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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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Headlines

Using machine learning and optimization to improve refugee integration

Andrew C. Trapp, a professor at the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), received a $320,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop a computational tool to help humanitarian aid organizations significantly improve refugees’ chances of successfully resettling and integrating into a new country. Built upon ongoing work with an international team of computer scientists and economists, the tool integrates machine learning and optimization algorithms, along with complex computation of data, to match refugees to communities where they will find appropriate resources, including employment opportunities. Read more →

Gartner releases Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 rankings

Gartner, Inc. has released its 10th annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking. The rankings recognize organizations across the healthcare value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs. “Healthcare supply chains today face a multitude of challenges: increasing cost pressures and patient expectations, as well as the need to keep up with rapid technology advancement, to name just a few,” says Stephen Meyer, senior director at Gartner. Read more →

Meet CIMON, the first AI-powered astronaut assistant

CIMON, the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled astronaut assistant, made its debut aboard the International Space Station. The ISS’s newest crew member, developed and built in Germany, was called into action on Nov. 15 with the command, “Wake up, CIMON!,” by German ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst, who has been living and working on the ISS since June 8. Read more →

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