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Demystifying the AI Black Box

AI is at the forefront of technological progress. But with new, inconceivable levels of complex decision making, people are starting to wonder if we’ll be able to understand what’s going on inside the “black box” of machine learning. Consider the following scenario: A grocery store employee is responsible for ordering inventory and must place an […]

Predicting NFL Success with Algorithms

Year after year, we see sports franchises aggressively seeking the strongest, fastest, most athletic players that can help them win. In fact, the NFL has built an entire industry on accurately scouting athletes transitioning from college to the pros. The measures taken by football clubs range from sending scouts across the nation to hiring economists […]

Oil, Gas, AI and the Promise of a Better Tomorrow

The price of oil has fallen over 60% since summer 2014. With all of the negativity portrayed in the day-to-day headlines, many forget that the oil and gas business is one of the largest, most globally important industries in the world. All is not lost. In fact, there is much to gain. There is a […]

How Secure is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world. Everything is connected and the amount of data available for consumption is growing exponentially. From a technologist’s view, this is an exciting opportunity. From a network administrator’s perspective, it’s terrifying. While the majority view IoT as an exciting buzzword, the network administrator understands that the connectivity […]