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Vision Language Models: Introducing the new tiny VLM Moondream 2

Data Science Dojo

While language models in generative AI focus on textual data, vision language models (VLMs) bridge the gap between textual and visual data. Before we explore Moondream 2, let’s understand VLMs better. Understanding vision language models VLMs combine computer vision (CV) and natural language processing (NLP), enabling them to understand and connect visual information with textual data.

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10 GitHub Repositories to Master Python

KDnuggets

Learn Python through tutorials, blogs, books, project work, and exercises. Access all of it on GitHub for free and join a supportive open-source community.

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Elon Musk Predicts AI will be Smarter than Humans by Next Year

Analytics Vidhya

Elon Musk has been making headlines again! During a recent interview on X Spaces (his platform for discussing all things space and beyond), the he dropped a prediction about Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). Musk claims AGI could be surpassing human intelligence within the next two years! Master of Making Bold Statements Musk has a history […] The post Elon Musk Predicts AI will be Smarter than Humans by Next Year appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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Bringing MegaBlocks to Databricks

databricks

At Databricks, we’re committed to building the most efficient and performant training tools for large-scale AI models. With the recent release of DBRX.

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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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Taming my Monkey Mind: How I Built a 24/7 AI Coach

Eugene Yan

Building an AI coach with speech-to-text, text-to-speech, an LLM, and a virtual number.

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7 Steps to Mastering Data Engineering

KDnuggets

The only data engineering roadmap you need for an introduction to concepts, tools, and techniques to collect, store, transform, analyze, and model data.

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How effective data backup strategies can combat cyber threats?

Dataconomy

Backing up data involves making duplicates of information to safeguard it from loss or harm, encompassing various forms like documents, images, audio files, videos, and databases. Undoubtedly, emphasizing the significance of dependable backups is crucial; they safeguard irreplaceable data and mitigate substantial downtime stemming from cyber threats or unforeseen calamities.

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House Votes to Extend—and Expand—a Major US Spy Program

Hacker News

US House of Representatives voted on Friday to extend the Section 702 spy program. It passed without an amendment that would have required the FBI to obtain a warrant to access Americans' information.

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5 Free SQL Courses for Data Science Beginners

KDnuggets

Are you looking to make a career in data science? Start by learning SQL with these free courses.

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Visualize This, Second Edition: Updating a Visualization Guide for My Past Self

FlowingData

A decade and a half ago, I wrote the first edition of Visualize This as a how-to guide to my past self. It was for someone who was familiar with visualization but was stuck on the part where it’s time to make and design charts with your own data. What tools should you use? How do you use them? How do you get from rough sketch to finished graphic?

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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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Building an End-to-End Machine Learning Project to Reduce Delays in Aggressive Cancer Care.

Towards AI

Author(s): Juliusnyambok Originally published on Towards AI. Building an End-to-End Machine Learning Project to Reduce Delays in Aggressive Cancer Care. After years of battling over control of the TV (sparked by my sister’s questionable obsession with true crime), my sister, the brilliant pharmacist Miss Nyambok Cynthia, and I decided to put our eternal sibling rivalry to good use.

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Apple alerts users in 92 nations to mercenary spyware attacks

Hacker News

Apple sent threat notifications to iPhone users in 92 countries on Wednesday, warning them that they may have been targeted by mercenary spyware attacks. The company said it sent the alerts to individuals in 92 nations at 12 p.m. Pacific Time Wednesday.

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Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock now supports custom prompts for the RetrieveAndGenerate API and configuration of the maximum number of retrieved results

AWS Machine Learning Blog

With Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock , you can securely connect foundation models (FMs) in Amazon Bedrock to your company data for Retrieval Augmented Generation (RAG). Access to additional data helps the model generate more relevant, context-specific, and accurate responses without retraining the FMs. In this post, we discuss two new features of Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock specific to the RetrieveAndGenerate API: configuring the maximum number of results and creating custom prompts wi

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Airbnb occupancy along the eclipse path

FlowingData

Maybe you heard there’s a total eclipse happening today. AirDNA mapped Airbnb occupancy rates over the week. There might be a pattern. The anticipation of the solar eclipse has transformed an otherwise ordinary Monday into a lucrative opportunity for STR hosts located within the path of totality. As of March 25th, occupancy rates for April 7th have soared to an impressive 88% across all listings.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Deploy MLflow Server on Amazon EC2 Instance

Towards AI

Last Updated on April 11, 2024 by Editorial Team Author(s): ronilpatil Originally published on Towards AI. Image by Author Hi folks! Ready to take your model deployment game to the next level? Let’s dive into setting up an MLflow Server on an EC2 instance! I’ll explain the steps to configure Amazon S3 bucket to store the artifacts, Amazon RDS (Postgres & Mysql) to store metadata, and EC2 instance to host the mlflow server.

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Spectrum of Covid-19: From Asymptomatic Organ Damage to Long Covid Syndrome

Hacker News

Introduction Symptomatic Long COVID affects 10-30% of the COVID-19-infected population depending on what symptoms are measured. (1-3) Organ damage might affect over 50% of post-COVID-19 individuals (4-6) and perhaps more in adolescents and children. (7) As COVID-19 continues to transmit across the world, the consequences of the pandemic are becoming clearer.

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Pineberries: Give these Blushing Beauties a Try

SAS Software

When I was recently introduced to pineberries, I thought they were an under-ripe strawberry, but boy, was I wrong! These blushing berries are surprisingly sweet with a hint of tropical tartness. What are Pineberries? Pineberries are a hybrid between Japanese white strawberries and standard Florida strawberries. These white strawberries with [.] The post Pineberries: Give these Blushing Beauties a Try appeared first on SAS Blogs.

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This Startup Wants To Be OpenAI Of Stem Cell Therapy, Targets $250B Market

Gil Press for Forbes

Somite.ai aims to improve the lives of millions of people by leveraging AI to produce human tissue for cell therapies.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Discover The Top 10 Most Used OpenAI GPTs

Towards AI

Last Updated on April 9, 2024 by Editorial Team Author(s): Ahmed Fessi Originally published on Towards AI. In November 2023, almost one year after ChatGPT 3 was released, OpenAI announced GPTs, allowing users to create and publish their own conversational chatbots, customized as per their instructions, and have them available in the OpenAI marketplace.

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Adobe Is Buying Videos for $3 per Minute to Build AI Model

Hacker News

Adobe Inc. has begun to procure videos to build its artificial intelligence text-to-video generator, trying to catch up to competitors after OpenAI demonstrated a similar technology.

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Meet the winners of the SNOMED CT Entity Linking Challenge

DrivenData Labs

The Challenge ¶ Motivation ¶ Much of the world's healthcare data is stored in free-text documents, usually clinical notes taken by doctors. This unstructured data can be challenging to analyze and extract meaningful insights from. However, by applying a standardized terminology like SNOMED CT, healthcare organizations can convert this free-text data into a structured format that can be readily analyzed by computers, in turn stimulating the development of new medicines, treatment pathwa

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Ages of the People We Choose to Live With and Marry

FlowingData

In our earlier years, we tend to date and marry others who are around our age. However, this is not true for everyone. Variation kicks in when you look at the later years, consider multiple marriages, divorce, separation, and opposite-sex versus same-sex relationships. This chart breaks it all down.

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Get Better Network Graphs & Save Analysts Time

Many organizations today are unlocking the power of their data by using graph databases to feed downstream analytics, enahance visualizations, and more. Yet, when different graph nodes represent the same entity, graphs get messy. Watch this essential video with Senzing CEO Jeff Jonas on how adding entity resolution to a graph database condenses network graphs to improve analytics and save your analysts time.

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Are LLMs Only Good for Chat-Based Solutions? Exploring Beyond Language Tasks

Towards AI

Last Updated on April 11, 2024 by Editorial Team Author(s): Andy Spezzatti Originally published on Towards AI. Beyond Words: LLMs Enhance Data Analysis from Genomics to StrategySource: Image by Nicole Herero on Unsplash Over the past two years, Large Language Models (LLMs) including ChatGPT, Antropic, and Mistral have transformed our engagement with technology.

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Twitter’s Clumsy Pivot to X.com Is a Gift to Phishers

Hacker News

On April 9, Twitter/X began automatically modifying links that mention “twitter.com” to read “x.com” instead. But over the past 48 hours, dozens of new domain names have been registered that demonstrate how this change could be used to craft convincing phishing links — such as fedetwitter[.]com , which until very recently rendered as fedex.com in tweets.

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The Collapse of Small Press Distribution

Hacker News

Last week, Diane Goettel was on vacation in Florida when she saw an alarming email on her phone. After 55 years, Small Press Distribution (SPD)—one of the last remaining independent book distributors in the US—was shutting down immediately, with no advance notice or transitional support.

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The Internet Archive Just Backed Up an Entire Caribbean Island

Hacker News

By becoming the official custodian of an entire nation’s history for the first time, the Internet Archive is expanding its already outsize role in preserving the digital world for posterity.

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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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Ukraine Is the First “Hackers’ War”

Hacker News

Rapid and resourceful technological improvisation has long been a mainstay of warfare, but the war in Ukraine is taking it to a new level. This improvisation is most conspicuous in the ceaselessly evolving struggle between weaponized drones and electronic warfare, a cornerstone of this war. Weaponized civilian first-person-view (FPV) drones began dramatically reshaping the landscape of the war in the summer of 2023.

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San Francisco-to-L.A. overnight train inches closer to reality

Hacker News

A plan to utilize existing train tracks to offer a luxury overnight ride between two of California’s economic and cultural hubs is looking less and less like a fantasy.

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TSMC Gets $11.6B in US Grants, Loans for Three Chip Fabs

Hacker News

The US plans to award Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. $6.6 billion in grants and as much as $5 billion in loans to help the world’s top chipmaker build factories in Arizona, expanding President Joe Biden’s effort to boost domestic production of critical technology.

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Paying Off People's Medical Debt Has Little Impact on Their Lives, Study Finds

Hacker News

A nonprofit group called R.I.P. Medical Debt has relieved Americans of $11 billion in hospital bills. But that did not improve their mental health or their credit scores, a study found.

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How To Get Promoted In Product Management

Speaker: John Mansour

If you're looking to advance your career in product management, there are more options than just climbing the management ladder. Join our upcoming webinar to learn about highly rewarding career paths that don't involve management responsibilities. We'll cover both career tracks and provide tips on how to position yourself for success in the one that's right for you.