Sherry J. Storie

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Google open sources Embedding Projector to make high-dimensional data more manageable

This morning, Google announced that it was open sourcing its data visualization tool, Embedding Projector. The tool will help machine learning researchers to visualize data without having to install and run TensorFlow.<p>Dimensionality, and vectors in general, is not something that most of us find …

Machine Learning

Data scientist Cathy O’Neil on the cold destructiveness of big data

Big data promises fairness. With enough information about individuals and populations, we can design algorithms that will identify the best possible answer to a given question, free of human bias. Algorithms, after all, are not racist, sexist, or elitist.<p>Or are they?<p>In her new book, Weapons of Math …

Machine Learning

Lady Gaga calls PTSD struggle one of her 'deepest secrets'

NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga has revealed that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from her rape at the age of 19.The 30-year-old …

A Look At The Brilliant, Lesser-Known Art Of Zaha Hadid

Hadid’s prescient early paintings and drawings look as though they could have been made on a computer.<p>Before Zaha Hadid turned to computers to express the gravity-defying curves that would become her signature, Hadid used painting and drawing as the primary medium through which she explored …

These are the best books Bill Gates read in 2016

The world’s richest man is studying up on tennis and electrical grids this year.<p>Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, has kept up his reading and book reviewing. Today he released an annotated list of his favorite books from 2016. They include David Foster Wallace’s essays on …

GoDaddy acquires rival Host Europe Group for $1.79 billion to grow its global footprint

Internet domain name registrar and web hosting giant GoDaddy has acquired Host Europe Group (HEG) in a deal worth €1.69 billion ($1.79 billion).<p>With more than 1.7 million customers and seven million domain names under management, HEG is among Europe’s biggest privately owned hosting companies and …

Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, YouTube launch shared terrorist media database

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube have launched a shared database of terrorist material uncovered on their networks, in a bid to speed up the …

Tim Cook: Apple Watch sales growth is ‘off the charts’, expecting best quarter ever this holiday season

Rebutting an IDC analyst report that intimated Apple Watch sales were down more than 70% year-over-year, Tim Cook has announced that the Apple Watch is in fact seeing “off the chart” sales growth (via Reuters).<p>Although Apple refuses to announce exact numbers for units sold, Cook said that during …

Tornado Outbreaks Are On The Rise, And Scientists Don't Know Why

A single tornado can cause a lot of damage. But even worse are tornado outbreaks. Just this week, a cluster of at least 18 tornadoes struck the Southeast over two days.<p>Scientists are seeing bigger clusters in recent years, and they're struggling to figure out what's happening.<p>When weather …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

Artificial Intelligence

President-elect agrees to settle Trump University fraud lawsuits for $25M

For more than 6 years, Donald Trump fought hard against a civil lawsuit in which former customers of his now-defunct Trump University accused him of fraud. Less than two weeks after being elected president, he agreed to a $25 million settlement.<p>"We definitely detected a change of tone and change of …

Donald Trump

“What was the author trying to say?” is the worst question an English teacher can ask

“What was the author <i>trying</i> to say?” This common question in English classes is often posed by a professor who then reveals various ideas hidden within a novel as if they were a clear, neatly ordered message, waiting to be unpacked. From this perspective, writing is full of both signs and disguises, …

Literature

​Innovation is the budding theme at marijuana summit

Everything from high-tech advancements in edible weed to big-data analysis can be seen at this year's New West Summit in San Francisco.<p>The New West Summit at the Hyatt hotel in downtown San Francisco looked similar to other business conferences held there throughout the year. Men and women in …

How ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Will Double Down On The Crazy In Season 2B

When last we left <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>, the series’ intrepid junkie Nick (Frank Dillane) had abandoned his family to seek out a new fix: zombies. Nick had gone to live among the dead, because they are his new addiction. However, it wasn’t the first example of a character from the show embracing …

Tale of Tales: Cautionary stories from Italy's Shakespeare

<b>He's been called 'the Italian Shakespeare', and his main piece of work, The Tale of Tales, influenced modern fairy tale writers the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, as well as inspiring the story of Cinderella.</b><p>But the often fantastical narratives of Giambattista Basile, a 17th Century …