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…

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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…

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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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