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July-August 2015: Table of Contents

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Building human curiosity into A.I.

By Scott Zoldi
Self-learning models: How neuro-dynamic programming enables smart machines to think ahead.

Predicting patient experience

By Sagar Anisingaraju and Mo Kaushal
Why narrative data is a healthcare goldmine: Four reasons to feel confident about the “consumerization” wave.

Curing what ails healthcare industry

By Charlie Bitzis
Interaction analytics is transforming health insurance: Four key areas where analytics is driving change.

Network analytics for everyone

By Will Towler
From social media to healthcare, more and more fields are turning to network science for greater insight.

Networks vs. fraud: Connecting the dots

By Bart Baesens, Véronique Van Vlasselaer and Wouter Verbeke
Well-constructed analytical models useful in thwarting fraudsters and their complex but revealing patterns.

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Analytics Blog

Electoral College put to the math test


With the campaign two months behind us and the inauguration of Donald Trump two days away, isn’t it time to put the 2016 U.S. presidential election to bed and focus on issues that have yet to be decided? Of course not.


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Gartner: AI technologies to be pervasive in new software products

Market hype and growing interest in artificial intelligence (AI) are pushing established software vendors to introduce AI into their product strategy, creating considerable confusion in the process, according to Gartner, Inc. Analysts predict that by 2020, AI technologies will be virtually pervasive in almost every new software product and service. Read more →

Drone delivery: Professor develops solution to minimize delays in operations

When delivery companies like FedEx, Amazon and UPS launch drones to deliver packages in the near future, one Kennesaw State University computer science professor may be at the crux of solving one of its most complicated problems. Donghyun (David) Kim, assistant professor of computer science and an expert in computer algorithm optimization, is designing a fast-running algorithm to tackle simultaneous coordination problems among multiple delivery trucks and the drones launched from them. Read more →

Tech spending growth limited to about 5 percent through 2018

Forrester predicts U.S. business and government tech spending will continue to grow by 4.8 percent through 2017 and increase to 5.2 percent in 2018. While these forecasts are higher than Forrester’s projections following the 2016 presidential election, they are lower than the expected numbers from a year ago. Read more →

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