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#cloudcomputing_2020-02-17_06-41-37.xlsx

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The graph represents a network of 2,185 Twitter users whose tweets in the requested range contained "#cloudcomputing", or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets. The network was obtained from the NodeXL Graph Server on Monday, 17 February 2020 at 14:42 UTC. The requested start date was Monday, 17 February 2020 at 01:01 UTC and the maximum number of days (going backward) was 14. The maximum number of tweets collected was 5,000. The tweets in the network were tweeted over the 2-day, 0-hour, 29-minute period from Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 12:00 UTC to Saturday, 15 February 2020 at 12:30 UTC.


The best HR and People Analytics articles of 2019

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We see the growth of people analytics at first-hand at Insight222, where we are now working with over 60 global organisations to help them put people analytics at the centre of business. In tandem we have also created a digital learning academy with myHRfuture to upskill HR in digital and analytics. For the last six years I have collated and published a collection of the'best' articles of the preceding 12 months – see 2014, 2015, 2016 2017 and 2018, and following are my choices for the 50 best articles of 2019. Those who have read the previous annual collections may note that the number of articles that make the cut has steadily risen. This is partly down to my inability to prune down to 30 or 20 - although it was hard enough to get it down to 50! Mainly though this recognises the increased number, variety and quality of people analytics and data-driven HR material now being published, which is another indicator of progress in the field. I hope that the articles selected will act as a venerable resource library for those working, researching or interested in the people analytics space. That is certainly the intention. I have arranged the 50 articles into twelve topics: i) Driving business value, ii) the future of work, iii) the future of the HR function, iv) ethics and trust, v) employee experience, vi) strategic workforce planning, vii) ONA, viii) diversity and inclusion, ix) organisational culture, perspectives and case studies from people analytics leaders, x) retention, xi) assessment and xii) getting started, as well as highlighting a few of my own articles from 2019 at the end. I hope you enjoy the articles selected, and if you do, please subscribe to my weekly Digital HR Leaders newsletter. Ultimately, people analytics should be about creating value – for leaders, for managers and for the workforce. So, where better to start than with seven articles that collectively provide insights on how to create value and/or give examples of where organisations have created value from people analytics.


AI for Engineers - ODSC East Open Data Science Conference April 13-17

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Dr. Nagdev Amruthnath currently works as Data Scientist III at DENSO North America. He has earned his Ph.D. and Master's in Industrial Engineering Department, Western Michigan University (WMU), and a Bachelor's degree in Information Science and Engineering from Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Karnataka, India. He has four years of experience working in the manufacturing industry, specializing in the implementation of lean manufacturing, JIT technologies, and production system, three years of full-stack data science experience in manufacturing and undergraduate and graduate teaching experience. He has also authored in journal and conference proceeding publications in production flow analysis, ergonomics, machine learning, and wireless sensor networks. Currently, his research focus is on developing new machine learning models and AI technologies for manufacturing applications.


Facebook launches 3D deep learning library for PyTorch

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Facebook AI Research (FAIR) today unveiled PyTorch3D, a library that enables researchers and developers to combine deep learning and 3D objects. As part of the release, Facebook is also open-sourcing Mesh R-CNN, a model introduced last year capable of rendering 3D objects from 2D shapes in images of interior spaces. PyTorch3D was inspired by Mesh R-CNN and recent 3D work by Facebook AI Research, FAIR engineer Nikhila Ravi said. Working in 3D is important for rendering 3D objects or scenes that appear in mixed reality or virtual reality. It can also be used to tackle AI challenges like robotic grasping or helping autonomous vehicles understand the position of nearby objects.


Five ways artificial intelligence is a marketing must-have

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Artificial intelligence is becoming a must-have in the marketing industry, that it even has a name: AI marketing. AI allows marketers to create cheaper personalised consumer experiences and campaigns, and to save data that shows customer interaction with a product or service for future optimising. Businesses have already started to pick up on this digital miracle, and utilise AI for their campaigns and promotions. So, how does AI marketing work, and how can you put this incredible technology to work? These five ways can help you strategise with AI marketing, and have it work successfully for you and your business.


Mark Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loom

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LONDON – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels on Monday, days before the bloc is expected to release new proposals on regulating artificial intelligence. The billionaire social network founder is the latest U.S. tech executive to make the trip to the headquarters of the EU, which is becoming an increasingly important player in technology regulation. Zuckerberg's visit came as the company warned that potential regulation risked stifling innovation. Zuckerberg met Margrethe Vestager, the EU's powerful executive vice president in charge of making Europe "fit for the digital age." He also had audiences with Thierry Breton, commissioner for the internal market, and Vera Jourova, vice president for values and transparency.


AI-powered temperature screening solution being trialed in Singapore

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Integrated Health Information Systems (IHiS), the national HIT agency in Singapore, has partnered with local healthcare AI startup KroniKare to pilot iThermo – an AI-powered temperature screening solution that screens and identifies those having or showing symptoms of fever. With the growing threat of the COVID-19 (which was recently renamed by the WHO, formerly known as 2019-nCOV), Singapore has officially raised its'Disease Outbreak Response System Condition' (DORSCON) alert level from yellow to orange on 7 February. The DORSCON orange status means that the COVID-19 disease spread in the country is severe but contained. As of 13 February, there are 58 confirmed cases of the disease. As part of the DORSCON orange status, temperature screening and monitoring becomes mandatory for most public spaces.


r/MachineLearning - [Project] Whats the easiest way to execute Tensorflow/Keras model on FPGA

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If you have a good FPGA compiler, don't worry too much about writing efficient mat-mults or convolutions. The downside of having a good FPGA compiler is that it'll optimise the pants off your code -- once lost three days of productivity chasing down why the compiler wired all my output pins to Vcc or Gnd. The day before, I was testing something on the other end of the pipeline, and changed an auto-incrementing register to increment by zero so I could step-through things. I forgot that I hadn't changed it back. The compiler (correctly) deduced that no matter what the input pins were, the output would always be the same.


Experiments in sustainable mobility

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few years, you will be well aware of the trend towards more conscious consumption. In part recently, this is because of the Greta Thunberg effect, the rise Elon Musk's Tesla electric vehicles and more sustainable forms of transportation such as Bird and Uber JUMP. The future of our planet is very much front of mind for Gen-Z, and our cities (especially our large ones) are some of the most polluted places on earth. Just a few days ago, the UK government announced that the petrol and diesel ban will be brought forward 5 years to 2035 rather than 2040. To add to this, the UK government announced that to accelerate the shift to zero emission cars, all company cars will pay no company car tax in 2020–2021.


VCUarts Qatar to Host Lecture on Artificial Intelligence and Art - Marhaba l Qatar's Premier Information Guide

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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar) is hosting a lecture by Dr James She from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), titled, 'AI and Smartphone Technologies for New Artwork Creation, Interaction and Definition'. The lecture will take place this Tuesday, 18 February, 12:30 pm, at the VCUarts Qatar Atrium. The event is open to everyone. Emerging Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smartphone technologies are making disruptive changes and new possibilities for people in business, manufacturing, travel, education and even art. In this talk, examples of AI and smartphone technologies will be selected to show how recent developments in those technologies could facilitate the creation of, and interaction with, artworks.