William Lucas

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Why your manager loves technical debt (and what to do about it)

Engineers know that there’s much more to a successful software project than meets the eye. Refactoring and testing are as important as functionality …

Debt Management

Top researcher Pedro Domingos on leading his team to win the top AI prize

The Machine Learning (artificial intelligence or AI) megatrend embedded everywhere is essential for enterprise survival and competitive advantage. It …

Embedded Python

Python is one of the most popular languages in Data Science. It is a flexible scripting language that is easy to use and has a large amount of …

Python Programming

Air Force Times runs ad urging drone pilots to disobey orders

A US veterans’ organizations is running an advertisement in Air Force Times urging military drone operators to refuse orders to fly attack missions. …

Facebook and Asana cofounder: How to lead your team to better results through work-life balance

Many have come to the conclusion on their own that this more often leads to burnout and unhappiness than to a long-term increase in productivity. Not taking care of yourself as a human turns out to be pretty detrimental to you as a leader and teammate — are you surprised?<p>A couple of recent events …

You may be picking the wrong programmers

What do first dates, cocktail parties, and programmers have in common? They all require self control.<p>Studies have shown that having self-control – rather than giving in to internal instincts – is a powerful indicator of success. The famous Stanford marshmallow experiment, which goes back to the …

Five False Beliefs That Keep Managers From Becoming Leaders

You don’t turn an ordinary workplace into a Human Workplace by putting a sign on the door. It doesn’t happen because you install a lactation room (although I highly recommend that you do!) or start an employee suggestion program.<p>The path to a Human Workplace is mental. It’s a shift in perspective. …

Antimatter Will Surf on Plasma Waves in the Particle Colliders of the Future

The best way to study the subatomic particles that make up the most fundamental building blocks of our universe is, of course, to smash them into …

5 Techniques To Understand Machine Learning Algorithms Without the Background in Mathematics

Where does theory fit into a top-down approach to studying machine learning?In the traditional approach to teaching machine learning, theory comes …

Machine Learning

MAD Architect's Curvaceous Absolute Towers Are Now Complete in Canada

Chinese firm, MAD Architects just completed the curvaceous Absolute Towers in Mississauga, Canada, its first project in North America. Nicknamed the …

Analytics 3.0

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Nonsensical Infographic No. 5, 2009, digital<p>Those of us who have spent years studying “data smart” companies believe we’ve already lived through two eras in the use of analytics. We might call them BBD and ABD—before big data and after big data. Or, to use a naming convention …

Wear These 6 Hats to Boost the Impact of Your Data-Driven Marketing

If you’re like most technology companies, you’re swimming in a sea of Big Data. Within that ocean are thousands of rich, valuable insights you need …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a metagrobologist?

Hello Guzzlers,<p>Here’s a definition from the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.<p><b>metagrobolize:</b> puzzle, mystify; puzzle out.<p>So <b>metagrobology</b> is the study of puzzles and <b>metagrobologist</b> an expert in such study.<p>David Singmaster is possibly the world’s best known metagrobologist. He gained prominence in …

Meet The Scary Little Security Robot That’s Patrolling Silicon Valley

The K5 never tires on patrols and only costs $6.25 an hour. But at least it’s not armed–for now.<p>Here’s why several companies are apparently considering hiring the K5 security robot, despite its strange appearance. It patrols your grounds continuously, no need for sitting down or going outside to …

4 Design Skills Every Product Manager Should Have

The importance of design is a common refrain these days in the tech industry — to the point of almost being a cliche. Whether in the consumer …

UX Design

Avoid These Three Traps and Become a More Decisive Leader

I recently oversaw a study designed to clarify the relationship between pivotal decisions and leadership. Based on our nationwide survey of 500 …

Data Science 101: Is Logistic Regression Dead?

<i>In this special guest feature for our Data Science 101 channel, Smita Adhikary of Big Data Analytics Hires shares her thoughts about how the data</i> …

Data Science

The Fundamental Theorem Of Calculus (FTOC)

8 min read<p>11. The Fundamental Theorem Of Calculus (FTOC)<p>The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is the big aha! moment, and something you might have …

Introduction to Neural Machine Translation with GPUs (part 3)

Note: This is the final part of a detailed three-part series on machine translation with neural networks by Kyunghyun Cho. You may enjoy part 1 and …

The 7 Best Data Science and Machine Learning Podcasts

Learn the basics and keep up with the latest news in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence by listening to these great …

Parrot Security OS for Pentesting, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Cloud pentesting, Privacy/Anonimity and Cryptography

Parrot Security OS for Pentesting, Computer Forensic, Reverse engineering, Hacking, Cloud pentesting, Privacy/Anonimity and Cryptography<p>Parrot …

Forensics

Google launches Polymer 1.0, lets developers bring app-like experiences to the desktop and mobile Web

At its I/O 2015 developer conference today, Google launched Polymer 1.0. The Web app toolkit is designed to help developers bring high-quality app-like experiences to the browser, across both desktop and mobile.<p>Polymer is Google’s library for the Web that builds on Web Components and is “designed …

Apps

Difference between Abstraction and Polymorphism in Java OOPS

<b>Abstraction</b> and <b>Polymorphism</b> are very closely related and understanding the difference between them is not as easy as it looks. Their operating model …

Ai-Maker.com is for sale

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

Web Traffic

Samsung Set To Unveil New Chips To Power Internet Of Things

It may be losing ground in the smartphone wars but Samsung is about to throw itself into the world of smart gadgets with a new series of chips that could help power the future Internet of Things.<p>Samsung is set to announce a series of chips as powerful as full-fledged computers to power a growing …

Porn data: visualising fetish space

Photograph: Martin Robbins/Martin Robbins<p>An attempt to visualise ‘fetish space’, generated from connections between fetishes that commonly appear in the same Clips4Sale studios. Links connect fetishes that frequently appear together in the same studios, and larger circles represent categories with …

Artificial Stupidity Can Be Just As Dangerous As Artificial Intelligence

The day that science fiction writers have feared for so long has finally come—the machines have risen up. There is nowhere you can run and nowhere …

Artificial Intelligence

Designing Collaboration Inside A New Business

As we described in The Guide to Usability Testing, we always recommend collaborating with users for research. For starters, user interviews can produce more honest and unguarded feedback since there can be too many social-psychological factors at play in focus groups that add bias and skew the …

UX Design

Watch This Drone Carry A Person

The jetpacks of the future look a lot like quadcopters<p>When is a drone not exactly a drone? The new VertiPod, made by AirBuoyant, is an awkward answer to this modern paradox. It’s a remotely piloted quadcopter (i.e. a drone) that can carry a person (the exact opposite of unmanned). Besides for …

3 Ways To Motivate Your Team In The Changing World Of Work

As the pace of change accelerates across the workforce, there’s a significant need for leadership to step up. Yet as the “Workforce 2020” study from Oxford Economics uncovered, barely half of surveyed CEOs said their leadership knows how to inspire and empower employees. That’s not going to cut</b> …