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How to Master Business Planning with Time Series Forecasting

Posted by Jess Lin

1/17/17 10:15 AM

Every analyst report, news article, and business conference has drummed into our collective minds that predictive analytics is the way of the future. If you can predict future sales, you can funnel that knowledge into driving optimal sales and business operations. Smart businesses are leveraging big data insights to leave their competitors in the dust, or at least so they say.

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Topics: Eureqa, Time Series Forecasting, Business Planning

Eureqa vs the Kentucky Derby: Triple the Hat, Triple the Fun

Posted by Jess Lin

5/7/16 1:07 PM

 

After 2 years in a row of coming up roses, we’ve got our sights set on a 3rd year of success with the Kentucky Derby. We’ve got our handicapping data from Brisnet.com and we’ve prepped with plenty of mint juleps (drinks help you bet smarter, right?). Now we’ve spent the past couple days combining Eureqa’s data discovery horsepower with the raw horse power on the track to find out who’ll be in the winner’s circle for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby.
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Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby

In the Winner's Circle with Nutonian - Kentucky Derby Recap

Posted by Jess Lin

5/7/15 9:30 AM

The roses have been picked, the hats have been thrown, and just like that, the most exciting two minutes in sports are over. The 141st Kentucky Derby had one of the most talented fields of all time, leading experts to chime in with opinions ranging all across the spectrum of contenders. So with no horse racing experience of our own, a few days for analysis, and our virtual data scientist Eureqa® - how did our predictions do at the 141st Kentucky Derby?

As it turns out, Eureqa did great! Not only did Eureqa correctly predict American Pharoah as the winner, Eureqa also correctly identified three of the top five horses across the wire:

      Predicted Actual
1 American Pharoah           American Pharoah
2 Dortmund Firing Line
3 Materiality Dortmund
4 Danzig Moon Frosted
5 Tencendur Danzig Moon

Victor Espinoza rides American Pharoah to victory. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

With American Pharoah expected to run in the Preakness Stakes on May 16th, the world is ready for the Triple Crown drought to be broken. While American Pharoah will face new horses and challenges on his way there, Eureqa will help us discover the underlying factors that determine whether this audacious colt has what it takes to become only the 12th winner of the Triple Crown.

Want to join us on the ride? Try out Eureqa yourself and let us know what you find!

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Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby

Nutonian's Predictions for the 2015 Kentucky Derby

Posted by Jess Lin

5/2/15 3:51 PM

While most fans are heading to the Derby dressed in the epitome of southern style (though others are dressed in, well, you can see for yourself), we've been busy here at Nutonian getting our predictions ready for the 141st edition of the Kentucky Derby. Three horses have been scratched in the past two days, which would normally lead to plenty of last minute chaos for amateurs like us, but Machine Intelligence with Eureqa has been helping us stay the course.

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Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby

Derby Did You Know... Eureqa Edition

Posted by Jess Lin

5/1/15 5:30 PM

With the Kentucky Derby just over 24 hours away and Kentucky Oaks kicking off tonight, hype and excitement for tomorrow’s race has been ramping up quickly here at Nutonian. Experts with decades of experience have been busy throwing their hats into the Derby ring, but Eureqa is helping even us amateurs discover the underlying factors that define Kentucky Derby winners. While betting the Derby is certainly a different beast from picking a winner, we’ve had fun comparing how betting odds compare against our models.

So what does Eureqa know that all the experts are missing?

  • Don’t overestimate jockey experience
  • Horse experience may not be as important as you think
  • While half of the field has the same running style, only a few key factors determine which horses will be able to handle the new pressure

 

We’ll post our Kentucky Derby predictions tomorrow before the race, so make sure to come back next week and see how we’ve done!

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Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby

Nutonian’s Hat is Ready for the 2015 Kentucky Derby - Is Yours?

Posted by Jess Lin

4/30/15 3:30 PM

Get ready to swap out your hockey jerseys for your most fabulous hats and put down the Bud Light for some refreshing mint juleps - it’s Derby Time! Here at Nutonian, we're still watching how our predictions for the 2015 Stanley Cup play out, but we’re already champing at the bit for this year’s 141st Kentucky Derby. With last year's success under our belt (top 4 horses across the wire and perfect predictions for #1, #3 and #5!), we’re turning back to Eureqa’s automated model discovery application to help us find the colt that will be running away with this year's blanket of roses.

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Topics: Eureqa, Kentucky Derby

Customer Spotlight: NASA

Posted by Jess Lin

10/15/14 10:30 AM

Customers from energy to healthcare to communications are leveraging Eureqa to transform their data into gold. As customers tell us their stories, we'll continue to share them with you on our blog. Hopefully, they'll inspire you to start thinking about how your company can leverage machine intelligence for a significant competitive advantage. Contact us if you have a Eureqa case study you would like to share.

Commercial airplane travel reigns as the king of safe long-distance travel, but the highly engineered and complex machinery has inherent risks that can be introduced by human error. In the complex world of an airplane cockpit, Nutonian's Eureqa® is helping NASA improve pilot's split second judgement of unexpected flight conditions and reduce flight fatality risk by more than 50%.

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Topics: Eureqa, Case study, NASA

Stop Talking About Big Data

Posted by Jess Lin

8/26/14 10:00 AM

No buzzwords. Can you really explain what "Big Data" is? If you wade through the hype for long enough, you should see that big data isn't about the data at all - but you'll have a long way to wade first. It's about finally bridging the divide between potential and action. It's about moving us from a generalizable world where machines and even people are lumped into amalgamous buckets that are all supposed to behave the exact same way into a personalized world where everything is recognized for its distinctive traits and unique qualities. But thanks to a highly technical origin combined with rapid enterprise adoption, big data is still a very amorphous concept that people struggle to define yet can't ignore.

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Topics: Big data

Nutonian's Apple in the Big Apple

Posted by Jess Lin

8/11/14 9:30 AM

On July 31st, Nutonian’s very own Michael Schmidt travelled to New York to present at the NYC Machine Learning meetup group. Speaking in front of a packed house at Pivotal headquarters, Michael shared his challenges and experiences in the analytics space. After walking through his first forays into machine learning, he introduced his advances in the field of evolutionary computation in the form of Eureqa®. This breakthrough in machine learning techniques autonomously detects the fundamental laws and rules that drive a system, delivering accelerated actionability and strategic value to the business users who have needed it the most.

Want to hear Michael speak at your next meetup? Talk to us!

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Topics: Eureqa, Meetup, Machine Intelligence

Belmont's Stake in the Heart of the Triple Crown

Posted by Jess Lin

6/12/14 11:06 AM

With the third largest crowd ever seen at the Belmont Stakes, it looked as though California Chrome was poised to make history this past Saturday. As the 11 horses raced down the final stretch, though, it became clear that we would not see another Triple Crown winner this year. Given our success at predicting previous races, did the Belmont Stakes catch us flat footed?

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Topics: Eureqa, Triple Crown, Belmont Stakes

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