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Banned In China: Why Live Streaming Video Has Been Censored

International Business Times

A recent ban affecting three of China's biggest online platforms aimed at "cleaning up the air in cyberspace" is just the latest government crackdown on user-generated content, and especially live streaming. This edict, issued by China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) in June, affects video on the social media platform Sina Weibo, as well as video platforms Ifeng and AcFun. In 2014, for example, one of China's biggest online video platforms LETV began removing its app that allowed TV users to access online video, reportedly due to SAPPRFT requirements. China's largest social media network, Sina Weibo, launched an app named Yi Zhibo in 2016 that allows live streaming of games, talent shows and news.

Four Use Cases of Machine Learning in Marketing


With the increasing accessibility of AI, we are on the brink of a world where our inboxes are filled with offers we actually want, our mobile wallets instantly have coupons for nearby stores, and our connected fridge automatically orders more milk. We are on the brink of a world where our inboxes are filled with offers we actually want, our mobile wallets have coupons for nearby stores, and our connected fridge automatically orders more milk. Digital growth company Urban Airship, for example, has developed a machine learning algorithm that analyzes mobile customer behavior to help app publishers identify the most loyal users and predict those that are likely to churn. Machine learning technology can learn what content performs best -- one person images or group images, for example -- and prioritize those results.

[P] A Collection of Minimal RL Algorithms (now with advanced examples) • r/MachineLearning


We have been working on a book covering the tutorials of code examples in the link. Now we are in the stage of finalizing the code while editing. Please let me know if we missed anything! It will be published in Korea in a month and will be translated into English (hopefully soon).

Consumer-goods giant Unilever has been hiring employees using brain games and artificial intelligence -- and it's a huge success


Candidates learn about the jobs online through outlets like Facebook or LinkedIn and submit their LinkedIn profiles -- no résumé required. For example, the game that tests risk gives users three minutes to collect as much "money" as possible using this system: clicking "pump" inflates a balloon by 5 cents; at any point, the user can click "collect money"; and if the balloon pops, the user receives no money. The "balloon game" measures a candidate's relationship to risk. Unilever had exceptional employees in different roles play the games and used their results as a benchmark to measure new candidates against.

Hedge Funds Look to Machine Learning, Crowdsourcing for Competitive Advantage


A session on Tuesday featured Christina Qi, the co-founder of a high-frequency trading firm called Domeyard LP; Jonathan Larkin, an executive from Quantopian, a hedge fund taking a data-driven systematic approach; and Andy Weissman of Union Square Ventures, a venture capital firm that has invested in an autonomous hedge fund. Many of the world's largest hedge funds already rely on powerful computing infrastructure and quantitative methods--whether that's high-frequency trading, incorporating machine learning, or applying data science--to make trades. Some have begun to incorporate machine learning into their systems, hand over key management decisions to troves of data scientists, and even crowdsource investment strategies. Domeyard can't incorporate machine learning, Qi says, because machine learning programs are generally optimized for throughput, rather than latency.

Tinder 'Gold' offers list of people who already like you

Daily Mail

Tinder users on the free tier have to swipe through a list of profiles without knowing which potential matches have liked them. Unlike Gold members, Tinder users on the free tier have to swipe through a list of profiles without knowing which potential matches have liked them. The dating service is testing a range of price points for the feature, which will begin testing in Australia, Argentina, Mexico, and Canada this week. Researchers found that people's perceptions of potential dates' attractiveness goes up after they have a positive face-to-face interaction - but only for those who were rated mid to low attractiveness based on their photo.

Facebook starts forcing people to listen to videos as they scroll down their feed – but it can be turned off

The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...

Take That Facebook: IRIS.TV's AI Helps Publishers Personalize Their Site Experience - TV[R]EV


The AI engine also helps publishers make better editorial decisions, as they can tell what type of video content users are drawn to, what shows up more often in playlists, which videos get viewed to completion, and which lead viewers to stick around to see what's served up next. It offers publishers a way to take back control from Facebook and other social media sites while also creating better content. That's the sort of content that brands want to run ads against because it's memorable and meaningful and creates an emotional bond with the viewer--the type of emotional bond that also leads to better ad retention. Too many recommendation engines rely on very basic tagging and thus miss important connections, serving up a generic playlist based on very broad factors: You like sports.

Artificial Intelligence: SEO, Social Media Dead? 247 Digital


Is AI taking over SEO and social media? This post is about the misunderstanding of AI in the search and social industries. The misconception of AI in SEO and Social Media is quite ridiculous. Artificial Intelligence will not substitute SEO and social media.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence in Social Media


A UK-based tech startup called 110% use machine learning (AI) technologies combined with human intelligence to provide a type of workplace support that can't be offered in any other way. What machines are good at, humans are not and vice versa, which is why using AI in Social Media will give businesses a better understanding around a prospects thought pattern. In 2014, LinkedIn acquired a job search startup called Understanding your target customers buying personas is a great way to truly develop the thought process of your potential prospects.