Second Order Intelligence

13 November, 2020
- 6 min read

Every once in a while, a new development within artificial intelligence sends the world into a flurry of excitement -- did we crack the code of actual artificial general intelligence this time? While the media might forget about this every so often, the answer from experts is pretty clear: we most…

Seeing Beyond Job Titles

05 November, 2020
- 6 min read

What's the best data source to determine a person's skill set? This specific question comes our way rather often -- it's a very sensible one, too: where should you look to find an accessible summary for a person's abilities? In almost every situation, the first answer that comes to mind involves job…

Stacking Heuristics

26 October, 2020
- 4 min read

There's nothing like a good heuristic - in his bestseller Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman points out their almost unreasonable effectiveness. In many cases, naively adding up the output of several scoring systems results in an ensemble model that is very hard to beat…

Why AI Needs User Stories Too

24 July, 2020
- 3 min read

In agile software development, keeping a strong focus on your end-user and their needs is sacred. More than anything else, you want to understand functional requirements, the motivations behind them and the implications they carry - preferably before writing a single line of code. While most…

Animal Farm

17 July, 2020
- 4 min read

For some reason, many concepts in modern DevOps are explained using animals: Kubernetes is a zoo, services are either pets or cattle and if you really want, you can dig deep into animal characteristics to determine what spirit animal each of your deployments has. All of these animal stories tend to…