Opening the Black Box | Starschema

Opening the Black Box

Often when machine learning models become complex, even data scientists struggle to explain how the model produces its outputs. This results in compromised data science project that suffer from

• A lack of trust from stakeholders,
• Difficulty complying with government regulations — particularly in financial services — that require risk and trading models to be documented and explained,
• Reluctance to implement major business process changes based on insights from models that the stakeholders don’t understand.

In this white paper, Eszter Windhager-Pokol, Starschema head of data science, explains the concept of interpretability, why it is important and several methods to address the problems posed by black box models.

Demand Forecasting with Latent Matrix Factorization

For many businesses, demand planning is essential. Profitability, cash flow, and customer satisfaction and retention all hinge on getting this right. This white paper will introduce latent matrix factorization to model demand curves and discuss how it can be used to achieve these outcomes.

Introducing the Stack of the Future for Modern Data Leaders

Fast unobstructed access to data and time to insight matters more now than ever. In these quickly changing times, businesses must innovate and implement a ‘Stack of the Future’ to be able to make accurate, data-driven decisions in minutes, not hours or days. The potential value of data is well known but in the new environment, the ability to easily share and collaborate on data is a competitive differentiator that will be leveraged by forward-thinking companies

COVID–19 Data Set Modeling and Analytics

During times of crisis, companies must look at the available data — both internal and external— and try to understand how that data can be used to determine how the business is currently being impacted, how it is likely to be affected in the future, what are most likely scenarios that will play out, what can be done to counter those scenarios and take advantage of hidden opportunities in this rapidly changing environment. The Starschema COVID-19 dataset ingests reliable data from multiple sources and makes it analytics-ready so it can be easily accessed and used.

A DataOps Journey

Keeping your data platforms running with operational efficiency is both paramount and can be a costly and complicated endeavor. Join us and learn how to apply strategies, techniques, and tools to build a reliable and effective DataOps practice in your organization.


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