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The Roaring Data 20s and the Alternative Data Pyramid ⭐ Do you want fries with your AI and Machine Learning? ⭐ AI/ML without business knowledge might be a bad thing ⭐ Moving from Raw Data to Actionable Wisdom ⭐ Superhuman AI? ????????

AI & Machine Learning News. 30, December 2019

AI & Machine Learning News. 30, December 2019

The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Newsletter by CloudQuant

The Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning News clippings for Quants are provided algorithmically with CloudQuant’s NLP engine which seeks out articles relevant to our community and ranks them by our proprietary interest score. After all, shouldn’t you expect to see the news generated using AI?

What’s Ahead in Data for 2020—And the Coming Decade

We stand at the start of a new year and on the precipice of a new decade—the 2020s. For data managers, these will likely be the “Roaring ’20s” with data at the heart of every key business initiative, accented by a growing sophistication in technologies and methodologies focused on increasing the intelligence of the enterprise.

To provide insight on emerging trends for data-driven enterprises, DBTA reached out to industry leaders for their perspe…
2020-12-30 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 5.1348, Raw Interest Score: 2.3518,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1611, Negative Sentiment 0.0644

CloudQuant Thoughts: This concept of the Roaring Data 20s keeps showing up. We like the concept, but in reality, the last few years have seen an explosion of new alternative data that needs Machine Learning and AI, especially for trading applications. The following picture shows the explosion of raw alternative data. The need for applied data science, ML, and AI is essential. This is one of the reasons that we have worked very hard on providing the technology to investors and traders to quickly climb the alt data pyramid.

The Alternative Data Pyramid The Alternative Data Pyramid

Why This Delhi-Based Startup Prides Itself As The McDonalds Of Geospatial World

The synergistic integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and the geographic information dimension creates geospatial artificial intelligence (GeoAI). Geo-tagged big data collated from varied sources, such as satellite imagery via remote sensing, IoT sensors in smart cities, social media streaming, and personal sensing via connected ambient and wearable sensors, can be analysed using GeoAI to get actionable insights.

Founded in 2017, Attentive AI …
2019-12-30 11:30:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.9531, Raw Interest Score: 1.5501,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2318, Negative Sentiment 0.2318

CloudQuant Thoughts: Do you want fries with that? ???????????? The marketer in me hates it when someone says we are the ABC in XYZ. It is unimaginative and means that you don’t have a good value proposition yet.

Top 11 Tools For Distributed Machine Learning

There are two fundamentally different and complementary ways of accelerating machine learning workloads:

By vertical scaling or scaling-up, where one adds more resources to a single machine


2. By horizontal scaling or scaling-out, where one adds more nodes to the system

But when it comes to the degree of distribution within a machine learning ecosystem, they are classified as:

  • Centralised
  • Decentralised
  • Fully Distributed

Centralised systems employ a strictly hierarchical approac…
2019-12-30 06:36:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.8336, Raw Interest Score: 2.1055,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2318, Negative Sentiment 0.1932

CloudQuant Thoughts: Nice entry level post that shows some of the tools in AI and ML. Never forget that a fool with a tool is still a fool. It is best to understand y your business problems first. Otherwise you end up with crazy, and irrelevant correlations. Years ago I read a study that showed the correlation between butter prices in APAC and the US Stock market. Mathmatically it was very interesting. But do you really think that the price of butter in Singapore is a leading predictor of the US major stock market indexes?

How AI Strengthens Enterprise Data and Analytics Programs

There’s no doubt that AI has taken center stage in the enterprise data and analytics world, as evidenced by the mass quantities of related headlines, conferences, and vendor marketing. But hype aside, business executives are now discovering how to leverage AI for improved decision making with augmented or assistive intelligence solutions or the competitive advantages in new products and services. AI is proving its viability in the real world, inc…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.7463, Raw Interest Score: 1.7727,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3962, Negative Sentiment 0.1043

CloudQuant thoughts: Review the Alternative Data Pyramid shown above. Moving from Raw Data to Actionable Wisdom is a massive problem. It involves both technology and skills in AI and Machine Learning and it involves human intelligence to put the pieces together.

Superhuman AI Misnomer Misgivings Including About Autonomous Cars

I have a beef with the now seemingly in-vogue use of the “superhuman AI” phrase that keeps popping up in the media.

When I was asked about “superhuman AI” at a recent Machine Learning and AI industry conference, I admit that I wound myself up into a bit of a tizzy and launched into a modest diatribe.

Now that I’ve calmed down, I thought you might like to know what my angst is about the so-called superhuman AI moniker and why it is important to give the matter of its use some serious consideration.

Have you noticed the phrase?

It can be subtle and at times easy to miss.

2019-12-27 17:30:20+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.4676, Raw Interest Score: 0.9759,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2590, Negative Sentiment 0.1952

CloudQuant Thoughts: Superhuman AI? ???????????????? Marketing ????. We first became aware of the term thanks to Wired in 2017 in their article on The Myth of a Superhuman AI. Both of these articles make some very good points. The phrase “Superhuman AI” just irritates me. Then again, other phrases used in techno-marketing-speak bug me too. Some of those phrases include:

  • ABC product On Steroids
  • Super anything
  • Warp speed anything
  • The [Google, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, McDonalds] of XYZ industry

What marketing phrases bug you?

‘Cortex’: An open source platform for deploying machine learning models as production web services

If you are looking for a tool to deploy machine learning models as production web services, then ‘Cortex’ could be a good option to try. This open-source platform is an alternative to serving models with AWS SageMaker or creating your own model deployment platform over AWS services like Elastic Container Service (ECS), Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and even open-source projects like Docker, Kubernetes, and TensorFlow…
2019-12-26 21:48:14-04:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.3126, Raw Interest Score: 2.0790,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2079, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Big Data Predictions: What 2020 Will Bring

ime for predictions. We’ll run several stories featuring the 2020 predictions of industry experts and observers in the field. It all starts today with what is arguably the most critical aspect of the big data question: The data itself.

There’s no denying that Hadoop had a rough year in 2019. But is it completely dead? Haoyuan “HY” Li, the founder and CTO of Alluxio, says that Hadoop storage, in the form of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) is dead, but Hadoop compute, in the form of Apache Spark, lives strong.

“There is a lot of talk about Hadoop being dead,” Li says. “But the Hadoop ecosyst…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.0515, Raw Interest Score: 1.6133,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2283, Negative Sentiment 0.1674

Merging AI With Online Marketing For Explosive Growth

The market size for artificial intelligence technology is expected to reach $190.6 billion by 2025. This statistic is hardly surprising. Artificial intelligence is transforming the corporate world in almost every way.

One of the biggest ways that AI is changing the future of business is by improving the effectiveness of online marketing. Smart businesses will look for new ways to use AI to boost their online marketing strategies.

2019-12-23 19:11:04+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 3.0366, Raw Interest Score: 1.3122,
Positive Sentiment: 0.7597, Negative Sentiment 0.0460

An AI Christmas Gift; Finland Offers Free Online Course On AI To Educate 1% EU Citizens On The Basics of AI

As an educational Christmas present, Finland is offering a free online course on artificial intelligence to all European citizens. The course – titled ‘Elements of AI’ – is a series of free online courses realized by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish tech company Reaktor.

This initiative – shouldered by The Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU – is aimed to invest in developing the future skills of people, respond to the challenges posed by the transformation of work, and to reinf…
2019-12-29 12:20:16+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.8815, Raw Interest Score: 1.4240,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1424, Negative Sentiment 0.1068

The Competition Mindset: where Kaggle and Industry diverge

2. The Tools of Kaggle

As Kaggle and Industry Data Science aim for separate goals, so do they utilize different set of technical tools for achieving them.

Kagglers often rely on complicated, multi-layered ML and Deep Learning approach for the competition. Specifically, they use stacking/blending, as it remains the most successful strategy for winning Kaggle competitions. Erin LeDell, the Chief Decision Scientist at, lays out this point in one of …
2019-12-30 03:50:19.439000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.8602, Raw Interest Score: 1.6038,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3475, Negative Sentiment 0.2138

Predictive Analytics Is Increasing The ROI Of POS Marketing

Modern marketing is highly contingent on big data. One of the most important applications of big data in the marketing sphere is predictive analytics. Countless organizations are looking for new ways to use predictive analytics to get more out of their marketing strategy. One of the newest strategies is using predictive analytics with point-of-sale data to gauge customer trends.

You will probably be shocked to hear about the amount of data some…
2019-12-24 09:30:56+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.8106, Raw Interest Score: 1.3946,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3433, Negative Sentiment 0.1287

The Year in Math and Computer Science

For mathematicians and computer scientists, this was often a year of double takes and closer looks. Some reexamined foundational principles, while others found shockingly simple proofs, new techniques or unexpected insights in long-standing problems. Some of these advances have broad applications in physics and other scientific disciplines. Others are purely for the sake of gaining new knowledge (or just having fun), with little to no known pract…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.6851, Raw Interest Score: 1.6715,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2180, Negative Sentiment 0.3634

NOAA Announces New Data Collaborations with AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft

The United States’ National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration (NOAA) possesses vast amounts of environmental data. Now, NOAA has announced a set of collaborations with major cloud providers, promising to “generate untold opportunities for scientific and economic advances.”

NOAA’s new multi-year agreements with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Microsoft will dramatically expand “rapid and reliable” no-cost public access to NOAA da…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.6545, Raw Interest Score: 1.4909,
Positive Sentiment: 0.5818, Negative Sentiment 0.0364

Expanding Your Data Science and Machine Learning Capabilities

Expanding Your Data Science

and Machine Learning Capabilities


Surviving and thriving with data science and machine learning means not only having the right platforms, tools and skills, but identifying use cases and implementing processes that can deliver repeatable, scalable business value. The challenges are numerous, from selecting dat…
2020-06-11 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5744, Raw Interest Score: 1.7004,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2429, Negative Sentiment 0.0810

Modern Data Warehousing: Enterprise Must-Haves

Modern Data Warehousing:

Enterprise Must-Haves


To fit into modern analytics ecosystems, legacy data warehouses must evolve – both architecturally and technologically – to deliver the agility, scalability and flexibility that business need to thrive in today’s data-driven economy. Alongside new architectural approaches, a variety of technologies have emerge…
2020-11-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5448, Raw Interest Score: 1.6053,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0944, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Data Lake Modernization for Speed, Scale and Agility


Data lake adoption has more than doubled over the past three years. Currently in use by 45% of DBTA subscribers to support data science, data discovery and real-time analytics initiatives, data lakes are still underpinned by Hadoop in many cases, although cloud-native approaches are on the rise. The technologies and best practices surrounding data lakes continue to evolve, as well as the challenges, from data governance and security, to integration and architecture. Join us for a special roundtable webinar on March 19th to learn …
2020-03-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.5355, Raw Interest Score: 1.6227,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2028, Negative Sentiment 0.1014

Overview of data storage implications for distributed and big data computing

Overview of data storage implications for distributed and big data computing

How to deal with the complexity of storing data for distributed applications

Storing data for distributed system can be a complex affair, there are multiple approach and nuts and bolts that needs tweaking to get data storage just right for specific applications. Choosing a storage approach has impact on performance, storage cost, redundancy, engineering complexity etc.. and these deci…
2019-12-30 13:29:27.335000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.4737, Raw Interest Score: 0.9895,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1183, Negative Sentiment 0.1291

Computational Storage: On the Edge of Innovation for 2020

Click to learn more about author Nader Salessi.

Once upon a time, terabytes of data seemed like a whole LOT and something only large enterprise organizations could generate let alone need to process or store. Well that has changed significantly in the last few years as companies of all sizes are now creating and managing terabytes of data, and in some cases, even hitting the petabytes region. Connected “edge” devices are also generating exponent…
2019-12-30 08:30:19+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.4633, Raw Interest Score: 1.4115,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1381, Negative Sentiment 0.1688

How Machine Learning Enhances Business Automation

How Machine Learning Enhances Business Automation

From Predictive Analytics to predictive HR Support

The machines are here. They’re learning. And they’re coming for your business — with the power to build or destroy your ability to compete in the near future. As Margaret Laffan, Machine Learning Business Development Director for SAP says in Forbes,

“Those companies not considering investing and innovating will soon be outperformed by the new e…
2019-12-30 04:59:46.272000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.4469, Raw Interest Score: 1.5304,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2473, Negative Sentiment 0.2628

Data Management Best Practices for Machine Learning

Data Management Best Practices

for Machine Learning


Machine learning is on the rise at businesses hungry for greater automation and intelligence with use cases spreading across industries. A recent study fielded amongst the subscribers of Database Trends and Applications found that 48% currently have machine learning initiatives underway with another 20% cons…
2020-01-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.3850, Raw Interest Score: 1.8900,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4296, Negative Sentiment 0.0000

Costa Rican Household Poverty Level Prediction in R

Costa Rican Household Poverty Level Prediction in R

A comprehensive data analysis and prediction in R using Machine Learning

Authors: Chaithanya Pramodh Kasula and Aishwarya Varala

A map of Costa Rica

Introduction: The current report details the process of answering several research questions related to the poverty levels of Costa Rican households. It is comprised of data sources, exploratory data analysis through visualization, model development, fine-tuning, approaches to tackle data imbalance problems, performanc…
2019-12-30 04:52:08.753000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.3730, Raw Interest Score: 1.1312,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0803, Negative Sentiment 0.1758

Recession, robots and rockets: another roaring 20s for world markets?

LONDON (Reuters) – Helicopter cash, climate crises, smart cities and the space economy — investors have all those possibilities ahead as they enter the third decade of the 21st century.

They go into the new decade with a spring in their step, after watching world stocks add over $25 trillion in value in the past 10 years and a bond rally put $13 trillion worth of bond yields below zero.

They also saw internet-based firms transform the way human…
2019-12-28 11:13:08+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.2179, Raw Interest Score: 1.2939,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2127, Negative Sentiment 0.2127

The Best AI and Digital Tools for Small Business (2020)

In 2019, global companies spent about $2 trillion, or twice the worth of Apple corporation, on digital transformation including digital tools, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). If that number sounds overwhelming to small business, it’s part of the reason why SMBs are having a much tougher time scaling digital transformation in an effective way.

Faced with a wholly different budget and a niche market, only about 48% of small businesses have so far embraced digital initiatives in contrast to the 70%+ of large companies. As we have discovered at MightyCall by closel…
2019-12-27 20:21:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.2086, Raw Interest Score: 1.2645,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1916, Negative Sentiment 0.2682

Here’s exactly how to check if your company’s AI is as advanced as you think it is, from the engineer pushing GM’s driverless-car unit

Artificial intelligence has the potential to completely change how companies like Walmart and McDonald’s operate, but one challenge can be figuring out how well early-stage projects are advancing.

Hussein Mehanna, the head of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Cruise, says a key metric is how many models an organization is testing in a given month.

While he declined to say how many the self-driving-car co…
2019-12-30 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.1065, Raw Interest Score: 1.3889,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0604, Negative Sentiment 0.2114

Can You Become a Data Scientist Without a Quantitative Degree?

2. Find a great team. It matters, a lot.

I almost put this one as #1 because in my own experience, being able to work with great people who recognize your unique value and genuinely want to see you succeed has been the single most important factor that has contributed to both my satisfaction and my growth as a young data scientist. Especially before leaving my first job in a state of disenchantment, I spent an exorbitant amount of time searching…
2019-12-30 02:43:07.967000+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.0631, Raw Interest Score: 1.1364,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4406, Negative Sentiment 0.0928

2020 will be the beginning of the tech industry’s radical revisioning of the physical world – TechCrunch

2020 will be the beginning of the tech industry’s radical revisioning of the physical world

These days it’s easy to bemoan the state of innovation and the dynamism coming from America’s cradle of technological development in Silicon Valley.

The same companies that were praised for reimagining how people organized and accessed knowledge, interacted publicly, shopped for goods and services, conducted business, and even the devices on which all of…
2019-12-27 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 2.0147, Raw Interest Score: 1.1172,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3542, Negative Sentiment 0.1907

3 Top Digital Health Trends: 2020 (Pre) Vision

Last month saw the rollout of the latest upgrades to Amazon’s Echo speaker line: earbuds, glasses, and a ring that connect to Amazon’s personal assistant Alexa.

These new products are just three examples of a growing trend to incorporate technology seamlessly into our human experience, representing the ever-expanding frontiers for technology that have moved far past the smartphone.

These trends and others are going to make a big impact in the h…
2019-12-27 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.9681, Raw Interest Score: 1.1003,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2484, Negative Sentiment 0.2307

Deutsche Bank Product Owner: Evolving Legacy Tech

Deutsche Bank’s technology division hasn’t had the best press in recent years. In 2018, Kim Hammonds, its then-COO who was charged with streamlining the bank’s technology, said Deutsche was the “most dysfunctional place” she’d ever worked. Inevitably, Hammonds left soon after, but her comments resonated with insiders at the time.

When former COO John Cryan arrived in 2015, Deutsche Bank had 45 operating systems and 100+ booking systems. Upgradin…
2019-12-30 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.9510, Raw Interest Score: 1.2469,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1907, Negative Sentiment 0.0440

Top Movies Of 2019 That Depicted Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) is creating a great impact on the world by enabling computers to learn on their own. While in the real world AI is still focused on solving narrow problems, we see a whole different face of AI in the fictional world of science fiction movies — which predominantly depict the rise of artificial general intelligence as a threat for human civilization. As a continuation of the trend, here we tak…
2019-12-30 10:33:40+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.9111, Raw Interest Score: 1.2687,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1456, Negative Sentiment 0.1456

Business Security Meets Open Source Code: Managing Software Vulnerabilities

Years ago, when we talked about open source code, we were talking about something that was really only relevant to classic computer geeks – the ones running their computers on Unix and swapping bits of code on message boards. Times have changed, though, and now open source code is an integral part of how most businesses and just about anyone in the software world does their work. As Bart Copeland, CEO of the open source language tool company Acti…
2019-12-23 12:02:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.8871, Raw Interest Score: 1.1894,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0378, Negative Sentiment 0.2832

MusashiAI Launches World’s First Robot Employment Agency

A recent press release reports, “MusashiAI, a joint venture between SixAI Ltd. of Israel and Musashi Seimitsu of Japan (a Honda Motor Corporation affiliate company), has launched its fully-autonomous robots to integrate seamlessly with human workers in an industry 4.0 factory environment. Its robots will undertake the often strenuous and repetitive work endured by humans in industrial workplaces. Both of its forklift and visual inspection AI-cont…
2019-12-30 08:05:08+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.8571, Raw Interest Score: 1.2958,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1127, Negative Sentiment 0.1127

5 Ways Business Data Is Changing How People View Green Energy

Seizing the power of big data is essential in a world transitioning to green energy. Business data and analytics have the potential to drive organizations and society as a whole to new frontiers of efficiency.

In many ways, they already have. Major corporations like Google and Intel have analyzed information supporting the benefits of adopting green energy. Now, they enjoy its advantages, using it to power electric and manuf…
2019-12-24 15:03:11+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.7456, Raw Interest Score: 1.1451,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2514, Negative Sentiment 0.2933

How Machine Learning And Contract Management Go Together

Last year, Harvard Business Review published a great article on the ways that AI are changing contract management. Author Beverly Rich has said that AI and machine learning will be integral to contracts in the 21st Century.

Rich said that there are some challenges to utilizing AI for contracts. The biggest issue is that the majority of companies don’t retain data on their contracts. However, as a growing number of companies digitalize their cont…
2019-12-23 18:59:45+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.5192, Raw Interest Score: 1.3139,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3374, Negative Sentiment 0.1953

Big Data Professionals Give 11 Predictions for Cloud’s Evolution in 2020

The cloud was on everyone’s mind this past year; with so many questions rising surrounding how to secure cloud environments to what type of cloud is best for the organization.

Cloud computing has revealed countless new dimensions to IT. There are public clouds, private clouds, distributed clouds, and hybrid, multi-cloud architectures.

An actual hybrid cloud will allow for large and small and critical and casual workloads to be seamlessly transi…
2019-12-24 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.5134, Raw Interest Score: 0.8786,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2011, Negative Sentiment 0.1164

What the HiQ vs. LinkedIn Case Means for Automated Web Scraping

Data plays a prominent role in our lives today, even if we aren’t aware of its presence. There are many complex moral, legal, and philosophical questions about how we gather and use data; not least who actually owns it. After all, if I tell you how tall I am, do you now ‘own’ my height? If you write the number down and sell the information on to someone else, am I entitled to a cut?

A case between data aggregator HiQ and social media platform Li…
2019-12-26 11:00:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.4695, Raw Interest Score: 0.8940,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1470, Negative Sentiment 0.6000

Mike Bloomberg is plowing millions of dollars into a secretive tech firm he founded months ago as he seeks the White House

Hawkfish will be the “primary digital agency and technology services provider for the campaign,” Julie Wood, a Bloomberg campaign spokeswoman, told CNBC. She added that the firm “is now providing digital ad services, including content creation, ad placement and analytics” for their campaign. It will also help Democratic races across the country in future election cycles, she said.

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg is pouring tens of millions…
2019-12-23 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.4580, Raw Interest Score: 0.8748,
Positive Sentiment: 0.1372, Negative Sentiment 0.1201

How Cambridge Analytica and the Trump campaign changed Big Tech forever

(L-R) Amazon’s chief Jeff Bezos, Larry Page of Alphabet, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower December 14, 2016. Timothy A. Clary | AFP | Getty Images

Close ties

Barack Obama threw his trust into technology in 2008, and it helped deliver him the presidency. The young senator’s campaign seemed novel at the time for its savvy use of social media to build a following. Once in…
2019-12-24 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.4400, Raw Interest Score: 1.0525,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0877, Negative Sentiment 0.5137

6 Ways Financial Marketers Can Improve Their Online Reputation

The banking industry’s reputation got clobbered during the Great Recession. While financial services’ image rebounded somewhat, surveys now show that it is sliding again.

Causes include data breaches, systems failures, and poor customer experiences. Indeed, social media makes it easy for unhappy consumers to share unfortunate in-branch and other experiences through online reviews and attacks that bring out more anger from fellow posters, with po…
2019-12-23 00:01:15+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.3257, Raw Interest Score: 0.8760,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4303, Negative Sentiment 0.2766

How Market Research Helps Improve Cyber Technologies

If you work as a security analyst, CISO, CSO, or CTO, you’re likely dealing with a SOC and technology stack that doesn’t fully integrate and requires creative-cobbling so that you can make sense of the huge amount of data threats coming at you, whether from your SIEM or other sources. Security teams have had to become resourceful MacGyvers in this day-and-age, simply to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of cyber-threats. In short, cyber-te…
2019-12-27 11:00:00+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.3212, Raw Interest Score: 0.9092,
Positive Sentiment: 0.3774, Negative Sentiment 0.2059

Ground Breaking Year for noHold’s Artificial Intelligence Platform, SICURA

According to a recent press release, “As 2019 is coming to an end, we are happy to reflect on the milestones noHold was able to achieve this year. Here are a few of the major accomplishments. noHold launched several new AI offerings this year: (1) Single Point of Search which provides companies that have multiple repositories of information, an easier way to find and efficiently deliver content to their customers. (2) The HR Advisor, designed to …
2019-12-30 08:10:25+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.2141, Raw Interest Score: 0.4415,
Positive Sentiment: 0.4967, Negative Sentiment 0.0552

The future of Cortana? Microsoft patent shows new advances in reading and summarizing emails

Microsoft’s vision for Cortana continues to evolve, and according to a new patent, the next step for the digital assistant could include new capabilities to better read and summarize emails, text messages and other types of communications for users on the go.

Drawings for the patent, first spotted by Windows United, show a jogger getting a rundown of important messages from Cortana through headphones — presumably the Surface Headphones or the up…
2019-12-27 16:26:23+00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.1959, Raw Interest Score: 0.9117,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0950, Negative Sentiment 0.0760

How virtual ‘cloud’ kitchens gained steam in 2019

When truly disruptive technology comes along, it not only leads to new types of companies — it also forces incumbents to evolve. Airbnb is arguably the poster child for the peer-to-peer (P2P) home-sharing movement, but it has also helped drive an ecosystem of me-too rivals and complementary companies aimed at property managers. On the flip side, Airbnb and its ilk have also forced traditional accommodation providers — such as hotels — to rethink …
2019-12-28 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.1214, Raw Interest Score: 0.7476,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0644, Negative Sentiment 0.1289


Advanced Namespace Tools blog

21 December 2019 – ANTS 5.64 .iso release

Hypercubic Time Warp All-go-rhythmic Synchrony

Version 5.64 of the Advanced Namespace Tools distribution of Plan 9, based on 9front with additions such as fossil-venti support in the installer, multiple independent /srv, rootless administrative namespace, the Purplechess hypercubic solitaire strategy game, contributed software from the public grid, and informational resour…
2021-12-19 00:00:00 Read the full story…
Weighted Interest Score: 1.1043, Raw Interest Score: 0.7286,
Positive Sentiment: 0.0705, Negative Sentiment 0.1175

Will robots replace live sports production staff? ESPN Monday Night Football execs sound off

ented reality first down line, to high-def TV, to internet-powered streaming options.

With software and hardware evolving at a rapid pace, what’s next for the industry? How will technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning affect live sports production? And when will the robots take over — if ever?

We posed some of those questions to ESPN executives who help put together Monday Night Football (MNF) each week during the NFL season. Earlier this month the crew was in Seattle, producing and airing the Seahawks’ thrilling 37-30 win over Minnesota on Dec. 2.

The amount of work and complexity that …
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These are the 5 most dystopian technologies of 2020 and beyond

Tech is always both good and bad. But we live in a time when everything gets weaponized—ideas, images, ancient texts, biases, and even people. And technology provides the tools to do it easier, faster, and with less resources.



Older threats like atomic warheads are still a serious danger, but they’re hard to deliver and take time and money to build. Delivering toxic images or malware to millions or billions of peopl…
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Goal Setting for Data Scientists

y to reflect and think about what you would like to get out of your career in the new year. In this article, we’ll discuss a framework for data scientists to use to achieve their career goals.

Since data science is an interdisciplinary field, the types of goals you set will be quite varied. A good way to partition the different types of goals is into the following three buckets: Technical, Behavioral and Professional.

For technical goals, you may want to improve your understanding of certain techniques or programming languages. Behavioral goals may focus on your presentation and persuasion skills. Final…
2019-12-30 02:38:18.652000+00:00 Read the full story…
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This startup used storytelling to disrupt the $50 billion flower industry

In 2012, John Tabis, a former strategist for Disney and Bain & Company, and Juan Pablo Montúfar, a biochemist with a green thumb, set their sights on a grand ambition: changing how people think and feel about flowers by creating a farm-to-table model where customers could directly connect with farmers all over the world. Their online flower startup, the Bouqs Company, cuts out industry middlemen and strives to bring romance and delight back to th…
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Weighted Interest Score: 0.8795, Raw Interest Score: 0.6751,
Positive Sentiment: 0.2152, Negative Sentiment 0.1468

Startup Style-At-Iz helps shoppers create and purchase personalized wardrobes and outfits

U.S. clothing sales generate $357 billion in revenue, according to Statistica. But clothes shopping remains an often inefficient and uninformed experience.

Online models and in-store mannequins “are limited and most often provide looks that are not inclusive of all body types and styles,” said Swati Padmaraj Angolkar. And shoppers trying to put together a certain look frequently have to hop between multiple sites to peruse different clothing bra…
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Positive Sentiment: 0.2963, Negative Sentiment 0.0988

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