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Solutions Engineer, Data Management - IoT BigData Jobs

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Location: US, Central Region OR Toronto, Canada Talend is a 600 employee, recent IPO, big data integration software company with deep open source roots. Well-funded, with over $100 million raised to date and continued rapid growth, Talend is the second largest independent open source company in the world. We are hiring Pre Sales Engineers to continue to build a proactive, customer-facing organization that ensures customers are getting value from Talend's products and solutions. We are seeking Engineers to join the sales team and support the increasing demand from our direct sales. Our portfolio of products has expanded from purely Data Integration to include Data Quality (DQ), Master Data Management (MDM), Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and Big Data.


5 Myths about Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is competent to have a revolutionary impact on businesses globally. Talking about the information technology sector, it is no longer merely about codifying business logic. Insight is indeed the modern currency, and the pace with which we all can scale that insight is the fundamental of value creation. As per a report by Gartner, AI is going to be one of the top investment preferences for over 30% of CIOs worldwide by 2020. A lot of corporations are yet in their initial phase in comprehending that how AI is scalable enough to transform their businesses.


Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Kumaran Ponnambalam at Cisco - Machine Learning Times - machine learning & data science news

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In anticipation of his upcoming conference presentation at Predictive Analytics World for Business Las Vegas, May 31-June 4, 2020, we asked Kumaran Ponnambalam, Analytics Architect at Cisco, a few questions about their deployment of predictive analytics. Catch a glimpse of his presentation, Using Association Rules Mining for Segmentation and Profiling, and see what's in store at the PAW Business conference in Las Vegas. Q: In your work with predictive analytics, what behavior or outcome do your models predict? A: My models deal with natural language understanding for contact center voice calls. They transcribe the calls and derive call summaries, intent and sentiment based on the transcriptions.


Human beings are unable to connect with artificial intelligence: Pranav Mistry - ETtech

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Neon, the artificial human prototype conceptualized by computer scientist and inventor Pranav Mistry, created waves recently. The President and CEO of Samsung's STAR Labs told ET in an exclusive interview that he created Neon because human beings are unable to connect with artificial intelligence (AI) assistants such as Apple's Siri. The Palanpur (Gujarat)-born Mistry, considered one of the best innovative minds in the world right now, said Neon will be a companion to the elderly and to those who are lonely and could even work as fashion models or news anchors. The 38-year-old also spoke about the dangers posed by AI,echoing Google parent Alphabet Inc's chief Sundar Pichai who recently called upon governments to regulate AI. Edited Excerpts: When you started thinking about Neon, what was the problem you were trying to solve?


Search-Based Software Engineering for Self-Adaptive Systems: One Survey, Five Disappointments and Six Opportunities

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Search-Based Software Engineering (SBSE) is a promising paradigm that exploits computational search to optimize different processes when engineering complex software systems. Self-adaptive system (SAS) is one category of such complex systems that permits to optimize different functional and non-functional objectives/criteria under changing environment (e.g., requirements and workload), which involves problems that are subject to search. In this regard, over years, there have been a considerable amount of work that investigates SBSE for SASs. In this paper, we provide the first systematic and comprehensive survey exclusively on SBSE for SASs, covering 3,740 papers in 27 venues from 7 repositories, which eventually leads to several key statistics from the most notable 73 primary studies in this particular field of research. Our results, surprisingly, have revealed five disappointed issues that are of utmost importance, but have been overwhelmingly ignored in existing studies.


Emergent behavior by minimizing chaos

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All living organisms carve out environmental niches within which they can maintain relative predictability amidst the ever-increasing entropy around them (1), (2). Humans, for example, go to great lengths to shield themselves from surprise -- we band together in millions to build cities with homes, supplying water, food, gas, and electricity to control the deterioration of our bodies and living spaces amidst heat and cold, wind and storm. The need to discover and maintain such surprise-free equilibria has driven great resourcefulness and skill in organisms across very diverse natural habitats. Motivated by this, we ask: could the motive of preserving order amidst chaos guide the automatic acquisition of useful behaviors in artificial agents? This central problem in artificial intelligence has evoked several candidate solutions, largely focusing on novelty-seeking behaviors (3), (4), (5).


Secure and Robust Machine Learning for Healthcare: A Survey

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Medical ML/DL system shall facilitate a deep understanding of the underlying healthcare task, which (in most cases) can only be achieved by utilising other forms of patients data. For example, radiology is not all about clinical imaging. Other patient EMR data is crucial for radiologists to derive the precise conclusion for an imaging study. This calls for the integration and data exchange between all healthcare systems. Despite extensive research on data exchange standards for healthcare, there is a huge ignorance in following those standards in healthcare IT systems which broadly affects the quality and efficacy of healthcare data, accumulated through these systems.


"Hey, Update My Voice" Exposes Cyber Harassment.

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The "Hey, Update My Voice" movement, in partnership with UNESCO, was born out of this context with the goal of teaching respect towards virtual assistants and, in addition, asking tech companies to update their assistants' responses. Because if that happens to them, imagine what happens in real life to real women. Every day around the world, virtual assistants suffer abuse and harassment of all kinds. In Brazil, for example, Lu, the virtual assistant of Magazine Luiza stores, has been victimized by this sort of violence. Worldwide, cases have been reported involving Siri and Alexa, among others.


UK Introduces New Fast-Track Visa to Attract Scientists

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new fast-track visa to attract more of the world's best scientists to the U.K. in hopes of creating a global science "superpower." Johnson paired the announcement of the Global Talent route program with a pledge of 300 million pounds ($392 million) for research into advanced mathematics. The money will help fund researchers and doctoral students whose work in math underpins myriad developments such as safer air travel, smart phone technology and artificial intelligence. The new visa route will have no cap on the number of people able to come to the U.K. under the program. "The UK has a proud history of scientific discovery, but to lead the field and face the challenges of the future we need to continue to invest in talent and cutting edge research,'' Johnson said in a statement.


Alexa learns to give useful advice to blind people

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Amazon and the UK's Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have worked together to make Alexa more useful to those suffering from visual impairment conditions. Thanks to this collaboration, the AI-powered personal assistant can offer advice on living with sight loss, obtained directly from RNIB's Sight Loss Advice Service. "Voice assistant technology is playing an ever-increasing role in transforming the lives of blind and partially sighted people," said David Clarke, director of services at RNIB. "Voice assistants can enable independence, helping to break down accessibility barriers to a more inclusive society. By using this technology to increase the reach of our own resources, we are ensuring that people can immediately get essential information about sight conditions, their rights, and the support available, simply by asking out loud." RNIB is a charity established in 1868, originally to provide better quality literature for the blind. Today, it offers information, support and advice to almost two million people in the UK, under the patronage of the Queen.