Shashank Agarwal

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DeepCode cleans your code with the power of AI

Zurich-based DeepCode claims that their system — essentially a tool for analyzing and improving code — is like Grammarly for programmers. The system, which uses a corpus of 250,000 rules, reads your public and private GitHub repositories and tells you how to fix problems, remain compatible and …

25 Open Datasets for Deep Learning Every Data Scientist Must Work With

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Deep Learning

JPMorgan has calculated when the next recession will hit — and has some ideas how you can prepare for it

"<i>Where are we in the cycle?</i>"<p>It's an inquiry the economics team at JPMorgan receives frequently. And it's a good question when you consider the US's current economic expansion is already the second-longest of the postwar era.<p>Luckily for curious minds, JPMorgan maintains a model designed to provide …

Top 5 Data Science Machine Learning Repositories on GitHub in Feb 2018

Introduction<p>Continuing our theme of collecting and sharing the top machine learning GitHub repositories every month, the February edition is fresh …

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

In 2005, Steve Jobs Said These 3 Things That Set Doers Apart From Dreamers

Here's why this quote has become my mantra.<p>Steve Jobs' had brilliant inventions, innovative designs and an incredibly amazing approach to entrepreneurship. This, among other things, keeps his legacy alive.<p>Years ago, a speech Steve Jobs gave came up on my YouTube feed. I played it not realizing that …

Motivation

The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner

The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, <i>Blade Runner</i> <i></i>reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of …

Neural networks can now help you colorize old photos like a pro

Colorization, or the process of adding color to monochrome photographs, is both art and science because it usually requires you to extrapolate hues for skin tone, clothing and physical objects. It also requires precision and practice to achieve good results. Now, newly trained neural networks are …

Here are some of the basic algorithms behind a lot of what your computer does

In the modern world, algorithms do much of the digital heavy lifting.<p>Algorithms control the inner-workings of everything from particle accelerators to stock markets. They determine the news you see, what search results you get, how computers learn, and what gets recommended to you on Netflix or …

A Beginner’s Intro to Using Histograms to Check and Nail Exposure

Once you understand how to read a histogram, it becomes an extremely useful display of the data that your camera is seeing. This 10-minute video from …

Blue Apron plans to raise up to $587 million as it goes public

The meal-delivery service said it would sell 30 million shares to investors at an estimated IPO price of between $15 and $17 per share. Up to 34.5 million extra shares could be sold if demand is more than expected, the updated S-1 filing showed.<p>Blue Apron, which ships its subscribers boxes of …

Element AI, a platform for companies to build AI solutions, raises $102M

The race for artificial intelligence technology is on, and while tech giants like Google and Facebook snap up top talent to build out their own AI-powered products, a new startup has just raised a huge round of funding to help the rest of us.<p>Element AI — a Montreal-based platform and incubator that …

Artificial Intelligence

15 fascinating child monarchs who changed history

Every kid has dreamed of being king or queen of the world. Who <i>wouldn't</i> want unlimited power to abolish bedtime and mandate candy for dinner?<p>In real life, of course, being a ruler isn't all that simple. History is full of stories of underaged kings, queens, emperors, and tsars who found out that …

Dubai and Norway to drive visitors beyond star attractions with a blockchain-based loyalty program

Blockchain technology is running at a gallop and creating unique opportunities for travel companies to track their customer’s preferences, build more …

Customer Experience

A computer program used for bail and sentencing decisions was labeled biased against blacks. It’s actually not that clear.

This past summer, a heated debate broke out about a tool used in courts across the country to help make bail and sentencing decisions. It’s a controversy that touches on some of the big criminal justice questions facing our society. And it all turns on an algorithm.<p>The algorithm, called COMPAS, is …

Is this the creepiest use of facial recognition tech yet?

Welcome to the future, where you can face search for a live sex webcam performer and be served real-life humans to your telescreen who vaguely …

The Top 10 AI And Machine Learning Use Cases Everyone Should Know About

Machine learning is a buzzword in the technology world right now, and for good reason: It represents a major step forward in how computers can learn.<p>Very basically, a machine learning algorithm is given a “teaching set” of data, then asked to use that data to answer a question. For example, you …

Machine Learning

Fox News hosts help Donald Trump promote unscientific online polls as supposed evidence he won debate

Trump did, in fact, come out ahead in a slew of online polls on various websites. But those polls were all unscientific, meaning the sample of participants did not accurately reflect the sample of viewers who watched the debate. The Drudge Report, a popular conservative news source, also linked to …

Millennials: You Can’t Afford a Startup. Time to Get a Job

Young Americans aged 18 to 34 (also known as millennials) apparently love the idea of being entrepreneurs. Since many are burdened with massive …

Facebook Messenger calls look like regular calls on iOS 10

It won't be long before mobile networks become just another dumb pipe through which services are handed down from internet companies. Don't believe us? Then receive a call via the updated Facebook Messenger on iOS 10 and notice that they behave exactly the same as one made over the cellular …

Immigration Doesn't Hurt Native Jobs or Wages in the U.S., Report Finds

Immigration has an overall positive impact on economic growth in the United States and has small-to-no effects on wages and employment for …

Immigration

Mark Cuban offers Donald Trump $10 million — 'if you need it' — to have 4-hour policy interview with him

Cuban, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank," presented the proposition in a scathing tweetstorm.<p>"$10mm to the charity of YOUR choice if you let ME interview you for 4 hrs on YOUR policies and their substance," Cuban wrote.<p>"Groundrules are that you can't mention the …

Google's AI sounds more human than you, even when it's speaking nonsense

Google's AI can dream up its own surreal images and beat a human champion at the ancient game of Go. Now it can realistically mimic human speech, including the nonspeech sounds the mouth and respiratory system make when a human talks. The system is called WaveNet, a neural network that generates …

Text-To-Speech

Explaining Machine Learning to a 5th Grader

<i>This column is by Soumendra Mohanty, EVP & CDAO, L&T Infotech</i><p>This is a tough task, I was in this precarious situation trying to explain to my younger …

Facebook's go-to management manual says you can identify a great boss by who they spend their time with

You're a manager who oversees seven employees: two are underperforming, one is your star, and the rest deliver what they're supposed to but not much more.<p>How much time do you spend with each? Common sense would suggest you spend most of your time with the struggling employees to get them back on …

HitFix

The ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Writers Explain Why They Made Thanos The Main Character<p>'Westworld' Season Two Begins With A Bloody 'Journey Into …

FDA bans antibacterial soaps, says there's no evidence they actually work

The FDA is washing its hands of antibacterial soap.<p>In a final ruling issued Friday, the Food and Drug Administration declared there's no evidence that antibacterial washes containing certain ingredients, such as triclosan and triclocarban, are any more effective than regular soap. The FDA added …

FDA

8 Websites That Will Change the Way You Book Travel

Photo courtesy Pexels.com<p>These tools are what the pros use to stretch their miles, find deals, and have the best airport experiences possible.<p>For …

Flying

How to get the list of files in a directory in a shell script?

I'm trying to get the contents of a directory using shell script.<p>My script is:<p>where $search_dir is a relative path. However, $search_dir contains …