Shift Your Culture to Advance Digital Transformation

As we pointed out in the introduction to this blog series, Enabling Missions Success with RPA, AI, and Common Sense, data is the “central, fundamental component of every program.” Public and private organizations are striving to manage the onslaught of input and documents in a rapidly changing ...

Enabling Missions Success with RPA, AI, and Common Sense

Moving from paper to digital to enhance the mission Government agencies have begun to make significant strides in their paperless journey. NT Concepts performs in the customer’s reality, then collaboratively designs and implements solutions like Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Artificial ...

The [Hidden] Challenges of ML Series: Quadrant 4 Inference & Deployment

If you haven’t read through the first three quadrants of Machine Learning (ML) Lifecycle series yet, we encourage you to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the building blocks of  AI/ML project design, data preparation, and model fitting. Once the team reaches the Inference and Deploym...

The [Hidden] Challenges of ML Series: Quadrant 3 Model Fitting

Even though the bulk of the work happens during the data preparation and labeling phase in quadrant two, model fitting constitutes the meat and potatoes of Machine Learning (ML). This third phase of the ML Lifecycle is iterative and slow—a full training run may take days or even weeks. Early vers...

The [Hidden] Challenges of ML Series: Quadrant 2 Data Preparation

The large volume of available data has spurred a surge in Machine Learning (ML) projects. In the first blog post in the Hidden Challenges of Machine Learning Lifecycle series, we looked at the complexity of clarifying the question to be solved with ML and the process of designing the project, inc...

The [Hidden] Challenges of ML Series: Quadrant 1 Project Design

As a Ph.D. computer and data scientist, systems and software engineer, applied statistician, and engineering fellow, I have worked on multiple large-scale Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) projects for more than 30 years. Through that extensive experience, I have seen that cr...

The [Hidden] Challenges of Machine Learning: A Five Part Series

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are a thing. They are here and here to stay. The NT Concepts Data Science Team is hard at work applying differentiating methods and models to complex data sets for our federal customers. We try our hands at everything from computer vision and...