Why the name Foxy AI?Jan 02, 2020
Tokick-off 2020, I thought it would be fun to write an article about a question I get asked all the time, “Where did the name Foxy AI come from?”
Back when Foxy AI was just an idea bubbling in my mind, I was recommended a book called The Signal and the Noise by Nate Silver. In the book, Silver retells the ancient Greek tale of the fox and the hedgehog. The concept of the story is that “The fox knows many little things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Foxes, Silver says, demonstrate predictive skill.
This was the first time I had heard this story, and the idea stuck with me. When making predictions, you want to have many small pieces of information to build the bigger picture.