Complex Analytics Book


Complex Analytics Book The information revolution that began in the mid-twentieth century is entering a new stage of development; the confluence of major trends in cloud computing, new data sources, advances in algorithms and the rise of the internet of things are assuring in profound changes that [...]

Complex Analytics Book 2018-03-25T19:46:50+00:00

Human-Machine Relation


Human Machine Relation The rise of machine learning and smart systems raises profound questions about the relationship between humans and machines There is currently much debate surrounding the relationship between humans and smart systems. Such questions span the full spectrum from practical considerations surrounding work displacement and employment to existential threats to humanity. [...]

Human-Machine Relation 2018-02-13T11:33:03+00:00

Data-Driven Organizations


Data-Driven Organizations A new class of organization that uses data and analytics to find business solutions is emerging in more and more areas of economic activity The information and knowledge revolution is creating a new form of economy right before our eyes. Within just the space of a single generation, we will switch [...]

Data-Driven Organizations 2018-02-13T10:51:56+00:00

Smart Systems Security


Smart Systems Security The consolidation of control operations in data centers and the proliferation of autonomous agents creates profound security considerations which are the topic of much contemporary debate The rise of smart systems represents a natural evolution of our information technology but with this next generation of information systems, we are both [...]

Smart Systems Security 2018-02-13T10:13:52+00:00

Autonomous Agents


Autonomous Agents Delivery drones may well soon be operating as autonomous agents This next generation of computing that we have been discussing involves a degree of agency on the behalf of computers. With machine learning, computers have the capacity to take in large amounts of information, make decisions of some sort and act [...]

Autonomous Agents 2018-02-13T09:52:38+00:00

Smart Platforms


Smart Platforms Machine learning capabilities are increasingly being offered as-a-service via cloud platforms making the technology available for use within many different kinds of devices and systems Coupled with the rise of this next generation of computing has been the expansion of cyber-physical systems. With the Internet of Things, devices, objects, and all [...]

Smart Platforms 2018-02-13T09:17:32+00:00

Smart Systems


Smart Systems Smart systems - like industrial robots - can perform the functions of sensing, control and actuation in order to affect their environment and achieve some given objective Since the rise of the internet, we have found ourselves living in two seemingly parallel worlds, one the familiar physical world the other this [...]

Smart Systems 2018-02-13T08:42:35+00:00

Limitations of Algorithms


Limitations of Algorithms Algorithms are coming to coordinate an ever larger swath of human activity from what media we get recommended to the routing of city traffic For better or worse our world is in the midst of a silent algorithmic revolution. Many of the decisions that humans once made are being handed [...]

Limitations of Algorithms 2018-02-13T08:21:20+00:00

Deep Learning


Deep Learning Deep learning methods have found widespread application, one of the most used examples being speech recognition Deep nets are the current state of the art in pattern recognition, but they build upon a decades-old technology of neural networks talked about in the past module. It took many decades after the initial [...]

Deep Learning 2018-02-12T11:23:26+00:00

Neural Networks


Neural Networks Artificial neural networks are directly based upon the architecture of the human brain as a network of neurons that process information through patterns Artificial neural networks are computing systems inspired by the biological neural network of the brain. Such systems can progressively improve their ability to do tasks and recognize patterns [...]

Neural Networks 2018-02-12T11:02:26+00:00
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