Vernon Niven

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'This is just the beginning': Using DNA and genealogy to crack years-old cold cases

For three decades, authorities in Fort Wayne, Indiana, had the DNA of the man who murdered 8-year-old April Tinsley in April 1988, but could not find him.<p>Police pleaded for leads, and chased them. They brought in FBI profilers, enlisted state and federal agents and went on “America’s Most Wanted.” …

Genealogy

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Machine Learning

Clustering Using K-means Algorithm

<b>By Firdaouss Doukkali, Machine Learning Engineer</b><p>k-means demonstration from Wikipedia<p>This article explains K-means algorithm in an easy way. I’d like …

Machine Learning

How to Create Good Instagram Captions: The Quick Guide To Captions For Instagram

Are you wanting to create good Instagram captions or maybe didn’t even know that captions for Instagram were important? When you have a strategy for …

Social Media

This AI Startup Could Be The Next DeepMind

Most people find it a pain to receive parcels in wide time slots like, say, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., so when delivery startup Paack offered a service in which everyone could narrow that window down to one hour, with no extra charge, it had a challenge on its hands. The startup’s routing engine …

Machine Learning

Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee's network.<p>One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had hit pay dirt, enticing an employee to click a link and enter her password.<p>That breach of the …

Amazon Web Services

Politicians are using fake news schemes to get elected

Politicians on the left and right are manipulating the news to bolster their election efforts with fake headlines, websites and articles. Why it …

Fake News

Is Pinterest The Search Engine Of The Future?

In 2002, then-Google CEO Eric Schmidt spoke at the Jupiter/Interactive Advertising Bureau Ad Forum. In response to a question about the future of …

Advertising Industry

Why Even B2B Companies Need To Be On Instagram

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>When you think of Instagram, you probably think of holiday snaps, motivational quotes and avocados (about 6.8 million of them, give or …

Social Media

The 21st Century Internet Act aims to enshrine net neutrality in law

Congress may soon vote on a new bill that would set net neutrality down as a matter of law rather than a set of rules to be changed every few years by the FCC. The “21st Century Internet Act,” introduced by Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), would ban blocking, throttling, paid prioritization, and …

Net Neutrality

Yann LeCun: An AI Groundbreaker Takes Stock

T<p>he mid-1980s: Besides the infamy of mullet haircuts, pink plaid jackets and manic Richard Simmons workout videos, research on artificial intelligence (AI) had ground to an absolute standstill. For starters, computers simply lacked the processing power to make things happen. Floppy disk-drive …

Artificial Intelligence

Clinch launches tool to dynamically generate ads for Instagram stories

Clinch, which provides a platform for generating data-driven variations of interactive media, said this week it has added functionality that lets …

Instagram

Mention Me, the referral marketing platform, raises $7M led by Eight Roads Ventures

Mention Me, the London-headquartered referral marketing platform, has raised $7 million in further funding. The round is led by Eight Roads Ventures and is the first time the five and a half year old company has raised venture capital, having only ever done a small angel round in 2015.<p>That’s …

Marketing

Prime Day sales on Amazon Marketplace jumped 89 percent in first 12 hours of the event

Shares of Amazon rebounded Tuesday afternoon after a report said Prime Day sales on the e-tailer's third-party marketplace were up nearly 90 percent …

eCommerce

Google For Jobs Launches In The UK

Google has launched a UK job-hunting service that combines the major recruitment sites under one roof, the <i>BBC</i> reports. Google For Jobs is already …

Employment

Microsoft and Walmart form a digital alliance against Amazon

Walmart has found itself a fairy godparent in Microsoft. The two companies have teamed up to "further accelerate Walmart's digital transformation in retail," and Microsoft chief Satya Nadella told <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> that their shared rivalry against Amazon is "absolutely core" to their …

Satya Nadella

The internet has become information chaos

A simple search on Google or a scroll through Facebook will reveal hundreds of contrasting posts and articles about any subject imaginable. The internet has become cluttered with too many opinions and an overload of information. People need an easy way to stay up to date on the subjects that matter …

Internet

5 Top Salespeople Share How They Get Out of Sales Slumps

The best salespeople have bad days -- it's how they get through them that makes the difference.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s happened to all of us: One minute, we're hitting home runs out of the park; the next, we're swinging and missing every …

Motivation

I'm Bill Browder. Here's the Biggest Mistake Putin Made When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew …

Russia

The facts missing from Trump and Putin’s news conference

President Trump and President Vladimir Putin of Russia made a series of questionable claims at a news conference following their summit meeting in Helsinki on July 16.<p>Trump was asked whether he believed the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the presidential election …

Russia

The Best of AI: New Articles Published This Month (June 2018)

10 data articles handpicked by the Sicara team, just for you.Welcome to the June edition of <b>our best and favorite articles in AI that were published</b> …

Machine Learning

How to avoid a bad hire: 4 red flags to watch for

Want to hire and retain better employees? Check for these warning signs with potential job candidates.<p>Hiring skilled and reliable tech workers can be …

Employment

Why health insurers track when you buy plus-size clothes or binge-watch TV

To an outsider, the fancy booths at last month’s health insurance industry gathering in San Diego aren’t very compelling. A handful of companies …

Health Care

How to Hook Your Ideal Prospect with Content that Connects - Copyblogger

When it comes down to it, “content” is simply information.<p>And in an age of information (and opinion) overload, your content can contain incredibly …

Content Marketing

U.S. Treasury moves to protect identities of 'dark money' political donors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury said on Monday that it will no longer require certain tax-exempt organizations including politically active nonprofit groups, such as the National Rifle Association and Planned Parenthood, to identify their financial donors to U.S. tax authorities.<p>The policy …

Taxes

How to Get Thousands of Views on Your LinkedIn Content

LinkedIn is a content platform that allows you to get massive visibility with your ideal clients at no cost -- if you do it right.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We've all been there.<p>You spent four hours writing that LinkedIn article, and you were convinced …

Social Media

How to Monitor Your Competitors to Increase Conversions

In 2015 Shareaholic released statistics about the state of social media in that day’s market. According to the site, social media had grown to be the …

Social Media

Suzy Welch: What to say when a job interviewer asks, 'What's your current salary?'

"What's your current salary?" a hiring manager asks you. Instantly you tense up, unsure of how to respond.<p>It's a common — and uncomfortable — job …

Career Development

5 Unexpected Social Media Platforms to Grow Your Brand Awareness

It's time to look beyond social media powerhouses like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.<p>6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no surprise that social media marketing is crucial to business growth in 2018. After all, we're living in a digital world -- …

Social Media

Trump’s attempt to clean up the Putin event was an insult to America’s intelligence

Standing next to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on Monday, President Trump drew a large rhetorical equals sign between the assertions of American intelligence officials and claims presented by Putin.<p>“My people came to me, Dan Coats, came to me and some others they said they think it’s …

Donald Trump