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Artificial Intelligence | Machine Learning | Programming Tips
Augusta Zhang 0
How to spot counterfeit company logos with AI – no SAS programming experience needed

As one of SAS' newest systems engineers, recently joining the Americas Artificial Intelligence Team, I’m incredibly excited to gain expertise in artificial intelligence and machine learning. I also look forward to applying my knowledge to enable others to leverage the advanced technologies that SAS offers. However, as a recent graduate

Students & Educators
Terry Hardison 0
The February Dilemma

As a high school English teacher, I faced a dilemma every February. Throughout the year, I assigned texts by African American writers, including Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. After all, their voices were central to any discussion of American literature. For Black History Month, however,

Analytics | Data for Good | Students & Educators
Manuel Figallo 0
An unexpected weapon in the fight against the opioid epidemic: Graduate students

Each day, more than 130 Americans die from opioid overdoses. Combating the opioid epidemic begins with understanding it, and that begins with data. SAS recently partnered with graduate students from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy to understand how data mining and machine

Work & Life at SAS
Gale Adcock 0
Coughing, fever, sore throat...oh my!

February may be a short month, but it's packed: Groundhog Day, the Super Bowl, Valentine's Day...and the flu. Flu season is a lot like watching a sunrise. When flu season begins each Oct 1 there is a great sense of anticipation as the HCC administers thousands of flu shots and begins reporting flu and influenza-type illnesses to

Advanced Analytics | Machine Learning
Rick Wicklin 0
Feature generation and correlations among features in machine learning

Feature generation (also known as feature creation) is the process of creating new features to use for training machine learning models. This article focuses on regression models. The new features (which statisticians call variables) are typically nonlinear transformations of existing variables or combinations of two or more existing variables. This

Advanced Analytics | Artificial Intelligence
Andreas Becks 0
Actuarial Transformation: How Mr Kaiser's Retirement Is Turning Actuarial Mathematics Into a Disturbance

"Hello, Mr Kaiser!" Remember him? At least our dear German readers will: From the 1970s to the early 2000s he came to our living room before every newsreel. As the insurance representative of the nation, he embodied trust, closeness and fairness. Whether property, casualty or motor vehicle insurance, Günther Kaiser

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