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Everything (almost) in the news dealing with: machine learning, data mining, text mining, genetic algorithms, reinforcement learning. You might also be interested in my blog where I at times comment on news or write other related machine learning things. You can also subscribe to the Newsticker feed: RSS feed for this site




Date Abstract Link / Source
Tue Jun 21 2011New Score That Predicts Whether You Will Take Your Medicine
The same people who make the standard credit scoring model have turned their data mining drills and abacuses onto medicine. They're selling a new score that says can predict if you will take your medication correctly.
From http://consumerist.com
Sun Jun 19 2011GM Patents Data Mining Method For Refining the Chevy Volt
A patent application published yesterday may show an important tool that GM is using to refine future models of the Volt and ...
From http://tech.slashdot.org
Sun Jun 19 2011How Journalists Data-Mined the Wikileaks Docs
"Associated Press developer-journalist extraordinaire Jonathan Stray gives a brilliant explanation of the use of data-mining strategies to winnow and wring journalistic sense out of massive numbers of documents, using the Iraq and ...
From http://tech.slashdot.org
Sun Jun 19 2011What's Next for IBM Watson? Big Data
IBM engineers this week revealed some clues to the company's plans for Watson, the company's artificial intelligence research project that saw significant exposure during its run on the TV game show Jeopardy...
From http://www.informationweek.com
Sun Jun 19 2011Why Your IT Department Needs Data Scientists
Clearly, data scientists-the brainy, analytical folks who are charged with using statistical modeling tools to draw insights from huge quantities of data-laren't in demand today the way software engineers are, but experts in the field of data mining ...
From http://www.computerworld.com
Sun Jun 19 2011Now That They've Won on Jeopardy!, Man-Made Minds Take on Isaac Newton
The most high-profile artificial intelligence achievement of 2011 (so far) has been the dominance of IBM's Watson supercomputer on episodes of Jeopardy!. David Ferrucci, the lead researcher IBM's DeepQA project that built Watson to
From http://www.popularmechanics.com
Thu May 26 2011Unexpected drug interactions identified by Stanford data mining
... computerized data mining techniques to look for patterns in blood glucose levels in people taking the two drugs simultaneously. But when they found something interesting, graduate student and lead author Nick Tatonetti took the ...
From http://scopeblog.stanford.edu
Tue May 24 2011Analytics can focus safety programs on highest risks
The combination of data mining and predictive modeling can help companies reduce injuries on the job and save money, according to ...
From http://www.computerworld.com
Tue May 24 2011AI's long, expensive road to Jeopardy!
... the month-long event brought pioneers of the field together to lay the groundwork for what would be known from then on as artificial intelligence. Google has developed a self-driving car.
From http://www.theglobeandmail.com
Tue May 24 2011Medical data mining can predict adverse drug events
Researchers for the RAND Corp. have determined that it's possible to mine medical literature to find out whether studies involving particular medications ...
From http://www.fiercehealthit.com
Mon May 16 2011Firms look to kill 'gut-feel' with better analytics
"The fact that most external data is today [on the] Internet and advances in unstructured data mining technologies are two key technology drivers that enable the integration of competitive intelligence as part of business intelligence,"
From http://www.zdnetasia.com
Mon May 16 2011A Machine That Lets Us Talk to Dolphins?
Denise Herznig and her colleagues at the Wild Dolphin Project are collaborating with artificial intelligence researchers at Georgia Tech are embarking on an extraordinarily ambitious project. They've developed a machine equipped with a ...
From http://blogs.forbes.com
Mon May 16 2011Medical Data Mining Strengthens Drug Safety
Data mining of the medical literature could help uncover drug side effects before they cause serious harm to patients, a new study suggests. Researchers from Santa Monica, Calif., think tank Rand surmised that a review of ...
From http://www.informationweek.com
Mon May 16 2011Government Developing Data Mining Tools To Fight Terrorism
The report covers a range of programs currently in development by the ODNI that are aimed at helping the intelligence community more efficiently use data, although the ODNI itself admits that they don't all adhere strictly to the data-mining definition ...
From http://www.informationweek.com
Sat May 7 2011The High Cost of Cheap War
It seems only fitting that in the very month the Terminator sci-fi franchise predicted the rise of militarized artificial intelligence, the Guardian of London reported on a British Ministry of Defence analysis warning that drone warfare may be creating ...
From http://www.sfgate.com
Sat May 7 2011Disruptive By Design: Freakin' Cool Robots Wired News
... start a session with the CEO of Kiva systems, a company that uses a form of artificial intelligence technology to create distribution warehouses for customers like Walgreens and Staples.
From http://www.wired.com
Tue Apr 26 2011Supreme Court Weighs Whether To Limit Data Mining
At the US Supreme Court Tuesday, the justices for the first time will hear a case that tests what limits the government may put on data mining for commercial purposes. At issue is whether a state may bar the buying, selling, ...
From http://www.npr.org
Tue Apr 26 2011US Supreme Court weighs data mining and privacy rights
The US Supreme Court is considering whether and to what extent states can regulate companies that mine and sell data about what drugs doctors prescribe, ...
From http://www.bbc.co.uk
Sat Apr 16 2011IBM's Watson not as smart as you think
It wouldn't be able to hold a conversation with or speak intelligently to the attendees at its own conference, according to artificial intelligence (AI) ...
From http://www.computerworld.com
Mon Apr 4 2011Manning Snuck DataMining Software Onto Secret Network
Accused WikiLeaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning installed and used unauthorized data-mining software on his SIPRnet workstation during the time he allegedly ...
From http://www.wired.com
Sun Apr 3 2011Feds should reveal secret health data to fight fraud
The federal government's own data mining for fraud and abuse sounds recent and less than full-blown. "We've been developing that over the last couple of years," Nicholas DiGiulio, special agent in charge with the Department of Health and Human ...
From http://www.baltimoresun.com
Mon Mar 28 2011FBI Casts Wide Net Under Relaxed Rules for Terror Inquiries, Data Show
In 2006, The New York Times reported that the National Security Agency had each month been flooding the bureau with thousands of names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses that its surveillance and data-mining programs had deemed suspicious.
From http://www.nytimes.com
Tue Mar 22 2011The Hunch Machine: How to Make Better Choices
Genetic algorithms mimic the process of evolution by mutating and ... With interactive genetic algorithms, the user tells the machine what's good and what's ...
From http://www.theatlantic.com
Mon Mar 21 2011Big Data Needs To Think Bigger
who notes on Quora that cheap data storage allows users to leverage asymmetric information, larger data sets increase the likelihood that new insights can be found, and machine learning advancements can be used in entirely new, ...
From http://techcrunch.com
Sun Mar 20 2011David Rumelhart Dies at 68; Created Computer Simulations of Perception
David E. Rumelhart, whose computer simulations of perception gave scientists some of the first testable models of neural processing and proved helpful in the development of machine learning and artificial intelligence, died Sunday ...
From http://www.nytimes.com
Sun Mar 20 2011When Will We Have To Grant Artificial Intelligence Personhood?
... it is certainly not crazy to suggest that artificial intelligence will continue to improve, and it's quite likely that we'll have more "life-like" or "human-like" machines in the not-so-distant future. And, at some point, that's clearly going ...
From http://www.techdirt.com
Sun Mar 20 2011NASA Chat: Data Mining Digs Up Clues to Safer Flights
Data mining is not just for online entities like Google. If you can figure out how to dig through terabytes of flight data, data mining can also yield ...
From http://www.nasa.gov
Sun Mar 20 2011Software to predict March Madness basketball winner
Other entries range from using genetic algorithms to evolve equations that can pick winners to more straightforward attempts to boil down a team's strengths ...
From http://www.newscientist.com
Wed Mar 16 2011"Machine learning" expert wins Turing award
Leslie Valiant wins equivalent of the Nobel Prize of computing for computer learning research.
From http://www.cbsnews.com
Wed Mar 16 2011Big Data mining Who owns your social network data
The now-trendy concept of Big Data usually implies ever-growing hordes of data, including unstructured info posted on Facebook and Twitter, ...
From http://news.yahoo.com
Wed Mar 16 2011What Data Mining Firms Know About You
"Time writer Joel Stein spent three months learning what data mining companies know about him. After learning everything the companies ...
From http://yro.slashdot.org
Wed Mar 16 2011Turing award goes to machine learning expert
A Harvard University professor has been awarded a top technology prize for research that has paved the way for computers that more closely mimic how humans think, ...
From http://www.azcentral.com
Wed Mar 16 2011Big Data mining Who owns your social network data
An attractive application of Hadoop and other Big Data technologies is to analyze users' social activities, sometimes without their express knowledge.
From http://www.infoworld.com
Sat Feb 19 2011Progress in Artificial Intelligence Brings Wonders and Fears
In 1963 the mathematician-turned-computer scientist John McCarthy started the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The researchers believed that it ...
From http://www.americanscientist.org
Sat Feb 19 2011California court knocks down police data mining your car
Vetronix crash data retrieval software has been available to investigators and others...
From http://www.leftlanenews.com
Sat Feb 19 2011In-browser genetic algorithm for evolving a car
They usually run through a full generation of randomized results before remixing the most successful cars in the second ...
From http://www.boingboing.net
Sat Feb 19 2011I.B.M.'s Watson - Computers Close In on the 'Paris Hilton' Problem
... will examine the recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics and ...
From http://www.nytimes.com
Sat Feb 5 2011Artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence is here. In fact, it's all around us. But it's nothing like we expected.
From http://www.wired.co.uk
Sat Jan 29 2011Defeating Machine Learning: The IJCNN Social Network Challenge
Our goal was to map the nodes in the training dataset to the real identities in the social network that was used to create the data. That would allow us to simply look up the pairs of nodes in the test set in the real graph to see whether or not the edge exists.
From http://www.kaggle.com
Sat Jan 29 2011I, algorithm: A new dawn for artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence has finally become trustworthy enough to watch over everything from nuclear bombs to premature babies ...
From http://www.newscientist.com
Sun Jan 9 2011Supreme Court to hear drug datamining case
The Supreme Court will decide whether states may prohibit the use of drug prescription records for marketing purposes in one of several new cases it ...
From http://www.washingtonpost.com
Fri Jan 7 2011Data Mining Not a Panacea for Catching Terrorists, Experts Warn
Data mining, loosely defined as a search to uncover novel patterns or relationships in large sources of electronically stored information, is being used by ...
From http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org
Fri Jan 7 2011Supreme Court to decide state drug data mining law
The Supreme Court said on Friday that it would decide whether a state law restricting commercial access to information about prescription drug records ...
From http://news.yahoo.com
Wed Jan 5 2011Artificial intelligence to transform web
The emergence of artificial intelligence is to transform the Internet industry and social networking over the next decade, Russia's leading web tycoon said ...
From http://news.yahoo.com
Sat Dec 18 2010Data Mining Gains Traction in Education
The new and rapidly growing field of educational data mining is using the chaff from data collected through normal school activities to explore learning in ...
From http://www.timesunion.com
Thu Dec 2 2010Drug Data Mining Law Ruled Unconstitutional by 2nd Circuit
A Vermont law that restricts companies' use of information about the drugs doctors prescribe is unconstitutional on free speech grounds, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
From http://www.law.com
Thu Dec 2 2010Robots designed by genetic algorithms
Germany's Fraunhofer-Institut is making "genetic robots" by using genetic algorithms to design optimal forms: "The optimal form is decided based on a ...
From http://www.boingboing.net
Fri Nov 26 2010Artificial intelligence: No command, and control
Chaos fills battlefields and disaster zones. Artificial intelligence may be better than the natural sort at coping with it.
From http://www.economist.com
Sun Nov 21 2010Check Out The Technology Inside The Google Self-Driving Car
What did I learn from Mike Sokolsky, who is a research engineer in the artificial intelligence lab at Stanford? Well, they are studying ways to process a massive amount of data (there's a tiny datacenter inside the back of the car)
From http://www.businessinsider.com
Sun Nov 21 2010Machine learning technique designed to improve consumer medical searches
Researchers have created a machine-learning model that enables the medical sites to "learn" dialect and other medical vernacular, thereby improving their ...
From http://www.sciencedaily.com
Sun Nov 21 2010HP shows profit from data mining
Successful data mining strategy requires company-wide engagement. Computer giant HP added $20 million (£12.5 million) to its bottom line through data mining activities...
From http://www.techworld.com.au
Sun Nov 21 2010Text mining in hotel reviews
For any company that lives or dies on customer feedback, it's essential to put online reviews and social media to work in a productive way...
From http://www.zdnet.com
Sun Nov 21 2010Be cautious about open source data mining software
It's free but should be evaluated like any other software. ... "Don't focus solely on cost savings,"
From http://www.itworld.com
Tue Nov 2 2010Using genetic algorithms to find Starcraft 2
Especially of the ones who *know* what genetic algorithms are all ...
From http://games.slashdot.org
Sat Oct 9 2010Google Cars Drive Themselves, In Traffic
The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret but in plain view on vehicles that can drive themselves, using artificial-intelligence software that can sense anything near the car and mimic the decisions made by a
From http://www.huffingtonpost.com
Wed Sep 22 2010Artificial Intelligence Goes Mobile Artificial Intelligence Goes Mobile
Researchers at International Business Machines have created a machine called Watson that can sift through a terabyte of data and crank out answers to complicated questions in three to five seconds. A version of the software that runs Watson could reside on a doctor's tablet computer in three to five years, analyzing test results to proffer a diagnosis...
From http://www.businessweek.com
Wed Sep 22 2010Digging for information gold with data mining
The old image of looking for a needle in a haystack doesn't even come close to the realities of modern life. Simply put, the world is drowning in data.
From http://articles.chicagotribune.com
Mon Sep 6 2010Financial services should include risk management in data mining
Financial services data mining models should incorporate a level of calibration to manage risk enterprise-wide, said Bart Beasens, a professor
From http://www.computerweekly.com
Sun Aug 29 2010Sublinear Optimization for Machine Learning
This could possibly turn into a game changer...
From http://www.cs.princeton.edu
Sun Aug 22 2010Alien hunters should look for artificial intelligence
The hunt for aliens should allow for the fact that ETs may be thinking machines rather than like us, a leading researcher says.
From http://www.bbc.co.uk
Thu Aug 19 2010Automating Datacenter Operations Using Machine Learning
Statistical Machine Learning (SML) provides a methodology for quickly processing the large quantities of monitoring data generated by these applications, ...
From http://www.eecs.berkeley.edu
Sat Aug 14 2010Artificial intelligence: Riders on a swarm
Mimicking the behaviour of ants, bees and birds started as a poor man's version of artificial intelligence. It may, though, be the key to the real thing ...
From http://www.economist.com
Sat Aug 7 2010Artificial intelligence learns from poker bluff
Bluffing in poker, it turns out, isn't simply bravado. It's mathematically important.
From http://www.pittsburghlive.com
Tue Jul 27 2010Bringing Data Mining into the Mainstream
A leading data-mining experts explains what will be needed to bring the field into the mainstream of business.
From http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com
Sun Jul 18 2010Housing scene: Lenders' data mining goes deep
Mortgage makers are going beyond tax returns and bank statements to determine whether you're a good risk. They're checking such things as where you have ...
From http://www.latimes.com
Thu Jul 15 2010Artificial Intelligence Gains Fans Among Investors
A new wave of investment firms are turning to artificial-intelligence programs to make trading decisions. The programs are designed to crunch numbers, ...
From http://online.wsj.com
Thu Jul 15 2010Hedge funds turn to artificial intelligence for market decisions
It's man versus machine on Wall Street as hedge funds turn to artificial intelligence to determine the best investment plays....
From http://www.theaustralian.com.au
Sun Jul 4 2010ICML 2010 Proceedings
There are several alternative ways to access the ICML papers and proceedings...
From http://www.icml2010.org
Sun Jul 4 2010Evolutionary Computation Algorithms for Cryptanalysis: A Study
Solution to a problem solved by genetic algorithms uses an evolutionary process...
From http://arxiv.org
Sun Jun 27 2010On the Use of Machine Learning to Predict the Time and Resources
Most data centers, clouds and grids consist of multiple generations of computing systems, each with different performance profiles, posing a challenge to ...
From http://www.computer.org
Sun Jun 27 2010At The Extreme Edge Of Artificial Intelligence
Think sentient computers are the stuff of science fiction? We have ...
From http://www.forbes.com
Sun Jun 27 2010Clive Thompson on Why We Should Learn the Language of Data
Statistics is hard. But that's not just an issue of individual understanding; it's also becoming one of the nation's biggest political problems.
From http://www.wired.com
Sun Jun 27 2010Data mining algorithm explains complex temporal interactions
Researchers have created a data mining algorithm they call GOALIE that can automatically reveal how biological processes are coordinated in time.
From http://www.sciencedaily.com
Tue May 4 2010Data Mining Technology Applied to Hospitals' Infection Control
Data mining technology is being used to spot trends in hospitals' data sets in order to combat healthcare associated infections.
From http://cacm.acm.org
Fri Apr 30 2010Machine-Learning Revolutionizes Software Development
Using machine-learning technology, researchers on the Milepost project have developed an automatic way to optimise compilers for re-configurable embedded processors.
From http://www.sciencedaily.com
Sat Apr 17 2010Visualization of geographic patterns may predict spread of disease
... that combines text mining with geographical mapping. It allows users to search publically available data to identify and visualize data patterns for their own interests or concerns.
From http://www.scienceblog.com
Sat Apr 17 2010Data Mining helps win America's Cup
Without the data mining Burns says the boat wouldnt have run as fast. The design of the boat was important but once youve got it designed the whole race ...
From http://www.kdnuggets.com
Sat Apr 17 2010Data Mining Prevention by Poker Sites
Data mining is the exchange of shared profiling information amongst a community of other players. As a player on most any online poker sites, ... Interesting problem they are trying to solve...
From http://www.redbets.co.uk
Sat Apr 10 2010Google's search for the perfect learning machine
Research in machine-learning systems has produced some noteworthy accomplishments, but reinforced the saying that when all you have is a hammer, ...
From http://www.zdnetasia.com
Tue Mar 23 2010Rethinking Artificial Intelligence
The field of artificial-intelligence research (AI), founded more than 50 years ago, seems to many researchers to have spent much of that time wandering in ...
From http://www.drdobbs.com
Tue Mar 16 2010White House Reassures On Data Mining
...a January memo aimed at encouraging information sharing and issued in response to the Christmas Day attempted bombing of a commercial jet, should not be perceived as a revival of the controversial data-sifting program...
From http://www.kdnuggets.com
Tue Mar 9 2010Security expert: Obama order resembles controversial Bush-era data-mining tool
In 2002, under the leadership of John Poindexter, former national security adviser to President Reagan, the Defense Department began building the Total Information Awareness system to discover, combine and filter information that may flag incidents indicating terrorist activities...
From http://www.nextgov.com
Tue Mar 9 2010MySpace Jumps Into Bulk User Data Sales
Data offered includes user playlists, mood updates, mobile updates, photos, vents, reviews, blog posts, names and zipcodes. Friend lists are not included.
From http://www.readwriteweb.com
Thu Mar 4 2010Machine Learning for Computer Security: Efficient Machine Learning with Trees
Most techniques of machine learning are confined to operate in vector spaces and lack the ability to process trees. A solution to this problem is provided by tree kernels which allow for application of kernel-based learning methods to tree data.
From http://blog.mlsec.org
Sat Feb 6 2010Machine-Learning Bubble in Computational Medicine?
The Machine-Learning Bubble in Computational Medicine (Challenges in Computational ... Taken together, Geman wonders if machine-learning's possible role in ...
From http://www.kdnuggets.com
Sun Jan 24 2010Scaling Genetic Algorithms Using MapReduce
Genetic algorithms(GAs) are increasingly being applied to large scale problems. The traditional MPI-based parallel GAs require detailed knowledge about ...
From http://portal.acm.org
Sun Jan 24 2010Sam Roweis died
Sam Roweis died unexpectedly on January 12, 2010.
From http://nyulocal.com
Sun Jan 24 2010Data Mining Competition To Improve Drug Safety Data Mining Competition To Improve Drug Safety
The OMOP Cup is a competition to find new methods for detecting drug side effects. There have been several cases over the last few years where drugs have had issues that haven't been detected for years after they were released.
From http://slashdot.org
Wed Jan 6 2010Mobile data mining and your privacy rights
The US public radio program Science Friday recently produced an interesting episode about the benefits and perils of collecting data from cellphones and other mobile electronic devices.
From http://www.boingboing.net
Fri Dec 18 2009Data Mining Spurs Innovation Threatens Privacy
By analyzing cell phone movements and online search queries, scientists can monitor traffic in real time and track disease outbreaks more efficiently, ...
From http://www.npr.org
Tue Dec 15 2009Drug data mining ban unlikely in Senate health bill
A Democratic proposal to ban the collection of doctors' prescription records for marketing purposes is unlikely to be ...
From http://www.reuters.com
Tue Dec 15 2009Drugmakers May Be Blocked from Data Mining
Companies like IMS Health and Verispan have built multimillion-dollar businesses around gathering prescription data and selling the ...
From http://www.cio-today.com
Sun Dec 13 2009Artificial intelligence reborn at MIT
To do it, the scientists are revisiting the fifty year history of the Artificial Intelligence field, including the shortfalls that led to ...
From http://www.boingboing.net
Tue Dec 1 2009Data Mining In Global Warming Science
Don't worry about cooking the atmosphere while scientists are cooking data.
From http://www.forbes.com
Thu Nov 12 2009Aiide 2010 StarCraft AI Competition
The 2010 conference on Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Digital Entertainment (AIIDE 2010) will be hosting a StarCraft AI competition as part of the conference program.
From http://eis-blog.ucsc.edu
Thu Nov 12 2009Security software detects datamining bots
Data-mining bots tend to entirely circumvent a browser's user interface. For example, a bot may request a Web page with lots and lots of data, but never scrolls or clicks on a page. If a series of pages are opened and viewed in that manner, it could mean a data-mining bot has arrived.
From http://www.infoworld.com
Mon Nov 2 2009Mechanical computer uses matchboxes and beans to learn Tic-Tac-Toe
I just completed a working build of Donald Michie's MENACE (Matchbox Educable Noughts And Crosses Engine), an early (1960) example of machine learning. MENACE uses 304 matchboxes to play Noughts and Crosses (or Tic Tac Toe)...
From http://www.boingboing.net
Tue Oct 20 2009Secret SEC Data-Mining to Fuel New Insider-Trading Cases
After a two-year investigation using unusually aggressive evidence-gathering techniques, the feds are getting ready to crack down on a broad array of insider-trading networks. In addition to the securities fraud case and civil ...
From http://www.abajournal.com
Thu Oct 15 2009Machine Learning Ruins Blackjack
this makes me wonder about arbitrage in the era of machine learning, each machine vying to outdo the other in keeping their profits locked up tight. My high margin classifier just gave me 21, yipee! Oh wait, this is already ...
From http://scienceblogs.com
Thu Oct 1 2009Artificial intelligence aid for dementia sufferers
A form of artificial intelligence has been designed to help make life easier for people with dementia.
From http://www.abc.net.au
Mon Sep 28 2009CMU Machine Learning protests at G20
Bayesians Against Discrimination in machine learning means developing a model for distinguishing between twoor more classes of datausually given a data set with many examples ...
From http://www.reddit.com
Mon Sep 28 2009Netflix Challenge Discussion
John Langford has a good (brief) discussion of the Netflix Challenge on his blog.
From http://hunch.net
Wed Sep 23 2009FBI's DataMining System Sifts Airline Hotel CarRental Records
A fast-growing FBI data-mining system billed as a tool for hunting terrorists is being used in hacker and domestic criminal investigations, ...
From http://www.wired.com
Wed Sep 23 2009EU Funding Artificial Intelligence Snooping System
"Britain's Telegraph reports on a five-year research programme, called Project Indect, which aims to develop computer programmes which act as 'agents' to monitor and process information from web sites, discussion forums, file servers, peer-to-peer networks and even individual computers.
From http://rss.slashdot.org
Wed Sep 16 2009Google Acquires reCAPTCHA to Fight Spam and Improve Google Books OCR
Cool, from a machine learning standpoint but does this freak you out since Google could potentially have registration and use data for a huge number of sites around the web that leverage reCAPTCHA?
From http://www.readwriteweb.com
Wed Sep 16 2009GyPSii launches Android application
Machine learning is employed so that the user profile continually evolves based on behaviour. Large scale analysis can be performed faster and with fewer machines than other techniques and data is processed as it becomes available ...
From http://uk.techcrunch.com
Wed Sep 9 2009Why Motivation Is Key For Artificial Intelligence
MIT neuroscientist Ed Boyden has a column discussing the potential dangers of building super-intelligent machines without building in some sort of motivation or drive.
From http://rss.slashdot.org
Sun Aug 23 2009Could Twitter Destroy Hollywood's Marketing Magic?
As an aspiring PhD in Statistics and Machine Learning, I think the big problem is how heterogeous twitter data is - words with contextual meaning rather than numbers and well-ordered stuff. It might even be more difficult to have a good ...
From http://www.businessinsider.com
Sat Aug 15 2009Transfer Learning for Reinforcement Learning Domains: A Survey
The reinforcement learning paradigm is a popular way to address problems that have only limited environmental feedback, rather than correctly labeled examples.
From http://jmlr.csail.mit.edu
Wed Aug 5 2009IBM gets $16 million to bolster its brain-on-a-chip technology
While SyNAPSE basically seeks to replicate human brain function, DARPA has another project that seeks to develop an artificial intelligence system that can read, learn and develop knowledge about all manner of digital material in a ...
From http://www.networkworld.com
Wed Aug 5 2009For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics
In field after field, computing and the Web are creating new realms of data to explore — sensor signals, surveillance tapes, social network chatter, public records and more.
From http://www.nytimes.com
Wed Aug 5 2009Netflix Announces Second Data Mining Challenge Chief Product Officer at Netflix has announced on the Netflix Prize Forums that they are planning to hold a new data mining ...From http://tech.slashdot.org
Wed Aug 5 2009Common operating system for robots
Roboticists at the recent International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence discussed the frustrating lack of a common operating system among today's robots.
From http://www.boingboing.net
Sun Jul 5 2009IBM Releases Open Source Machine Learning Compiler
seriously this post talk about machine learning optimization will it be ...
From http://tech.slashdot.org
Mon Jun 29 2009Automating Invention: Artificial creativity, software, computers
Genetic algorithms (GA) have entered into the video game arena with Firemint's new highly anticipated Real Racing simulator, soon to be launched for the iPhone. Rather than using the traditional hardcoded method where drivers in the ...
From http://www.automatinginvention.com
Mon Jun 29 2009Experimental Video Game Evolves Its Own Content
"Just as interest in user-generated content in video games is heating up, a team of researchers at the University of Central Florida has released an experimental multiplayer game in which content items compete with each other in an evolutionary arms race to satisfy the players.
From http://games.slashdot.org
Mon Jun 1 200950 Great Examples of Data Visualization
Data mining in a visual form has been a long time challenge, especially in the vast network of social websites. The comparison of tags, connections and even profiles, shows a general perspective that people are interconnected and are ...
From http://www.webdesignerdepot.com
Mon May 18 2009Businesses hunting for gold with data mining
Companies gathering more data, and they are using increasingly sophisticated tools to use data mining and modelling to improve their businesses.
From http://www.zdnetasia.com
Sat May 16 2009Credit Cards: Your Credit Card Company Is Building A Psychological Profile of you
Lenders have been using this sort of data mining ever since, but until recently they've kept it on the down-low to avoid triggering any privacy fears from customers. Now, with billions of dollars of losses from formerly profitable ...
From http://consumerist.com
Wed May 13 2009Game theory and machine learning offer better bidding strategies
By combining techniques from game theory and artificial intelligence, computer scientists at the University of Michigan have developed a better way to find the best bidding strategy in a simulated auction modeled after commodity and financial securities markets.
From http://www.physorg.com
Sat May 2 2009Data Mining and the Death of Privacy
Google has all your search information. It has all the e-mails you've written. Your tweets are next.
From http://www.pcmag.com
Tue Apr 28 2009IBM supercomputer to take on Jeopardy quiz show
IBM has set its sights on US quiz show Jeopardy for an upcoming supercomputer challenge that could have important implications for practical artificial intelligence programming.
From http://www.crn.com.au
Sat Apr 11 2009Statebook: how UK gov't spooks see the Internet
Because the -actual- facebook isn't a huge repository of personal information on individuals that could be used for data mining purposes, is it? But Facebook are a PRIVATE company, they would NEVER give people's personal information ...
From http://www.boingboing.net
Wed Apr 1 2009Robot gardeners
MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab researchers have installed an indoor tomato garden tended by hacked Roombas. The idea made me nostalgic for Ken Goldberg's pioneering Tele-garden that was online from 1995 to 2004.
From http://www.boingboing.net
Mon Mar 23 2009Machine Learning Summer School 2009
The 13'th Machine Learning Summer School will be held in Cambridge, UK. The school will offer an overview of basic and advanced topics in machine learning
From http://mlg.eng.cam.ac.uk
Sun Mar 15 2009Data Mining Moves to Human Resources
Using sophisticated mathematics, HR departments are learning new ways to determine the value of each employee.
From http://www.businessweek.com
Thu Mar 5 2009Congressional Data Mining: Coming Soon?
Mother Jones Dek: How a little-noticed provision in a House spending bill could revolutionize access to congressional information. Short Body: By slipping a simple, ...
From http://www.motherjones.com
Thu Mar 5 2009Why the herd mentality won't make you rich
The piece was entitled 'Reinforcement Learning Signal Predicts Social Conformity'. What it revealed is relevant to you and all investors. The gist of it is that our brains are geared to mimic our peers. When we fall in line with the ...
From http://www.moneyweek.com
Thu Mar 5 2009UN expert: Data mining a threat to human rights
Unfettered collection of personal data by intelligence agencies is a threat to basic human rights, a ...
From http://www.jpost.com
Fri Feb 20 2009Too Much Information?
Critics Decry Sites That Mine Public Data Increased usage of public information by political activists and media organizations has ...
From http://www.foxnews.com
Fri Feb 20 2009Data mining firm makes process pocket-sized
DigiMine introduces a way to track the behavior of people who surf the Web from wireless devices, an innovation experts say could provoke more targeted ads ...
From http://news.cnet.com
Mon Feb 16 2009Pentaho buys open-source data-mining project
Business intelligence start-up Pentaho buys the Weka project to fill out its suite.
From http://news.cnet.com
Fri Feb 13 2009Data Mining in the Meltdown: the Last, Best Hope?
Today In Finance Arthur Kordon, leader in the data mining and modeling group at the Dow Chemical Co., says his team has never been so inundated with requests as it has been during the economic crisis.
From http://community.dynamics.com
Fri Feb 13 2009Data Mining in the Meltdown: the Last, Best Hope?
In times of economic uncertainty, corporate decision makers need every scrap of information they can get to make an informed decision.
From http://www.cfo.com
Wed Feb 4 2009Algorithms gone wild: credit card minimum payments
Because of his interest, over the years, I have paid a lot of attention to the role math and data mining play in influencing consumer financial health. Well, it turns out credit card companies have been paying close ...
From http://womensmoney.com
Mon Feb 2 2009Data Mining Processes: Selection and Extraction
A marketing database may contain extensive tables of customer data from purchasing records, lifestyle data, and more advanced demographic data such as ...
From http://customer-management.suite101.com
Sun Feb 1 2009AmEx Denies Existence Of A Store Blacklist
Ron Lieber at the Times dug out his fedora and wrote up an excellent summary describing the depth of AmEx's data mining. The company relies on "hundreds of data points," including: Shopping Patterns: Let's not kid ourselves, ...
From http://consumerist.com
Mon Jan 26 2009NSA's data mining explained
As political concern grows over the National Security Agency's data-mining project, CNET News.com answers some questions.
From http://news.cnet.com
Mon Jan 26 2009Government data-mining lives on
Declan McCullagh explains that aspects of the Pentagon's data- mining plan may not be quite as dead and buried as many had assumed.
From http://news.cnet.com
Fri Jan 23 2009How Bees Sees Can Teach Us About Computerized Facial Recognition Imaging Systems
...artificial intelligence and computer programs for facial recognition could get a boost by work from Dr. Adrian Dyer of Monash University, one of Australia's leading bee experts... he says his latest research shows that ...
From http://www.scientificblogging.com
Mon Jan 19 2009Using Machine Learning to Break Visual Human Interaction Proofs
Machine learning is often used to automatically solve human tasks. ···. intervention, using machine learning.
From http://research.microsoft.com
Thu Jan 8 2009Data Analysts Captivated by R's Power
R is also the name of a popular programming language used by a growing number of data analysts inside corporations and academia. It is becoming their lingua franca partly because data mining has entered a golden age, whether being used to set ad prices, find new drugs more quickly or fine-tune financial models.
From http://www.nytimes.com
Thu Jan 8 2009Could your social networks spill your secrets?
In an article at the end of last year we looked at some of the ways data-mining techniques are being used by marketeers and security services to extract sometimes private information by assembling huge amounts of data from web visits, ...
From http://www.newscientist.com
Mon Jan 5 2009Data Mining Rescues Investigative Journalism
The goal: Computer algorithms that can sort through the huge amounts of databased information available on the Internet, providing public-interest reporters with sets of potential story leads they otherwise might never have found. Or, in short, data mining in the public interest.
From http://news.slashdot.org
Mon Jan 5 2009Digital Spelunking: Data mining failure
The authors' ire is aimed not at data mining directed at specific suspected individuals, but rather at broader scanning of the general population aimed at finding scary patterns. "If it were possible to automatically find the digital ...
From http://www.reason.com
Mon Jan 5 2009Wait, You Mean Homeland Security Isn't Already Scanning Blogs
I know the government has admitting to data mining and the excuse is that the data is so large it's almost useless for anything except mining for certain bits of information. I don't like that - not because I really thing they're spying ...
From http://techdirt.com
Wed Dec 3 2008Panel: Gov't data mining, intel sharing programs lack oversight
Government information collection and sharing programs are too secretive, security and privacy experts told the House Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday.
From http://news.cnet.com
Wed Dec 3 2008Security, civil liberties experts question data-mining
The US Congress should limit government data-mining efforts because some techniques don't work and many raise serious privacy concerns, two experts said Monday.
From http://feeds.computerworld.com
Tue Oct 28 2008Biometric identifcation by body language
Through techniques similar to those used in speech recognition, this project applies machine learning (an Artificial Intelligence technique) to train a computer system to compare the detected body language of an individual in a video, ...
From http://www.boingboing.net
Thu Oct 23 2008Banks Target Troubled Borrowers Using Data-Mining Tools
Banks and lenders make no secret of the fact that they rely on their own and the credit-card companies' data mining, analysis and predictive-modeling software to scour databases ...
From http://advice.cio.com
Sat Oct 18 2008How can terror data mining spare false positives?
It's a crucial issue that I discussed in the book and have been stressing on the speaking rounds: Data mining for terrorists runs the risk of nabbing lots of innocent people--false positives in the lingo of statisticians.
From http://www.thenumerati.net
Tue Oct 7 2008Data-mining sucks: official report
A multi-year National Research Council review of data-mining as a means of discovering terrorists has concluded that this just doesn't work very well, and that it ends up harming and harassing -- and terrorizing -- innocents whose only ...
From http://feeds.boingboing.net
Tue Oct 7 2008Government report concludes data-mining doesn't work very well
The most extensive report ever compiled on government data mining in hopes of detecting terrorists concludes the idea is "neither feasible as an objective nor desirable as a goal of technology development efforts."
From http://news.cnet.com
Mon Sep 8 2008Exclusive: Legal experts suggest widespread mobile phone location
A recent article in the London Review of Books revealed that a number of private companies now sell off-the-shelf data mining solutions to government spies interested in analyzing mobile phone calling records and real-time location ...
From http://news.cnet.com
Mon Sep 1 2008BI 2.0 Means Change for IT BI mashups don't force IT to give up control
... they do change what IT does and put the focus on data quality and data integration.
From http://feeds.computerworld.com
Mon Aug 25 2008Mass Customized Medicine in the Future?
A problem often arises: in many cases the treated group does not do better than the nontreated group. A basic question is: does this mean the treatment is bad? With respect to the filter F it may mean that, but with respect to another filter F', the treatment might be very effective. For example, a drug might work great for people which have one blood type, but not so well for others.
From http://hunch.net
Fri Aug 22 2008Isads: Using images to detect melanoma
From removing artifacts to finding lesion boundaries to extracting color characteristics, we develop algorithms that are driven by domain-knowledge, employ computer vision techniques and statistical machine learning to keep improving ...
From http://blogs.intel.com
Thu Aug 14 2008Data Mining to Detect Pump-and-Dump Scams
I don't know any of the details, but this seems like a good use of data mining:. Mr Tancredi said Verisign's fraud detection kit would help "decrease the time between the attack being launched and the brokerage being able to respond".
From http://www.schneier.com
Tue Aug 5 2008B2B Data Mining By Gordon S. Linoff(Michael J. A. Berry)
Last week, I travelled to Malaysia to apply data mining techniques to business-to-business (B2B) problems. More typically, the work we do at data miners is in the world of business-to-consumer (B2C) , since a company with millions of ...
From http://www.data-miners.com
Sun Aug 3 2008Data Mining Old Ship's Logs
Researchers today have a host of advanced techniques to gather environmental data, from satellite imagery to ice core samples, but they don't have much in ...
From http://technocrat.net
Tue Jul 29 2008Scientists Make Pattern Recognition More Human
"Most common machine learning algorithms can only learn representations of a single kind," said study co-author Charles Kemp, a Carnegie Mellon University ...
From http://blog.wired.com
Sat Jul 26 2008CIOs Uncensored: Some Still Bullish On IT Budgets, Others Not
Numerous data mining and CRM projects will likely slow or stop, as will upgrades and efforts around visualization--unless the payback period is within ...
From http://www.informationweek.com
Thu Jul 24 2008Capturing game data is the future
The US government is courting a report that outlines data mining initiatives that could identify potential terrorist activities in online games.
From http://www.guardian.co.uk
Thu Jul 17 2008Tweaking user interfaces to match abilities, disabilities
They presented their latest work at the 2008 conference of the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, where they described Supple++, their most promising ...
From http://arstechnica.com
Tue Jul 15 2008Avrim Blum and Tom Mitchell Win ICML/COLT 10-Year Best Paper Award
The ICML (International Conference on Machine Learning) and COLT (Annual Conference on Learning Theory) conferences, two of the major symposia in the areas of machine learning and learning theory, ... Avrim Blum and Tom Mitchell have won the inaugural award, for their seminal paper, "Combining labeled and unlabeled data with co-training," which was published in COLT 1998
From http://www.csdhead.cs.cmu.edu
Mon Jul 14 2008Microsoft Buys Zoomix to Add Data Quality to SQL Server
Zoomix's Accelerator software combines semantic and linguistic analysis with machine learning to classify, match and standardize complex corporate data, ...
From http://www.pcworld.com
Sun Jul 13 2008Artificial Intelligence Tied to Search Future
AI (Artificial intelligence) has the potential to enhance Internet searches, but obstacles still must be overcome, a speaker stressed at a technical ...
From http://www.pcworld.com
Thu Jul 10 2008Data mining drug warnings, side effects for new therapies
One of the more frustrating aspects of drug development is the fact that chemicals that perform ...
From http://arstechnica.com
Thu Jul 10 2008Yahoo Wants You To Build Your Own Search Service
... and core infrastructure -- from crawling and indexing technology to relevancy and machine learning algorithms, to stuff as mundane as data centers, ...
From http://www.informationweek.com
Mon Jul 7 2008New Car Navigation System Monitors Traffic To Avoid Traffic Jams
The Congestion Avoidance Dynamic Routing Engine (CADRE) uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to interpret live traffic information shared between vehicles ...
From http://www.sciencedaily.com
Mon Jul 7 2008Domestic spying quietly goes on
The surveillance includes data-mining programs that allow the NSA and the FBI to sift through large databanks of e-mails, phone calls and other ...
From http://www.baltimoresun.com
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