Tom Townsend

7,881 Flips | 17 Magazines | 7 Likes | 8 Following | 65 Followers | @ttownsend007 | I help business owners SOLVE problems. AWS Certified Cloud Professional/Agile Project Manager/Scrum Master/DevSecOps /Product Owner/Cloud Migration & WordPress Aficionado:  President - SMBsocial.com

How to Help Gutenberg Become a Success

As practically everyone connected with WordPress knows, Gutenberg has been big news in 2018. While it hasn’t been met with universal adulation, the …

Software Development

Google says its AI is better at predicting death than hospitals

Google’s Medical Brain team is now training its AI to predict the death risk among hospital patients — and its early results show it has slightly higher accuracy than a hospital’s own warning system.<p><i>Bloomberg</i> describes the healthcare potential of the Medical Brain’s findings, including its ability …

Breast Cancer

Nvidia’s AI creates amazing slow motion video by ‘hallucinating’ missing frames

Nvidia’s researchers developed an AI that converts standard videos into incredibly smooth slow motion.<p><b>The broad strokes:</b> Capturing high quality slow motion footage requires specialty equipment, plenty of storage, and setting your equipment to shoot in the proper mode ahead of time.<p>Slow motion video …

Deep Learning

After twenty years of Salesforce, what Marc Benioff got right and wrong about the cloud

As we enter the 20th year of Salesforce, there’s an interesting opportunity to reflect back on the change that Marc Benioff created with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model for enterprise software with his launch of Salesforce.com.<p>This model has been validated by the annual revenue stream of …

SaaS

How to Create Your Own Custom Alexa Skills

Your Amazon Echo device is already pretty customizable in terms of what skills you add to it. What you may not realize is if you don’t find a skill …

Smart Homes

Get NFC payments, blood oxygen readings, and GPS from Garmin’s Fenix 5 Plus

The Fenix 5 GPS multisport watch was a major win for Garmin, and now, the German company is capitalizing on its previous success with the latest …

Wearable Tech

The US Military Is Funding an Effort to Catch Deepfakes and Other AI Trickery

But DARPA’s technologists admit that it might be a losing battle<p>Think that AI will help put a stop to fake news? The US military isn’t so sure.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

Onstage at the launch of Amazon’s Alexa Prize, a multimillion-dollar competition to build AI that can chat like a human, the winners of last year’s challenge delivered a friendly warning to 2018’s hopefuls: your bot <i>w</i><i>ill</i> mess up, it <i>will</i> say something offensive, and it <i>will</i> be taken offline. Elizabeth …

Machine Learning

How to Prevent Your Users from Using Breached Passwords

Not too long ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) officially recommended that user-provided passwords be checked against …

Information Systems

How this Alexa Skill Developer Increased Retention of Voice Game by 15%

Gal Shenar built popular Alexa skills that earned him more than $25,000 in only six months.<p>HIS STORY<p>Gal Shenar is a professional software engineer …

InterAct

What Will the Future of Work Look Like After the Robot Revolution? (Infographic)

By 2033, it's predicted that nearly half the country's jobs will be taken over by robots.<p>2 min read<p>People often fear that a robot will take their job. Unfortunately, that fear might not be so far-fetched.<p>The idea of a robot revolution is becoming more and more realistic. On average, one robot can …

The Future

Video Intelligence: The Next Frontier

<b>At JW Insights 2018, our Cofounder & Chief Innovation Officer Jeroen Wijering shared how video intelligence benefits publishers—and everyone else—in</b> …

Videography

Get the agency guide to video marketing

As people are presented with more and more content, it gets harder to cut through all the noise. The key is to know what types of content work best …

Marketing

How to Calculate the ROI of Video Marketing

<i>In addition to guest posting on the UpCity blog, Lemonlight is featured as one of the Top Video Production Companies in the United States. Check out</i> …

Marketing

Walking With AI: How to Spot, Store and Clean the Data You Need

The best time to design your AI initiative is now.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Last August, data science leader Monica Rogati unveiled a new way for entrepreneurs to think about artificial intelligence. Modeled after psychologist Abraham Maslow's five-tier …

Machine Learning

Serverless: What You Need to Know

There are clear benefits to serverless architecture, with many enterprises already making or planning to make this change. Like any paradigm shift …

Cloud Computing

DevSecOps

It’s a no-brainer that the element of security cannot be compromised even to the smallest of extents in today’s competitive, fast-paced, modern …

DevOps

Transforming with the Cloud: If Not Now, When?

The question of whether to move to the cloud is no longer relevant for most organizations. Migrating workloads to the cloud has already become an …

Cloud Computing

Splunk Acquires VictorOps: The End of the Road for Standalone IT Alert Management Tools?

This week, Splunk, the leader in machine data intelligence, announced the acquisition of IT alerting solution VictorOps for $120 million. My …

Big Data

WordPress Plugins: How To Talk Clients Out Of Hoarding Plugins

When you first connect with a client, it’s natural to be agreeable in order to build rapport with them. You’re going to be working closely with them …

Web Design

Design the Smallest Spaces: Atomization is the Future

Modern design needs to work everywhere, not just on the desktop. In order for that to work, it has to be as compartmentalized as much as possible. In …

Web Design

Let's Talk About Sex, Live With Our Sex Therapist

Welcome to our very first Q&A with our own sex columnist, Vanessa Marin. For the next hour, she’ll be answering your questions on anything and …

Relationships

These Podcasts Can Make You Funnier

Not all comedy podcasts are just people doing bits with Scott Aukerman or helping Marc Maron process his failed <i>SNL</i> audition. Some of them study …

Comedy

This diving system lets you stay submerged for 2 hours, no tank needed

Do you want a diving system that bridges the gap between scuba diving and snorkeling, minus the limitations of both? If so, a new Kickstarter …

Scuba Diving

Ugh. I’m done with fitness trackers, and so is the world

I own a drawer full of fitness trackers and used to love tracking my workouts. It was fun, adding a geeky element to something entirely un-geeky. If …

Fitness Technology

FBI recovers WhatsApp, Signal data stored on Michael Cohen’s BlackBerry

Letter to judge reveals 731 pages of messages, call logs uncovered on one of two phones.<p>In a letter to the presiding judge in the case against …

Privacy

15 Best Security Podcasts For You

Summer’s here and that means one thing – there’s more time to relax and maybe learn something new. Podcasts are one of the best ways to be informed …

Self-improvement

Cisco poised to become a cybersecurity force

Cisco held its annual customer event this week in Orlando, Florida, and invited the industry analysts to attend. CEO Chuck Robbins highlighted the …

Cisco Systems

AssistENT offers an anti-snoring device you stick in your nose

If you sleep next to someone who snores you know that the endless horking and honking isn’t very fun… and it makes the snorer’s life even worse. Some students and doctors in Baltimore, Maryland, however, have created something that acts like an internal breathing strip to help you breathe better …

Medicine

AI edges closer to understanding 3D space the way we do

If I show you a single picture of a room, you can tell me right away that there’s a table with a chair in front of it, they’re probably about the same size, about <i>this</i> far from each other, with the walls <i>this</i> far away — enough to draw a rough map of the room. Computer vision systems don’t have this …

Machine Learning