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Sony shrinks its Digital Paper E Ink tablet

Sony is one of the few companies persisting in E Ink stylus devices, despite the fact that they're way less practical than a tablet and surprisingly expensive. It has just unveiled a new model, the DPT-CP1 that helps (a bit) on the latter count. It's much the same as the A4 (13.3-inch diagonal) …

5 amazing books I read this year

Reading is my favorite way to indulge my curiosity. Although I’m lucky that I get to meet with a lot of interesting people and visit fascinating …

Fifth Statistical Forum

The International Monetary Fund will hold the Fifth Statistical Forum at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 16-17, 2017. The Forum is a …

Global Listed Real Estate: A Key Building Block

<b>Author</b> <b>Wilson Magee</b><br>Director of Global Real Estate and Infrastructure Securities<br>Franklin Real Asset AdvisorsWhile global equity market performance has …

Investing

Why Factor Investing is Becoming More Popular

November 6, 2017<p>Many equity investors in search of higher returns at lower costs have turned to factor investing.<p>Traditional active managers tend to …

Investing

Communism’s Bloody Century

In the 100 years since Lenin’s coup in Russia, the ideology devoted to abolishing markets and private property has left a long, murderous trail of destruction<p>A century ago this week, communism took over the Russian empire, the world’s largest state at the time. Leftist movements of various sorts …

Communism

In the Know: Trump’s Fed Chair Pick Seen as Market Positive

<b>Author</b> <b>Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA</b><br>Executive Vice President,<br>Chief Investment Officer,<br>Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group<i>In the Know: Professionals</i> …

Federal Reserve

Why Europe’s Earnings Rebound Could Offer a Fillip for Active Value Investors

<b>Dylan Ball</b><br>Executive Vice President<br>Templeton Global Equity GroupEuropean equities have seen a general resurgence in investor interest in recent …

Investing

As Good as It Gets

As stated above, we expect GDP growth to slow to a below-consensus 2% or less, albeit still above trend, and we see core CPI inflation picking up to …

Economy

Analysis: what China’s leadership reshuffle means for Xi Jinping’s New Era | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

The era of President Xi Jinping has begun. As he strode to the podium of the Great Hall of the People and delivered his extraordinarily long speech …

Emerging Markets Outlook: Constructive, But for Investors the Work Begins

By<p>October 23, 2017<p>While PIMCO’s cyclical outlook is cautious overall, our outlook for emerging markets ex China (EM) is more constructive. We expect …

Economics

Focus on Resilience

Home > Insights > Investment Strategies > Focus on Resilience: Scott Mather Discusses PIMCO’s Total Return Fund<p>Strategy Spotlight<p>As central banks …

Investing

Global Economic Perspective: October

<b>Author</b> <b>Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA</b><br>Executive Vice President,<br>Chief Investment Officer,<br>Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group <b>David Zahn, CFA, FRM</b><br>Head of …

Economy

Putting Geopolitical Tensions into Perspective

<b>Author</b> <b>John Beck</b><br>Director of Fixed Income, London<br>Senior Vice President,<br>Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group®<i>Listen to the full “Talking Markets”</i> …

Economics

Informing Investment Decisions Using Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

Quantitative techniques and new methods for analyzing big data have increasingly been adopted by market participants in recent years. This includes computerized trading, use of big data, and machine learning or artificial intelligence.<p>Big data and machine learning have the potential to profoundly …

Machine Learning

Are Hedge-Fund Strategies Entering a “Silver Era”?

<b>Brooks Ritchey</b><br>Senior Managing Director<br>Head of Portfolio Construction<br>K2 AdvisorsThe macroeconomic backdrop for hedge-fund strategies hasn’t been ideal …

Investing

On this week's #AIAdventures, @YufengG shows what to do when your data is too big to train on your local environment https://t.co/bb8KoSdjAI

Artificial Empathy Systems and Design Research at Scale

Melbourne was the final stop on this year’s Salesforce Basecamp tour, and the final keynote of the event was given by Shaun Paga from Soul Machines, …

Creating Custom Interactive Dashboards with Bokeh and BigQuery | Solutions

In this tutorial, you learn how to build a custom interactive dashboard application on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by using the Bokeh library to …

Modern real-time streaming architectures

In this tutorial we walk through state-of-the-art streaming systems, algorithms, and deployment architectures and cover the typical challenges in modern real-time big data platforms and offering insights on how to address them. We also discuss how advances in technology might impact the streaming …

eXtremely Boost your machine learning Exercises (Part-1)

(This article was first published on <b>R-exercises</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>eXtreme Gradient Boosting is a machine learning model which …

Nest’s home security system costs $499 and comes with magnetic door sensors

Nest Secure is a modular system for arming your doors and windows<p>Nest is getting serious about home security with an entirely new product family it’s calling Nest Secure. Announced today at a hardware event in San Francisco, Nest detailed a new modular system that is designed to make home security …

Introducing: Unity Machine Learning Agents

Our two previous blog entries implied that there is a role games can play in driving the development of Reinforcement Learning algorithms. As the …

Machine Learning

Quantum machine learning

Language acquisition in young children is apparently connected with their ability to detect patterns. In their learning process, they search for …

Machine Learning

Advanced Statistical Computing

4 The EM Algorithm<p>The EM algorithm is one of the most popular algorithms in all of statistics. A quick look at Google Scholar shows that the paper by …

Performing prediction with TensorFlow object detection models on Google Cloud Machine Learning Engine | Google Cloud Big Data and Machine Learning Blog | Google Cloud Platform

Monday, September 11, 2017<p><i>By Yixin Shi, Software Engineer, Google Cloud AI; Vivek Rathod, Software Engineer, Google Research and Derek Chow, Software</i> …

The Three Quants In Their 20s Running A Hedge Fund Making $1 Billion Of Trades Daily

In an office overlooking downtown Boston, the views are partially obscured by math formulas and technical drawings that have been scribbled on the windows. Wearing a T-shirt with the words “machine earning” printed on it, Luca Lin says the formulas are being developed to help trade futures …

Machine Learning

Engineering Uncertainty Estimation in Neural Networks for Time Series Prediction at Uber

Uber Engineering introduces a new Bayesian neural network architecture that more accurately forecasts time series predictions and uncertainty …

Deep Learning