Dr. David Ferruci, the father of Watson, left IBM

Dr. David Ferruci, the lead of Watson development, has left IBM to join a hedge fund, to apply artificial intelligence to macroeconomic modeling.

I particularly like the below comment by Dr. Ferruci, re. the current “Big Data” buzz:

“But in a purely data-driven approach, I can’t explain my decisions,” Dr. Ferrucci said. “People are so enamored with the data-driven approach that they believe correlation is sufficient.”

Once again, I prefer being “data informed” asop to “data driven”: correlation is not necessarily causalisation, despite what the “Big Data”-pushers might want to make you believe….

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About swdevperestroika

High tech industry veteran, avid hacker reluctantly transformed to mgmt consultant.
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