[FoRK] what to do with the PRISM database

Noon Silk noonslists at gmail.com
Fri Jul 12 03:12:46 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 9:59 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 07:43:15AM -0400, Damien Morton wrote:
> > I guess the purpose of my question was to get the ForK collective's
> musings
> > on what kinds of analyics might be being applied to this data.
> There are methods used for reverse-engineering neural circuits
> from multigrid recordings, and apparently same methods are highly
> useful for predicting behavior of individuals (who happen to be
> far more sphexic than they think, just plot your geohistory
> over a few months).
> A more intriguing possibility is that if you can predict
> behavior, you can also manipulate it, to achieve a particular
> outcome.
> My guess is that the cutting edge is not in mapping and
> identifying key points in networks, but actually in forecasts,
> and proactive disruption for short-term outome, and maybe in
> actual manipulation towards desirable outcome.

Judea Pearl has a good book on the subject[1], and this post covers it:


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