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How we make magic.

Using the past to predict the future is the approach we take.

Houston We Have software allows the user to hypothesise and test future situations before going on to implement them in the real world. Or, in the case of intelligence failures, considers all possibilities to lay down the foundations to identify Black Swan events. 

Houston We Have Human-Centred AI.

Houston We Have Military-grade software, originally designed and built for the intelligence community, our patented software delivers insights beyond any AI in the universe. 

  1. We utilise Bayesian Reasoning and Subjective Logic to give humans the ability to predict the future at speed and without bias. 
  2. Houston We Have Augmented Intelligence so solutions are accessible at all stages of the decision-making process. 

The rear vision analysis the others do

If you are driving a car and only looking in the rear vision mirror, you may miss the big ugly truck hurtling down on you – yes, a giant looming emergency is about to hit you from ahead.

Descriptive Analysis – Descriptive analytics looks at past performance. It understands performance by mining historical data to look for the reasons behind past success or failure. 

Predictive Analysis – Predictive analytics encompasses a variety of statistical techniques from data mining, predictive modelling, and machine learning to analyse current and historical facts to make predictions about future or otherwise unknown events.

The power of the analysis we do - prescriptive analysis

Prescriptive Analysis is the analytical tool that drives Houston We Have Software. We use prescriptive analytics because it does what machines and/or stats can’t – specifically, prescriptive analytics assigns meaning and reasoning to data in a way that only humans can. 

Prescriptive analytics not only anticipates what will happen and when it will happen but also why it will happen

Further, prescriptive analytics suggests decision options on how to take advantage of a future opportunity or mitigate a future risk and shows the implication of each decision option. 

Then, Magic Happens.

Prescriptive analytics can continually take in new data to re-predict and re-prescribe, automatically improving prediction accuracy and prescribing better decision options. 

Prescriptive analytics ingests hybrid data, a combination of structured data (numbers, categories) and unstructured data (videos, images, sounds, texts), and business rules to predict what lies ahead. And, as a bonus, to prescribe how to take advantage of this predicted future without compromising other priorities.

Bring it together and what have you got?

But, modelling should not exclusively be informed by Prescriptive Analytics alone. Instead, what we need is modelling connected to a world outside of stored data. 

In addition, we need modelling to capture and record human reasoning. Why? Because human reasoning is flawed. Why? Because we humans have biases. 

Houston We Have software methodology is a bayesian reasoning framework regulated by Subjective Logic Calculus – a rigorous form of calculus framed within a robust methodology to capture human insight and yet also mitigate human bias.

This means, Houston We Have a place to record your reasoning approach and connect it to the outside world to:

  • test it
  • polish it
  • reuse it 
  • expand it 
  • generate hypotheses
  • minimise false positives 
  • identify and consider counterfactuals 
  • track uncertainty
  • Etc. etc.

In a world of fear and uncertainty, risk mitigation brings certainty and Houston We Have Human-Centred AI brings certainty without bias.

Problem Solved?

“Houston We Have a Problem” – An often misquoted line from the 1995 Ron Howard film, Apollo 13, starring Tom Hanks. “Houston, we have a problem” is an erroneous statement from the radio communications between the Apollo 13 astronaut John Swigert and the NASA Mission Control Center during the Apollo 13 spaceflight, as the astronauts communicated their discovery of the explosion that crippled their spacecraft. The actual words broadcast by Swigert were, “Uh, Houston, we’ve had a problem”. Houston We Have Human-Centred AI. Problem Solved.