While you may never be asked to program a neural network or an unsupervised machine learning algorithm, Citizens of Data Science must have a rough idea of how these algorithms work and what these algorithms are good at doing. Hopefully, the chapter helped to demystify data science and advanced analytics and provided a foundation for everyone to feel comfortable and empowered to participate in these analytics conversations.
Finally, there is a dramatic conceptual difference between level-3 and level-4 analytics. The primary goal of level-3 analytics is to help improve, or optimize, human decision-making. However, level-4 analytics introduces an entirely new concept with learning analytics – analytics that can learn and adapt with minimal human intervention.
The next chapter will focus on understanding how AI works and the critical role of the AI utility function in guiding an AI model’s workings. I will also explain the vital role that you as humans play...