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Microsoft: We want you to learn Python programming language for free ZDNet

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Microsoft has launched a new 44-part series called Python for Beginners on YouTube, consisting of three- to four-minute lessons from two self-described geeks at Microsoft who love programming and teaching. The course isn't quite for total beginners as it assumes people have done a little programming in JavaScript or played around with the MIT-developed Scratch visual programming language aimed at kids. But it could help beginners kick-start ambitions to build machine-learning apps, web applications, or automate processes on a desktop. Microsoft has published a page on GitHub containing additional resources, including slides and code samples to help students become better at Python. The Python for Beginners series is presented by Christopher Harrison, a senior program manager at Microsoft, and Susan Ibach, a business development manager from Microsoft's AI Gaming unit.


UNICEF Innovation Fund 2019: Supporting tech solutions that improve employability AlphaGamma

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Deadline: September 30, 2019 00:00 (CEST) Apply here Eligibility: Start-ups using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain or extended reality, registered in one of UNICEF's programme countries, and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results The UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking to make up to 100K equity-free investments to provide early-stage (seed) finance to for-profit technology start-ups that have the potential to benefit humanity. UNICEF's Innovation Fund has been specifically designed to finance early stage, open-source technology that can benefit children. The core motivation of the Innovation Fund is to identify "clusters" or portfolios of initiatives around emerging technology – so that UNICEF can both share markets and also learn about and guide these technologies to benefit children. It invests in solutions clusters around $100 billion industries in frontier technology spaces, such as blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. If you've got a start-up using machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain or extended reality, registered in one of UNICEF's programme countries, and have a working, open source prototype (or you are willing to make it open-source) showing promising results, the UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for you.


IBM Cognos Analytics

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Create optimization models using general programming language APIs or Open Programming Language (OPL) to solve the breadth of optimization models.


Scala High Performance Programming - Programmer Books

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Key Features Get the first book to explore Scala performance techniques in depth! Real-world inspired use cases illustrate and support the techniques studied and the language features This book is written by Vincent Theron and Michael Diamant, software engineers with several years of experience in the high-frequency trading and programmatic advertising industries Book Description Scala is a statically and strongly typed language that blends functional and object-oriented paradigms. It has experienced growing popularity as an appealing and pragmatic choice to write production-ready software in the functional paradigm. Scala and the functional programming paradigm enable you to solve problems with less code and lower maintenance costs than the alternatives. However, these gains can come at the cost of performance if you are not careful.


Flutter v1.9 is live: Support for iOS 13, new widgets, & more - JAXenter

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Google's open source mobile app development framework Flutter welcomes a new stable release. Version 1.9.1 was introduced at Google Developer Days China in a keynote on September 10, 2019. Chris Sells, PM for the Flutter developer experience calls it "the biggest update yet with more than 1,500 PRs from more than 100 contributors". Check out what's new for mobile developers and catch up with what went down at Google Developers Days in Shanghai. Version 1.9 introduces plenty of new goodies and improvements.


Airbus to Use AI in Designing FCAS Flight Control Software - Avionics

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At the 2019 Paris Air Show, Dassault Aviation showed a mockup of the FCAS sixth generation fighter jet for the first time publicly. A new partnership between ANSYS and Airbus Defense and Space will develop a new artificial intelligence design tool to create the embedded flight control software for Europe's Future Combat Air System (FCAS). FCAS is a next-generation air combat development program involving France, Germany and now Spain to develop a system of fully automated remote air platforms and sixth-generation fighters that will replace the current generation of Eurofighter and Rafale jets operated by those three countries. Dassault and Airbus are the lead prime manufacturers for the FCAS program. A mockup of the future FCAS stealth fighter concept was shown publicly for the first time during the 2019 Paris Air Show.


3 Python Tools Data Scientists Can Use for Production-Quality Code

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For many of these steps, there are no real short cuts to be taken. The only way to build a minimum viable product, for example, is to roll up your sleeves and start coding. However, in a few cases, tools exist to automate tedious manual processes and make your life much easier. In Python, this is the situation for steps 4, 8 and 10, thanks to the unittest, flake8 and sphinx packages. Let's look at each of these packages one by one.


How open source is accelerating innovation in AI - Techerati

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No other technology has captured the world's imagination quite like AI, and there is perhaps no other that has been so disruptive. AI has already transformed the lives of people and businesses and will continue to do so in endless ways as more startups uncover its potential. According to a recent study, venture capital funding for AI startups in the UK increased by more than 200 percent last year, while a Stanford University study observed a 14-times increase in the number of AI startups worldwide in the last two years. As AI innovations and applications continue to advance, a growing number of technology companies including Microsoft, Salesforce and Uber have started to open-source their research and projects. These companies, which have substantial Research & Development (R&D) capabilities, are investing in or "giving back" to the open source community to reinforce the creation and improvement of AI & Machine Learning (ML) algorithms.


Comparing Graph Databases

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A relational database has a ledger-style structure. It can be queried through SQL, and it is what most people are familiar with. Each entry is composed of a row in a table. Tables are related by foreign-key constraints, which is how you can connect one table's information to another, like the primary keys. Slow multi-level joins are often involved when querying relational databases.


How To Boost Productivity With Robotic Process Automation (RPA)?

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Almost irrespective of the industry or domain you are working in, your back office employees are often the glue that holds together the enterprise. These workers must have the ability to multitask feverishly, be good with numbers, be people persons, be spreadsheet experts, have a keen sense of business processes and have business intelligence, amongst many other desired skills. In a rapidly evolving technological world, these workers must be technologically well versed, and be astute technology evaluators and implementers.