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Angie Harmon: I wouldn't do it

FOX News

Angie Harmon is ready to date again, but don't expect to find this single mom online anytime soon. The 44-year-old actress and her husband of 13 years, former pro football player Jason Sehorn, announced their separation in 2014. "I don't think I'd do [online dating]," Harmon admitted to Closer Weekly. While Harmon is taking it slow in the dating department, she's finding joy in her work.


If you really know about artificial intelligence, you could earn as much as an NFL quarterback

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AI is the act of imbuing a machine or a piece of software with the capabilities that we consider human cognition, basically making a machine act like a human brain. "The machine learning system has to come up with a generator that would spit out that data set, working backwards from the data to a mathematical model, and then it is no longer limited to the data you've observed – AI can predict what tomorrow's equity prices will be." "Big data really means more data than you have the capability to deal with: high volume, high velocity that you want to process quickly and variability," Eck said. "The interesting thing about deep learning is its ability to operate on unstructured data."


Premier League streams: 65% of young football fans illegally watch matches once a month

The Independent

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Take That Facebook: IRIS.TV's AI Helps Publishers Personalize Their Site Experience - TV[R]EV

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The AI engine also helps publishers make better editorial decisions, as they can tell what type of video content users are drawn to, what shows up more often in playlists, which videos get viewed to completion, and which lead viewers to stick around to see what's served up next. It offers publishers a way to take back control from Facebook and other social media sites while also creating better content. That's the sort of content that brands want to run ads against because it's memorable and meaningful and creates an emotional bond with the viewer--the type of emotional bond that also leads to better ad retention. Too many recommendation engines rely on very basic tagging and thus miss important connections, serving up a generic playlist based on very broad factors: You like sports.


From the NFL to MIT: The Double Life of John Urschel

MIT Technology Review

As a result, Urschel has been profiled in Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post and featured on HBO's Real Sports; written columns (featuring math puzzles) for The Players' Tribune; and even appeared in a nationally broadcast television commercial last season for Bose headphones, along with J.J. Watt, the superstar defensive end of the Houston Texans. But why is a highly paid pro football player grinding through problems in the math study room? Those papers cover areas such as spectral graph theory and feature titles like "Spectral Bisection of Graphs and Connectedness"--which appeared in Linear Algebra and Its Applications in the spring of 2014, around the time the Ravens drafted him. Despite the extraordinary degree of commitment required to play football at his level, Urschel remains fully committed to pursuing math at the highest level, too, Zikatanov says.


The Double Life of John Urschel

MIT Technology Review

As a result, Urschel has been profiled in Sports Illustrated and the Washington Post and featured on HBO's Real Sports; written columns (featuring math puzzles) for The Players' Tribune; and even appeared in a nationally broadcast television commercial last season for Bose headphones, along with J.J. Watt, the superstar defensive end of the Houston Texans. But why is a highly paid pro football player grinding through problems in the math study room? Those papers cover areas such as spectral graph theory and feature titles like "Spectral Bisection of Graphs and Connectedness"--which appeared in Linear Algebra and Its Applications in the spring of 2014, around the time the Ravens drafted him. Despite the extraordinary degree of commitment required to play football at his level, Urschel remains fully committed to pursuing math at the highest level, too, Zikatanov says.


17 More Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers

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The post 21 Must-Know Data Science Interview Questions and Answers was the most viewed post of 2016, with over 250,000 page views. If we toss a fair coin 100 million times, we have the expected number of heads (mean) as 50 million, the standard deviation 10,000 (using formula 0.5 * SQRT(N)), and we can predict that 99.7% of the time the expected number of heads will be within 3 standard deviations of the mean.


The NFL just did something awesome and unexpected, really, we're not kidding

Mashable

The NFL's extremely uptight attitude toward touchdown celebrations has long been a source of both frustration and mockery for football players and fans alike. But Tuesday brought good news for those who feel NFL football should include human emotion: The league has opened up its restrictions on the cheeky celebrations that light up social media but used to bring big fines. Following conversations with dozens of players, we're making changes to our celebrations policy: https://t.co/1NLdEJjsGD But, Goodell wrote in his announcement, "Offensive demonstrations, celebrations that are prolonged and delay the game, and those directed at an opponent, will still be penalized." But loosening up the rules around touchdown celebrations is unequivocally a good thing.


A record crowd in Washington celebrates MIT's culture of innovation and discovery

MIT News

Next, President Reif introduced three "MIT stars": Lily Tsai, John Urschel, and Sangeeta Bhatia. As founder and faculty director of the MIT Governance Lab, Associate Professor Lily Tsai leads a team of political scientists developing new strategies in citizen engagement, government responsiveness, and accountability in developing regions. Professor Sangeeta Bhatia SM '93, PhD '97 creates tiny nanoparticles that will have an enormous impact on human health. Bhatia directs the Marble Center for Cancer Nanomedicine at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and serves on the faculty of MIT's Institute for Medical Engineering and Science.


Is Artificial Intelligence the Answer to Unbiased Recruiting?

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In theory, much of the above wouldn't happen with a "machine," we still have humans building algorithms and create sorting and matching systems, and as we've discovered, humans are biased. Say an AI/machine learning model could accurately pick up on a statistical relationship between college football quarterbacks and high performance in sales roles. "?--?Aman Alexander, product management director, CEB Algorithms that power matching, screening, assessments and chatbots can be programmed to ignore gender, age, and ethnicity and eliminate much of the preliminary bias we've seen in the past. Someday soon, AI programs in HR may be rejecting applications, completing preliminary interviews of candidates and handling onboarding and offboarding processes.