Did you follow, retweet, or like a tweet in 2016? You may have been suckered by a Russian troll. Twitter says that about 700,000 of us were. And they’re going to notify you if you were one.
Ben Lorica, O’Reilly Media’s Chief Data Scientist, offered his predictions for 2018. Basically, data will get bigger. More and more we’ll see data being shared among businesses in ways that make the data itself more powerful while protecting IP and privacy. More tools and training in machine learning and deep learning will also facilitate sharing of knowledge. It’ll get easier to analyze graphical data, easier to integrate data from disparate sources. And machine learning is going to go meta: “As companies’ reliance on machine learning models grows and they begin deploying thousands of models, we’ll see them begin to use machine learning tools to augment their machine learning engineers.”
What were the worst ideas from CES this year? Well, one is from a vibrator company. Another is a computer for your kitchen. Another innovation lets you talk to your toilet. I’ll stop now. It only gets worse.