29 Aug '16, 9pm
'@Ford / @MIT Collaborate on Future. #BigData #DataScience
LAKE WALES, Fla. — By harnessing the anonymous locations of the smartphones that nearly everyone carries nowadays Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) believe they can plan a better future, at least for urban areas, with near realtime analytics. In the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — the world's most cited general scientific journal — Ford and MIT demonstrated today [Aug. 29, 2016] how a mere six weeks of historical cell phone location data could be nearly instantly analyzed to provide optimal plans for infrastructure development and resource allocation that city planners might take years to sift out. "The great advantage of our framework is that it learns mobility features from a large number of mobile phone users, without having to ask them directly about their mobility choices. Based on that we create individual models...