DSS News
D. J. Power, Editor
April 1, 2012             Vol. 13, No. 7

In this issue

1) Will thinking machines make better decisions than people?
2) Recent DSS News Headlines
3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1) Will thinking machines make better decisions than people?

by Dan Power

Fifty years of computing technology improvement has led to faster computation, faster transmission of data and larger storage capacity. The information age is still young, but automation, technology use and decision support applications have increased dramatically since the 1970s. Will smart machines run the world? Will people be relegated to menial tasks? Will decision automation change the world? Today in some situations, computer software makes better decisions than people. Our future reality is unlikely to be the Matrix (1999) where sentient machines run the world, but the intelligent computer Hal of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is increasingly likely.
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2) Recent DSS News Headlines

03/30/2012 Experts at Quinnipiac University's G.A.M.E. II Forum say social media is dramatically changing how financial news is communicated. Check release.

03/29/2012 ReadyTalk launches productivity tools for online meetings. Check release.

03/26/2012 Teradata ranked as global technology leader by latest study. Check release.

3) Upcoming DSS Conferences/Call for Papers

1. Call for IS/T book proposals. Click here

2. DSS’2012 – 16th IFIP WG8.3 International Conference on Decision Support Systems, Anávissos, Greece, June 28-30 2012. Click here

3. Social Media Analytics Summit, April 17-18, San Francisco, CA. Check Click here

4. 20th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2012), Track: "Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management", Barcelona, Spain June 10-13, 2012. Click here

5. Call for papers: Decision models and social commerce, submission deadline July 1, 2012. Click here


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