Tue.Sep 29, 2020

Is Machine Learning Really AI? (Pt. II)


Continuing a previous article, Ronald Schmelzer explores in a Forbes article whether or not many machine learning projects are truly AI: If AI is to be a useful term to […].

How to Combat Marginalizing Behaviors in the Workplace


From taking credit for someone’s idea to pet names, marginalization can take many forms in the workplace.

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Intel Shares Its Transformation Strategy at DevOps World

Information Week

Changing human behavior and leadership support were integral to driving a more agile approach to software and firmware development

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ExamSoft’s remote bar exam sparks privacy and facial recognition concerns

Venture Beast

To administer bar exams in 20 different states next week, ExamSoft is using facial recognition and collecting the biometric data of legal professionals. Read More.

Testing at Every Stage of Development

Up to 80% of new products fail. The reality is harsh and the reasons why are endless. Perhaps the new product couldn’t oust a customer favorite. Maybe it looked great but was too hard to use. Or, despite being a superior product, the go-to-market strategy failed. There’s always a risk when building a new product, but you can hedge your bets by understanding exactly what your customers' expectations truly are at every step of the development process.

Microsoft Exec: How Enterprises are Democratizing Data

Information Week

During her Interop Digital keynote, Microsoft's Alysa Taylor will discuss how technology has been a catalyst for accelerated value and change in 2020

D-Wave’s 5,000-qubit quantum computing platform handles 1 million variables

Venture Beast

D-Wave has launched next-gen quantum computing platform Advantage, and Launch, a service to help businesses build hybrid quantum applications. Read More. Big Data Business Cloud Dev Enterprise Entrepreneur category-/Science/Computer Science category-/Science/Physics D-Wave Systems quantum computing

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HaptX wins $1.5 million NSF grant to create full-body haptics for VR

Venture Beast

A leading maker of tactile gloves for VR has received government funding to develop a full-body haptic exoskeleton for both VR and robotic applications. Read More.

VMware plan disaggregates servers; offloads network virtualization and security

Network World

VMware is continuing its effort to remake the data center, cloud and edge to handle the distributed workloads and applications of the future.

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LinkedIn open-sources GDMix, a framework for training AI personalization models

Venture Beast

LinkedIn recently open-sourced GDMix, a framework for training the sort of AI personalization models used in search engines and ecommerce websites. Read More.

Overheard in September: Automation, MSP Marketing Tips, Workforce and More

Association of Information Technology Professional

In September 2020, CompTIA podcasts covered marketing tips for MSPs, automation, workforce enablement, DEI, and much more. Find out what we overheard then subscribe and start listening today


How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Google’s Smart Cleanup taps AI to streamline data entry

Venture Beast

Smart Cleanup, an AI-powered Google Sheets feature that automatically detects and removes duplicates and more, is now generally available. Read More.

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Laid Off, Now What? Switching Careers into IT

Association of Information Technology Professional

Have you recently been laid off and are thinking of switching careers to something completely new? If you are facing a recent layoff, now is a perfect time to reevaluate your career path and potentially change careers. If you haven’t thought about it before, now might be the time to get into IT


Baidu’s smart home group seeks to raise capital at a $2.9 billion valuation

Venture Beast

The group responsible for developing Baidu's voice platform, DuerOS, will seek to raise capital at a $2.9 billion valuation. Read More.

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FBI says hackers want to stoke doubt about the 2020 election

Tech Republic Security

In a PSA on Monday, the FBI and CISA warned about the potential for widespread disinformation campaigns in the run-up to November


Building Like Amazon

Speaker: Leo Zhadanovsky, Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Amazon's journey to its current modern architecture and processes provides insights for all software development leaders. To get there, Amazon focused on decomposing for agility, making critical cultural and operational changes, and creating tools for software delivery. The result was enabling developers to rapidly release and iterate software while maintaining industry-leading standards on security, reliability, and performance. Whether you're developing for a small startup or a large corporation, learning the tools for CI/CD will make your good DevOps team great. We are excited to be joined by Leo Zhadanovsky, a Principal Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services.

Apple’s ‘privacy’ changes undermine international advertising best practices

Venture Beast

Rather than fragment the ad opt-in process, we should be coming together to build an open, transparent, and privacy-centric future for digital ads. Read More. Business Marketing Apple category-/Business & Industrial/Business Services category-/Computers & Electronics opt-in ads

How to install the Webmin web-based Linux admin GUI

Tech Republic Data Center

If you're looking for a solid web-based Linux admin GUI, look no further than the tried and true Webmin. Jack Wallen shows you how to install it on both Ubuntu Server and CentOS 8

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Arm unveils new chips for advanced driver assistance systems

Venture Beast

Chipmaker Arm today announced new hardware solutions designed to handle autonomous vehicle perception and decision-making workloads. Read More.

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Best social media management apps for iPhone


The key to advertising today is in creating professionally managed social media accounts on the most popular applications. These include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube. If you have a brand that you wish to build, then your best bet is in keeping it relevant.

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eLearning demand is at an all-time high. Pick the right LMS!

The need for online learning is greater than ever having the right LMS is absolutely crucial. Quickly, easily, and cost-effectively decide which Learning Management System is right for you with this 12-step guide from LMS implementation experts.

Monetization strategies for the skyrocketing LatAm mobile game market (VB Live)

Venture Beast

Join this VB Live event for insights into what it takes for American publishers to build a world-wide audience, especially in Latin America. Read More.

Fat Bear Week Is Finally Here

GizModo VR

The most wonderful time of the year is truly here. On Wednesday, Katmai National Park and Preserve’s annual Fat Bear Week will officially kick off—a tribute to the months of gorging that bears must undertake to stock up on body fat before the coming winter famine and hibernation.


Google’s Cloud TPUs now better support PyTorch

Venture Beast

Courtesy of PyTorch/XLA (a now generally available Python library), Google's Cloud TPUs can better support Facebook's PyTorch machine learning framework. Read More.

Amazon jumps into virtual tourism, offering live one-on-one experiences around the world


At left, Hongying Tang of HQ Tourism Services points to the Saint Lawrence River during a virtual tour of Quebec City as part of the Amazon Explore beta. At right, Daniela Elias of Signature Tours shows the empanadas she made during a one-on-one virtual cooking class from Buenos Aires.

Why Distributed Tracing is Essential for Performance and Reliability

Speaker: Daniel "spoons" Spoonhower, CTO and Co-Founder at Lightstep

Many engineering organizations have now adopted microservices or other loosely coupled architectures, often alongside DevOps practices. Together these have enabled individual service teams to become more independent and, as a result, have boosted developer velocity. However, this increased velocity often comes at the cost of overall application performance or reliability. Worse, teams often don’t understand what’s affecting performance or reliability – or even who to ask to learn more. Distributed tracing was developed at organizations like Google and Twitter to address these problems and has also come a long way in the decade since then. By the end of this presentation, you’ll understand why distributed tracing is necessary and how it can bring performance and reliability back under control.

Amazon One verifies consumers and office workers by scanning the palm of their hand

Venture Beast

Amazon is rolling out a new contactless technology that enables consumers to pay and carry out other in-store transactions using the palm of their hands. Read More.

Disney+ Rolls Out Long-Awaited GroupWatch Feature Today

GizModo VR

Disney+ is finally giving U.S. users an official watch party feature, just in time for the Mandalorian ’s return next month. Read more. disney plus disney streaming streaming wars the mandalorian


Verizon debuts 5G Internet Gateway with augmented reality self-setup

Venture Beast

The top U.S. cellular carrier is increasing its challenge to the cable broadband industry by introducing a mmWave 5G modem and router anyone can install. Read More.

Seattle adopts minimum wage for Uber and Lyft drivers


(Bigstock Photo). Seattle became the second big city in the nation to establish a minimum wage standard for Uber and Lyft drivers on Tuesday. The Seattle City Council unanimously voted to adopt new regulations designed to ensure Uber and Lyft drivers earn the city’s $16.39

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Nine Developer Enablement Practices to Achieve DevOps at Enterprise Scale

In this eBook, Christian Oestreich, a senior software engineering leader with experience at multiple Fortune 500 companies, shares how a metrics-driven mindset can dramatically improve software quality and enable DevOps at enterprise scale.

Ashley Madison: Extramarital affairs soar in pandemic with technology’s help

Venture Beast

Shortly after the lockdown began, the Ashley Madison “married dating” site saw an uptick in members. Today, more than 21,000 people are signing up each day for the online membership service, up from 17,000 a day in March.


D-Wave’s New Quantum Computer Is Inscrutable and Open for Business

GizModo VR

In theory, quantum computers should be faster at solving many problems compared to classical computers.

Seismic raises $92 million to automate sales processes

Venture Beast

Seismic, a startup developing an AI-powered sales enablement platform, has raised $92 million from new and existing investors. Read More.

Vancouver-based online course education startup Thinkific raises $22M


The Thinkific team. Thinkific Photo). Thinkific , a Vancouver, B.C.-based based online education startup, today announced a $22 million round led by Vancouver firm Rhino Ventures.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!