I’m fairly certain that in 10 years from now there will only be 3 companies left in the world; Microsoft, Starbucks and Walmart.

But don’t take my word for it, check out this video on predictive healthcare and check out what’s new with Cortana Analytics in the link below.


I’m about 8 hours or so into researching and trying to figure out is this machine learning.  Many of the concepts I’ve had to open my old statistics book from university to understand.

In general though you need to

a) Have a problem

b) Have existing data

c) Transform and Normalize data

d) Load it into an algorithm so it can train

e) Setup scoring and indicators on probability

f) Publish out to a web-service.

This basically allows you to build an app for your industry.