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From Numbers to Ratios to Vectors to Graphs

Welcome to Doug Bryan, SVP Data Products at Merkle, as a guest blogger. Doug has decades of software and data science experience including practice lead at RichRelevance, VP of Analytics at iCrossing, product recommendations lead at Amazon.com, R&D manager at Accenture, and lecturer at Stanford University. Doug provides background on the evolution of data structure […]

John Sowa’s Legacy

In 1976, a computer scientist named John Sowa wrote a groundbreaking paper for the IBM Journal of Research and Development called “Conceptual Graphs for a Data Base Interface.” The paper was the culmination of research he had been doing since 1962 for IBM’s applied mathematics group. In the paper, Sowa introduced the conceptual graph, a […]

Is Truth The Theme for 2017? 

Can artificial intelligence help in the pursuit of truth? What is truth? How do we know when a thing is true? Philosophers have debated these age-old questions for centuries. The ancient Greeks believed a statement was true if it conformed to an external reality — in other words, a statement was true if it accurately […]

Making Knowledge Workers More Knowledgeable

As founder and CEO of Kyndi, Ryan Welsh maintains a high standard of company performance. “Our goal is to make people one hundred times faster and one hundred times smarter,” he says. The secret sauce for people of the future will be their work sidekick — artificial intelligence, in the form of a machine-driven sidekick.  […]