AI & Machine Learning News. 04, February 2019

MIT’s New Robot Uses AI To Play Jenga

wooden blocks before feeling confident enough to pull one out without knocking over the tower. To accomplish a similar feat, MIT’s robot uses a machine learning algorithm to play Jenga. Using their artificial intelligence, MIT scientists have successfully taught the robot to play the game. The best part is that it won’t get angry if it loses. More importantly, researchers fed MIT’s robot only the basic instructions and rules of the game, giving the robot the freedom to learn on its own from minimal information given. It’s a great advancement in robotics and AI. The AI and process were described in a paper publish… 2019-02-01 14:18:07+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5336, Positive Sentiment: 0.6685, Negative Sentiment 0.4326 CloudQuant Thoughts… At least we humans still have Tiddly Winks! (rapid search of the internet for AI Tiddly Winks reveals – zero results… Phew!).  

News Trading Strategies with Textual Analysis

Textual analysis can be broken up into two main groups: quantitative and qualitative. Quantitative texual analysis relates to numeric data published by governments and companies, such as economic data or quarterly earnings. Qualitative textual analysis relates to sentiment data in the form of news and social media. In this article, we will consider an application of the latter and discuss potential strategy implications of the results of a study … 2019-01-29 08:25:51+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.7434, Positive Sentiment: 0.1793, Negative Sentiment 0.0897 CloudQuant Thoughts… Methodology can be applied to US equities, at CloudQuant we have a variety of sentiment data sets as well as all the main news feeds if you wish to write your own Textual Analysis. Head on over to and give it a try.  
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Machine Learning Techniques applied to Stock Price Prediction

Machine Learning Techniques applied to Stock Price Prediction Yibin Ng Blocked Unblock Follow Following Jan 27 Image generated using Neural Style Transfer. Machine learning has many applications, one of which is to forecast time series. One of the most interesting (or perhaps most profitable) time series to predict are, arguably, stock prices. Recently I read a blog post applying machine learning techniques t… 2019-01-28 06:01:47.085000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5241, Positive Sentiment: 0.0860, Negative Sentiment 0.1598  

Your First Machine Learning Project in Python Step-By-Step

Do you want to do machine learning using Python, but you’re having trouble getting started? In this post, you will complete your first machine learning project using Python. In this step-by-step tutorial you will:
  • Download and install Python SciPy and get the most useful package for machine learning in Python.
  • Load a dataset and understand it’s structure using statistical summaries and data visualization.
  • Create 6 machine learning models, pick the best and build confidence that the accuracy is reliable.
If you are a machine learning beginner and looking to finally get started using Python, this tutorial was designed for you. Let’s get started! 2019-02-01 09:44:32+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5082, Positive Sentiment: 0.2623, Negative Sentiment 0.1311  

What’s Driving Data Science Hiring in 2019

Data science jobs are among the highest paying jobs around the world, thanks to the rapid pace of data creation and budding need to make sense of it all. Whether you’re a card-carrying data scientist or just a developer looking to round out your resume with new data science abilities, you can increase your marketability by knowing what types of skills employers are looking for in 2019. The shortage of data s… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6807, Positive Sentiment: 0.2069, Negative Sentiment 0.2069  

Here Are Five Top AI Trends for 2019

According to a recent Deloitte study, 82% of companies that have already invested in AI have gained a financial return on their investment. For companies among all industries, the median return on investment from cognitive technologies is 17%. AI is transforming daily life and business operations in a way seen during previous industrial revolutions. Current products are being enhanced (according to 44% of respondents), internal (42%) and externa… 2019-01-29 15:10:53+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3187, Positive Sentiment: 0.3996, Negative Sentiment 0.0999  

Top 5 best social media scraping tools in the market

A social media scraper often refers to an automatic web scraping tool that extracts data from social media channels, which not only include social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn…etc., but also include blogs, wikis, and news sites. All of these portals share something in common – they are all yielding user-generated content in the form of unstructured data that is accessible only through the web. Now we know the … 2019-02-02 12:25:51+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7947, Positive Sentiment: 0.1410, Negative Sentiment 0.0769  

Patenting of AI based products and techniques is rising at a rapid pace

A new WIPO flagship study has revealed that a massive recent surge in artificial intelligence-based inventions, with U.S.-based companies IBM and Microsoft leading the pack as AI, has moved from the theoretical realm toward the global marketplace in recent years. The first publication in the “WIPO Technology Trends” series uncovered more than 340,000 AI-related patent applications and 1.6 million scientific papers published, since AI first emerged in the 1950s, with the majority of all A… 2019-01-31 10:50:39+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6029, Positive Sentiment: 0.2748, Negative Sentiment 0.1145  

Data Science in 90 Seconds: kNN

Click to learn more about video blogger Laura Kahn. This is Lesson 11 in the Data Science in 90 Seconds video blog series from host Laura Kahn. The series covers some of the most prominent questions in Data Science such as Supervised and Unsupervised Learning, K-Means Clustering, Naive Bayes, Decision Trees and Random Forests, Ridge Regression, kNN and more. In today’s video blog Laura discusses kNN. 2019-02-01 08:35:41+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.4691, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.2469

Mediolanum Asset Management names new Head of Market Strategy

Mediolanum Asset Management (MAML), the Irish asset management company of the Mediolanum Banking Group, has appointed Brian O’Reilly as its new Head of Market Strategy. He will report to Christophe Jaubert (pictured), Head of Investment Performance. This hire follows numerous additions made by MAML in the past few months, including David Holohan, Head of Equity Strategy and Astrid Schilo as Multi-Asset Strategist. O’Reilly will manage the tea… 2019-02-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.4677, Positive Sentiment: 0.2278, Negative Sentiment 0.0759

dotData Unveils AI-Powered Automation Platform for Data Science

dotData, a provider of end-to-end data science automation and operationalization, is releasing dotDataPy, a lightweight and scalable Python library that enables advanced users to access dotData’s data science automation functionality. With just a few lines of code, data scientists can now create, execute and validate end-to-end data science pipelines. dotDataPy can be easily integrated with Jupyter notebooks and other Python development environm… 2019-01-29 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.1875, Positive Sentiment: 0.3125, Negative Sentiment 0.0625

Sponsorship and delegate registrations are open for IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition that will be held on 09 – 10 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Sponsorship and delegate registrations are open for IFINTEC Finance Technologies Conference and Exhibition that will be held on 09 – 10 April 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. IFINTEC is a global conference which is one of the biggest and most important conferences in EMEA region with its focus on Retail Banking, Digital Banking, Core Banking, Payment Systems, Banking Technologies, Banking IT Solutions, Digital Transformation and Finance Technologies. Wi… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.1289, Positive Sentiment: 0.0591, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Odaseva Launches Cockpit.AI, AI-powered data management for Salesforce Enterprise Users

A recent press release reports, “Odaseva, the all-in-one cloud data management platform for enterprises running Salesforce, today announced the release of its Cockpit.AI applications. With advanced machine learning capabilities, Cockpit.AI offers the first predictive capacity management system to help enterprise Salesforce users maximize the value of the platform by automating the process of monitoring and forecasting the use of platform allocations – such as file storage, data storage and API calls on Salesforce – which have set limitations and influence monthly platform costs and application performance. … 2019-02-01 08:15:22+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0531, Positive Sentiment: 0.3019, Negative Sentiment 0.3623

Top Trends in Modern Data Architecture for 2019

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 – 11 am PT / 2 pm ET From AI and machine learning, to data discovery and real-time analytics, a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting your organization’s data-driven goals. Greater speed, flexibility and scalability are common wish-list items, alongside smarter data governance and security capabilities. Many new technologies and approaches have come to the forefront of data architecture discussions, including data lakes, in… 2019-02-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0035, Positive Sentiment: 0.1742, Negative Sentiment 0.0871

Data Management Falls Short for Unstructured Data

Although data-centric enterprises have adequate strategies in place for managing their structured data, current tools are not sufficient for managing the recent wave of unstructured data growth, according to a new report. The report, which was commissioned by Igneous and is titled “The State of Unstructured Data Management,” surveyed 200 IT leaders across a broad set of industries, assessing data management challenges and priorities for structur… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8921, Positive Sentiment: 0.1522, Negative Sentiment 0.2827

Top 17 Data Science and Machine Learning vendors shortlisted by Gartner

Gartner has published a list of top 17 data science and machine learning vendors in its 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Science and Machine Learning Platforms. Previously titled the Magic Quadrant for Data Science Platforms and the Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms, the report evaluated the vendors for their completeness of vision and ability to execute. Here are the top 17 Data Science and Machine Learning vendors shortlisted by Gart… 2019-02-04 06:59:05+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8525, Positive Sentiment: 0.1020, Negative Sentiment 0.0170

How Companies Are Building Sustainable AI and ML Initiatives

In 2017, we published “How Companies Are Putting AI to Work Through Deep Learning,” a report based on a survey we ran aiming to help leaders better understand how organizations are applying AI through deep learning. We found companies were planning to use deep learning over the next 12-18 months. In 2018, we decided to run a follow-up survey to determine whether companies’ machine learning (ML) and AI initiatives are sustainable—the results of wh… 2019-01-30 10:39:41+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8091, Positive Sentiment: 0.0624, Negative Sentiment 0.0624

Interview with Kenneth Shih of AQUMON on robo advisors for investors

I recently interviewed Kenneth Shih, head of Sales at AQUMON, a Hong Kong-based robo advisor that delivers investing strategies to help investors obtain excess return and focus on long-term stable investment. Previous to his position at AQUMON, Kenneth was a Director at UBS Private Bank in Hong Kong, managing the bank’s investment content and having 14+ years in banking. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with a degree in Econ… 2019-02-02 17:23:34+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8086, Positive Sentiment: 0.1877, Negative Sentiment 0.0171

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Trends in 2019

2019 will be a critical year for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies as real-world industry applications demonstrate their hidden benefits and value to the consumers. So far, scientists and researchers have made claims on behalf of AI-enabled technologies, but they have not really been tested in large-scale market applications. We will see a lot of those technologies put into marketplace practice for the users to j… 2019-01-29 08:35:31+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8025, Positive Sentiment: 0.2874, Negative Sentiment 0.1480

Benefits of insight-driven data management swell

On January 28 bobsguide hosted a webinar on mapping the opportunities of insight-driven data management with participation from Adox Research and Asset Control, the data management technology firm. A new generation of data management tools is moving beyond operational and IT efficiency to data exploration for the business user. In this webinar recent research findings and use cases on how firms are adopting insight-driven data management are cov… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7741, Positive Sentiment: 0.2957, Negative Sentiment 0.1577

Taking Your Data Lake to the Next Level

Data lake adoption is on the rise. Right now, 38% of DBTA subscribers have data lakes deployed to support data science, data discovery and real-time analytics initiatives, and another 20% are considering adoption. Today, most data lakes are on-premises. However, the cloud is becoming an increasingly attractive location as well. While data lakes have evolved and matured over the past few years of enterprise use, many challenges still exist. Data governance, security, integration and the ability to easily access an… 2019-03-28 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7321, Positive Sentiment: 0.3464, Negative Sentiment 0.2309  

What’s Ahead in Big Data and Analytics

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET From data lakes and the cloud, to machine learning and artificial intelligence, the world of big data and analytics continues to evolve rapidly. The demand for fast access to information through better self-service capabilities is growing. At the same time, the need for improved governance and security practices is also intensifying. In response, leading organizations are turning to innovative new technologies and strategies to reinforce their analytics ecosystems with grea… 2019-12-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6693, Positive Sentiment: 0.7154, Negative Sentiment 0.1590

A Gentle Introduction to Apache Spark™

se of use are quickly winning the market. With Spark’s appeal to developers, end users, and integrators to solve complex data problems at scale, it is now the most active open source project with the big data community. Databricks is happy to present this ebook as a practical introduction to Spark.With rapid adoption by enterprises across a wide range of industries, Spark has been deployed at massive scale, collectively processing multiple petabytes of data on clusters of over 8,000 nodes. If you are a developer or data scientist interested in big data, Spark is the tool for you. Download this ebook… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6620, Positive Sentiment: 0.4155, Negative Sentiment 0.1385

Overcoming Data Integration and Governance Challenges

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, JUNE 27 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information. The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. At the same time, to deliver business value, people need information they can trust to act on, so balancing governance is absolutely critical nowadays, especial… 2019-06-27 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6447, Positive Sentiment: 0.2193, Negative Sentiment 0.6579

Hands-On Guide To Dimensionality Reduction In Python

During the last decade, technology has advanced in tremendous ways where analytics and statistics have played major roles. These techniques fetch an enormous amount of dataset that is usually composed of many variables. For instance, the real world datasets for image processing, internet search engines, text analysis, etc. usually have a higher dimensionality and to handle such dimensionality, it needs to be reduced but keeping in mind that the s… 2019-02-01 11:16:06+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6207, Positive Sentiment: 0.0810, Negative Sentiment 0.0608

Innovative AI chips to make the world faster and more efficient

As the demand for smartphones is hitting the roof and the trend of smart homes is gaining momentum, the need for artificial intelligence (AI) chips that can carry out operations efficiently is high. The tech giants and startups have taken various steps to launch new chips that can bring innovation across the globe and facilitate the functioning of smart systems. Intel has collaborated with Facebook to develop an inference chip. The research and development activities are ongoing. The Taiwanese research institute and a tech firm c… 2019-01-31 12:09:35+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6186, Positive Sentiment: 0.3686, Negative Sentiment 0.1603  

Data Competition Upgrades Zestimate Accuracy

The ability to reckon the value of what for many is their most valuable asset increased with the award this week of the Zillow Prize, a contest to tweak the accuracy of its Zestimate algorithm. The winner of the $1 million prize, an international team of data scientists and engineers from Canada, Morocco and the U.S., topped the Zillow benchmark model by roughly 13 percent. The improvements mean Zestimate’s current national error rate for estima… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5961, Positive Sentiment: 0.4083, Negative Sentiment 0.0742

Google Brings Kubernetes Operator for Spark to GCP

Those looking to run Apache Spark on clusters managed with Kubernetes will be interested in the new Spark operator for Kubernetes unveiled by Google today. The software, which is in beta, will be supported on the Google Cloud Platform. Kubernetes is emerging as a defacto standard for resource scheduling using containers on the cloud and on-premise too. The software, which was developed by Google and released as open source, streamlines much of t… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5880, Positive Sentiment: 0.1401, Negative Sentiment 0.0467

Data Startups Continue to Draw Suitors

Leading technology companies continue to snap up big data startups spawned by open-source technologies. The latest example is Microsoft’s deal to acquire open-source database specialist Citus Data. In a separate deal last week, the big data analytics arm of French aerospace giant Thales (OTCMKTS: THLEF) acquired SQLstream. Guavas, the Thale unit, said the acquisition would provide its industrial Internet of Things and communications service provider cu… 2019-01-28 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5691, Positive Sentiment: 0.1148, Negative Sentiment 0.0383

Expanding Your Data Science Capabilities

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET Surviving and thriving with data science means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from infrastructure management, to data preparation and exploration, and model training and deployment. In response, new solutions have emerged to address key needs in areas including self-service, real… 2019-06-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5625, Positive Sentiment: 0.1953, Negative Sentiment 0.0977

What’s the Score With ESG Investing? You Have to Dig Deeper

Investors increasingly embrace environmental, social and governance measures as a potential source of superior risk-adjusted returns. And that leaves advisors with additional challenges: identifying companies that manage ESG risks well, or selecting portfolio managers that incorporate ESG analysis as part of their process. Some data providers, such as MSCI or Sustainalytics, generate scores for public companies based on their performance on ESG … 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5539, Positive Sentiment: 0.2658, Negative Sentiment 0.1636

New Artificial intelligence (AI) Enabled tool may translate thoughts into speech

Artificial Intelligence and its Impact Artificial Intelligence or machine intelligence is a field of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent machines that work and reacts like humans and other animals. The fast growing technology development makes everything possible in this world, now it doesn’t let leave human brains too, Artificial intelligence have been considered as an inevitable and forefront… 2019-02-04 06:34:11+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5426, Positive Sentiment: 0.2204, Negative Sentiment 0.0735

AI replacement of current market risk models “a long way” off

Replacing current market risk models with something that has been derived through artificial intelligence (AI), especially unsupervised machine learning, “we are a long way from seeing that,” says Daniel Percy-Hughes, Consultant at Synechron. “There are a couple of reasons for that. One is that they [AI and machine learning] while you can test your model and you know what your input data is, and in the case of risk managers they definitely know what their output data should look like, an unsupervised machine learning algorithm doesn’t offer that… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5401, Positive Sentiment: 0.1575, Negative Sentiment 0.1225

Amazon reports record profits of $3B, crushes Wall Street expectations for holiday quarter

Amazon’s “record-breaking” holiday season powered the tech giant to a strong quarter, breaking a streak of two consecutive revenue misses. Revenue: Amazon posted $72.4 billion in revenue, a rise of 20 percent over a year ago, beating analyst expectations of $71.87 billion. Amazon posted $72.4 billion in revenue, a rise of 20 percent over a year ago, beating analyst expectations of $71.87 billion. Profits: Amazon’s increased profits continued th… 2019-01-31 21:17:15-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5381, Positive Sentiment: 0.1953, Negative Sentiment 0.1221

We must learn from the tragic case of Molly Russell – and quickly

The UK is a global leader in artificial intelligence. A recent study commissioned by the European Commission noted we are the continent’s only country to stand among global competition and on a world stage when it comes to AI funding, research and talent. The success is thanks to our combination of skills, location and language, our business friendly environment, access to capital and world-leading universities. My aim is to accelerate this incre… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5363, Positive Sentiment: 0.9777, Negative Sentiment 0.0000  

Kx wins utilities contract in partnership with App Orchid

Kx announces that, in partnership with App Orchid (AO), it has been selected by a major, US-based Fortune 500 utilities company to deliver a next-generation real-time data platform. The contract win follows the recent signing of a partnership agreement between Kx and AO, a leading AI-based platform provider, to deliver solutions incorporating Kx technology. In partnership with Kx, the AO platform will be able to analyze data extracted from IoT… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5247, Positive Sentiment: 0.3519, Negative Sentiment 0.0704  

Modern Data Warehousing: Enterprise Must-Haves

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve—both architecturally and technologically—to deliver the agility, scalability and flexibility that business need to thrive in today’s data-driven economy. Alongside new architectural approaches, a variety of technologies have emerged as key ingredients of modern data warehousing, from data vir… 2019-11-19 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5101, Positive Sentiment: 0.2517, Negative Sentiment 0.1678  

Making ML Explainable Again

Machine learning may seem like a mysterious creation to the average consumer, but the truth is we’re surrounded by it every day. ML algorithms power search results, monitor medical data, and impact our admission to schools, jobs, and even jail. Despite our proximity to machine learning algorithms, explaining how they work can be a difficult task, even for the experts who designed them. In the early days of machi… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4966, Positive Sentiment: 0.2268, Negative Sentiment 0.1058

The CTO at $55 billion asset manager Cohen & Steers explains why AI is ‘in the middle of a hype cycle’ and what he’s investing in instead

Artificial intelligence is “right in the middle of a hype cycle,” said the head of technology for asset manager Cohen & Steers. Chief technology officer Dan Longmuir told Business Insider in a recent interview that his firm is focused on building up its internal infrastructure, staying away from AI. “People are having a very high hit-and-miss rate with it, and that’s really not what we want,” Longmuir said. “There are… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4966, Positive Sentiment: 0.2268, Negative Sentiment 0.2268

5 steps to implementing AI for AML compliance

By 2030, artificial intelligence (AI) will save the banking industry more than $1trn, according to analysts. Of that vast sum, it is expected that banks and credit unions will save $217bn—simply by applying AI to their compliance and authentication practices, and to other forms of data processing. I recently reviewed the first steps that financial institutions can take to transform their AML compliance and fraud prevention prog… 2019-02-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4950, Positive Sentiment: 0.0669, Negative Sentiment 0.5021

Arnold Lays Out ‘Large Agenda’ for LPL’s Service Model

LPL Financial President and CEO Dan Arnold LPL Financial’s latest quarterly earnings beat analysts’ estimates, coming in at $120 million, or $1.36 per share, for the period ending Dec. 31, 2018, versus $64 million, or $0.69 per share, for the year-ago quarter. Revenues of $1.32 billion, though, missed expectations by about $40 million; they were up about 18% from a year ago, but down slightly from the prior quarter. More significant, though, i… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4706, Positive Sentiment: 0.0891, Negative Sentiment 0.1783

Storing time series data – Cuemacro

As regular readers of my posts may have realised, I kind of like burgers. It’s a simple meal, but somehow very satisfying. There’s obviously vast differences between the burgers on sale, in terms of quality. It isn’t necessarily the case that the most expensive burger will be best. In practice, excessively expensive burgers, end up having too many ingredients, which result in a burger which is too rich to eat. In practice, what’s most important i… 2019-02-02 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4648, Positive Sentiment: 0.2547, Negative Sentiment 0.0892

Experian joins $11m funding round for credit scoring startup Aire

Aire, a fintech startup bidding to make credit “fairer” for consumers, has raised $11 million in a Series B funding round led by Crane Venture Partners and joined by Orange Digital Ventures and the venture arm of Experian. London-based Aire is one of many fintech startups looking to upend the old-fashioned credit scoring system by using new technology and data. The firm has created an API that financial institutions, retailers and others can … 2019-02-04 13:27:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4588, Positive Sentiment: 0.0729, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Data Management Best Practices for Machine Learning

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, JANUARY 31 – 11 am PT / 2 pm ET Machine learning is on the rise at businesses hungry for greater automation and intelligence with use cases spreading across industries. A recent study fielded amongst the subscribers of Database Trends and Applications found that 25% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% considering adoption. At the same time, most projects are still in … 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4583, Positive Sentiment: 0.3819, Negative Sentiment 0.1389

9 Trends to Watch in Systems Engineering and Operations

p an eye on the following trends in the months ahead. AIOps Artificial intelligence for IT operations (AIOps) will allow for improved software delivery pipelines in 2019. This practice incorporates machine learning in order to make sense of data and keep engineers informed about both patterns and problems so they can address them swiftly. Rather than replace current approaches, however, the goal of AIOps is to enhance these processes by consolidating, automating, and updating them. A related innovation, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), presents options for task automation and is expected to see rapid and s… 2019-01-29 13:29:14+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4444, Positive Sentiment: 0.3398, Negative Sentiment 0.1699

The Essential New Role Of Big Data In Software License Management

Big data is transforming every organization on the planet. However, companies that manage software licenses to address their needs are most affected by advances in big data. Why Big Data Gives an Edge to Companies Managing Software Licenses How many software licenses does your organization have? What value do they bring? Big data algorithms will help answer these questions and help you leverage your app… 2019-02-01 17:49:36+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4272, Positive Sentiment: 0.3192, Negative Sentiment 0.2817

The race to innovate fund services: who will win?

Over the last five or six years there has been tremendous consolidation in the alternative fund administration space, with the likes of SS&C Technologies and Apex Fund Services acquiring specialist fund administrators. At the same time, the industry has continued to witness a race to zero, as service providers look to drive down costs – and offer more competitive pricing – using the latest technology innovations to win client mandates. This is fi… 2019-02-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4224, Positive Sentiment: 0.4409, Negative Sentiment 0.0416

A Glimpse into the Future of Modern Data Architectures with DataOps at its Core

Click to learn more about author Itamar Ankorion. Enterprises are building out modern Data Architectures to accommodate new analytic requirements, larger data volumes and take advantage of newer technologies such as cloud, data lakes and data streaming. These platforms make it possible to support digital transformation with modern analytics, delivering new services empowered by data and AI, as well as advanced data analysis and science. And as m… 2019-02-04 08:35:15+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4055, Positive Sentiment: 0.4621, Negative Sentiment 0.0193

How QuoDeck Is Gamifying Corporate E-Learning With AI-based Tools

Realising the need for enterprises to engage their staff in a much more creative and interesting way, QuoDecK, a Mumbai-based startup, attempts to bridge this gap with a SaaS product which uses gamification for enterprise learning market. Established in 2010 by avid gamers Kamalika Bhattacharya and Arijit Lahiri, the platform uses interactivity and games to engage enterprise learners and use that to capture data, which in turn gets used to impro… 2019-01-28 04:29:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3857, Positive Sentiment: 0.3753, Negative Sentiment 0.0577

New Advances in AI Could Have a Significant Impact on Health Data Privacy

Pages: 1 2 The pace of change in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) is accelerating so quickly that regulators and legislators are having a hard time keeping up. And that’s especially true in the healthcare industry, where rapid new advances in AI technology are already starting to make healthcare professionals re-think the efficacy of the landmark 1996 Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and consider possible new protections for … 2019-02-02 11:00:00+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3825, Positive Sentiment: 0.1440, Negative Sentiment 0.1152

AI Will Transform Surveillance Programs – Eventually

Technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to transform surveillance systems from the traditional rule-based methods to more predictive, risk-based processes. Most firms, though, have not begun introducing these technologies into surveillance programs. During a session at Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s RegTech conference held in New York City recently, a poll of the room showed that the vast majority (69%) … 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3445, Positive Sentiment: 0.1361, Negative Sentiment 0.2042

Aureus Analytics Raises $750,000 As Funding From Venture Capitalist

Aureus Analytics, a provider of AI and a predictive analytics platform for the insurance industry has raised $750,000 as closing investment from Connecticut Innovations, a US-based venture capital arm. The investment is part of a total fundraiser of $3.1 million and the company was selected as an early winner of VentureClash, Connecticut Innovation’s first ever global venture challenge focused on early-stage companies. The competition also saw p… 2019-02-01 05:33:03+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3256, Positive Sentiment: 0.5832, Negative Sentiment 0.1060  

Women in WealthTech: Michelle Feinstein of BNY Mellon Pershing

Michelle Feinstein formulates and communicates BNY Mellon Pershing’s technology strategy and consults broker-dealers and advisory firms on how Pershing solutions can help them grow, scale and compete. She manages a team that works with strategic clients and supports new business development efforts via a focus on integration, collaboration and efficiency. Her team also represents Pershing at many external events. A strong advocate for clients, s… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3102, Positive Sentiment: 0.2941, Negative Sentiment 0.0267

Database Management Today: New Strategies and Technologies

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, MARCH 26 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET From big data and cloud computing, to AI and automation, new technology trends continue to reshape the practice of database management. As a result, database professionals are faced with new challenges and opportunities. Today, database teams are tasked with managing more databases, bigger databases, and a greater variety of databases — on premises and in the cloud. At the same time, businesses are hungry for … 2019-03-26 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2809, Positive Sentiment: 0.2745, Negative Sentiment 0.0915

Six Trends for 2019 That Will Redefine Enterprise Tech

Big data/analytics, the cloud and even the Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) have either already emerged as part of the organizational mainstream, or appear to be headed in that direction. Given this, it’s hardly hyperbolic to say that, if companies aren’t at least considering these technologies yet, they risk fading into irrelevance due to… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2773, Positive Sentiment: 0.3147, Negative Sentiment 0.0555

Industry Aims To Overcome FX Post-Trade Fragmentation

IHS Markit expects to gain substantial traction over the next year in the use of a distributed ledger to improve efficiency in post-trade for foreign exchange as a result of its partnership with Cobalt, the fintech post-trade processing network. IHS Markit, which provides critical information, analytics and solutions announced that MarkitSERV and Cobalt are collaborating and that the firm will make a strategic investment in the fintech firm. Mar… 2019-01-31 21:45:52+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2682, Positive Sentiment: 0.2057, Negative Sentiment 0.1028

Project EVE Promotes Cloud-Native Approach to Edge Computing

The LF Edge umbrella organization for open source edge computing that was announced by The Linux Foundation last week includes two new projects: Samsung Home Edge and Project EVE. We don’t know much about Samsung’s project for home automation, but we found out more about Project EVE, which is based on Zededa’s edge virtualization technology. Last week, we spoke with Zededa co-founder Roman Shaposhnik about Project EVE, which provides a cloud-nati… 2019-01-28 15:00:15+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2650, Positive Sentiment: 0.1077, Negative Sentiment 0.1480

LPL to Create a New Fee-Only Offering

There are a lot of changes happening at LPL Financial, the most recent being the firm’s plan to launch a new offering for fee-only registered investment advisors. While the firm currently provides a way for advisors to drop their FINRA license and continue to custody their assets with LPL, it is currently working on a “more compelling and competitive offering out in the marketplace,” CEO Dan Arnold said, speaking on an earnings call Thursday. “I… 2019-02-01 15:04:41-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2481, Positive Sentiment: 0.1486, Negative Sentiment 0.0892

Meet Comet.ML, A Tool For Supercharging Machine Learning Experiments

Whenever a programmer gets stuck while coding, the first thing that comes in his mind is to go to the GitHub repository to recover from the stuck issue. In fact, GitHub can be called the social network site for the programmers. Similarly, Gideon Mendels, co-founder of Comet.ML was working on machine learning projects. And to overcome a technical issue, he and his business partner, Nimrod Lahav wanted to build a good system that manages machine le… 2019-02-04 08:11:52+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2333, Positive Sentiment: 0.2517, Negative Sentiment 0.0252

New faces in new places: 13 Chicago tech companies that welcomed new leaders last month

Between the Bears’ abbreviated playoff run, the polar vortex and all the new tech funding rounds, keeping up with last month’s big Chicago tech hires wasn’t easy. Fortunately, we’ve done the heavy lifting and have rounded up some of the biggest leadership hires made last month. Continue below to see who went where in January. PHOTO VIA CHRIS MURPHY. Fusion Risk Management looked within to fill several leadership roles last month. Cory Cowgill w… 2019-02-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2247, Positive Sentiment: 0.3215, Negative Sentiment 0.0306

Why investors are enamored by AI-based healthcare startups

There’s no such thing as enough innovation, definitely not in the turf of healthcare. There is always a way to make healthcare delivery work faster, make patients’ lives easier and make a doctor’s job more efficient. That is why there’s always a place for a great idea, and innovative entrepreneurs wanting to improve lives with technology will always find an investor. Yes, investors are positively enamored by AI-based healthcare startups. CB Insi… 2019-01-30 09:25:03+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2112, Positive Sentiment: 0.3936, Negative Sentiment 0.1514

How to Tackle AI’s Problem with Bias

One of the problems in society that AI decision-making was meant to solve, was bias. After all, aren’t computers less likely to have inherent views on, for example, race, gender, and sexuality? Well, that was true back in the days when, as a general rule, computers could only do what we told them. The rollout of machine learning, thanks to the explosion of Big Data, and the emergence of affordable computers with enough processing power to handle… 2019-02-01 15:45:51+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2108, Positive Sentiment: 0.1549, Negative Sentiment 0.3238

Google Cloud Announces Cloud Firestore GA and Updates

Google Cloud has announced the general availability of Cloud Firestore, a serverless, NoSQL document database, which is available in 10 new locations to complement the existing three, with a significant price reduction for regional instances, and enabling integration with Stackdriver for monitoring. The news was shared by Amit Ganesh, VP, engineering, Google Cloud; and Dan McGrath, product manager, Google Cloud, in a joint blog post. According … 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1934, Positive Sentiment: 0.1235, Negative Sentiment 0.0412

Data startup Koverse uses NSA tech to spot risks in supply chains

You wake up, drink a cup of Colombian coffee, check a phone made of rare earth metals, and drive a car with parts from a dozen countries. Everything’s going great until you hear about child labor in cobalt mines, underpaid farmers in Latin America and a massive airbag recall. Welcome to the world of supply chain risk. Seattle-based data firm Koverse has launched a new service with audit giant PwC that gathers data from a company’s supply chain … 2019-01-29 17:30:34-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1871, Positive Sentiment: 0.1799, Negative Sentiment 0.1799

What Gartner Sees In Analytic Hubs

In the old days, companies would build their business intelligence strategies from the ground up, typically starting with a traditional data warehouse. But as the volume, trajectory, and types of data have exploded, companies have looked for more agile solutions to drive their analytics strategies. The state of the art in this software genre is something that Gartner calls a data management solution for analytics (DMSA), or an “analytics hub.” A… 2019-01-29 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1624, Positive Sentiment: 0.1709, Negative Sentiment 0.1538

FactGem and Memgraph Partner to Give Clients Access to Real-Time, Transaction Based Analytics

A recent press release reports, “Today, FactGem, a leading data analytics technology company, announced a strategic partnership with Memgraph, a data analytics company based in the United Kingdom, to offer clients access to high-performance, next-generation Graph database scaling. The partnership now allows clients real-time, more comprehensive data availability and analysis. By combining FactGem’s Data Fabric, which is based on Graph technology, and Memgraph’s next ge… 2019-02-04 08:15:59+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1450, Positive Sentiment: 0.2726, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Women in WealthTech: Danielle “Dani” Fava of TD Ameritrade Institutional

Center, which brings outsourced investment management to RIAs. The head of innovation joined the firm in 2012 after working for FiServ and Citi. She loves to talk about Big Data, fintech innovation, artificial intelligence, CrossFit and basketball. What makes your job special? I’m keeping an eye on emerging technology every day, so that I can understand how to use it and how it may play a role in financial services. I want to help RIAs better understand these technologies and the potential areas of change and disruption, so that they don’t get left behind. I absolutely love what I do: I’m passionate about technol… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1244, Positive Sentiment: 0.3748, Negative Sentiment 0.1499

Birst Releases Smart Analytics Suite of Solutions

Birst, an Infor company and a provider of Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise, is introducing its Smart Analytics family of solutions, powered by Infor Coleman AI. “AI is completely changing the way that people work and interact with data,” said Brad Peters, SVP and General Manager of Birst. “Starting with Smart Insights, our Smart Analytics solutions will help expand the reach of BI more broadly than ever before. B… 2019-01-29 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1122, Positive Sentiment: 0.2022, Negative Sentiment 0.1011

How healthcare providers preserve historical data during EHR migration

Electronic health records (EHR) migration is a challenging task for healthcare providers. Whether it’s moving to a new EHR platform or only switching from one platform to an advanced one, it requires careful planning. First, let’s understand why data migration is needed in the first place. What do the providers need a new system for? There can be several reasons why patient datasets need to be migrated to a new EHR system. A few instances are: … 2019-02-01 12:07:54+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0982, Positive Sentiment: 0.2779, Negative Sentiment 0.4102

Apple’s Siri chief has departed, and that may be a good thing

The Apple executive responsible since 2012 for the (somewhat slow) development of Siri, Bill Stasior, has left the role, according to a report from The Information. It will be up to senior VP of machine learning and AI strategy John Giannandrea to appoint a replacement. The Information piece suggests Apple may have ousted Stasior to give Giannandrea more control over Siri. Apple poached Giannandrea from Google–where he led search and AI–in April of last year, in what many considered a coup. Gianandrea is a known name in AI circles. At Apple, he was originally hired as chief of machine learning and AI st… 2019-02-01 18:35:15 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0870, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.3261

Unity Technologies Will Launch AI Challenge Designed to Push Limits of Intelligent Systems

Technologies (, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, today announced the upcoming launch of the Obstacle Tower Challenge: a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) challenge designed to test the capabilities of intelligent agents and accelerate the research and development of AI. In collaboration with prize sponsor Google Cloud Platform, the Obstacle Tower Challenge will be a new benchmark aimed at testing the vision, control, planning, and generalization abilities of AI systems — capabilities that no other benchmark has tested together before. Partici… 2019-02-01 08:05:04+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0569, Positive Sentiment: 0.2013, Negative Sentiment 0.7046

AI in the US Navy Includes Underwater Entity Detection

Militaries around the world are starting to increase investments in artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. The top military defense contractors in the US, Europe, and Israel are all working on AI software to sell into the defense sector. That said, the military adoption of AI is as of right now slow in comparison to that of contractors. In this article, we’ll be covering the AI applications that military defense contractors intend to sell for use in the US Navy. Many of the applications… 2019-01-29 15:30:23+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0444, Positive Sentiment: 0.0486, Negative Sentiment 0.3643

The Real Role of Big Data In Business Development

entleman that had worked as a business consultant for decades. He had expressed a lot of skepticism about the impact of analytics on the business field. In more recent years, it has become clear that big data is changing the nature of business development in profound ways. How will big data change the role of business development? We are learning more about its impact every year. In 2015, Bernard Marr wrote an article talking about four of the biggest benefits in his post on Forbes. He said that the number one benefit will be that big data will play a role in collecting consumer data to improve marke… 2019-01-27 19:10:58+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0427, Positive Sentiment: 0.4069, Negative Sentiment 0.1272

Microsoft Acquires Citus Data to Dive Deeper into Postgres

Microsoft has acquired Postgres specialists Citus Data as it continues to deepen its 2-year-old efforts to expand the use of the PostgreSQL database with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The acquisition, announced by Sudhakar Sannakkayala, General Manager of Azure Data, in a recent post on the Microsoft Azure Blog, gives Microsoft another critical tool to continue its work with the database platform, he wrote. Citus Data is packaged as an ext… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0398, Positive Sentiment: 0.2854, Negative Sentiment 0.0204

Transfer Learning using ELMO Embedding – Towards Data Science

Transfer Learning using ELMO Embeddings Sambit Mahapatra Blocked Unblock Follow Following Feb 3 Last year, the major developments in “Natural Language Processing” were about Transfer Learning. Basically, Transfer Learning is the process of training a model on a large-scale dataset and then using that pre-trained model to process learning for another target task. Transfer Learning became popular in the field of NLP thanks to the state-of-the-art… 2019-02-03 15:12:54.044000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0348, Positive Sentiment: 0.0796, Negative Sentiment 0.1857

Unity Technologies Launches AI Challenge Designed to Push Limits

In collaboration with prize sponsor Google Cloud Platform, the Obstacle Tower Challenge is a first-of-its-kind contest that will test the broadest set of artificial intelligence capabilities to date San Francisco, January 28, 2019 – Unity Technologies (, creator of the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, today announced the upcoming launch of the Obstacle Tower Challenge: a first-of-its-kind artificial intelligence (AI) challenge designed to test the capabilities of intelligent agents and accelerate the research and developmen… 2019-01-29 15:00:59+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0199, Positive Sentiment: 0.2267, Negative Sentiment 0.4533

Women in WealthTech: Naureen Hassan of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Before joining Morgan Stanley in 2016, Naureen Hassan was the executive vice president leading Investor Services segments and platforms at Charles Schwab and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. She also led the team that developed Schwab Intelligent Portfolios, served as COO of Schwab Bank and had leadership roles in Schwab Advisor Services. Prior to the roughly 12 years she was with Schwab, Hassan spent about five years at McKinsey. “We… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0096, Positive Sentiment: 0.4130, Negative Sentiment 0.0918

How to radically renovate My Health Record

Arguments for MHR have thus far centred on benefits to individual patients that include a reduction in medication errors, enhanced co-ordination for complex cases, and better understanding of healthcare plans by patients and their carers. Noting that the system must contain a complete and accurate individual record for these benefits to be realised, they are compelling for anyone who’s had to navigate the frightening journey of the gravely ill. … 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0066, Positive Sentiment: 0.1313, Negative Sentiment 0.0656

Starting the year right: Chicago tech companies raised $210M in January

image via shutterstock Chicago tech companies are coming into 2019 very, very strong. Collectively, businesses across the Windy City tech scene raised just under $210 million this month — almost double the amount raised in December. Several significant rounds landed just outside the list, including Chowbus’s $4 million round, Returnly’s $8 million 8 Series A and ThreeKit’s $10 million seed round. Read on to see who had the largest rounds in the … 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9993, Positive Sentiment: 0.0681, Negative Sentiment 0.0227

Intel names Robert Swan as permanent CEO

Intel’s stock slid Thursday after the chipmaker named interim CEO Robert Swan to the position permanently, ending a months-long search following the ouster of Brian Krzanich for what it called a “consensual relationship” with an employee. Swan, 58, has been interim CEO for seven months and chief financial officer since 2016. He was also elected to the board, the company said. Several media outlets including Bloomberg previously reported Swan did… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9850, Positive Sentiment: 0.0469, Negative Sentiment 0.1407

Aire Labs secures $11m from Orange and Experian for credit checking technology

A British start-up could be about to make it easier to get a credit score thanks to millions of pounds in new funding. Aire Labs, a start-up that is using artificial intelligence to help people with credit checks, is raising $11m (£8.4m) from backers including French telecoms firm Orange and credit giant Experian. Founded in 2014, Aire develops artificial intelligence-powered chatbots to take virtual interviews to provide people with credit scores. The AI steps in when companies cannot find enough information from credit providers or want to ensure additional checks. T… 2019-02-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9845, Positive Sentiment: 0.1406, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

How to Recognize a Knife in an Image with Machine Learning

For a fun challenge, I started learning a little bit of AI and Machine Learning. I’ve been studying the excellent Fast.AI course. This is a series of videos which takes you from zero to hero with Machine Learning for free. As part of my learning process, I wanted to use my own dataset. I took a few days to choose a problem but my criteria were: A freely available dataset Could be used for social good Not overly complex for my first attempt So after scouring Kaggle and t… 2019-02-01 16:15:13+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9698, Positive Sentiment: 0.2959, Negative Sentiment 0.3287

Women in WealthTech: Pamela R. Ellis of Bank of America-Merrill Lynch

Pamela R. Ellis’ current work includes the design, development and strategic fit of technologies that support the Consumer, Small Business & Wealth Management; Merrill Lynch Wealth Management; and U.S. Trust businesses. This encompasses development work on all products, services and solutions for investments, credit cards, deposits, consumer vehicle lending, client underwriting, retirement, lending and mortgages. Prior to joining BofA four years… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9643, Positive Sentiment: 0.3794, Negative Sentiment 0.1265

2019: The Year of the Resurgence of the Financial Advisor, With Technology’s Help

By Clara Shih As we start the new year, feelings of both anticipation and anxiety are palpable for many Americans. Uncertainty reflected both in this country and across the globe are challenging financial markets, and the economy is looking unsettled for the first time in years. With this as the backdrop, the financial services industry will have its fair share of challenges in 2019, but there are exciting opportunities also. In these turbulent… 2019-01-29 13:40:42-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9602, Positive Sentiment: 0.3306, Negative Sentiment 0.2046

Dynatrace Opens AIOps Solution to Third Parties for Smart Autonomous Cloud Management

Software intelligence company, Dynatrace, has announced the next generation of its AI engine, Davis, now powered by new and enhanced algorithms, and an ability to ingest data and events from third-party solutions. Today, Dynatrace also launched its Developer Program, created for customer developers to make it easy to quickly ingest third-party data and extend the Dynatrace software intelligence platform. Dynatrace Davis harnesses the power of D… 2019-01-29 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9542, Positive Sentiment: 0.4962, Negative Sentiment 0.1145

Machine Learning and Particle Motion in Liquids: An Elegant Link

In one of those papers , Einstein derived a model for the so-called Brownian motion , the random motion of suspended particles in a liquid caused by collisions with smaller, fast-moving molecules ( pollen grains moving in water for example ). There was no sign that a revolution was about to happen. In 1904, had Albert Einstein abandoned physics, it is likely that his fellow scientists wouldn’t even have noticed. Fortunately, that didn’t happen. … 2019-02-03 04:34:31.979000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9529, Positive Sentiment: 0.0993, Negative Sentiment 0.2581

Neuroengineers Translate Brain Signals Directly Into Speech

ch. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain. It also lays the groundwork for helping people who cannot speak, such as those living with as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or recovering from stroke, regain their ability to communicate with the outside world. These findings were published today in Scientific Reports. “Our voices help connect us to our friends,… 2019-02-01 15:00:58+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9488, Positive Sentiment: 0.0999, Negative Sentiment 0.1498

Why Data Privacy Is About More Than Just Security

Jan. 28 is Data Privacy Day—a day to raise awareness about how the things and services we interact with online and in person collect data and what organizations and end users can do to limit risks. Data Privacy Day is not a new event, but incidents that occurred in the past year have perhaps made the need for better data privacy even more pronounced. In 2018, the Facebook scandal involving data misuse by Cambridge Analytica broke, revealing that… 2019-01-28 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9409, Positive Sentiment: 0.1136, Negative Sentiment 0.1460

Job interviews by an AI bot … There’s a Curious Thing

The virtual interviewer has already been used to help whittle down applicants for CSIRO’s ON Accelerate technology accelerator program, and Westpac is also planning to trial it in some areas. Mr Zheng said the funding was needed to expand the technology team, develop the application and begin customer acquisition in earnest. Rather than take humans out of the hiring equation, Curious Thing is designed to perform initial interviews for roles whe… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9205, Positive Sentiment: 0.3347, Negative Sentiment 0.1674

Fit Analytics Drives Growth And Profit For Apparel Retailers

This year, NRF was a happy affair: Retailers were celebrating a successful holiday season, year-on-year growth, and a net increase of store openings. Beyond the traditional focus on top-line growth, this year I heard a renewed call to improve the bottom line. In the apparel personalization market, solutions built on fit analytics are achieving both objectives. At their heart, these fit solutions are personalization tools that reduce returns by g… 2019-02-01 14:57:27-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9148, Positive Sentiment: 0.3167, Negative Sentiment 0.0352

Salt Security Launches API Protection Platform

Startup Salt Security announced its API Protection Platform on Jan. 29, providing organizations with advanced capabilities to help discover, prevent and then remediate API attacks. Application programming interfaces (APIs) are commonly used in modern infrastructure, enabling a way to extend and interact with different aspects of an application or service. In recent years, attackers have increasingly targeted APIs as a way to exploit organization… 2019-01-29 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9128, Positive Sentiment: 0.2833, Negative Sentiment 0.2203

Starting Saturday, you can earn free Domino’s pizza for eating a slice from Pizza Hut

s or other rivals. Members of Domino’s loyalty program just need to scan a pizza through the company’s mobile app to earn 10 points. The pie can be from anywhere, even homemade, as long as the app’s artificial intelligence software recognizes that it has sauce, cheese and crust. The promotion is an extension of Domino’s Piece of the Pie Rewards loyalty program, which gives customers points for ordering Domino’s pizza that can be redeemed for a medium pizza. Domino’s is ahead of the curve compared to its competitors when it comes to embracing technology. Digital channels account for more than 60 percent of its U.S…. 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9109, Positive Sentiment: 0.0285, Negative Sentiment 0.0854

Women in WealthTech: Christina Townsend of BNY Mellon Pershing

Christina Townsend Along with her team, Christina Townsend works to develop, implement and support strategies, solutions and platforms for wealth managers, RIAs, multi-family offices and trust companies for BNY Mellon Pershing. She also is responsible for relationships with consultants and vendors supporting these market segments. Prior to her current role, she led the Managed Investments product and transition teams and served on the Managed I… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8975, Positive Sentiment: 0.2761, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Women in WealthTech: Kirby Horan-Adams of LPL Financial

Horan-Adams manages product execution and operations business management, as well as project management teams, for advisor- and investor-facing solutions tied to LPL’s strategic objectives. She also has leadership roles within Research with oversight of due diligence, investment recommendations, quantitative analytics, and cash and banking offerings. Before joining the firm in 2006, Horan was a senior analyst with Cerulli Associates. She is a me… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8790, Positive Sentiment: 0.4018, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Data Science Bootcamps – How To Avoid College Debt and Still Be Successful

By Corinne Spears and Ryan Craig There is no doubt that 2018 was an innovative year. 3D metal printing became more mainstream, altering the way many think about the future of manufacturing. AR went from a vague promise to tangible developments in software and hardware. In medicine, researchers created a cancer-detecting liquid and developed AI that detects Alzheimer’s six years before human physicians. One thing that did not change in 2018 was … 2019-01-30 14:10:52+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8736, Positive Sentiment: 0.2557, Negative Sentiment 0.2131

Self-driving cars will never be moral. Let’s stop pretending otherwise

Ever since companies began developing self-driving cars, people have asked how designers will address the moral question of who a self-driving car should kill if a fatal crash is unavoidable. Recent research suggests this question may be even more difficult for car makers to answer than previously thought, because the moral preferences people have vary so much between countries. The researchers, based at Harvard University and MIT, developed an … 2019-02-04 07:00:07 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8636, Positive Sentiment: 0.1080, Negative Sentiment 0.4678

Big Data Improves Customer Segmentation Analysis For Email Marketers

A number of our contributors have discussed the role of big data in digital marketing. They have mostly focused on the benefits of using big data to bolster search engine rankings and squeeze a higher ROI out of social media marketing campaigns. However, there are other applications of big data in marketing as well. Email marketing is a classic example. Running a successful email marketing campaign depends on a clear understanding of your customers. You need … 2019-01-27 19:19:42+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8583, Positive Sentiment: 0.3277, Negative Sentiment 0.1014

Women in WealthTech: Bella Loykhter Allaire of Raymond James

Bella Loykhter Allaire oversees the firm’s technology and operations functions, including client service and technology platforms for financial advisors and capital markets professionals. Prior to joining Raymond James in 2011, she was managing director and chief information officer of UBS Wealth Management Americas and led the switch from legacy Paine Webber technology to the firm’s innovative wealth management platform. She began her career a… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8447, Positive Sentiment: 0.3419, Negative Sentiment 0.0201

Presto Backers Bolster Its Open Source Origins

A new industry group will promote Presto, the popular open source distributed SQL query engine launched by Facebook engineers in 2012 as a follow-on to Apache Hive. The Presto Software Foundation launched on Thursday (Jan. 31) seeks to ensure the project’s independence as the query engine scales to handle large enterprise data sets, organizers said. Presto became an Apache Foundation project in 2013 and has since attracted a growing list of back… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8358, Positive Sentiment: 0.2089, Negative Sentiment 0.0418

Interview with Chris Priebe of Two Hat on AI & abusive content on social media

I interviewed Chris Priebe, CEO of Two Hat, which recently released an artificial intelligence model that moderates user-generated reports in real time on social media to prevent abuse, hate speech, and other NSFW content. Chris Priebe has over 20 years’ experience with fostering healthy online communities and is deeply passionate about making the internet a safer place. Chris was the lead developer on the safety and security elements for Club Penguin, which was acquired by Disney and gre… 2019-02-04 08:34:01+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8235, Positive Sentiment: 0.1251, Negative Sentiment 0.3961

Cisco Brings Intent-Based Networking to the IoT Edge

BARCELONA–This week at Cisco Live EMEA, Cisco Systems announced it was extending its Intent Based Networking (IBN) solution to the internet of things (IoT) edge. Prior to the IoT era, the network edge was fairly well-defined as wiring closets and branch offices. IoT plays havoc with the network, because the network edge now extends to the last connected device. This could be a warehouse, parking lot, oil rig, heart pump, autonomous truck or any… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8093, Positive Sentiment: 0.1766, Negative Sentiment 0.3531

How Financial Marketers Can Tap The Surging Mobile Ad Market

Nine out of ten U.S. adults own a smartphone and 58% own tablets. One out of five Americans are “smartphone only” internet users. Obviously marketing in mobile channels should be part of every financial institution’s advertising strategy. According to a report by eMarketer digital advertising is growing at a rate where its share of ad dollars in the U.S. will surpass traditional media. Near the end of 2018, nearly half of all advertising budgets… 2019-01-30 05:03:58+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8083, Positive Sentiment: 0.2752, Negative Sentiment 0.0860

Michael Dell highlights the four kinds of transformation

While there is an abundance of focus on digital transformation, it is important to remember that it is just one of four major transformative forces acting up the modern enterprise, according to Dell CEO and founder Michael Dell. Speaking at the international Boomi World Tour last year Dell also stressed that responsibility for technology no longer sits solely in the IT department. In addition to digital transformation Dell stressed the importan… 2019-01-30 10:33:49+11:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8063, Positive Sentiment: 0.3269, Negative Sentiment 0.1961  

Braingrid eyeing exciting year ahead with technology to help cannabis growers understand their crop

As cannabis producers rush to expand operations in what is a booming market in Canada and the USA, it gives rise to a host of other ancillary businesses, which that are also looking for a piece of the action. The main driver for the frenzy is the legalization of recreational and medical cannabis, with North America holding the largest market share and also projected to be the fastest growing market. Two years ago, the global marijuana market wa… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7943, Positive Sentiment: 0.2028, Negative Sentiment 0.1352

AI Streamlines Content Curation Strategies In Digital Marketing

Content marketing has evolved considerably over the past decade. Marketers are constantly searching for new strategies to scale content production without compromising the quality of their branding efforts. One approach they have taken is investing more heavily in content curation. Artificial intelligence has helped make contact curation much more effective. What is content curation and how does artificial intelligence improve its ROI? There ar… 2019-02-03 19:04:31+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7910, Positive Sentiment: 0.3340, Negative Sentiment 0.1758

Four Real-Life Machine Learning Use Cases

The potential for Machine Learning and Deep Learning practitioners to make a breakthrough and drive positive outcomes is unprecedented. But how do you take advantage of the myriad of data and ML tools now available at our fingertips? How to streamline processes, speed up discovery, and scale implementations for real-life scenarios? Databricks provides you with ready-to-use clusters that can handle all analytics processes in one p… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7728, Positive Sentiment: 0.4637, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Microsoft unveils its Super Bowl ad, starring a 9-year-old gamer and the Xbox Adaptive Controller

One of Microsoft’s favorite gamers will be back in action during the big game on Sunday. And he brought friends. The Redmond, Wash.-based tech giant unveiled its 60-second Super Bowl ad on Thursday, titled “We All Win,” and it again shines the spotlight on a 9-year-old boy named Owen and the company’s Xbox Adaptive Controller. The ad continues Microsoft’s commitment to showcasing empowerment and inclusion, specifically as it relates to getting … 2019-01-31 15:14:12-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7703, Positive Sentiment: 0.5296, Negative Sentiment 0.0481

Why Amazon’s AWS Cloud Business Will Continue to Grow

For a company that started off with the simple business of selling books online, Amazon has sure come a long way. While consumer goods, including books, are at the core of Amazon’s business, it is the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud division that generated most of company’s operating income in 2018. Amazon reported its full fiscal 2018 financial earnings on Jan. 31, with AWS revenue for the year reported at $25.7 billion, growing at 47 percent y… 2019-02-01 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7648, Positive Sentiment: 0.3299, Negative Sentiment 0.0300

Meet the ‘Zillow Prize’ winners who get $1M and bragging rights for beating the Zestimate

If the winners of the Zillow Prize decide to spend their $1 million winnings on a new house, at least they’ll know that the Zestimate on whatever they’re looking at is a little more accurate thanks to their hard work. Seattle-based real estate technology company Zillow awarded “Team ChaNJestimate” the big prize Wednesday in the company’s two-year competition to improve upon its tool for home valuation. Jordan Meyer of the United States, Chahhou … 2019-01-30 13:00:56-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7582, Positive Sentiment: 0.3350, Negative Sentiment 0.1940

Computational Periscopy and AI: The Case of AI Self-Driving Cars

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider The Shadow knows! That was the famous line used in the popular pulp novel series, comic book series, and radio series about a fictional character known as The Shadow. If you are familiar with the mysterious legacy of this clad-in-black superhero-like vigilante, you likely know that preceding the exclamation was a question essentially asking what evil lurks nearby. Eventually, the popular expression “the shad… 2019-02-01 15:20:28+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7351, Positive Sentiment: 0.1205, Negative Sentiment 0.1522

From intern to senior analyst: How this HAVI leader discovered her career path in analytics

Finding your professional passion isn’t easy. Finding a company where you can pursue that passion, and whose mission aligns with your values and personality, can be even harder. For some people, this process can take years — and several career changes. For Danielle Boffice, a senior analyst at HAVI, it took just two internships. HAVI provides businesses around the world — particularly those in the restaurant industry — with packaging, logistics… 2019-01-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7315, Positive Sentiment: 0.2438, Negative Sentiment 0.1330

Symantec Boosts Endpoint Security With Improved Detection

Symantec is enhancing its endpoint security capabilities with a series of updates across its product portfolio that add new features and services. Included among the updates is Symantec Endpoint Application Control, which only enables known good applications to run in an effort to help reduce an organization’s attack surface. Symantec’s updated Endpoint Cloud Connect Defense now provides a policy-based VPN (virtual private network) to help prote… 2019-01-31 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7132, Positive Sentiment: 0.3311, Negative Sentiment 0.3057

Companies crawl the web with artificial intelligence to spot employee ‘red flags’

ch claims to have 120 clients including Fortune 500 companies, said it is helping businesses weed out individuals likely to cause a rift among workers and expose the business to costly lawsuits. Its artificial intelligence-powered snooping software identified 82,900 instances of misogyny, 40,200 instances of bigotry, 677 insinuations of violence and 589 instances of criminal behaviour in 2018. Fama claims to scan 15,000 workers per month, including a number in the…… 2019-02-03 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7092, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.7092

How Google’s Jigsaw Is Trying to Detoxify the Internet

By Rob Marvin, Associate Features Editor, PC Magazine The internet can feel like a toxic place. Trolls descend on comment sections and social media threads to hurl hate speech and harassment, turning potentially enlightening discussions into ad hominem attacks and group pile-ons. Expressing an opinion online often doesn’t seem worth the resulting vitriol. Massive social platforms—including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube—admit they can’t adequat… 2019-02-01 15:30:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7085, Positive Sentiment: 0.1417, Negative Sentiment 0.3542    
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