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A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering — Part II

Data Modeling, Data Partitioning, Airflow, and ETL Best Practices<p>Recapitulation<p>In <b>A Beginner’s Guide to Data Engineering</b> — <b>Part I</b><b>,</b> I explained that an …

Databases

Google is using 46 billion data points to predict the medical outcomes of hospital patients

Some of Google’s top AI researchers are trying to predict your medical outcome as soon as you’re admitted to the hospital.<p>A new research paper, published Jan. 24 with 34 co-authors and not peer-reviewed, claims better accuracy than existing software at predicting outcomes like whether a patient …

Machine Learning

Pictures of the Week 1.25.18

Outdoors

Ubiquitous AR to dominate focused VR by 2022

AR (mobile AR, smartglasses) could approach three and a half billion installed base and $85 billion to $90 billion revenue within five years. At the same time, VR (mobile, standalone, console, PC) might deliver 50 million to 60 million installed base and $10 billion to $15 billion. That’s a pretty …

Mixed Reality

Rush: a band who sparked the teenage imagination like few others

As they declare themselves retired, the prog rockers can look back on a majestic career that charted an affecting, unrockstarlike path into the heart of pop culture<p>Last weekend, Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson confirmed what many had suspected for a while: that the band are pretty much done. Neil …

Indie Music

Microsoft boss: World needs more computing power

<b>The world is rapidly "running out of computing capacity", the head of tech giant Microsoft has warned.</b><p>Satya Nadella said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that superfast quantum computers were needed to solve some of the most difficult problems.<p>Mr Nadella cited the quest to create a catalyst …

Quantum Computing

Why is the sky blue?

<b>Anthony D. Del Genio of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University explains.</b><p>To understand why the sky is blue, we need to …

According to Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, These Are the Most Dangerous and Disruptive Ideas

The greatest unfair competitive advantage for your small business is leveraging this critical shift in how you view the drivers of the future.<p>As I was growing up I'd often quip that my grandmother, who had been born at the start of the 20th Century in a Greek village and lived to nearly the age of …

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archeologist at the University of Alaska …

'It's shocking, it's horrendous': Ellen MacArthur's fight against plastic

She broke the solo record for sailing round the world, but now she is dedicating her life to an even greater challenge – saving it from the destructive tide of plastic pollution<p>Trophies from her past glories as a competitive yachtswoman are placed discreetly around the 16th-century building on the …

Digital residency pays off big for Estonia

Estonia is expected to get a 100-to-one-euro return on investment for its e-Residency program, which lets anybody start a business from afar. It is …

If you read one sci-fi series this year, it should be The Broken Earth | Ars Technica

The haunting trilogy by N.K. Jemisin won Hugo Awards two years running and changed sci-fi.<p>Sometimes a book series is so important that you want …

New Genome Scores Predict Breast Cancer Odds for Any Woman - MIT Technology Review

The actress Angelina Jolie prompted droves of women to seek genetic testing after she revealed, in 2013, that a “faulty gene” called <i>BRCA1</i> had given …

Algorithms for Big Data: A Free Course from Harvard

From Harvard professor Jelani Nelson comes "Algorithms for Big Data," a course intended for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students. …

It's Time to Take Magic Leap Seriously

The last time I visited Magic Leap founder Rony Abovitz at the company’s secretive Florida offices, he told me about the time he met Beaker, the …

With its starburst design, the Joshua Tree Residence thwarts sand and spectators

With its futuristic build and opaque exterior, Whitacker Studio’s Joshua Tree Residence is a diamond in the California rough. Architect James …

Apple Park

Welcome to the data-driven machine: Digital transformation in the construction industry

IoT is an enabler for unabridged data collection, which in turn enables new applications and business models. In the construction industry, some like …

Essentials of Deep Learning : Introduction to Long Short Term Memory

Log in or Register to save this content for later.<p>Introduction<p>Sequence prediction problems have been around for a long time. They are considered as …

Meet the man behind the most important tool in data science

Wes McKinney hates the idea of researchers wasting their time. “Scientists unnecessarily dealing with the drudgery of simple data manipulation tasks makes me feel terrible,” he says.<p>Perhaps more than any other person, McKinney has helped fix that problem. McKinney is the developer of “Pandas”, one …

Data Science

Introduction To Neural Networks Part 2 - A Worked Example

<i>This tutorial was originally posted here on Ben's blog, GormAnalysis.</i><p>The purpose of this article is to hold your hand through the process of …

New Theory Cracks Open the Black Box of Deep Learning

A new idea called the “information bottleneck” is helping to explain the puzzling success of today’s artificial-intelligence algorithms — and might …

Deep Learning

Massive Underground Cavern Formed During Ice Age Discovered By Amateur Explorers

Two amateur cavers discovered a massive Ice Age cavern entrance beneath the city of Montreal that is so sprawling it even contains an ancient …

Sony Will Send You A PS4 PSVR Headset (And Skyrim) To Try Out For Free, If You're Selected

As we've moved further away from PlayStation VR's launch last year, it's become more difficult to find retailers offering demo units. That effectively means your only chance to try PSVR without purchasing one is to have a friend who owns the headset. That's now changing, with Sony offering to send …

Blockchain Expert Explains the Concept to Five People of Varying Ages and Levels of Understanding

Bettina Warburg of Animal Ventures partnered with Wired to sit down to explain/discuss the concept of blockchain, the primary technology behind …

FDA clears AliveCor’s Kardiaband as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch

The Food and Drug Administration has just cleared AliveCor’s Kardiaband EKG reader as the first medical device accessory for the Apple Watch.<p>Europe has been able to use a version of the Kardiaband for Apple Watch for some time now but, thanks to the new FDA approval, the device can now be used in …

A New Way for Machines to See, Taking Shape in Toronto

TORONTO — In 2012, Geoffrey Hinton changed the way machines see the world.<p>Along with two graduate students at the University of Toronto, Mr. Hinton, a professor there, built a system that could analyze thousands of photos and teach itself to identify common objects like flowers and cars with an …

Presenting Amazon Sumerian: An easy way to create VR, AR, and 3D experiences | Amazon Web Services

If you have had an opportunity to read any of my blog posts or attended any session I’ve conducted at various conferences, you are probably aware …

Power couple: Mixed reality will help businesses cash in on both AR and VR

Historically, VR and AR have been seen as two separate technologies both having unique case uses. VR has been embraced by gaming enthusiasts as a way to make their gameplay more immersive and relies on a display that is worn over the eyes, tricking the mind into believing it is somewhere else. AR …

Augmented Reality

From Atari (Remember It?), a New Console With Old Games

This month, I bought a retro Atari gaming console for $39.99 at a Bed Bath & Beyond in suburban New Jersey. It was a few feet from a set of Calphalon pots and pans and a display of oven mitts 11 rows deep. So that tells you something about the intended audience.<p>“I can’t believe they still sell …

The Strange and Gruesome Story of the Greenland Shark, the Longest-Living Vertebrate on Earth

Greenland sharks are among nature’s least elegant inventions. Lumpish, with stunted pectoral fins that they use for ponderously slow swimming in cold and dark Arctic waters, they have blunt snouts and gaping mouths that give them an unfortunate, dull-witted appearance. Many live with worm-like …