Business Intelligence
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Context-aware shopping at Stop & Shop

StephenBaker1 - December 8, 2009

Former colleague Rachael King writes a BW story about context-aware shopping. I feel slightly stunned. It's as if my chapter on the Shopper (one I was most…

Data Mining
625 views

Should we optimize ourselves for search engines?

StephenBaker1 - December 5, 2009

One of my points in The Numerati is that in a world increasingly managed by machines, we must "optimize" ourselves so that they find and appreciate us.…

Predictive Analytics
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Time-warping: How can it help predict baseball?

StephenBaker1 - December 2, 2009

A couple of months ago, I was talking to Anne Milley, director of analytical intelligence strategy at SAS. She was telling me about time-warping. That's a method…

Business Intelligence
753 views

IBM: Numerati paradise

StephenBaker1 - November 17, 2009

It's been about three weeks that I've been "covering" IBM for BusinessWeek. I haven't done any articles yet, but I get a stream of news items that…

Data Mining
578 views

Google dashboard: Does it enhance privacy?

StephenBaker1 - November 5, 2009

With a new Google dashboard, unveiled yesterday in Spain, we'll be able to monitor the information Google has about us in its various applications, from gmail to…

Uncategorized
529 views

The statistics of vaccines

StephenBaker1 - November 4, 2009

I took my Atlantic to work with me yesterday, and did some old-fashioned analog reading, giving my iTouch a well-deserved rest. Both articles I read were dripping…

Uncategorized
793 views

When Tweeting trumps Friending

StephenBaker1 - November 2, 2009

SocialText CEO Eugene Lee argues that Twitter might be a better model than Facebook for next-gen communications within companies, so-called Enterprise 2.0. Facebook's trouble? Reciprocal friending. The…

Uncategorized
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MIT moves us toward automated driving

StephenBaker1 - October 30, 2009

Yes, we've been hearing about these wonders since the Jetsons, but MIT is unveiling an in-car robot, AIDA (Affective Intelligent Driving Agent) that could change the way…