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The best early Black Friday deals you can get in Best Buy's new sale

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November hasn't even started yet and Best Buy has already kicked off its early Black Friday deals. Sure, the retailer had a number of "Black Friday guaranteed" prices on its website already, but a slew of new deals are available today through November 1. Among them are some of our favorite headphones and earbuds as well as Amazon devices that were discounted last week for a limited time -- some of those deals are back. Feel free to shop the entire sale but we sifted through the batch and picked out the best deals we could find to make things a bit easier for you. Our favorite pair of wireless ANC headphones is down to a new all-time low. Sony's excellent WH-1000XM4 headphones are $278 right now, which is $72 off their normal price.


Configuring your Amazon Kendra Confluence Server connector

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These types of workspaces are rich with data and contain sets of knowledge and information that can be a great source of truth to answer organizational questions. Unfortunately, it isn't always easy to tap into these data sources to extract the information you need. For example, the data source might not be connected to an enterprise search service within the organization, or the service is outdated and lacks natural language search capabilities, leading to poorer search experiences. Amazon Kendra is an intelligent search service powered by machine learning (ML). Amazon Ken dra reimagines enterprise search for your websites and applications so your employees and customers can easily find the content they're looking for, even when it's scattered across multiple locations and content repositories within your organization.


zomato digitizes menus using Amazon Textract and Amazon SageMaker

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This post is co-written by Chiranjeev Ghai, ML Engineer at zomato. zomato is a global food-tech company based in India. Are you the kind of person who has very specific cravings? Maybe when the mood hits, you don’t want just any kind of Indian food—you want Chicken Chettinad with a side of paratha, and nothing […]


Deep Learning Illustrated: A Visual, Interactive Guide to Artificial Intelligence (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series): Krohn, Jon, Beyleveld, Grant, Bassens, Aglaé: 9780135116692: Amazon.com: Books

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Deep learning is one of today's hottest fields. This approach to machine learning is achieving breakthrough results in some of today's highest profile applications, in organizations ranging from Google to Tesla, Facebook to Apple. Thousands of technical professionals and students want to start leveraging its power, but previous books on deep learning have often been non-intuitive, inaccessible, and dry. In Deep Learning Illustrated, three world-class instructors and practitioners present a uniquely visual, intuitive, and accessible high-level introduction to the techniques and applications of deep learning. Packed with vibrant, full-color illustrations, it abstracts away much of the complexity of building deep learning models, making the field more fun to learn and accessible to a far wider audience.


Data Wrangling with Python: Creating actionable data from raw sources 1, Sarkar, Dr. Tirthajyoti, Roychowdhury, Shubhadeep, eBook - Amazon.com

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Dr. Tirthajyoti Sarkar works as a Sr. Principal Engineer in semiconductor technology domain where he applies cutting-edge data science/machine learning techniques for design automation and predictive analytics. He writes regularly about Python programming and data science topics. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois and certifications in Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning from Stanford and MIT. Shubhadeep Roychowdhury works as a Sr. Software Engineer at a Paris based Cyber Security startup where he is applying the state-of-the-art Computer Vision and Data Engineering algorithms and tools to develop cutting edge product. He often writes about Algorithm implementation in Python and similar topics.


The Python Workshop: A New, Interactive Approach to Learning Python: Bird, Andrew, Han, Dr Lau Cher, Jimenez, Mario Corchero, Lee, Graham, Wade, Corey: 9781839218859: Amazon.com: Books

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Andrew Bird is the data and analytics manager for Vesparum Capital. He leads the software and data science teams at Vesparum, overseeing full stack web development in Django / React. He is an Australian actuary (FIAA, CERA), who has previously worked with Deloitte Consulting in financial services. Andrew also currently works as a full-stack developer for Draftable Pvt. Ltd. He manages ongoing development of the donation portal for Effective Altruism Australia website, on a voluntary basis.


Deep Learning for NLP and Speech Recognition: Kamath, Uday, Liu, John, Whitaker, James: 9783030145989: Amazon.com: Books

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Uday Kamath has more than 20 years of experience architecting and building analytics-based commercial solutions. He currently works as the Chief Analytics Officer at Digital Reasoning, one of the leading companies in AI for NLP and Speech Recognition, heading the Applied Machine Learning research group. Most recently, Uday served as the Chief Data Scientist at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, building machine learning products and solutions for the financial industry, focused on fraud, compliance, and cybersecurity. Uday has previously authored many books on machine learning such as Machine Learning: End-to-End guide for Java developers: Data Analysis, Machine Learning, and Neural Networks simplified and Mastering Java Machine Learning: A Java developer's guide to implementing machine learning and big data architectures. Uday has published many academic papers in different machine learning journals and conferences.


Amazon SageMaker is now available in the Africa (Cape Town) and Europe (Milan) AWS regions

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Amazon SageMaker is now available in the Africa (Cape Town) and Europe (Milan) AWS regions. Amazon SageMaker is a fully managed service that provides every developer and data scientist with the ability to build, train, and deploy machine learning (ML) models quickly. SageMaker removes the heavy lifting from each step of the machine learning process to make it easier to develop high quality models.


Alert: The Amazon Echo Dot is $18.99 *and* comes with a free smart bulb

Mashable

SAVE $46: As of Oct. 22, Best Buy is running an early Black Friday deal where you can get a third-gen Amazon Echo Dot (normally $49.99) and a free Sengled smart bulb (normally $14.99) for just $18.99 -- a 71% total savings. Amazon's third-gen Echo Dot never officially sold out on Prime Day, but you may recall that its pricing was so good during the two-day annual shopping event -- 62% off, baby-- that several variants were back-ordered through early December. With that in mind, we've got some good news and some bad news to share. First, the bad (because it's 2020 and you're probably sort of used to it by now): The bestselling smart speaker from 2018 is back up to $39.99 on Amazon and all four colors are now back-ordered as late as Dec. 16, with estimated delivery dates as far back as Dec. 31 even with speedy Prime shipping. SEE ALSO: Black Friday is going to be weird this year -- and that's a good thing But all is not lost: The good news is that Best Buy now has the Echo Dot on sale at its Prime Day pricing, and three variants are ready to ship out ASAP. (That's basically the retailer equivalent of a power move.)


Scenario and prospects of Artificial Intelligence in retail & consumer goods sectors

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Before talking about prospects for AI in the retail and CG sector, let's first look at some macro trends triggered by Covid-19, that point at a tectonic shift in the contours and operating model of this industry. Statista predicts that global e-commerce sales is expected to touch $6.5 trillion by 2023 which is staggering especially when the first documented online sale happened just 25 years ago in 1994. Not just pre-Covid online buyers increasing their online buy by 45% as per a recent BCG study, the same report also suggests that a staggering 20 % of buyers are first time online buyers. Myntra sees a 86% increase in customers from Tier2 and Tier3 cities and as per Unicommerce data, Tier3 cities clocked a 53% increase in online buying. Unicommerce further predicts that the unique number of online shoppers annually in tier-II and beyond cities to go up to 170 million over the next three years from the current 50 million.