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Artificial Intelligence
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After off-mark polls, some question value of 'big data'

For an American public that relies on data for everything from where to find the best taco to the likely victor in a baseball game, Election Day offered a jarring wake-up: The data was wrong.<p>Donald Trump's stunning electoral win came despite prognosticators' overwhelming insistence he would lose. …

Pew Research Center

A former hedge fund quant is exposing the dark side of our growing dependence on algorithms

Thanks to the technological advances of big data, businesses tout such algorithms as tools that optimize our experiences, providing better predictive accuracy about customer needs and greater efficiency in the delivery of goods and services.<p>And they do so, the explanation goes, without the …


Why the Father of Modern Statistics Didn’t Believe Smoking Caused Cancer

How the ultimate stickler for correlation vs causation got tobacco wrong.

San Francisco

How Machine Learning, Big Data And AI Are Changing Healthcare Forever

While robots and computers will probably never completely replace doctors and nurses, machine learning/deep learning and AI are transforming the healthcare industry, improving outcomes, and changing the way doctors think about providing care.<p>Machine learning is improving diagnostics, predicting …

Machine Learning