Gerry D'Costa

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Kablamo open sources tool to speed up AWS development

Cloud engineering specialist Kablamo has developed an open source tool called Kombustion that it hopes will speed up development across multiple AWS …

Cloud Computing

Artificial Intelligence Will Replace Tasks, Not Jobs

There is no shortage of angst when it comes to the impact of AI on jobs. For example, a survey by Pew Research Internet finds Americans are roughly twice as likely to express worry (72%) than enthusiasm (33%) about a future in which robots and computers are capable of doing many jobs that are …

Artificial Intelligence

Comment: How AI and convergence turns electronic engineers into invention developers

If there is one thing to be learned from the numerous consumer electronics trade shows that have taken place in recent years, it’s that leveraging …

Machine Learning

Microsoft ADFS Vulnerability Lets Attackers Bypass MFA

The flaw lets an attacker use the same second factor to bypass multifactor authentication for any account on the same ADFS service.

Information Security

Here's how companies waste $28M on digital transformation projects per year

Most organizations believe rushing into digital transformation increases the likelihood of unsuccessful projects, wasting company money.<p>Over half …

Digital Transformation

What Is A Digital Transformation And Why Should You Care?

I’ve been extremely lucky to have spent my entire adult life on the forefront of digital technology – and most of it was by complete accident (but, that will be a story for another day….)<p>My career has spanned IBM, the launch team of the Pentium at Intel, an early Amazonian (I led one of the teams …

Internet of Things

100 Questions Investors Will Ask Entrepreneurs Seeking Funding

Before you walk into an investor meeting or on stage to present your startup, you need to know the answers to the questions listed below.<p>Don’t expect to skate through only on the strength of your slide and a well-practiced speech. Investors want to know all the things you left out, and how you came …

Intellectual Property

Building a Linear Regression Model for Real World Problems, in R

In this blog, i will try to make this concept of regression simple and intuitive for everyone. Understanding maths behind a concept is always a must …

Algorithms

Mark Zuckerberg Is Totally Out of His Depth

I might be the only person on Earth feeling sorry for the big boys of technology. Jack Dorsey from Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook, all those Google nerds: They’re monumentally screwed, because they have no idea how to tame the monsters they have created.<p>The way I see it, these guys -- and …

Mark Zuckerberg

7 Steps to Becoming a Thought Leader in Your Industry

When it comes to thought leadership, you can blow smoke or be the real deal. Doing it right takes work, but the payoff can be huge.<p>Thought leadership sometimes gets a reputation as just another buzzword. Honestly, when it's thrown around to describe anyone with more than a few thousand followers on …

Thought Leadership

The data that transformed AI research—and possibly the world

In 2006, Fei-Fei Li started ruminating on an idea.<p>Li, a newly-minted computer science professor at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, saw her colleagues across academia and the AI industry hammering away at the same concept: a better algorithm would make better decisions, regardless of the …

Deep Learning

Looking to compare all different types of automation? Now you can

Organizations must vet and compare different types of automation based on business needs, but there was no way to do this -- until now. Forrester's …

Human Geography

10 essentials for your social media marketing campaigns

It’s nearly impossible to run a successful business today without a social media strategy.<p>Unfortunately, social media marketing requires a lot more …

Marketing

10 Ways to Make Python a Dangerous Tools For Data Science

People are still crazy about Python after twenty-five years,which I find hard to believe.<p>Python has numerous applications — web development, desktop …

Python Programming

Everyone claims they are following “agile methods” but few actually do

When we talk with managers who are undertaking ambitious digital projects, we ask them if they are using agile methods. Many of them will say “yes, we’ve adopted agile already.” You’d think that would be an encouraging sign: when practiced well, agile methods can create exceptionally valuable and …

Project Management

A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead

College freshmen are lectured about it on their first day of class. Young professionals race to one more boring party so they can be seen and shake …

Networking

Apple banned Alex Jones’s Infowars. Then the dominoes started to fall.

Apple’s Infowars ban altered an industry overnight — and dealt a significant blow to fake news.<p>Within the past 24 hours, Apple, Facebook, and YouTube have all joined in summarily banning far-right broadcaster and known conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars network from their platforms.<p>The …

Internet

“The Lean Startup” is an unproductive legend

The only real measure of success for a startup is not to stay a startup. And yet, the gurus of innovation and entrepreneurship admonish us to “innovate continuously, like entrepreneurs do,” “fail forward,” and “fail fast.”<p>These slogans come from an ideology born out of <i>The Lean Startup</i>, which …

Startups

Raspberry Pi and machine learning: How to get started

A guide to how to experiment with machine learning on the $35 board.<p>If you want to dabble with machine learning on the $35 Raspberry Pi you've never …

Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence

Why AI Will Shift Decision Making from the C-Suite to the Front Line

Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of an incredible new frontier in Artificial Intelligence (AI). From fintech to edtech, what was once fantastically improbable is now a commercial reality. There is no question that big data and AI will bring about important advances in the realm of …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Spent Years Studying Successful Teams. Here's the 1 Thing That Mattered Most

If you trust someone is looking after your best interests, you will do almost anything that person asks.<p><i>This column is an adapted excerpt from my new book,</i> EQ Applied: The Real-World Guide to Emotional Intelligence.<p>A few years ago, a research team at Google set out on a quest to figure out what …

Self-improvement

The giant rogue planet abuzz with auroral radio signals

To the casual observer, the difference between a planet and a star is pretty stark, but in reality things are a little murkier. A class of object …

Universe

What does the tech economy of the future look like? Interesting perspectives from industry experts including @DXCTechnology and @Lefep’s CTOs and technologists. | WIRED

In 2020, NASA will send a life-seeking mission to Mars — and Artificial Intelligence will be guiding the way. At NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in …

Artificial Intelligence

Google Simplifies Machine Learning With SQL

Google BigQuery is making it possible for data analysts to deploy machine learning (ML) models using only simple SQL statements, potentially reducing …

Machine Learning

How to Code the Student’s t-Test from Scratch in Python

Perhaps one of the most widely used statistical hypothesis tests is the Student’s t test.Because you may use this test yourself someday, it is …

Data Science

The 3 next steps in conversational AI

Conversational AI is a subfield of artificial intelligence focused on producing natural and seamless conversations between humans and computers. We’ve seen several amazing advances on this front in recent years, with significant improvements in automatic speech recognition (ASR), text to speech …

Artificial Intelligence

How Zuckerberg destroyed Facebook’s brand

The self-inflicted wounds that led to this week's historic stock sell off<p>When the news broke in March 2018 of how a data breach left Cambridge …

Cambridge Analytica

Telegram just launched a feature that’s both terrifying and brilliant

If you’ve ever had to identify yourself online using actual IDs like passports, driving licenses, and whatever else, you know how much of a hassle it …

Information Systems

Google's Grand Plan To Make AI Accessible To Developers And Businesses

Artificial intelligence took center stage at Google’s annual user conference, Cloud Next 2018. The company made several announcements that make machine learning and artificial intelligence accessible to both developers and businesses.<p>One of the first announcements came in the form of Cloud AutoML, …

Machine Learning