AI & Machine Learning News. 05, August 2019

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CloudQuant Thoughts… This is going to be an interesting Election Cycle….!

The How of Explainable AI: Pre-modelling Explainability

AI explainability is a broad and multi-disciplinary domain, being studied in several fields including machine learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, human-computer interaction, and the social sciences. Accordingly, XAI literature includes a large and growing number of methodologies.

There are many factors that could contribute to how an AI model operates and makes its predictions, and thus many ways to explain them. This is also partially due to a lack of an agreed-upon definition for XAI. In general, explainability can be applied throughout the entire AI development pipeline. Specifically, it can be applied before (pre-modelling explainability), during (explainable modelling), and after (post-modelling explainability) the modelling stage.

What follows is a non-exhaustive overview of some of the most important XAI methodologies and approaches, split up into these three stages: pre-modelling explainability, explainable modelling, and post-modelling explainability.
2019-08-03 08:14:28.532000+00:00 Read the full story…
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CloudQuant Thoughts… As we have mentioned before, XIA is essential for many applications, particularly our own in Stock Trading. The regulators would not look lightly upon a suggestion that you had no idea why you took a particular trade, just the ML decided to do it. This is an interesting overview, for now we will have to wait for auto XAI or use the ML to direct us to the key drivers for specific trading.

MachineHack Launches New Feature For Data Science Practice

MachineHack Practice is made up of a series of tutorials which contains:

  • Preliminary information regarding the algorithm on the home page
  • Resources for further guidance on the home page
  • Coding tool with guided usage of the algorithm on a small toy problem
  • Direction to our Hackathon where you can use the knowledge to check your skills

The feature is designed specifically to transition young and new data scientists to tackle more challenging problems by introducing basic concepts and giving them confidence. Link here.

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CloudQuant Thoughts… Apart from the constant misspelling of practice, these lessons seem to be a very friendly introduction to Machine Learning.

Tencent’s Honor of Kings AI beats a team of pros

In yet another example of machine learning algorithms besting teams of highly skilled players, an autonomous system devised by Tencent’s AI lab yesterday defeated a human team in a five-on-five Honor of Kings match. The Hong Kong tech giant says the win demonstrates its AI’s ability to “solve [difficult] challenges,” and that it represents “significant progress” in the company’s exploration of strategic and collaborative AI.

For the uninitiated, Tencent’s Honor of Kings — or Arena of Valor, depending on the region — occupies the video game subgenre known as multiplayer online battle arena games (MOBAs). It’s enormously popular — it grossed nearly $2 billion last year, making it the top-selling mobile game worldwide — but more importantly, it’s an incomplete information game. Players are unaware of the actions chosen by other players and are forced to learn, analyze, understand, reason, and make decisions in real time, tasks that are considered grand challenges in AI research.

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CloudQuant Thoughts… Gaming is bound to be at the forefront of AI development. It is easy to put an AI player into a community of humans and learn how to defeat them, the AI can also play against itself and discover new approaches and tactics. This article is a very interesting read, particularly the “Despite the complexity involved, the one-model system managed to skillfully plot out strategies as it selected hero characters and explored the game map.”. I for one welcome our AI overlords.

CME Aims To Be “One-Stop Shop” For Clients’ Data

Trey Berre, global head of data services at CME Group, said the exchange group aims to become a one-stop shop for customers’ data needs as it integrates NEX and BrokerTec, partners with third party data providers, and invests in new distribution methods.

Berre was appointed to his current role overseeing the group’s portfolio of historical, real-time and derived data products and services in May this year, reporting to Bryan Durkin, president of CME Group. He had previously led CME’s derived data licensing & partner services business since January 2018.

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CloudQuant Thoughts… No matter which area of trading is concerned, users are demanding more and more data. How they quality check, deconstruct and ultimately determine the value of different data sets has always been the challenge. Watch this space for an announcement regarding a new and easy to use system for US Equities.

EULAV Asset Management Live on INDATA Middle/Back Office Software Services

INDATA, a leading industry provider of software, technology and managed services for buy-side firms, today announced that EULAV Asset Management based in New York, NY with more than $3 Billion in AUM, has successfully implemented INDATA’s iPM Epic Middle and Back Office Software Services. EULAV is also utilizing INDATA for Trade Order Management and electronic trading via FIX for both equities and fixed income, portfolio modeling, and pre/post-tr…
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From a Single Decision Tree to a Random Forest

Click to learn more about author Rosaria Silipo.

The co-author of this column was Kathrin Melcher.

Decision trees are a set of very popular supervised classification algorithms. They are very popular for a few reasons: They perform quite well on classification problems, the decisional path is relatively easy to interpret, and the algorithm to build (train) them is fast and simple.

There is also an ensemble version of the decision tree: the ran…
2019-08-02 07:35:20+00:00 Read the full story…
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Realtime Machine Learning: Online Learning with PubNub

In this article, we are going to explore one of the most popular machine learning algorithms in realtime data streaming, online learning. Not only will you learn some theory behind algorithms such as Stochastic Gradient Descent, but we’ll also build a machine learning model that can learn in realtime from a data stream. Whether you are a beginner or advanced machine learning programmer, you will easily understand the utility behind a model that c…
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Data Help Wanted: These Chicago Companies Are Hiring Junior Data Scientists

Data science is an advanced field that requires intricate knowledge of scientific methods, algorithms and the processes by which information is withdrawn from sets of structured and unstructured data. Because of this, getting into the field looks very different from other professions. Many junior and entry-level roles require more advanced qualifications like a PhD or master’s degree. Since data science is al…
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Dotscience Emerges from Stealth with Machine Learning Platform

end-to-end ML data and model management.

Dotscience provides a tool that manages the complete AI lifecycle by empowering data scientists and ML engineers to work in ways in which they are familiar. Data science and ML teams can take advantage of a platform that is easy to use and provides a single place to collaborate on, develop, test, monitor and deliver their ML projects.

By giving teams the unique ability to collaboratively track runs—a record of the data, code and parameters used when training an AI model—Dotscience empowers ML and data science teams in industries including fintech, autonomous veh…
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Building data pipelines with Teraport for feature engineering

Data pipelines are where most of the time is spent for those working with data because the bulk of a machine learning project involves data collection and cleaning. Loominus gives everyone the power to build the data pipelines critical to any machine learning project.

Teraport is a powerful tool within the Loominus product suite that ingests and stages data. In another post, we’ll discuss the data ingestion APIs. For now we’ll focus on building a powerful data pipeline for feature engineering….
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Microsoft acquires BlueTalon, simplifying data privacy and governance across modern data estates

rapidly over the past few years, enabling tremendous opportunity for enterprises to digitally transform. Data estates are increasingly diverse with fit-for-purpose systems (NoSQL, RDBMs, Data Lakes & Big Data, SaaS apps, etc.) spanning on-premises and cloud environments capable of processing data of all shapes and sizes. This rapid evolution has empowered data professionals including data engineers, data scientists and data analysts to do much more, but at the same time has vastly increased the size and diversity of data estates, making data management and governance harder than ever. In fact, 57 perc…
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More Trust from Intel Agencies Needed for AI to Work for Government

by the federal government to be successful, said Justin Fier, director of cyber intelligence and analytics at Darktrace, during a panel at the recent AI World Government conference.

“You can’t test [machine learning]-based solutions the way you tested old software,” Fier said in an account in fedscoop. “I need real user data.”

The model of how technology is acquired by the government may need to be rewritten for AI, one speaker suggested. Agencies need staff with a higher level of technical acumen working with the technologies, said Todd Myers, automation lead at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency….
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Understanding the Fundamentals of Linear Regression

Understanding the Fundamentals of Linear Regression

How this common algorithm functions

Imagine for a moment that you live in a city with a problem. The gardeners in your city have recently taken to putting garden gnomes in their gardens, and they’re mind-bogglingly ugly. The gardeners have even started having a competition around it, seeing who can place the biggest gnome in their garden. Obviously, this isn’t going to stand.

They mayor knows…
2019-08-05 08:03:52.469000+00:00 Read the full story…
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PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) CFO Sells $143,280.00 in Stock

PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO) CFO Stefan B. Schulz sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.64, for a total transaction of $143,280.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website.

NYSE PRO opened at $70.01 on Monday. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $…
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Microsoft Azure Looks to Secure ‘Data Estates’

Cloud giants continue to snap up data management and security startups as they add new capabilities aimed at enterprise customers in the midst of digital transitions.

The latest example is Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) deal to acquire BlueTalon, a “unified” data access control vendor aimed at on-premise and cloud infrastructure. The deal would help Microsoft Azure cloud customers manage data privacy and governance across emerging “data estates,” Mi…
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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning Explained

The first reference to artificial intelligence was in a paper written by Alan Turing in 1950, entitled Computing Machinery and Intelligence, where he asked the question, “Can machines think?” Turing’s article, as well as a 1977 paper entitled History of Artificial Intelligence by P. McCorduck are recommended reading for those wanting a greater understanding of the beginnings and history of the field. McCorduck addresses how the field has evol…
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FinTech partnership strengthens position of five°degrees and W.UP in European banking and finance market

cting banks and fintechs within a digital ecosystem

Amsterdam, 31st July 2019 – Today five°degrees; a digital core banking provider, announces its partnership with W.UP, a banking provider that uses artificial intelligence to generate digital revenue and interact with clients.

As part of the partnership, W.UP: a London and Budapest based FinTech, becomes part of five°degrees Open Banking Marketplace: an interconnecting banking and finance ecosystem that enables competitors to work together to improve the end-user experience for its customers.

The collaboration between the two FinTechs will help to strengthen …
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Amazon Introduces New SQL-Compatible Query Language PartiQL

Over the last few years, we have seen how data analytics has gained a crucial role in organisations. Companies, regardless of their sizes, are utilising data to gain strategic information as well as operational decisions.

SQL is one of the oldest players in the data management system. This mainstream language includes a number of important commands which allow a data analyst to interact with the large volumes of data.

However, with the growth of data…
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DataRobot Raises Another $200M to Pursue Automated Machine Learning

DataRobot of Boston has raised approximately $200M in a Series E funding round to help accelerate development of its automated machine learning and AI software, according to a recent report in xconomy. That makes the company’s total venture funding over $400 million.

The company is now in “unicorn” territory with a valuation over $1 billion.

DataRobot was founded in 2012 by data scientists from Travelers casualty insurance. CEO Jeremy Achin had…
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Ex-Microsoft engineers land $3M to launch distributed computing platform Edge Delta

Edge Delta, a Seattle-based startup that’s building a distributed analytics platform, raised $3 million in seed funding from lead investors MaC Venture Capital and Amity Ventures.

The freshly-launched company was founded by Fatih Yildiz and Ozan Unlu, who met while working at Microsoft. Their paths later diverged when Unlu joined Sumo Logic and Yildiz went on to become an engineer at Twitter.

What brought them back together was a shared belief …
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AI advances negate retail banking explainability

AI platforms will become so advanced that explaining their decisions to retail banking customers would be secondary to the service provided, according to market participants, though developers and corporate users will need more understanding than ever before.

“AI will eventually achieve a level of complexity that makes it virtually indistinguishable from human customer support,” says Henry Vaage Iversen, co-founder of AI firm Boost.Ai. “In this …
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AI Strengthens Its Hold on the Trading Desk

Artificial intelligence has moved beyond to having a toe-hold on the trading desk, according to an online poll conducted during a webinar hosted by industry analysis firm Greenwich Associates regarding AI’s use on the trading desk.

Close to two out of five respondents (42%) said that their firms were already using the technology for trading. Approximately one of four (27%) claimed that they were not using the technolog…
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Funders Target Flexible Graph Databases

The graph database ecosystem continues to expand with new venture funding for Dgraph Labs Inc., a transactional and distributed graph database startup.

The San Francisco-based startup announced an $11.5 million Series A funding round on Wednesday (July 31) led by Redpoint Ventures. Previous funders Airtree Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Blackbird Ventures and Grok Ventures also participated.

Founded in 2016, Dgraph said it would use the fundi…
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Beyond Speed and AI: Technology For Better Markets

This is the fifth installment of a series sponsored by CODA Markets

By Don Ross, CEO, PDQ Enterprises

Five years ago, Michael Lewis set off a firestorm in the trading community with his bestseller Flash Boys, accusing high-frequency traders of robbing innocent investors to the tune of untold billions each year. Unnuanced, for sure, the book nonetheless captured for the general public a problem institutions had been wrestling with for eons—how t…
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What’s Ahead in Big Data and Analytics


From data lakes and the cloud, to machine learning and artificial intelligence, the world of big data and analytics continues to evolve rapidly. The demand for fast access to information through better self-service capabilities is growing. At the same time, the need for improved governance and security practices is also intensifying. In response, leading organizations are turning to innovative new technologies and strategies to reinforce their analytics ecosystems with greater speed, flexibility …
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RYAH Medtech Inc says group granted US patent to utilize AI for the analysis of medical cannabis data

nd understand correlations between plant strains and medical indications

RYAH is currently processing 37 medical indications across databases and clinical trials

RYAH Medtech Inc, a privately-owned artificial intelligence (AI), big data and IoT device company focused on plant-based medicine dosing and analytics, announced that RYAH Group has been granted a patent to utilize AI for the analysis of medical cannabis data.

The company said that, with U.S. Patent # 10,296,714 – entitled “Method and system for medical cannabinoid treatment and product selection” – its big data platform will now use AI to better identif…
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5 ways AI is changing content marketing

For consumers, artificial intelligence conjures images of flying cars and personal robots who clean our homes. However, the fact is that AI is already here and has taken form in our modern, everyday lives. Consider the popularity of Siri and Cortana in electronic devices. Simply defined, AI is artificial intelligence or a computer program that mimics the way people behave and think. One huge benefit of AI is that it allows for machine…
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IXICO’s strong order book and rising revenues underline growing market presence in brain data analysis

Provides data analytics services to interpret data from brain scans

AI-based algorithms analyse images to aid neurological disease trials

Order book has risen to £21.2mln

First profit just booked

What IXICO does:

’s (LON:IXI) data analytics services are used by the global biopharmaceutical industry to interpret data from brain scans and digital biosensors to enable better trial design, site qualification, patient s…
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In a World Where AI Handles Entertainment, What is Left for People?

Rarely does a routine business meeting turn out a revelation. Neither did waiting for representatives of iQiyi, China’s leading video streaming platform, in an opulent hotel bar in east Beijing portend anything but a formal half-an-hour trivia exchange. It starts as usual, with handshakes, business card swapping and ritualistic queries on whether or not we are familiar with the company’s content. Of course, we are. “The Rap of China is pretty goo…
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Key Solutions for Overcoming Big Data Integration and Governance Challenges

The need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, valuable information.

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.

DBTA recently held a webinar with Pradeep Bhanot, d…
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Salesforce Completes $15.7 Billion Tableau Purchase

was announced in June and is the biggest acquisition in Salesforce history, reported TechCrunch.

The deal marks a continuation of the client relationship management system (CRM) provider moving into data analytics, according to another TechCrunch report. With firms like Focus Financial partnering with business intelligence platform HiddenLevers, players in the wealth management industry are already moving to better understand data generated and captured in the space. “Tableau will make Salesforce Customer 360, including Salesforce’s analytics capabilities, stronger than ever, enabling our customers to acce…
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The future of AI: the top industries affected with change

Would it not be lovely to have an employee who could deliver 100% error-free results time again. And that too without getting tired or asking for leaves! We bet it would and that is why artificial intelligence is finding rapid acceptance in the manufacturing as well as the service industry. This is, however, creating major ripples in the job sector. Simply because people are increasingly fearing about losing their jobs to robots.

It is estimated…
2019-08-02 04:15:10+00:00 Read the full story…
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Convergence as a trend in the re-bundling phase of financial services

There is ample evidence that 3 is a magic number. It dates back to the old times and is well captured in the Latin phrase[i]

Omne Trium Perfectum – everything that comes in 3s is perfect.

I bring this up not only because I chose to provide three examples in my post today but also because the magic of number three is due to the pattern recognition process of our brain when processing language.

Payments, investment products and loans are bundled…
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How AI Is Revolutionizing Fast Food

Don’t look now, but big data and machine learning are coming to a fast food outlet near you, as chains both big and small look to augment human-based operations with the latest technology.

If you find yourself in the drive-thru of Denver’s Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard, your breakfast order likely will be taken by a chatbot, or what The Telegraph has termed a “burger bot.”

In January, the burger joint started using…
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Researchers Trick Cylance Antivirus Into Thinking Malware Is Trusted Software

It looks like artificial intelligence (AI) is not going to be the magic silver bullet solution to the malware problem plaguing the Internet after all. In a first-of-its-kind test, a group of Australian security researchers at Skylight Cyber proved conclusively that they could fool AI-based antivirus defenses into thinking that a particularly malignant piece of malware was actually trusted software. Even when it came to some of the most virulent m…
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These innovations are driving collaboration in the Cascadia region

As far as enviable commutes go, a short hop in a seaplane, flying over water and past snow-capped mountains, is up there.

Connecting Seattle and Vancouver, a recently launched flight route is testament to the growing ties between the locations.

The two-way trading relationship between Canada and the United States remains one of the largest in the world – and the links between British Columbia and Washington state are growing. In 2016, the launc…
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Emailage and Featurespace partner to tackle application fraud

Source: Emailage

Emailage, global leader in online fraud prevention and email risk assessment, has teamed up with Featurespace, the world leader in risk detection and fraud prevention, to protect global eCommerce and financial services organizations from the growing threat of online application fraud.

Application fraud grew by £29.4m (or 159 per cent) last year, according to UK Finance. Application fraud occurs when criminals use stolen or fake…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3945, Negative Sentiment 0.7174

Capital One Hack Highlights Poor Data Security Practices

A former AWS employee has been accused of accessing Capital One’s misconfigured S3 storage buckets and copying the data of about 100 million Americans and 6 million Canadians to GitHub in the country’s latest massive data breach.

Charges were filed Monday against Paige A. Thompson, 33, for illegally accessing Capital One’s data. According to the complaint filed in US District Court in Seattle, Washington, Thompson hacked Capital One’s data in Ma…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.4005, Raw Interest Score: 1.2015,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1476, Negative Sentiment 0.7378

Case Study: CEMEX Works to Become a Data-Driven Company

Digital transformation is alive and well at CEMEX, a global leader in building materials. It started its journey two years ago, evolving from a traditional brick-and-mortar business model to a digital one where customer-centricity is the dominant factor over product-centricity.

Now it needs to become an even more data-driven company, where its data powers digital transformation rather than just informing reports and supporting business intellige…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3252, Raw Interest Score: 1.4590,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3495, Negative Sentiment 0.0760

At Siggraph 2019, AI-aided CG flexed its muscles and slightly stumbled

In reality, I am not a long-haired Asian woman, and when I create virtual avatars of myself, they’re never long-haired, Asian, or female. Yet at this week’s Siggraph 2019 conference in Los Angeles, FaceUnity’s “automatic” cloud AI avatar generator snapped a photo of me and quickly came to some very incorrect conclusions. “It thinks you’re a lady,” one of the booth attendants said, slightly smiling. I walked away from the demo bemused, thinking ab…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3087, Raw Interest Score: 0.9329,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0592, Negative Sentiment 0.1629

Can a robot be an inventor? A new patent filing aims to find out

Years after a photogenic macaque snapped a photo of itself on a wildlife photographer’s unguarded camera, and PETA filed a federal lawsuit to give the monkey the copyright for his viral selfies, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that animals cannot hold a copyright under current law. In fact, since the dispute started, the U.S. Copyright Office went ahead and specifically listed “ a photograph taken by a monkey ” as an example of an item t…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.5402, Negative Sentiment 0.2224

DataRobot raises $200 million for AI software development – sources

Data science company DataRobot has raised a Series E funding round of an estimated $200 million to develop its artificial intelligence software and automated machine learning, sources have revealed to Xconomy.

News of the funding, led by the California-based firm Sapphire Ventures, spread via a blog linked to unicorn investment index run by research firm Lagniappe Labs Prime Unicorn Index; the post detailed …
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.2207, Raw Interest Score: 1.7409,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0696, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Six years of startup working: the lessons – Cuemacro

It’s been exactly 6 years since I resigned from Nomura, to embark on the path to working in fintech startup life, initially with my main focus being The Thalesians and over the past three years with my full time focus at Cuemacro. On each anniversary that has passed, I’ve found it a good exercise to write about the lessons I’ve learnt along the way. If you’re in banking and are looking to contemplate startup life (or are already in a startup), ho…
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Jamie Dimon’s worst fears for the banking industry realized with Capital One data hack

Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., listens during a Business Roundtable CEO Innovation Summit discussion in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images

It’s among the worst fears of any bank CEO. A lone hacker managed to steal the personal information of more than 100 million Capital One customers, the Virginia-based bank said Monday in a release. Most of wha…
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Conversational AI: The Advanced Form of Chatbots

ive at handling routine customer interactions in real-time to improve customer relations, making them an ideal choice for CRM.

Early chatbot applications were limited in their scope. However, recent machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) advancements have increased their capabilities with new innovative features. A growing number of businesses now handle a significant volume of customer interactions by integrating chatbots into their CRM systems. This blog post explores the different ways in which the conversational features of chatbots can be enhanced.

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Musk’s vision of a cyborg world is overdone

tions. The Tesla boss believes humans can be improved by implanting meshes of ultra-thin electrodes into their heads to speed the flow of data to and from the brain.

People risk being left behind by artificial intelligence, he says.

The erratic tech entrepreneur is the last person most of us would want poking around under our hoods. Worries about AI eclipsing humans are overdone, moreover. Computers that could mimic human intelligence would be the size of aircraft hangars and use a million times more power than the brain, says Steve Furber, pioneer of one of the world’s most widely-used chips.

Indeed, there is a …
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GDPR and the Transparency Revolution

It’s been over a year since GDPR went into effect, and in that time, the regulation has driven a great deal of meaningful conversations around consumer privacy and enterprise data management policies. In an age where “data is the new oil,” fueling innovation and growth, enterprises face all kinds of new challenges when it comes to handling consumer data.

Large data breaches are constantly putting personal data at risk, and today, consumers are d…
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Big Data Joins The Fight Against Traumatic Brain Injuries

Big data is being used more frequently in healthcare facilities all over the world. One report shows that the global market for big data in healthcare is expected to reach $68.75 billion in 2025.

However, this figure misses some important nuances, such as which areas of medicine are using big data the most. Some medical procedures have relied on it more than others, while others are just exploring its po…
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Facebook open-sources image and video algorithms it uses to fight abuse

Facebook today announced that it’s open-sourcing two algorithms capable of spotting identical and nearly identical photos and videos, which it says it actively uses to fight child exploitation, terrorist propaganda, and graphic violence on its platform. The company notes that it’s the first time it’s shared any media-matching technology — technology it hopes industry partners, smaller developers, and nonprofits will employ to more easily identify…
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Data Orchestration: Q&A with Alluxio’s Dipti Borkar

Alluxio was founded in 2015, with its 1.0 release following in 2016. It originated as the Tachyon project at the UC Berkley’s AMP Lab by then-PhD student and now Alluxio CTO Haoyuan Li.

As the 2.0 release was rolled out in July, Dipti Borkar, VP, product management and marketing at Alluxio, reflected on the data engineering problems that have emerged as a result of the increasingly decoupled architecture for modern workloads.

Just as compute an…
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Big Data Meets Divorce: How Companies Take Advantage Of Life Changes

Big data is everywhere. Each time you swipe a grocery store card, make a purchase online or buy from a big-box store, your shopping habits are being stored somewhere. What many consumers don’t realize is that companies are using this information to take advantage of their major life changes, including divorce.

While divorce rates are down compared to 20 years ago, nearly 50% of all marriages will still e…
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AI Being Enlisted to Help Monitor Energy Consumption of Individual Households and Vast Businesses

By AI Trends Staff

Energy monitoring can range from knowing about how much energy is being consumed in a household to how much is needed to power a business. The domain of energy consumption is proving ripe for exploitation by AI.

In a recent study conducted by the US Energy Information Administration and reported in VentureBeat, four percent of owners of smart home electric meters reported viewing their hourly or daily energy consumption data….
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Waddell & Reed Adds Riskalyze Risk Alignment for Its Advisors

Waddell & Reed headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.

Waddell & Reed selected Riskalyze to provide risk alignment at scale to all of its affiliated advisors, the companies said Wednesday.

The enterprise agreement represents the latest technology initiative to be implemented by Waddell & Reed over the past few months, the company pointed out. Riskalyze’s platform of client engagement tools and analytics technology will help Waddell & Reed adviso…
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Building Data Pipelines with Teraport for Feature Engineering

Data pipelines are where most of the time is spent for those working with data because the bulk of a machine learning project involves data collection and cleaning. Loominus gives everyone the power to build the data pipelines critical to any machine learning project.

Teraport is a powerful tool within the Loominus product suite that ingests and stages data. In another post, we’ll discuss the data ingestion APIs. For now we’ll focus on building a powerful data pipeline for feature engineering.

We’re going to b…
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MIT researchers are working on AI-based knitting design software that will let anyone, even novices, make their own clothes – TechCrunch

MIT researchers are working on AI-based knitting design software that will let anyone, even novices, make their own clothes

The growing popularity of 3D printing machines and companies like Thingiverse and Shapeways have given previously unimaginable powers to makers, enabling them to create everything from cosplay accessories to replacement parts. But even though 3D printing has created a new world of customized objects, most of us are still bu…
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Accolade uses acquisition of MD Insider to launch doctor-picking concierge

h a service that helps patients with a fundamental healthcare need: picking a doctor.

Called Accolade Total Care, the new product was made possible by the acquisition of MD Insider, which operates a machine learning platform with access to data on millions of healthcare providers. It’s an extension of Accolade’s core offering, which helps employees navigate healthcare options.

“There’s one healthcare intervention that probably has the most significant impact on satisfaction and costs and outcome. And that’s the moment that you’re picking a doctor,” Accolade CEO Raj Singh said. “This is a complicated process…
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Harnessing Containers for the Big Data Era

Until recently, clunkiness ruled the data systems and integration game. Expensive and complicated middleware was required to bring applications and information together, consisting of connectors, adapters, brokers, and other solutions to put all the pieces together. Now, cloud and containers – and Kubernetes orchestration technology – have made everyone’s jobs easier, and raised the possibility that both applications and data can be smoothly tran…
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5 Programming Languages That Are Probably Doomed

Not all programming languages endure forever. In fact, even the most popular ones inevitably crumble away, as new generations of developers embrace other languages and frameworks they find easier to work with.

In order to determine which programming languages are likely doomed in the medium- to long-term, we looked at the popularity rankings by TIOBE and RedMonk, as well as Dice’s own database of job postings. If your career is based on any of t…
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Professor turned Data Scientist: Why Dr. Guido Maretto left academia for the startup life

I was teaching and doing research. Initially my research was mostly mathematical and theoretical models. Then I got more interested in empirical analysis, so using data. Specifically the reason is that with a colleague in Brussels, now at the Bank of England, we got curious about the things that government was saying about criminal organizations in Italy. Different politicians were saying opposing statements. So we thought it would worth getting …
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Saudi Arabia backs $550 million investment in health start-up Babylon, valuing it at $2 billion

British health technology start-up Babylon has raised $550 million in an investment round backed by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund.

The London-based company said Friday that it was now worth $2 billion following the fundraising, which also saw German reinsurer Munich Re’s ERGO Fund and an undisclosed U.S. health insurer — which a Sky News report identified as Centene — invest.

Babylon said that $450 million of capital has already been com…
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Cerner Leads New Era of Health Care Innovation

According to a recent press release, “Cerner Corporation, a global health platform and technology company, today announced a multi-faceted, strategic collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company, to accelerate health care innovation across the globe. As part of this agreement, Cerner is naming AWS its preferred cloud provider. This expanded relationship is expected to power enhanced clinical experiences, increase effi…
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Why genuine human intelligence is key for the development of AI

The developments have been fast and furious in recent months. Microsoft announced that it will invest $1 billion in a partnership with research lab OpenAI to create artificial general intelligence (AGI), the holy grail of artificial intelligence. OpenAI’s CEO Sam Altman has boasted that “the creation of AGI will be the most important technological development in human history”

Computers can do many very specific tasks much better than humans, bu…
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How Lightstream CTO Jenny Farver Builds High-Performing Tech Teams

image via lightstream

Big things are happening at virtual broadcasting technology company Lightstream, thanks in large part to visionary CTO Jenny Farver. Before joining the company in November 2018, Farver built out a team of more than 50 engineers at Civis Analytics, and she is looking to replicate that success in her new role.

“I saw the opportunity to drive breakout technical excellence through the alchemy of team-building,” Farver said sho…
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Fast-growing real estate heavyweight Compass raises $370M at $6.4B valuation

High-tech real estate brokerage Compass has a new mountain of cash to continue building out its technology platform and grow both its East and West Coast engineering hubs.

Compass today announced a $370 million Series G round that brings the company to a lifetime total of $1.5 billion raised. The round ups Compass to a valuation of $6.4 billion, the company said. Primary investors in the round include Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Dragon…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1991, Negative Sentiment 0.0664

Data engineers are our new ‘unicorns’, says Virgin Australia Frequent Flyer CEO

Machine learning-powered predictive analytics are generating a significant uplift in campaign response rates and member satisfaction for Virgin Australia’s frequent flyer program, Velocity, according to its CEO, Karl Schuster.

While new technology is allowing the Velocity Frequent Flyer program to deliver personalised offers at scale, Schuster says it is people at the heart of the success. The scarcity of local …
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3081, Negative Sentiment 0.1659

MIT CSAIL tackles knitting with twin AI tools

Who knew modern knitting machines could be so complicated? The type of whole-garment method that’s used to produce socks, gloves, sportswear, shoes, car seats, and other textiles requires knowledge of the low-level language used to create knitting machine routines. It’s expert-level stuff, and the stakes are high — even minor mistakes can ruin an entire garment.

That’s why researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laborat…
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Tech Moves: Blokable exec leaves for Expedia; ExtraHop names new finance chief

— Sandy Anuras is leaving Blokable, a Seattle startup with a mission to develop low-cost housing at scale, to join Expedia as vice president of global marketing technology.

This is Anuras’ second tour with Expedia, where she worked previously for more than a decade and rose to become senior director of technology.

“Coming back to lead execution for Expedia’s digital marketing roadmap, which spans everything from traditional digital marketing to…
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Why Cloudera Stock Rose 13.7% in July — The Motley Fool

What happened

Shares of Cloudera (NYSE:CLDR) rose 13.7% in July, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. At first glance, investors might not get very excited. The big data and artificial intelligence software stock had been absolutely pummeled over the past year, following its merger with rival Hortonworks. Therefore, the rise in July may seem like a transitory bounce after shares had been more than cut in half.

Nevertheless, two recent developments in June and July could indicate a potential turnaround may be in the cards.

So what

The integration of Cloudera an…
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GreenSky Launches Data Science Division to Strengthen its Consumer Protections

ompany Powering Commerce at the Point of Sale®, today announced the launch of a newly established Data Science division to boost the Company’s consumer protection program. The company is investing in artificial intelligence and machine learning to more accurately identify suspicious activity, alert consumers faster, and remediate situations more effectively. Marty Smith, former GreenSky Chief Information Officer, is leading this division. Prior to joining GreenSky, Mr. Smith held multiple executive-level technology positions with IPG, ChoicePoint, and The Home Depot. ‘Our investment in Data Science underscores the i…
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Bug Bounty Payouts Way Up as Companies Rush to Patch Holes

A new report from BugCrowd shows the number of bug bounty submissions in 2019 is way up, while payouts have increased 83 percent year-over-year.

Analyzing the first half of 2019, BugCrowd found a 29 percent increase in the total number of bug bounty programs launched by companies looking to patch vulnerabilities. We’ve seen this with GitHub and Google, both of which reported an expanded bug bounty program. In both cases, finding a critical vulne…
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Intel Turbocharges Spark Workloads with Optane DCPMM

14nm process as the first generation processors. But the launch also included the delivery of Optane Data Center Persistent Memory Module (DCPMM), which is poised to deliver big benefits for SQL and machine learning workloads on Apache Spark and other frameworks.

Optane is Intel‘s latest storage innovation that blends the characteristics of fast but volatile RAM and slower but persistent NAND storage technology. Originally based on the 3D Xpoint technology that it started co-developing with Micron years ago, the storage-class memory technology was designed to provide a major boost in the ability of users to…
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What history can teach us about the future for treasury professionals

“Is a robot going to take my job?” According to research conducted by the online marketing company SEM rush, 197,800 people typed this question into their search engine every month in 2017.

A widely-referenced study from Oxford University suggests that 35% of UK jobs are at risk of being replaced by automation in the next 20 years. Treasury professionals might not be looking over their shoulders quite yet, but with research suggesting 81% of bus…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3451, Negative Sentiment 0.2416

RFA – Three decades redefining the investor landscape with best-in-class solutions

RFA has come a long way since it first opened for business in 1989. Now the firm, which has over 800 clients, is one of the biggest cloud providers to the alternative investment sector, offering state-of-the-art cybersecurity services and fully managed IT and CTO consultancy services.

Much of RFA’s success can be attributed to the ethos of the firm, which takes a consultative, rather than product-led approach to client requirements, most of whom…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3059, Negative Sentiment 0.1449

At a High Level: AWS vs. Azure vs. Google Cloud

If you’ve got a business that’s growing and are looking for IT help in the form of cloud services, there are really only few household name-brand providers from which to choose. You already know them as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud … and that’s about it.

Certainly there are other good-quality companies in this ever-growing international mix, with names such as Alibaba, Salesforce, TenCent, Oracle, Dell EMC, Racks…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1767, Negative Sentiment 0.0744

Video: Augmented analytics and other trends in 2019

Analytics are going through a renaissance of sorts, businesses are able to use analytics in ways they could not before due to new technologies.

Timo Elliott, SAP VP and global innovation evangelist notes three key analytics trends for 2019.

Firstly, analytic companies are able to create scenarios businesses have been longing for years; these analytics are able to be embedded into business processes and there is an incoming wave of augmented ana…
2019-08-01 12:11:22+10:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3559, Negative Sentiment 0.0791

Blurred Storage Lines: Clouds That Appear Like On-Prem

Cloud storage is growing fast as companies look to take advantage of low cost and flexible storage options for terabytes and petabytes of data. But for all the convenience of cloud storage, sometimes it’s just better when data is closer. That’s helping to drive adoption of distributed file systems from vendors like LucidLink and KMesh that can make cloud-resident data appear like it’s stored on-prem.

Interest in object stores is surging for good…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1690, Negative Sentiment 0.1086

Unravel Data Creates Cloud Migration Assessment

Unravel Data, a provider of full-stack visibility and AI-powered recommendations, is releasing a new cloud migration assessment to help organizations move data workloads to Azure, AWS, or Google Cloud faster and with lower cost.

Unravel has built a goal-driven and adaptive solution that provides comprehensive details of the source environment and applications running on it, identifies workloads suitable for the cloud and determines the optimal c…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2560, Negative Sentiment 0.0960

Video: Industry leaders on the analytics opportunity

Australia is facing a skill gap within the analytics sector according to some of the country’s leading practitioners. But emerging technology can help to offset the gap by also improving traditional reporting.

“There is a skill gap. A lot of data scientists are not data scientists,” said SAP VP and chief analytics evangelist, Shailendra Kumar following an analytics roundtable in Sydney.

“That came out with all the key leaders [at the roundtable…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2418, Negative Sentiment 0.1209

11 Chicago Tech Companies Hiring Junior & Entry-Level Salespeople Right Now

There are few better places to find exciting junior and entry-level sales jobs than Chicago. Our booming tech ecosystem, mixed with an increasingly large number of growing companies, equals high demand for salespeople. Whether you’re a new graduate or thinking about a career change, these positions are bound to give you the sales experience and know-how to put you on the fast track towards a blossoming career.

Check out these 11 tech companies w…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2319, Negative Sentiment 0.0649

Elastic Stack 7.3.0 Released

A new press release reports, “Elastic N.V., the company behind Elasticsearch and the Elastic Stack, is thrilled to announce that version 7.3 of the Elastic Stack has arrived, and it’s another good one. We’ll touch on some of the release highlights. Be sure to check out the dedicated blogs for each product to dive into all the details of what’s new. If you just can’t wait, version 7.3 is available right now on our Elasticsearch Service — the only …
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1690, Negative Sentiment 0.0563

Meet the US’s spy system of the future — it’s Sentient

At the final session of the 2019 Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, attendees straggled into a giant ballroom to listen to an Air Force official and a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) executive discuss, as the panel title put it, “Enterprise Disruption.” The presentation stayed as vague as the title until a direct question from the audience seemed to make the panelists squirm.

Just how good, the person wondered, had the military a…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.0920, Negative Sentiment 0.2111

Designing an Efficient Hybrid Cloud Solution

Adopting a hybrid cloud philosophy can provide businesses with the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage. A hybrid cloud is the concept of working with both an on-premise private cloud and various public clouds. While cost reduction is a primary goal, businesses also benefit from gaining a flexible IT infrastructure and significant scalability. The tools available for working in both public and private clouds can maximize the efficiency of …
2019-07-31 07:35:24+00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.3149, Negative Sentiment 0.0652

Neuroscientists fine-tune brain-to-speech translator – but there’s a long road ahead

BOT or NOT? This special series explores the evolving relationship between humans and machines, examining the ways that robots, artificial intelligence and automation are impacting our work and lives.

Neuroscientists have demonstrated a computerized system that can determine in real time what’s being said, based on brain activity rather than actual speech.

The technology is being supported in part by Facebook Reality Labs, which is aiming to create a non-invasive, wearable brain-to-text translator. But in the nearer term, the research is more …
2019-07-30 17:58:07-07:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1182, Negative Sentiment 0.2363

The State of Data Science in 2019 and How to Overcome the Talent Shortage

Join Anaconda’s Chief Technology Officer, Peter Wang, and Maria Khalusova, Developer Advocate at JetBrains, for a webinar on August 28. We’ll discuss the results of our 2019 survey and how the data science talent shortage will be addressed.

Register Now
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Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.3937

Restive Data Workers Head for Exits

In a sign of the growing bargaining power of “data workers,” one third responding to a recent survey said they would quit over what they considered an “unfair” performance review.

Moreover, the survey released by management platform vendor Reflektive found that disgruntled workers won’t go quietly: 78 percent of those polled said they would burn their bridges with an employer by posting an “I Quit!” video on social media.

A smaller percentage s…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.1804, Raw Interest Score: 0.8010,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1265, Negative Sentiment 0.4216

Cover Story: Australia’s Dangerous Foray Into Facial Recognition

The revived proposal for the Identity-Matching Services Bill will allow the Department of Home Affairs to begin developing a national scheme of identity and data matching, including the expanded use of facial recognition technology.

The contentious scheme would see the department operate a hub and spoke model of identity data sharing with government agencies, state and federal police, anti corruption agencies, security agencies, and in some case…
2019-08-05 05:20:19+10:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.1488, Raw Interest Score: 0.8856,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1316, Negative Sentiment 0.4248

Variable Annuity Expense Levels Might Be Converging

and 2019 data comparability.

Big U.S. variable annuity issuers might be using more similar expense structures for popular living benefits riders.

Hedgeness Inc., a Chicago-based financial services data analytics company, has included data supporting that possibility in a new batch of variable annuity living benefits rider rating data.

(Related: Unexpected Ways to Reduce RMDs, Optimize Retirement Cash Flow)

Hedgeness included 13 issuers in its latest rating table, up from seven last year.

The firm uses a proprietary formula to calculate expense and benefits figures.

For 2019, the overall expense charg…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1751, Negative Sentiment 0.0438

5 Reasons Your Job Interviews Aren’t Becoming Job Offers

Landing a job interview is a great first step—but you should always keep in mind that it’s only “half the battle.” To reach the career goals that are most important to you, you need to be successful at converting interviews into offers. What can you do to help ensure this vital conversion?

“Given the current market conditions, tech pros with in-demand skills should be able to turn roughly 50 percent of job interviews into offers,” noted Gregory …
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1545, Negative Sentiment 0.1765

Change is the only constant

As banks embrace digital transformation, there is a high level of discomfort amongst bank staff around the change.

First, they hear almost every day that artificial intelligence and machine learning will automate their jobs. They fear the future. They fear losing their job. How can you reassure them that they can participate in the change without being a turkey voting for Christmas?

Second, they can see the bank turning into something different. The people walking around no longer wear suits and ties. Beards and jeans are being allowed in the office on weekdays, not jus…
2019-07-31 06:48:03+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 0.9832, Raw Interest Score: 0.8750,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1094, Negative Sentiment 0.4375

Telangana’s New Chatbot To Facilitate Registration Process In The State

Continuing their streak for promoting cutting-edge technology in the state, the Registrations and Stamps department in Telangana will soon sport a brand new chatbot. The southern state’s IT department is reportedly working on a new chatbot which will help users find key information related to the department.

According to a report in a noted daily, Telangana’s Information Technology, Electronics and Communications (ITE&C) is working on a chatbot …
2019-08-05 07:47:59+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 0.8886, Raw Interest Score: 0.8299,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0593, Negative Sentiment 0.0593

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