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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:
|Date||Abstract||Link / Source|
|Tue Jun 21 2011||New 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.
|Sun Jun 19 2011||GM 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 ...
|Sun Jun 19 2011||How 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 ...
|Sun Jun 19 2011||What'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...
|Sun Jun 19 2011||Why 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 ...
|Sun Jun 19 2011||Now 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
|Thu May 26 2011||Unexpected 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 ...
|Tue May 24 2011||Analytics 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 ...
|Tue May 24 2011||AI'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.
|Tue May 24 2011||Medical 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 ...
|Mon May 16 2011||Firms 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,"
|Mon May 16 2011||A 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 ...
|Mon May 16 2011||Medical 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 ...
|Mon May 16 2011||Government 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 ...
|Sat May 7 2011||The 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 ...
|Sat May 7 2011||Disruptive 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.
|Tue Apr 26 2011||Supreme 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, ...
|Tue Apr 26 2011||US 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, ...
|Sat Apr 16 2011||IBM'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) ...
|Mon Apr 4 2011||Manning 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 ...
|Sun Apr 3 2011||Feds 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 ...
|Mon Mar 28 2011||FBI 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.
|Tue Mar 22 2011||The 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 ...
|Mon Mar 21 2011||Big 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, ...
|Sun Mar 20 2011||David 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 ...
|Sun Mar 20 2011||When 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 ...
|Sun Mar 20 2011||NASA 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 ...
|Sun Mar 20 2011||Software 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 ...
|Wed Mar 16 2011||"Machine learning" expert wins Turing award|
Leslie Valiant wins equivalent of the Nobel Prize of computing for computer learning research.
|Wed Mar 16 2011||Big 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, ...
|Wed Mar 16 2011||What 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 ...
|Wed Mar 16 2011||Turing 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, ...
|Wed Mar 16 2011||Big 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.
|Sat Feb 19 2011||Progress 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 ...
|Sat Feb 19 2011||California court knocks down police data mining your car|
Vetronix crash data retrieval software has been available to investigators and others...
|Sat Feb 19 2011||In-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 ...
|Sat Feb 19 2011||I.B.M.'s Watson - Computers Close In on the 'Paris Hilton' Problem|
... will examine the recent advances in artificial intelligence and robotics and ...
|Sat Feb 5 2011||Artificial intelligence|
Artificial intelligence is here. In fact, it's all around us. But it's nothing like we expected.
|Sat Jan 29 2011||Defeating 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.
|Sat Jan 29 2011||I, algorithm: A new dawn for artificial intelligence|
Artificial intelligence has finally become trustworthy enough to watch over everything from nuclear bombs to premature babies ...
|Sun Jan 9 2011||Supreme 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 ...
|Fri Jan 7 2011||Data 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 ...
|Fri Jan 7 2011||Supreme 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 ...
|Wed Jan 5 2011||Artificial 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 ...
|Sat Dec 18 2010||Data 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 ...
|Thu Dec 2 2010||Drug 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.
|Thu Dec 2 2010||Robots 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 ...
|Fri Nov 26 2010||Artificial intelligence: No command, and control|
Chaos fills battlefields and disaster zones. Artificial intelligence may be better than the natural sort at coping with it.
|Sun Nov 21 2010||Check 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)
|Sun Nov 21 2010||Machine 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 ...
|Sun Nov 21 2010||HP 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...
|Sun Nov 21 2010||Text 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...
|Sun Nov 21 2010||Be 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,"
|Tue Nov 2 2010||Using genetic algorithms to find Starcraft 2|
Especially of the ones who *know* what genetic algorithms are all ...
|Sat Oct 9 2010||Google 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
|Wed Sep 22 2010||Artificial 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...
|Wed Sep 22 2010||Digging 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.
|Mon Sep 6 2010||Financial 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
|Sun Aug 29 2010||Sublinear Optimization for Machine Learning|
This could possibly turn into a game changer...
|Sun Aug 22 2010||Alien 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.
|Thu Aug 19 2010||Automating 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, ...
|Sat Aug 14 2010||Artificial 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 ...
|Sat Aug 7 2010||Artificial intelligence learns from poker bluff|
Bluffing in poker, it turns out, isn't simply bravado. It's mathematically important.
|Tue Jul 27 2010||Bringing Data Mining into the Mainstream|
A leading data-mining experts explains what will be needed to bring the field into the mainstream of business.
|Sun Jul 18 2010||Housing 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 ...
|Thu Jul 15 2010||Artificial 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, ...
|Thu Jul 15 2010||Hedge 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....
|Sun Jul 4 2010||ICML 2010 Proceedings|
There are several alternative ways to access the ICML papers and proceedings...
|Sun Jul 4 2010||Evolutionary Computation Algorithms for Cryptanalysis: A Study|
Solution to a problem solved by genetic algorithms uses an evolutionary process...
|Sun Jun 27 2010||On 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 ...
|Sun Jun 27 2010||At The Extreme Edge Of Artificial Intelligence|
Think sentient computers are the stuff of science fiction? We have ...
|Sun Jun 27 2010||Clive 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.
|Sun Jun 27 2010||Data 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.
|Tue May 4 2010||Data 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.
|Fri Apr 30 2010||Machine-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.
|Sat Apr 17 2010||Visualization 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.
|Sat Apr 17 2010||Data 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 ...
|Sat Apr 17 2010||Data 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...
|Sat Apr 10 2010||Google'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, ...
|Tue Mar 23 2010||Rethinking 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 ...
|Tue Mar 16 2010||White 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...
|Tue Mar 9 2010||Security 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...
|Tue Mar 9 2010||MySpace 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.
|Thu Mar 4 2010||Machine 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.
|Sat Feb 6 2010||Machine-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 ...
|Sun Jan 24 2010||Scaling 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 ...
|Sun Jan 24 2010||Sam Roweis died|
Sam Roweis died unexpectedly on January 12, 2010.
|Sun Jan 24 2010||Data 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.
|Wed Jan 6 2010||Mobile 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.
|Fri Dec 18 2009||Data 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, ...
|Tue Dec 15 2009||Drug 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 ...
|Tue Dec 15 2009||Drugmakers May Be Blocked from Data Mining|
Companies like IMS Health and Verispan have built multimillion-dollar businesses around gathering prescription data and selling the ...
|Sun Dec 13 2009||Artificial 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 ...
|Tue Dec 1 2009||Data Mining In Global Warming Science|
Don't worry about cooking the atmosphere while scientists are cooking data.
|Thu Nov 12 2009||Aiide 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.
|Thu Nov 12 2009||Security 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.
|Mon Nov 2 2009||Mechanical 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)...
|Tue Oct 20 2009||Secret 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 ...
|Thu Oct 15 2009||Machine 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 ...
|Thu Oct 1 2009||Artificial intelligence aid for dementia sufferers|
A form of artificial intelligence has been designed to help make life easier for people with dementia.
|Mon Sep 28 2009||CMU 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 ...
|Mon Sep 28 2009||Netflix Challenge Discussion|
John Langford has a good (brief) discussion of the Netflix Challenge on his blog.
|Wed Sep 23 2009||FBI'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, ...
|Wed Sep 23 2009||EU 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.
|Wed Sep 16 2009||Google 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?
|Wed Sep 16 2009||GyPSii 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 ...
|Wed Sep 9 2009||Why 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.
|Sun Aug 23 2009||Could 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 ...
|Sat Aug 15 2009||Transfer 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.
|Wed Aug 5 2009||IBM 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 ...
|Wed Aug 5 2009||For 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.
|Wed Aug 5 2009||Netflix 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 2009||Common 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.
|Sun Jul 5 2009||IBM Releases Open Source Machine Learning Compiler|
seriously this post talk about machine learning optimization will it be ...
|Mon Jun 29 2009||Automating 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 ...
|Mon Jun 29 2009||Experimental 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.
|Mon Jun 1 2009||50 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 ...
|Mon May 18 2009||Businesses 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.
|Sat May 16 2009||Credit 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 ...
|Wed May 13 2009||Game 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.
|Sat May 2 2009||Data 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.
|Tue Apr 28 2009||IBM 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.
|Sat Apr 11 2009||Statebook: 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 ...
|Wed Apr 1 2009||Robot 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.
|Mon Mar 23 2009||Machine 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
|Sun Mar 15 2009||Data Mining Moves to Human Resources|
Using sophisticated mathematics, HR departments are learning new ways to determine the value of each employee.
|Thu Mar 5 2009||Congressional 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, ...
|Thu Mar 5 2009||Why 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 ...
|Thu Mar 5 2009||UN expert: Data mining a threat to human rights|
Unfettered collection of personal data by intelligence agencies is a threat to basic human rights, a ...
|Fri Feb 20 2009||Too Much Information?|
Critics Decry Sites That Mine Public Data Increased usage of public information by political activists and media organizations has ...
|Fri Feb 20 2009||Data 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 ...
|Mon Feb 16 2009||Pentaho buys open-source data-mining project|
Business intelligence start-up Pentaho buys the Weka project to fill out its suite.
|Fri Feb 13 2009||Data 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.
|Fri Feb 13 2009||Data 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.
|Wed Feb 4 2009||Algorithms 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 ...
|Mon Feb 2 2009||Data 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 ...
|Sun Feb 1 2009||AmEx 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, ...
|Mon Jan 26 2009||NSA's data mining explained|
As political concern grows over the National Security Agency's data-mining project, CNET News.com answers some questions.
|Mon Jan 26 2009||Government 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.
|Fri Jan 23 2009||How 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 ...
|Mon Jan 19 2009||Using Machine Learning to Break Visual Human Interaction Proofs|
Machine learning is often used to automatically solve human tasks. ···. intervention, using machine learning.
|Thu Jan 8 2009||Data 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.
|Thu Jan 8 2009||Could 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, ...
|Mon Jan 5 2009||Data 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.
|Mon Jan 5 2009||Digital 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 ...
|Mon Jan 5 2009||Wait, 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 ...
|Wed Dec 3 2008||Panel: 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.
|Wed Dec 3 2008||Security, 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.
|Tue Oct 28 2008||Biometric 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, ...
|Thu Oct 23 2008||Banks 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 ...
|Sat Oct 18 2008||How 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.
|Tue Oct 7 2008||Data-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 ...
|Tue Oct 7 2008||Government 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."
|Mon Sep 8 2008||Exclusive: 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 ...
|Mon Sep 1 2008||BI 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.
|Mon Aug 25 2008||Mass 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.
|Fri Aug 22 2008||Isads: 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 ...
|Thu Aug 14 2008||Data 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".
|Tue Aug 5 2008||B2B 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 ...
|Sun Aug 3 2008||Data 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 ...
|Tue Jul 29 2008||Scientists 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 ...
|Sat Jul 26 2008||CIOs 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 ...
|Thu Jul 24 2008||Capturing 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.
|Thu Jul 17 2008||Tweaking 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 ...
|Tue Jul 15 2008||Avrim 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
|Mon Jul 14 2008||Microsoft 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, ...
|Sun Jul 13 2008||Artificial 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 ...
|Thu Jul 10 2008||Data mining drug warnings, side effects for new therapies|
One of the more frustrating aspects of drug development is the fact that chemicals that perform ...
|Thu Jul 10 2008||Yahoo 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, ...
|Mon Jul 7 2008||New 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 ...
|Mon Jul 7 2008||Domestic 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 ...
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