Thinking Economic Transformation, by Mitch Ratcliffe
Author: Mitch Ratcliffe
Mitch Ratcliffe is a veteran entrepreneur, journalist and business model hacker. He operates this site, which is a collection of the blogs he's published over the years, as well as an archive of his professional publishing record. As always, this is a work in progress. Such is life.
MItch’s Quick Take: While everyone may struggle with aspects of machine learning, this platform takes a templated approach to developing a data model, preparing and training the machine learning algorithms that can be applied to specific types of predictive and analytic tasks, makes machine learning approximately the same learning lift as the first spreadsheet scripting tool one may have learned 20 years ago. Even small businesses and regional agencies could use BigML.com today and start to optimize processes and campaigns.
Uber is bringing its penchant for upsetting entrenched operators to a new target: the Washington bureaucrats who oversee timeworn rules on expenses. The taxi-booking group is smarting over guidelines that let government workers recoup transport