AI & Machine Learning News. 15, July 2019

News clippings are provided algorithmically with CloudQuant’s NLP engine which seeks out articles relevant to our community.

Announcing the AI Innovation Awards winners at Transform 2019

To cap off two days of AI panels, discussions, fireside chats, and networking at Transform 2019, VentureBeat today presented the AI Innovation Awards. These awards honor emergent, compelling, and influential work in AI drawn from our daily editorial coverage. We take pride in shining a light on innovation, and the VentureBeat AI Innovation Awards, presented by Ople, give us a chance to do so in a new way.

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Positive Sentiment: 0.6090, Negative Sentiment 0.1160

CloudQuant Thoughts: Congratulations to the winners, the Bossa Nova retail inventory management AI robot looked particularly interesting, one can only assume they are going for an approximation of stock and restocking bare shelves between nightly re-stocks.

AI Weekly: Highlights from VentureBeat’s AI conference Transform

This week, VentureBeat held its largest AI conference in company history. Front and center were startups tackling compelling challenges, as well as executives from the largest AI companies in the ecosystem, like Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon.

With seven stages and more than 1,000 attendees over two days, it’s tough to convey everything that happened, but here are a few highlights.

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Positive Sentiment: 0.1944, Negative Sentiment 0.1750

CloudQuant Thoughts: VentureBeats conference proved irresistible to our news clipping algo, as the movers and shakers gave their advice for building AI teams (Get a data manager, have buy in from the top, advances in hardware and software struggling to keep up with demand, difficulty of landing a working live AI/ML system, avoiding companies with flaky AI strategies).

Why You Don’t Need AI

Talk of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is everywhere, and the rush to implement AI is unquestioned. Studies such as those by Gartner and the McKinsey Global Institute, report that over the past four years, AI implementation has grown by as much as 270 percent. And by 2022, the AI market is estimated to be valued at $6.14 billion. If that weren’t enough, the U.S. government launched the American AI Initiative in February of this year — “a concerted effort to promote and protect national AI technology and innovation” — which includes education and training opportunities to prepare the American workforce for AI. But all this talk of growth and implementation doesn’t address the one critical question every business should be asking: Is AI the right solution for my current business problems?

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Positive Sentiment: 0.2972, Negative Sentiment 0.4643

CloudQuant Thoughts: We would agree that AI and ML are not for everyone, and it would be foolish to beleive that every problem has an AI/ML solution. But everyone should at least experiment with it. The barriers to entry are getting lower with each passing week and there is nothing more exciting than birthing a pickle that can look at a hot dog and knows if it has relish or not.

Hedge funds are getting swamped by alternative data. Some want to fast-track how they buy it and focus back on trades.

Hedge funds are trading on unconventional data like satellite images and corporate air travel trackers to gain a competitive edge, but picking out useful information is getting harder as data vendors multiply. Funds like WorldQuant and Balyasny want to streamline that process.

So they set up online portals — called Data Exchange at WorldQuant and Antenna at Balyasny — to let sellers upload data and get quick feedback on what’s valuable for the f…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1248, Negative Sentiment 0.1872

CloudQuant Thoughts: There is a lot of alt data out there and only so much time to do research. Different customers have different needs and bringing together Market Data, market analysis and Alternative data in the one location where a user can test whether or not it is appropriate without signing onto multiyear contracts and navigating the extract, transform and load (ETL) for every different source is essential. Friendly White Papers which give both an overview of the data and some recommendations of the strengths can also cut research time down dramatically. Unfortunately most of the attempts we have seen so far have fallen short with insufficient assistance and low granularity market data (If President Trump tweets tonight I do not want to wait to react until tomorrows close!).

Linode Brings Commercial Grade GPUs to the Masses

Linode has launched new GPU-optimized cloud computing instances tailored specifically for developers and businesses requiring massive parallel computational power. These new GPU instances give scientists, artists, and engineers working on artificial intelligence, graphic visualization, and complex modeling a cost-competitive alternative to hyperscale cloud providers. The new instances are built on NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 GPU cards with all three major types of processing cores (CUDA, Tensor, and Real-Time Ray Tracing) available to users. These new GPU instances give scientists, artists, and engineers working on artificial intelligence, graphic visualization, and complex modeling a cost-competitive alternative to hyperscale cloud providers.
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SmartStream publishes paper highlighting the importance of managing intraday liquidity to generate revenue

SmartStream Technologies, a financial Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) solutions provider, has released a white paper informing financial institutions of the regulatory pressures imposed on intraday liquidity requirements.

This has now moved beyond reporting positions to actively managing and controlling intraday liquidity, all in an effort to reduce costs and increase profitability.

The white paper – ‘Intraday Liquidity Management: Fro…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2704, Negative Sentiment 0.1352

Accelerate AI — Now Tech: AI Consultancies In Asia Pacific, Q3 2019

om technology showcases to generating repeatable business results. But challenges remain: a prolonged time to value and a higher risk when adopting technologies new to your organization.

You can use artificial intelligence consultancies to evaluate the impact and benefits of AI, augment skills and expertise not internally available, and deploy AI-infused business solutions and services across your organization. But to realize these benefits, you’ll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors present in Asia Pacific that vary by size, breadth of service, geography, and vertical market focus.

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Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.1908

AWS AI VP: Developers drive all innovation in technology

AWS AI VP Swami Sivasubramanian : “Every innovation in technology is going to be driven by developers.”

Sivasubramanian made the statement while talking about growing demand for machine learning engineers and internal efforts at Amazon to train more employees to use machine learning. Facebook VP Jérôme Pesenti also stressed plans to make machine learning part of each employee’s job at Facebook. And earlier today, Amazon committed $700 million to upskilling its U.S. workers.

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Positive Sentiment: 0.1786, Negative Sentiment 0.0893

Raymond James Reiterates “Outperform” Rating for Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX)

Raymond James reissued their outperform rating on shares of Open Text (NASDAQ:OTEX) (TSE:OTC) in a research note issued to investors on Thursday, BayStreet.CA reports. Raymond James currently has a $48.00 target price on the software maker’s stock.

Several other brokerages have also issued reports on OTEX. Benchmark restated a buy rating and set a $48.00 price target (up from $42.00) on shares of Open Text in a research note on Thursday. BidaskC…
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Weighted Interest Score: 3.9318, Raw Interest Score: 2.1145,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0713, Negative Sentiment 0.0475

Why ASICs Are Becoming So Widely Popular For AI

After seeing the growth of the computing market, hardware manufacturers are keen to jump onto the next trend; AI compute. Existing market leaders, such as Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, and more are competing for a share of the AI pie in datacenter computing.

Even as existing hardware such as GPUs and CPUs are being programmed to be better for training algorithms, solutions are emerging that promise an order-of-magnitude improvement over existing solutions…
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Weighted Interest Score: 3.8283, Raw Interest Score: 1.3760,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1824, Negative Sentiment 0.0497

To be successful with AI, you have to start small

Years ago, founder and former Google Brain researcher Andrew Ng famously declared that artificial intelligence is the “new electricity.” In short, AI will revolutionize the way all businesses will work in the future. But as more companies race to integrate AI into their operations, many are finding that it’s not as easy as they thought it would be.

At VentureBeat’s Transform 2019 conference in San Francisco, VP of transformation Dongyan Wang explained why companies seem to fail so often and th…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2499, Negative Sentiment 0.1499

Universal mCloud brings in nearly C$23.5M gross from debenture financing to expand business

( )(OTCMKTS:MCLDF), the AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (internet of things) specialist, said Friday it had closed the final tranche of its previously announced debenture financing, raising almost C$23.5 million.

The firm announced the up to C$10 million financing in May, then on June 11 it up-sized it to C$23 million due to the scale of demand.

The group on Friday said it issued a total of 234,928 debentures at a price of C$100 each for ag…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1819, Negative Sentiment 0.0606

3 Reasons Why Investors Need to Add AI Stocks to Their Portfolio — The Motley Fool

The uses of artificial intelligence (AI) are numerous, from data analytics to driverless cars and smart digital assistants to cancer research. But as the technology is integrated into more industries, it can be difficult for investors to decipher the best way to benefit from its growth, and which AI companies to bet on.

To help you understand why the artificial intelligence market is such a big deal — and which companies are making big waves –…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3885, Negative Sentiment 0.0457

Pico to Acquire Corvil Analytics for Undisclosed Sum

Pico , a leading provider of technology services, has signed a deal to acquire Corvil, a real-time analytics and machine intelligence provider, in order to bring together a complementary fit of talent and technical capabilities and better provide a competitive advantage for customers.

The acquisition brings together two best-in-class service and product companies with a combined client base of over 400 leading banks, exchanges, asset managers, f…
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Weighted Interest Score: 3.3431, Raw Interest Score: 1.9688,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3899, Negative Sentiment 0.0585

A lack of innovation could be why investments in China’s tech firms are plunging

An investor observes the stock market at a stock exchange hall on June 29, 2018 in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province of China. VCG | Visual China Group | Getty Images

A lull in innovation is one of the major forces behind a recent plunge in venture capital (VC) investment in Chinese technology companies, according to investors who spoke to CNBC. The value of VC investment in China was $9.7 billion in the second quarter of 2019, according to financial da…
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Weighted Interest Score: 3.2010, Raw Interest Score: 1.5558,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2861, Negative Sentiment 0.1431

DBA Corner: Db2-The AI Database and more!

The latest release of Db2, version 11.5, unleashed on the world in June 2019, is being marketed by IBM as “The AI Database.” AI, or artificial intelligence, has been increasing in popularity and utility for several years now. Indeed, AI technology is being infused into many aspects of our everyday lives, including in social media, health care, self-driving automobiles, virtual assistants (e.g., Siri, Alexa, etc.), and just about every business se…
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Weighted Interest Score: 3.1687, Raw Interest Score: 1.7917,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4790, Negative Sentiment 0.0355

Greenwood Project: Tomorrow’s Portfolio Managers

It’s no secret that many on Wall Street look to younger generations as a means of gauging demand for new and innovative technologies. It’s why the advertisers simply cant leave Instagram (FB – Get Report) , because that’s where the millennial eyeballs are! It’s why Beyond Meat (BYND) has been so incredibly strong out of the gates its IPO (perhaps a bit too much if you ask us).

Zev Fima, Research Analyst with ActionAlertsPLUS, had a chance to sit…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3713, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

A startup using AI to find new treatments for rare diseases just raised $121 million. Here’s why its CEO still has a dire prediction for the industry.

Talk of AI is everywhere, especially in healthcare.

Companies are flooding into the space, promising to solve age-old problems by revolutionizing how prescription drugs are made and sold.

A very different prediction comes by way of Chris Gibson, the CEO of AI-powered biotech Recursion Pharmaceuticals.

“We are just coming off a peak hype cycle and about to go through the valley of disillusionment,” he told Business Insider. Gibson founded the s…
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Weighted Interest Score: 3.0020, Raw Interest Score: 1.3685,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1335, Negative Sentiment 0.0668

Even when it comes to Texas Hold’em, card sharks can’t outbluff the AI

Researchers from Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built artificial intelligence that consistently defeats expert human players in six-player, no-limit Texas Hold’em poker. The research is being jointly published in the publication Science today.

Winning in multiplayer poker has been seen as an especially tough challenge for AI. It involves contemplating hidden information like an opponent’s hand, as well as bluffing based on one’s own hand. AI has defeated single opponents …
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.9130, Raw Interest Score: 1.1744,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2175, Negative Sentiment 0.6525

Program Synthesis Moves a Step Closer to Reality

pers sort through the plethora of tools and APIs ranging from Python to Apache Spark, automation schemes are emerging to help programmers navigate those tools and the accompanying infrastructure that machine learning and other apps run on.

Among them is an emerging “programming-by-example” approach based on the Pandas library. The framework allows AI and other programmers to specify intent by “synthesizing” a program that comes up with the desired output based on inputs.

That goal is the basis of AutoPandas, a “program synthesis engine” for the popular data science library. Data scientist Ben Lorica noted i…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.8980, Raw Interest Score: 1.9752,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1936, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Why is Everybody Talking About the Cloud?

Your business runs on data. Your life probably runs on data.

The cloud makes that possible.

If you’re serious about building scalable, flexible and powerful machine learning models (or making sure your team can build them), then you probably want to start getting comfortable with the cloud.


The cloud is already a part of your life

A huge chunk of our lives is dominated and driven by machine learning algorithms. These algorithms are now used in nearly every field to build models that can predict future events with an astonishing level of reliability. …
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1945, Negative Sentiment 0.0729

Iron Mountain Expands its Data Restoration and Migration Services to AWS

Iron Mountain Incorporated, a provider of storage and information management services, is expanding its Data Restoration and Migration Services (DRMS), offering customers seeking to migrate tape-based data into Amazon Web Services (AWS).

With the expanded offering, companies will have the ability to modernize their data management strategy while maintaining high levels of security, access, and governance.

In addition, Iron Mountain announced it…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.0811, Negative Sentiment 0.0406

Building out Your DataOps Strategy: The Missing Link from Pipelines to Collaboration

Click to learn more about author Itamar Ankorion.

Data is the lifeblood of every business. It is the most valuable asset as it can provide valuable insight into how to drive better business outcome, uncover revenue opportunities and improve customer services. Enterprises are updating their IT infrastructures with modern technologies such as cloud, data lakes and real-time data streaming to empower advanced analytical processes as the speed in wh…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.5161, Negative Sentiment 0.2111

Investors should buy Chinese internet stocks, UBS and Credit Suisse say

ng to global investment banks UBS and Credit Suisse.

Technology has emerged as a heated battleground in the ongoing U.S.-China trade conflict as both countries seek to dominate new areas like 5G and artificial intelligence. Amid that, Chinese internet companies have seen their stocks stumble. Still, John Woods, Credit Suisse’s chief investment officer for Asia Pacific, said the sector appears to be a solid bet.

“Internet is essentially a structural growth story in China. We don’t see it changing anytime soon,” Woods told CNBC on Tuesday. “It sold off aggressively … from mid-April. So we feel there’s upside in th…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.0582, Negative Sentiment 0.1163

AutoML Is A Must-Have For Scaling Machine Learning Across The Enterprise

Whether you want to empower non-data scientists to build predictive models or boost your existing data scientists’ productivity, automated machine learning (autoML) solutions can help every organization looking to scale their use of machine learning.

“The Forrester New Wave™: Automation-Focused Machine Learning Solutions, Q2 2019” report features an evaluation of the nine most important vendors in this space. Forrester clients can check out the full report here. Also check out the multimodal and notebook-based predictive analytics and machine learn…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.8065, Raw Interest Score: 2.3916,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2990, Negative Sentiment 0.2990

Algorithmic Solutions to Algorithmic Bias: A Technical Guide

I want to talk about technical approaches to mitigating algorithmic bias.

It’s 2019, and the majority of the ML community is finally publicly acknowledging the prevalence and consequences of bias in ML models. For years, dozens of reports by organizations such as ProPublica and the New York Times have been exposing the scale of algorithmic discrimination in criminal risk assessment, predictive policing, credit lending, hiring, and more. Knowingl…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.7632, Raw Interest Score: 1.3300,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1126, Negative Sentiment 0.4670

Consumer Trends For Financial Services in 2019

With the phenomenal growth in innovative fintech tools this year, financial marketers are expected to meet and fulfill every customer need and want. They are increasingly faced with the task of engaging with customers and prospects in more meaningful ways.

For optimizing and enriching the customer experience, financial institutions are widely adopting data-driven marketing in their business. They are currently investing in cloud-based technology…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.7256, Raw Interest Score: 1.3183,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1883, Negative Sentiment 0.0942

Google Adds Elastifile to Cloud Storage Mix

Since assuming command at Google Cloud last fall, Thomas Kurian has aggressively pursued acquisitions designed to help differentiate its services as customers roll out their multi-cloud strategies.

The ex-Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) executive followed up last month’s deal for visualization tool vendor Looker with the acquisition this week of cloud storage specialist Elastafile. Kurian said Tuesday (July 9) the acquisition is expected to close by the end…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.6596, Raw Interest Score: 1.5971,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0819, Negative Sentiment 0.0819

Microsoft joins with Pacific NW medical research institutions on data discovery platform

Microsoft is teaming up with leading medical research organizations to create a shared network of research data in the Pacific Northwest.

Dubbed the Cascadia Data Discovery Initiative (CDDI), the goal of the collaboration is simple: make it easier to find and share medical data. For example, researchers at one of the institutions should be able to easily locate relevant data at other organizations without violating privacy laws or licensing agre…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.6168, Raw Interest Score: 1.4959,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4114, Negative Sentiment 0.2244

Privacy and AI: Data Scientists Need to Care; Government Regulation Could Result in Fewer Data Sources

By AI Trends Staff

Privacy — the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford rates this as the most severe problem we will face over the next 10 years.

Data scientists should care because more data means better models and less data means less accurate models. The value we bring to the table will be directly impacted if government regulation takes many of our data sources off the table, suggests a report in Data Science Central.

However, “privacy” h…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.6059, Raw Interest Score: 1.4296,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2257, Negative Sentiment 0.5518

Key Takeaways about Data and Analytics from Data Summit 2019

tics, cloud, data warehousing, and software licensing who presented 3 days of thought-provoking sessions, keynotes, panel discussions, and hands-on workshops.

Data Summit 2020, presented by DBTA and Big Data Quarterly, will be held May 19-20, 2020, with pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 18. The conference will return to the Hyatt Regency Boston.

Be sure to check at for upcoming details on conference registration and program information.

Here are some key takeaways from the Data Summit 2019.

There is a persistent problem of data integration and data cleaning in the ent…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.5548, Raw Interest Score: 1.4159,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3007, Negative Sentiment 0.2005

Anthem thinks its ‘virtuous cycle’ with can improve patient care

Last August, major insurer Anthem announced a 12-month trial with startup to see if artificial intelligence could find patterns in people’s experience of allergies. With the trial coming to its scheduled completion, Anthem describes the partnership as a “virtuous cycle” that lets the insurer benefit from data and insights it couldn’t acquire on its own.

“We are sitting on this amazing data set that we are allowed to use for doing process improvements to health care, but which will be very restricted,”…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.5443, Raw Interest Score: 1.2733,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2274, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

The old rules no longer apply: Risk management and regulatory reporting in the cloud

Deploying new applications on the cloud is now the default. The question is not if applications should be built in the cloud or existing workloads should be migrated, but how fast can financial institutions (FIs) remove traditional IT constraints in the age of digitalisation.

In the race to innovate, FIs are already missing opportunities to capitalise on data-led decisions for trading, risk management, fraud surveillance, and even mergers and ac…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.5372, Raw Interest Score: 1.4152,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2880, Negative Sentiment 0.0877

Is Data Science a Profession Yet?

Proficient use of an axe or rifle was as important to the data scientists of yesteryear as knowledge of ggplot2 is to the data scientists of today

Data science has been dubbed the coolest job of the 21st century — beating out a tough field including game developer and professional sportsperson — but is data science even a profession yet?

Clearly, data scientist as a job is one of the new kids on the block, which is a cause of some of the coolne…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.5055, Raw Interest Score: 1.4127,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2909, Negative Sentiment 0.2078

Baidu, Google, Harvard And Stanford Collaborating For An ML Benchmark

Deep Learning has sparked a renaissance in AI computing world, fuelled by the industry’s need to improve ML accuracy and performance rapidly.

In spite of the accelerated innovation in the field of machine learning, a lack of consensus on benchmarking models still pose a major problem to the community. Enabling fair and useful benchmarking of ML software frameworks, ML hardware accelerators and ML platforms require a systematic machine learning benchmarking that is both representative of real-world use-cases, and useful for fair comparisons across different software and hardware platforms.

Last month, a co…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.4653, Raw Interest Score: 1.5517,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3820, Negative Sentiment 0.0716

Seattle startups vs. Amazon: Wyze and partner for new person recognition feature on $20 security camera

curity camera that competes with Amazon’s network of smart home cameras, is getting a lot smarter, thanks to a partnership with another Seattle startup.

Wyze Labs and have teamed up to bring artificial intelligence-powered person recognition capabilities to Wyze’s catalog of smart home devices. Through a firmware update to existing devices, Wyze’s cameras will now be able to automatically identify when people appear in the field of view.

Person recognition makes it easier for users to “only get notified when it matters,” according to the company and easily find important pieces of footage on the device. Pe…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.4201, Raw Interest Score: 1.3833,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2305, Negative Sentiment 0.0865

5 Pivotal Retail Banking Technology Trends for 2020 and Beyond

Where once banks and credit unions routinely left technology to specialists, the subject now has become elevated to the highest-ranking issue impacting retail banking. Research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for Temenos finds that coping with new technology is the top concern of retail bankers, ahead of changing consumer behavior, political and economic instability and dealing with bad loans, among other factors.

No institution can aff…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3969, Raw Interest Score: 1.2867,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1829, Negative Sentiment 0.1287

Grasping The Cutting Edge Technology Behind Data Recovery Tools

corporate level costs $5.4 million. These costs might be lower for smaller businesses, but the consequences can be even higher, considering that they have more limited budgets.

The good news is that big data technology has made data recovery more effective. EaseUS has developed a great data recovery tool that relies on big data algorithms.

Big Data is the Key to Modern Data Recovery Tools

If you are disoriented while doing your work, you may delete important files. Do you often encounter this situation? Mistakenly deleted information is a common issue. Usually, the trash can be recovered, but what …
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3883, Raw Interest Score: 1.4895,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1541, Negative Sentiment 0.1541

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel reportedly says the FBI and CIA should investigate Google

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel said Sunday that the FBI and the CIA should investigate if Google has been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence, according to a report from Axios.

Thiel, a Facebook board member, was speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. and his speech focused on three questions that should be presented to the tech giant, Axios said.

“Number one, how many foreign intelligence agencies have infiltrat…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3448, Raw Interest Score: 1.6552,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.4138

Amazon News: E-Commerce Giant Invests $700 Million To Retrain US Workers For Technical Positions

E-commerce giant Amazon (AMZN) is seeking to invest in its U.S. workforce by investing $700 million in programs for its employees to learn new technical skills.

The initiative is known as “Upskilling 2025” and will train 100,000 employees for in-demand technical professions by 2025.

“We think it’s important to invest in our employees and help them gain new skills and create more professional options for themselves,” Beth Galetti, Amazon’s senio…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3277, Raw Interest Score: 1.4911,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0932, Negative Sentiment 0.0466

Why Data Science & Programming Always Go Hand-In-Hand

Priya, a budding data scientist, was upset when she was bombarded with programming-related questions in her recent job interview. “I spent the last two years working on various modelling techniques, but now I am being asked questions about Python? I would like to build my career in data science and not in application development,” she said, with genuine doubts about her choice. The interview was held by a leading unicorn in the startup space, and…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3088, Raw Interest Score: 1.3311,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1479, Negative Sentiment 0.2034

How to build the regulator’s confidence in the cloud

When moving to the cloud, meeting all risk, legal and compliance requirements is non-negotiable. The key question regulators are asking financial services providers is whether they have identified the operational risks associated with migrating to cloud computing, and if banks understand the process of managing these obstacles.

Part of the answer lies in the cloud itself. Cloud solutions can help identify risk gaps in advance and develop correct…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3065, Raw Interest Score: 1.3432,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1230, Negative Sentiment 0.2973

Microsoft pledges $10M to new initiative to use AI to preserve cultural heritage

Microsoft is making a push to preserve important aspects of cultural heritage around the globe, including languages, historic places and artifacts. And it is deploying artificial intelligence to make that happen.

Microsoft today committed $10 million over five years for a new initiative called AI for Cultural Heritage. The tech giant pledged to work with nonprofits, universities and governments around the world to help preserve important cultural touchstones.

Microsoft didn’t give specific examples of projects the initiative might focus on, but it did point to some recent work that …
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.2699, Raw Interest Score: 0.8838,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0631, Negative Sentiment 0.0631

Consumers Skeptical of AI Advice on Healthcare; New Book on Subject is Optimistic

By AI Trends Staff

Consumers are skeptical about trusting advice on healthcare coming from AI systems, according to a survey of 2,000 adults by Harris Poll for Invoca, a provider of healthcare consumer engagement services.

As reported in DigitalCommerce360, the survey found consumers are fine with recommendations from AI applications for travel and restaurant applications, but not so much for healthcare.

The poll found that nearly half (49%) o…
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Your Lizard Brain and the AI Triune: Use Case of Autonomous Cars

By Lance Eliot, the AI Trends Insider

When I was a youngster, some of my playmates would hurl a verbal insult at one other by saying that the person was a lizard brain.

Hey, you, yes you, the dolt standing here on the basketball court in the way of our playing a game, get you and your dimwitted lizard brain off the darned court, they would yell out.

I don’t believe that the same taunt of being referred to as a lizard brain is used much anymore…
2019-07-09 15:00:52+00:00 Read the full story…
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Alluxio Bolsters Data Orchestration for Hybrid Cloud World

today’s launch of Alluxio 2.0, the technology has evolved to the next stage, with a focus on simplifying data engineering in today’s emerging multi-cloud and hybrid cloud paradigms.

In the battle of big data architectures, Hadoop is losing and the cloud is winning. The evidence is hard to dispute. While the open source Apache Hadoop community has taken steps to remain relevant – like separating compute and storage and adopting erasure coding with the December 2017 launch of Hadoop 3.0 – it proved insufficient to stem the rising tides of public cloud vendors, where data and compute are separated by de…
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Here are the most popular programming languages used by the world’s largest unicorn startups

Software development tools are the backbone of today’s startups. That’s why it’s worth a look at the most-used programming languages, databases, and frameworks that the companies use to do build online services.

Coding Dojo, a Bellevue, Wash.-based coding bootcamp, analyzed data from, CB Insights, PitchBook, and Stackshare to come up with the most popular tools used by companies such as Uber, Snap, Airbnb, SpaceX and others.

Python w…
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Global Hospitals Embark On A Worldwide Medical Data Initiative

Big data is changing the nature of healthcare. One of the biggest developments was the implementation of the Medical Information Mart for Intensive Care, which took data from 50,000 patients dating back to 2001. Big data will have an even more profound impact in the near future.

More than 15,000 hospitals around the world collect real-time data on their patients. This data includes demographic profiles, …
2019-07-10 20:46:09+00:00 Read the full story…
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10 Simple Hacks to Speed up Your Data Analysis in Python

ng with Python and Jupyter Notebooks, covering topics such as easily profiling data, formatting code and output, debugging, and more. Hopefully you can find something useful within.

By Parul Pandey, Data Science Enthusiast

Tips and Tricks, especially in the programming world, can be very useful. Sometimes a little hack can be both time and life-saving. A minor shortcut or add-on can sometimes prove to be a Godsend and can be a real productivity booster. So, here are some of my favourite tips and tricks that I have used and compiled together in the form of this article. Some may be fairly known and s…
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Maintaining data integrity in the cloud amid regulatory change

The cloud is beckoning, and security is job number one. Regulatory reporting has shifted from accounting values to full-fledged risk management, encompassing credit, liquidity and market risk as financial institutions (FIs) increase in size, have larger geographic footprints and continue to offer complex products.

FIs must make substantial investments in technology to manage the ever-changing and expanding requirements of regulators and the corr…
2019-07-12 16:55:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.5098, Negative Sentiment 0.1806

How This Computer Chip Startup Resolve Neumann Bottleneck Problem And Increase Compute By 1000x

Chipmakers are pushing their limits as we are moving towards an evolving era of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Companies like Intel, NVIDIA and AMD have already set their marks by utilising AI in their chip-making process.

Recently at Hello Conference, an international software technology conference focusing on future technologies, BlueShift, made an innovative move by developing a computing chip which is not 10 or 100 but a 1,000…
2019-07-15 10:30:28+00:00 Read the full story…
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How Brinqa Brings Actionable Insights to Cyber-Risk Management

one of the major methodologies for eliminating the threats posed by the latest attack vectors. Yet identifying attack vectors—as well as building resilient systems—takes a witch’s brew of analytics, data science and insight to create the potion of risk avoidance. This is something many enterprises have struggled to concoct in a speedy manner.

Go here to see a listing of eWEEK’s Top SIEM Companies.

Go here to see a listing of eWEEK’s Top Predictive Analysis Companies.

Austin, Texas-based Brinqa—that’s right, it lost a “u” somewhere along the line—is offering a prescription for mitigating cyber risk. Th…
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Threat Analytics, Privileged Access Management Leveraging AI, Machine Learning for Better Cybersecurity

By AI Trends Staff

AI is combining with cybersecurity to create a new genre of tools called threat analytics.

Machine learning is enabling threat analytics to deliver greater precision around risk context, especially involving the behavior of privileged users, details a recent account in Forbes. This approach can be used to create notifications in real time, and actively respond to incidents by cutting off sessions or flagging for followup.

The commonly-held belief that millions of hackers have gone to the dark side and…
2019-07-11 19:50:48+00:00 Read the full story…
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Cloudera’s Hilary Mason on how businesses can avoid ruining their own AI projects

An IDC survey of businesses out earlier this week found that for about 1 in 4 enterprises deploying AI today, half of all AI projects will fail. Why they fail can be related to external factors like a lack of talent necessary to properly deploy systems, but sometimes companies implode without the influence of outside forces.

In her experience with enterprise customers, Cloudera general manager of machine learning Hilary Mason said the raw ingred…
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MIT CSAIL makes AI that helps drones land like a helicopter and fly like a plane

pics opening ceremonies. But their propeller-forward form factors aren’t exactly conducive to power efficiency, which limits their flight time.

Fortunately, researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), Dartmouth, and the University of Washington are investigating a new drone design approach that combines the best of quadcopters and fixed-wing airplanes. Their work, which they detail in a newly published paper that’ll be presented later this month at the Siggraph conference in Los Angeles, resulted in a novel AI system that allows users to dream up drones of different sizes a…
2019-07-14 00:00:00 Read the full story…
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Letters: Tanveer Ahmed gets psyched out

For quantitative easing to be effective in Australia, the Reserve Bank needs a more targeted approach than other countries. I would envisage that this approach be built around providing banks cheaper access to wholesale debt funding, including funding their securitisation programs. This would also mean banks would become less reliant on funding from international markets, reducing funding liquidity and exchange rate risks.

In addition, QE should…
2019-07-08 00:00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1081, Negative Sentiment 0.1946

Guide To Build Your First Convolutional Neural Network with PyTorch

When we consider Machine Learning as a professional skill, it ultimately comes down to the choice of using the right algorithms, packages and libraries and, there are many. Speaking extensively of packages, there are many popular choices to choose from – TensorFlow, Theano, Keras, PyTorch etc. We will focus on PyTorch for now. Developed by the brains of Facebook, PyTorch has a lot to offer in the Machine Learning space.

In this …
2019-07-15 08:30:45+00:00 Read the full story…
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Amazon commits $700M to retrain 100k employees, acknowledging impact of tech on jobs

Amazon is embarking on a $700 million effort to retrain its U.S. workforce, in a high-profile acknowledgment of the impact of technology and automation on jobs and the workforce.

The company says it will spend the money over the next five years to “upskill” roughly 100,000 employees, about one-third of its U.S. workforce. The free program, announced Thursday morning, will allow Amazon workers to reboot their careers in hot areas such as data map…
2019-07-11 12:41:38-07:00 Read the full story…
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Why BofA is Bullish on CrowdStrike

CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (CRWD), a star of the 2019 tech IPO wave and one of the largest “pure play” cybersecurity public offerings by market capitalization on record, just got a vote of confidence from a prominent analyst. The bull, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst Tal Liani, expects the cloud-based software company, which jumped more than 70% on its first day of trading, to see its total addressable market triple to over $20 billion in th…
2019-07-10 18:46:26.274000+00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2300, Negative Sentiment 0.1971

Jim Cramer: Save the Bubble Talk for the Bath

That’s it, I have had it, and I am not going to take it anymore. I’m talking about today’s market surge and how, somehow, it isn’t real because it is being engineered by the Federal Reserve, and it all has to end badly.

You know what? On a day when the S&P 500 hit an all-time high of 3000, and the other averages broke out, too, I am going to end this bubble talk right here, right now.

Yes, it is true that the stock market was looking down today…
2019-07-10 16:17:24-04:00 Read the full story…
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5 Top IPO Stocks to Buy Now — The Motley Fool

When a company has its IPO — or initial public offering — it’s the first time that ordinary investors have a chance to buy a tiny slice of the company. As I’ll cover below, investing in IPOs isn’t for everyone. Shares of newly IPO’d companies can often soar or sink to dizzying levels during their first few months on the market.

Take Beyond Meat, for example. The company — which offers plant-based meat alternatives that are becoming increasing…
2019-07-14 00:00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1830, Negative Sentiment 0.1682

Argonne Team Makes Record Globus File Transfer

A team of scientists at Argonne National Laboratory has broken a data transfer record by moving a staggering 2.9 petabytes of data for a research project.

The data – from three large cosmological simulations – was generated and stored on the Summit supercomputer at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), which is currently rated as the world’s fastest supercomputer on the Top500 list at nearly 149 Linpack petaflops.

“We carried out …
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Python Machine Learning Tutorial: Predicting Airbnb Prices

Machine learning is pretty undeniably the hottest topic in data science right now. It’s also the basic concept that underpins some of the most exciting areas in technology, like self-driving cars and predictive analytics. Searches for Machine Learning on Google hit an all-time-high in April of 2019, and they interest hasn’t declined much since.
2019-07-13 00:00:00 Read the full story…
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Raymond James Wrestling With Subscription Model

Raymond James Chairman & CEO Paul Reilly.

Raymond James is wrapping up its employee-advisor conference, which took place recently in Orlando, Florida, and drew about 700 financial advisors and about 1,500 other guests. At the event, executives say, the topic of Netflix-like service plans was raised during a town hall discussion.

Like Raymond James’ expanding digital-advice tool, which clients access through their advisors, such innovation is se…
2019-07-12 00:00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2402, Negative Sentiment 0.0400

Poisoning attacks on Machine Learning

Security for Machine Learning

Poisoning attacks on Machine Learning

A 15-year old security problem that’s making a comeback

I am really excited for machine learning. It’s a fascinating piece of technology that truly brings science fiction to reality. However, like I wrote previously, machine learning doesn’t come without its own problems (in the form of security vulnerabilities) — and it’s pretty important we start thinkin…
2019-07-15 00:29:33.270000+00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1660, Negative Sentiment 0.5678

Amazon Wants to “Upskill” Workers into Tech Professionals

Amazon plans on spending $700 million to retrain 100,000 members of its U.S. workforce over the next six years, according to the company.

This initiative, dubbed “Upskilling 2025,” will focus on several different types of employees. For example, the Amazon Technical Academy will attempt to move “non-technical Amazon employees” to software engineering roles. Meanwhile, those employees with some technical background will have the opportunity to pa…
2019-07-15 00:00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2166, Negative Sentiment 0.2436

Cloudera Commits to 100% Open Source

The old Cloudera developed and distributed its Hadoop stack using a mix of open source and proprietary methods and licenses. But the new Cloudera will be 100% open source, just like Hortonworks, its one-time Hadoop rival that it acquired in January. But will developing its data platform completely in the open differentiate it from cloud competitors?

In a blog post published yesterday under the title “Our Commitment to Open Source Software,” Clou…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1584, Negative Sentiment 0.2851

4 Underrated Great Resources For Learning Data Science That Might Surprise You

4 Underrated Great Resources For Learning Data Science That Might Surprise You

Getting tired of online MOOCs? Or simply just have a roadblock? This article is for you.

I don’t like the idea of buying some “Data Scientist Online Degree”, an all-inclusive online course, or just following someone else’s “roadmap to Data Science” in general. In fact, everyone learns differently. Some people prefer videos, other prefer textbooks. What works for you …
2019-07-15 04:08:49.390000+00:00 Read the full story…
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A startup that helps big brands like Starbucks in-house their data has raised $50 million to take on Salesforce and Adobe

ating up.

Seattle-based Amperity has raised $50 million in Series C funding to grow its staff and products that help marketers group email, web, e-commerce and loyalty program data. The company uses machine learning to help brands with things like sending loyalty program members special emails or creating lookalike models for targeting ads. Amperity’s clients include Starbucks, Gap Inc. and Planet Fitness.

Read more: Dun & Bradstreet agreed to acquire a data platform to get a bigger piece of marketing budgets and keep ahead of startups and marketing clouds

Tiger Global Management, Goldman Sachs, Declaratio…
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Compliance in the cloud for a demanding regulatory environment

The cloud has fundamentally altered the economics and time to value of risk management and regulatory reporting. By allowing banks to handle the real-time, daily and periodic nature of regulatory reporting in an elastic manner, cloud computing has also provided cost-effective, long-term (and immutable) data storage to respond to queries from regulators.

With automation becoming a priority, access to analytics and other software tools to optimise…
2019-07-12 16:50:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2452, Negative Sentiment 0.1453

Zillow Group and Compass settle no-compete dispute between real estate heavyweights

Zillow Group and Compass have settled a pair of lawsuits that accused the SoftBank-backed high-tech brokerage of stealing Zillow intellectual property and poaching employees with non-compete agreements.

The two companies submitted a “stipulation and proposed order of dismissal with prejudice” in federal court Wednesday morning, agreeing to each pay their own attorney fees. Dismissal with prejudice means that the case is essentially over, as Zill…
2019-07-10 19:43:15-07:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1518, Negative Sentiment 0.4554

A Day In The Life Of: Vikash Raj, A Spiritualist & A Self-Professed Workaholic

In our column ‘A Day In The Life Of’, we try to step into the shoes of the awesome techies from various domains in data science. And this week, we caught up with Vikash Raj, Head of Business Analytics and Process Engineering at IDFC, to know how his “day in the life” looks like.

The Onset

Raj kick starts his day early in the morning at 5 AM and has made it a point to do some self-study every day to keep him updated with the latest in the industry. His office hour starts at 9:30 AM but he prefers to start early and begin…
2019-07-12 09:10:02+00:00 Read the full story…
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Don’t call me a lawyer—I am a “legal engineer”

Lawyers must bring many skills to the table—knowledge of the law, keen time management, powers of persuasion, and the gift of the gab. But their tech stack is often Microsoft Word.



Our software-driven world, with all its complexities, is revolutionizing the legal profession and giving rise to what are known as “legal engineers.” Yale Law School graduate Andrew Burt, the chief privacy officer and legal engineer at Im…
2019-07-11 07:00:01 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1219, Negative Sentiment 0.2804

The age of personalization: why industries should offer services based on taste

As a college student, I have many places I need to be. Between my college classes, my dorm, restaurants, concerts, my family home, grocery stores, friends’ apartments, meetings, hiking trails, local events, coffee shops, hot springs, sports games and an internship, I am constantly on the go. It is not unusual for me to spend over three hours commuting every day. Normally these commutes would be something to dread, but I have actually found them t…
2019-07-12 07:02:53+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.5665, Raw Interest Score: 0.7832,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2964, Negative Sentiment 0.0635

Amperity raises $50 million to unify disparate customer data

Ampertiy, a startup developing a range of AI-powered customer data management solutions, today announced that it has raised $50 million in a series C round led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Goldman Sachs, Declaration Partners, Madera Technology Partners, and Madrona Venture Group. The capital infusion comes after a $28 million series B round in October 2017 and brings the Seattle, Washington-based company’s total raised to o…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.5637, Raw Interest Score: 0.9281,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3978, Negative Sentiment 0.1061

Alan Turing Will Be New Face of £50 Note, Bank of England Says

“The strength of the shortlist is testament to the U.K.’s incredible scientific contribution,” Sarah John, the Bank of England’s chief cashier, said in a statement.

The bank plans to put the new note into circulation by the end of 2021.

Bank of England bills feature Queen Elizabeth’s face on one side, and a notable figure from British history on the other. Scientists previously honored in this way include Newton, Darwin and the electrical pione…
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These are the programming languages that are used by America’s most valuable startups, from Airbnb to WeWork

If you’ve ever wondered which languages that developers used to build multi-billion dollar startups like WeWork, Juul, Airbnb and SpaceX, look no further.

Coding Dojo, a coding bootcamp that trains developers and helps place them in programming roles, looked at full-time job postings from the job listing site Indeed and the developer tool website StackShare to see what languages the billion-dollar plus “unicorn” startups were using to build thei…
2019-07-13 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.4659, Raw Interest Score: 1.3074,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2551, Negative Sentiment 0.0638

Facebook gets its $5 billion slap on the wrist. Now will it change its ways?

The Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a $5 billion settlement with Facebook as a final point on an investigation into the company’s missteps in handling user data, according to the Wall Street Journal . That doesn’t seem to bother anyone, perhaps because the settlement had the potential to be much more onerous (the two Democrats on the panel voted against the deal, saying it wasn’t enough of a penalty). At market close, Facebook’s stock w…
2019-07-12 17:05:59 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.4654, Raw Interest Score: 1.1758,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1176, Negative Sentiment 0.6467

Database Elaborations: The Data Virtualization Blues

Operational systems that support reporting generally become bogged down by having too many views that are overly complex. No one really understands why all the extraordinarily large number of joins and other elements are within any view, and everyone is afraid to remove any single piece. More and more reports are built on top of these views.

Ultimately, a circumstance exists wherein no one is comfortable with changing a single line of any view, …
2019-07-10 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.4361, Raw Interest Score: 0.8377,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1915, Negative Sentiment 0.3112

The modern workplace: ways how we work differently

Technology has revolutionized the way we work. This is nothing new, as technology revolutionized farming practices in the 17th and 18th centuries, and it was the driving force behind the first, second, and third industrial revolutions. The role of technology today is enabling humans to work anywhere, anytime, which has fully revolutionized the way people work and collaborate with one another.

Advanced technologies like video conferencing, VoIP p…
2019-07-11 10:45:49+00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3635, Negative Sentiment 0.0692

Why management by numbers doesn’t add up

If that’s the case, it wouldn’t be the first time for Boeing. The company already had a problematic history with its Dreamliner. In 1997, a merger with McDonnell Douglas, a more financially oriented company, put pressure on Boeing to cut costs. That resulted in a hugely complex supply chain that looked cheap on paper but resulted in all sorts of delays and cost overruns.

At least it didn’t turn into natural disaster. That is the legacy of Califo…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.3864, Raw Interest Score: 1.0335,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1008, Negative Sentiment 0.6554

Hero Labs raises £2.5M for its ultrasonic device to monitor a property’s water use and prevent leaks – TechCrunch

Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £2.5 million in seed funding. The round is led by Earthworm Group, an environmental fund manager, with further support via a £300,000 EU innovation grant and a number of unnamed private investors.

The new capital will be used by Hero Labs to accelerate development of its first product: a smart device dubbed “Sonic” t…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.3137, Raw Interest Score: 0.8015,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0321, Negative Sentiment 0.4489

GeekWire Summit 2019: Early-bird tickets now on sale for our biggest event of the year

le here.

One of the premier technology conferences in the country, the GeekWire Summit brings together 1,000 business, tech, government and non-profit leaders to discuss the future — everything from artificial intelligence to privacy to the future of healthcare.

Join us at the new Hyatt Regency in Seattle for this one-of-a-kind conference, which will leave you informed, inspired and connected. Top CEOs, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, sports stars and philanthropists will grace the 2019 GeekWire Summit stage, and we will have more to share next week about our lineup.

Some highlights:

More than a dozen on-sta…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1949, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

iDS Launches Dedicated Cybersecurity Practice, iCyber Solutions

According to a recent press release, “iDiscovery Solutions (iDS) has launched iCyber Solutions™, a dedicated cybersecurity practice. Already recognized as experts in eDiscovery, data analytics, and digital forensics, iDS is now positioned to handle all of its clients’ data needs. ‘With iCyber Solutions, iDS now offers all aspects of data management,’ said Dan Regard, President and CEO of iDS. ‘It provides clients world-class subject matter expertise on domestic and international data privacy, policy design and execution, and incident response.’ Robert Kirtley is leading iCyber Solution…
2019-07-15 07:10:15+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.2506, Raw Interest Score: 0.8177,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2405, Negative Sentiment 0.3367

Renalytix AI hails President Trump’s new kidney-focused policies

n Kidney Health initiative, aiming to improve the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease, expand patient options and reduce healthcare costs.

The AIM-listed company, which is developing an artificial intelligence-powered product to improve the identification and clinical management of patients with Type 2 diabetes and fast-progressing kidney disease, highlighted that the order sets out a new US policy to prevent kidney failure whenever possible through better diagnosis, treatment and incentives for preventative care.

With kidney disease the ninth-leading cause of death in the US, with roughly 37mln Ameri…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.2422, Raw Interest Score: 0.9556,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4300, Negative Sentiment 0.5256

Bank of England picks World War Two code-breaker Turing for banknotes

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Mathematician Alan Turing, whose cracking of a Nazi code helped the Allies to win World War Two but who committed suicide after being convicted for homosexuality, will appear on the Bank of England’s new 50-pound banknote, the BoE said on Monday.

The banknote concept of a new 50 pond note featuring mathematician Alan Turing is presented at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Britain, July 15, 2019. REUT…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.2239, Raw Interest Score: 0.8999,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2160, Negative Sentiment 0.4320

Big Data is the Biggest Gift to Real Estate Brokers in the Past Century

Big data is having a massive impact on the future of the real estate industry. Both real estate agents and clients need to prepare for the overwhelming changes that machine learning, predictive analytics and other big data technology will bring.

How Will Big Data Change the Future of Real Estate Sales?

Do you remember what it was like trying to buy a house before the days of online listings? If you were born after about 1980, you probably never experienced that. Big data has catapulted the real estate industry into a world where people can buy houses site-unseen and sign t…
2019-07-12 13:46:33+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.2044, Raw Interest Score: 0.7453,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3013, Negative Sentiment 0.1110

Taking Customer Success Management to the Next Level with Data Analytics

Click to learn more about author Victor DeMarines.

The role of the customer success manager is both expanding and transforming and the reason for that shift is ….data. No longer is it enough to simply reduce customer churn. The best customer success managers or customer success data analysts – whatever their actual title may be – are the ones who are able to master customer data measurement and analysis.

To be successful in this data-driven age…
2019-07-12 07:35:26+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.1920, Raw Interest Score: 0.7636,
Positive Sentiment: 0.8009, Negative Sentiment 0.1676

Business training workers for fourth industrial revolution

She said the business analytics and programming courses were suitable for students who have a reasonable understanding of maths, while the analytics and machine learning courses are for more advanced students.

A spin off from RMIT in Melbourne, RMIT Online’s partnership with Udacity will not receive government funding, meaning individuals or employers will pay between $2000 and $2600 to enrol.

Udacity was co-founded by Sebastian Thrun, a Stanford University professor who also founded X, Google’s experimental technology lab, to give individuals and businesses sp…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1422, Negative Sentiment 0.1185

What happened to Utrip? Abrupt end to Seattle travel startup blindsides investors and clients

When Gabrielle Andrews arrived for work at the ATL Airport District Convention & Visitors Bureau in Georgia on May 7, she was surprised by an email from Gilad Berenstein, CEO of Utrip, the Seattle-based travel itinerary planning startup.

“It is with deep sadness that I inform you that Utrip, Inc. will be ceasing operations,” read the message, sent early that morning to the company’s corporate and institutional customers. “This follows our extend…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.1116, Raw Interest Score: 0.7069,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1304, Negative Sentiment 0.3431

Python, Java, Kotlin Dominate Skills Tech ‘Unicorns’ Look For

Ever wondered what it takes to work at some of the upstart companies you see in the headlines? As it turns out, many of them are looking for the same set of skills.

If your goal is to land a job at any of these firms, learning Python is your best bet: Of the top ten ‘unicorns’ in tech, eight use Python day-to-day.

Though CodingDojo only lists frameworks used by seven of the top ten, ReactJS is utilized by five of them. Meanwhile, JavaScript is …
2019-07-12 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 0.9879, Raw Interest Score: 0.7143,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1099, Negative Sentiment 0.0549

How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job in 2019

LinkedIn has come a long way from its humble 2003 origins. What began as a struggling startup averaging 20 sign-ups a day has grown into the premier digital platform for professionals to network online, a title it won through optimizing its platform with personalization features, recommendations, and company advertisements, all to create the most conducive method for linking employees to employers. Now, with LinkedIn connecting over 600 million u…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2079, Negative Sentiment 0.0990

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