About Mark Voortman

Mark is a Data Scientist at Othot and a visiting assistant professor of information technology at Point Park.

The Complexity of Simplicity

I sometimes wonder how many people have heard of John von Neumann [1]. No, he is not a sports legend or something along those lines (see last week's Original Thought for more on that [2]). John von Neumann was a child prodigy who became one [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:20+00:00 September 21, 2016|Predictive Analytics|

Man vs. Machine: The Go Frontier

Yesterday I watched a Go game (for more info see [1]) between one of the best human players, Lee Sedol [2], and the strongest computer program, AlphaGo [3], which has been developed by Google DeepMind. It was a thrilling fight broadcasted on YouTube [4] from [...]

By | 2017-02-26T07:07:21+00:00 March 15, 2016|Predictive Analytics|