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How to use PostgreSQL to streamline Python code

Python is a programming language that lets you work quickly and integrate systems more effectively, and PostgreSQL is the world's most advanced open …

Databases

This 14-year-old made the best Facebook Messenger chatbot

<b>It's been nearly a year since Microsoft's Satya Nadella proclaimed "bots are the new apps".</b><p>Yet despite the promise of a revolution in how we interact with services and companies online, progress has been utterly miserable - the vast majority of chatbots are gimmicky, pointless or just flat out …

Chatbots

Google gives everyone machine learning superpowers with TensorFlow 1.0 - ExtremeTech

By on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It wasn’t that long ago that …

Don't believe the hype when it comes to AI

Thanks to neural networks - digital approximations of the way that the human brain learns - artificial intelligence has made enormous breakthroughs …

Artificial Intelligence

How AI is changing the way we assess vehicle repair

The insurance industry is one that is just beginning to tap into the potential of artificial intelligence.<p>If you’ve been monitoring the ImageNet challenge over the years, you know that AI’s image classification surpassed human accuracy about 18 months ago, indicating the technology is reaching a …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance indicators (KPIs). Founders cannot hope to grow a company in any meaningful way without an almost obsessive focus on its KPIs.<p>Why? Because KPIs, if constructed correctly, give management …

Startups

How a bot could automate 80% of startup investment screening

I have a 100-step checklist that I use to screen new investments. I’ve backed about 70 companies, but I’ve evaluated 40x that many — a dizzying amount of research. The fact is, a bot could do 80 percent of that work for me. After all, I have a series of questions, and I need to fill in answers. …

8 cool new ways computer vision is changing everything

Computer vision and image recognition are integral parts of artificial intelligence (AI), which has quickly gone from niche to mainstream in the past few years. And nowhere was this more evident than at CES 2017 earlier this month. From a few days of wandering the floor, here are some of the …

Deep Learning with Python: the guide to using Keras - Python's deep learning library

Deep learning is applicable to a widening range of artificial intelligence problems, such as image classification, speech recognition, text classification, question answering, text-to-speech, and optical character recognition.<p>Deep Learning with Python is for developers with some Python experience …

Build and Deploy a Predictive Web App Using Python and Azure ML

<i>Authored by Raymond Laghaeian, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft.</i> In this post, we will walk through the process of building a machine learning …

Software Development
Concurrency

11 things you should know as a Data Scientist

Background<p>During the meetups we conduct, we get a mix of audience. From complete starters in data science to experts in the field, every one attacks …

Three Essential Components of a Successful Data Science Team

<b>By Jack Danielson.</b><p>A Data Science team, carefully constructed with the right set of dedicated professionals, can prove to be an asset to any …

JavaScript

25 Great Resources For App Developers

Developing and promoting apps isn’t an easy endeavor, mainly because app markets are ridiculously crowded. As an app developer, you should only be …

Apps

A Curated List of Awesome Machine Learning Frameworks, Libraries and Softwares - MoData

Link to Joseph Misiti (click on this link to get to the page with the full set of hyperlinks): A curated list of awesome Machine Learning frameworks, …

Apache Spark 1.4 adds R language and hardened machine-learning

With support for stats language R, along with a range of new features, the latest update to in-memory data-processing engine Apache Spark is now …

Ubiquitous Computing

Developing Hybrid Mobile Apps with Phonegap, AngularJS, Bootstrap

In my post, Develop mobile applications using web development skills, I pointed out a list of possible frameworks which can be used to create a …

Web Development

Reactive Swift

My journey with reactive programming in Swift — and the iOS app that came out of it.<p>UPDATE: ReactiveCocoa‘s new Swift API is out now. You can find my …

JavaScript

iOS 8 Custom transitions in Swift

iOS provides a few transitions like Modal, Push and a few more. But if you want to make your app looks different and want to have light weight …

Behavior

Top 10 Chinese restaurants in London

Whether you’re desiring dim sum, in search of street-food dishes or are craving a full-on Cantonese feast, head to one of London’s best Chinese …

Forget everything you thought you knew about the homepage

Image copyright iStockphoto / Avalon Studios.For all of the upheaval and turmoil that the internet has created in the media industry, and the …

Media Industry

Developing With Twitter? Its Most Requested Code's On GitHub

If you’re a developer looking to build something using Twitter, life just got a bit easier. Twitter’s Developer Advocacy Team has announced that it’s sharing the social network’s most commonly requested code on GitHub.<p>The list of 23 repos on Twitter’s GitHub Dev page so far includes how to build …

New indoor tracking tech could stalk your every move

Would you feel comfortable being tracked every time you walked into a shopping mall, casino or airport? New technology could make it possible for …

Twitter details its Manhattan real-time database

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / kubais<p>Twitter’s service is nothing if not fast-moving, and on Tuesday night the company published a …

Yahoo Bolsters Encryption Between Data Centers, Promises New, Encrypted Messenger In “Months”

This afternoon, Yahoo detailed progress relating to the encryption of its various web services and properties. Most importantly, Yahoo now “fully” encrypts data moving between its data centers, as of March 31.<p>Yahoo was one of two companies that the NSA targeted with its MUSCULAR program, which …

Cybersecurity

Attention developers: Box wants (needs) you

Facebook — with help from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter — releases MySQL built to scale

Advertisement<p>15 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Semisatch<p>Facebook announced on Thursday a new open source project called WebScaleSQL. The technology — …