April, 2024

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The Marvels of Generative AI: Key Concepts and Use Cases

Data Science Dojo

Imagine a tool so versatile that it can compose music, generate legal documents, assist in developing vaccines, and even create artwork that seems to have sprung from the brush of a Renaissance master. This isn’t the plot of a sci-fi novel but the reality of generative artificial intelligence (AI). Generative AI is transforming how we approach creativity and problem-solving across various sectors.

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5 Free Courses to Master Math for Data Science

KDnuggets

Want to learn math for data science? Check out these three courses to learn linear algebra, calculus, statistics, and more.

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Square Enix to record extraordinary loss of 22.1B yen

Hacker News

Square Enix expects to recognize extraordinary losses of 22.1 billion yen in “content abandonment losses” for the fiscal year ended March 2024, the company announced.

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7 Python Libraries Every Data Engineer Should Know

KDnuggets

Interested in switching to data engineering? Here’s a list of Python libraries you’ll find super helpful.

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The AI Superhero Approach to Product Management

Speaker: Conrado Morlan

In this engaging and witty talk, we’ll explore how artificial intelligence can transform the daily tasks of product managers into streamlined, efficient processes. Using the lens of a superhero narrative, we’ll uncover how AI can be the ultimate sidekick, aiding in decision-making, enhancing productivity, and boosting innovation. Attendees will leave with practical tools and actionable insights, motivated to embrace AI and leverage its potential in their work. 🦸 🏢 Key objectives:

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Apple to unveil AI-enabled Safari alongside new operating systems

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Apple is testing a version of its Safari web browser that includes UI tweaks, advanced content blocking features, and a new AI-powered tool dubbed Intelligent Search, AppleInsider has learned.

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US drug control agency will move to reclassify marijuana

Hacker News

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will move to reclassify marijuana as a less dangerous drug, a historic shift to generations of American drug policy that could have wide ripple effects across the country.

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The Fermat's Last Theorem Project

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Kevin Buzzard discusses the project to prove Fermat's Last Theorem in Lean. Introduction Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT) is the claim that some abstract equation has no solutions in positive integers.

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TypeSpec: A New Language for API-Centric Development

Hacker News

Over last few years, we've been hard at work on [link] a modern API definition language. This language is designed to meet the evolving needs of API developers, architects, and managers in an environment where the delivery of consistently high-quality APIs and related experiences is becoming increasingly complex and critical.

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Husband and wife outed as GRU spies aiding bombings and poisonings across Europe

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GRU Unit 29155, Russia’s assassination and sabotage squad, blew up ammunition warehouses in Czechia. It had help from Elena and Nikolai Šapošnikov, a family of deep-cover spies working as arms dealers.

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Doctor at Cigna Said Bosses Pressured Her to Review Patients' Cases Too Quickly

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Cigna tracks every minute that its staff doctors spend deciding whether to pay for health care. Dr. Debby Day said her bosses cared more about being fast than being right: “Deny, deny, deny. That’s how you hit your numbers,” Day said.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Webb captures iconic Horsehead Nebula in unprecedented detail

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The NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has captured the sharpest infrared images to date of one of the most distinctive objects in our skies, the Horsehead Nebula. These observations show a part of the iconic nebula in a whole new light, capturing its complexity with unprecedented spatial resolution.

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Plunging Home Prices, Fleeing Companies: Austin's Glow Is Fading

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Oracle Corp. is moving its headquarters out of the city. Tesla Inc. is pulling back after a rapid expansion. Almost a quarter of commercial office space is vacant, and nowhere in the country have residential real estate prices fallen further from their pandemic peak.

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US Post Office phishing sites get as much traffic as the real one

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Security researchers analyzing phishing campaigns that target United States Postal Service (USPS) saw that the traffic to the fake domains is typically similar to what the legitimate site records and it is even higher during holidays. [.

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Atomic nucleus excited with laser: A breakthrough after decades

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The "thorium transition", which physicists have been looking for for decades, has now been excited for the first time with lasers. This paves the way for revolutionary high precision technologies, including nuclear clocks.

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Entity Resolution: Your Guide to Deciding Whether to Build It or Buy It

Adding high-quality entity resolution capabilities to enterprise applications, services, data fabrics or data pipelines can be daunting and expensive. Organizations often invest millions of dollars and years of effort to achieve subpar results. This guide will walk you through the requirements and challenges of implementing entity resolution. By the end, you'll understand what to look for, the most common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid, and your options.

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ArcaneDoor – New campaign found targeting network devices

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ArcaneDoor is a campaign that is the latest example of state-sponsored actors targeting perimeter network devices from multiple vendors. Coveted by these actors, perimeter network devices are the perfect intrusion point for espionage-focused campaigns.

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China's Moon atlas is the most detailed ever made

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The Geologic Atlas of the Lunar Globe doubles the resolution of Apollo-era maps and will support the space ambitions of China and other countries. The Geologic Atlas of the Lunar Globe doubles the resolution of Apollo-era maps and will support the space ambitions of China and other countries.

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Early tests of H5N1 prevalence in milk suggest U.S. bird flu outbreak in cows is widespread

Hacker News

Andrew Bowman, a veterinary epidemiologist at Ohio State University, had a hunch. He had been struck by the huge amounts of H5N1 virus he’d seen in milk from cows infected with the bird flu and thought that at least some virus was getting off of farms and going downstream — onto store shelves. He knew the Food and Drug Administration was working on its own national survey of the milk supply.

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Cost of developing new drugs may be far lower than industry claims, trial reveals

Hacker News

Exclusive: MSF calls for transparency after its bill for a trial of TB treatment came to a fraction of the billions claimed by pharmaceutical companies Doctors have for the first time released details of their spending on a major clinical trial, demonstrating that the true cost of developing a medicine may be far less than the billions of dollars claimed by the pharmaceutical industry.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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In Response to Google

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Google has chosen to send a response to my article to Barry Schwartz of Search Engine Roundtable. Here is my response. (1) On the March 2019 core update claim in the piece: This is baseless speculation.

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IBM to Acquire HashiCorp, Inc for $6.4 billion

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IBM and HashiCorp Inc., a leading multi-cloud infrastructure automation company, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which IBM will acquire HashiCorp for $35 per share in cash, representing an enterprise value of $6.4 billion.

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Nvidia to Acquire Run:AI

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To help customers make more efficient use of their AI computing resources, NVIDIA today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Run:ai, a Kubernetes-based workload management and orchestration software provider. Customer AI deployments are becoming increasingly complex, with workloads distributed across cloud, edge and on-premises data center infrastructure.

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Tesla Profits Drop 55%

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Tesla profits fell 55% to $1.13 billion in the first quarter from the same year-ago period as a protracted EV price-cutting strategy and “several unforeseen challenges” cut into the automaker’s bottom line. Tesla reported revenue of $21.3 billion in the first quarter, a 9% drop from the first quarter of 2023.

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Generative AI Deep Dive: Advancing from Proof of Concept to Production

Speaker: Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks & Tony Karrer, CTO at Aggregage

Executive leaders and board members are pushing their teams to adopt Generative AI to gain a competitive edge, save money, and otherwise take advantage of the promise of this new era of artificial intelligence. There's no question that it is challenging to figure out where to focus and how to advance when it’s a new field that is evolving everyday. 💡 This new webinar featuring Maher Hanafi, VP of Engineering at Betterworks, will explore a practical framework to transform Generative AI pr

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Engineer 'builds a GPU from scratch' in two weeks

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An engineer has shared his journey in 'building a GPU from scratch with no prior experience.' As with his prior project of designing a CPU from scratch, Adam Majmudar took just two weeks to complete this cerebral feat.

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Practical Vim Command Workflow

Hacker News

Master the art of efficient text navigation and editing in Vim with this comprehensive command workflow tutorial. Explore key commands and practical examples to enhance your productivity in Vim.

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The death of the 60/40 portfolio

Hacker News

April 21, 2024 The topic for this issue focuses on portfolio management in an era of less structural disinflation, and more broadly how a portfolio can be improved relative to the basic 60/40 portfolio.

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The Man Who Killed Google Search

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This is the story of how Google Search died, and the people responsible for killing it. The story begins on February 5th 2019, when Ben Gomes, Google’s head of search, had a problem.

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Beyond the Basics of A/B Tests: Highly Innovative Experimentation Tactics You Need to Know

Speaker: Timothy Chan, PhD., Head of Data Science

Are you ready to move beyond the basics and take a deep dive into the cutting-edge techniques that are reshaping the landscape of experimentation? 🌐 From Sequential Testing to Multi-Armed Bandits, Switchback Experiments to Stratified Sampling, Timothy Chan, Data Science Lead, is here to unravel the mysteries of these powerful methodologies that are revolutionizing how we approach testing.

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TSMC's debacle in the desert: Missed deadlines and tension among coworkers

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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) was slated to open a plant in Phoenix, Arizona in 2024. It aimed to bring thousands jobs, but the expansion hasn’t taken off.

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Google delays third-party cookie demise yet again

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Google is delaying the end of third-party cookies in its Chrome browser — again. In other unsurprising developments, water remains wet. The announcement was made on Tuesday ahead of quarterly reports from Google and the ever-watchful U.K. Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), keeping tabs on how this whole situation unfolds. “We recognize that there are ongoing challenges related to reconciling divergent feedback from the industry, regulators and developers, and will continue to engage closel

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Stripe, doubling down on embedded finance, de-couples payments from the rest of its stack

Hacker News

Stripe continues to hold the title of being the biggest financial technology business still in private hands, with a current valuation of about $65 billion and a whopping $1 trillion in total processed payment volume last year alone. But fintech is fragmented and a fast-moving target, and with competitors chipping away at its place, Stripe is […] © 2024 TechCrunch.

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Why Cats Knock Stuff Over (2023)

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Why do cats like to push stuff over edges and then curiously watch the fallen object? I suggest that they are play-hunting, and are testing the ‘prey’ for liveness & playing-dead, similarly to tossing or poking it with claws.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.