Our Robots, Our Selves
Ariella Brown 11/4/2015 48 comments
If companion robots that are already popular in Japan are to make it big in the US and other countries, analytics will play a role in adapting their personalities for the likes and dislikes of other cultures.
A Data-Driven Game-Changer for Football
Ariella Brown 9/11/2015 66 comments
With the opening weekend of pro football upon us, NFL fans can now utilize the same data and analytics that has been available to teams, so they can understand factors such as player speed and precise positioning.
An Algorithm Gets Rhythm
Ariella Brown 7/8/2015 37 comments
A machine-learning algorithm does rap in Finland, drawing on the thousands of songs by leading rap performers to develop lyrics for new works.
Analytics Speed Up Response Times for EMS
Ariella Brown 4/11/2014 42 comments
Jersey City Medical Center EMS uses a predictive analytics and visualization tool to shave precious minutes from its response times, and the system helps route ambulances around traffic problems.
Reading & Being Read by E-Books
Ariella Brown 3/17/2014 40 comments
E-readers track how long you spend on each book and on each page, sending that information back to subscription services, so they can tailor recommendations. Will authors benefit from seeing it, too?
Cameras in Class: Insight vs. Privacy
Ariella Brown 12/2/2013 35 comments
SensorStar Labs has developed technology for analyzing the facial expressions and eye movements of individual students to see if they're engaged in lessons or have their minds elsewhere.
'Clipping' Coupons as You Need 'Em
Ariella Brown 6/7/2013 40 comments
VisibleBrands uses a location-aware wireless network, RFID technology, and real-time analytics to deliver promotions for products right to customers at the point of decision.
Big City Parking Made Easy
Ariella Brown 5/1/2012 52 comments
With street sensors collecting data and analytics programs delivering quick results, cities are crafting programs aimed at easing the pain and expense of metered parking.
Dating Data Analyzed
Ariella Brown 2/14/2012 21 comments
On this Valentine's Day, we explore the relationship between online dating sites' predictive algorithms and matchmaking.
Voice Analytics Needs Some Analysis
Ariella Brown 12/7/2011 13 comments
With newscasters turning to layered voice analysis to assess the truthfulness of controversial public figures, advocates and detractors are weighing in on the technology's use.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's offhand remark relating to players' risk for brain injury exhibited how use of data can be accurate without being right.
SAS tools add readability and depth to a map highlighting how natural gas is wasted in oil drilling.
While there is merit in the president's cybersecurity initiative it may be too little too late, considering the upcoming change in administrations and the White House relationship with Congress.
Perhaps a precurser to automated vehicles on the highway, massive driverless trucks are already at work in the mining sector.
To understand data virtualization, start by imagining the chatter across the multiple channels at NASA's mission control center.
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