This article does a good job summarizing why catastrophic software failures are inevitable given our current development practices. There’s an old engineering maxim that once a system becomes sufficiently complex, it will eventually fail no matter how much testing you do. This is why critical systems, such as medical equipment, are designed to “fail safe”. […]
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As more and more businesses use machine learning to inform their decisions, I’m often asked whether”off-the-shelf” software can really take the place of custom solutions. To answer this, it’s important to distinguish between software that analyzes the data (e.g. estimates a decision tree, or other machine learning model) and software that attempts to interpret the […]