This startup says it can find the algorithm that defines your data


Think about being a hospital that wants to improve survival rates for patients. You have lots of data about patients — their medical histories, EKG readings, room numbers, doctors, billing information and much more — and you certainly know whether they leave alive or dead. Somewhere in all that data, the current thinking goes, there must be a formula that can predict what’s going to happen.

It’s not so much a big data problem as much as it’s a complex data problem. According to Patrick Lilley, co-founder and CEO of an Aliso Viejo, Calif., startup called Emerald Logic, the real world runs on systems where there are inputs and outcomes, only the complexity of the data we’re generating makes it very difficult to find the inputs that will lead to the best outcomes. He equates it to sticking a marble in a black box, eventually getting it out the other…

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XP Support Is Gone: Here Are Your Options

XP Support Is Gone: Here Are Your Options

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Today marks the day that Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP. If you are still using XP, this news could mean that you’ll have to buy a new computer. What else does it mean and what can you do?