The Microsoft Artificial Intelligence Landscape – And What to use When

Artificial Intelligence (AI), at its broadest definition, is simply “a machine that can act using human-style reasoning or perception”. Of course, the technologies used to enable that definition are far from simple themselves. Artificial Intelligence isn’t new – I worked with “Good Old Fashioned AI” (that’s a real thing) back in the late 70’s and…


Enabling the Linux Susbsystem in Windows 10

If you’ve upgraded to the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition (writing this as of 2016), you have a new way of working with software on your Data Science workstation. NOTE: The steps I’ll show here should be for your development laptop – as always, back up your system before making changes, set a restore point, use…


The Microsoft Business Analytics and AI Platform – What to Use When

I’m just back from trips around the U.S. and Europe teaching Data Scientists and Data Architects how to use the Microsoft Business Analytics and AI Platform ) in deep analytic projects. There are multiple components to learn and apply – and one of the most commonly asked questions is “What do I use for a given…

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