Mitel Appoints Tarun Loomba as Executive Vice President, UC Products and Solutions

Accomplished Senior Executive and Transformational Leader to Help Advance Company’s Strategy of Taking Customers to a Cloud Solution That Is Right for Them
Mitel, a global leader in business communications, announced the appointment of Tarun Loomba as the company’s new Executive Vice President of Unified Communications Products and Solutions.

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Facebook bans most ‘deepfake’ videos as election season heats up

Facebook is taking new steps to crack down on so-called “deepfake” videos, but won’t ban some forms of the videos entirely from its social-media platform.
Facebook said that it will now remove videos that appear to have been changed to make it look as if a person is saying something they actually didn’t say.

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Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362 Update)

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A year ago, nobody was taking Andrew Yang very seriously. Now he is America’s favorite entrepre-nerd, with a candidacy that keeps gaining momentum. This episode includes our Jan. 2019 conversation with the leader of the Yang Gang and a fresh interview recorded from the campaign trail in Iowa.
Listen and subscribe to our podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or elsewhere.

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CBX Branding Veteran: New Crop of Store-Brand Names Signals Strength of Private Label

Top Retailers Are Taking Their Names off of Their Store Brands to Create Private-Label Lines That Command Attention on Their Own Terms, Notes Todd Maute in Column for Store Brands Magazine
Top retailers are taking their names off of their store brands—and the reason has everything to do with the growing quality and consumer acceptance of product lines created by retail chains, writes Todd Maute,

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Coupa Business Spend Index Reveals that US Businesses Remain Cautious about the Economy

Report Finds That Business Spend Sentiment Remains Flat; Companies Are Taking a ‘Wait and See’ Approach over the Next Three-To-Six Months
Coupa Software, a leader in Business Spend Management (BSM), announced the findings of the Q4 Coupa Business Spend Index (BSI). The report revealed that although sentiment has ticked up slightly overall, U.S.

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Google’s analysis of the dilemma of free speech vs hate speech

Breitbart just acquired a leaked copy of an internal google doc taking a cold hard look at the problems of free speech, fake news and censorship in the current era. I wrote a tweet storm about it, but also wanted to preserve it here because tweets, once off the TL, cease to exist.

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

After taking a break from speaking at conferences for a while, I will be speaking at two in the next month. Both events are here in Boston.This Friday (9/14)  I will be at Big Data Innovation talking about how Tripadvisor for Business models subscriber happiness and what we can do to improve a subscriber’s probability of renewal.

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Infinite Mixture Models with Nonparametric Bayes and the Dirichlet Process

Imagine you’re a budding chef. A data-curious one, of course, so you start by taking a set of foods (pizza, salad, spaghetti, etc.) and ask 10 friends how much of each they ate in the past day.
Your goal: to find natural groups of foodies, so that you can better cater to each cluster’s tastes.

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How AI Transforms Business – A New Microsoft Series

Microsoft is privileged to work with leading-edge customers and partners who are taking the power of the cloud and artificial intelligence and applying it to their businesses in novel ways. Our new series, How AI Transforms Business, features insights from selective such customers and partners.

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Data Science Dojo Sponsors Kaggle Days Tokyo

[October 18, 2019]Data Science Dojo (DSD) is sponsoring Kaggle Days Tokyo, taking place on December 11-12, 2019. Kaggle Days Tokyo will give Data Science Dojo a platform to continue giving back to the data science community. Kaggle Days is a conference created by Kaggle and LogicAI for Kagglers to meet offline.

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Just evaluating a polynomial: how hard could it be?

The previous post looked at an example of strange floating point behavior taking from book End of Error. This post looks at another example.
This example, by Siegfried Rump, asks us to evaluate
333.75 y6 + x2 (11 x2y2 – y6 – 121 y4 – 2) + 5.5 y8 + x/(2y)
at x = 77617 and y = 33096.
Here we evaluate Rump’s example in single, double, and quadruple precision.

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