Machine learning branches out
November 14, 2013An algorithm that extends an artificial-intelligence technique to new tasks could aid in analysis of flight delays and social networks.
How computers can learn better
May 28, 2013With a recently released programming framework, researchers show that a new machine-learning algorithm outperforms its predecessors.
Making sense of medical sensors
April 18, 2013Computer scientists and electrical engineers are devising algorithms that look for useful new patterns in data produced by medical sensors.
Making cloud computing more efficient
March 11, 2013For database-driven applications, new software could reduce hardware requirements by 95 percent while actually improving performance.
Mining physicians’ notes for medical insights
October 30, 2012A new approach to algorithmically distinguishing words with multiple possible meanings could help find useful data in electronic medical records.
Data mining without prejudice
December 16, 2011A new technique for finding relationships between variables in large datasets makes no prior assumptions about what those relationships might be.
Machines that learn better
May 17, 2010New math will make it much easier to build machine-learning systems that tackle a wider range of problems.
Drug discovery, Netflix style?
April 12, 2010MIT researchers apply ranking algorithms to pharmaceutical R&D.