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Paul Prae

Cognitive computing gives people superpowers.

My Annual Development Plan

We recently wrapped up our 360 reviews at Red Ventures. Part of this process involved assessing ourselves and deciding where we want to take our careers. The “Annual Development” questionaire started off asking me how I felt about my current job role as a software engineer on the digital marketing team (you can learn more about this role on my LinkedIn profile,...

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The Delusions vs the Effectiveness of Big Data

Recently, I came across two articles. One argued how the value of big data is overhyped. The other showed how you can exploit large amounts of data to make amazing discoveries. I found their contrasting viewpoints interesting. Below are some highlights from each. Summary of “The Delusions of Big Data” Original article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/robotics/artificial-intelligence/machinelearning-maestro-michael-jordan-on-the-delusions-of-big-data-and-other-huge-engineering-efforts If you make...

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My Path to Grad School

I live to make the most positive impact on human existence. As population grows, as higher education is more accessible, and as we continue to automate as much of our work as possible, it will be increasingly difficult to stand out. For the benefit of myself and society at large, I am closely listening to the needs of society that I can...

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