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Analyse de pronostics pour le Mondial 2018

(This article was first published on <b> R – NC233</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)TweetOn est les champions ! Si nous n’avons pas eu le temps de …

Arabie Saoudite

AP Exclusive: Google tracks your movements, like it or not

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.<p>An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you've used a privacy setting that …

Android Phones

Confronting demons of the computer age

In a shift that is roiling typically cocooned computer scientists, some researchers — uneasy in part about the role of technology in the 2016 …

Artificial Intelligence

What is a neural network?

A neural network is a type of machine learning which models itself after the human brain. This creates an artificial neural network that via an …

Deep Learning

How to give a pep talk that actually works

We’ve all been on the receiving end of an unconvincing pep talk. The speaker’s heart is clearly in the right place, peppering us with positive …

Research

Unmasking A.I.'s Bias Problem

<b>WHEN TAY MADE HER DEBUT</b> in March 2016, Microsoft had high hopes for the artificial intelligence–powered “social chatbot.” Like the automated, …

Artificial Intelligence

Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Social Media

Making neural nets uncool again

Our courses (all are free and have no ads):<p>Deep Learning Part 1: Practical Deep Learning for Coders<br>• Deep Learning Part 2: Cutting Edge Deep Learning …

Machine Learning

Here's How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Exports

More than 60% of tech workers feel they're underpaid

Tech workers are the envy of labor market — they earn some of the highest starting salaries and often command top-notch benefits.<p>But money doesn't …

San Francisco

Harvard Business Review - Ideas and Advice for Leaders

Don’t Let Data Science Become a Scam

<i>Guest blog by Seth Dobrin and Daniel Hernandez.</i>Companies have been sold on the alchemy of data science. They have been promised transformative …

Data Science

YellowHead launches data visualization for app store optimization

Sometimes it’s not just the data you have that makes a difference for your mobile app or game business. It’s also about how you look at it, according to digital marketing agency YellowHead.<p>YellowHead has specialized in app store optimization (ASO), or obtaining mobile users by optimizing an app for …

App Store

Corporate CEOs took home more than you think

The CEOs running S&P 500 companies cumulatively took home $10 billion in 2017, an amount that is 44% higher than what is usually reported, according …

CEOs

The Sex-Trafficking Case Testing the Limits of the First Amendment

How a couple of crusading journalists made a fortune selling adult escort ads and in the process became unlikely and widely reviled First Amendment advocates.<p>In June 2015, an ad appeared on Backpage.com in Texas with a series of alluring photos of a naked woman, who described herself to potential …

Crime

Three Rules For Successfully Leading Other Leaders

Many of us get to manage others at some point. If we’re lucky, we’ll get to manage leaders who manage others. This adds a different dynamic.<p>When presented with this opportunity, leaders shouldn’t assume that the ranks will blindly follow them given their placement on the org chart. Sure, you’ve …

Team Building

Autonomous car teaches itself to drive in less than twenty minutes | Reuters.com

An autonomous car with a new kind of artificial intelligence has taught itself to drive in less than twenty minutes. Stuart McDill reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>An autonomous car with a new kind of artificial intelligence has taught itself to drive in less than twenty minutes. Stuart …

Artificial Intelligence

AI Weekly: For self-driving cars, the path to public acceptance is transparency and an abundance of caution

Self-driving cars have transformative potential. They’re poised to reduce traffic fatalities, ease congestion, and even decrease carbon emissions — not to mention cutting down on the amount of city space dedicated to parking.<p>There’s just one problem: Most people are afraid of them.<p>Two studies this …

Artificial Intelligence

Google executive warns of face ID bias

Dave Lee<p><b>Facial recognition technology does not yet have "the diversity it needs” and has “inherent biases”, a top Google executive has warned.</b><p>The remarks, from the firm’s director of cloud computing, Diane Greene, came after rival Amazon’s software wrongly identified 28 members of Congress, …

Artificial Intelligence

Is Your Website User Friendly? A 25 Point Website Usability Checklist [Infographic]

How user-friendly is your business website? Could you make improvements to provide a better experience for your visitors?<p>Mango Media share their …

Infographics

7 ways to build trust with others

FBI agents spend a great deal of time learning how to build trust with others. For that reason an agent’s most useful investigative tool is the …

Northern California

Can We Make Non-Racist Face Recognition?

As companies race to employ facial recognition everywhere from major league ballparks to your local school and summer camp, we face tough questions …

Machine Perception

How to spot power-hungry colleagues

With all their obvious eavesdropping and forced levity, Machiavellian characters of television and film are hard to miss. At your office, however, the colleagues who crave a seat near the top offer fewer tells—which is what makes new research from an international team of organizational behavior …

Harvard Business School

Beware the hiring process that takes your ideas for free

When Nicole Cueto interviewed for a public-relations-director job nine months ago at a biotech company, the Upper East Sider felt taken for a …

Employment

Depressed People Use These Words More Often

They're not always negative words.<p>From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on …

Depression

A classic piece of advice on being a good boss is just as useful today as it was when it was originally published in 1974

One of the most widely read pieces of management advice published by the Harvard Business Review has to do with a monkey.<p>Specifically, the monkey on your back.<p>If you're a people manager, you likely have (at least) one on you right now. The monkey is a metaphor for a burden that one of your team …

Employment

IBM came up with a watermark for neural networks

The creation and development of a robust neural network is a labor-intensive and time consuming endeavor. That’s why a team of IBM researchers recently developed a way for AI developers to protect their intellectual property.<p>Much like digital watermarking, it embeds information into a network than …

Deep Learning

Scoop: Inside Google's Venture Capital "Machine"

When most venture capitalists want approval to make a new investment, they go to their partners. When venture capitalists at GV do it, they go to …

Venture Capital

Microsoft CEO calls for AI regulation of facial recognition technology

Artificial intelligence may benefit business and society, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the company is taking responsibility and protecting privacy as a human right.<p>“One of the things we recognize is, with AI technology, with all the benefits come some unintended uses, like bias or facial …

Artificial Intelligence

AutoGraph converts Python into TensorFlow graphs

By Alex Wiltschko, Dan Moldovan, Wolff Dobson<p>We’d like to tell you about a new TensorFlow feature called “AutoGraph”. AutoGraph converts Python code, …

Python Programming