MAM 2016

Mathematics Awareness Month
April 2016
The Future of Prediction

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AMS Resources
Books and web pages related to Mathematics Awareness Month
Beating the news with EMBERS
by Naren Ramakrishnan et al.
On arXiv. "We describe the design, implementation, and evaluation of EMBERS, an automated, 24x7 continuous system for forecasting civil unrest across 10 countries of Latin America using open source indicators such as tweets, news sources, blogs, economic indicators, and other data sources."
Bureau of Labor Statistics
For useful data and resources for students and teachers.
Center for Data Science for the Social Good
University of Chicago.
Dr. Michio Kaku
Theoretical physicist, author, and futurist.
"The definitive guide to this connected life. Technology isn't all about bits and processors. It's the car with no driver, human organs printed in a lab and leisurely flights into space. It's the future and we're here to tell you all about it."
The online, global news service operated by AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) – a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media.
Foldit: solve puzzles for science
Foldit is a revolutionary crowdsourcing computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research.
Go Figure: Predicting the World with Math
A video from the World of Science Festival.
J. Tinsley Oden, DSCI Seminar: The Emergence of Predictive Computational Science
A video presentation on the emergence of predictive computational science.
The world's largest community of data scientists. The scientists compete with each other to solve complex data science problems, and the top competitors are invited to work on the most interesting and sensitive business problems from some of the world's biggest companies through Masters competitions.
Kurzweil Network
"Launched in 2000, the site explores the radical growth of pervasive technologies—both biological and machine—that are radically changing our world. Based on forecasts and insights originally articulated by futurist, inventor Ray Kurzweil in his landmark writings, we explore key breakthroughs in science + technology."
Notices of the AMS—April 2016 Issue
"Prediction Is a Young Science," Lisa R. Goldberg, and "Our Desperate Need to Predict the Future," Olle Häggström
The April AMS Feature Column
"Mathematics and Crystal Balls" April 2016 AMS Feature Column. Joe Malkevitch looks at some of the mathematics involved in prediction.
The Neural Prediction Challenge
Guests are invited to enter the site to observe current results. UCI Machine Learning Repository which provides a variety of datasets.
Which math probability predictions are actually verifiable?
Resources that complement David Aldous' course, "Real World Probability."