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Machine learning or laughing? Amazon’s Alexa is freaking people out with unprovoked chuckle

Echo Dot

It’s one thing to believe that Amazon’s Alexa is constantly listening to us, but quite another to worry that she’s laughing at what she hears.

Users of Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo and the Dot have reported hearing the tech giant’s ubiquitous voice emit a very real-sounding and unprompted laugh of late. Tweets and reports about the artificial intelligence gone rogue have labeled it creepy and scary, and we can see why.

Short of little Carol Anne…

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Added by Shay Pal on March 14, 2018 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Using Analytics to Improve Customer Engagement

Here is a guest blog from MIT SMR by Sam Ransbotham. Organizations that turn data into insights are gaining competitive advantage through improved connections with consumers.

The 2018 Data & Analytics Global Executive Study and Research Report by MIT Sloan Management Review finds that innovative, analytically mature organizations make use of data from multiple sources: customers, vendors, regulators, and even competitors. The…

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Added by Shay Pal on February 7, 2018 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Star Wars: The Audience Turns to the Dark Side

Here is a guest post from George McIntire

George McIntire

 

George McIntire is a data science writer, educator and mentor in Thinkful's Los Angeles coding bootcamp. He's interested in using the power of data science to educate the public and make better sense of our world.…

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Added by Shay Pal on December 15, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

How Biometric Authentication Works

Here is a guest post from Rowena Bonnette  on How Biometric Authentication works - 

Biometrics are the ultimate security protocol. Using security coding that is unique to each individual, you can be confident in the authenticator’s identity. We’ve seen biometric securities in science fiction movies, and we use fingerprint authentication daily on our smartphones. Now, let’s break down all of the different kinds of biometric authentication and discover how they work.…

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Added by Shay Pal on November 15, 2017 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Poker and AI: The Rise of Machines Against Humans (Infographics)

Here is another guest blog by Josh Wardini. He is the Community Manager at  Webmastersjury

Poker and AI infographic

Added by Shay Pal on September 26, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Success Story of The Biggest Online Payment System -PayPal

Here is a guest blog from Raj Vardhman. 

Raj  is an ardent supporter of responsible gambling and good casino practices, which is why he likes PayPal particularly much, as the e-wallet collaborates only with the most reliable casinos.In his free time Raj enjoys rock climbing and quality lager…

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Added by Shay Pal on September 26, 2017 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Qualities of a Well-Built ETL Tool

Here is a guest blog by Hayden Beck -

Hayden has written content for some of the biggest logos in the Silicon Slopes (Utah) and works exclusively as a freelance writer . A graduate of the University of Utah, Hayden spends his free time enjoying every winter sport the Rocky Mountains have to offer! 

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Added by Shay Pal on September 25, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Is Data the New Oil?

Here is a guest blog by Kevin Gray .

Kevin has been a marketing scientist for more than 25 years and my background covers dozens of product and service categories and over 50 countries. In addition to Advanced Analytics and R&D, his responsibilities have encompassed business development, questionnaire design,…

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Added by Shay Pal on September 25, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Benefits of having a career in data science

First came an infographic about 12 careers in big data. Here is another interesting one from our guest blogger Chetan Ramesh…

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Added by Shay Pal on August 22, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Top 12 interesting careers to explore in bigdata

Here is an interesting infographic from Chetan Ramesh

Added by Shay Pal on August 22, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

When Data Science Alone Won’t Cut it: Deriving Signal from Observations in the Maritime Domain

Here is a guest blog by Ian White . 

Ian is an entrepreneurial product leader with 20 years experience spanning product management and business strategy at the intersection of data science, geospatial software, business intelligence and data acquisition. He has 10 years experience as startup founder and…

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Added by Shay Pal on July 14, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

Big Data Is Changing the Game for Recruiters

This is a guest post by Charles Ebert. Charles is a career mentor, motivational speaker & human resources consultant with over 10 years of experience in HR sector.  Find him on Linkedin and Twitter.

Big data is a game changer…

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Added by Shay Pal on July 14, 2017 at 5:00am — No Comments

AI Writing script for short film

Guest blog by Annalee Newitz 

Annalee Newitz is the Tech Culture Editor at Ars Technica. Her work focuses on cultural impact of science and technology. She founded the science and science fiction blog io9.com, and is the author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. Her first novel, Autonomous, comes out in September 2017. She has a Ph.D. in English and American Studies from UC Berkeley,…

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Added by Shay Pal on June 11, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments

50 Important Things You Need to Know About Data Science

This is a guest post by Lauren Delapenha. She is an editor at DiscoverDataScience.com, a one-stop resource for learning about the rapidly-evolving field of data science through comprehensive education and career guides.

According to IBM, the world generates 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every day. A decent chunk of those quintillion bytes is made up of people asking the experts how to break into and excel in the dynamic, lucrative field of data science. An even…

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Added by Shay Pal on April 19, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Autonomous Cars: See how future cars will have the mind of their own

Here is a blog post featuring a great article of Autonomous cars. Its written by Karen Smith at Goatsofftheroad.

Autonomous cars are on the urge of transforming future of automobile industry. Autonomous cars are self-driving cars with having features like tracking the position of large objects at long range, detecting the edge of the road and lane markings and detect the nearby vehicles while parking with the help of radars and ultrasonic sensors. Radars play a vital…

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Added by Shay Pal on April 11, 2017 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Government Stats Are Ready for Change

Here is a fantastic book review by Ian White . 

Ian is an entrepreneurial product leader with 20 years experience spanning product management and business strategy at the intersection of data science, geospatial software, business intelligence and data acquisition. He has 10 years experience as startup…

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Added by Shay Pal on April 10, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Reaping Big from Big Data Analytics

This guest blog is contributed by Evans Walsh

For the remaining part of 2017, companies will have to come to terms with the new reality in town; it is not all about what you know. Instead, it is what you do with it. Various gurus have already said that 2017 is the year when Google Analytics and big data will go main stream. It is the year when analytics will not only reflect performances but also drive major businesses.

For companies that might be falling behind, this…

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Added by Shay Pal on March 24, 2017 at 6:30pm — No Comments

5 Insightful Ways Businesses Can Innovate Using Analytics and Data Presentation

Contributed by Richard Gartner. Richard is a data scientist with greater interest in database management. Currently, he runs a private DBA firm in California. 

Taking advantage of analytics in the business world goes beyond consuming terabytes of data and using ‘easy-through’ techniques to arrive into conclusions. An analysed data, well presented, should be able to help in real-time decision-making process. Transforming raw data into crisp insights that can be used in…

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Added by Shay Pal on March 5, 2017 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Attribution & Marketing Strategy - Your marketing $ at work

This was Contributed by Harish Mohan. He is a Sr Manager, Global Marketing Analytics & Data Science at Intuit.…

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Added by Shay Pal on January 17, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Reasons to hire a Director of Data Science before hiring your first data scientist

This was contributed by Anirban Das. He is a Data Scientist at Niara …

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Added by Shay Pal on January 17, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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