Comcast Partners With NuEyes to Enable Customers With Visual Disabilities to See TV With Smartglasses

Companies Work Together to Integrate Comcast’s Xfinity Stream into NuEyes Smart Assistive Technology
Comcast announced a partnership with wearable technology startup NuEyes to bring the Xfinity Stream entertainment viewing experience to visually impaired customers through NuEyes virtual reality technology.

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Shaping the Future of Work One Brick at Time

Everyone has assumptions about what the future of work looks like, but it’s always something “out there” that will come later. Today, you are focused on efficiency and productivity and trying to squeeze out something a little better.
But most business owners underestimate how soon the future will hit and how to be ready for it.

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CEO Series: Interview with Matt Warta, CEO of Gutcheck

I’ve known Matt Warta, CEO of Gutcheck for over ten years now, and was privileged to work with him as an advisor for a few months as the company was beginning their evolution from the “SurveyMonkey of Qualitative”. That was the hallmark of their launch to the tech-driven insights consultancy that they are today.

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Three Strategies for Marketers to Embrace AI Now to Thrive in the Future

In the ongoing discussion about how much Artificial Intelligence (AI) will impact the future of work, the outlook seems bleak. McKinsey & Company estimates that between 400 million and 800 million individuals could be displaced by automation and need to find new jobs by 2030 around the world.

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Video Tool Loom Raises $30 Million; Instagram Co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger Among Investors

This week, Work Communications and Video platform Loom, announced that it has raised $30 Million funding. Andrew Reed of Sequoia led the funding, Co-partnered by Kleiner Perkins and Dylan Field of Figma. The fascinating new funding round also saw the entry of Instagram’s co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, and Front’s CEO and Co-founder, Mathilde Collin as investors.

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TechBytes with Jim Scott, Director, Enterprise Architecture at MapR

How did you start in this space? What galvanized you to start at MapR?
I use to work in Digital Ad Tech. While in that industry we had requirements for very low latency and high-volume throughput. We needed a new, better scaling database and ended up selecting MapR. We were able to scale up to 60 billion ad requests per day on MapR.

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SQL Joins Tutorial: Working with Databases

When first learning SQL, it’s common to work with data in a single table. In the real world, databases generally have data in more than one table. If we want to be able to work with that data, we’ll have to combine multiple tables within a query. In this SQL joins tutorial, we’ll learn how […]
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arctan( k tan(x) )

I recently had to work with the function
f(x; k) = arctan( k tan(x) )
The semicolon between x and k is meant to imply that we’re thinking of x as the argument and k as a parameter.
This function is an example of the coming full circle theme I’ve written about several times. Here’s how a novice, a journeyman, and an expert might approach studying our function.

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9 Reports Every SEO Needs: Introducing Custom Report Templates in Moz Pro

Posted by rachelgooodmanmooreReporting is central to our jobs as SEOs and helps us to communicate the value of our work to stakeholders and clients alike. Without good reporting, it can be a challenge to illustrate our success in search. We know how important it is — but it can also be painful and clunky.

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Building a business around Machine Learning APIs

I got a variety of reactions on Twitter following my GigaOM piece on how Data Scientists work at automating themselves. One of them I want to discuss today is about building businesses on top / around Prediction APIs such as Google’s or BigML’s (a.k.a. machine learning APIs).

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Is Optimize set up correctly on your site? Let us double-check for you.

Google Optimize helps businesses determine which website experiences work best for their customers. With easy-to-use A/B testing capabilities, marketers can use Optimize to create and launch a test in minutes — and manage the entire process on their own.A/B testing with tools like Optimize drives results.

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What do I work on ?

So, what do you work on? As questions go, this is one of the most rudimentary. It’s the conference equivalent of “Nice weather we’re having”, or “How about them Broncos!”. It’s a throat-clearer, designed to start a conversation in an easy non-controversial way. And yet I’m always having to calculate and calibrate my answers.

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The Two Tribes of Language Researchers

TL;DR not-a-rant rant
When I talk to friends who work on human language (#nlproc), I notice two tribes of people. These are folks who do Natural Language Processing and folks who do Computational Linguistics. This distinction is not mine and is blurry, but I think it explains some of the differences in values different researchers place when they see new work.

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Thursday Tweets (because it’s been that kind of week)

Reveal does important work, which makes this all the more appalling. “Planet Aid’s actions in its lawsuit against Reveal are a manifest example of what deep-pocketed interests can do to a news organization even when the facts are on the journalists’ side.” https://t.co/Tf1tbguzHu Three years and millions of dollars in legal fees fighting this.

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How to be a more productive Data Scientist? Don’t do more, do it smarter!

A few years ago, I put a lot of work into a hobby project of mine: a self-learning Python chatbot that learns like a newborn baby. It was an exciting concept: I wasn’t allowed to pre-define different grammar rules, so the bot had to identify and learn every rule of the English language by itself. A fun project to work on, but it was also very, very complex.

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