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The FDA's big data hunt for drug problems in your medical records

Mini-Sentinel is a government project that proactively seeks evidence of adverse events that can be linked to drugs on the market in an effort to find and stop problems as fast as possible. It's a big data project on a specific mission and it's hunting through huge databases of medical records--and yours is probably in there somewhere.

Ways to win with analytics

An infographic built from a recent Lavastorm Analytics' survey will give you a good glimpse of what is going on in the analytics community.

Turing Test reversal: 12 out of 13 human judges guessed wrong

On this, the 100th anniversary of Turing's birth, researchers put a test before human judges to see if they could tell whether they were conversing with another human or a machine.

How big data marries marketing and finance for greater profits

Big data makes it possible to marry the two and increase profits on a scale never before realized. Case in point: MasterCard.

Should AI development and machine learning be capped by law?

"One can imagine such technology outsmarting financial markets, out-inventing human researchers, out-manipulating human leaders, and developing weapons we cannot even understand. Whereas the short-term impact of AI depends on who controls it, the long-term impact depends on whether it can be controlled at all," wrote Stephen Hawking, Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark  and Frank Wilczek in a post in The Independent. 

SAP is winning games from basketball to the World Cup and more

One of the hottest uses for big data and analytics is in sports and SAP is certainly making big headway in that sector. Just recently, SAP HANA was credited for its essential role in winning games in sports ranging from basketball and football to the 2014 World Cup and women's tennis.

Denmark analyzes medical histories of entire population

In a massive big data project, researchers analyzed the medical histories of the entire population--over 5.5 million people--in Denmark to find links in medical conditions and to predict disease outbreaks before they happen.

Stitch Labs data finds retailers get 10% revenue boost with free shipping

Stitch Labs, an inventory and multichannel selling platform for retailers and wholesalers, revealed findings that indicate a potential 10 percent increase in revenue when companies provide free shipping to customers.

Price war expands: analytics undergo new pricing strategies

No doubt you're well aware of the cloud and storage price wars. But now that seems to be spreading to the rest of the big data world, too, and there appears to be plenty of pricing pressures on analytics.

Big data, genome research give boost to personalized medicine

In medicine, personalization is not a want, but a need. By matching medicines and treatments to a person's specific DNA, patient outcome is more positive and the most vexing of problems--such as antibiotic-resistant diseases--can be overcome.