Machine Learning (Theory)

10/20/2005

Machine Learning in the News

Tags: General jl@ 10:55 am

The New York Times had a short interview about machine learning in datamining being used pervasively by the IRS and large corporations to predict who to audit and who to target for various marketing campaigns. This is a big application area of machine learning. It can be harmful (learning + databases = another way to invade privacy) or beneficial (as google demonstrates, better targeting of marketing campaigns is far less annoying). This is yet more evidence that we can not rely upon “I’m just another fish in the school” logic for our expectations about treatment by government and large corporations.

2 Comments to “Machine Learning in the News”
  1. Machine Learning in the news

    The New York Times had a short interview about machine learning in datamining being used pervasively by the IRS and large corporations to predict who to audit and who to target for various marketing campaigns. This is a big application area of machine

  2. Bianca Zadrozny says:

    Another piece of news about a fraud detection application:
    http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/515259/

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