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AI & Machine Learning News. 12, March 2019

Tech Trends Report 2019 SXSW

Amy Webb highlights over 300 tech trends in annual report

The Future Today Institute today unveiled the twelfth annual Tech Trends Report, which highlights 315 trends, up from 225 last year. The report highlights top trends in areas like energy, robotics, AI, transportation, data, privacy, and security. Future Today Institute director and New York University Stern School of Business professor Amy Webb will release the report and detail highlights in a presentation today at SXSW in Austin, Texas. The report is written to be accessible to Fortune 500 companies, as well as small business owners, universities, governments, and startups. 2019-03-09 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3659, Positive Sentiment: 0.1313, Negative Sentiment 0.1839 CloudQuant Thoughts… It is that time of year again… The Tech Trends report which can be obtained directly here is a must read for anyone trying to predict the future in this high tech world. The audio recording of her SXSW presentation is here.  

Google reveals AI tricks behind new augmented reality animations

The animated masks, glasses, and hats that apps like YouTube Stories overlay on faces are pretty nifty, but how on earth do they look so realistic? Well, thanks to a deep dive published this morning by Google’s AI research division, it’s less of a mystery than before. In the blog post, engineers at the Mountain View company describe the AI tech at the core of Stories and ARCore’s Augmented Faces API, which they say can simulate light reflections,… 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2957, Positive Sentiment: 0.1728, Negative Sentiment 0.2016 CloudQuant Thoughts… Jump straight to the Google AI Blog for the tech.  

Goldman Sachs Launches Suite of Thematic ETFs

Goldman Sachs Asset Management released a lineup of five new exchange traded funds based on indices developed by Motif, a brokerage platform that allows investors to create their own baskets of stocks around self-created themes. The ETFs provide exposure to five themes that Goldman Sachs believes will drive transformational change in the future. They include the Goldman Sachs Motif Data-Driven World ETF (GDAT), Goldman Sachs Motif Finance Reimagined ETF (GFIN), Goldman Sachs Motif Human Evolution ETF (GDNA), Goldman Sachs Motif Manufacturing Revolution ETF (GMAN) and the Goldman Sachs Motif New Age Consumer ETF (GBUY). 2019-03-08 14:15:28-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 3.7864, Positive Sentiment: 0.2913, Negative Sentiment 0.0000 CloudQuant Thoughts… And those new ETFs are already on CloudQuant where, with a little python code, you can backtest them or create your own Basket of Symbols to trade as a block.  

Udacity, Google Launch Free Artificial Intelligence Course for TensorFlow

Want to build skills in artificial intelligence (A.I.) and deep learning? Udacity and Google are launching a free introductory course on the subject, which naturally leans into TensorFlow, the open-source library for deep learning software developed by Google. “Intro to TensorFlow for Deep Learning” is a two-month course, and now open to enrollment. Its goal is to help developers build A.I. applications that can scale (using TensorFlow, of course). It’s the second TensorFlow-based collaboration between the two firms; in 2016, Udacity and Google launched a TesnorFlow course that taught students the basics of the platform. 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0183, Positive Sentiment: 0.3808, Negative Sentiment 0.0000 CloudQuant Thoughts… Learn TensorFlow from the creators, Machine Learning is undoubtebly the future, why not be part of the <1% who can actually write a ML system. That would be pretty neat! And then use it to make money in the markets!  

Edelman: 91% of tech execs believe mundane tasks will be relegated to machines

More than 60 percent of the public and 54 percent of tech executives think that AI must be regulated to ensure it develops safely. That’s according to Edelman’s AI Center of Expertise, which compiled survey responses from 1,000 members of the U.S. general population and 300 executives working in technology roles in a new report published today. “Our [2019 Edelman Artificial Intelligence] survey — explores the issues surrounding AI, from the more obvious positives of improved health care and manufacturing to the countervailing concerns overhanging widespread adoption,” said Edelman global technology sector lead Sanjay Nair. “We found both groups are curious about AI, yet there is also substantial uncertainty and worry that AI use could lead to widespread job loss, income inequality, and social isolation.” 2019-03-11 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7549, Positive Sentiment: 0.2468, Negative Sentiment 0.2468 CloudQuant Thoughts… That has to be worrying for the future of employment!  

This new AI tool serves up creepily accurate assessments of your work style

Have you met Emma yet? She’s a Chrome extension powered by artificial intelligence that analyzes anyone’s LinkedIn profile to get to know them in a single click. If you’re thinking, “Wow,” or “Creepy,” those are pretty much the reviews I got from friends and colleagues when they tried Emma. Bunch.ai, a Berlin startup of organizational psychologists, data scientists, and software developers, built Emma to add a behav… 2019-03-06 11:00:47 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8988, Positive Sentiment: 0.1438, Negative Sentiment 0.1079 CloudQuant Thoughts… My colleague wants this for every interaction on the web, heck, in his life.. Just a little icon that hovers over someone’s head and says Jerk or Not Jerk !!  

Hedge Funds Post Strongest Start of Year Performance Since 2012 • Integrity Research

According to Chicago-based hedge fund research firm HFR, hedge funds extended their strong January gains into February, leading the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index to post a 4.9% gain over the first two months of the year — the strongest start to a calendar year seen in this index since 2012. HFRI February and YTD Performance The HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) rose +1.4% in February, with gains across all main strategies. The Febru… 2019-03-11 02:30:36+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0840, Positive Sentiment: 0.7890, Negative Sentiment 0.1715

3 Under-the-Radar Artificial Intelligence Stocks — The Motley Fool

Artificial intelligence is one of the hottest tech trends right now, and most investors who have considered riding the AI wave have probably gotten their fill of suggestions to buy Alphabet, Microsoft, NVIDIA, and a host of other major tech players. There’s no doubt these companies will benefit from AI, but they won’t be the only ones. If you’re looking for a few companies that are using AI to boost their businesses — but are off the well-worn … 2019-03-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5376, Positive Sentiment: 0.3397, Negative Sentiment 0.0536  

Here Are the 20 Best Examples Of Use of AI For Retail Experiences

The basic retail experience hasn’t changed much over the years: go into a store, look for the right product and make a purchase. Artificial intelligence has the potential to completely transform the traditional retail experience and take it to the next level with personalization, automation and increased efficiency. And it’s already happening! Here are 20 of the best examples of AI to improve the retail experience.
  1. Lowes Uses Robots To Locate Items
  2. Walgreens Uses AI To Track Flu Spread
  3. Sephora Makes It Easy to Find Makeup
  4. North Face Helps Customers Find The Perfect Coat
  5. Neiman Marcus Uses AI For Visual Search
  6. Taco Bell Helps Customers Order Tacos On The Go
  7. Macy’s Adds AI To In-Store Experience
  8. Walmart Deploys Robots To Scan Shelves
  9. ThredUp Uses AI To Remember Customer Preferences
  10. Amazon Eliminates Cashiers With AI
  11. Uniqlo Can Read Minds With AI
  12. West Elm Connects Style And Products
  13. Sam’s Club Makes Warehouse Shopping Simple
  14. Olay Uses AI To Personalize Skincare
  15. Kroger App Customizes Product Recommendations
  16. H&M Uses AI To Keep Popular Items Stocked
  17. Zara Streamlines Order Pickup With Robots
  18. Starbucks Bot Makes It Easy To Order Coffee
  19. American Eagle Creates Fitting Rooms Of The Future
  20. Rebecca Minkoff Designs AI-Powered Smart Store
2019-03-08 15:45:03+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7607, Positive Sentiment: 0.3803, Negative Sentiment 0.2219  

Arcadia Data Adds BI Tools, Language Queries

Visual analytics vendor Arcadia Data continues to extend big data search capabilities with AI-driven business intelligence tools that also allow for natural language queries, a capability intended to extend the use of BI to a wider audience of enterprise users. Arcadia Data, San Mateo, Calif., this week announced general availability of the latest version of its enterprise platform that incorporates natural language querying and “search-based BI and granular m… 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0779, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.1039

Getting Data-Driven on a Budget

Organizations know they need to be more data-driven but many feel unprepared (and possibly unbudgeted) to implement an intensive full data science-driven analytics platform. What if you are ready to get more value from your data but aren’t sure what options are available? And what about data integration? Learn more about successful models that you can implement to up your analysis game, including empowering your current data and business analysts to meet their own reporting and data prep needs…. 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 2.0040, Positive Sentiment: 0.4008, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Machine Learning Webinar: Understand The Fundamentals Of Building ML Applications

Enterprises are increasingly relying on machine learning to develop mission-critical applications to power their businesses. However, there are a series of challenges one has to tackle in the machine learning application building lifecycle — right from combining multiple data sources to feature engineering which means finding the right parameters to extract from the data for model building. So, what’s the best approach to AI/ML applications and how doe… 2019-03-06 04:45:45+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.9352, Positive Sentiment: 0.1580, Negative Sentiment 0.1580

Qlik to Acquire Attunity for $560 Million

Qlik, a provider of data analytics, and Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, recently signed a definitive agreement under which Qlik will acquire Attunity. The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter. Under the terms of the agreement, Qlik will acquire all outstanding ordinary shares of Attunity for a total value of approximately $560 million. Building on Qlik’s recent acquisition o… 2019-03-05 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.9187, Positive Sentiment: 0.2284, Negative Sentiment 0.1370

TIBCO Gets Streaming Boost with SnappyData Deal

Consolidation continues in the analytics software sector with a deal by TIBCO Software to acquire real-time analytics specialist SnappyData. TIBCO said the acquisition would combine its business intelligence platform with SnappyData’s analytics data fabric, resulting in what the buyer said would be a 20-fold performance increase over native Apache Spark implementations while supporting Spark-compatible data stores. Terms of the transaction were… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.9157, Positive Sentiment: 0.0851, Negative Sentiment 0.1277

ADLINK Partners with Google Cloud to Offer IoT Ready Solutions

According to a recent press release, “ADLINK Technology, a global provider of leading Edge Computing solutions, has partnered with Google Cloud to integrate ADLINK’s hardware and software solutions with Google Cloud IoT offerings, providing customers with an easy path to added business value by harnessing and analyzing critical operational data. ‘Companies are seeking hardware solutions that are pre-integrated with Google Cloud IoT,’ explained Ma… 2019-03-08 08:05:00+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.9052, Positive Sentiment: 0.5112, Negative Sentiment 0.0929

TIBCO Acquires SnappyData Spark-Based Data Platform

TIBCO Software has acquired SnappyData, provider of a high-performance in-memory data platform built on Apache Spark. TIBCO says SnappyData’s Apache Spark-based, unified in-memory cluster will complement TIBCO’s Connected Intelligence Platform, increasing volume, speed, and real-time capabilities. With this acquisition, TIBCO says it is 100% compatible with and committed to the Apache Spark open source ecosystem. SnappyData leverages the popula… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8631, Positive Sentiment: 0.5265, Negative Sentiment 0.0405

ROBO Global Capital Markets head says investors should ignore market volatility, stay focused on long-term

‘s head of Capital Markets, Chris Buck, tells Proactive Investors that investors should not be worried about current market volatility. ROBO Global focuses on robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (RAAI) companies. Buck says uneasy markets may scare some investors, but they should focus on long-term investing, adding that ROBO’s strategy with its Global Robotics and Automation Index ( ) involves long-term rebalancing and reconstituting. Buck also mentioned on a stock the index added last year, Group PLC ( ) (OTCMKTS:OCDDY)…. 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.8450, Positive Sentiment: 0.1845, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Machine Learning Classifier evaluation using ROC and CAP Curves

Machine Learning Classifier evaluation using ROC and CAP Curves Karan Bhanot Blocked Unblock Follow Following Mar 10 Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash While there are several metrics such as Accuracy and Recall to measure the performance of a Machine Learning model, ROC Curve and CAP Curve are great for classification problems. In this article, I’ll explore what ROC and CAP are and how we can use Python and a du… 2019-03-10 20:53:04.240000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7453, Positive Sentiment: 0.3035, Negative Sentiment 0.0506

A Decade Later, Apache Spark Still Going Strong

gan quietly at UC Berkeley in 2009 before emerging as an open source project in 2010. For the past five years, Spark has been on an absolute tear, becoming one of the most widely used technologies in big data and AI. Let’s take a look at Spark’s remarkable run up to this point, and see where it might be headed next. Apache Spark is best known as the in-memory replacement for MapReduce, the disk-based computational engine at the heart of early Hadoop clusters. That Spark kicked MapReduce out of the Hadoop nest was no fluke – Matei Zaharia specifically created Spark at Berkeley AMPLab because he heard … 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.7434, Positive Sentiment: 0.2771, Negative Sentiment 0.1039

Commodities traders playing tech catch up

The exponential increase in trading data has become a challenge for traditional commodities venues who “have come late into the electronic age”, according to Bob Mudhar, partner at Citihub Consulting, while the best solution to their issues will be found in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and not in the cloud. “As trading becomes more electronic, the volumes of market data, orders and trades also increase. Managing this requir… 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6934, Positive Sentiment: 0.2003, Negative Sentiment 0.1092

So You Want to be a Data Curator?

Data Curation is highly focused on maintaining and managing metadata, and not the database itself. Consequently, much of Data Curation involves such things as good communications and the usage popularity of services or articles. Data Curators not only create, manage, and maintain data, but may also be involved in determining best practices for working with that data. Data Curators often work the data using a visual format, such as charts or a das… 2019-03-07 08:35:21+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6716, Positive Sentiment: 0.2404, Negative Sentiment 0.0572

Experts Predict Trends for Data Architecture in 2019

From AI and machine learning to data discovery and real-time analytics, creating a strong data architecture strategy is critical to supporting an 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-memory datab… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.6506, Positive Sentiment: 0.2407, Negative Sentiment 0.2407

Stratasys reports record cash from 3D printer company’s 2018 operations

Stratasys Ltd ( ) said Thursday that it finished 2018 with record cash flow from operations. The 3D printer company said it generated $18.7 million in cash from operations during the quarter and a record $63.7 million for the full year. “We continue to build a strong operational foundation for future growth opportunities and to invest in accelerating new product introductions to expand our addressable markets,” Interim CEO Elchanan “Elan” Jaglo… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5475, Positive Sentiment: 0.2668, Negative Sentiment 0.0534

7 Key Considerations: Data Flows for Machine Learning Projects

The flexibility, agility and ultimate cost of machine learning projects can be significantly impacted by data logistics and dependencies, according to Jim Scott, VP, Enterprise Architecture, at MapR. By improving how they pursue machine learning, Scott contends, organizations can attain benefits in both long-term costs and maintenance. Recently, Scott discussed common issues he sees in working with data scientists and ways to improve processes for implement… 2019-03-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5450, Positive Sentiment: 0.3008, Negative Sentiment 0.1914  

Why Model Explainability is The Next Data Science Superpower

Why Model Explainability is The Next Data Science Superpower Dan Becker Blocked Unblock Follow Following Mar 7 Model explainability techniques show you what your model is learning, and seeing inside your model is even more useful than most people expect. I’ve interviewed many data scientists in the last 10 years, and model explainability techniques are my favorite topic to distinguish the very best data scientists from the average. Some peop… 2019-03-08 03:46:06.843000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5332, Positive Sentiment: 0.2421, Negative Sentiment 0.2219

Data Science Code Refactoring Example

Data Science Code Refactoring Example John DeJesus Blocked Unblock Follow Following Mar 10 When learning to code for data science we don’t usually consider the idea of modifying our code to reap a particular benefit in terms of performance. We code to modify our data, produce a visualization, and to construct our ML models. But if your code is going to be used for a dashboard or app, we have to consider if … 2019-03-10 22:09:18.772000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.5018, Positive Sentiment: 0.1648, Negative Sentiment 0.0366

Database Trends and Applications Magazine: Feb/Mar 2019 Issue

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Expanding Your Data Science and Machine Learning Capabilities

SPECIAL DBTA ROUNDTABLE WEBINAR THURSDAY, APRIL 30 – 11:00 am PT / 2:00 pm ET Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning 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 selecting data sets and data platforms, to architecting and optimizing data pipelines, and model training and deployment. In responses, new solutions have emerged to deliver ke… 2019-04-30 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4605, Positive Sentiment: 0.2577, Negative Sentiment 0.0859

2 Stocks You Definitely Should Consider Shorting This Week

Using recent actions and grades from TheStreet’s Quant Ratings and layering on technical analysis of the charts of those stocks, Trifecta Stocks identifies five names each Friday that look bearish. While we will not be weighing in with fundamental analysis we hope this piece will give investors interested in stocks on the way down a good starting point to do further homework on the names. Alteryx Alteryx Inc. (AYX) recently was downgraded to S… 2019-03-10 10:45:53-04:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4406, Positive Sentiment: 0.1987, Negative Sentiment 0.0994

Who’ll serve as AI’s watchdog? Experts trade suggestions at AI2 policy workshop

BOT or NOT? This special series explores the evolving relationship between humans and machines, examining the ways that robots, artificial intelligence and automation are impacting our work and lives. Do we need a National Algorithm Safety Board? How about licensing the software developers who work on critical artificial intelligence platforms? Who should take the lead when it comes to regulating AI? Or does AI need regulation at all? The future of AI and automation, and the policies governing how far those technologies go, took center stage t… 2019-03-08 01:25:47-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4404, Positive Sentiment: 0.0472, Negative Sentiment 0.2361

Introducing Cloudera Data Science Workbench for HDP

(CDSW) is available for Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) clusters for secure, collaborative data science at scale. During this webinar, we provide an introductory tour of CDSW and a demonstration of a machine learning workflow using CDSW on HDP. 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4388, Positive Sentiment: 0.3597, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Okera Bolsters Access Control for Unstructured Data

Some of the most interesting data that’s analyzed by organizations is unstructured data, including images, videos, and text files. But the lack of structure of that data poses regulatory challenges to organizations, which face potential legal jeopardy if consumer data rights are violated. Okera today released new data access control software that it claims can alleviate much of the regulatory burden hanging over big data analytic activities. Oke… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4191, Positive Sentiment: 0.0898, Negative Sentiment 0.2694

DataHack Radio #19: The Path to Artificial General Intelligence with Professor Melanie Mitchell

Introduction “People underestimate how complex intelligence is.” How close are we to Artificial General Intelligence (AGI)? It seems we take a step closer to that reality with every breakthrough. And yet, it feels like a million miles away in the future. Why are we still so distant from AGI despite the unabated rise in computational hardware? What’s holding us back from programming machines that generalize to multiple domains? We invited Prof… 2019-03-07 05:45:15+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4076, Positive Sentiment: 0.1816, Negative Sentiment 0.1665

Will bank brands survive in this digital world?

We were having a debate about brand loyalty in a mobile world. The discussion began with talking about how it used to be complex with dealing via branch and call centre; then it was branch, call centre and online; now, it’s branch, call centre, online and mobile. How do you provide a consistent, omnichannel (vomiting emoticon insert would be nice here) experience …? I countered that the idea of ‘channel’ is that you are adding things to an old s… 2019-03-05 07:06:39+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.4070, Positive Sentiment: 0.1407, Negative Sentiment 0.1407

AI Weekly: Google’s federated learning gets its day in the sun

A lot of news made headlines this week at the third annual TensorFlow Dev Summit. New versions of TensorFlow, including TensorFlow 2.0 with tf.keras as a central API and TensorFlow Lite 1.0 for mobile devices, were released, as was a $150 Coral board for edge TPU applications. Speed optimization for AI on mobile devices and a cleanup of TensorFlow’s cluttered APIs is more than cosmetic — these changes will shape how developers and businesses tr… 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3982, Positive Sentiment: 0.0713, Negative Sentiment 0.1855

Britvic names new chief financial officer to replace Matthew Dunn who is leaving to join ASOS

l officer, replacing Matthew Dunn who, as previously announced, is leaving the company to join ( ). The FTSE 250-listed group pointed out that Wilson is currently chief financial officer at customer data science company, dunnhumby, which is owned by PLC ( ), and previously held a variety of financial and commercial roles at the retail giant, both internationally as well as in the UK. Commenting on the appointment, Britvic’s chief executive officer Simon Litherland said: “Joanne brings considerable retail, digital and consumer experience. This, coupled with her commercial and financial expertise, will be… 2019-03-11 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3930, Positive Sentiment: 0.0995, Negative Sentiment 0.0995

Please Stop Calling Artificial Intelligence Research an ‘Arms Race’

By Justin Sherman We see the phrase everywhere — the United States and China are in an artificial intelligence “arms race.” It manifests in op-eds, news articles and television segments. It’s in books, think tank pieces and government documents. All this to capture the fear that another country might develop AI more powerful than our own. But calling the AI competition an “arms race” is both wrong and dangerous. It suggests AI development is winner-take-all, in that two isolated national AI sectors strug… 2019-03-08 15:20:47+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3896, Positive Sentiment: 0.3933, Negative Sentiment 0.2622

Here Are 10 Statistical Techniques Data Scientists Should Master

1. Linear Regression In statistics, linear regression is a linear approach to modeling the relationship between a scalar response (or dependent variable) and one or more explanatory variables (or independent variables). The case of one explanatory variable is called simple linear regression. For more than one explanatory variable, the process is called multiple linear regression. This term is distinct from multivariate linear regression, where m… 2019-03-08 15:10:06+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3717, Positive Sentiment: 0.0807, Negative Sentiment 0.3228  

ESG considerations are non-negotiable for one of Europe’s biggest pension funds

carefully about the impact their investments have on the world, and on society at large. It is an issue that all investment managers – traditional and alternative – can ill afford to dismiss. And as alternative data sets become more widely available, the way that managers think about ESG factors in the investment process is continually evolving; both in terms of corporate credentials, and measuring whether ESG investing can lead to improved performance in their portfolios. It is a topic that splits opinion and will feature on the second day of ABN AMRO Clearing’s hugely popular Amsterdam Investor Forum; a l… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3646, Positive Sentiment: 0.3332, Negative Sentiment 0.1745

Automation Takes on the Heavy Lifting of Data Management

These days, every business is a data business. Every enterprise, regardless of industry or even size, is attempting to manage and draw insights from large volumes of data—now often extending into the petabyte range—surging through and between their systems and applications, both within clouds and on-premise data centers. This all needs to be managed appropriately and securely, as well as backed up and made highly available. Running data-intensiv… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3637, Positive Sentiment: 0.1425, Negative Sentiment 0.2646

Appen in trading halt ahead of raising, acquisition

Market darling Appen Limited was in the market on Monday, seeking to raise $285 million via a fully underwritten placement. The fresh funds were to go towards the acquisition of San Francisco-based Figure 8 Technologies for an upfront payment of $US175 million and an earn-out consideration payable in March 2020 of $US60 million to $US80 million. Shares in the search and language-data services company were offered to fund managers at a fixed pri… 2019-03-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3619, Positive Sentiment: 0.0973, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Predictive analytics can help reduce industrial workplace injuries

Predictive analytics might sound like something out of a science fiction novel, but it’s more common than you think. Online dating sites help you find the perfect match by using predictive analytics. Netflix shows you things it thinks you might like with the same tools. Even your doctor’s office might use predictive analytics to determine if you are at risk of developing a specific disease or medical condition. However, one application individual… 2019-03-07 10:56:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3303, Positive Sentiment: 0.1575, Negative Sentiment 0.4901

Cybersecurity Data Science: Minding the Growing Gap

Click to learn more about author Scott Mongeau. Following cybersecurity Data Science best practices can help beleaguered and resource-strapped security teams transform Big Data into smart data for better anomaly detection and enterprise protection. Future Shock: Growing Vulnerabilities and Liabilities The consequences of ignoring security challenges are rising. According to the Cisco 2018 Annual Cybersecurity Report, over half of cyberattacks … 2019-03-08 08:35:18+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.3266, Positive Sentiment: 0.1658, Negative Sentiment 0.4422  

A few ideas from natural language processing – Cuemacro

We’re all smarter than computers! One area where we have a particular advantage is understanding human language. For computers, human language is, perhaps (excuse the pun) somewhat inhumane. After all, computers like numbers. Humans (well, some of us) also like numbers, but to communicate, unsurprisingly, we stick to using human language. It’s sheer ambiguity is what makes it human. If language were wonderfully precise, literature would somehow be very dull! Over the past few years I’ve become increasingly interested in natural language processing, the area of study which looks at how computers can understand human language, and how such analysis can help to forecast markets. I’ve done a number of projects looking at text from newswire organisations, examining how it can be used to trade FX systematically, including most recently a project for Bloomberg, examining text from Bloomberg News (a summary of the project is on Bloomberg’s website). Alexander Denev and I are also co-authoring “The Book of Alternative Data”, which will be out on Wiley next year. Perhaps, unsurprisingly, part of the book will be devoted to text in its various forms like news, social media etc. and how it can be used for trading, alongside a lot of specific use cases. I just recently starting adding to this section, and as a such I thought it would be useful to do a very (very) quick summary of the topic. I also recently went to talk by Flavia Poma at Quant Invest Europe, which gave a very nice introduction to natural language processing. 2019-03-09 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2625, Positive Sentiment: 0.1088, Negative Sentiment 0.1088

10 enterprise analytics trends to look out for in 2019

Today’s intelligent world requires more from businesses then they have ever had to deliver. Prioritizing and implementing analytics doesn’t cut it anymore – organizations have to step out of their comfort zones and think differently about their outcomes. To succeed in the business landscape of today and tomorrow, companies need access to data, innovation and actionable insights that can help create the business models they desire. Ronald Van Loo… 2019-03-11 05:58:03+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2528, Positive Sentiment: 0.2935, Negative Sentiment 0.1016

Data Quality: The Root of Sound Analysis

Competitive business strategy increasingly relies on data analytics. The core techniques of data analysis are increasingly accessible thanks to commodity Business Intelligence packages, modern open source AI tools, and cloud services. Given this level playing field for software and algorithms, competitive advantage typically lies in the unique data that a business can gather and feed into its analytics pipelines. The Underlying Challenges of Data Quality It is … 2019-03-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2375, Positive Sentiment: 0.3312, Negative Sentiment 0.2702

AI Systems Evolving Rapidly Across Nations, Governments, Industries, Organizations and Academia (NGIOA)

By Jayshree Pandya, Founder and CEO of Risk Group LLC This is an age of artificial intelligence (AI) driven automation and autonomous machines. The increasing ubiquity and rapidly expanding potential of self-improving, self-replicating, autonomous intelligent machines has spurred a massive automation driven transformation of human ecosystems in cyberspace, geospace and space (CGS). As seen across nations, there is already a growing trend towards increasingly entrusting complex decision proc… 2019-03-05 15:45:01+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2325, Positive Sentiment: 0.1472, Negative Sentiment 0.4047

Facebook AI researchers create a text-based adventure to study how AI speak and act

Artificial intelligence can write news dispatches and riff somewhat coherently on prompts, but can it learn to navigate a fantasy text-based game? That’s what scientists at Facebook AI Research, the Lorraine Research Laboratory in Computer Science and its Applications, and the University College London set out to discover in a recent study, which they describe in a paper published on the preprint server Arxiv.org (“Learning to Speak and Act in a … 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2240, Positive Sentiment: 0.1503, Negative Sentiment 0.0644

#eWEEKchat March 13: Getting Relevance Out of Corporate Data

On Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST/7 p.m. GMT, @eWEEKNews will host its monthly #eWEEKChat. The topic will be “Getting Relevance Out of Corporate Data.” It will be moderated by Chris Preimesberger, eWEEK’s editor in chief. Some quick facts: Topic: “Getting Relevance Out of Corporate Data” Date/time: March 13, 2019 @11a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST/7 p.m. GMT Hosted by: @eWEEKNews Moderator: Chris Preimesberger: @editingwhiz Tweetchat ha… 2019-03-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.2237, Positive Sentiment: 0.1503, Negative Sentiment 0.1932

Rise in alternative data sparks demand for drag and drop integration tools

While integrating data has long presented challenges for firms, the significant rise in alternative credit data has led to an even greater need for fast, effective, data management and amalgamation, according to Michael Shurley, global director of industry solutions at Provenir. “There’s a lot of new data sources have sprung up that look at alternative data such as instead of just how much you use your credit card, do you have a mortgage like th… 2019-03-11 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1928, Positive Sentiment: 0.2556, Negative Sentiment 0.2556

The Forrester Wave™: Cloud Hadoop/Spark Platforms, Q1 2019

Cloud Hadoop/Spark (HARK) platforms accelerate insights by automating the storage, processing, and accessing of big data. In our 25-criterion evaluation of HARK providers, we identified the 11 most significant ones — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cloudera, Google, Hortonworks, Huawei, MapR, Microsoft, Oracle, Qubole, Rackspace, and SAP — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) professionals select the right one for their needs. N… 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1858, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Business Development Manager, Artificial Intelligence Solutions (London, UK)

This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced new business salesperson to join a Fintech Startup in London. The firm provides solutions and services based on leading-edge Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning technology. This is a highly-technical and consultative sell and so knowledge of related technology and its potential use and integration into the banking / financial services environment is ideal for this role. You will join this company at an early stage in its growth and so have an opportunity to play a key part in its success. You will lead and drive sales of the technolog… 2019-03-11 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1856, Positive Sentiment: 0.4639, Negative Sentiment 0.0515

Universal mCloud engages Market Jar to provide digital ad services

(OTCMKTS:MCLDF) ( ) said it has engaged Market Jar Media Inc to provide digital ad services. The supplier of artificial intelligence and analytics services for Internet of Things-connected asset care technology said in a statement late Friday, that Market Jar, based in Vancouver, will support it with press release syndication and create and host sponsored and organic content. READ: Universal mCloud and Fulcrum Automation Technologies ink global licensing deal worth US$15M Last week, mCloud said it had signed a three-year ren… 2019-03-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1730, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.0978

Google Open-Sources Deep Neural Network Training Library GPipe

urced GPipe, a library for efficiently training giant neural networks using pipeline parallelism. It was released under Lingvo, a TensorFlow framework for sequence modelling. “GPipe is a distributed machine learning library that uses synchronous stochastic gradient descent and pipeline parallelism for training, applicable to any DNN that consists of multiple sequential layers. Importantly, GPipe allows researchers to easily deploy more accelerators to train larger models and to scale the performance without tuning hyperparameters,” wrote Yanping Huang, Software Engineer, Google AI, in a blog post. Advertise… 2019-03-06 12:25:51+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1592, Positive Sentiment: 0.3478, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Artificial intelligence must know when to ask for human help

Artificial intelligence systems are powerful tools for businesses and governments to process data and respond to changing situations, whether on the stock market or on a battlefield. But there are still some things AI isn’t ready for. We are scholars of computer science working to understand and improve the ways in which algorithms interact with society. AI systems perform best when the goal is clear and there is high-… 2019-03-11 07:17:52+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1589, Positive Sentiment: 0.1770, Negative Sentiment 0.2575

William Mills Publishes 2019 “Bankers As Buyers” Report

This is the 16th year William Mills Agency has published Bankers As Buyers. This year’s report delves into some topics we have not deeply explored in previous editions. Talent development is critical within a financial institution. Keeping those talented individuals while helping them further develop is critical to maintaining a successful operation. Building relationships with small businesses is beneficial to the financial institution but can… 2019-03-04 15:10:23+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1585, Positive Sentiment: 0.6098, Negative Sentiment 0.1220

5 AI applications in banking to look out for in next 5 years

We still haven’t achieved a digital world close to the level of the future we imagined through Matrix, the movie. But we’ve come far. We came further than we imagined the reality would take us. Artificial intelligence is part of every single business, and it drives the world forward. The banking sector is not immune to progress. In fact, we’re seeing banks and credit unions using technology that’s more advanced than ever. They implement it in website development, email marketing campaign, digital advertising, and all other aspects that have to do with personalizing a consumer’s experience. The Banking System… 2019-03-05 06:10:37+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1576, Positive Sentiment: 0.3647, Negative Sentiment 0.1269

Artificial Intelligence Must Know When To Ask For Human Help

Artificial intelligence systems are powerful tools for businesses and governments to process data and respond to changing situations, whether on the stock market or on a battlefield. But there are still some things AI isn’t ready for. We are scholars of computer science working to understand and improve the ways in which algorithms interact with society. AI systems perform best when the goal is clear and there is high-… 2019-03-08 01:13:19-05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1516, Positive Sentiment: 0.1759, Negative Sentiment 0.2559

How to Get Your Board Members to Love Big Data

Click to learn more about author Oksana Sokolovsky and Rohit Mahajan. As folks in the technology business, we tend to see the best possibilities for emerging technologies; we can easily visualize how the latest and greatest can be used to make us more productive and profitable. Even when we’re hesitant to be the first to implement, we’re thinking along the lines of, “how can this stuff make us better?” Not everyone, however, thinks that way…and… 2019-03-11 07:30:12+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1222, Positive Sentiment: 0.3265, Negative Sentiment 0.3061

Arcadia Data Advances BI on Data Lakes with Arcadia Enterprise 5.0

pache Hadoop and the cloud, has announced the general availability of Arcadia Enterprise 5.0. The new release makes it simpler for business users to search and uncover insights from a wide variety of big datasets and also allows individuals to leverage natural language querying for search-based BI and granular mapping on all data. The NL capabilities effectively open BI to a wider audience of users in organizations. In addition, Arcadia Instant 5.0 has also been introduced, and offers the Arcadia Data visualization capabilities in a freely downloadable package for unlimited desktop use. According to… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1154, Positive Sentiment: 0.1743, Negative Sentiment 0.1046

Top Python Web Development Frameworks to Learn in 2019

preted, dynamically-typed and interactive programming language. One of the most popular and trending programming language used by most of the developers is Python. Python is the backbone tool for the Machine Learning Engineers and Data Scientists as well. But this popularity is not only confined to a particular domain like ML, Data Science, and AI. but also expanding its popularity towards other technology areas like Web Development, IOT and many more. This is all because it has a unique syntax which makes it different from other programming languages which are available in the IT industry. and also it is con… 2019-03-11 11:56:00.741000+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1028, Positive Sentiment: 0.3244, Negative Sentiment 0.1460

5 Popular Python Open-Source IDEs For Data Science Enthusiasts

Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is the daily-used coding tool for a programmer which enables a complete set for Source Code Editor as well as debugging featured building tool. Over the last few years, Python has emerged as one of the most used languages by the programmers, thanks to its high versatility and developer community. In this article, we list down 5 top Python IDEs to choose from for data science enthusiasts. (The list is in a… 2019-03-11 12:22:24+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1028, Positive Sentiment: 0.2560, Negative Sentiment 0.0591

Storage Product Analysis: How Cohesity ‘App Stores’ Secondary Data

San Jose, Calif.-based storage software maker Cohesity has announced its new MarketPlace that makes shopping for apps on its DataPlatform as simple as buying an app for an iPhone. If you’re not familiar with Cohesity, the company calls itself a “hyper-converged secondary storage” vendor, which is a fancy way of saying it uses hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as part of its solution to simplify the problem of managing secondary storage. Cohes… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.1004, Positive Sentiment: 0.2401, Negative Sentiment 0.1601

Focus on Pharma and Health Care: Bio-IT World Conference Digs Deep on AI Applications

In theory, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be applied to nearly every process in healthcare, says Bill Evans, Managing Director and CEO, Rock Health. But how best to do that is still being hashed out. At the Bio-IT World Conference & Expo to be held April 16-18 in Boston, three tracks will be devoted to AI in pharma and biotech, genomics, and healthcare. Speakers from pharma, biotech, and major research and care facilities will share… 2019-03-07 22:02:57+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0865, Positive Sentiment: 0.2786, Negative Sentiment 0.1254

Treasury needs to ‘keep up in the digital skills race’

At Kyriba Live 2019 in Las Vegas, one of the most hotly debated sessions discussed the case for treasury led finance transformation. Featuring a high-quality panel of speakers and chaired by Jim Kaitz, President & CEO, Association of Finance Professionals, the debate shared some detailed, real world insights into how treasury can deliver on the promises of digital transformation. Opening the debate, Kaitz started by pointing out how treasurers, … 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0828, Positive Sentiment: 0.4890, Negative Sentiment 0.1746

Learn ELMo for Extracting Features from Text (using Python)

Introduction I work on different Natural Language Processing (NLP) problems (the perks of being a data scientist!). Each NLP problem is a unique challenge in its own way. That’s just a reflection of how complex, beautiful and wonderful the human language is. But one thing has always been a thorn in an NLP practitioner’s mind is the inability (of machines) to understand the true meaning of a sentence. Yes, I’m talking about context. Traditional … 2019-03-10 21:56:05+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0709, Positive Sentiment: 0.1731, Negative Sentiment 0.1475

7 things you didn’t probably know about artificial intelligence

AI or artificial intelligence is a field of computer science that’s been relevant ever since the first computer was created back in the 1930s. Over the years, we have seen countless AI applications in both the social and technological aspects of our lives, but there is a still a significant part of this rapidly growing field that is unknown to most people. We will go over 7 things you didn’t know about artificial intelligence that could be affec… 2019-03-06 15:51:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0671, Positive Sentiment: 0.1694, Negative Sentiment 0.1863

Why Data Science Teams Need Generalists, Not Specialists

cient productivity. They do this through specialization. Workers that are highly skilled at narrow tasks can perfect their skill and, when put in an assembly line, produce goods with high efficiency. Data science teams have been built this way, too, with highly specialized tasks assigned to individuals that work together to create new business capabilities. But this is the wrong way to organize a data science team because data scientists often don’t know what they’re producing until they hit upon it. Their goal should be to learn, not be efficient. To maximize learning, teams should reorganize as groups o… 2019-03-08 15:00:42+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0596, Positive Sentiment: 0.3558, Negative Sentiment 0.1779

How A Shortage of Data Scientists in The US is Holding Back Big Data

The demand for big data is on the rise, but the industry is struggling to keep up with demand and develop the best possible algorithms. One of their biggest challenges is trying to recruit enough scientists to leverage big data to its full effectiveness. One survey showed that 1-in-3 data scientists working in the United States were born overseas. Companies in the United States are spending massive amounts of resources … 2019-03-08 21:47:37+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0436, Positive Sentiment: 0.2087, Negative Sentiment 0.2713

5 Key Benefits Of Using AI As A Long-Term Strategy For Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) can solve a myriad of organisational issues and bring in an aspect of much-needed agility as humans evolve on to making more complex decisions. AI can benefit people by freeing them from mundane, unchallenging tasks, hire new recruits, aid logistical and production problems. Now that we’ve dabbled with several isolated use cases to test the waters, we need to understand how AI can help busin… 2019-03-11 06:26:08+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 1.0029, Positive Sentiment: 0.2893, Negative Sentiment 0.0964

Tech Moves: Metricstory adds Docusign founder to board; BitTitan gets biz dev leader for Australia and Asia; and more

nture capital firm Seven Peaks Ventures. He serves on the boards of identity authentication startup Trusona and Amitree, which helps real estate agents manage the home sale process. Metricstory uses machine learning to tell e-commerce companies how they should spend their merchandising and marketing dollars. The startup raised $2 million last year in a round led by Seven Peaks and Birchmere Ventures. “Metricstory’s innovative and actionable approach to eCommerce analytics goes beyond the depth and breadth of any other solution on the market,” Gonser said in a statement. “I’m excited to serve on the board, b… 2019-03-08 22:55:04-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9970, Positive Sentiment: 0.5136, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

The State of Data Education: Bringing IT and the Business Together

There’s something missing in the way that many higher education institutions educate students about the intersection between technology and business. The problem: they often don’t. There just isn’t enough focus on getting those people who are studying the science – and art – of working with data to also work in tandem with business peers to help deliver to business objectives. That disconnect hurts companies that today are bemoaning the lack of … 2019-03-05 08:35:37+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9791, Positive Sentiment: 0.2107, Negative Sentiment 0.1239

How To Solve MachineHack’s Data Science Flight Ticket Hackathon

Flight ticket prices are difficult to guess; today we may see a price, but check out the price of the same flight tomorrow, it will be a different story. MachineHack’s latest hackathon gives data science enthusiasts, especially who are starting their data science journey, a chance to learn by trying to predict the prices for flight tickets. In this article, we will learn to prepare the data and build your first machine learning model with a simple approach to solving the Predict Flight Ticket Price Hackathon. We will use Support Vector Regression to predict the flight ticket prices for the given… 2019-03-11 05:33:13+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9715, Positive Sentiment: 0.1214, Negative Sentiment 0.1821

Will Hurd will be heard on China’s threat to U.S. dominance

“We’re going to see two internets—one controlled by China and one controlled by everyone else.” China vs. the U.S. (and the world) was the takeaway from Will Hurd’s talk at the Fast Company Grill at SXSW in Austin, Texas today. Though the Texas Congressman touched on education, immigration, data privacy, AI, the border wall, 5G, and myriad other topics during his interview with Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta, the theme throughout w… 2019-03-10 20:04:05 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9504, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.0528

How to protect your business from a catastrophic data breach?

es about massive data breaches and the impact they have on businesses and customers alike. Marriott, Yahoo, Experian, and so many other industry giants have fallen prey to these issues. In the age of big data being used to operate businesses in every sector, a data breach is something that can keep business owners up at night. However, operating without data leaves a business feeling blind. A great example of an industry where data is massively important is the burgeoning sports gambling industry in the United States. Not only do these sportsbooks handle the private financial information of all of th… 2019-03-05 10:27:36+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9432, Positive Sentiment: 0.1677, Negative Sentiment 0.7965

Tech roundup: Uber to make a truckload of Chicago hires, WiSTEM announces ninth cohort, and more

image via shutterstock Uber plans to haul in hundreds of new positions to Chicago office Uber recently detailed its plans to double its employee headcount in its freight division, which currently has “several hundred” employees according to Sagar Shah, director of carrier operations, in a statement given to the Chicago Tribune. Official news on when the hires are expected to truck in are nil, but sources told the Tribute that the company is aim… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9426, Positive Sentiment: 0.1257, Negative Sentiment 0.0209

Multi-Cloud Deployments Driving Up Costs and Rationalizing Market for Cloud Management

Multi-cloud deployments are becoming the norm and that means cost optimization and management optimization is a big theme for 2019. But the market is immature and you’ll have multiple vendors to sort through to control cloud spending. In recent surveys it has become painfully obvious that there’s a bit of sticker shock with cloud deployments. “People have been somewhat surprised as they expand services that the cost of cloud computing is not as … 2019-03-05 15:10:48+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9393, Positive Sentiment: 0.1806, Negative Sentiment 0.1084

Financial Services Leaders Fail to Consider Tech as a Disruptor

Vuealta CEO Ian Stone Advisors are well aware of the disruptive impact that technology has had and will have on their businesses, such as cloud-based software, big data and the competitive threats posed by online advice providers. However, a new survey shows that leaders of major financial services firms are far more worried about staying compliant and protecting against cybersecurity threats than they are about the impact to their firms of continued technology disruption. That’s the headline finding of an independent survey of 500 financial services industry d… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9378, Positive Sentiment: 0.1234, Negative Sentiment 0.4442

Namaste Technologies says two board members, Kiran Sidhu and Sefi Dollinger step down

( ) (OTCMKTS:NXTTF) said Thursday that Kiran Sidhu and Sefi Dollinger have resigned from its board to pursue other interests. In the wake of Sidhu and Dollinger’s departures, the Canadian cannabis company is looking to add up to two independent directors and is holding discussions with potential candidates. Namaste’s board is now made up of Laurens Feenstra, Kenneth Ngo and Branden Spikes, former chief information officer at Elon Musk’s SpaceX,… 2019-03-07 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9330, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.1696

Accenture Security Introduces Identity Management Capability Powered by AI

A recent press release reports, “With the growing volume of access rights to administer across thousands of employees and applications, many large organizations are struggling to manage and secure the fluid nature of user privileges. In response, Accenture has introduced a next-generation digital identity and access management (IAM) capability to help organizations reduce the risk and costs associated with the over-provisioning of accounts tied t… 2019-03-11 07:15:47+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9238, Positive Sentiment: 0.1732, Negative Sentiment 0.2309

This machine learning tool helps small e-commerce companies compete with Amazon and Walmart

PHOTO VIA AVATRIA Creating a retail search experience similar to what you find on Amazon is no easy task, even for larger e-commerce companies. When online shoppers can’t find what they want, whether that’s due to an unrefined ranking algorithm or a search function that doesn’t recognize synonyms of keywords, businesses lose … well, business. One way to solve this problem is to put an entire tech team on it, but that requires time and money t… 2019-03-08 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.9027, Positive Sentiment: 0.1672, Negative Sentiment 0.1003    

Juniper Networks Announces Intent to Acquire Mist Systems to Bring AI to IT

leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Mist Systems, a pioneer in cloud-managed wireless networks powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI). The deal will enhance Juniper’s enterprise networking portfolio by combining Mist’s next-generation Wireless LAN (WLAN) platform with Juniper’s best-in-class wired LAN, SD-WAN and security solutions to deliver unsurpassed end-to-end user and IT experiences.” The release goes on, “Mist has built the world’s first AI-driven wireless platform, which makes Wi-Fi more predictable, reliable and … 2019-03-11 07:10:08+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8886, Positive Sentiment: 0.2370, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Machine Learning Makes VPNs Excellent Options For Cybersecurity

Machine learning is having a substantial impact on the future of security. One of the biggest examples is with modern VPNs. Taylor Francis Online recently published a report titled “Comparison of machine-learning algorithms for classification of VPN network traffic flow using time-related features.” This report shows that VPNs use a number of machine learning technology, including: Support vector machine Logis… 2019-03-08 18:52:56+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8722, Positive Sentiment: 0.1489, Negative Sentiment 0.1914

Madrona leads $10M round for Knock, a CRM and communications service for apartment landlords

When it comes to communication with customers, many apartment landlords still rely only on phone and email to connect with potential tenants and existing renters. Knock wants to change that. The Seattle startup today announced a $10 million Series A round led by Madrona Venture Group to help grow its communications and CRM platform used by nearly 200 multifamily property management companies. The 52-person company has seen revenue grow by 11X ov… 2019-03-07 17:00:37-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8646, Positive Sentiment: 0.0961, Negative Sentiment 0.0961

Par for the code: 8 tech team leaders discuss current challenges and working solutions

We all know that engineers are the foundation of the tech we use each day. What’s less obvious are the specific challenges these professionals face in getting our tools to run smoothly. Tech team leaders at eight companies told us what they’re working on today, what project-related knots they’re working to untangle and how they’re going about doing that. iManage provides AI-based document and email management tools to legal, accounting and fina… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8619, Positive Sentiment: 0.3434, Negative Sentiment 0.2289

Apple is now one of the biggest investors in research and development, and critics are wondering what it’s getting for its money

In the last few years, Apple has quietly become one of the biggest investors in research and development in the world. The major uptick in its spending on R&D represents not only a huge investment — nearly $50 billion over its last five fiscal years — but also a major change in strategy. In the past, Apple thrived by capitalizing on technologies invented elsewhere; it’s now engaging in some of the basic research it previously depended on others … 2019-03-09 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8460, Positive Sentiment: 0.1313, Negative Sentiment 0.1823

Why Google Lens Is The Perfect Answer For Content Based Image Recognition

ial media profile. Why is it here in the first place eating up space! We often wonder. Google Lens is much more than a camera. It’s your personal recommendation engine! It is an application based on machine learning algorithm helping you to locate things with images without describing it in words. It is a fascinating application of content based image recognition. It has phenomenal impact in enhancing brand names of organizations as well as contributing towards revenue earning. How is this possible? Let’s have a background check about the method followed by an application implementing content based image cl… 2019-03-11 09:07:05+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8455, Positive Sentiment: 0.1301, Negative Sentiment 0.0650

Uber will make hundreds of hires as its Chicago-based Freight division grows

PHOTO VIA @UBERFREIGHT ON TWITTER. Uber is surging in Chicago. Uber Freight Director of Carrier Operations Sagar Shah told the Chicago Tribune that the company’s shipping division will double its headcount, which currently sits at “several hundred” employees. Shah told the Chicago Tribune that Uber Freight will grow its sales, operations and engineering teams. According to the paper, Uber employs over 1,000 people in the Chicago area — an oper… 2019-03-06 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8318, Positive Sentiment: 0.0756, Negative Sentiment 0.0378

Buy Side Warms to the Cloud

The buy side’s relationship with cloud computing is maturing as a small plurality has decided to go “100% cloud,” according to a recent vision note published by industry analysis firm Tabb Group. “It should not have been that surprising, but it did catch me off guard,” Monica Summerville, head of fintech and European research at industry research firm Tabb Group, told Markets Media. In the previous two surveys none of the buy-side respondents r… 2019-03-08 18:00:22+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8146, Positive Sentiment: 0.1939, Negative Sentiment 0.1164

Nvidia Tops Intel With $6.9 Billion Bid for Mellanox Technologies

Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) said Monday that will will buy Israel’s Mellanox Technologies (MLNX) for around $7 billion, outbidding chipmaking rival Intel (INTC) for the cloud computing semiconductor specialist. Nvidia said it will pay $125 per share for Mellanox, a 15% premium to the stock’s Friday closing level and a deal that would value the Yokneam, Israel-based firm that specializes in InfiniBand interconnect technology. Nvidia said the purchase wou… 2019-03-11 08:15:50-04:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.8095, Positive Sentiment: 0.1619, Negative Sentiment 0.0540

At SXSW this year, Walmart bills itself as a tech company

South by Southwest isn’t just about music, film and other media entertainment. The biggest retailer in the world will be at SXSW in Austin this year, selling itself as a tech company. Walmart’s chief technology officer, Jeremy King, is taking the stage at the annual conference to walk audience members through the latest technology — like virtual reality headsets and machine-learning-powered robots — it’s using in stores to get online grocery ord… 2019-03-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7952, Positive Sentiment: 0.1657, Negative Sentiment 0.0331

Intel and Nvidia Battle It Out Over Inference Chips

The recent years have been marked by chip manufacturers entering the AI and Machine Learning fields. This is due to the market being pegged as one of the biggest since the PC market flourished in the early 2000s. Many prominent companies, including Nvidia and Intel, have already begun dipping their toes into the potential big fish, selling to enterprises and big companies looking to get into AI. Until now, Nvidia has held the lead without question. After sinking a sizeable amount of R&D… 2019-03-11 06:37:10+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7937, Positive Sentiment: 0.1221, Negative Sentiment 0.0204

Singapore central bank consolidates IT divisions

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is consolidating its disparate technology functions under a single overarching structure. The new Technology Group will comprise the Data Analytics Group, Information Technology Department as well as the Technology & Cyber Risk Supervision Department. In a statement, the central bank says: “The formation of TG will concentrate MAS’ technology capabilities under a single group, to drive MAS’ digital transformation, enable a more integrated approach to providing technology solutions and systems, and strengthen supervision of continually evo… 2019-03-08 14:05:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7890, Positive Sentiment: 0.2959, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Are CMOs Getting Left Out of Banking’s Digital Transformation?

Groundbreaking research from Forrester has confirmed a long-held suspicion: Marketing leaders are under-represented in digital transformation efforts, if not left out of the loop altogether. According to the analysts at Forrester, this is a big mistake. “Digital is a way to create a direct relationship with your customers,” says Thomas Husson, Vice President and Principal Analyst at the research fi… 2019-03-11 00:04:49+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7842, Positive Sentiment: 0.1568, Negative Sentiment 0.1689

Elastic Eyes Security and APM for Expansion Effort

ministrators have long relied on the Elastic Stack to gain insight into the behavior of their servers and networks. Now the company behind the popular suite of tools is headed up the stack to take on big data challenges related to application performance management (APM) and security. Elastic has ridden a wave of popularity in a way that’s unique in software the industry. Buoyed by 350 million downloads of the open source Elastic Stack, the company raised $250 million in an IPO last October. Last week, Elastic reported its financial results for the second time: $71 million of revenue, with a GAAP net… 2019-03-04 00:00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7628, Positive Sentiment: 0.1942, Negative Sentiment 0.0555  

AI Machine-Child Deep Learning: The Case of AI Self-Driving Cars

Did you play with blocks when you were a child? I’m guessing you probably did, or at least you have seen children playing with blocks. For children, it can be an enjoyable pastime and seemingly keep them busy. For parents, the blocks are a quick and easy diversion for occupying a child and the parents generally assume that the child will somehow be better off as a result of playing with the blocks. 2019-03-05 15:30:22+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7578, Positive Sentiment: 0.1621, Negative Sentiment 0.1424

AI and Machine Learning Can Help With Government Cybersecurity Strategies

An ever-present threat to any given country’s national security is that of cybersecurity. There are always hackers that want to use technology for malicious purposes, not to say the long list of adversaries that a country can pile up along the years. In a national security context, the cybersecurity hazard increases greatly, as well as the potential harm. That’s so as what it is at stake is millions of sensible data from citizens, companies, dire… 2019-03-05 15:20:38+00:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7305, Positive Sentiment: 0.1461, Negative Sentiment 0.6282

Amazon fuels Harvard hospital’s machine learning research program

Amazon thinks the cloud can make hospitals run better. The company’s Amazon Web Services unit is sponsoring a program at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) that applies machine learning to improve hospital efficiency. The initiative will focus on clinical care, operations and waste reduction, which Amazon said will ultimately improve patient care. The Amazon grant will supply as much as $2 million to machine learning research, Bloomberg reported. “Every minute spent on cumbersome clerical tasks and management adds up to millions in lost productivity and directly impacts patien… 2019-03-04 20:05:12-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7202, Positive Sentiment: 0.3086, Negative Sentiment 0.2572

How To Prevent ‘Robot Apocalypse’ From Ending Labor As We Know It

t seems not a day goes by without the appearance of another dire warning about the future of work. Some alarmists fear a “robot apocalypse,” while others foresee the day of “singularity” coming when artificial intelligence exceeds human intelligence. Still others warn that income inequality will continue to rise as owners of capital capture more of the benefits of innovations than those who labor for a living. Yet there is also a counter-trend emerging: Groups as diverse as the World Economic Forum and the International Labor Organization are beginning to argue that it’s up to society to shape the future of work. … 2019-03-11 01:07:03-04:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7111, Positive Sentiment: 0.2107, Negative Sentiment 0.2502

Bill Gates-backed Breakthrough Energy Ventures supports KoBold’s cobalt quest

KoBold Metals’ quest to find new sources of cobalt, a key ingredient in lithium-ion batteries, has received high-profile backing from Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the $1 billion innovation fund spearheaded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Andreessen Horowitz also joined in the Bay Area startup’s funding round, which was disclosed today. The amount of funding, however, went undisclosed. Breakthrough Energy Ventures was created by Gates and a… 2019-03-06 02:24:26-08:00 Read the full story. Interest Score: 0.7065, Positive Sentiment: 0.1766, Negative Sentiment 0.2119    
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