Technologies and Analyses in CBS’ Person of Interest

Person of Interest is a broadcast television show on CBS where a “machine” predicts a person most likely to die within 24-48 hours. Then, it’s up to a mercenary and a data scientist to find that person and help them escape their fate. I have taken the liberty of framing some components that could be part of such a project. Can you help discover more?


Don’t Follow Rules Based Decision Making Blindly!

A rules based, structured decision making approach works for many occasions, especially when choices and outcomes are relatively well documented and repetitive. But an exclusive focus on following pre-determined business rules (even when business conditions change) is a recipe for financial disaster. Author Michael Lewis of Moneyball and The Big Short fame, has long critiqued decisions made by government…