Recently I had an opportunity to talk to one of my favorite authors and thinkers, Simon Sinek. The conversation was far reaching, and thousands of people have tuned in to watch the interview. Our conversation, which took place during our recent Virtual SAS® Global Forum 2020, ranged from the infinite
Recently we announced a new strategic partnership with Microsoft to further shape the future of AI and analytics in the cloud. This commitment will make it easy for SAS customers to move their analytics workloads to the cloud. And it will introduce SAS technologies to millions of Azure customers through
Digital transformation continues to change our relationship with technology. As part of this change, the world is transforming from one of technology-literate people to one of people-literate technology. What do I mean by people-literate technology? I mean smart, automated, reliable, explainable decision systems that operate at scale. Analytics and AI
If you are reading this, you are part of the extended SAS family. Together, we are navigating uncharted territory as we care for our families, our friends and our communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Over the past few weeks, the SAS executive team has been meeting throughout the day, every day, to discuss how we
The endpoint of analytics is not a report or an alert. The endpoint is a decision. Often those decisions are related to your business and you make them to reduce risks, improve production or satisfy customers. In health care, however, the decisions made with analytics can be a matter of
Maybe you are new to AI and analytics. Or maybe you have been working with data and analytics for decades, even before we called this work data science or decision science. As the industry has broadened from statistics and analytics to big data and artificial intelligence, some things have remained
Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, a lot of what you hear about AI in the movies and on the TV is sensationalized for entertainment. Indeed, AI is overhyped. But AI is also real and powerful. Consider this: engineers worked for years on hand-crafted models for object detection, facial
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.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a natural evolution of analytics. Over the years, we have seen AI add learning and automation capabilities to the predictive and prescriptive jobs of analytics. We have been building AI systems for decades, but a few things have changed to make today’s AI systems more powerful.
What if? Two simple words. A bold question. Driver of change and progress. Fuel for innovation. “What if?” perfectly captures core values of the SAS culture: to be curious, forward-thinking and to challenge assumptions in solving problems. Today, I would like to introduce to you the people behind four of