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AI Is Everywhere, but Don't Ignore the Basics
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9/12/2019 | 1:49:48 PM
Key points that were left out

1. Data: If AI/ML is a rocket, data is the fuel. AI/ML requires massive amounts of data to help it train models that can do classifications and predictions with high accuracy. Generally, the more data that goes through the AI/ML system, the better the outcome.

 I like the fact that you prefaced the statement with generally and in section 3 you addressed it quite nicely.

3. Domain experts: They play an essential role in constructing an organization's dataset, identifying what is good and what is bad and providing insights into how this determination was made. This is often the aspect that gets overlooked when it comes to AI/ML.

I do like the fact that you mentioned "what's normal, what's abnormal.". Now this statement, I am not so sure of because if we consider what is outside the various thresholds, in the human world, we have to take into consideration time or one offs. What if someone forgot to do something and they ran a task, that task was in the middle of the day but it was to go out, run a report and provide that report to the mgmt staff (that is not part of the norm from a business process standpoint but it is within the norm of normal business operations). The AI/ML could identify this task as being a threat.

However, I do like this statement you wrote, very perceptive:

2. "Wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics," as noted by General Eisenhower. In the context of the AI/ML battleground, the logistics is the data and model pipeline. Without an automated and flexible data and model pipeline, you may win one battle here and there but will likely lose the war.

I would think it is the processes and planning that create the data (the logistics) and the pipeline is considered how the data is transferred, executed and delivered to right people at the right time, this is truly how wars are won.

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." - General Schwarzkopf

The details (data), planning (process) and execution (pipeline) are the key elements that are used to effectively address the issues that we see every day. The only time we be even close to winning this war on cyber-terror is when we start looking at people as human-beings and provide a roadmap to respect even the menial garbage worker, because no criminal (there are outliers) wants to remain in the same position in which they started.

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9/11/2019 | 2:17:10 AM
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