Alternative Data News. 21, August 2019

Finding sources and uses for alternative data can be difficult. At CloudQuant we regularly read and search the internet for new sources of data that can be used in our mission to find alpha signals and build quantitative trading strategies. We recognize that we are technology and data junkies so we wrote our own crawler that specifically seeks out web pages, posts, and news articles that give us a snapshot of what is going on in the world of Alt Data. The following is a collection of articles that we think you will find interesting from the past week.


How banks and financial institutions can harness alternative data to make better decisions

The dependency by banking and financial institutions on traditional data sets has resulted in gaps of information in decision making processes.

Quarterly earnings reports and industry whitepapers are often slow and infrequent and as these traditional sources of information are readily available, they tend to offer limited actionable intelligence or insight. No executive should go to their board and present a plan based on data from 6 months ago …
2019-08-21 13:38:25 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 6.7489, Raw Interest Score: 2.3123,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3016, Negative Sentiment 0.2011

CloudQuant Thoughts:  We are seeing the use of AltData in many areas from Quantitative Finance to realtime actionable intelligence that executives need to make strategic, and sometimes tactical actions. Discretionary and systematic asset managers are finding useful features in alternative data.

Watch Out for the 9 Most Popular AI Jobs in 2020

If you are ready to learn, retrain, reskill and upscale then AI is a field with tremendous opportunities for you. However, the key here is to stay ahead of the technology by upgrading your skillset to the requirements of recruiters seeking AI professionals.

Then, of course, certifications are always there to help you always stay ahead in your career. So what are you waiting for? Keep reading to know what are the most popular AI jobs you can choo…
2019-08-16 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 6.2692, Raw Interest Score: 2.9732,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2146, Negative Sentiment 0.1379

CloudQuant Thoughts:  Are these lists of “In Demand” jobs their own AltData?

Alternative Data is the Key to Investor Success

nvestment decisions. In fact, seventy-eight percent of hedge funds are currently using or are expecting to use alternative data (per Ernst & Young, up from 52% in 2016).

Hedge funds seek alternative data sets because they want a unique view of the market or a business or industry. Historically, analysis of traditional data – SEC filings, quarterly earnings, press releases, etc. – has been a cornerstone and common denominator of investment strategy. However, alternative data – sources such as survey data, social media networks, app usage of mobile devices, geolocation, customer sentiment, any data tha…
2019-08-13 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 6.1485, Raw Interest Score: 2.4215,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2291, Negative Sentiment 0.0327

CloudQuant Thoughts: We were at a conference that said that the number of AltData sets were over 1,500. This is growing. Inside CloudQuant we have an increasing number of datasets that we have created and are curating over time.

Upcoming RavenPack Alternative Data Conference To Examine Privacy Issues • Integrity Research

News sentiment analysis provider RavenPack is hosting an alternative data conference in New York on September 10th 2019 featuring three opening presentations keying on questions of ownership and valuation of personal data. The invitation-only conference which is free to attend will also include nine additional talks by industry practitioners focusing on monetizing alternative data.

Robert Shapiro, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs and founde…
2019-08-21 07:55:45+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 6.0983, Raw Interest Score: 2.1016,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.2627

Bloomberg brings early alerts to corporate credit with machine learning

Bloomberg has rolled out early alerts using machine learning technology to provide clients with predictive insights for fixed income trading.

The data-driven early alerts use Bloomberg’s proprietary library of fixed income data alongside machine learning models for predictive intelligence that could offer users an edge in trading corporate credit markets.

By analysing more than 16,000 US dollar-denominated corporate investment grade and high-yi…
2019-08-15 10:24:57+01:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 5.0600, Raw Interest Score: 2.7705,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3136, Negative Sentiment 0.1045

Kannada Makes It To The ML World With A Full-Fledged MNIST Dataset

can avoid. MNIST is special in many ways, it is highly popular and hence widely explored and studied, it is open and easily available and it is not at all complicated. MNIST is one of the very first datasets any ML person would turn to when they are beginning.

A recent research paper talks about a very new addition to the family of MNISTs. This new family with origin in India is a dataset of handwritten digits from Kannada, one of the 22 scheduled languages in India spoken by almost 57 million people.

What Is Kannada-MNIST

The dataset consists of images of handwritten digits in Kannada with 60,00…
2019-08-21 09:41:12+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.6137, Raw Interest Score: 1.5582,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1113, Negative Sentiment 0.1391

Neueda and Levyx bring Python into big data era

Capital Markets technology specialist Neueda has partnered with Levyx Inc, a big data system software provider, to vastly increase data processing capacity for the Python community.

Through the new Helium-Python interface, Neueda and Levyx have significantly increased Python’s utility, offering increased efficiency and effectiveness to users within financial markets and beyond. The product has been released by Neueda.

Colin Pattison, MD Capit…
2019-08-16 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.5455, Raw Interest Score: 2.0116,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4235, Negative Sentiment 0.0529

BMLL Technologies launches Derived Data Service for bespoke trading analytics

BMLL Technologies, a cloud-based Capital Markets Data-Engineering-as-a-Service company, has launched a new Derived Data Service which enables market participants to consume bespoke metrics derived from the most granular message-by-message exchange data directly into their trading systems both at speed and at scale.

Level 3 (L3) data displays all the individual messages in the limit order book (LOB) and provides traders and researchers with unpar…
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Weighted Interest Score: 4.4493, Raw Interest Score: 2.0529,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2488, Negative Sentiment 0.1555

BMLL Technologies Gives Access To Normalised Level 3 Data

BMLL Technologies, the cloud-based Capital Markets Data-Engineering-as-a-Service company, today announced the launch of its new Derived Data Service. The platform enables market participants to consume bespoke metrics derived from the most granular message-by-message exchange data directly into their trading systems both at speed and at scale.

Level 3 (L3) data displays all the individual messages in the limit order book (LOB) and provides trade…
2019-08-21 08:15:36+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.4172, Raw Interest Score: 2.0546,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2453, Negative Sentiment 0.1533

The Future of Finance book review

This book review is written by Sheldon Freedman, a fintech and funds lawyer at Hassans in Gibraltar and an expert in Security Tokens. We asked Sheldon to write a 3 part post on Security Tokens in November 2018 (use the Security Token tag on Daily Fintech to see these and other posts on this critical subject). As Fintech goes mainstream, there are more books and educational courseware on the subject. The Future of Finance: The Impact of FinTech, A…
2019-08-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.3845, Raw Interest Score: 1.5043,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2201, Negative Sentiment 0.3119

So You Want to be a Machine Learning Engineer?

Ideally, a machine learning engineer would have both the skills of a software engineer and the experience of a data scientist and data engineer. However, data scientists and software engineers usually come from very different backgrounds, and data scientists should not be expected to be great programmers, nor should software engineers be expected to provide statistical summaries. Nonetheless, a background in machine learning algorithms and how th…
2019-08-14 07:35:54+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.3545, Raw Interest Score: 1.9963,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2315, Negative Sentiment 0.0964

Credit Suisse Asset Management invests in fixed income price transparency firm

Credit Suisse Asset Management has made an investment in a New York-based data aggregation specialist that aims to improve transparency on pre-trade pricing in fixed income markets.

Solve Advisors received investment from Credit Suisse Asset Management’s NEXT investors, who target minority growth opportunities in private technology and financial services companies globally. Credit Suisse Asset Management NEXT investors will appoint two members t…
2019-08-15 11:04:39+01:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.2060, Raw Interest Score: 2.4743,
Positive Sentiment: 0.8403, Negative Sentiment 0.1401

Artificial Intelligence and Enterprise Knowledge Graphs: Better Together

on linked data. These models of knowledge domains are created by subject matter experts with the help of machine learning algorithms. They live as virtual data layers on top of existing databases or data sets to link both structured and unstructured data at scale and across disparate data silos. Introduce new data and the graph accepts it without issue, and uses it to grow data relationships that put more data into even greater context to better discover connections that can inform decision-making — faster.

In its Hype Cycle for Artificial Intelligence 2018, Gartner recognized the importance of know…
2019-08-15 07:35:27+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 4.0641, Raw Interest Score: 1.9964,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1512, Negative Sentiment 0.1059

A Data Science Leader’s Perspective on Getting Value from AI Workloads

ng collected, Deep Learning became the preferred algorithms at least over the last 5 years or so. As the complexity of problems arose, Deep Learning became the answer for problems that involved heavy datasets.

A few millions of rows of supervised learning could effectively be crunched by ensemble tree based algorithms itself. However, for problems like computer vision or speech-to- text, deep learning was the answer. Meanwhile, lesser complex data-driven problems with few hundreds of features and few millions of rows could very effectively solved by other non-linear algorithms.

Growing compute powe…
2019-08-19 08:28:15+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.9203, Raw Interest Score: 1.8377,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3365, Negative Sentiment 0.2459

AI Powered Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence — Deep Learning Signal Classifiers

Introduction

Welcome (or welcome back!) to the AI for social good series! In the second part, of this two-part series of articles, we will look at how Artificial intelligence (AI) coupled with the power of open-source tools and techniques like deep learning can help us further the quest for finding extra-terrestrial intelligence!

In the first part of this two-part series, we formulated our key objective and motivation behind doing this project….
2019-08-21 17:36:57.416000+00:00 Read the full story…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.1458, Negative Sentiment 0.0648

CFPB support bolsters lenders’ alternative data developments

As the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) turns its attention to applications of machine learning and alternative data within credit markets, small businesses are likely to feel the advantages of the technological developments, says Brock Blake, CEO of Lendio.

“With the CFPB’s regulatory support, more fintech innovators will be able to meet the financial needs of entrepreneurs, which means small businesses remain sustainable,” he says. “And as machine learning and artificial intelligence advance, fintech provide…
2019-08-14 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.8220, Raw Interest Score: 1.4685,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3671, Negative Sentiment 0.2824

Appen Training Data Solution Unveils Enhancements to Accelerate Customers’ AI Initiatives

A new press release reports, “Appen Limited, the leading provider of datasets used by companies and governments to train AI systems quickly and at scale, today introduced feature updates for its AI training data solution designed to accelerate customers’ artificial intelligence initiatives. The Appen platform – already the most comprehensive solution for collecting and labeling images, text, speech, audio, and video – combines Figure Eight’s machine learning (ML)-enabled …
2019-08-21 07:10:08+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.6646, Raw Interest Score: 1.7241,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3337, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Stock prediction using recurrent neural networks

Building datasets

Variables and features

One problem with predicting stock prices is that there really is just a finite amount of data. Also, I don’t want to go too far back as I believe the nature of trading has completely changed from say 2013 till now. I can train on many or few stocks concatenated together, with others used as features. By concatenating stocks I increase the number of data, as well as poten…
2019-08-21 13:17:21.384000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.6498, Raw Interest Score: 1.1781,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0693, Negative Sentiment 0.0693

H-1B Visa Most Used for ‘Software Engineer,’ ‘Software Developer’ Roles

A recent H-1B visa data-dump from the U.S. Department of Labor shows job titles such as “software developer” and “software engineer” are the most widely used for H-1B candidates.

We analyzed the top job titles used by tech companies when securing H-1B visas for overseas talent. You might assume that, with the government’s crackdown on the H-1B program, tech companies would have to submit H-1B requests with specific job titles in mind. Nope.

Doi…
2019-08-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.5214, Raw Interest Score: 2.1609,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0800, Negative Sentiment 0.0400

GPT-2: 6-Month Follow-Up

We’re releasing the 774 million parameter GPT-2 language model after the release of our small 124M model in February, staged release of our medium 355M model in May, and subsequent research with partners and the AI community into the model’s potential for misuse and societal benefit. We’re also releasing an open-source legal agreement to make it easier for organizations to initiate model-sharing partnerships with each other, and are publishing a …
2019-08-20 16:00:59+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.2836, Raw Interest Score: 1.7731,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0806, Negative Sentiment 0.3022

Neptune Networks Expands In Data And Analytics

Data and analytics are becoming increasingly important to Neptune Networks, the consortium which was launched to reduce costs by allowing institutional investors to access real-time bond pricing from banks in a standard format.

Banks previously sent bond inventory information in multiple formats to investors. In 2014 a group of buy-side and sell-side institutions began discussing how best to distribute real-time axes in a standard open source fo…
2019-08-20 17:18:47+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.2224, Raw Interest Score: 1.7964,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3443, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Are SMEs Equipped To Master Data Science?

A 2015 paper by the World Economic Forum showed that big data might just be a fad. The article certainly raised a lot of controversy, considering the massive emphasis on the value of data technology. However, the article raised some very valid points.

The article was not arguing that big data is going to go obsolete. Rather, the point was that big data is one tool in any organization’s arsenal. It is a very valuable tool, but we need to be caref…
2019-08-21 16:47:31+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.1595, Raw Interest Score: 1.6258,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1687, Negative Sentiment 0.3834

How To Use Wall Street Tricks To Make Cloud Computing Cheaper

The role of a typical trader on Wall Street is to keep the inflows high and the losses low. The models that monitor stock prices are built to handle the risks that come with market shifts.

A data engineer, on the other hand, handles vast amounts of data using cloud infrastructure almost has a similar job — to avoid losses or delays of incoming data. Using cloud infrastructure to store and deploy machine learning models has become famous with many companies. However, deploying cloud infrastructure is extremely expensive and consumes a lot of energy.

Inspired by risk theories employed by stock mark…
2019-08-21 10:30:17+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.1295, Raw Interest Score: 1.9235,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2455, Negative Sentiment 0.3683

Ultimus appoints Senior VP of Business Development

Independent fund servicing provider Ultimus Fund Solutions (Ultimus) has appointed Nickolaus Darsch as Senior Vice President of Business Development.

In this role, Darsch will be responsible for building and strengthening strategic relationships with investment managers that can benefit from the Ultimus offering.

Darsch will focus on aligning the Ultimus suite of services to meet the needs of registered fund sponsors, primarily in the range of …
2019-08-15 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.9894, Raw Interest Score: 1.4742,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2867, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

How Big Data Could Spare Seniors From A Terrifying Retirement Crisis

Millman has introduced some articles on the benefits of big data in the retirement industry. Wade Matterson wrote an article on LinkedIn on the value of big data for solving the retirement riddle.

A growing body of research shows that big data can be invaluable for people planning for retirement. Predictive analytics and machine learning can help give some more perspectives on how retirees live, which can help them forecast their financial needs…
2019-08-21 16:57:30+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.9029, Raw Interest Score: 1.4304,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3468, Negative Sentiment 0.4335

Data Scientists, The 5 Graph Algorithms that you should know

1. Connected Components

A graph with 3 connected components

We all know how clustering works?

You can think of Connected Components in very layman’s terms as a sort of a hard clustering algorithm which finds clusters/islands in related/connected data.

As a concrete example: Say you have data about roads joining any two cities in the world. And you need to find out all the continents in the world and which city they contain.

How will you achi…
2019-08-21 17:09:41.438000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.8954, Raw Interest Score: 0.8468,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0819, Negative Sentiment 0.1093

3 Specialty Retail Stocks Ready to Bounce

Specialty retail stocks rely heavily on the purchasing power of consumers, a favorable labor market, and rising wages. Therefore, it’s no surprise that the industry has underperformed the S&P 500 Index by about 7.5% over the past month after the June jobs report disappointed. Like most other sectors, talk about a looming recession and constant trade war developments dominating news feeds haven’t helped the space either.

However, encouraging July…
2019-08-19 14:40:42.007000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.8939, Raw Interest Score: 1.6467,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4117, Negative Sentiment 0.2148

Refinitiv turns to AWS to deliver financial data to APAC clients

Refinitiv is now delivering its financial data via the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud platform to clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

Real-time data from Refinitiv’s Elektron platform will be made available to users in a move to simplify access to real-time price information and reducing the need for investment in on-premise infrastructures, while also accelerating time to market.

The growth of cloud-based technologies has meant financial …
2019-08-15 10:29:02+01:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.7636, Raw Interest Score: 1.7930,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1025, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Insurers and Lawyers are stepping into AI

The insurance business revolves around measuring and pricing risks. In short, it’s a business about caution. Perhaps that’s the reason why insurance companies have lagged other industries, such as banking, in adopting new technologies that offer more powerful analytics capabilities. But the insurance industry’s reluctance to adopt new technologies is breaking down. So-called insurtech is one of the industries drawing investor interest as startup …
2019-08-15 19:41:26+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.6906, Raw Interest Score: 1.2841,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1427, Negative Sentiment 0.4280

A Text Analytics Primer: Key Factors in a Text Analytics Strategy

A Text Analytics Primer: Key Factors in a Text Analytics Strategy Eric Luellen Follow Aug 21 · 15 min read

A Venn diagram of the subfields of text analytics and how they relate (Miner, 2012)

Introduction

About 90% of all the data in the world we have created in the last 24 months — averaging 2.5 quintillion bytes per day — and about 90% of that is unstructured data, which is things like texts, Tweets, pictures, and videos (Griffith, 2018). The…
2019-08-21 16:21:14.244000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.6477, Raw Interest Score: 1.4359,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1662, Negative Sentiment 0.1406

APIs in the cloud are now the prevailing archetype

The future lies in microservices in the cloud. While the financial services industry continues to discuss digital transformation, actions speak louder than words. Organisations that want to meet the needs of the next generation of consumers will use software comprising small services that communicate over well-defined application programming interfaces (APIs) deployed independently – the microservices approach.

Financial institutions (FIs) must …
2019-08-16 12:32:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5981, Raw Interest Score: 1.4654,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2290, Negative Sentiment 0.1145

How to Improve Data Strategy for Your Organization

Click to learn more about author Yuvrajsinh Vaghela.

Be it any business; consumers are the king. But how well do you know them? Do you have sufficient data about them? Most importantly are you able to use the insights to adjust your offerings and revenue strategies?

In partnership with the Google News Initiative, Deloitte conducted a study globally to help organizations evaluate and actuate their data to increase engagement of readers, improve …
2019-08-21 07:30:33+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5143, Raw Interest Score: 1.3420,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3239, Negative Sentiment 0.1080

Accessing Remote Data with a Generalized File System

Originally created for the needs of Dask, we have spun out a general file system implementation and specification, to provide all users with simple access to many local, cluster, and remote storage media. Dask and Intake have moved to use this new package: fsspec .

Introduction

For context, we are talking about the low-level business of getting raw bytes from some location. We are used to doing that on a local disk, but communicating with other…
2019-08-14 19:31:49+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.3678, Raw Interest Score: 0.8840,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0474, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

DeepMind Introduces bsuite To Evaluate Performance Of Reinforcement Learning Algorithms

Reinforcement Learning has been widely used by machine learning researchers to achieve the purpose of artificial general intelligence and is one of the hottest topics in ML. RL has been applied in several ground-breaking advancements – beating StarCraft champions to defeat the world champion in the ancient Chinese game of Go, checkers, and DOTA among others.

Reinforcement Learning technique helps an agent to interact and learn in an environment …
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.3487, Raw Interest Score: 1.2597,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2180, Negative Sentiment 0.2422

A Brief History of Master Data

Master data is generally described as essential business data about people, places, and things. Master Data Management or MDM describes a system for managing the data, which is different than the actual data. Master data is not typically transactional data, but in some situations transactional data can be treated as master data. For instance, if information about products, suppliers, and vendors is contained only within the transactional data (or…
2019-08-20 07:35:05+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.2566, Raw Interest Score: 1.3455,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1377, Negative Sentiment 0.1165

GDPR One Year On: How Have Data Companies Fared?

For some, it was a time of concern and even panic. The European Union’s GDPR was coming, and companies were given the clear message: Make sure you follow privacy protection rules, or you could end up like Google – which was about to be fined a record $5 billion for violating EU antitrust regulations. GDPR had teeth, and it was set to bite anyone who pushed it.

In early 2018, firms had copious amounts of data on people stored on long-forgotten se…
2019-08-19 04:02:11-04:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.2099, Raw Interest Score: 1.3186,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1489, Negative Sentiment 0.5104

Microsoft joins partners and the Linux Foundation to create Confidential Computing Consortium

Microsoft has invested in confidential computing for many years, so I’m excited to announce that Microsoft will join industry partners to create the Confidential Computing Consortium, a new organization that will be hosted at The Linux Foundation. The Confidential Computing Consortium will be dedicated to defining and accelerating the adoption of confidential computing.

Confidential computing technologies offer the opportunity for organizations …
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.2055, Raw Interest Score: 1.2570,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4310, Negative Sentiment 0.0359

Will the world’s biggest AI chip find buyers?

COMPUTER brains are tiny rectangles that are shrinking with each new generation. Or so it used to be. These days Andrew Feldman, the boss of Cerebras, a startup, pulls a block of Plexiglas out of his backpack. Baked into it is a microprocessor the size of a letter paper (pictured). “It’s the world’s biggest,” he says proudly, rattling off its technical specs: 400,000 cores (sub-brains), 18 gigabytes of memory and 1.2trn transistors. That is, resp…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.1522, Raw Interest Score: 1.2735,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1516, Negative Sentiment 0.1819

4 Machine Learning Use Cases in the Automotive Sector

From parts suppliers to vehicle manufacturers, service providers to rental car companies, the automotive and related mobility industries stand to gain significantly from implementing machine learning at scale. We see the big automakers investing in proof-of-concept projects at various stages, while disruptors in the field of autonomous driving are trying to build entirely new businesses on a foundation of artificial intelligence and machine learn…
2019-08-15 13:54:12+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.1293, Raw Interest Score: 1.2700,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3572, Negative Sentiment 0.2249

How Data Science can help solve Climate Change

How Data Science can help solve Climate Change

Data-driven solutions will lead the Transition to Clean Energy

Photo by Bogdan Pasca on Unsplash

Climate Change is real.

And even though many scientists agree on the fact that we are already too late, people are just becoming conscious about this problem. And with the people comes politics, and with politics comes the money.

That’s why in the next years there will be a major push towards researc…
2019-08-21 14:09:05.623000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.1183, Raw Interest Score: 1.2535,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4401, Negative Sentiment 0.2267

Could Zenith Exploration Inc.’s (CNSX:ZX) Investor Composition Influence The Stock Price?

Every investor in Zenith Exploration Inc. (CNSX:ZX) should be aware of the most powerful shareholder groups. Large companies usually have institutions as shareholders, and we usually see insiders owning shares in smaller companies. Warren Buffett said that he likes ‘a business with enduring competitive advantages that is run by able and owner-oriented people’. So it’s nice to see some insider ownership, because it may suggest that management is o…
2019-08-22 02:03:53+10:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.0907, Raw Interest Score: 1.4257,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2450, Negative Sentiment 0.2005

Rockset Releases Industry’s First Real-Time SQL for Amazon DynamoDB

According to a new press release, “Rockset, the serverless search and analytics company, today announced the availability of real-time SQL on NoSQL data from Amazon DynamoDB — a key-value and document database that delivers single-digit millisecond performance at any scale. Hundreds of thousands of AWS customers have chosen DynamoDB as their key-value and document database for mobile, web, gaming, ad tech, Internet of Things (IoT) and other appli…
2019-08-21 07:15:52+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.0783, Raw Interest Score: 1.2566,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.1450

The ID Co. Nominated In Double Award Wins

The ID Co. has today announced it has been nominated as a finalist in the Credit & Collections Technology Awards 2019.

Separately, The ID Co’s. CEO and Founder, James Varga, has been nominated as a finalist in the inaugural Scottish Financial Technology Awards for Evangelist of the year.

The ID Co. helps businesses such as lenders to onboard their customers more efficiently. Its technology removes the friction caused during application proc…
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Weighted Interest Score: 2.0389, Raw Interest Score: 0.9410,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2196, Negative Sentiment 0.0627

Waymo open-sources data set for autonomous vehicle multimodal sensors

habet subsidiary that hopes to someday pepper roads with self-driving taxis, today pulled back the curtains on a portion of the data used to train the algorithms underpinning its cars: The Waymo Open Dataset. Waymo principal scientist Dragomir Anguelov claims it’s the largest multimodal sensor sample corpus for autonomous driving released to date.

“[W]e are inviting the research community to join us with the [debut] of the Waymo Open Dataset, [which is composed] of high-resolution sensor data collected by Waymo self-driving vehicles,” wrote Anguelov in a blog post published this morning. “Data is a …
2019-08-21 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.0118, Raw Interest Score: 0.9132,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0846, Negative Sentiment 0.0338

Deep Dive: How Lenovo DCG Is Facing Established Players In The Datacentre Market With Their Service-Centric Approach

The Indian datacenter Market is growing rapidly and is predicted to be worth $4 billion by the year 2024. The market growth is driven by deeper internet penetration, soaring adoption rates for high-performance infrastructure such as digital data traffic, public cloud services etc.

This shows that India is a huge market and the opportunities for companies to come with services around this is significantly high. One such company is Lenovo Data Cen…
2019-08-21 13:05:02+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.9450, Raw Interest Score: 1.1432,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2935, Negative Sentiment 0.0772

5 Markopolos GE Long-Term Care Insurance Report Highlights, for Agents

Harry Markopolos — a forensic accounting analyst who warned the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, early on, that something was wrong Bernie Madoff’s financial statements — says the situation at General Electric’s long-term care insurance (LTCI) reinsurance business is much worse than the company has admitted.

Markopolos gives that assessment in a new report on GE.

Markopolos contends that GE has $9.1 billion in accounting issues tied to …
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.9254, Raw Interest Score: 1.1885,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1307, Negative Sentiment 0.3447

Digital Singularity: The Digital Transformation Guide for C-level Executives and Investors

If you are a C-level executive, how do you steer your organization through a voyage of digital transformation? If you are an investor, how do you identify the right company in which to invest? Why did IBM, a thoroughly transformed digital company, layoff over 50% of its Watson health division in 2018? How did Philip Morris International (PMI) achieve a market monopoly in Japan in less than two years? How did Cambridge Analytica affect the 2016 US…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.9129, Raw Interest Score: 1.3653,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2870, Negative Sentiment 0.2087

Waymo releases a self-driving open data set for free use by the research community – TechCrunch

Waymo is opening up its significant stores of autonomous driving data with a new Open Data Set it’s making available for the purposes of research. The data set isn’t for commercial use, but its definition of “research” is fairly broad, and includes researchers at other companies as well as academics.

The data set is “one of the largest, riches and most diverse self-driving data sets ever released for research,” according to Waymo principal scientist and head of Research, Drago Anguelov, w…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.8081, Raw Interest Score: 1.0799,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1005, Negative Sentiment 0.1758

Sweeping regulations like California’s upcoming privacy bill threaten to wipe out the advertising industry. These 10 tech companies are trying to help marketers survive.

Regulators are starting to rattle the advertising industry.

A year after the European Union rolled out the General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR — the sweeping law that regulates how marketers collect and use people’s data — similar rules are coming to the United States.

The California Consumer Privacy Act, or CCPA, is set to roll out in January, and similar proposed laws in Nevada, New York, and Washington state would clamp down on how m…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.5892, Raw Interest Score: 0.9780,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0306, Negative Sentiment 0.0611

Crossbeam gets $12.5M Series A to help companies organize their partnerships – TechCrunch

When Crossbeam CEO and co-founder Bob Moore was working at previous startups, he noticed a problem around sharing information with potential partners. In fact, it was so acute he decided to create a startup to solve that problem, and today, Crossbeam announced a $12.5 million Series A round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from existing investors Uncork Capital and Slack Fund.

Moore says that in his previous jobs, he was encountering…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.5257, Raw Interest Score: 0.8718,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0000, Negative Sentiment 0.2180

All 84 startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1 – TechCrunch

It’s that time of year, Silicon Valley’s investor technocrati and advice-giving Twitter celebrities descended upon Pier 48 in San Francisco to judge the latest summer batch of Y Combinator startups. TechCrunch was there, as well, and we were tapping away feverishly as co-founders pitched to woo investors.

There are 197 companies in total in the summer YC batch, we heard from 84 of them today — in addition to a few off-the-record pitches which we…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.5029, Raw Interest Score: 1.0156,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1377, Negative Sentiment 0.1205

uBiome insiders say key science at the buzzy startup was flawed from the start. Now, the company and a top science journal are investigating.

When Elisabeth Bik, then the science editor at microbiome startup uBiome, told the company’s CEOs that its primary dataset — an analysis of poop samples — was soiled with data that didn’t belong, she was waved away, she said.

The dismissal irked Bik.

Leaving in the irrelevant data could undermine work that was then underway to create uBiome’s first clinical test, Bik said. That test, called SmartGut, would become uBiome’s biggest money-maker, according to 11 former employees. It was designed to tell people about th…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.3509, Raw Interest Score: 0.7931,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1210, Negative Sentiment 0.4301

Microsoft acquires jClarity to help optimize Java workloads on Azure

o support their continued contributions to open source while driving increased performance for Java workloads on Azure. The team, formed by Java champions and data scientists with proven expertise in data driven Java Virtual Machine (JVM) optimizations, will help teams at Microsoft to leverage advancements in the Java platform. At Microsoft, we strongly believe that we can do more for our customers by working alongside the Java community. The jClarity team, with the backing of Microsoft, will continue to collaborate with the OpenJDK community and the Java ecosystem to foster the progress of the platform….
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.2534, Raw Interest Score: 0.9809,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4905, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

How to Write a Check: 7 Steps With Examples

Learning how to write a check is a rite of passage for any new banking customer, or for the first time you’re paying rent. As financial systems continue to evolve technologically, it’s possible a younger adult who needs to write a check would be doing it for the very first time. They may not have even seen their parents write a check since they were little kids!

It’s important to get the process right, and avoid having a check returned for missi…
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Weighted Interest Score: 1.0785, Raw Interest Score: 0.7645,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1092, Negative Sentiment 0.1365


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