Technologies have driven business progress by providing innovative and effective ways to solve business problems. The financial sector is one of the most accepting of innovation, and the growing pressure from fintechs has encouraged other businesses to act. This has driven rapid incorporation of artificial intelligence (AI) processes and machine
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Finite-precision computations can be tricky. You might know, mathematically, that a certain result must be non-negative or must be within a certain interval. However, when you actually compute that result on a computer that uses finite-precision, you might observe that the value is slightly negative or slightly outside of the
If you're a SAS programmer who now uses SAS Viya and CAS, it's worth your time to optimize your existing programs to take advantage of the new environment. This post is a continuation of my SAS Global Forum 2020 paper Best Practices for Converting SAS® Code to Leverage SAS® Cloud
This is the decade of action. The United Nations urges this current generation to end extreme poverty, win the race against climate change and conquer injustice and gender inequality. But how do people take action when many are working and learning from home? How can individuals put the Sustainable Development
Seconds are passing us by at this very moment, and there's not much you can do in one second. Well, there is something. Let's say smile, take a deep breath, close your cellphone and say thank you. Within a second you can also make decisions: click the buy button in
A note from Udo Sglavo: The need for randomization in experimental design was introduced by the statistician R. A. Fisher in 1925, in his book Statistical Methods for Research Workers. You would assume that developing a successful treatment for COVID-19, the illness caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, will eventually conclude in
A blog article by Ali Alajme , Director of Health Information Systems, Ministry of Health & Prevention Bashar Balish, Senior Director & Client Leader - Cerner Middle East & Africa Marcel Yammine, General Manager, Gulf and Emerging Markets (GEM) - SAS Digital transformation of the healthcare sector has seen
According to the SAS Experience 2030 global study, by the year 2030 67% of in-person customer engagements (think sales assistance and information queries) will be completed by smart machines rather than humans. And while it may seem a bit ironic, the most personalized customer experiences could involve no people at
When working with a probability distribution, it is useful to know how to compute four essential quantities: a random sample, the density function, the cumulative distribution function (CDF), and quantiles. I recently discussed the Poisson-binomial distribution and showed how to generate a random sample. This article shows how to compute
Now that we are many months into the COVID-19 pandemic, I've started going back and reexamining the data for lessons or trends (you might say hindsight is 20/20). This time, I want to explore how COVID-19 has been spreading around the US. I do this by using a graphical idea
I wrote the following blogpost several years ago, but I think it bears repeating in light of the pandemic. Even though this virus is unwelcomed and unwanted, it has brought family members in close proximity to one another. This creates both challenges (i.e., getting on each other's last nerve) and
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and Recovery Month, which have the important goals of preventing suicide and promoting the idea that recovery from behavioral health conditions is achievable. Amid an unprecedented year of stressors, 2020’s awareness months around behavioral health conditions have become more relevant to far more people. In recognition of the challenges and changes in people’s work lives,
The more information they have to learn from, the better. Naturally, this will not allow you to predict global pandemics or financial collapses.
The Poisson-binomial distribution is a generalization of the binomial distribution. For the binomial distribution, you carry out N independent and identical Bernoulli trials. Each trial has a probability, p, of success. The total number of successes, which can be between 0 and N, is a binomial random variable. The distribution
Welcome back to my series on securely integrating custom applications into your SAS Viya platform. My goal today is to lay out some examples of the concepts I introduced in the previous posts. As a quick recap: In the first installment of this series I shared my experiences on a
When you get something new, the hope is that it will be better than the old thing it's replacing. As I often do, I asked my Facebook friends to provide a random picture for my blog - in this case, a picture of one of their new/recent purchases. My friend
In the future this kind of data analysis can help to make an even better exoskeleton!
By now, you’ve heard about our work helping customers combat the coronavirus pandemic. As COVID-19 numbers rose rapidly and cities around the world shut down; SAS ramped up. From our Viya-powered COVID-19 dashboard to the COVID-19 Scientific Literature Search and Text Analysis environment and deployment-ready models, our teams moved quickly to be there for our customers when
Digitalization, big data and AI are changing the role of insurance and, therefore, the role of actuaries. A lot of reports – like McKinsey’s Insurance 2030, Deloitte’s “The Exponential Actuary," or the Big Data and Insurance report by the Geneva Association (a leading think tank of insurance CEOs) depict aspects
After 6 months of staying at home, limiting grocery store trips and cooking with what you have due to the COVID-19 pandemic, do you sigh at the thought of another rice, beans or pasta meal? Are you tired of preparing the same go-to meals time and time again? Do you
One of the wonderful aspects about my client-facing role at SAS is the breadth of audiences that I get to work with. No matter where you fall on this list: Data engineer. Business or marketing analyst. Citizen data scientist. Data scientist. Statistician. Executive. One topic is certain: We all love
Learn how SAS and Microsoft aim to meet FinServ’s evolving analytics demands through a new strategic partnership.
Many textbooks and research papers present formulas that involve recurrence relations. Familiar examples include: The factorial function: Set Fact(0)=1 and define Fact(n) = n*Fact(n-1) for n > 0. The Fibonacci numbers: Set Fib(0)=1 and Fib(1)=1 and define Fib(n) = Fib(n-1) + Fib(n-2) for n > 1. The binomial coefficients (combinations
Five years ago, 193 countries joined forces and formed the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. These goals, which are commonly referred to as the Global Goals, serve as a universal promise—an ambitious pledge to build a better future for people and planet by 2030. This year marks the final 10-year
We will combine three separate SAS Viya capabilities to create an application that can manage multiple models, interpret model outputs, and replace the production model if necessary
Everyone knows that SAS has been helping programmers and coders build complex machine learning models and solve complex business problems for many years, but did you know that you can also now build machines learning models without a single line of code using SAS Viya? SAS has been helping programmers