Jennifer Barrett

Machine Learning Touches All Aspects of Medical Care

Writing for Mason Research at George Mason University, Michele McDonald reports on how machine learning is helping doctors determine the best course of treatment for their patients. What’s more, machine learning is improving efficiency in medical billing and even predicting … Continue reading

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Can Big Data Tackle Football with Machine Learning?

In the public mind, the movie Moneyball captures the fusion of sports and statistics for competitive advantage. MLB and the NBA have embraced the video analysis of computer vision and the data crunching of machine learning for some time. Now, … Continue reading

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IBM: Computers that Think in 5 Senses within 5 Years

Nancy Houser, writing for Digital Journal, surveys the landscape of cognitive computing and provides a lucid view of what to expect over the next 5 years. A key theme is that of computers moving from glorified calculators to thinking machines … Continue reading