Ian Smith writing for Financial Times: AI, which sifts data and aims to learn like humans, is allowing insurers to produce highly individualised profiles of customer risk that evolve in real time. In parts of the market, it is being used to refine or replace the traditional model of an annual premium, creating contracts that … Continue reading How AI is shaping up consumer behaviour
Why you should move out of Facebook?
From the Ad-Guard blog: Keeping an eye on your health data Facebook said that it did not "offer tools to target people based on their emotional state". But any owner of a business account sees the basic targeting options inside: Facebook offers them people who are "away from family", "got married three months ago", "returned … Continue reading Why you should move out of Facebook?
Machine learning: The Architecture of a Large-Scale Web Search Engine
In the earliest days, Yahoo was a simple database engine-it hosted several links in the form of directories. It was one of the largest "human curated" directories that gained popularity with those on the web. Search became an urgent unmet need till Google came into picture. Yahoo went into irrelevance and now it has become … Continue reading Machine learning: The Architecture of a Large-Scale Web Search Engine
I am thrilled to share the new redesign. I will be making a few more changes to accommodate a range of other planned formats. You will notice a redesigned subscription button (to get the blog updates via email) and of course, the RSS feeds at the bottom. I will follow this up with a detailed … Continue reading Blog Redesign
Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?
Very interesting perspective. There is a popular belief in neuroscience that we are primarily data limited, and that producing large, multimodal, and complex datasets will, with the help of advanced data analysis algorithms, lead to fundamental insights into the way the brain processes information. These datasets do not yet exist, and if they did we … Continue reading Could a Neuroscientist Understand a Microprocessor?