AI & Machine Learning News. 17, June 2019

Congress Is Officially Freaking Out About Deepfakes – “We are outgunned.”

Congress is worried that deepfakes, or computer-generated videos that depict people saying or doing things that never happened, could severely disrupt the 2020 presidential campaign, the Washington Post reports. The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled a hearing today to discuss the problem with AI experts. But many other experts in the field are worried that the U.S. is not ready for a deepfake invasion. “We are outgunned,” Hany Farid, computer-science professor at the University of California at Berkeley, told the Post. “The number of people working on the video-synthesis side, as opposed to the detector side, is 100 to 1.” 2019-06-13 00:00:00+00:00 Read the full story. CloudQuant Thoughts… There are already so many extremely impressive deepfakes out there that the next election cycle is certainly going to be one to “WATCH”.  

Alt Data Investments Continue Their Rapid Rise

More firms are seeing increasing value in alternative data as firms continue to grow their budgets for the non-traditional financial data significantly, according to a recent study published by industry analysis firm Greenwich Associates. In 2018, alternative data budgets witnessed a 52% year-on-year growth, which was less than the 76% year-on-year growth that budgets saw the previous year, said Richard Johnson, principal, market structure and technolog… 2019-06-10 18:00:06+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 6.7246, Raw Interest Score: 1.8484, Positive Sentiment: 0.1253, Negative Sentiment 0.0627 CloudQuant Thoughts… CloudQuant is making a significant and exciting investment in the accessibility of Alternative Data, watch this space.  

Top 7 Machine Learning Github Repositories and Reddit discussions for Data Scientists

If I had to pick one platform that has single-handedly kept me up-to-date with the latest developments in data science and machine learning – it would be GitHub. The sheer scale of GitHub, combined with the power of super data scientists from all over the globe, make it a must-use platform for anyone interested in this field. Can you imagine a world where machine learning libraries and frameworks like BERT, StanfordNLP, TensorFlow, PyTorch, etc. weren’t open sourced? It’s unthinkable! GitHub has democratized machine learning for the masses – exactly in line with what we at Analytics Vidhya believe in. This was one of the primary reasons we started this GitHub series covering the most useful machine learning libraries and packages back in January 2018. Top GitHub Repositories
  • InterpretML by Microsoft – Machine Learning Interpretability
  • Tensor2Robot (T2R) by Google Research
  • Generative Models in TensorFlow 2
  • STUMPY – Time Series Data Mining
  • MeshCNN in PyTorch
  • Awesome Decision Tree Research Papers
  • TensorWatch by Microsoft Research
Reddit Discussions
  • Which Skills should a PhD student have if he/she wants to work in the industry?
  • Neural nets typically contain smaller “sub networks” that can often learn faster – MIT
  • Does anybody else feel overwhelmed looking at how much there is to learn?
2019-06-06 00:00:00+00:00 Read the full story. CloudQuant Thoughts… These monthly(!) posts by analyticsvidhya.com of the best of Reddit and GitHub are always eagerly anticipated.

Towards Data Science Weekly Selection — June 14, 2019

 
  • Jupyter is the new Excel
  • Neural ODEs: breakdown of another deep learning breakthrough
  • What is the Role of an A.I. Designer?
  • Do GANs Dream of Fake Images?
  • Choosing The Right Database
  • Text Processing Is Coming
  • Alexa, Alex, or Al?
  • Predicting Customer Lifetime Value with “Buy ’Til You Die” probabilistic models in Python
  • How Machine Learning can help identify Effectiveness and Adverseness of a Drug
2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. CloudQuant Thoughts… Here at CloudQuant we use Jupyter Notebooks and Jupyter Labs extensively. If you have not tried Jupyter Notebooks give it a go today, you will not look back.

All the Talks from CogX are now on YouTube (reddit.com/r/artificial)

  I just uploaded the last 3 days worth of AI talks from CogX, “the worlds largest AI conference”. The content is stupidly good, you can see the full programme and speaker list here. 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. CloudQuant Thoughts… Hours and hours and hours of Talks from The Festival of AI and Emerging Technology which took place last week in London with speakers from industry, government and academia. 10 stages (Impact, Ethics , Future of Work & Education, Innovation, Investment & the Economy, Cutting Edge, Lab to Live, Web 3.0 & Decentralised Future, Alan Turing Research, Health, Canal) covering topics such as “AI Present and Future”, “How Vodafone is Applying AI to Generate Real Business Value” and “The Impact of Disruptive Technologies on the Economy, Investment and Financial Services.”   The news clippings below are provided algorithmically with CloudQuant’s NLP engine which seeks out articles relevant to our community.

Ping An Bets on Bond ETFs to Catch Up as Vanguard Draws Near

By Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Ping An Insurance (Group) Co. is expanding its range of bond ETFs as it tries to catch up in the fast-growing exchange-traded-funds market, while facing stiffer competition from global giants like Vanguard Group Inc. The financial conglomerate, which only offered its first ETF in late 2017, is targeting the less-developed market for bond ETFs as vehicles that track broad indexes become more competitive given the… 2019-06-13 14:27:54+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 5.3698, Raw Interest Score: 2.1686, Positive Sentiment: 0.0244, Negative Sentiment 0.0975

How to learn about alternative data – Cuemacro

Tap, tap, tap. It’s impossible not to tap your feet to a good track. Music can come in all forms, from Beethoven and Mozart, to Jay Z and Taylor Swift. There’s the good, the bad, the ugly: music which uplifts, depresses, infuriates. Music is about triggering a reaction in the listener. It’s about hearing that humming that riff. It’s about waiting for the chorus. It’s about pausing during the silences. In this age of Spotify and iTunes, machine le… 2019-06-15 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.9885, Raw Interest Score: 1.4148, Positive Sentiment: 0.2470, Negative Sentiment 0.0898

PanXchange frac sand market data now available on Quandl

e discovery platform for physical commodities, is to distribute its proprietary pricing data for hydraulic fracturing proppants, better known as frac sand, through Quandl, a provider of financial and alternative data for financial professionals. PanXchange provides the industry’s de facto benchmark prices for frac sand, considered by many to be a primary economic indicator. In addition, PanXchange currently offers an OTC marketplace for frac sand, allowing buyers and sellers to communicate directly as they navigate a 120 million-ton market. Quandl, owned by Nasdaq, delivers financial, economic and alternati… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.9531, Raw Interest Score: 2.1912, Positive Sentiment: 0.2656, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Oil Prices Nosedive, Dow Dips Again

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) is lower at midday, as traders digest the latest inflation data, putting the blue-chip index on track for back-to-back losses. While downside for the Dow is modest thanks to big gains from pharma stocks Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Merck (MRK), oil prices are making a notable move south after data showed a second consecutive weekly rise in domestic crude inventories. At last check, July-dated crude is down 2…. 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.5433, Raw Interest Score: 1.9204, Positive Sentiment: 0.0937, Negative Sentiment 0.2342

Acquisition Binge: Salesforce Buys Tableau

Analytics vendors continue to be prime acquisition targets for cloud companies with deep pockets. The latest example is the acquisition of self-service analytics platform specialist Tableau Software by enterprise cloud giant Salesforce in an all-stock transaction valued at $15.7 billion. San-Francisco-based Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) paid $6.5 billion last year to acquire API integration leader Mulesoft, and also has invested in application containe… 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.4454, Raw Interest Score: 2.1105, Positive Sentiment: 0.0898, Negative Sentiment 0.1347

Big Data Meltdown: How Unclean, Unlabeled, and Poorly Managed Data Dooms AI

We may be living in the fourth industrial age and on cusp of huge advances in automation powered by AI. But according to the latest data, our great future will be less rosy if enterprises don’t start doing something about one thing in particular: the poor state of data. That’s the gist of several reports to make the rounds recently, as well as interviews with industry experts. Time after time, the lack of clean, well-managed, and labeled data wa… 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.3813, Raw Interest Score: 1.7755, Positive Sentiment: 0.2345, Negative Sentiment 0.3853

AI-Driven Decision Platforms Live in the Moment

The emerging market for AI-driven digital decision-making is grounded in new applications developed using machine learning models designed to help analysts crunch data that would allow their bosses to make the right decision, whether its engaging with customers or managing a complex supply chain. Based on the assumption that AI-based decision-making is probabilistic (a machine learning model might be 97-percent accurate, but what about the other 3 percent?) proponents of the “decision-first” approach argue companies… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.3742, Raw Interest Score: 2.2852, Positive Sentiment: 0.1523, Negative Sentiment 0.2133

Clearpool Appoints Dave Cushing Advisor

Clearpool Expands Analytics Intellectual Capital, Appointing Dave Cushing as Advisor Trading and market strategies expert brings buy side insights to Clearpool NEW YORK, June 10, 2019 ─ Clearpool Group (Clearpool), a provider of holistic electronic trading solutions and an independent agency broker-dealer, today announced the appointment of David Cushing as Advisor to the firm to focus on expanding its trade analytics solutions. Specifically, M… 2019-06-10 13:14:26+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.3293, Raw Interest Score: 1.6498, Positive Sentiment: 0.4524, Negative Sentiment 0.0266

AI Weekly: ICML 2019 top papers and highlights

This week in sunny Southern California, the world’s community of AI researchers had one of its biggest annual gatherings, as the International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) took place in Long Beach. VentureBeat didn’t have a reporter at ICML, but you don’t have to be in Long Beach to read the latest state-of-the-art research and breakthrough advances that move the AI needle. Top papers Conference organizers gave best paper honors to “Rates of Convergence for Sparse Variational Gaussian Process Regression” from University of Cambridge and “Challenging Commo… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.1378, Raw Interest Score: 2.1548, Positive Sentiment: 0.2092, Negative Sentiment 0.1883

PanXchange Adopts Quandl for Data Distribution

al commodities, today announced that it will distribute its proprietary pricing data for hydraulic fracturing proppants, better known as frac sand, through Quandl, a leading provider of financial and alternative data for financial professionals. PanXchange provides the industry’s de facto benchmark prices for frac sand, considered by many to be a primary economic indicator. In addition, PanXchange currently offers an OTC marketplace for frac sand, allowing buyers and sellers to communicate directly as they navigate a 120 million-ton market. Quandl, owned by Nasdaq, Inc., delivers financial, economic and alt… 2019-06-13 14:39:06+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 4.0509, Raw Interest Score: 1.9204, Positive Sentiment: 0.2810, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

AI And Data Streaming In The Enterprise: A Marriage Made In Heaven?

As the adoption of artificial intelligence in the enterprise hits a decisive moment, it is worth examining its relationship with data streaming and how the two technologies share similar adoption challenges. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and real-time data have formed a closely interlinked duo. Both bring massive technological advances to the enterprise with AI relying on the availability of data to feed models with information, in real ti… 2019-06-11 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.9091, Raw Interest Score: 1.9913, Positive Sentiment: 0.1506, Negative Sentiment 0.2510

Core Capital and Fortech Form Joint Venture

Core Capital and Fortech have launched their global joint venture AIPERION – a consulting, technology and scientific research firm specialized in risk management solutions. The organization elevates a decades-long relationship, broadening combined service capabilities to give investors more visibility and control over their multi-asset portfolios. By combining Core Capital’s risk modeling and consultancy capabilities (previously housed within Co… 2019-06-14 17:01:21+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.8784, Raw Interest Score: 2.2036, Positive Sentiment: 0.1322, Negative Sentiment 0.0881

Haim Bodek: The Wall Street Code – 2013 VPRO Documentary

A thriller about a genius algorithm builder who dared to stand up against Wall Street. Haim Bodek, aka The Algo Arms Dealer. After Quants: the Alchemists of Wall Street and Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box. This is the final episode of a trilogy in search of the winners and losers of the tech revolution on Wall Street. Trading on the financial market is not longer dominated by humans, but by super fast computers and algorithms. The result of t… 2019-06-16 12:57:01+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.7985, Raw Interest Score: 1.7066, Positive Sentiment: 0.1016, Negative Sentiment 0.2032

AI Still Far Away from Mission-Critical Role, DoD’s Porter Says

Dr. Lisa Porter, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, had a lot of good things to say about the promise of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies at the GEOINT Symposium on June 4, with one important caveat: AI isn’t ready for prime time in Department of Defense (DoD) critical applications, and likely won’t be for some time. Speaking on June 4, Porter spoke about AI and DoD apps, and made it clear that the best way to take advantage of AI is to put significant effort into finding a problem that the technology can really … 2019-06-13 19:20:38+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.7879, Raw Interest Score: 1.5636, Positive Sentiment: 0.4369, Negative Sentiment 0.2529

BlackRock Looks to Five ‘Megatrends’ to Expand Its ETF Business

By Rachel Evans (Bloomberg) — BlackRock Inc. is tired of the conversation about cost. The world’s largest asset manager, which runs some of the cheapest investment products available, plans to place a greater focus on the quality of the engineering, construction and management of its funds going forward, according to Armando Senra, who recently took over as head of the firm’s exchange-traded fund business for the U.S., Canada and Latin America… 2019-06-14 14:11:51+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.5368, Raw Interest Score: 1.4518, Positive Sentiment: 0.0854, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Developing a Functional Data Governance Framework

Business Review reports 92 percent of executives say their Big Data and AI investments are accelerating, and 88 percent talk about a greater urgency to invest in Big Data and AI. In order for AI and machine learning to be successful, Data Governance must also be a success. Data Governance remains elusive to the 87 percent of businesses which, according to Gartner, have lower levels of Business Intelligence. Recent news has also suggested a need to improve Data Governance processes. Data breaches continue to affect customers and the impacts are quite broad, as an organization’s customers (including banks, un… 2019-06-11 07:35:00+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.4683, Raw Interest Score: 2.1266, Positive Sentiment: 0.2733, Negative Sentiment 0.2495

NXP Premieres EdgeVerse Platform Brand to Support its Edge Compute Portfolio

According to a recent press release, “At NXP Connects exhibition and user conference this week, NXP Semiconductors N.V. will launch its EdgeVerse platform brand that elevates and reflects the company’s rapidly expanding portfolio of scalable and secure edge computing solutions. EdgeVerse platform captures one of the world’s most comprehensive edge computing portfolios under a common brand platform. Edge computing is a distributed computing paradi… 2019-06-14 07:05:42+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.4521, Raw Interest Score: 2.1405, Positive Sentiment: 0.1647, Negative Sentiment 0.0549

5 ways artificial intelligence will affect SEO

Artificial intelligence is not just about science-fiction and robots anymore. In today’s digital landscape, artificial intelligence technology is pervading and reshaping various industries in the form of self-driving cars, chatbots, & smart devices and digital marketing is no exception. The Search engine optimization medium has faced innumerable fundamental strategic changes over the years, due to revolutionary new intelligent algorithms and ever… 2019-06-17 09:30:22+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.4362, Raw Interest Score: 1.5590, Positive Sentiment: 0.3508, Negative Sentiment 0.1039

Here’s How To Implement Manufacturing Analytics Today

Big data is everywhere, and it’s finding its way into a multitude of industries and applications. One of the most fascinating big data industries is manufacturing. In an environment of fast-paced production and competitive markets, big data helps companies rise to the top and stay efficient and relevant. Manufacturing innovation has long been an integral piece of our economic success, and it seems that b… 2019-06-11 07:30:48+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.4006, Raw Interest Score: 1.8626, Positive Sentiment: 0.4515, Negative Sentiment 0.1975

IPO Roundup: Traders cash in on Fiverr; Mohawk Group struggles post-IPO

Fiverr International Ltd (NYSE:FVRR) has lost some ground a day after its high-octane IPO. The digital marketplace for freelance work priced at $21 and opened at $26. By the end of its first day of trading, its share price had climbed all the way to $39.90. Fiverr is a Tel Aviv-based company that connects employers with freelance employees for voice over work, design, translation and more. On Friday, traders are cashing in some of those early g… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.3994, Raw Interest Score: 1.7013, Positive Sentiment: 0.0945, Negative Sentiment 0.0945

How retargeting algorithms help in web personalization

A major part of business in the CRO industry lies in understanding and processing large amounts of data. A massive sector which is heavily impacting this business sphere is web personalization. Web personalization, per definition, is everything done in order to present the right content at the right time to the right user. In order to better understand this technology, we should analyze its algorithmic exploitation features. And identify how web … 2019-06-11 12:48:08+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.2829, Raw Interest Score: 1.2753, Positive Sentiment: 0.1116, Negative Sentiment 0.1435

The Insights Beat: Save Your Data Strategy From A Nosedive

(Jeremy Vale and Paolo Santamaria contributed to this post.) This month’s Insights Beat focuses on the latest research in our insights-driven playbook; showcases multiple data, analytics, and machine-learning vendor evaluations; and shines a light on B2B analytics techniques. Is Your Data Strategy Lacking? Time To Sound The Alarm In order to compete in the age of the customer, your data strategy must be top-flight. The vast majority of firms c… 2019-06-12 16:50:38-04:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.2542, Raw Interest Score: 1.6845, Positive Sentiment: 0.0766, Negative Sentiment 0.1149

Digitalization Q&A: Sadia Halim, BNP Paribas

Markets Media recently caught up with Sadia Halim, Global Head of Digital Innovation & Transformation, FIC at BNP Paribas to discuss the challenges of digitalization in financial services. If you had to grade Wall Street compared to other industry verticals regarding digital transformation, which grade would you give it? Digital transformation is a priority across the financial industry and is consistently highlighted by top management of Wall … 2019-06-11 13:30:32+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.2284, Raw Interest Score: 1.7048, Positive Sentiment: 0.4262, Negative Sentiment 0.2664

Nordic banks to cut compliance staff in favour of robots

o of the Nordics’ biggest banks, Nordea and Danske Bank, expect to significantly reduce the number of staff employed in its compliance and financial crime departments and instead turn to robotics and artificial intelligence. The comments, which were reported by Bloomberg, follow a recent hiring spree by both banks which has added hundreds to their respective compliance departments. However, both Nordea and Danske, have said that the additional headcount will be temporary and will be sizeably reduced due to the greater use of robotics and AI technology. Nordea’s head of financial crime prevention, Mikael Bjertrup, … 2019-06-17 10:58:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.1861, Raw Interest Score: 1.5306, Positive Sentiment: 0.2551, Negative Sentiment 0.3401

Alteryx Launches Assisted Modeling Beta

Alteryx has introduced Assisted Modeling, an interactive guide built into the Alteryx Platform to walk users through the creation of machine learning models. According to Alteryx, data-driven companies recognize the need for machine learning to succeed in business transformation, but struggle to advance analytic journeys as they continue to rely on data scientists and trained statisticians to build and apply advanced models. With the introducti… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.0919, Raw Interest Score: 1.9215, Positive Sentiment: 0.4088, Negative Sentiment 0.0818

Mike Bagguley, Former Barclays International COO & Financial Trading Industry Leader, Backs Inforalgo with Investment & Board Role

The prestigious appointment to the senior management team will further enhance Inforalgo’s ability to capitalise on growing momentum around its smart data solutions for Capital Markets London, UK – June 10th, 2019 – Inforalgo, the Capital Markets data automation specialist, has announced that Mike Bagguley, formerly COO at Barclays International and a respected financial investment industry leader, has invested in the firm and joins as a board… 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.0696, Raw Interest Score: 1.8462, Positive Sentiment: 0.3419, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Danger As Interest Rates NO LONGER A MEASURE OF SYSTEMIC RISK!

First let’s jump right into this chart here, which Zhedge posted this week and one we mocked up a bit to paint a clear and precise question, that is, who is right, equities or bonds? If the correlation in May wasn’t obvious, it is now, with quite a large negative divergence: What is driving this divergence? The market sentiment has changed quite dramatically as investors are banking on the FED’s reversal of hiking course and now will embark on a… 2019-06-14 19:42:47+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 3.0177, Raw Interest Score: 1.3773, Positive Sentiment: 0.1109, Negative Sentiment 0.2958

For Better or Worse, AI is “Eating” Data Centers

Click to learn more about author Samuel Bocetta. Days after the highly-anticipated Wall Street debut of Uber Technologies, technology and finance analysts were still trying to determine what went wrong with the initial public offering. On IPO day, Uber shares failed to capture the attention of institutional investors; instead of reaching the $49 price target, Uber stock closed below $42, and the subsequent trading days were equally terrible. G… 2019-06-14 07:35:36+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.9820, Raw Interest Score: 1.4664, Positive Sentiment: 0.3730, Negative Sentiment 0.2573

Little Coordination, Even Less Hunting: External Data Remains Safe In The Wild

A few days ago, I delivered a Forrester webinar on external data: why you need it, how best to find it, and how to effectively buy it. Take a look at the replay: WEBINAR: Think You’re Doing Data Sourcing Right? Think Again The premise of the research (and the webinar) is as follows: Decision makers know they need to be insights-driven to create differentiation and competitive advantage. They know their own internal data isn’t enough. In today’s… 2019-06-13 06:53:37-04:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.8864, Raw Interest Score: 1.3642, Positive Sentiment: 0.2274, Negative Sentiment 0.0379

Bringing AI to Business Users With Microsoft Power Platform, Acquisitions of Tableau by Salesforce, Looker by Google

ing data more available to business users, especially for applications such as dashboards incorporating visualization tools that tap into AI intelligence. Abstracting away the complexity of building machine learning models, is the aim of Microsoft with its Power Platform announcements made on June 11. The company tried to bring low-code simplicity to building applications last year when it announced PowerApps. Now it believes by combining PowerApps with Microsoft Flow and its new AI Builder tool, it can allow folks building apps with PowerApps to add a layer of intelligence very quickly, as reported in Tech… 2019-06-13 19:45:02+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.8841, Raw Interest Score: 1.7206, Positive Sentiment: 0.1324, Negative Sentiment 0.0945

Serverless SQL Engine Targets Cloud Analytics

Qubole Inc., the cloud analytics vendor, has added a serverless engine to its platform aimed at simplifying complex tasks like creating data pipelines and server clusters used to scale analytics workloads in the cloud. Qubole said this week its Quantum serverless engine enables data analysts to query data up to the petabyte scale via standard SQL. The engine eliminates the need to configure and manage infrastructure. Along with accelerating anal… 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.8342, Raw Interest Score: 1.5588, Positive Sentiment: 0.1417, Negative Sentiment 0.0472

Key factors to consider when selecting a Digital Banking Vendor

Over the past few years, the banking customer journey has been re-engineered courtesy of the rapidly advancing technology landscape. With this, banking incumbents have had several dimensions of change running in parallel. Customers today have been accustomed to increasingly digital experiences across several facets of their daily life, and hence they have come to expect a frictionless experience all around – especially in their banking and financ… 2019-06-11 02:27:49 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.8285, Raw Interest Score: 1.6651, Positive Sentiment: 0.3309, Negative Sentiment 0.1281

Implementing Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodel

Implementing Mixed Membership Stochastic Blockmodel Saumya Shah Blocked Unblock Follow Following Jun 16 MMSB: A probabilistic model useful for learning the structure of a graph. Code written in Julia can be found here (Jupyter notebook with the plots and outputs) or here (.jl file). From social networks to protein interactions, graphs have become ubiquitous. Hello! My name is Saumya Shah. This is an article describing the implementation of t… 2019-06-16 12:42:40.376000+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.7885, Raw Interest Score: 1.2751, Positive Sentiment: 0.0531, Negative Sentiment 0.0531

Beware of Plato’s Data Cave, a Key Takeaway from AI in Commerce Business Breakfast

Global e-commerce is among the fastest growing industries globally, experiencing 18% growth in 2018. Worldwide, consumers purchased $2.86 trillion worth of e-goods in 2018, compared to $2.43 trillion in 2017. Because digital commerce is data-driven, the industry is ripe territory for AI. However, lack of knowledge and uncertainty remain the most prominent obstacles to this technology gaining a stronger foothold. To address these obstacles, deeps… 2019-06-13 19:00:57+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.7490, Raw Interest Score: 1.3043, Positive Sentiment: 0.3382, Negative Sentiment 0.3140

A Hands-On Introduction To Visualizing Data with Pandas

The ability to visualize data is a powerful skill in the world of Business Intelligence. BI is the intelligence that is derived by analysing and studying a huge amount of data, and tabular data is just not enough to represent that intelligence. Graphs, plots and diagrams do a lot more than what pieces of texts or numbers can. If you are a Data Scientist or someone who is just starting the journey, then there is no need to explain the importance a… 2019-06-14 13:29:27+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.7250, Raw Interest Score: 1.3625, Positive Sentiment: 0.1032, Negative Sentiment 0.2271

One of Google’s former top investors has a new $175 million fund for tech companies solving society’s biggest problems

Google Capital co-founder Scott Tierney is launching a new $175 million investment fund with hopes of using technology to fix societal issues, some of which have been amplified by technology. Under his venture firm Valo Ventures, which also includes partners Mona EINaggar and Julia Brady, the new fund focuses on trends including user rights, autonomy and the future of work. It’s the firm’s first fund since Valo’s launch last year. The fund comes… 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.7221, Raw Interest Score: 1.4750, Positive Sentiment: 0.3782, Negative Sentiment 0.1513

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. Weighted Interest Score: 2.6801, Raw Interest Score: 1.6779, Positive Sentiment: 0.2517, Negative Sentiment 0.1678

Overcoming Data Integration and Governance Challenges

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, especially with new regulations. To h… 2019-06-27 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.5664, Raw Interest Score: 1.9469, Positive Sentiment: 0.1770, Negative Sentiment 0.5310

DTCC’S Wotton: Problems persist around trade data and national interpretation

Issues remain in the interpretation of reported trade data, according to Val Wotton, managing director, head of derivatives product and strategy at DTCC. “I think from a reporting standpoint the main challenges are around consistency of data and how the data element is being interpreted in each jurisdiction, what does each data field mean, how do you move to a global taxonomy product standardization which would then allow people to be able to co… 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.5588, Raw Interest Score: 1.4706, Positive Sentiment: 0.0882, Negative Sentiment 0.0882

ACS Announces Khimji Vaghjiani as Head of Growth at Harbour City Labs

ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, has appointed Dr Khimji Vaghjiani Head of Growth at Harbour City Labs. Owned and operated by ACS, Harbour City Labs offers an innovative and collaborative co-working space for Australian start-ups. Vaghjiani brings 30 years of experience in innovation and entrepreneurship to his new role, having worked across banking, telecommunications, defence, manufacturing, research and developmen… 2019-06-14 09:18:41+10:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.5397, Raw Interest Score: 1.2698, Positive Sentiment: 0.8466, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Google’s Evolved Transformer achieves state-of-the-art performance in translation tasks

The Transformer, a type of AI architecture introduced in a 2017 paper (“Attention Is All You Need“) coauthored by scientists at Google, excels at writing prose and product reviews, synthesizing voices, and crafting harmonies in the style of classical composers. But a team of Google researchers believed it could be taken a step further with AutoML, a technique in which a “controller” system identifies a “child” architecture that can then be tailor… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.5300, Raw Interest Score: 1.4574, Positive Sentiment: 0.3068, Negative Sentiment 0.1023

10 Most Common SQL Questions & Answers You Must Know For Your Next Interview

SQL, is an important tool in any data scientist’s arsenal. Good knowledge of SQL is required for seamless workflow management in a data science role. Owing to the importance of SQL in a traditional data science role, it is one of the most important things to brush up on before going in for an interview. Questions can range from basic concepts such as an explanation of what RDBMS is to the difference between various functions in the software. SQL can be used to get data from a live database. For example, if a database is used in product… 2019-06-17 06:50:30+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.4964, Raw Interest Score: 1.4324, Positive Sentiment: 0.2865, Negative Sentiment 0.1023

IPO Roundup: AI cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike flourishes in public debut

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:CRWD) is off to a blistering start as a publicly traded entity. The cybersecurity company raised $612 million after pricing its 18 million shares at $34 per share Tuesday night, well ahead of its expected range between $28 and $30. Investors took the baton and ran with it, opening trading at $63.50. CrowdStrike is a cloud-based cybersecurity company founded in 2011 based in Sunnyvale, California. Its CrowdStrike… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.4927, Raw Interest Score: 1.4684, Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.2937

How To Use Data Analytics To Launch A Sustainable Technology Business

Sustainability is a major concern for many businesses. You probably wouldn’t think that data analytics would be the core solution. Many people believe that the fields of big data and green business have little overlap. However, big data could actually be a wonderful solution for many sustainability problems. People that know me are aware that I have a blog on sustainability, as well as Smart Data Collective. They are often surprised that I could focus on both, since the two things seem so differe… 2019-06-10 17:55:35+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.4675, Raw Interest Score: 1.4805, Positive Sentiment: 0.2338, Negative Sentiment 0.1558

GFT achieves Data Analytics Partner Specialization status in the Google Cloud Partner Program

– Google Cloud recognizes GFT’s technical proficiency and proven success in data analytics – This demonstrates GFT’s expertise and success in building customer solutions in the data analytics field using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technology – GCP’s Data Analytics Specialization helps customers identify the most competent partners to accelerate their cloud journey, specifically around business critical data analytics initiatives New York, June 12, 2019 – GFT, a global IT engi… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.4561, Raw Interest Score: 1.6140, Positive Sentiment: 0.7368, Negative Sentiment 0.0702

Douugh set to be first neobank to list on the ASX

“But we’ve always wanted to stay in Australia and we think there’s deeper capital pools [in the listed market].” The announcement of Douugh’s listing plans comes as European neobank Revolut scored approval from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission to use its European electronic money licence to support a beta launch in Australia last Thursday and offer a pre-paid transaction account, but it does not intend to take deposits. Unli… 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.4553, Raw Interest Score: 1.2987, Positive Sentiment: 0.1404, Negative Sentiment 0.1755

A new robot can now identify objects by touch

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have had a breakthrough in giving a robot the human-like ability to determine what an object looks like just by touching it, as well as predict what an object will feel like just by looking at it, reports Engadget . The researchers accomplished this by adding a tactile sensor called GelSight to a KUKA robot arm and then fed the information collected by the tactile sensor to th… 2019-06-17 06:09:11 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.4406, Raw Interest Score: 1.6502, Positive Sentiment: 0.3300, Negative Sentiment 0.1320

What a $20 billion week signals for data and analytics

When $20 billion gets spent to acquire two companies in the same market segment within a few days, you don’t have to be James Holzhauser to see that a fundamental market shift is upon us. This is what we saw this past week with Google’s acquisition of Looker for $2.6 billion, followed by Salesforce’s $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau. Not only are these objectively big purchase prices, but they rank as the biggest for both Google Cloud Platfo… 2019-06-16 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.3930, Raw Interest Score: 1.4202, Positive Sentiment: 0.2029, Negative Sentiment 0.0203

Fenergo partners with TUNG-I Information Services, enters Taiwanese market

(CLM) solutions for financial institutions announced its entry into the Taiwanese market through a partnership with TUNG-I Information Services (TUNG-I), a Taiwanese provider of solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) in information security, private cloud implementation, smart retail and finance. As an exclusive CLM partner, Fenergo will provide TUNG-I’s current and prospective Taiwanese clients access to cutting edge Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) capabilities, further strengthening the company’s offering. To ensure a seamless client experience, TUNG-I will provide local sup… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.3896, Raw Interest Score: 1.6397, Positive Sentiment: 0.2733, Negative Sentiment 0.0911

The AI behind CommBank’s New Digital Push

Each day the Commonwealth Bank of Australia analyses 1.8 billion data points through its automated decisioning technology. The AI powered “brain” allows the bank to alert customers to potential fees and benefits they may be entitled to, among other services and sales use cases. CBA has said the missed fee revenue will likely cost it $400 million. The strategy and a multibillion dollar investment in digital technology is part of an effort to rebu… 2019-06-17 00:15:35+10:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.3813, Raw Interest Score: 1.2291, Positive Sentiment: 0.0615, Negative Sentiment 0.2305

University of Oxford Spin-out Mind Foundry Launches Machine Learning Platform

According to a recent press release, “Mind Foundry, a technology spin-out from the University of Oxford’s Machine Learning Research Group (MLRG), today announced the commercial launch of a revolutionary humanised machine learning platform. For the first time the new cloud-based platform allows anyone, of any technical ability and in any size of organisation, to swiftly unlock the full value of ever increasing volumes of data to make decisions on complex business issues without the need for data scientists. The platfo… 2019-06-17 07:15:14+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.3567, Raw Interest Score: 1.6694, Positive Sentiment: 0.3231, Negative Sentiment 0.1616

ML Ecosystem Gets Mature With The Release Of PyTorch Hub

The rate at which machine learning enhancements get published has increased over the past couple of years. There are significant models like BERT for NLP tasks which are difficult to reproduce. While many of these publications are accompanied by code as well as trained models which is helpful but still leaves a number of steps for users to figure out for themselves. There are sources like papers with the code to help developers … 2019-06-13 12:53:31+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.3273, Raw Interest Score: 1.4126, Positive Sentiment: 0.2726, Negative Sentiment 0.0743

Recent Acquisitions by Google, Salesforce, and Intel Seem a Little Desperate — The Motley Fool

Woody Allen once said a relationship is like a shark: It has to constantly move forward or it dies. It appears the same mentality applies in the world of tech stocks: If you’re not growing, you’re dying. Yet when successful tech companies become big enough, it becomes harder to grow, and many tech companies turn to mergers and acquisitions to achieve growth targets and fend off competition… but it usually comes at a price. In the past couple w… 2019-06-16 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.2634, Raw Interest Score: 1.2423, Positive Sentiment: 0.2383, Negative Sentiment 0.1532

ProBeat: Google finally admits single camera defeat with Pixel 4

New Pixel phones always leak long before they are announced in October. Last year, the Pixel 3 leaked more than any flagship in recent memory. So this time, after the first Pixel 4 leaks began, Google tweeted an official image of the Pixel 4’s back. “Well, since there seems to be some interest, here you go! Wait ’til you see what it can do. #Pixel4” the Pixel team wrote. It’s a bizarre move for a few reasons. Google didn’t just confirm the Pixel… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.2548, Raw Interest Score: 1.2420, Positive Sentiment: 0.1129, Negative Sentiment 0.0376

Game-Changing Technologies For Today’s Data Scene

While change has always been a part of the database credo, the growing emphasis on data-driven decision making in today’s economy has resulted in a dizzying plethora of technologies and methodologies entering the market. The number and scope of game-changing technologies are too numerous to mention, and one thing is certain: Database management will never be the same. We have identified some of the most promising technology initiatives, based on … 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.2507, Raw Interest Score: 1.3233, Positive Sentiment: 0.2568, Negative Sentiment 0.2963

MIT CSAIL’s AI can visualize objects using touch

Robots that can learn to see by touch are within reach, claim researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Really. In a newly published paper that’ll be presented next week at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Long Beach, California, they describe an AI system capable of generating visual representations of objects from tactile signals, and of predicting tactility from snippets of visual data. “By looking at the scene, our model can imagine the feeling of touchi… 2019-06-16 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.1590, Raw Interest Score: 1.4735, Positive Sentiment: 0.1637, Negative Sentiment 0.1965

Huawei is reportedly working on self-driving cars

Huawei is reportedly developing self-driving cars in partnership with various automakers as part of a push into artificial intelligence. The Chinese tech giant is providing AI software to a number of notable carmakers including Volkswagen’s Audi and China’s GAC Group, an executive at the company told the Financial Times. Two other Chinese firms, Beijing New Energy Automobile and Changan Automobile, are also collaborating with the company, the newspaper reported. Dang Wenshuan, Huawei’s chief strategy architect, told the newspa… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.1478, Raw Interest Score: 0.9450, Positive Sentiment: 0.2577, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Cybersecurity Jobs Look Promising in Finance IT

The tide may be turning for banking technology jobs. After long years of increasing investment, there are growing signs that banks are subjecting their technology budgets to the sort of vigilance applied to other areas of the business. However one category of technology spend appears impervious to the scrutiny: cybersecurity. When he spoke this week at Bernstein’s strategy decision-makers conference, Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat said Citi spends a … 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.1096, Raw Interest Score: 1.3950, Positive Sentiment: 0.0340, Negative Sentiment 0.2042

How To Run Jupyter Notebooks in the Cloud

How To Run Jupyter Notebooks in the Cloud Focusing on data science instead of DevOps Lukas Frei Blocked Unblock Follow Following Jun 16 Introduction When starting out in data science, DevOps tasks are the last thing you should be worrying about. Trying to master all (or most) aspects of data science requires a tremendous amount of time and practice. Nevertheless, if you should happen to attend a boot camp or some other type of school, it is very likely that y… 2019-06-16 22:18:21.705000+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0937, Raw Interest Score: 1.0841, Positive Sentiment: 0.2051, Negative Sentiment 0.1904

Tech-First Bank Has Zero Tolerance For Customer Pain Points

0 shares LinkedIn Tweet Share Email Print For all the talk about eliminating the pain points in banking, an awful lot of pain seems to remain, despite a long list of technologies set to usher in a new age of smart, convenient banking. Many banks and credit unions remain bound up in traditional approaches and legacy systems, captives to their own histories and investments in old tech. What would a painless banking experience look like? New Y… 2019-06-17 00:02:10+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0901, Raw Interest Score: 1.3360, Positive Sentiment: 0.1272, Negative Sentiment 0.0909

Call Traders Just Won Big With This Outperforming Data Stock

Below, we’ll explain how this options trade hit its expected target, leaving speculators with a big win. When we initially recommended the call to subscribers in our May 19 email, the shares of the data analytics firm had outperformed over the long run. The stock had just bounced from double-barreled support at its 40-day moving average and $85 price point, the latter of which represented the stock’s takeoff point for its early May rally, suggesting an ideal an entry point for options bulls. Additionally, there were large chunks of call open interest at the 90 and 100 strikes that were set to expire in t… 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0805, Raw Interest Score: 1.4735, Positive Sentiment: 0.2679, Negative Sentiment 0.0670

Can Bots Increase Sales of Your eCommerce?

Artificial Intelligence is on the rise on social media, for websites and eCommerce. But is it the right implementation for webshops or just a waste of time and money? There are many ways to improve the performance of a website and sometimes it can be hard to keep up to date with everything. There might be a hype around a tool to increase the search engine performance today and an uprising social media platform that is … 2019-06-14 17:02:23 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0330, Raw Interest Score: 1.1129, Positive Sentiment: 0.2544, Negative Sentiment 0.3180

Salesforce to Buy Tableau for $15.3 Billion in Data Push

By Giles Turner and Yueqi Yang (Bloomberg) — Salesforce.com Inc., which makes America’s dominant sales-tracking software, agreed to buy Tableau Software Inc. in an all-stock deal valued at $15.3 billion that it said will help give customers more ways to analyze data. The takeover will mark Salesforce’s largest deal to date, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Co-Chief Executive Officers Marc Benioff and Keith Block have been chasing new m… 2019-06-10 16:36:51+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0323, Raw Interest Score: 1.3234, Positive Sentiment: 0.3551, Negative Sentiment 0.0968

Hadoop Struggles and BI Deals: What’s Going On?

The news hasn’t been good in the Hadoop world over the past two weeks, with MapR and Cloudera both revealing themselves to be in bad straits. Meanwhile, the market for BI tools suddenly surged, with Tableau, Looker, and ZoomData all getting snapped up. So what’s driving this sudden flurry of activity? First, let’s start with Apache Hadoop. The Hadoop community has been struggling for some time, even before Cloudera agreed to acquire rival Horton… 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0205, Raw Interest Score: 1.3249, Positive Sentiment: 0.1215, Negative Sentiment 0.1877

Artificial Intelligence-Enhanced Journalism Offers A Glimpse Of The Future Of The Knowledge Economy

Much as robots have transformed entire swaths of the manufacturing economy, artificial intelligence and automation are now changing information work, letting humans offload cognitive labor to computers. In journalism, for instance, data mining systems alert reporters to potential news stories, while newsbots offer new ways for audiences to explore information. Automated writing systems generate financial, sports and elections coverage. A common question as these intelligent technologies infilt… 2019-06-13 01:33:53-04:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 2.0158, Raw Interest Score: 1.0162, Positive Sentiment: 0.1882, Negative Sentiment 0.1255

Great Cloud Migration Opens Data Opportunities

We’re in the midst of a massive cloud migration at the moment, as companies look to take advantage of the scalability and simplicity of storing and processing data in the cloud. But connecting the dots between on-premise data sources and AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure repositories is easier said than done. That’s also where a handful of vendors, from Attunity to WANDisco, are looking to make their mark. Attunity‘s specialty is change data capture … 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.9961, Raw Interest Score: 1.2546, Positive Sentiment: 0.0884, Negative Sentiment 0.1060

Technology key to stop consumers leaving before the checkout

We continue to live through a period of significant economic and political uncertainty and that is putting extra pressure on organisations to make more efficient and effective decisions. Acquiring a more sophisticated view of our customers behaviour and the markets we serve is critical, if we are going to survive and thrive in these unpredictable times. Customer retention is one key element of this challenge. People no longer expect, but demand … 2019-06-11 12:54:58 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.9495, Raw Interest Score: 1.1520, Positive Sentiment: 0.2240, Negative Sentiment 0.2560

thyssenkrupp Materials Services ‘keeps calm and carries on’ – with its new ‘alfred’ AI solution to optimize its logistics network

Alfred Krupp founded his company in 1811. Now, over 200 years later, he is the namesake and inspiration for an artificial intelligence solution built by thyssenkrupp Materials Services (tkMX), one of Germany-based thyssenkrupp AG’s strategic business areas – and the largest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The “alfred” AI solution, powered by Microsoft Azure, helps the company analyze and process more than two million orders per year and better serve its 250,000 global customers. Though alfred h… 2019-06-13 02:56:23+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.9321, Raw Interest Score: 1.0218, Positive Sentiment: 0.2810, Negative Sentiment 0.1873

5 ways data science can help you work smarter, not harder

enables our communication. As it does these things, of course, it generates a vast quantity of data: rich, complex, wide-reaching data on everything from the money we spend to the websites we visit. Data science is the practice of drawing from this immense pool of raw data to reach logical conclusions and generate predictions, parsing and processing it to solve problems that could never be handled without such in-depth insight. Throughout recent years, data science has gone from a technical curiosity for most to a standard focus of the business world. Why have so many individuals and businesses invested… 2019-06-12 13:13:46+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8785, Raw Interest Score: 1.2037, Positive Sentiment: 0.3283, Negative Sentiment 0.1824

Entering the New World of Database Technologies

From the rise of cloud computing, machine learning and automation, to the impact of growing real-time and self-service demands, the world of database management continues to evolve. Download this special report to stay on top of new technologies and best practices. 2019-06-13 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8727, Raw Interest Score: 2.2642, Positive Sentiment: 0.3774, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

4 Gaming Applications Predicated On Fascinating Big Data Technology

Big data is changing the future of gaming. Dataiku’s Pierre Gutierrez presented a compelling analysis of the role of data analytics in gaming in his piece A Flood Of Gaming Analytics Data With No End In Sight. Some of the ways that data analytics has changed the gaming industry are not noticeable to the average gamer. They don’t directly see the impact, but data is changing the gaming experience in many … 2019-06-14 19:04:43+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8664, Raw Interest Score: 1.0369, Positive Sentiment: 0.5760, Negative Sentiment 0.0691

Adobe Unveils AI-Powered Technology Previews in Adobe Experience Cloud

According to a recent press release, “Rising expectations and competition for the empowered consumer force brands to have purpose with each customer interaction; the need for an exceptional experience drives the need for the best customer-centric capabilities available. But often the best tools aren’t immediately available to brands, as they are stuck in the labs behind cumbersome and lengthy product development cycles – waiting to come to life f… 2019-06-17 07:05:17+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8663, Raw Interest Score: 1.0856, Positive Sentiment: 0.4222, Negative Sentiment 0.1809

Oracle Releases New Exadata X8 to Supercharge Performance

Oracle has announced the Oracle Exadata Database Machine X8 which features hardware and software enhancements, including AI and machine learning capabilities, to supercharge performance. Exadata is the foundation for the Oracle Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud Applications. With Exadata X8, Oracle introduces new machine-learning capabilities, including Automatic Indexing, which continuously learns and tunes the database as usage patterns ch… 2019-06-12 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8497, Raw Interest Score: 1.1422, Positive Sentiment: 0.3151, Negative Sentiment 0.0788

Nvidia will support Arm hardware for high-performance computing

At the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Frankfurt, Germany this week, Santa Clara-based chipmaker Nvidia announced that it will support processors architected by British semiconductor design company Arm. Nvidia anticipates that the partnership will pave the way for supercomputers capable of “exascale” performance — in other words, of completing at least a quintillion floating point computations (“flops”) per second, where a flop e… 2019-06-17 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8457, Raw Interest Score: 1.0551, Positive Sentiment: 0.1154, Negative Sentiment 0.0495

Meet the Data Privacy Challenge: Creating a Culture of Responsibility

Google’s stiff fine for non-compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has demonstrated the potential impact on a company’s bottom line in a way that has made GDPR a topic of discussion in many corporate boardrooms. Yet, a recent study by IT Governance revealed that only 29% of European-based organizations are GDPR-compliant. It has been speculated that the situation is even worse in the U.S., where the passage of the Cali… 2019-06-10 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8336, Raw Interest Score: 1.0964, Positive Sentiment: 0.2093, Negative Sentiment 0.3389

Tales of A Common Vocabulary, Data Quality, and Machine Learning, Oh My!

Order in the court! Order in the court! The case being heard is a serious one. The defendant—the Chief Data Architect of VeraVisionFake Inc.—is accused of having ignored the need to establish a valid and sound common data vocabulary in her organization. She is up against The Common Vocabulary Value regulatory agency, whose mission is to make sure that organizations have defined at least a minimum common vocabulary—shared terms and definitions th… 2019-06-12 07:35:29+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.8014, Raw Interest Score: 1.1843, Positive Sentiment: 0.2126, Negative Sentiment 0.5314

Calculating performance and questions to ask potential providers

Transaction vs holdings-based performance calculations It’s important for your firm to know the pros and cons of each method. Whilst both methods provide inputs to analysis providing a breakdown of the returns, enabling the effectiveness of various investment strategies to be evaluated and explained, it is important to understand that the latter is limited in accuracy and granularity – although is less demanding in terms of data requirements. … 2019-06-17 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.7391, Raw Interest Score: 1.1089, Positive Sentiment: 0.2246, Negative Sentiment 0.1684

UPDATED: Benioff strikes again as Salesforce buys Tableau for $US15.3B

$15.3 billion on data visualisation business Tableau. That’s more than two and a half times what it paid for Mulesoft. The news comes just days after Google revealed it would pay $2.6B for Looker, a big data business. While analysts said the move was not unexpected, they cautioned customers both on product overlap and on the impact of Tableau’s loss of independence. And the deal is consistent with its track record of writing very large checks once it decided it needs to grab territory in a strategic market, as its $2.5B purchase of ExactTarget demonstrated in 2013 when it’s rolled the dice on marke… 2019-06-11 06:42:31+10:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.6736, Raw Interest Score: 1.0983, Positive Sentiment: 0.1831, Negative Sentiment 0.1569

Code free Data Science with Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio

Preparing the data Now that you have a “good” understanding of your data it’s time to prepare it for machine learning. For this data-set, we don’t need to do much preprocessing. The only significant thing we will do to increase the accuracy of our model is to transform categorical features to one-hot encoded features. Because Azure ML Studio thinks that our categorical columns are numeric we first need to change their type to categorical using… 2019-06-16 22:14:26.315000+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.6721, Raw Interest Score: 1.0799, Positive Sentiment: 0.1080, Negative Sentiment 0.0540

Boro, which helps young borrowers secure loans, raises $6M Series A

Shutterstock To take out loans, you need good credit. But in order to get good credit, you need to take out loans. This paradox makes it hard for first-time borrowers to secure their first loan or credit card without getting taken advantage of by lenders. Boro is trying to make getting that first loan easier, and it just closed a $6 million Series A to do so. Boro is an online lending platform that specializes in providing loans to college st… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.5977, Raw Interest Score: 0.9455, Positive Sentiment: 0.4364, Negative Sentiment 0.1455

Companies can stay ahead in the talent war by recruiting from within, says this LinkedIn VP

According to a recent study from the Wharton School of Business, companies today fill less than one-third of open positions with internal candidates. That wasn’t always the case. During the postwar era, companies filled 90% of jobs with existing employees. But unemployment rates are at historic lows, and there are more jobs open than candidates looking for those jobs. As a result, companies may have no choice but to start turning inward in their… 2019-06-14 13:00:57 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.5847, Raw Interest Score: 1.1377, Positive Sentiment: 0.1219, Negative Sentiment 0.0813

Is Big Data Helping To Solve Problems With Digital Calendars?

Big data is changing our lives in many ways. Some of the ways data impacts us are much more subtle than others. One example is with digital calendars. A number of new data algorithms are being used to make digital calendars more effective. Big data is so important for event planning and preparation. A growing number of companies are using big data to plan their events more effectively. But big data can help with creating better schedules in your… 2019-06-14 19:07:18+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.5622, Raw Interest Score: 0.9086, Positive Sentiment: 0.3634, Negative Sentiment 0.1272

10 visual examples of artificial intelligence at its best

Are you wondering what artificial intelligence is and what it looks like today? Look at self-driven cars. They used to be nothing but a part of all sci-fi enthusiasts’ imagination. And now they’re on the roads of most 1st world countries. Even activities like booking appointments, troubleshooting, customer care and supply chain management can now be done by machines. There have been drones developed that can deliver orders and robots that perfor… 2019-06-10 11:43:00+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.5488, Raw Interest Score: 1.1205, Positive Sentiment: 0.2069, Negative Sentiment 0.1724

AI For Video Editing Software: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

Video is one of the many technologies that is being shaped by new developments in artificial intelligence. Some of the changes artificial intelligence has brought are spooky, to say the least. However, the vast majority of the changes are going to have wonderful implications for video technologists and society as a whole. Overall, we are excited about the implications of artificial intelligence for video. Adobe recently made some impressive adva… 2019-06-14 20:01:06+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.4562, Raw Interest Score: 1.1494, Positive Sentiment: 0.3135, Negative Sentiment 0.3344

This neural network detects whether faces have been Photoshopped – TechCrunch

Using Photoshop and other image manipulation software to tweak faces in photos has become common practice, but it’s not always made clear when it’s been done. Berkeley and Adobe researchers have created a tool that not only can tell when a face has been Photoshopped, but can suggest how to undo it. Right off the bat it must be noted that this project applies only to Photoshop manipulations, and in particular those made with the “Face Aware Liqui… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.3474, Raw Interest Score: 0.8850, Positive Sentiment: 0.1686, Negative Sentiment 0.4635

4 Brilliant Ways To Use Big Data To Boost Gmail Security

Google is taking privacy more seriously these days. Last year, the Washington Post reported that they adopted some new big data security standards. Some of these standards were put into place to improve Gmail security. However, there are still a lot of measures that Gmail users themselves need to take. Big data is making it easier to keep your Gmail secure, but only if you take the right precautions. Big Data is the Fundamental Key to Gmail Security Younger Internet users might not believe it, but once upon a time, you… 2019-06-12 12:26:58+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.3383, Raw Interest Score: 0.7756, Positive Sentiment: 0.5405, Negative Sentiment 0.1175

Tips For Writing Linux Device Drivers For Big Data Environments

Linux programming is a vital skill for data developers. If you are creating applications for big data, you should familiarize yourself with the process of creating Linux device drivers. Here is the process of developing a Linux driver for your big data applications. Basic Linux Driver Development Overview Are you interested in Linux driver development? If you answered yes, then this post will help you with device driver programming. The most prominent drivers are – Block device drivers Charac… 2019-06-12 13:47:07+00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.3203, Raw Interest Score: 0.9547, Positive Sentiment: 0.2031, Negative Sentiment 0.1016

Companies are ramping up their investment in CX technology: Gartner

Three-quarters of organisations surveyed by Gartner increased customer experience (CX) technology investments in 2018. Customer analytics continues to be one of the biggest investments, with 52 per cent intending to increase funding in 2019, focusing on customer journey analysis, customer needs analysis, voice of the customer (VoC) and digital marketing. The figures are contained in Gartner’s 2019 Customer Experience Innovation Survey, which ga… 2019-06-14 09:04:12+10:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.3135, Raw Interest Score: 0.8759, Positive Sentiment: 0.2044, Negative Sentiment 0.2920

No growing pains here: 4 Chicago tech companies share how they navigated rapid growth

image via shutterstock There’s no place like home. We connected with four Chicago tech companies who have undergone rapid growth since they were founded. Despite the flurry of changes, one thing has remained constant for each organization: their commitment to Chicago. Similar to the evolution of these four organizations, Chicago’s tech scene has undergone massive change within the past decade. In April 2019 alone, Chicago tech companies raked i… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.2006, Raw Interest Score: 0.8477, Positive Sentiment: 0.4121, Negative Sentiment 0.0471

Researchers say 6G will stream human brain-caliber AI to wireless devices

As 5G networks continue to expand in cities and countries across the globe, key researchers have already started to lay the foundation for 6G deployments roughly a decade from now. This time, they say, the key selling point won’t be faster phones or wireless home internet service, but rather a range of advanced industrial and scientific applications — including wireless, real-time remote access to human brain-level AI computing. That’s one of th… 2019-06-14 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.1992, Raw Interest Score: 0.7328, Positive Sentiment: 0.2887, Negative Sentiment 0.1555

GitHub CEO Nat Friedman says Nigeria has one of the fastest growing developer communities

The Nigerian software developers’ community is a small one and, in some sense, very new too. Software developers have been around in Nigeria for years, but they’ve mostly existed as individuals or small groups connected only through informal relationships or through work. However, as a community working together, sharing code, ideas, and experiences with one other — and, once in a while, ruffling a few feathers — they haven’t been around for lo… 2019-06-17 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.1526, Raw Interest Score: 1.0293, Positive Sentiment: 0.2183, Negative Sentiment 0.0936

Oracle revoked job offers for some people in the UK, blaming a hiring freeze. Yet it says it’s both hiring and still restructuring.

Oracle’s internal reorganization is showing no signs of wrapping up four months after it started, causing lingering unease and uncertainty throughout the tech giant’s global operations. According to people Business Insider has talked to, some job offers in the UK were revoked at the last minute amid a hiring freeze that may or may not be in effect. The internal reorg began in the spring and has involved thousands of layoffs between March and thi… 2019-06-15 00:00:00 Read the full story. Weighted Interest Score: 1.0769, Raw Interest Score: 0.7495, Positive Sentiment: 0.1249, Negative Sentiment 0.3435    
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