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Amazon’s Matt Wood on the major takeaways from AWS Summit 2018

“Formula 1 chose AWS as their machine learning platform, Major League Baseball chose AWS as their machine learning platform, and the National Football League chose AWS as their machine learning platform” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. SageMaker, the Seattle company’s full-stack machine learning platform, got two major updates: SageMaker Streaming Algorithms and SageMaker Batch Transform.VentureBeat: Today, you announced SageMaker Streaming Algorithms, which allows AWS customers to train machine learning models more quickly.The good news is that with machine learning, you can identify, measure, and systematically reduce those inaccuracies.Matt Wood, general manager of artificial…

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Source: GV has for years been using an algorithm, dubbed The Machine, to help make investment decisions

“When venture capitalists at GV do it, they go to something called “The Machine.”” reports axios.com. When most venture capitalists want approval to make a new investment, they go to their partners.The first is that some GV investors have been known to try gaming the machine, manipulating inputs to get the desired results. Source: axios.com Share This:

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for years has used an algorithm that effectively permits or prohibits both new and follow-on investments

“When venture capitalists at GV do it, they go to something called “The Machine.”” reports axios.com. When most venture capitalists want approval to make a new investment, they go to their partners.The first is that some GV investors have been known to try gaming the machine, manipulating inputs to get the desired results. Source: axios.com Share This:

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Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software On Systems Sold To States

“At that time, a spokesperson said ES&S had never installed pcAnywhere on any election system it sold” reports vice.com. Although Wyden’s office asked ES&S to identify which of its customers were sold systems with pcAnywhere installed, the company did not respond.He is not a member of the committee, but was asked to participate in a hearing it held last week on election security.ES&S would only say that it had confirmed with customers who had the software installed that they “no longer have this application installed.”.  Source: vice.com Share This:

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SmartNews app reaches 10 million monthly users as it counters fake news

“SmartNews said it has reached more than 10 million monthly active users in the U.S. and Japan for its news discovery experience that is curated by machine language and trusted journalism sources” writes Dean Takahashi for venturebeat.com. The company was founded in June 2012 in Japan, and it launched in October 2014 in the U.S. To date, the company has raised $88.3 million.Then it analyzes a variety of proprietary signals beyond false signals like likes and clicks.And it uses machine learning to apply political balancing algorithms to ensure multiple viewpoints…

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National Ice Cream Day PSA: Beware the ice cream machine on ‘Chopped’

“So on National Ice Cream Day, which, like every year, is on the third Sunday of July, please take my advice future Chopped competitors: Beware the ice cream machine” writes Brittany Levine Beckman for mashable.com. Everything seems to be going well, you’ve managed your time, and you’ve got the ice cream machine all to yourself.You get to the ice cream machine before your competitor, and breathe a sigh of relief as you begin pouring a hot mixture into the machine.The ice cream machine on Chopped is bad. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Hinge dating app will begin using machine learning to make better matches

“Hinge, the Facebook friend-based dating app, has been testing machine learning to make better matches for singles” writes Diamond Naga Siu for mashable.com. The Most Compatible feature does, however, take into account how people act on the app (such as who you previously liked).Hinge founder Justin McLeod said that this new feature mainly relies on the classic item matching algorithm Gale-Shapley, which was developed in 1962 and is nickname the stable marriage algorithm. Maybe AI and machines are the friends you never knew you needed to make that first introduction…

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Will Apple let you swap your recently-bought 2017 MacBook Pro for a 2018 one?

“You can return your machine anytime within that 14-day window without even having to give a reason” writes Apple Watch Series for 9to5mac.com. Oh, and returning a machine to an Apple Store when you bought it elsewhere?. The answer, as in many things, is ‘it depends.’ First, if you bought the machine from an Apple Store no more than 14 days ago, you’re in luck.When they want to swap out a machine that is just a little way outside the 14-day window, we’re told that managers tend to ok it. Source:…

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