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How to Become a Data Scientist

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If you do know what a Data Scientist is, you are rare to find, as since even the most experienced professionals still have difficulty defining the scope of the area. One possible delimitation is that the data scientist is the person responsible for producing predictive and / or explanatory models using machine learning and statistics.


How Social Media Marketers Are Getting Ready for AI-Driven Networking and Branding

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Social media marketing is growing by leaps and bounds, what with Artificial Intelligence taking center stage. As user experience becomes more and more personalized, social media marketers are using AI to provide a holistic and positive customer experience, writes Pritha Bose, Marketing Content Specialist, Aritic. Back in the day, social media platforms were a fun place where we would share photos or find an event or follow a friend. But connecting with brands or businesses required a proper phone call or to visit their respective website. Fast-forward to the present date; the scenario has experienced a mega-shift, what with consumers now connecting with brands directly on social media platforms.


The Galaxy Note 8 finally competes with the iPhone where it counts

Mashable

It feels like only yesterday that Samsung was forced to recall and discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 because of exploding batteries. Experts and analysts had doubts about whether the Korean electronics giant would ever recover from what is arguably the most devastating smartphone launch in history. But following the successful release of its flagship device, the Galaxy S8, last spring, Samsung is now ready to bring the Galaxy Note back from the dead with the safer -- but still feature packed -- Note 8. The road to the Note 8 has been a bumpy one and filled with plenty of lessons learned. Following the Note 7 nightmare, Samsung's U.S. smartphone marketshare was around 20 percent according to data collected by research firm Strategy Analytics.


Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 Launching With Different Moniker After Passing Through FCC?

International Business Times

Samsung is set to relaunch the Galaxy Note 7 next month after fixing its faulty battery issue. However, the South Korea giant may be planning to introduce the refurbished models onto the market under a different name. This Friday, SamMobile learned that the reconditioned Galaxy Note 7 has already passed through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) certification process. Three variants with model numbers SM-N935K, SM-N935L and SM-N935S have received certification from the agency, and this could only mean that the refurbished models are now closer than ever to their official relaunch. Samsung has previously stated that it will be selling the refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 in its home country.


What recall? Samsung S8 buyers expected to leave smoky past behind

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

USA Today's Ed Baig tries out Samsung's new smartphone before it hits store shelves. NEW YORK-- Will the Note 7 battery fiasco choke sales of Samsung's latest smartphone? On redemption Friday, the day when consumers could start getting the company's first major phones since the twice recalled and ultimately discontinued Note 7 phablet, analysts expected heavy demand for the new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S devices. Newly released research from SurveyMonkey and Creative Strategies found the Note 7 recalls had no impact on the interest in the Galaxy S8 and S for 53.7% of those surveyed. Among current Samsung smartphone users, 65.2% were unbothered by the Note 7 recall.


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus review: Redemption is here

Engadget

Last year's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were excellent phones, and so was the Galaxy Note 7... until it started bursting into flames. While some within Samsung were tasked with figuring out what happened and how to prevent it from happening again, others were trying to build a phone that would make people move on. The Note 7 won't disappear so easily from our collective memory, but I have to hand it to Samsung: The S8 siblings are impeccably built, thoughtfully designed devices. It's not hard to look at these smartphones as the first steps on a road to redemption, and after a week of testing, I can confidently say these are two of the best smartphones money can buy. I just wish its virtual assistant wasn't so half-baked. Text and photos don't do the S8 ($750) and S8 Plus ($850) justice. From their rounded edges to their precisely formed metal-and-glass bodies, they feel like smaller, sleeker versions of the Galaxy Note 7. That's a hell of a compliment, battery insanity notwithstanding -- the Note 7 was a beautiful device and I'm glad that DNA lives on. The S8 and S8 Plus's rounded Infinity displays -- which are 5.8 and 6.2 inches big, respectively -- only add to the phones' appeal. We'll dig into these curved screens more later, but people seemed to like them enough that it didn't make sense to have non-curved flagships anymore.


Samsung's Siri rival won't be ready for Galaxy S8's U.S. launch

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The company's widely touted artificial intelligence tool Bixby -- seen as a rival for Apple's (AAPL, Tech30) Siri -- won't be fully operational in time for the U.S. release of the Galaxy S8. While some elements of Bixby will be included in the April 21 launch, the headline voice activation feature won't be available in the U.S. until "later this spring," Samsung (SSNLF) said in a statement. The delay is an embarrassing hiccup for Samsung. The rollout of the tech giant's first high-end smartphone since the debacle over its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 is being closely watched. After a bungled recall that cost the company more than $5 billion and ultimately led it to kill off of the Note 7, analysts have said Samsung needs a flawless launch for the S8.


Samsung S8 facial recognition feature fooled by photo, tester says

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Samsung looks to move on from its disastrous Note 7 with the new Galaxy S8. Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8, was unveiled this week with one particularly cool feature. It will unlock by simply identifying your face with its front camera. But now it seems that a mere photo of you will do the honors. The South Korean electronics giant did not comment specifically on the fact that its new product could be fooled, but stressed in a company statement that important payment and other data remains locked behind security layers that are more robust, such as iris and fingerprint authentication.


Samsung's Galaxy S8 has a killer feature that nobody's talking about

Mashable

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is packed full of awesome new features like the new larger screen, face recognition and Bixby AI assistant. But there's one pretty killer feature on the phone Samsung didn't bother to mention at its Unpacked event on Wednesday. It's not like the Smart Select GIF maker that first appeared on the Galaxy Note 7 and later trickled to Samsung's Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab S3. SEE ALSO: Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8 are gorgeous--but far from perfect Located within the Gallery app's video section is a little GIF-creation tool that lets you convert a section of any video (even ones you record) into an animated GIF. Unlike the the Smart Select feature on the Note 7, you don't need to manually select a specific area on the screen to capture.


Samsung unveils first new Galaxy 8 phone since Note 7 – video

The Guardian

This model boasts a larger display with no home button and also a voice assistant to rival Siri and Google. The Note 7 recall cost Samsung at least $5.3 bn (£4.27bn)