Posts Tagged ‘ Business ’

Primer on the limitation of current AI

December 7, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and Columbia's MS in Applied Analytics, discusses an article by Rodney Brooks (MIT) on the future of AI.

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A rare article about the AI revolution worth your time

December 5, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses an article in MIT's Technology Review about the AI deep learning revolution

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A/B Testing Primer and the DEED framework

November 14, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and the Master of Science in Applied Analytics at Columbia, gives a short lecture on A/B testing for Harvard Business Review on Facebook Live.

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A/B Testing Primer and the DEED framework

November 14, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep and the Master of Science in Applied Analytics at Columbia, gives a short lecture on A/B testing for Harvard Business Review on Facebook Live.

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Another day, another fake data scandal… This time, it’s Twitter

October 26, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, author of Numbersense and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, sees a crisis of confidence in self-reported non-financial metrics by technology upstarts. He calls for third-party auditing.

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The Whole Foods pricing trick

October 23, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, discusses some market research about pricing changes at Whole Foods after the Amazon acquisition.

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Rejecting the data-free argument in support of the cashier-free Shake Shack

October 13, 2017
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It's always frustrating to see media outlets play loose with facts. When I read a headline like "Shake Shack's New Cashier-Free Location Really Does Reduce Wait, So Far," (link) I am expecting to read some evidence that the wait times of customers have decreased. Granted, this is a hard problem because you always need a "control" - something to compare to. And when this is a new restaurant, in a…

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Analysts must reckon with the fake data menace

October 9, 2017
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Kaiser Fung, founder of Principal Analytics Prep, comments on the fake data and fraud problem in digital advertising, and calls on data scientists and analysts to rise up to the challenge.

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Excel is the graveyard of charts, no!

October 5, 2017
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Excel is the graveyard of charts, no!

Kaiser Fung, creator of Junk Charts blog and founder of Principal Analytics Prep, encourages Excel users to work harder at making nice data graphics.

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Report from the NBA Hackathon 2017

September 25, 2017
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Report from the NBA Hackathon 2017

Kaiser Fung, founder of Junk Charts and Principal Analytics Prep, reports on his experience as a judge in the NBA Hackathon, held on September 23-24, 2017 in New York City.

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