Fri.Oct 16, 2020

Google launches new features to help locate nearest voting locations

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(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said on Friday it was introducing new features across its search engine, Maps and voice assistant to help voters in the United States find their nearest voting locations.

Create your Own Image Classification Model using Python and Keras

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Introduction Have you ever stumbled upon a dataset or an image and wondered if you could create a system capable of differentiating or identifying. The post Create your Own Image Classification Model using Python and Keras appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Uber seeking options including partial sale for Uber Elevate: Axios

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(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc is seeking options for its Uber Elevate business, including strategic partnerships or a partial sale, Axios reported on Friday, citing multiple sources.

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Key Strategies and Senior Executives’ Perspectives on AI Adoption in 2020

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Artificial intelligence (AI) has become one of the most significant emerging technologies of the past few years. Some market estimates anticipate that AI will contribute 16 trillion dollars to the global GDP (gross domestic product) by 2030.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Exclusive: Google sweetens Fitbit concessions, heading for EU okay - sources

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet unit Google has tweaked its concessions aimed at allaying EU antitrust concerns about its $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit , people familiar with the matter said, putting it on course to secure EU approval for the deal.

How We Teach The Leaders of Tomorrow To Be Curious, Ask Questions and Not Be Afraid To Fail Fast To Learn Fast

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I recently enjoyed recording a podcast with Joe DosSantos (Chief Data Officer at Qlik ). This was one in a series of #DataBrilliant podcasts by Qlik , which you can also access here and here. I summarize below some of the topics that Joe and I discussed in the podcast.

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Surviving Radical Disruption with Data Intelligence

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It’s certainly no secret that data has been growing in volume, variety and velocity, and most companies are overwhelmed by managing it, let alone harnessing it to put it to work. We’re now generating 2.5

FCC asks Justice Department to weigh in on China Unicom U.S. operations

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By David Shepardson. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) asked the Justice Department and other U.S. agencies to detail if China Unicom's continued U.S operations pose national security risks, according to a letter released Friday.

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Measuring Models' Uncertainty: Conformal Prediction

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For designing machine learning (ML) models as well as for monitoring them in production, uncertainty estimation on predictions is a critical asset. It helps identify suspicious samples during model training in addition to detecting out-of-distribution samples at inference time. Featured Tech Blog

EU antitrust deadline for Google, Fitbit deal extended to Jan. 8

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators have extended their investigation into Alphabet unit Google's $2.1 billion purchase of Fitbit to Jan. 8 from Dec. 23, a filing on the European Commission website showed on Friday. Such extensions are usually granted when companies ask for more time.

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Digital Trends Report 2020

As part of our goal to continue helping our community during these times, we wanted to share with you this critical data on the state of digital products across industries and provide context on how businesses are responding to the changing winds.

3 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your SAP Financial Reporting

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If you’re like many CFOs or financial professionals, you’re probably turning to SAP and its Finance and Controlling module (or “FICO”) in either S/4HANA or ECC to manage your organization’s reporting.

Instagram agrees curbs on paid influencers, says UK watchdog

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By Huw Jones. LONDON (Reuters) - Facebook's Instagram has agreed measures to crack down on hidden advertising by so-called influencers on its photo and video platform, Britain's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Friday.

Essential Factors You Should Look For When Choosing An Energy Company

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Choosing the right energy company is an important decision that many homeowners tend to overlook. In most cases, many don’t put much thought into choosing an energy company. But it’s important to weigh its impact on their finances and their homes’ comfort and safety.

Europe telecoms lobby group 'denounces' bans on Chinese vendors

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By Douglas Busvine. BERLIN (Reuters) - A business group representing challenger telecoms operators in Europe warned on Friday against banning Chinese equipment vendors, saying that doing so for political reasons would force up costs and delay network upgrades.

5 Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current

DataRobot together with Snowflake – a leading cloud data platform provider — is helping data scientists stay current with the latest technology and data science best practices so that they can excel in an increasingly AI-driven workplace. Five Things a Data Scientist Can Do to Stay Current offers data scientists guidance for thriving in AI-driven enterprises.

Adaptive Access Harmonizes Security and User Experience

Sirius Computer Solutions

This year, more than any other, may have IT teams nostalgic for the days when cybersecurity was simpler. Remember when employees worked in the office and your organization mostly relied on applications available in your data center?

Twitter CEO says blocking New York Post article without context was wrong

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(Reuters) - Twitter Inc CEO Jack Dorsey said on Friday his company had been wrong to block links to an article making claims about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's son. Our goal is to attempt to add context, and now we have capabilities to do that," he tweeted [link].

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