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Social Network Analysis: From Graph Theory to Applications with Python

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Social network analysis is the process of investigating social structures through the use of networks and graph theory. This article introduces data scientists to the theory of social networks, with a short introduction to graph theory and information spread. It dives into Python code with NetworkX constructing and implying social networks from real datasets. We'll start with a brief intro in network's basic components: nodes and edges. Nodes (A,B,C,D,E in the example) are usually representing entities in the network, and can hold self-properties (such as weight, size, position and any other attribute) and network-based properties (such as Degree- number of neighbours or Cluster- a connected component the node belongs to etc.).


What is an 'edge cloud?' The wild card that could upend the cloud

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The edge of a network, as you may know, is the furthest extent of its reach. A cloud platform is a kind of network overlay that makes multiple network locations part of a single network domain. It should therefore stand to reason that an edge cloud is a single addressable, logical network at the furthest extent of a physical network. And an edge cloud on a global scale should be a way to make multiple, remote data centers accessible as a single pool of resources -- of processors, storage, and bandwidth. The combination of 5G and edge computing will unleash new capabilities from real-time analytics to automation to self-driving cars and trucks.


20 of the best Tinder pickup lines we could find on Reddit

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It's difficult to say whether e-dating has weakened or boosted the pickup line game. It probably depends on who you ask. To get to the bottom of it, we ventured on over to Reddit to check out the general state of cheesy one-liners to be deployed in an online dating setting. And the results are, well … the results kinda speak for themselves. But as far as we can tell, pickup lines, like cockroaches after an apocalyptic event, have survived the shift to online dating and are doing just fine.


Google: Learn cloud skills for free with our new training tracks

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Google is offering a free course for people who are on the hunt for skills to use containers, big data and machine-learning models in Google Cloud. The initial batch of courses consists of four tracks aimed at data analysts, cloud architects, data scientists and machine-learning engineers. The January 2021 course offers a fast track to understand key tools for engineers and architects to use in Google Cloud. It includes a series on getting started in Google Cloud, another focussing on its BigQuery data warehouse, one that delves into the Kubernetes engine for managing containers, another for the Anthos application management platform, and a final chapter on Google's standard interfaces for natural language processing and computer vision AI. Participants need to sign up to Google's "skills challenge" and will be given 30 days' free access to Google Cloud labs.


Guest Mode now available on Google Assistant

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Google has introduced Guest Mode to Google Assistant to give users the chance to ensure their interactions with their Google smart speakers or displays, including Nest Audio and Nest Hub Max, are not saved to their account when this new mode is switched on. When Guest Mode is switched on, users will be able to continue to ask questions, control smart home devices, set timers, and play music, but will not be able to access personal results, such as calendar entries or contacts, until Guest Mode is switched off. Google added the device will also automatically delete audio recordings and Google Assistant activity from the device owner's account when in Guest Mode. However, if users are interacting with other apps and services, such as Google Maps, YouTube, or other media and smart home services while in Guest Mode, those apps may still save that activity, Google said. To switch on Guest Mode, it is a matter of users saying, "Hey Google, turn on Guest Mode", before the device plays a special chime and a guest icon is displayed.


Oracle Database 21c spotlights in-memory processing and ML, adds new low-code APEX cloud service

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Among the messages that Oracle is putting out for its flagship database, adding new access paths for developers has become just as important as adding new data types. This month, Oracle is launching the next version of Oracle Database, version 21c. In a session hosted by Andrew Mendelsohn, executive vice president of database server technologies, the company is also announcing a new cloud-based APEX Service designed to carve a new access path for low-code developers who traditionally thought that writing apps for Oracle was complex and expensive. To induce new developers, Oracle is throwing in a free tier to this new cloud service. As Oracle now numbers its releases according to calendar year, 21c is the next release, which was announced as generally available last month.


The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. It's no secret that Amazon is a one-stop-shop for everything from electronics to at-home essentials. As any good deal-hunter knows, however, it's about more than just convenience: The retailer also reigns supreme in the sales department. Between its daily price drops and best-of-web markdowns, Amazon doesn't skimp on the savings--hence why we're coming at you with five more incredible Amazon deals. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs. Machine Learning vs. Deep Learning

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Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning … Technology is advancing by leaps and bounds and it is normal to feel lost if you don't know it. If until today you thought it was about similar concepts, we are sorry to tell you that you are wrong. At Yeeply, our mission is to shed light on these three technologies, so you can understand what they are and how they differ. Find out what they are, how they relate, and what apps they have. Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the ability of a machine to imitate the cognitive functions that were previously only associated with humans.


The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday

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Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. If you ask us, Mondays are always a bit of a slog. If you're in the mood for a little distraction (or just feel like giving your debit card a little well-deserved exercise), you can head over to Amazon. The e-commerce giant is always slashing prices on all kinds of highly rated product gems, and today is no exception. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone.


Cognizant to bolster Australia and New Zealand presence with Servian acquisition

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United States-based IT services provider Cognizant has announced its intentions to wholly acquire Servian, an Australian consultancy firm specialising in "transformation" services, specifically across data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), digital services, experience design, and cloud. The multinational said the acquisition will help bolster the company's presence in Australia and New Zealand, with a focus on data and AI, digital engineering, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT). Cognizant employs around 1,200 people in Australia, covering clients such as banks, insurers, retailers, and communications companies. Servian, meanwhile, has 500 technology and consulting staff in the region. "Cognizant's extensive digital expertise combined with Servian's strengths … will open up the full power of digital transformation for our Australasian clients. We look forward to welcoming Servian's talented digital-native professionals to Cognizant," Cognizant Australia and New Zealand CEO Jane Livesey said in a statement.