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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.

At the corner where statisticians and data scientists meet

If statisticians learn to do more than write code in the way of computing skills and data scientists begin to perfect their skills in statistical analysis--might the two professions merge into one? And if so, what title will be etched upon their office door?  

Sageworks opens its data on privately held companies to journalists for free

Data on the most closely held companies is open to media for mining--and it comes free of charge.

Spotlight: Students are being studied by their homework

Software is studying how much students in college are actually studying.

'Internet of Things' goes postal--as in a U.S. Post Office project

The United States Postal Service is seeking proposals from suppliers that can rocket its "Internet of Postal Things Project" into reality. 

Robot reporters and the rise of analysts and journalists

Mashable has a good report on the use of WordSmith, an artificial intelligence system that uses data to churn out as many as five million stories a week--a feat human journalists and writers can't match. Is this the end of journalism as we know it? No, it isn't.

Google abandons MapReduce/Hadoop

Google announced last week that it abandoned MapReduce/Hadoop some time ago. Instead, Google is using its newest creation: Cloud Dataflow services.

Cloud data integration is next big data challenge

Data integration is an ongoing challenge in big data and now it's become even more so in the cloud. Along comes a new survey on platform-as-a-service that shines considerable light on some of those details. 

Special Report: Using data visualizations to drive business decisions

When it comes to data, there is no one formula for the perfect visualization. Fortunately, there are techniques and tactics that enterprises in general and analysts in particular can deploy to provide clear, actionable, at-a-glance information to their key decision makers. This Special Report will show you what some of those techniques and tactics are but more importantly it will also reveal the mechanics behind them. 

Emergency responders see personal health data as means to identify evacuees, victims with special needs

People often die in calamities but not always from the disaster itself. Sometimes they die simply because they can't get medicines or treatments they need regularly. Local officials are turning to Medicare data to identify the vulnerable, advise them in advance what to do if the worst happens, and to evacuate and rescue them rapidly when the need arises. So is this Big Brother or a caring society?