We can now program computers to evaluate huge piles of data to pull out only the specific information we want or need. Data mining is useful in all industries – and in science.
Google’s Flu Trends map is almost solid red, indicating intense flu activity across the entire United States – but how does the search engine get the data?
The ACM Turing Award winner for 2011 is Judea Pearl. This computing award has been presented annually since 1966, with multiple recipients in some years. This year’s winner has advanced artificial intelligence by improving the way in which AI programs acquire additional information, among other things. The first winner of the Turing award, Alan Jay […]
A new data mining tool created by Harvard University and MIT’s Broad Institute can not only sort vast data sets to find patterns, it can also rank multiple patterns within the data. Why is this significant? Data mining in general is a great tool for pulling pertinent information out of groups of data, but when […]
One of the most challenging aspects of creating an artificial neural network is the replication, or approximation, of the variety of subtle factors that lead to firing of neurons in the brain. It may be simple to replicate the least complex aspect of binary on/off functions in the human brain, but creating a sophisticated system […]
When you run an image through an optimization program, one of the portions of the algorithm will likely provide a service called “thresholding.” What is this service anyway, and why would you want a thresholding algorithm applied to your image? What is “Thresholding?” The process of choosing a limit in the range of available colors, […]
Whether you’re Bill Gates automating a mansion, or Bob Smith automating a light switch, your smart home requires two categories of automation appliance. A controller is used to manage all automated items, and the items you wish to automate require an interface in order to communicate with the controller. In both cases, communication between the […]
As technology improves, credit card companies and banks are increasing the use of artificial intelligence software programs. AI programs track the spending habits of consumers, in order to prevent theft and fraudulent charges. Using AI, or artificial intelligence, to stop fraud before it gets out of hand is a comparatively simple solution to a complex […]
Machine learning allows computer programs to master new tasks without line-by-line programming. In other words, the programmer is able, to some degree, to allow the software to write itself. AI programs use unsupervised machine learning to make decisions and change behavior based on experience. How Does Machine Learning Work? Programmers use machine learning to “train” […]