Link: How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World

Lorien Pratt
Quantellia LLC, USA

Product Details
16 Sep 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
220 pages - 152 x 229mm
Why aren't the most powerful new technologies being used to solve the world's most important problems: hunger, poverty, conflict, employment, disease? What's missing? 
From a pioneer in machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, and a participant in the Human Genome Project, comes a thought-provoking book that answers these questions. In Link: How Decision Intelligence Connects Data, Actions, and Outcomes for a Better World, Dr. Lorien Pratt explores the solution that is emerging worldwide to take Artificial Intelligence to the next level: Decision Intelligence. 
Decision Intelligence (DI) connects human decision makers to the most powerful technologies that uncover the meaning that lies within data - often remaining invisible until the DI framework is applied. Throughout Link, Pratt delivers practical examples of how DI can be applied to solve business, financial, and economic problems. Through application of the DI model, and exploration of a variety of scenarios that demonstrate how DI can dramatically change the way problems are considered, data is analysed, and technologies are applied, Pratt gives readers insight on how to design solutions for complexity. 
Technology has accelerated beyond our ability to understand or effectively control it. Link brings this technology down to earth and connects it to our more natural ways of thinking. It offers an invaluable roadmap to the future, empowering us all to make practical steps and take the best actions to solve the hardest problems. Link includes stories of decision intelligence pioneers along with examples including government budgeting, emerging democracy conflict resolution, banking, leadership, and much more.
1. The Complexity Ceiling 
2. Technologies that Solve Problems 
3. The Science Behind DI 
4. Historical and Present-Day Decisions Through a DI Lens 
5. Getting Practical 
6. The Future of DI
Lorien Pratt, Ph.D., has been delivering artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions for over 30 years. Clients include the Human Genome Project, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, the US DOE, the US federal courts, and dozens more. A machine learning pioneer, Pratt led the teams that invented Machine Learning Transfer and Decision Intelligence (DI). Formerly a computer science professor, Pratt writes for publications like Forbes, the Diplomatic Courier, and D!gitalist Magazine, often speaks internationally, and has given two TEDx talks.

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