Wrapping Up the Gulf Coast JFCS Foster Care Recidivism Community Project

Over the past six months, we have been working closely with Gulf Coast JFCS on a data science project to explore the underlying reasons and factors that contribute to children re-entering Florida’s “system of care” within one year following family reunification. This project was first introduced identified by Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services… Read more

Stop Food Wastage with Shelf Engine’s Machine Learning

  Food wastage isn’t just economically bad for a company in the food industry; it’s also detrimental to the environment and society in general.  Luckily there was a person who felt the same way, and eventually he set up Shelf Engine in 2016 to make the technology available to other companies. The story starts when… Read more

Baidu Research Has an AI That Will Detect Breast Cancer Better Than Human Pathologists

  Like most cancers, breast cancer is a disease whose early detection can mean the difference between life and death.  Breast cancer death rates for women are higher than those for any other cancer, besides lung cancer.  Statistics point to about 12.4% of U.S. women (or 1 in 8) developing invasive breast cancer over the… Read more

RideOS is On the Way to Becoming the Waze for Driverless Vehicles

  Self-driving vehicles exist today, but they aren’t a commercially viable industry yet.  Most probably no one on your street has one, let alone your neighbor.  There’s no Tesla yet for the autonomous vehicle industry, not even Tesla (despite Elon Musk’s tweet last June about enabling full self-driving features for their V9 model). Despite the… Read more

The Pentagon is Pushing Through with AI Initiatives Even with Google’s Protests

  The U.S. Military is finally clambering onto the AI bandwagon, although it may be too little too late.   For the fiscal year of 2017, the Defense Department is spending $7.4 billion on AI, big data, and the cloud.  Compare that to China’s $150 billion budget for AI through to 2030. There is still time… Read more

How Teleflora and MGM Resorts International Use AI to Optimize Email Marketing

  Teleflora is a company that makes it easy for you to send flower bouquets for any occasion, be it Valentines, Mother’s Day or for get-well moments at a hospital.  They do this via contracting local florists in your area for arrangements and delivery. They’re an entirely different business from MGM Resorts International, which is… Read more

Big Disasters Can Have Smaller Casualties with Big Data

Natural disasters cannot be predicted.  But the likelihood and scope of it can, in today’s data-driven world.  And that may be enough to bring the body countdown, with timely and correctly-targeted intervention. Gathering data, running models and utilizing machine learning algorithms are essential to forecasting.  Being ready for what first responders may encounter in a… Read more