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How AI is changing gymnastics judging

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Proponents say the AI-powered Judging Support System will promote fairness and transparency in the sport. But can it deliver?

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Quiz of the Day (Scikit-learn) # 14

Analytics Vidhya

Welcome to another exciting edition of the AI Quiz of the Day! In today’s edition, we delve into the fascinating world of machine learning with a focus on the popular Scikit-learn library, commonly known as Sklearn. Sklearn is a powerful tool for data analysis and machine learning, offering a wide range of modules that simplify […] The post Quiz of the Day (Scikit-learn) # 14 appeared first on Analytics Vidhya.

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The Only Free Course You Need To Become a Professional Data Engineer

KDnuggets

Data Engineering ZoomCamp offers free access to reading materials, video tutorials, assignments, homeworks, projects, and workshops.

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Databricks Announces the Industry’s First Generative AI Engineer Learning Pathway and Certification

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Today, we are announcing the industry's first Generative AI Engineer learning pathway and certification to help ensure that data and AI practitioners have.

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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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OpenAI scrapped a promise to disclose key documents to the public

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From its founding, OpenAI said its governing documents were available to the public. When WIRED requested copies after the company’s boardroom drama, it declined to provide them.

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Building Trust in the Digital Age: The Role of Data Verification

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Data has famously been referred to as the “new oil,” powering the fifth industrial revolution. As our reliance on data-intensive sectors like finance, healthcare, and the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, the question of trust becomes paramount. Trust is a multifaceted issue when dealing with data and events, and one core component is data verification. […] The post Building Trust in the Digital Age: The Role of Data Verification appeared first on DATAVERSITY.

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Is 2024 The Year Of Low Earth Orbit Satellite Services?

MoorInsights for Forbes

Analyst Will Townsend discusses the recent funding for AST SpaceMobile and why it means that 2024 could be a banner year for the LEO satellite market in general.

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How I hacked chess.com with a rookie exploit

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Playing Chess is one of the many hobbies I like to do in my spare time, apart from tinkering around with technology. However, I'm not very good at it, and after losing many games, I decided to see if I could do something I'm much better at; hacking the system!

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What AI Means For Networking Infrastructure In 2024

R. Scott Raynovich

AI has interesting characteristics that make it different from previous cloud infrastructure.

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Top 16 Technical Data Sources for Advanced Data Science Projects

KDnuggets

Here are data repositories that will up your data science game and improve your data projects.

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From Developer Experience to Product Experience: How a Shared Focus Fuels Product Success

Speaker: Anne Steiner and David Laribee

As a concept, Developer Experience (DX) has gained significant attention in the tech industry. It emphasizes engineers’ efficiency and satisfaction during the product development process. As product managers, we need to understand how a good DX can contribute not only to the well-being of our development teams but also to the broader objectives of product success and customer satisfaction.

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Microsoft Teams outage causes connection issues, message delays

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Microsoft is investigating an ongoing and widespread outage impacting the users of its Teams communication platform and causing connectivity issues, login problems, and message delays. [.

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The Pentagon Tried to Hide That It Bought Americans' Data Without a Warrant

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US spy agencies purchased Americans' phone location data and internet metadata without a warrant but only admitted it after a US senator blocked the appointment of a new NSA director.

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The blogger who spotted problems in Dana-Farber cancer papers

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Nature talks to Sholto David about his process for flagging image manipulation and his tips for scientists under scrutiny. Nature talks to Sholto David about his process for flagging image manipulation and his tips for scientists under scrutiny.

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Georgia wanted to attract more data centers. Now it needs more power

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Georgia Power is seeking a huge increase in electricity generating capacity, with potential higher costs for customers. The utility says the vast majority of its forecast demand crunch — roughly 80% — is driven by new and planned data centers, lured to metro Atlanta by tax incentives. Whether you’re browsing Instagram, uploading photos to the cloud or using artificial intelligence, our digital lives are powered by data centers.

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Peak Performance: Continuous Testing & Evaluation of LLM-Based Applications

Speaker: Aarushi Kansal, AI Leader & Author and Tony Karrer, Founder & CTO at Aggregage

Software leaders who are building applications based on Large Language Models (LLMs) often find it a challenge to achieve reliability. It’s no surprise given the non-deterministic nature of LLMs. To effectively create reliable LLM-based (often with RAG) applications, extensive testing and evaluation processes are crucial. This often ends up involving meticulous adjustments to prompts.

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Tesla hacked, 24 zero-days demoed at Pwn2Own Automotive 2024

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Security researchers hacked a Tesla Modem and collected awards of $722,500 on the first day of Pwn2Own Automotive 2024 for three bug collisions and 24 unique zero-day exploits.

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Capturing the ripples of spacetime: LISA gets go-ahead

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Today, ESA’s Science Programme Committee approved the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) mission, the first scientific endeavour to detect and study gravitational waves from space.

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Ollama releases Python and JavaScript Libraries

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The initial versions of the Ollama Python and JavaScript libraries are now available, making it easy to integrate your Python or JavaScript, or Typescript app with Ollama in a few lines of code. Both libraries include all the features of the Ollama REST API, are familiar in design, and compatible with new and previous versions of Ollama.

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Proposed UN cybercrime treaty has evolved into an expansive surveillance tool

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EFF has joined forces with 110 NGOs today in a joint statement delivered to the United Nations Ad Hoc Committee, clearly outlining civil society non-negotiable redlines for the proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty, and asserting that states should reject the proposed treaty if these essential changes are.

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Entity Resolution Checklist: What to Consider When Evaluating Options

Are you trying to decide which entity resolution capabilities you need? It can be confusing to determine which features are most important for your project. And sometimes key features are overlooked. Get the Entity Resolution Evaluation Checklist to make sure you’ve thought of everything to make your project a success! The list was created by Senzing’s team of leading entity resolution experts, based on their real-world experience.

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We build X.509 chains so you don't have to

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By William Woodruff For the past eight months, Trail of Bits has worked with the Python Cryptographic Authority to build cryptography-x509-verification, a brand-new, pure-Rust implementation of the X.509 path validation algorithm that TLS and other encryption and authentication protocols are built on.

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The 2023 Hugo nomination statistics have been released and we have questions

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The long-awaited nomination statistics for the 2023 Hugo Awards have finally been published – at the last possible moment according to the WSFS constitution (and at a point when I really don&…

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In case you missed it: America just effectively got much bigger

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Did you get a little bit bigger over the holiday season? Well, so did America. You may not have noticed in the pre-Christmas rush, but on December 19, 2023, the U.S. added an area of about 1 million km2 (roughly 386,000 square miles). That’s about the size of one Egypt or slightly more than two Californias. Ice ridges in the Beaufort Sea off the northern coast of Alaska.

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Can autoimmune diseases be cured? Scientists see hope at last

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After decades of frustration and failed attempts, scientists might finally be on the cusp of developing therapies to restore immune ‘tolerance’ in conditions such as diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis. After decades of frustration and failed attempts, scientists might finally be on the cusp of developing therapies to restore immune ‘tolerance’ in conditions such as diabetes, lupus and multiple sclerosis.

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How to Build an Experimentation Culture for Data-Driven Product Development

Speaker: Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product, Statsig

Experimentation is often seen as an aspirational practice, especially at smaller, fast-moving companies who are strapped for time and resources. So, how can you get your team making decisions in a more data-driven way while continuing to remain lean and maintaining ship velocity? In this webinar, Margaret-Ann Seger, Head of Product at Statsig, will teach you how to build an experimentation culture from the ground-up, graduating from just getting started with data-driven development to operating

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Inside A Global Phone Spy Tool Monitoring Billions

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A wide-spanning investigation by 404 Media reveals more details about a secretive spy tool that can tracks billions of phone profiles through the advertising industry called Patternz. Google has taken action in response to 404 Media's inquiries.

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High Can See Clearly Now: AI-Powered NVIDIA RTX Video HDR Transforms Standard Video Into Stunning High Dynamic Range

Hacker News

Editor’s note: This post is part of our weekly In the NVIDIA Studio series, which celebrates featured artists, offers creative tips and tricks, and demonstrates how NVIDIA Studio technology improves creative workflows. We’re also deep diving on new GeForce RTX 40 Series GPU features, technologies and resources, and how they dramatically accelerate content creation.

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All arabica coffee is genetically similar: how can beans taste so different?

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Flavour variations are mainly the result of changes at the chromosome level, sequencing effort finds. Flavour variations are mainly the result of changes at the chromosome level, sequencing effort finds.

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Google Pixel phones unusable after January 2024 system update

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Google Pixel smartphone owners report problems after installing the January 2024 Google Play system update, being unable to access their devices internal storage, open the camera, take screenshots, or even open apps. [.

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The Path to Product Excellence: Avoiding Common Pitfalls and Enhancing Communication

Speaker: David Bard, Principal at VP Product Coaching

In the fast-paced world of digital innovation, success is often accompanied by a multitude of challenges - like the pitfalls lurking at every turn, threatening to derail the most promising projects. But fret not, this webinar is your key to effective product development! Join us for an enlightening session to empower you to lead your team to greater heights.

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Majority of America's underground water stores are drying up, study finds

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Many of America’s critical sources of underground water are in a state of rapid and accelerating decline, a new study has found. More than half of the aquifers in the United States (53 percent) are losing water, according to research published Wednesday in Nature.

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Making Rust binaries smaller by default

Hacker News

Have you ever tried to compile a helloworld Rust program in --release mode? If yes, have you seen its binary size? Suffice to say, it’s not exactly small. Or at least it wasn’t small until recently. This post details how I found about the issue and my attempt to fix it in Cargo.

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Apple Dials Back Car's Self-Driving Features and Delays Launch to 2028

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Apple Inc., reaching a make-or-break point in its decade-old effort to build a car, has pivoted to a less ambitious design with the intent of finally bringing an electric vehicle to market.

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Boeing Whistleblower: Max 9 Production Line Has "Enormous Volume of Defects"

Hacker News

A reader at respected airline industry site Leeham News offered a comment that suggests they have access to Boeing’s internal quality control systems, and shares details of what they saw regarding the Boeing 737 MAX 9 flown by Alaska Airlines that had a door plug detach inflight, causing rapid decompression of the aircraft. The takeaway appears to be that outsourced plane components have so many problems when they show up at the production line that Boeing’s quality control staff can’t keep up w

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Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI

“Reimagined: Building Products with Generative AI” is an extensive guide for integrating generative AI into product strategy and careers featuring over 150 real-world examples, 30 case studies, and 20+ frameworks, and endorsed by over 20 leading AI and product executives, inventors, entrepreneurs, and researchers.