[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:


http://www.michaelnielsen.org/ddi/if-correlation-doesnt-imply-causation-then-what-does/



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[1]
http://www.amazon.com/Causality-Reasoning-Inference-Judea-Pearl/dp/052189560X/

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