2018 Annual Conference - Perspectives in Strategic Foresight, Part 1: How Foresight Can Guide Machine Learning to Support Better Outcomes

Breakout Session

Companies are rushing to adopt machine learning to improve business results, but human interpretation is required to ensure that machine learning algorithms are gathering and interpreting unstructured data, such as social media, appropriately. Foresight is a human process that can inform the training of machine learning algorithms by improving the feature engineering of unstructured data and ensuring that unique insights about the external environment are not discounted and weighted appropriately. Walk through the design process of creating machine learning algorithms for monitoring the external environment, and the required human process of foresight needed to ensure robust algorithms with less bias in results interpretation.