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May/June 2018: Table of Contents

Features

The direction of smart automation

By Joseph Byrum
Key technologies: What humanity optimized by artificial intelligence might look like: combining AI, big data, advanced analytics and autonomous systems.

Turbocharging AI and ML projects

By Shashank Dubey
Three critical mindsets – business case, entrepreneur’s and adoption – close the gap between big data investment and production.

Real-time customer personalization

By Keith Fenech
Marketing strategies: Why deep personalization strategies are crucial to each and every angle of product development and delivery.

Three reasons to adopt people analytics

By Sat Sindhar
The path to better, quicker human resources decisions includes flexibility and reliability, integration and self-service analytics.

O.R. & advanced analytics at Chevron

By Shira Hetz and Margery H. Connor, CAP
Corporate profile: From solving conventional problems to solving common problems unconventionally, Chevron applies data science across the enterprise.

Departments

Inside Story
Executive Edge
Analyze This!
Healthcare Analytics
INFORMS Initiatives
Newsmakers
Industry News
International Conference
Five-Minute Analyst

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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

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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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