"I've gained so much self-assurance by taking a gap year. I navigated some difficult and confusing situations throughout my gap year that I wouldn't have encountered if I had stayed in the U.S., such as being lost on public transport, and relying on asking for directions in my limited Portuguese.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in women of reproductive age. Many believe it’s simply an ovarian condition, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Instead, PCOS is a whole-body hormone condition that affects the ovaries. Hormones are the problem, ovaries are the victims.
Speak to almost anyone about artificial intelligence, and you’ll likely be met with either a furrowed brow of concerned cynicism or a wide-eyed smile of enthusiasm. AI seems to have this kind of highly polarising effect, certainly on citizens and many organisations who are still, understandably, evaluating how AI will
To those of you who have not read my previous post, Dividing by zero with SAS, it's not too late to go back and make it up. You missed a lot of fun, deep thought and opportunity to solve an unusual SAS coding challenge. For those who have already read
At SAS Global Forum 2019, Daymond Ling presented an interesting discussion of binary classifiers in the financial industry. The discussion is motivated by a practical question: If you deploy a predictive model, how can you assess whether the model is no longer working well and needs to be replaced? Daymond
I just spent four inspiring days talking to customers about the many ways they are putting analytics into action in their organizations. From computer vision models that interpret medical images to natural language processing models that analyze supply chain records, SAS users are doing ground-breaking work with analytics and AI.
Leaving home and moving onto a college campus is a point of significant transition for many young adults. Every non-commuting campus I am familiar with requires freshmen students to live on campus and there is good reason for this: students who live on campus have shown to earn a higher
David Loshin reminds us that data protection compliance applies to different individuals in different contexts – and not just GDPR and CCPA.
To say Michio Kaku is smart is an understatement. For a science fair in high school, he built a particle accelerator made of 400 pounds of scrap metal. Have you ever watched the TV show, The Big Bang Theory? Sheldon and Leonard support string theory research on the show. Kaku
From the boardroom to your living room, artificial intelligence (AI) is nearly everywhere today. Tipped as the most disruptive technology of all time, it has already transformed industries across the globe. And companies are racing to understand how to integrate it into their own business processes. AI is not a
App security is at the top of mind for just about everybody – users, IT folks, business executives. Rightfully so. Mobile apps and the devices on which they reside tend to travel around, without any physical boundaries that encompass the traditional desktop computers. In chatting with folks who are evaluating
Riddled with stress, awkwardness and formalities - it’s no secret that the job search process probably isn’t topping anyone’s list of how they’d like to spend their time. According to Inc.com, 73% of job seekers say that looking for a new job is one of the most stressful things in
Here's a simulation tip: When you simulate a fixed-effect generalized linear regression model, don't add a random normal error to the linear predictor. Only the response variable should be random. This tip applies to models that apply a link function to a linear predictor, including logistic regression, Poisson regression, and
What if, apart from the new organisation of production assets, the fourth industrial revolution also implies a significant evolution in the knowledge management intrinsic to each domain? What if new digital technologies allow the operational actors to simply access this knowledge, mostly derived from empirical methods, thanks to analytical methods and
Can government organisations really have it all? While day-to-day spending on functions including health, education and defence will rise in 2019 by 1.8%, 3.8% and 1% respectively, many other departments will experience sustained budget reductions into next year. These departments are battling to improve service quality, operational efficiency and
Here's big news! It's now easier than ever to access Curriculum Pathways resources via Canvas. In addition, educators can now access Crio, our new authoring tool where students learn from what you create. Your lessons created with Crio, as well as the thousands of lessons in Curriculum Pathways, are all
Providing educators with the tools they need to engage their students means meeting them where they are on the platforms they're using. That’s exactly why we've developed the Curriculum Pathways app for Schoology. After installing the app, teachers (and students) benefit from the ease of single sign-on (SSO) between Schoology
SAS regression procedures support several parameterizations of classification variables. When a categorical variable is used as an explanatory variable in a regression model, the procedure generates dummy variables that are used to construct a design matrix for the model. The process of forming columns in a design matrix is called
SAS has one of the highest percentages of women working in the technology industry. And yet, a persistent gender gap in technology is cause for concern as the number of women seeking degrees in computing continues to shrink. Why is that? Kicking off day three of SAS Global Forum, SAS
Business intelligence (BI) has been around for a long time in one form or another. It is, however, both becoming more important and changing as organisations see the benefits of data-driven decision making. Looking back and forwards In the early days of business intelligence, systems were expensive, complex and often
Phil Simon weighs in on using data to make the most of AI.
I always recommend looking at data in several different ways to get a more complete mental picture. And when the data is changing over time, one great way to view it is using an animation. Follow along for some tips & tricks to animate your own data over time. I'll
Artificial intelligence is the attention-grabbing, overhyped, shiny object that every organization is searching to make use of. Yes, it is overhyped, but it’s also very real and very powerful. “We do not want to add to the hype. We do not want to add to the confusion. We want to
The annual Hanover Fair brands itself as the world’s leading manufacturing industry fair. Where better to take the pulse of the industry? So I spent my time gathering views from sector experts about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) in manufacturing. There is a
SAS has a multidimensional culture that blends our different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives from employees in 59 countries around the world. We want everyone to feel confident in expressing their ideas and know that they will be respected for their unique contributions and abilities. We are committed to fostering a
Can you integrate computer science in a second and third grade dance class? Can choreographing a dance be compared to programming a robot? Yes! And you will be surprised at how many math concepts students will learn in the process. Xan Regan, dance teacher at Poe Elementary School, in Raleigh,
Did you know that SAS provides built-in support for working with probability distributions that are finite mixtures of normal distributions? This article shows examples of using the "NormalMix" distribution in SAS and describes a trick that enables you to easily work with distributions that have many components. As with all
SAS Viya for Learners offers free access to AI and machine learning software for higher education teaching and learning, hosted in a new learning portal by SAS.
A persistent analytics talent gap creates big opportunities for people who can wield analytics to help organizations make better decisions. Innovative analytics users and students who are rushing to fill that gap, and those who teach them, are being honored this week at SAS Global Forum. A special Sunday event