Science

Information overload: managing telematics data

Resource Author:  Katie Beck
Resource Date:  01/17/2017
Resource Name:  Fleet World
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The exponential rise in the adoption of telematics by companies is raising vital questions that every fleet manager should have answers to.

With the devices generating reams of data, there is a growing onus on those controlling fleet operations to ensure that they are acting on this information and not ignoring ticking timebombs which could land them, and their business, in court.

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SCIENTISTS: EARTH ENDANGERED BY NEW STRAIN OF FACT-RESISTANT HUMANS

Resource Author:  Andy Borowitz
Resource Date:  05/12/2015
Resource Name:  The New Yorker
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MINNEAPOLIS (The Borowitz Report)—Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.

The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowledge, leaving scientists at a loss as to how to combat them.

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EEG reveals information essential to users

Resource Date:  12/08/2016
Resource Name:  EurekAlert
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In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.

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EEG reveals information essential to users

Resource Date:  12/08/2016
Resource Name:  Science Daily
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In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.

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EEG reveals information essential to users

Resource Date:  12/08/2016
Resource Name:  Medical Press
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For the first time, information retrieval is possible with the help of EEG interpreted with machine learning.
In a study conducted by the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (HIIT) and the Centre of Excellence in Computational Inference (COIN), laboratory test subjects read the introductions of Wikipedia articles of their own choice. During the reading session, the test subjects’ EEG was recorded, and the readings were then used to model which key words the subjects found interesting.

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Meerdter: how to strike a balance between art & science in selection

Resource Author:  Roland Meerdter
Resource Date:  09/08/2016
Resource Name:  CityWire Selector
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The greatest threat to the future role of professional fund investors is not robots or regulators; it is information overload. There are tens of thousands of unique funds available for investment.

Each of those funds has thousands of points of information to be collected and analysed – both quantitative and qualitative. That’s a lot of information and, to complicate matters further, much of it is constantly changing.

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What Babies Know About Physics and Foreign Languages

Resource Author:  Allison Gopnik
Resource Date:  08/30/2016
Resource Name:  New York Times
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Parents and policy makers have become obsessed with getting young children to learn more, faster. But the picture of early learning that drives them is exactly the opposite of the one that emerges from developmental science.

In the last 30 years, the United States has completed its transformation to an information economy. Knowledge is as important in the 21st century as capital was in the 19th, or land in the 18th. In the same 30 years, scientists have discovered that even very young children learn more than we once thought possible. Put those together and our preoccupation with making children learn is no surprise.

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Human brain wired to avoid information overload

Resource Date:  06/24/2016
Resource Name:  Okanagan Life
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The conscious part of the human brain is actually more in tune with body parts that are not moving, UBC research shows. In a recent study conducted at UBC’s Okanagan campus, researchers found that many of the signals and sensations travelling between moving body parts and the brain are ignored by the conscious mind. (more…)

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RedEye could let your phone see 24-7

Resource Date:  06/20/2016
Resource Name:  Science Daily
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Earth Sciences Ministry to use GAIATV to disseminate alerts to 350 m users

Resource Date:  04/30/2016
Resource Name:  The Siasat Daily
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Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), which is affiliated to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, has awarded Gaian Solutions India Pvt. Ltd the tender for integrated dissemination system (IDS) for ocean information and advisory services. Gaian’s IDS-with state-of-the-art customizations for INCOIS- will disperse ocean information, coastal weather reports, natural calamities and advisory services publicly to the entire country and privately within the INCOIS community in a structured manner; thereby safeguarding the interests of the public and private entities in the country.

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