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Fri Sep 29 2006Do Artificial Intelligence Chatbots look like their programmers?
... hard to escape the animated faces of "Joan", or "George" the graphical representations of what we're told is a new breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence ...
From http://www.theregister.co.uk
Thu Sep 28 2006Computers taught to sort opinion from fact
The scientists will use machine-learning algorithms to give computers examples of text expressing both fact and opinion and then teach them to tell the ...
From http://www.upi.com
Thu Sep 28 2006Pretexting: Just a new word for an old data-mining ploy
Want to shop where actress Calista Flockhart shops? Want to know what kind of vehicle Mick Jagger leased? Want to ...
From http://www.oregonlive.com
Thu Sep 28 2006Colorado is hot spot for questionable data mining
Valerie Preston of Cooper City, Fla. The five worked as private investigators for data-mining companies. Even though the legalities of ...
From http://www.denverpost.com
Thu Sep 28 2006Data Mining for Regular Expressions
... data mines text strings for regular expressions. The programmer selects the elements he is interested the language ...
From http://eyeonit.itmanagersjournal.com
Mon Sep 25 2006Louisiana School District Uses Data Mining To Analyze Troublemakers
He took the 33,000 disciplinary reports filed last year by teachers and administrators and ran them through the school district's data mining system ... He's refining the analysis, and results so far are preliminary, but there are indications that not all students are treated equally. Bowman expects that the findings, which he plans to put into a report for school administrators, will anger some people in the school system.
From http://www.informationweek.com
Thu Sep 21 2006Pentaho Buys the Weka Open Source Data-Mining
Pentaho has acquired the Weka open source data-mining project developed by the University of Waikato in New Zealand.
From http://www.sda-asia.com
Wed Sep 20 2006Pokerbot: It knows when to hold them
But poker provides a better test of artificial intelligence (AI), says Tuomas Sandholm, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University: While chess players can see ...
From http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au
Fri Sep 15 2006Shop At Target? You're A Swing Voter
In the new world of "corporate affinity" politics, more and more campaigns are working with commercial data-mining firms to build databases of voters' consumer ...
From http://www.businessweek.com
Thu Sep 7 2006Homeland Security sifts data in terror war
The Homeland Security Department is using a dozen different data-mining systems to track terrorist and criminal activity, according to a study released ...
From http://washingtontimes.com
Wed Aug 30 2006Beating the bullies at the touch of a button
The artificial intelligence programme allows children to watch bullying behaviour and decide what action the victim should take.
From http://news.scotsman.com
Wed Aug 30 2006Mining the World's Data for What You Need
Accurate data mining in the future will take into account not just structured information, but unstructured information as well.
From http://www.ecommercetimes.com
Tue Aug 29 2006Artificial Intelligence Interprets Mozart
It was a 21st century Mozart moment - the music of a genius from the Age of Enlightenment interpreted by the artificial intelligence of the Digital Age.
From http://www.sfgate.com
Tue Aug 29 2006Machine learning used to block SQL injection hacks
By combining research in computational linguistics with work in symbolic machine learning, Moyle's company has developed an appliance that performs application ...
From http://www.computerweekly.com
Mon Aug 28 2006Criminals drive through fraud net
Insurance companies are not taking full advantage of advances in data mining and data linking technologies, according to a lawyer specialising in the area.
From http://australianit.news.com.au
Mon Aug 28 2006What's black, white and can stump computers?
... explaining he had spent the past 12 hours reworking a key algorithm in their Go-playing computer program, Orego. ... For the past four years, Drake and his students have tried nearly every novel approach out there: neural networks, cellular automata and genetic algorithms.
From http://seattletimes.nwsource.com
Sun Aug 27 2006Data mining used to find new materials
MIT researchers have successfully integrated data mining tools and modern methods of quantum mechanics to design a software which can help predict the ...
From http://blogs.zdnet.com
Fri Aug 25 2006Data Mining: Where Legality and Ethics Rarely Meet
... being categorized as "risky" when inaccurate credit info and commercial demographic profiles are merged has finally made consumers aware of data mining.
From http://www.technewsworld.com
Thu Aug 17 2006New Model Helps Predict Biological Impact
... models - a data analysis technique that has nothing to do with forestry - greatly outperformed five other types of statistical or machine learning models that ...
From http://www.medfordnews.com
Mon Aug 14 2006Most highly compress representation of human knowledge
The physicist and computer scientist Marcus Hutter of the Swiss Dalle Molle Institute for Artificial Intelligence is sponsoring a competition with a cash prize ...
From http://www.heise.de
Mon Aug 14 2006Which Travelers Have 'Hostile Intent'?
In effect, the screening system attempts to mechanize Israel's vaunted airport-security process by using algorithms, artificial-intelligence software and ...
From http://online.wsj.com
Tue Aug 8 2006Microsoft: Noise Improves Search Results
... with search technologies and thereby improve our accuracy dramatically," said Eugene Agichtein, study co-author and a researcher in the text mining, search and ...
From http://itmanagement.earthweb.com
Thu Aug 3 2006Ant Colony Algorithms
... annealing simulates how metals cool into low-energy crystalline states to solve difficult minimization problems; and genetic algorithms use abstractions of ...
From http://www.ddj.com
Fri Jul 28 2006Artificial Intelligence Interprets Mozart
It was a 21st century Mozart moment - the music of a genius from the Age of Enlightenment interpreted by the artificial intelligence of the ...
From http://www.foxnews.com
Thu Jul 27 2006Text mining the New York Times
Text mining is a computer technique to extract useful information from unstructured text. And it's a difficult task.
From http://blogs.zdnet.com
Fri Jul 21 2006Malicious users warm to fuzzing
Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools are designed to mimic human intelligence by trying to force abnormal responses in applications to determine if bugs are ...
From http://www.scmagazine.com
Thu Jul 20 2006Robots Get Smart
After 240,000 hands, the "Hyperborean" bot, made by the University of Alberta, won the most money. Unfortunately the bot doesn't have a bank account and the money was fake. ... At one discussion, Tom Mitchell, chair of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, wagered a lobster dinner concerning the fate of AI in ...
From http://www.wired.com
Thu Jul 20 2006Report: US still busy 'mining data'
... in which billions of banking, telephone, travel, Internet or other records are analyzed for patterns that could highlight money ...
From http://www.upi.com
Tue Jul 18 2006Google exec challenges Berners-Lee
Norvig ... challenged Internet pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on his ideas for a Semantic Web during a conference in Boston on artificial intelligence.
From http://news.zdnet.com
Mon Jul 17 2006AI Reaches the Golden Years
Artificial intelligence is 50 years old this summer, and while computers can beat the world's best chess players, we still can't get them to think like a 4-year old
From http://www.wired.com
Fri Jul 14 2006Excuses Abound for Avoiding CRM Analytics
Many firms put too much focus on doing the analysis and too little on making sure they actually use that analysis ... being done within the enterprise, but without the benefit of analytical tools -- for example, using focus groups rather than text-mining customer complaints to ...
From http://www.ecommercetimes.com
Thu Jul 13 2006The Rise of the surveillance industrial complex
... the California Office of Homeland Security, revealed by the Los Angeles Times to have compiled information about peaceful antiwar protests. ... The logic of data-mining technologies themselves, together with the potential for private profit in every expansion of the domestic 'intelligence' industry ...
From http://www.infoshop.org
Wed Jul 12 2006Privacy: A Thing Of the Past?
Of course, the practice of "data mining" is nothing new, nor is it generally done for nefarious purposes.
From http://www.foxnews.com
Wed Jul 12 2006Data miners dig a little deeper
... businesses are using new software tools that can record every move a person makes online and combine that information with other data ... The flood of new information is helping spawn a sister industry: data-mining software. ··· In its most basic form, data mining is simple.
From http://www.usatoday.com
Tue Jul 11 2006Homing In on Lower Airfares
Farecast.com goes a step further, using sophisticated data-mining techniques to predict whether prices for a particular trip are likely to go up or down over ...
From http://online.wsj.com
Tue Jul 11 2006USE OF PHARMACY DATABASE TO INVESTIGATE PATTERNS OF PHYSICIAN
Cardiologists practice differing methods for administering heparin doses. This variability has impact on patient length-of-stay. Patients receiving heparin doses greater than 80 mg/kg stayed in the catheterization lab longer than patients receiving less (p < 0.001). This was independent of the number of vessels treated during angioplasty.
From http://www.jpharmtechnol.com
Mon Jul 3 2006Getting machines to think like us
In 1956, a group of computer scientists gathered at Dartmouth College to delve into a brand-new topic: artificial intelligence. ... The underlying assumption was that, in principle, learning and other aspects of human intelligence could be described precisely enough that a machine could be programmed to simulate it.
From http://news.com.com
Fri Jun 30 2006Complaint filed in 32 countries against US bank data mining
A civil liberties group on Wednesday asked 32 national governments to block the release of confidential financial records to US authorities as part of American ...
From http://english.ohmynews.com
Sun Jun 18 2006Data Mining Still Needs a Clue to Be Effective
Details of the NSA's activities remain unclear, but data mining experts say they are puzzled about how the information might be used.
From http://www.washingtonpost.com
Fri Jun 16 2006Data mining helps uncover fraud in disaster relief
A government watchdog relied on data mining to uncover an estimated $1 billion of improper or fraudulent payments for assistance in the aftermath of hurricanes
From http://www.govexec.com
Tue Jun 13 2006Carnegie Mellon researchers teach computers to perceive three dimensions in 2-D images
Using machine learning techniques, Robotics Institute researchers Alexei Efros and Martial Hebert, along with graduate student Derek Hoiem, have taught computers how to spot the visual cues that differentiate between vertical surfaces and horizontal surfaces in photographs of outdoor scenes.
From http://www.eurekalert.org
Tue Jun 13 2006IBM sues data mining man poached by Microsoft
Agrawal is credited with being largely responsible for inventing "data mining" but IBM alleges he breached his contract and exercised options despite knowing ...
From http://www.theinquirer.net
Tue Jun 13 2006How Data Mining Saves Lives
... to the military. Then came cheaper, and more powerful computers, and the development of data mining and analysis tools.
From http://www.strategypage.com
Tue Jun 6 2006Artificial intelligence says Brazil will beat Italy
Imran Fanaswala and Yashar Fasihnia, both 22, say they know exactly who is going to win the World Cup, thanks to their artificial intelligence ... Wow, that was somewhat close. I wish they would have predicted France vs. Italy in the World Cup Final...
From http://www.gulfnews.com
Mon Jun 5 2006Social network analysis tools - an aid to govt spooks?
... efforts, including its purported programme for collecting domestic telephone data, is shining a spotlight on the esoteric arena of high-end data mining.
From http://computerworld.co.nz
Thu Jun 1 2006Nominet warns on Whois data mining
Nominet has issued a warning about commercial companies that are swiping copyrighted information on domain name owners from its Whois database.
From http://www.theregister.co.uk
Thu May 25 2006Lawyers: Data mining illegal
Civil liberties lawyers say allowing the National Security Agency to collect millions of telephone records is likely to be illegal, although constitutional.
From http://washingtontimes.com
Tue May 23 2006Loyalty Builders leads next generation of marketing
Those tools include databases and genetic algorithms that, when applied to one's buying history, can tell a company what each customer is likely to do next.
From http://www.seacoastonline.com
Tue May 23 2006Google users promised artificial intelligence
Schmidt and co-founder Larry Page gave an insight into perhaps the most ambitious project the Californian business is undertaking ... "The ultimate search engine would understand everything in the world. It would understand everything that you asked it and give you back the exact right thing instantly"
From http://business.guardian.co.uk
Mon May 22 2006Can Data Mining Catch Terrorists?
... it's not clear whether the NSA has the volume of data it would need to get a complete picture of terrorist activity or the data mining algorithms necessary ...
From http://www.informationweek.com
Mon May 22 2006Software targets internal leaks
in February became a wholly owned subsidiary of Next IT, makers of artificial intelligence-based software designed to add selfservice features to Web sites, which has been used to help government agencies track illegal activity over the Internet. In June, NextSentry will release ActiveSentry, which uses artificial intelligence to learn an employee's role within an organization to determine when that employee may be violating company policy...
From http://www.networkworld.com
Tue May 16 2006Testing Artificial Intelligence on German Soccer Fields
simulation league at the 10th Robot World Cup, an international initiative designed to research and development of robotics and artificial intelligence.
From http://www.dw-world.de
Fri May 12 2006Binghamton University research links digital images and cameras
Although these patterns are invisible to the human eye, the unique reference pattern or "fingerprint" of any camera can be electronically extracted by analyzing a number of images taken by a single camera. ... Like actual fingerprints, the digital "noise" in original images is stochastic in nature ...
From http://www.eurekalert.org
Fri May 12 2006Reports said to confirm lawsuit linking AT&T to `data mining'
declaration in the lawsuit. The government conducts ``data mining'' on the intercepted calls and e-mails, the lawsuit said. A hearing in ...
From http://www.mercurynews.com
Fri May 12 2006Right questions key to data mining
But if officials don't know what they're looking for, they can't expect a data mining program to connect all the dots.
From http://www.chicagotribune.com
Fri May 12 2006Data mining: Commonly used in business to find patterns, it rarely focuses on individuals
That, in a nutshell, is data mining as practiced for more than a decade by companies around the world to target current and potential customers. ... And data mining of some type, experts agree, is almost certainly what is behind the National Security Agency's reportedly successful efforts ...
From http://www.sfgate.com
Thu May 11 2006Ms Researchers Tackle Automated Malware Classification
European Institute for Computer Anti-Virus Research) conference in Hamburg, Germany, proposing the use of distance measure and machine learning technologies to ...
From http://www.eweek.com
Thu May 11 2006This is your brain on a microchip
debut later this year or early 2007, and it will let developers create applications for computer vision, artificial intelligence, robotics and machine learning ...
From http://news.com.com
Thu May 11 2006Click fraud gives Internet advertisers grief
The technology we use to detect invalid clicks is highly sophisticated and was developed by some of the world's leading experts - PhDs in artificial intelligence, machine learning and statistics ...
From http://www.businessedge.ca
Thu May 11 2006NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls
The agency today is considered expert in the practice of "data mining", sifting through reams of information in search of patterns.
From http://www.usatoday.com
Sat May 6 2006The Total Information Awareness Project Lives On
Technology behind the Pentagon's controversial data-mining project has been acquired by NSA, and is probably in use.
From http://sf.indymedia.org
Thu May 4 2006Senate votes to restrict sale of prescription information
The bill, passed 22-0, would prohibit pharmacies, benefits managers, insurance companies and data-mining companies from selling, transferring and using ...
From http://www.signonsandiego.com
Thu May 4 2006Drug makers' mining of data irks US doctors
The new measure is viewed as a self- policing move that the drug industry and the association, which has lucrative contracts with data-mining companies, hope ...
From http://www.iht.com
Wed May 3 2006Mining for linguistic originality at the end of the day
We can be sure of this because this week we have two examples of new software that allows text mining of billions of words in databases to show how frequently ...
From http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au
Tue May 2 2006Spam gets personal
... paper out of the University of Calgary suggests that those problems could soon be a lot worse if spam creators adopt a few simple data-mining procedures.
From http://arstechnica.com
Mon Apr 24 2006Going, going: surprise bids at auction
Rayid Ghani, a researcher with Accenture Technology Labs, says his team has developed machine learning techniques that use the data from online auctions to ...
From http://australianit.news.com.au
Sun Apr 23 2006Shortcourse: Data digs
While data mining is popular given the power of computers, its theories also can have serious flaws, most notably that it finds facts first and then seeks to ...
From http://www.detnews.com
Mon Apr 17 2006Job seekers get wise to data mining
Worried that potential employers might peruse online postings at Facebook, Steve Lindgren used privacy settings ...
From http://www.sltrib.com
Mon Apr 17 2006Ql2's software digs deep for data
Search engines don't crawl the entire Web, missing things such as the information you get back when you enter a catalog product number on an ...
From http://seattletimes.nwsource.com
Sun Apr 16 2006Children 'bond with robots'
... restructuring and has no plans to develop new models of its iconic QRIO humanoid or AIBO robodog, it is continuing to study artificial intelligence to apply in ...
From http://dailytelegraph.news.com.au
Fri Apr 14 2006Promise of AI not so bright
A curious technology that was thought to have great promise but didn't go anywhere -- well, sort of didn't -- is artificial intelligence, or AI.
From http://washingtontimes.com
Fri Apr 7 2006Beware the Smart Virus
"The typical hacker today is not knowledgeable enough about genetic algorithms and evolutionary computing," said Hamidi.
From http://www.byteandswitch.com
Fri Apr 7 2006Ex-AT&T Worker Tells Of NSA Op
AT&T provided NSA eavesdroppers with full access to its customers' phone calls, and shunted its customers' internet traffic to data mining equipment installed ...
From http://www.wired.com
Thu Apr 6 2006If You're Cheating on Your Taxes
A combination of advanced data mining programs and vast repositories called data warehouses is allowing the taxman in about a dozen states to gather and ...
From http://www.businessweek.com
Thu Apr 6 2006Examining Customer Loyalty
Some operators are beginning to use data mining and modeling strategies, says Cholack, that focus on behavioral data in order to predict the patterns or ...
From http://www.billingworld.com
Wed Apr 5 2006Power of Data: Mining and Warehousing
Data mining is a way to access the information stored. It uses the most sophisticated statistical analysis to discover relationships in the data.
From http://www.sci-tech-today.com
Tue Apr 4 2006Amazon prepares to take mechanical Turk service
"Artificial artificial" intelligence almost ready for prime time ... are better at them than computers. Amazon refers to the service a artificial artificial intelligence. The service is named after ...
From http://www.vnunet.com
Wed Mar 29 2006Device warns you if you're boring or irritating
Her program is based on a machine-learning algorithm that she trained by showing it more than 100 8-second video clips of actors expressing particular emotions ...
From http://www.newscientist.com
Tue Mar 28 2006Unlocking Information Using Data-Mining Technology
Enter the dark and mysterious art of data mining, the process of applying a range of statistical techniques to vast quantities of data to identify underlying ...
From http://www.sci-tech-today.com
Thu Mar 23 2006Scientists go back to school
... in particular biology, where they will be used to solve not just algorithms, as they are today, but predictive modelling and machine learning - where computers ... " We believe that computer science is destined to be at the heart of the life sciences in the same way that mathematics has been at the heart of the exact sciences. ... "
From http://www.silicon.com
Thu Mar 16 2006Association for Computing Machinery Honors Berkeley Professor
Professor Russell was cited for his contribution to placing the teaching of artificial intelligence on a statistical and quantitative foundation.
From http://newswire.ascribe.org
Thu Mar 16 2006More firms mining for ethnic market data
One such is Manifold Data Mining Inc., which amasses statistics from numerous data sources and distills them to create a household spending and lifestyle ...
From http://www.businessedge.ca
Mon Mar 13 2006Software Helps Develop Hunches
... user starts the hunch engine he is presented with a seed -- a starting point -- and a set of mutations. The user selects mutations that look promising in his eyes ... None of these are the killer apps of genetic algorithms that Bonabeau hopes for -- but Bonabeau says they're a start.
From http://www.wired.com
Sun Mar 12 2006Peering helpfully into the minds of users
The individual researchers working with Tan on the Brain Computer Interface project are experts in subjects ranging from machine learning to cognitive ...
From http://seattlepi.nwsource.com
Sat Mar 11 2006Data mining easy as using credit card
The Chicago Tribune computer searches that produced the identities, workplaces, post office box addresses and telephone numbers of hundreds of CIA employees here and abroad relied entirely on public records, not private data. ... But while the major data-mining companies are scrutinizing their customers, other Internet sites are offering anyone with a credit card virtually the same ...
From http://www.montereyherald.com
Fri Mar 10 2006What I Saw at 9/11
They were doing more than just information dominance: they were doing massive data mining of open-source information from outside the US, including profiling ...
From http://www.frontpagemag.com
Thu Mar 9 2006Mental typewriter controlled by thought alone
"The trick is the machine-learning algorithms developed at the Fraunhofer Institute," Curio says.
From http://www.newscientist.com
Thu Mar 9 2006You Can Surf But You Can't Hide
In turn, he peddles that information to data-mining firms as evidence of your likely ...
From http://www.forbes.com
Thu Mar 9 2006Unwarranted measures
How about asking at what point, in what appears to be a data-mining operation, do people begin listening in place of computers?
From http://www.newsday.com
Thu Mar 9 2006Why Data Mining Won't Stop Terror
Many believe data mining is the crystal ball that will enable us to uncover future terrorist plots. But even in the most wildly ...
From http://www.wired.com
Thu Mar 9 2006Authorizing Surveillance
what categories of surveillance? To what extent is data-mining part of the new program? Are the targets all abroad, and ...
From http://www.washingtonpost.com
Wed Mar 8 2006Tiny robots gear up for soccer competition
This year's competition will be held from June 14-20 in Bremen, Germany, and will feature separate competitions for robots in various size categories ...
From http://news.com.com
Mon Feb 27 2006Nsa Shopping For Data Mining Tech
Data mining technologies that could link arbitrary facts into logical events and find dependencies, technologies for quick voice transcription - all these ...
From http://it.slashdot.org
Fri Feb 24 2006Data mining program continues after lawmakers order it closed
A controversial intelligence data mining program, which was closed by lawmakers over privacy concerns two years ago, has continued to receive funding and ...
From http://rawstory.com
Fri Feb 24 2006Report: Homeland security data mining generates concern
The National Security Agency is now sponsoring intelligence data mining with massive databases that are growing as fast as four petabytes per month, according ...
From http://www.washingtontechnology.com
Fri Feb 10 2006Us 'data mining' for terror information
A huge US government "data mining" project is being developed as part of the battle to stop terror attacks before they happen.
From http://www.upi.com
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