CBL Properties Broadens Holiday Marketing Strategy at its Retail Properties

New Events and Ad Campaigns Span Retail Portfolio
Sensory-friendly Santa experiences, snow shows and pet photo nights are among the exciting and fun programs CBL Properties is offering at its retail centers this holiday season. This year also marks the fourth year the company will close 55 of its properties on Thanksgiving.

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Google’s AI-powered Smart Compose feature is coming to Docs

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Google is bringing its Smart Compose feature to Google Docs, meaning G Suite users will, in future, be served AI-powered writing suggestions outside of their inbox. Though for the time being, only domain administrators can sign up for the beta.

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The movement to topple the SAT is a fight over who can be subjective

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Overheard on the news: the University of California system may drop the SAT requirement for college admissions, which could be a body blow to the testing industry because UC is gigantic and the crown jewel of U.S. public universities. (There is a LA Times article about this news although it’s behind a paywall.)
I’ll discuss both sides of this argument.

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Uncovering a model’s secrets (Model Inversion Part I)

Photo by Jaroslav Devia on UnsplashHave you ever woken up in the middle of the night after having a terrifying dream that your boss found that embarrassing Facebook picture of you in high school with a blue mohawk? You immediately go to facebook and delete the photo and think all is well. Well I’m here to tell you that it may not be the case.

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You have one voice, defend it

Fending off membership inference attacks Photo by joey graham on UnsplashMachine Learning (ML) models are increasingly becoming more ubiquitous in our everyday lives, many of the models built using personal and sensitive data. For instance, ML models now regularly use unique biometric data to identify us, such as our voices, our fingerprints, faces or iris’.

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Interspeech 2019 VOiCES from a Distance Challenge

This photo by Daniel J. Schwarz on UnsplashInterspeech 2019, held in Graz Austria, saw experts from around the world gathering to discuss some of the most recent advances in technologies at the crossroads of speech and language. Sessions on automatic speech recognition (ASR), speaker identification (SID) and speech generation, among many others, were full of exciting updates.

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