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Biweekly Newsletter – Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

Machine learning has the potential to disrupt every industry. A computer’s ability to iterate through data and solve complex mathematical calculations is developing rapidly with improved processing speeds and data storage.

SAS Insights defines machine learning as “a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a branch of artificial intelligence based on the idea that systems can learn from data, identify patterns, and make decisions with minimal human intervention.”

“Humans can typically create one or two good [financial] models a week; machine learning can create thousands of models a week”

-Thomas H. Davenport, an excerpt from The Wall Street Journal

Below are recently published articles surrounding the world of AI:

  • How are top-performing companies in all industries using AI in marketing to improve their brand image and revenue? Louis Columbus’s article, “10 Charts That Will Change Your Perspective of AI in Marketing” include staggering statistics on how AI “enables marketers to understand sales cycles better, correlating their strategies and spending to sales results.”
  • How does one value the most critical asset of modern business, information? In Virginia Collins and Joel Lanz’s article titled “Managing Data as an Asset,” Collins and Lanz explain how “treating data as an asset can enhance its value, facilitate organizational activities, and achieve strategic goals.”
  • In Steve Lohr’s article, “How Do You Govern Machines That Can Learn? Policymakers Are Trying to Figure That Out,” Lohr analyzes brainstormed legislation by The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, whose policy focused on AI, attempts to “foster responsible economic development, balancing innovation and social protections.”

By Zach Gould, CFO Consulting Partners