Using AI to fight scam calls

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a solution we can build at Contemporary Analysis. One of the biggest questions about AI is “what can it do?”. So many people see AI and jump straight to terminator movies. But it can be so much more. In our journey to find you examples, we found an entertaining way to look at AI and how it was used to fight scam calls. The clip is from the YouTuber Kitboga.

Lately it seems like we are getting more calls that are scams than actual calls from friends and family. The scammers are persistent and they won’t stop until they get paid.

Unfortunately, the largest target of these scammers are elderly people who may or may not fully understand technology. In a matter of minutes the scammer has made off with hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

Kitboga is known for his antics driving scammers crazy and taking up as much of their time as possible. In doing so he is keeping them from making dozens of calls to other victims. He’s truly a master of wasting scammers time and driving them insane.

The AI in this video was built for entertainment purposes and YouTube views. But it showcases the importance of building and then training your AI.

If you’ve got a directive or are just curious about what AI could do for your company. Give us a call and we’ll see how we can help!

CAN goes Global!

You may remember a few weeks ago we teased something about Australia. Well the cat is out of the bag, and Nate was featured on on Cindy Tonkin’s podcast Smarter Data People, out of Australia.

We, as a company, are always excited to talk about all things data. But we get really excited when we’re contacted from the other side of the planet to talk about Data Science.

Nate and Cindy covered a lot of ground during their talk about the importance of the culture behind a data driven organization and how you train and manage data scientists.

Nate Watson – President

We’re coming to a point very quickly where it (Data Science) is the minimum to do business.

Nate Watson

If you know Nate you know he’s got a passion for advancing the cultural changes that need to happen in a company to allow data to thrive. This passion is what brought the Omaha Data Science Academy into existence to help get more people engaged in this process.

Click Here to listen to the full podcast or to read the transcript.

Cindy Tonkin’s Podcast

CAN drops the hammer on the Hammerschlagen Challenge!

When the opportunity came up to buy a Hammerschlagen log our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, couldn’t resist! So now we’re issuing a challenge!

Downtown for an afternoon? In the area for lunch? Got time between meetings? Just want to stop by and say hello? Looking for an excuse to NOT go back to the office? Looking for an excuse to get OUT of the office? Just want to stop by and have a little fun with team CAN? The answer my friends…is Hammerschlagen!

Hammerschlagen is a game that originates in Germany. Played during Oktoberfest people gather round and play with sledgehammers.

Nate in mid “Schlagen”

Players take turns using the pointed end of the hammer and try to drive a nail into the log. Whomever can sink the nail flush first is the winner!

We are the reigning champions of the inter office Hammerschlagen world championship. (our office, our world championship) As champions, we have to take on all challengers to defend our title!

All we ask is you shoot us an email, text, or call to make sure we’re in the office and not in the middle of a meeting!

Want one of your own? Need a home Hammerschlagen advantage? Get in touch with our friends at Wood Chaser!

Word Camp 2019 Data Hierarchy Video

The folks at Word Camp Omaha released the video of our presentation this week. If you’ve been wanting to learn about our Data Hierarchy series this is a quick crash course.

If you like what you see with Data Hierarchy but don’t now where to start…we can help. Contact Us today and we’ll help get the ball rolling for your data driven decision making.

CAN Presenting at 1 Million Cups Omaha!

Next Wednesday our Business Development Officer, Justin Trowbridge, will be speaking at the Omaha Chapter of 1 Million Cups!

He will be covering our new solution Hemp Batch Tracker. Hemp is a growing industry (pun intended) and is estimated to be 20 Billion dollars by 2022. Our solution is at the forefront of looming regulation and compliance needs for commercial hemp production.

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Stop by and check it out!

9/25 @ 8am

Enough with the teasing…show us Gilbert Gottfried!

Well if you made it to Wordcamp Omaha or Heartland Developers Conference you may have seen our Data Hierarchy Series presentation.

To help set the tone and to have a little fun, we hired Gilbert Gottfried to do what he does best…rant and rave. Using our extensive network of resources and hunting down lead after lead after lead to get to him we hired him to do our intro. (100% made up…it was super easy to hire him…and for WAY less than anyone here though it would be!)

Here is the video in its entirety:

Leave a comment below with how much you think it cost to hire him. The actual answer may surprise you!

Heartland Developers Conference 2019

Final Countdown to HDC 2019

You may be wondering why we’re so excited to go to this years Heartland Developer Conference? We’re excited to be in front of people who are generating the data we can do so much with. The better the data going into a process the better the results!

Developers are the tip of the spear when it comes to data collection. With the evolution of technology people the data begins online. A developer who understands how to structure a data set that is actionable is worth their weight in gold!

An Example: Imagine you’re a health care provider who emails you the bill. If you don’t collect the email address of the patient you’re missing the point.

Now imagine you’re a health care provider who is collecting not only the correct basic information but you’re also building a health profile for that same person. If you collect the right data you may be able to predict major health issues that could be prevented with a timely visit to your doctor.

“Mr. Johnson our data shows you may be at risk for XYZ in the next year. Can you come in for a quick visit to make sure we get a head of it?”

– The best doctor in the world

Data Hierarchy is the roadmap for success when it comes to working with data driven decisions. When you know the end goal you’ll be better equipped to make meaningful decisions along the way.

Sign up for our breakout session on Friday September 6th at 1pm below.

https://sched.co/SaK2

CAN HDC 2019 Teaser

If you know the people at CAN you know we have a sense of humor. We had a little surprise baked into our Data Hierarchy presentation. If you were at Word Camp Omaha you may have seen it already.

Below is a little teaser for those of you who didn’t see it already. We’re looking forward to seeing you at HDC 2019!

Click to learn more about HDC 2019

CAN at Word Camp Omaha 2019!

Teaser for the surprise we have in store!

August 24th at UNO Justin Trowbridge will be presenting Data Hierarchy to Word Camp Omaha. Justin will be leading off the Developer presentation series for the weekend.

www.2019.omaha.wordcamp.org

You might be thinking “Why Word Camp? Isn’t that for web developers?”. You’re 100% right. The “tip of the spear” for data for the majority of companies is web based. The information that comes from a website, an app, or a software solution is what builds the foundation for data science work.

Developers tend to make really good data scientists. They understand programming languages and how to “fix” something that may not work the first time.

Lastly, when developers are bidding a job in direct competition they can charge a premium for a data component. So imagine being able to deliver even a basic level of data analysis as part of your deliverables.

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Omaha Data Science Academy

Part of the discussion will be to connect developers to our Data Science Academy. Our Academy is the first step to allow a developer to enter the world of working with Data.

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Data Hierarchy E-book

The Data Hierarchy series E-book is now available for download!

We hope you enjoyed learning about how to effectively work with data. We also hope you’re able to share it with someone to help you with your next big data project.

Of course, if you need help with getting the ball rolling with data we’re here to help! Contact Us today and we’ll be happy to help you with your data project.

To get your free copy of the E-book you’ll need to go here.

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