MACHINE LEARNING: How Black is This Black Box

Software is much better now than it was a few decades ago. Machine learning is better than it was. The machine learning software libraries are now mature and well tested. The technology that surrounds it is also much better. As an engineer I became used to working with more high level and abstract libraries, frameworks that … 


 

An Anatomy of Machine Learning

[latexpage] Machine Learning   Some bones   Machine learning is a loose term, it covers many activities. From a software engineering aspect it could be seen as an activity evolved from pattern recognition. It can be even more narrowly viewed as the assignment of a label to a given input value. A system designed to … 


 

How Machine Learning Builds Your Applications For You

Or what do user architects have to do with machine learning? User architects are the users of the system. Even before the system exists, they enter our minds in a vague and blurry sort of way. We imagine these characters that will be the users of the system. Our imaginary and fictional users are then formed into … 


 

Room for Improvement

XCiPi has capabilities that can benefit a number of sectors one example is the use of Intelligent Data storage, this contrasts to Virtual Data Rooms (VDR) – VDR’s are used to share information; typically during Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities and processes such as due diligence. Generally an online cloud storage area is established and parties … 


 

Getting on personal terms with the systems we build

As far fetched as may sound I was in a bar, the landlady was complaining that she had a cold sore, the discussion moved on a little to cover herpes in general, both facial and genital. I commented that the virus remained in the body and each version resided in either the base of the … 


 

Nouveaux trucs, Nouvelles combines:

The open source tools that are making a devs life easier Not so long ago the difficulty in working with data stemmed from the fact it came from different places in different forms, much of it was unstructured or at best semi structured. Getting this data into a shape where it could be analysed and … 


 

Compliance and performance from unstructured and semi-structured data

The role of data in managing resource The main members of the XCiPi team have spent many years working with software application designed to assist and manage the deployment and utilisation of resource. Using the technology that was available could on occasion involve highly convoluted processes. The main reason for the complexity was that much … 


 

Feeling safe about sharing data through an api with alliance partners.

It comes as a surprise to many how sensitive some companies are about sharing data about their customers. The reason they have this sensitivity stems from a fear that their hard earned data can be used against them in the wrong hands. They do not want competitors leaching their customer data base and selling to … 


 

OK then, do they dream of electric sheep?

Below is an extract from previous blog ‘Do Data Scientists Dream of Elecronic Sheep’, at the end of it I said I would revisit the topics within it further. So it is put before you again reworked. I have repeated sections of it (because I can) but mainly because the application I was working when I first wrote it is … 


 

Get your money on – 5 sure fire predictions for 2016

The first prediction is that data and analytics will continue to grow at an astounding pace and with increased velocity This is no big surprise as all the past reports have pointed towards this growth and expansion – Venturebeat * note that “Although the big data market will be nearly $50B by 2019 according to analysts, …