By Dan Woods, Forbes, September 30, 2016
At O’Reilly’s Artificial Intelligence conference this week in New York, one message came through loud and clear, if you don’t have the data, you can’t do AI.
... Inside almost every presentation was a message about data. Jana Eggers of Nara Logics was especially insightful in her presentation about the need for a new attitude toward data. She pointed out that in most of the work we have done so far, especially in IT, the point has been to capture descriptive data. But in AI, data is the controlling aspect of the system. The data determines the training of the system. Data is more like the code than it is the asset being created.