Ted Benson
  • Automation
    To innovate, look to your foundation

    Managing projects so that innovation becomes the norm In 1294, the city council of Florence approved the construction of a grand cathedral, the Cathedral of Saint…

    May 08,2020
  • Computer Vision
    To solve an impossible problem, redefine it

    Machine learning is at the cusp between research and engineering. On the one hand, many ML techniques have become simple off-the-shelf libraries. On the other…

    Nov 24,2018
  • Automation
    Good Automation Strategies Extend, not Replace

    Talk of automation can create apprehension. The fear for both managers and employees is the same: what if a significant part of the team becomes…

    Jul 09,2018
  • Big Data
    A text alignment algorithm inspired by ..soap operas?

    Most problems in computer science can be reduced in some part to one of a few hundred or so classic problems. There are the Dining Philosophers,…

    Feb 12,2018
  • Data Science
    How to outperform perfectionism with ensembles and a “Good Enough” mindset

    Machines outperform humans at a million small tasks, but they lack any understanding of how those tasks fit together. That fractured competence can pose a…

    Jan 29,2018
  • Engineering
    How to approach structured data extraction from images

    I’ve been doing a lot of image processing lately, with the goal of extracting the structured data visible inside an image. While I’ve still got…

    Jan 17,2018