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Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Combining Machine Learning and Game Theory

With an unusual application.  In the CACM: " ... Technology that integrates machine learning and game theory, called Protection Assistant for Wildlife Security (PAWS), is being tested in Uganda as a way to fight elephant poachers. PAWS is designed to enable researchers to predict poacher attacks so they can advise rangers on what areas to patrol. To generate the predictions, researchers analyzed 12 years worth of data collected by rangers supplied by the Wildlife Conservation Society. ...

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