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Get Smart About Artificial Intelligence: Finding Your Group

Whether it’s the middle school lunch room or professional associations, people love groups. Groups help us simplify our world and find commonalities with other people. The ability to take a set of unique individual elements and create intelligent groups is a markedly human skill. In this week’s edition of "Get Smart About Artificial Intelligence," I’ll help you discover how machines can mimic this form of intelligence.

Grouping—or clustering as it is formally known—relies on a set of data points (features) about each individual entity. Using algorithms, we can calculate the difference between individual entities and create groups that minimize the average difference among the group members.

The ability to intelligently construct groups can be used in a variety of applications including:

  • Unsupervised Anomaly Detection
  • Recommendation Engines
  • Optimizers

Check out this week’s video below for more:

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Craig Vincent is Sr. Manager of the Global Customer Journey Team at Splunk. He leads a multi-functional team working on exciting new projects to improve customer experiences. Craig is passionate about new technology. From his years as a technologist and an advisor, Craig has expertise in matching the latest business challenges with technological solutions for businesses and individuals. Prior to joining Splunk in 2015, Craig held roles at Mandiant and the Internet & Television Association.  In 2020, Craig was recognized at the Black Engineer of the Year Awards as a Modern Technology Leader. A proud Blue Devil, Craig holds a B.S.E in Computer Engineering and a Master of Engineering Management both from Duke University and a Professional Certificate in Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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