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Data Science Virtual Expert Panel Presented by AWS

Join us and our partner Amazon Web Services (AWS) for a virtual Q&A session on Wednesday, April 15. AWS will feature one of our experts to speak on a panel about the evolution and progress being made to solve critical business problems such as customer personalization and forecasting through the use of data science. Perficient […]

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Taking Advantage of AI and ML in Financial Services

Previously, I analyzed how dirty, or bad data is the enemy of machine learning. The final blog of this series describes the advantages of artificial intelligence and machine learning in financial services. Many financial services organizations have already begun to take advantage of ML technology because of its proven ability to reduce operational costs, increase […]

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Dirty Data in Financial Services: The Enemy of Machine Learning

Previously, I discussed machine learning and the traits that separate it from artificial intelligence. This blog analyzes how dirty, or bad data, is the enemy of machine learning. While entirely accurate and complete data is the goal of a comprehensive data management program, many firms fall somewhat short. Siloed governance projects and the lack of […]

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Machine Learning in Financial Services: A Discipline Under AI

The term artificial intelligence (AI) was first coined in 1956 by the computer scientist, John McCarty, when he held the first academic conference on the subject at Dartmouth College. McCarty, who is widely recognized as the father of AI, defined it as “the science and engineering of making intelligent machines.” Over time, the meaning of […]

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Artificial Intelligence: Success Criteria in Life Sciences

Previously, I dove into how artificial intelligence helps review, and provide statistical analysis to data. The final blog of this series outlines how to be successful with an artificial intelligence implementation. Setting initial expectations and not promising a magic bullet is a key factor in determining the success of an initiative that focuses on deploying […]

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Drive Company-Wide Solutions in Retirement Services with AI

Previously, I analyzed fraud detection and content management methods, with the assistance of artificial intelligence (AI). In my final post of this blog series, I explain the opportunities artificial intelligence provides to retirement services transformations. For many 401(k) plans, passing ADP/ACP testing can be a very difficult and challenging endeavor, and there can be severe […]

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All About Machine Learning with Oracle Analytics

  Perficient Presents at Oracle OpenWorld 2019 – Live from the show floor, a director in our analytics team delivers an overview of the machine learning capabilities of Oracle Analytics Cloud with its built-in ML algorithms. Machine Learning is a science that existed for several decades. However, it wasn’t until the last 10 years that […]

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Predictive Model Ensembles: Pros and Cons

Many recent machine learning challenges winners are predictive model ensembles. We have seen this in the news. Data science challenges are hosted on many platforms. Techniques included decision trees, regression, and neural networks. And, winning ensembles used these in concert. But, let’s understand the pros and cons of an ensemble approach. Pros of Model Ensembles […]

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Machine Learning Models Have People Skills

I like seeing patterns across domains. Consider machine learning models and employees. Both models and people can be appraised. What is an employee appraisal? Employee “performance appraisal has three basic functions: (1) to provide adequate feedback to each person on his or her performance; (2) to serve as a basis for modifying or changing behavior […]

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Clinical Data Review Platforms in Life Sciences (CDRP)

My last blog discussed how AI assists to create human-computer systems. This next blog in the series analyzes clinical data review platforms. While machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) functionalities are not currently available in today’s clinical data review platforms (CDRP’s), we know they offer tremendous benefits to the clinical data review and […]

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AI Creates a Human-Computer System in Life Sciences

Previously, I discussed artificial intelligence (AI) enhancing clinical data review processes. This blog discusses how AI assists to create a human-computer system. Humans and machines each have their own strengths. On the one hand, machines are good at processing and analyzing large volumes of data with high speed and accuracy. On the other hand, humans […]

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How AI Can Enhance the Clinical Data Review and Cleaning Process

Ensuring that clinical trial data is accurate and that clinical trials are safe and effective, is a time-consuming and a manually intensive process. Many life sciences companies have implemented home-grown or off-the-shelf clinical data review platforms and defined the reviewing and cleaning processes to be used with them. Many of these systems have proven to […]

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The Importance of Reinforcement Learning

A few years ago, BBC Earth highlighted a memory test performed by a Chimpanzee named Ayumu. The Chimp displayed traits of machine learning (ML) when it was shown the numbers 1 to 9 in a randomized order on a screen and able to correctly remember the sequence when the numbers disappeared almost 90% of the […]

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Data Strategy at Strata Data Conf New York

It’s no secret that data is a massive asset when it comes to making better business decisions. But gaining the valuable insights required to make those decisions requires quality data that you can trust. And to accomplish this you need a data strategy. Without understanding your business objectives, identifying use cases, knowing how your users […]

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5 Digital Transformation Interests for IT Service Providers

Gartner predicts a whopping 70% growth in artificial intelligence (AI), while niche vendors such as KenSci and viz.ai are shaking industries with their industry specific intelligence. In addition, software vendors such as Informatica and Microsoft are heavily investing in putting pervasive AI in their own technologies to efficiently use their software for better augmented intelligence […]

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Essentials for Your Digital Strategy: Infuse AI in Customer Experience

Delivering seamless, consistent, and engaging experiences starts with a customer-centered digital strategy. This ongoing series explores the characteristics that make up a great digital strategy and how to deliver powerful brand moments that solidify customer loyalty and drive differentiation for your organization. Ever-increasing and evolving customer expectations pose a challenge to businesses, regardless of their […]

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How to Build a Winning Data Platform

Recently, at Informatica World 2019, I heard the importance of data platform in building AI capabilities for the organization. What is interesting is that Informatica, known for their products delivering the “Switzerland of Data”, is now using AI capabilities to enhance their own suite of products with CLAIRE capabilities. In further exploring a few other […]

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Overview of AI in Clinical Data Review Platforms

Enhancing the clinical data review and cleaning process using available AI technologies, will enable pharma companies to release new drugs to the market following an effective process and ensuring the safety & efficacy of the drugs released. During the past several years, many pharmaceutical companies implemented home-grown or off-the-shelf Clinical Data Review Platforms. They defined […]

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Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

In a world where over 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is created each day, having a tool to help deliver information to users efficiently is important. Cognitive agents are a tool that can improve user experience for both advisors and customers alike. This self-service technology is capable of understanding human language to provide accurate information […]

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AI-Powered Search at Coveo Impact 2019

Coveo Impact is where customers and partners come together to share and learn how AI-powered search provides real business value. This year the cognitive search-focused conference will be held in San Francisco May 22-24, 2019. The Coveo Impact 2019 agenda is packed full of educational sessions that focus on how to improve relevance to support […]

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