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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

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...

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,...

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...

How to hire data scientists and get hired as one

 As you might have heard before if you read McKinsey reports, the New York Times or just about any technology news site, data scientists are in high demand. Heck, the Harvard Business Review called it the sexiest...

Treasury Department Using Advanced Analytics to Help Detect, Prevent Money-Laundering

 Technological advancements are helping financial institutions and law enforcement combat bank fraud and money laundering more efficiently, according to Jennifer Shaskey Calvery, director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department....

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