Why Data Mining is So Important

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Data mining, to the uninitiated, sounds like the kind of monotonous computational activity that requires a big computer, a mass of information and little human oversight. But in fact it’s a discipline that blurs the lines between artificial intelligence, machine learning, statistics and other cutting-edge disciplines to unearth the golden nuggets that lurk within data.

In this video, Professor Uwe Aickelin explains the basics of data mining and how it can be used to find valuable treasure hidden among digital rubble. If you thought statistics was a powerful way of probing large data sets, prepare to be amazed. [Computerphile]

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