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Yandex open sources CatBoost, a gradient boosting machine learning library

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2 mentions7 days ago
Artificial intelligence is now powering a growing number of computing functions, and today the developer community today is getting another AI boost, courtesy of Yandex. Today, the Russian search giant ...

The long-term cost of sexual harassment

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3 mentions4 days ago
W hen news recently broke that multiple women have accused 500 Startups founder Dave McClure of sexual harassment, I felt like I’d been punched in the stomach. In 2015, I ...

Jefferies gives IBM Watson a Wall Street reality check

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3 mentions2 weeks ago
IBM’s Watson unit is receiving heat today in the form of a scathing equity research report from Jefferies’ James Kisner. The group believes that IBM’s investment into Watson will struggle ...

Pokémon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event

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2 mentions3 days ago
Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have the same concern: the weather reports ...

This 32-year-old state senator is trying to get patent trolls out of Massachusetts

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2 mentions1 week ago
When the internet security company Cloudflare decided to engage in all-out war with what it calls a “dangerous new breed of patent troll,” it found a receptive audience with Eric ...

How Microsoft brought SQL Server to Linux

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2 mentions4 hours ago
Back in 2016, when Microsoft announced that SQL Server would soon run on Linux, the news came as a major surprise to users and pundits alike. Over the course of ...

Google is funding the creation of software that writes local news stories

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2 mentions2 weeks ago
Google’s Digital News Initiative has committed £622,000 ($805,000) to fund an automated news writing initiative for UK-based news agency, The Press Association. The money will help pay for the creation ...

Sketchfab adds 3D sound to its its 3D model sharing platform

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2 mentions1 week ago
Sketchfab wants to become a sort of YouTube for 3D models and scenes. While the service started as a way to show off static 3D objects, the company has added ...

Google launches Hire, a new service for helping businesses recruit

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3 mentions7 days ago
Google today announced the launch of Hire, a new service that helps businesses more effectively manage their internal recruiting process. Hire offers businesses a cohesive applicant tracking service that’s deeply ...