Cardiologs raises $15 million for AI that helps spot heart conditions

Cardiologs, a French medical technology startup that’s leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect heart conditions, has raised $15 million in series A funding. The round was led by Paris-based venture capital (VC) firm Alven, which touts its credentials for helping French-founded startups expand into the U.S.

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How to Use Data to Drive Customer Propensity

Propensity – that is, a natural inclination or tendency – is a term that’s used frequently in Marketing, but not much anywhere else. Customers are a jumpy lot: a recent survey from the DMA found that 61% of customers had switched at least one brand in the last 12 months, so it’s no wonder that marketers and brands want to know what their customers will do next and when.

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The Time is Right – and Easier than Ever – to Send the Right Message at the Right Time

Getting the timing wrong is not only frustrating to the consumer, but it’s also costly to you. And that’s what happening to marketers in the major life purchase markets—mortgage, autos, insurance, education—every day. They’re spending a lot of time and money on tools to reach their prospects, but they’re still struggling to reach them at the right time.

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How to Become an Influencer in Your Industry

Influencer marketing has skyrocketed since it first made its mark.
That’s very much due to the way purchasing decisions have changed over the years. In 2018, a study found that only 4% of people trusted celebrity endorsements. This is probably because they prefer to seek product and service recommendations from those who are, above all, knowledgeable and credible.

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Accelerating progress in dialogue

In machine learning, assessment isn’t everything: it’s the only thing. That’s the lesson from Imagenet (a labeled data set) and the Arcade Learning Environment (a simulation environment). A simulator is the partial feedback analog of a labeled data set: something that lets any researcher assess the value of any policy.

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My New Home: Sugars. Trees. Caring.

Sugars. Trees. Caring. That’s the new name for San Francisco—a place I call home.
But it could also be: Peanut. Butter. Brownie. It just depends on which 9 square meter(sqm) of land I’m staying at!
Three little words. That’s the solution London-based startup What3Words came up with to standardize the long and complicated address formats from around the world.

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Time for an Update

A blog that’s been going for more than 11 years has a backlog, so I put together a highlights page to collect some of the more interesting posts. I’ve just updated it for the first time since 2014.
Whiteboard SeriesI’m having more conversations about methodology lately, which means more opportunities to talk about the three models I’m working on.

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The Only Recipe For A Data Story You’ll Ever Need

That’s our lead designer, James (out on the town in Nashville with one of our talented developers, Jingwei).
James knows data stories. He appreciates that a data story needs to have beautiful, intuitive visualizations and people-first descriptions. But before James worries about all that, he starts by finding the structure of a story.

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Data Science Projects for Boosting Your Resume

We all know the old catch-22 — you need a job to get job experience and job experience to get a job. Luckily, that’s not entirely true in data science. You can use personal data science projects to demonstrate your skills to prospective employers — especially for landing your first data science job.
But where do you start? It’s important to pick a project you can showcase effectively.

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Is your data in parts and lying in other object stores? No worries, Autonomous Database has you …

Whether you personally believe in the multi-cloud lifestyle that’s in vogue or not, the reality is you may be dealing with different departments or orgs within your company that store their data in their cloud of choice, and partitioned in various ways.

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