Monthly Archives: September 2016

Challenge Oct-2016 “Passenger Re-booking”

We’ve just published an interesting new challenge “Rebooking Passengers from Cancelled Flights” that hopefully many DM practitioners would like to ponder. We’ve also finally received a solution for the Aug-2016 Challenge.

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Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society

Today a new nonprofit organization called the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society announced its establishment. Participants include Amazon, Google (and Google’s DeepMind) Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft. Those companies will put up money and research resources (that could … Continue reading

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Listen AI Song that Mimics the Beatles

“Yes, it seems that the scientific brains in Sony’s CSL Research Laboratory have been busy reinventing the notion of a “hit factory” with their latest project, FlowMachines. Feeding their invention a rich database of songs from a wide array of … Continue reading

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What does Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace have to do with Decision Analytics?

“While Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace is a critically acclaimed story of life, love, and loss, for even the most avid bookworms the thought of reading this lengthy tome from start to finish is more of a millstone than a milestone. Indeed, … Continue reading

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The Right To Be Forgotten

You’ve probably heard about “the right to be forgotten” according to which Google has to delete search results about you, if you ask them to. “According to a new General Data Protection Regulation of the EU, the right to be forgotten … Continue reading

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NEOS Server: State-of-the-Art Optimization Solvers

The NEOS Server (Network-Enabled Optimization System) is a free internet-based service for solving numerical optimization problems. Hosted by the University of Wisconsin in Madison, the NEOS Server provides access to more than 60 state-of-the-art solvers in more than a dozen optimization … Continue reading

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Why People Stumble on Aug-2016 Challenge

On August 1 we published a new challenge “Greeting a Customer with Unknown Data” and until today we haven’t received even one solution. Why? Is it because of August’s vacations? We suspect that this “simple” challenge is much more difficult … Continue reading

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Remember When People Laughed at the ATLAS Robot? WHO’S LAUGHING NOW?!

“It seems like just yesterday that ATLAS was stumbling over a simulated debris field, and now we see it balancing on one foot on the edge of a thin sheet of plywood. It’s like putting a crawling infant on the … Continue reading

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What is Blockchain? Part 1

Blockchain technology may revolutionize the world. A decision management expert Dan Selman promises to explain the technology in his blog-posts. The Part 1 provides a simple introduction with a smart contract example: 

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