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July-August 2015: Table of Contents

artificial intelligence analyticsFEATURES

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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Accenture security report identifies top cyber threats

With recent large-scale cyberattacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits. Read more →

Job searchers: It’s not just who you know, but how well you know them

While online networking sites enable individuals to increase their professional connections, to what extent do these ties actually lead to job opportunities? A new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science finds that, despite the ability to significantly increase the number of professional connections and identify more job leads with limited effort on these sites, unless the connection is a strong one, they typically will not lead to job offers.  Read more →

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