Lawrence Bowman

Lawrence Bowman

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But would they be any better if they could detect sarcasm and retaliate with their own snide remarks?Mikhail Khodak, Nikunj Saunshi and Kiran Vodrahalli, all graduate students, have pooled together “a large self-annotated corpus for sarcasm” by trawling through Reddit.A paper released on arXiv shows the trio aren’t the first group to collect a bit of internet sass.Indeed, IBM last week proclaimed a breakthrough of sorts with a new service that can detect when Twitter users are "frustrated, sad, satisfied, excited, polite, impolite and sympathetic."Reddit is essentially an online forum that is split into "subreddits" for different topics or themes.Users follow interesting subreddits, and can rate and comment on posts.
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When I asked Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt to tell me about Taylor—Schmidt worked in Taylor’s Silicon Valley computer science lab as a graduate student—Schmidt said, “Bob Taylor invented almost everything in one form or another that we use today in the office and at home.”In 1961, as a project manager at NASA, Taylor directed funding to computer scientist Douglas Engelbart, who used the money, in part, to invent the computer mouse.But just as important as these innovations: Taylor built one of the greatest teams in the history of high-technology and kept it together for years.Heroic lone-wolf entrepreneurs may be the preferred heroes of narratives spun by the media, but history has shown us that teams—and the networks that come from them—are the true engines behind innovation in Silicon Valley and far beyond.In every generation of Silicon Valley’s young but influential history, an essential cluster of top minds has made a mark as a team, and then team members have gone on individually to create new and important companies or ideas.Perhaps the best known modern example is the so-called PayPal mafia: the employees who built PayPal and then went on to launch or lead a host of companies, including Tesla and SpaceX (Elon Musk), LinkedIn (Reid Hoffman), Yelp (Jeremy Stoppelman and Russel Simmons), Clarium Capital (Peter Thiel), and Yammer (David Sacks).
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There are a few companies providing these services for sales teams calls such as- Chorus, Gong, TalkIQ and Cogito.Are they useful for your needs.If not, what problem still exists for sales calls?
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Every few months now, a good obit goes viral.Val Patterson of Salt Lake City used his own 2012 obit as a confessional: "As it turns out, I AM the guy who stole the safe from the Motor View Drive Inn back in June, 1971."Chris Connors' 2016 obit reveals the Maine man's "regrets were few, but include eating a rotisserie hot dog from an unmemorable convenience store in the summer of 1986."When Pat Stocks of Toronto died in 2015, her son Sandy used her obit to list the old TVs and knick-knacks his mom left behind, noting that if anyone wanted them, "You should wait the appropriate amount of time and get in touch.We've come a long way from the days when obituaries were simple lists of survivors, college degrees and charities to which memorial donations could be sent.Today, whether an obituary is straightforward or silly, it has a reach far beyond just the subscribers of the deceased's hometown newspaper.
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just a few weeks ago, a group of researchers from the University of Washington put Google's AI for video analysis from the game only by slowly inserting a still image in a movie.Now, the researchers have gone on to test Google's tools bildklassificering, Cloud Vision API, and yet another time they have with minimal effort managed to trick the machine.By applying some noise on the pictures managed the researchers get the program to see a bird on a picture that actually showed a plane, and a floral tea pot was classified as biology.”We discovered that we could fool the api to give the wrong output, and to fail recognize someone's face or text in the image, by adding a bit of noise,” the researchers write in their report.Google is once again going on a rebuff from the team can be seen as an amusing phenomenon, but as they themselves point out in his report, would the dark forces be able to abuse the weakness.For example, would the noise be dark illegal content as child porn.
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VR is about to get a creative filmmaker's touch.Ridley Scott's RSA Films production company is launching a new imprint "dedicated exclusively to the creative development and production of VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and mixed media."RSA VR's first project is a VR Experience for "Alien: Covenant," in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and Technicolour."We have been heavily involved in VR for the past few years, and having a dedicated stand-alone division underscores our commitment to immersive media in both the brand and entertainment space," RSA Films' president Jules Daly said.Previously, RSA Films produced "The Martian VR Experience," a companion piece to Scott's "The Martian," the director's highest-grossing film to date at $630 million worldwide.Let's hope the fear doesn't get too real for some.
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In Arthur Conan Doyle’s novel The Sign of Four, Sherlock Holmes says one of his most iconic witticisms, “I never guess.If you’re a little more advanced, maybe you focus on the time users spend on a page.Geico, for instance, won a Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions festival in 2015 for a five-second pre-roll ad in which the narrator says, “You can’t skip this ad, because it’s already over.” Other brands have broken the third wall and included calls-to-action in their pre-roll.“In TV, we know how brand advertising works.It always takes up your entire TV screen,” said Jonah Goodhart, co-founder and CEO of Moat, an analytics company aiming to help people evaluate digital video performance.Now we’re finally starting to get some answers.
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We’ve seen enough incidents involving e-cigarette batteries to know they can be dangerous.The issues tend to revolve around either poorly constructed ‘vaping’ devices or users improperly storing the batteries and shorting them out via loose change and key rings.While we’ve seen these incidents happen at home, in courtrooms, and at convenience stores, the U.S. Navy has seen them elsewhere: on its own ships, where the vaping devices are now banned.The U.S. Fleet Forces and the U.S. Pacific Fleet recently issued commands banning these electronic vaping devices from all of its ships, as well as the Navy’s aircraft, assorted heavy equipment, and submarines.This applies to marines, sailors, and any civilians that are working on any of these vehicles or vessels.The reason, per the commands viewed by NPR, revolve around safety rather than health.
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Microsoft subsidiary Mojang, the developer of the global phenomenon Minecraft, says it has what you might call a good problem: people want new Minecraft levels and items faster than it can build them.So to close that gap, Mojang is launching the Minecraft Marketplace – a store where players can buy Minecraft customisation made by independent developers.It’s coming to Minecraft for smartphones and Windows 10 this spring, alongside the big “1.1 Discovery Update”.Once the Marketplace launches, players will be able to buy virtual Minecraft Coins for real money.Those coins can be spent in the Minecraft Marketplace on new levels, characters, textures, and other ways to customise the game.These items will be optional, and Mojang will still support the game with free content, says Minecraft Realms executive producer John Thornton.
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Vi har testat Dell XPS 13, en kompakt två-i-ett-dator med suverän batteritid.Betyget blir 9 av 10.Dessutom har vi testat Kronaby, en svensk smartklocka med svårslagen design och logiskt användargränssnitt.Här blir betyget 8 av 10.Nintendo Switch har visat sig vara en rejäl succé.Enbart i USA såldes 906 000 exemplar under mars månad, vilket gör den till den snabbast säljande Nintendo-konsolen någonsin.
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Ask an economist or a technology expert and they will happily tell you that decades of data reliably show automation has created more jobs than it has destroyed.Far fewer of us now work on farms, for example, thanks to super-efficient machines that do the bulk of the work.As a result, more people work in leisure industries such as hospitality or hairdressing, serving all those people with higher disposable incomes and more free time.And were the pattern to continue, one could envisage the realisation at last of the prediction made by John Maynard Keynes in 1930 that the working week would eventually be cut, perhaps to just 15 hours.The problem with this rose-tinted view of automation, however, is its focus on big averages that take little account of individuals’ experiences.But that is little consolation to someone who loses their job in a Midlands car plant to a robot and discovers most of the new openings are far afield in the coffee bars and hotels of London.
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Samsung revealed during its Unpacked event in March that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus phones can be unlocked with the irises inAs we’d expect, the marketing behind iris scanning claims it’s more secure than using your fingerprints. to find that the Galaxy S8’s iris scanner might actually be better to the FBI’s fingerprinting technology.Samsung I spoke with Mark Clifton, CEO of the company behind the Galaxy
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If you're running Windows 7 or 8.1 on a machine with the latest Intel or AMD processors, then you'll need to upgrade to Windows 10 or risk losing security patches.No operating system lasts forever, as evidenced by Windows Vista reaching the end of its support life cycle just the other day.That’s probably well understood by most computer users, but some might be surprised to learn that even an operating system that’s officially supported can still have its options limited.Such is the case with Windows 7 and 8.1, which are still receiving either extended or mainstream support from Microsoft and remain popular among Windows users.However, as some people are discovering, if you’re running a machine equipped with a newer CPU, then you’ll want to give more serious consideration to giving them up and finally making the move to Windows 10, as Ars Technica reports.The reason is simple if still slightly hard to swallow for affected users — Microsoft considers the newest Intel and AMD processors to be “designed for the latest version of Windows,” which, of course, means Windows 10.
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The relatively modest startup hub of Helsinki is quickly growing its influence in the SaaS and B2B ecosystems with companies like Smartly, Nosto, Wolf and Smarp, to name a few.One Nordic tech entrepreneur who knows this challenge intimately is Pekka Koskinen, CEO of Leadfeeder, a sales intelligence tool that uses smart web analytics.In addition to being a founder and investor to B2B SaaS companies in the Finnish/Nordic tech ecosystem, he is also an active influencer and mentor."Helsinki has become a great place to be a startup entrepreneur," he said.But with Leadfeeder, he has global aspirations."I have concentrated heavily on creating a product that not only fits and succeeds in our Finnish market, but in US markets as well," said Koskinen.
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After all, there are so many ways to do redirects — and the rules change depending on where they are put in and the different systems in place.Forwarding users is usually one of the main considerations for redirects, but as SEOs, we also need to be conscious of the signals being passed.I know people have varying opinions on how long redirects should be in place, and many use the formula of “no traffic through the link in x amount of time” as a guideline to delete redirects.I know many SEOs whose view of redirects is limited to a plugin and 1:1 redirects, but reality is messy.Check with your hosting provider or possibly CDN, whoever is managing your name servers.CDN level like Akamai Edge or Cloudflare Page Rules.
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Flygplanstillverkaren Boeing har anlitat det norska företaget Norsk Titanium för att dessa ska förse Boeing med 3D-utskrivna flygplansdelar i titan till deras flygplansmodell Boeing 787 Dreamliner.Anledningen till detta är att produktionskostnaden för varje Dreamliner då skulle sjunka med miljontals dollar per plan säger Norsk Titanium till nyhetsbyrån Reuters.För att de 3D-utskrivna delarna ska få användas i flygplansmodellen krävs dock att detta först godkänns av den amerikanska myndigheten Federal Aviation Administration.Detta är något man tror och hoppas kommer att ske senare i år.Boeing vill inte uppge exakt hur mycket man sparar in på att använda 3D-utskrivna delar i titan till Dreamliner men Norsk Titanium menar att man sänker kostnaden med cirka 2 - 3 miljoner dollar per tillverkat plan.I dagsläget kostar det cirka 265 miljoner dollar att bygga en Dreamliner och Boeing gör vanligtvis 144 stycken sådana om året.
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I previously wrote about Colorware's $1,900 gorgeous Retro iPhone 7, which is, indeed, gorgeous.However, the closest I'd get to owning a Retro iPhone 7 would be in my dreams, because of its insanely high price tag.It was only a matter of time before someone came up with an affordable way to dress your iPhone in a classy and tasteful classic Apple Mac computer theme.Slickwraps, a mobile accessories company, is seemingly bringing my dreams to reality.It makes $20 wraps and $37 cases for your iPhone that look nearly identical to Colorware's Retro iPhone 7, but it also makes plenty of other designs for those out there looking for a different look than what Apple provides by default.Slickwraps is just one of the many companies that make iPhone wraps.Check it out: View As:
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Määrä on noussut pelkästään helmikuuhun verrattuna, jolloin tukea saavia kotitalouksia oli 122 000.Silmiinpistävää Kelan tilastossa on se, että toimeentulotuen saajista jopa 74 prosenttia on yhden hengen kotitalouksia – eikä esimerkiksi lapsiperheitä, joiden osuus on 21 prosenttia.Loput 13 prosenttia taas on henkilöitä, jotka voidaan toimeentulolain perusteella määritellä yhden hengen kotitalouksiksi.Heihin luetaan esimerkiksi täysi-ikäiset, jotka asuvat vielä vanhempiensa luona, mutta muodostavat täysi-ikäisyytensä perusteella oman kotitaloutensa.Tilaston huolestuttava osuus liittyy nuoriin.Kelan mukaan jopa yli 25 prosentissa yhden hengen kotitalouksista toimeentulotukea saava oli alle 25-vuotias, mutta yli 18-vuotias nuori.
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Myndigheter i Tyskland klassar nu Twitch som en "radiotjänst" vilket kräver att streamers kommer behöva ett sändningstillstånd för att få fortsätta, skriver Esports-news.Ett sändningstillstånd från tyska Landensmedienanstalt beräknas kosta mellan 10 000 och 100 000 kronor beroende på kanalens storlek och andra faktorer.Fortsätter en streamer att sända utan tillstånd kommer de räknas som en piratstation, vilket är olagligt.Tyskland är inte ensamma om den här sortens lagföring utan även Kina kräver licenser av sina streamers.Men det finns hopp för streamers då Landensmedienanstalt säger att de här riktlinjerna är förlegade och kan komma att ändras i framtiden.Den nya ändringen är främst till för att TV och radiostationer inte ska börjar klassa sig själva som streamingföretag och därmed kunna hoppa över kravet på sändningstillstånd.
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Car insurance premiums are on the rise, and seem set to surge past previous records and set eye-watering new ones, according to a comparison site.Confused.com says drivers using the site to set up a comprehensive policy paid an average of £781 in the last year, £110 higher than it was the previous year.The rise is apparently a combination of changing compensation payments to accident victims, and higher repair costs due to increasingly techtastic cars.That's understandable, given that what might have been a simple repair job in years past can now involve cameras and sensors and Xzibit-style speakers on speakers.Amanda Stretton, motoring editor at Confused.com, told the BBC there's worse to come:"As the industry adapts to additional pressures... we could be on course to drive past the £858 peak we saw in 2011.
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