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Re-examining Model Evaluation: The CRISP Approach
 The performance of prediction models can be judged using...
An Agile Approach to Data Science Product Development
 Introduction With the huge growth in machine learning over...
Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Haig Nalbantian at Mercer – BIZ
 By: Eric Siegel, Founder, Predictive Analytics World for Business...
Is What You Did Ethical? Helping Students in Computational Disciplines to Think About Ethics
 In addition to this article, Dr. Priestly will also...

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Chatting with your Computer: How the iPhone’s Siri Compares with IBM’S Watson

 IBM’s Watson computer, which defeated the two all-time human champs on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! in 2011, is a glowing example of the heights achievable by predictive analytics. This is a machine that answers questions—about any of a broad, open range of topics. The same core technology that companies use to predict whether you’ll

Book Review: Data’s Darker Overtones Ignored

 Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, by Eric Siegel, John Wiley & Sons, RRP£18.99/$28 The jacket for Eric Siegel’s Predictive Analytics: the Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie,...

Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Human Behavior

 In light of recent revelations of wholesale spying on American citizens by the National Security Agency (NSA), significant media attention has focused not only on how much data is being collected and under what authority it was...

EHR Oracles: Merging Big Data Streams Could Create Mission Control for Healthcare

 What if “electronic health records” could become “electronic health oracles” – not just recording the past, but helping to predict and influence the future? Thanks to a proliferation of data, “electronic health oracles” are well on their...

Numbers Game: Will Predictive Analytics Decide September’s Federal Election?

 A week after November’s United States presidential election and Nate Silver was everywhere. Already an established member of the American political commentariat via his blog FiveThirtyEight.com, Silver’s name went into the stratosphere after he correctly predicted the...

What the NSA Can’t Do With Your Data (Probably)

 The National Security Agency probably isn’t spying on you. It’s just measuring you for risk, according to two experts on the science of predictive analytics and data mining. The NSA’s Prism program, it has now been revealed,...

Why Data Analysts Can Peer Into Your Future

 Today, data is BIG: It disrupts, defines, and determines a spate of outcomes, from elections to medical treatments. Data “embodies a priceless collection of experience from which to learn,” according to Siegel. “Every medical procedure, credit application,...

Data Visualizations: Do You Prefer Destroyed Farms or Fancy Pies?

  Analytics and big data are becoming business imperatives. One big element that separates them from unstructured data pools or BI drill-down reports is that analytics can be used to “tell a story,” typically with visualizations. The...

Orbitz Finds a More Efficient Route to Updated Price Quotes

 The travel company cuts costs, improves pricing accuracy and speeds page loads. Travel booking and comparison shopping web site Orbitz Worldwide is making a case for hiring staff with math skills. With a statistical analysis, its hotels...

Predictive Analytics Has a Future in Education

 In our world of rising costs and shrinking funds, a rising number of colleges are in real financial trouble. Institutes are deep in debt as they’ve borrowed heavily to fix aging infrastructure, keep up with competitors and...

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