Highlights – April 2011

Let’s examine the highlights from the most recent research findings, and explore how these findings could be applied to improve your business, your career, and your investments. As IBM’s artificial intelligence program “Watson” demonstrated in outsmarting human competitors on the television quiz show Jeopardy, computers have come a long way in terms of mimicking certain highly sophisticated human activities.  However, a recent evaluation of this state-of-the-art technology by a team at Mercyhurst College indicates that it is a long way from replacing intelligence analysts employed by corporations and government agencies. The Mercyhurst team prepared a detailed analysis of predictive analytics technologies for one of the leading national security analytic organizations.  This study concluded that no technology currently on the horizon...

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