Your Nerves Before a Big Presentation" ( ) JK--Above all, don't imagine audience naked. Aroused isnt calm

Another morning, another crop of unsolicited biz emails saying I'm "invited" to do something that involves me doing work at my own expense.

This morning in the biz tech media: everything is reaching a tipping point. The world’s wildly off-balance.

Hope my podcast roundtable recording with invited influencers at #IBMWoW turned out OK. I rather enjoy moderating.

I have every Beatles studio LP on my media player. I always start at “Help!” Specifically, “The Night Before.”

I never read big buzzy trends books. Always feels like being herded into some author’s revenue model.

Dumb trend-troll Facebook post: "What Mallory from 'Family Ties' looks like now is just insane!" What I look like now is insane too. Older

Election 2016. Media covers non-issues in-depth. Such as the integrity of the vote-counting process.

Missed a call from some number in the United States. Who do I know there?

Las Vegas air always make me a bit sick feeling till I get acclimated. But what sickens me even more is seeing watered lawns in the desert.

Urban Dance Squad "Deeper Shade Of Soul" ( ) JK--1990. My "deeper shade of simplicity" blog title derived from this.