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March 2013 Blog Posts (26)

Unleashing intelligence through natural language (Part 1 - Autonomously generated questions about gaps in the knowledge)

This is the first of a series of blogs in which I will reveal and explain rules of intelligence contained within grammar, that can be utilized to unleash intelligence in software. These rules are extremely simple, but still undiscovered by scientists.

Current state:

Systems generating questions already exists. However, their questions are useless, because the original sentence - from which the question is derived - already holds to the answer.



Added by Menno Mafait on March 9, 2013 at 1:30am — No Comments

2013 Data Miner Survey

Data collection for the 2013 Data Miner Survey will be extended until 4/22/13.  

Several people have asked for this extension, so the survey can be announced in newsletters and at conferences.
Thank you for…

Added by Vincent Granville on March 8, 2013 at 11:07am — No Comments

Open for comments: Data Science Code of Professional Conduct

We are seeking comments and suggestions on a proposed "Data Science Code of Professional Conduct".

Data science is an independent profession. Data scientists have a higher calling than just technical skills. We have a duty to use data science to make life, business and government better.

Six (6) key reasons why data science needs a voluntary code of conduct:

1. to establish data science as a true science and profession distinguished from data analysts, statisticians,…


Added by Michael Malak on March 7, 2013 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

Introduction to QuantLib Development with Luigi Ballabio

"Luigi is a great instructor, very helpful and the most authoritative voice on the subject"

"The exercises were very good!"

"Thank you Luigi, it was a great course!"

"Contact with the instructor was excellent!"

April 24 - 28th, 2013, London, UK

The goal of this three-day intensive hands-on course is to take a bird-eye look at the design of the QuantLib library as well as its rationale, to examine its implementation, and thus to…


Added by Jacob Bettany on March 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Deathwatch: Five Reasons Organizations Predict When You Will Die

This article was also published on Smart Blogs

Eric Siegel, Ph.D.

Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.

—Malcolm Forbes

I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.

—Woody Allen

Who benefits by predicting your behavior? Organizations do—companies, government agencies,…


Added by Eric Siegel on March 4, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments

What is the additional information the predictive model brings?

I was challenged by a Senior management of the company with such a question and I was speechless.

I built models based on the data. Without much knowledge about the key variables, the model generated a very interesting result which are consistent with the knowledge of the Senior Managers. I've expressed that Predictive Modeling for marketing activities can bring in more clients, improve cross-selling, revenues per clients, loyalty of the clients, blah blah blah all those textbook…


Added by Jeffrey Ng on March 4, 2013 at 7:38am — 1 Comment

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