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A Marketer’s Journey Through the World of AI: Entry 2, Marketer & AI Translator Aligned

March 24, 2021 A little light housekeeping – If you are new to the journal series (or want a refresh), you can catch up on the first entry here.   I was recently asked to put together a quick video for

Joy to the World: Holid.AI Card Generator Volume III

Welcome (back) to Pandata’s annual Holid.AI Greeting Card generator! Just like in 2018 & 2019, we wanted to bring a bit of absurdist humor to your holiday season, but this year we gave our A.I. three big upgrades: It has

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How to Use AI + Targeted Ads to Bolster Sales: Demystifying Recommender Systems Part III

We’ve talked quite a bit on this blog about recommender systems; so much, in fact, that it’s beginning to border dangerously on an obsession. And who can blame us? Recommenders are fascinating creatures, being some of the simplest AI systems

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AI Translator: A Necessary Player on Your AI Team

At Pandata, we hang our hat on educating clients and our community about AI in an approachable and jargon-free manner. This isn’t something that just happened overnight though. It takes a concerted effort to work with our solutions team on

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Ethics and AI: Approaches for Addressing Underlying Bias in Data Sets

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is often portrayed as a magical black box where data goes in and something like a self-driving car comes out. Unfortunately, the magical black box is subject to any constraints on data going in. For example, poor

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Demystifying AI: Tesla’s Self-Driving Car

Late last year, when my trusty Altima of over 15 years started needing coolant refills more often than gas refills, I knew it was finally time to start looking for a new car.  While many mid-range automobiles now come standard

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How Does Spotify Know What Music I Might Like? Demystifying Recommender Systems Part II

In an earlier blog, we discussed some of the basic concepts behind recommender systems and what they do.  This time let’s delve a little deeper into how recommender systems work. First we need to start with the ingredients to our

“An AI Walks into a Bar” – Using Artificial Intelligence to Generate Humor

“If the mushroom was such a fungi, why didn’t they have the party at his house?” “Because there wasn’t much-room.”                               –Dad Joke Generator We all know a bad joke when we hear it. Sometimes one person’s bad joke is another

How Social Science & the Humanities + Data Science = More Ethical AI

As practitioners and consumers of data science, how do we make ethical decisions when confronted with thorny dilemmas in artificial intelligence (AI)?  How do we even recognize when those dilemmas emerge before they become public relations catastrophes?   Humanities and social

AI as the Artist’s Muse

What happens when a classically trained painter and an A.I. muse come together to create a work of art? Chris Peters, a Los Angeles-based artist, filmmaker, and former software engineer, began to find out with his latest project, “Tensor Dream.”