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PAW Preview Video: Piotr Wygocki, Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder at MIM Solutions
 In anticipation of his upcoming presentation at Predictive Analytics...
PAW Preview Video: James Taylor, Decision Management Solutions
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Wise Practitioner – Predictive Analytics Interview Series: Oscar Porto and Fábio Ferraretto at DHAUZ
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PAW Preview Video: Evan Wimpey, Director of Strategic Analytics at Elder Research
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Industry News

Predicting Gene Expression With AI

 Originally published in DeepMind, Oct 4, 2021. Based on Transformers, our new Enformer architecture advances genetic research by improving the ability to predict how DNA sequence influences gene expression. When the Human Genome Project succeeded in mapping the DNA sequence of the human genome, the international research community were excited by the opportunity to better understand the

The Missing Analytics Executive

 Originally published in Benn.Substack, Nov 19, 2021. There’s a treadmill at the mountain top. Among the data leaders I know, many of their stories are the same. After rising up the ranks of their organizations, from junior...

Predicting Long-Term User Engagement from Short-Term Behavior

 Originally published in Insight, Nov 17, 2021. User engagement is one of many crucial elements to study and understand deeply for both well-established companies and nascent startups throughout the development of a product. A product’s health can...

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Province Targets Journalists, Foreign Students with Planned New Surveillance System

 Originally published in Reuters, Nov 29, 2021.   Security officials in one of China’s largest provinces have commissioned a surveillance system they say they want to use to track journalists and international students among other “suspicious people”, documents...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at How Postman’s Data Team Works

 Originally published in Entrepreneur’s Handbook, Oct 7, 2021 How Postman’s data team set up better onboarding, infrastructure, and processes while growing 4–5x in one year. Postman is no stranger to scale. What started out as a side project...

Using DeepSpeed and Megatron to Train Megatron-Turing NLG 530B, the World’s Largest and Most Powerful Generative Language Model

 Originally published in Microsoft Research Blog, Oct 11, 2021 We are excited to introduce the DeepSpeed- and Megatron-powered Megatron-Turing Natural Language Generation model (MT-NLG), the largest and the most powerful monolithic transformer language model trained to date,...

Tesla Officially Launches Its Insurance Using ‘Real-Time Driving Behavior,’ Starting in Texas

 Originally published in Electrek, Oct 14, 2021 Tesla has now officially launched its insurance product using “real-time driving behavior.” The product is only available in Texas for now. The automaker has already introduced its own insurance product...

The Pentagon Inches Toward Letting AI Control Weapons

 Originally published in Wired, Oct 5, 2021 Drills involving swarms of drones raise questions about whether machines could outperform a human operator in complex scenarios. Last August, several dozen military drones and tanklike robots took to the skies and roads 40 miles...

A Tiny Tweak to Zomato’s Algorithm Led to Lost Delivery Riders, Stolen Bikes and Missed Wages

 Originally published in Rest of World, Oct 7, 2021 The Indian food delivery giant changed riders’ beats without warning, crashing their earnings and exposing some to crime. On September 30, around 60 delivery riders wearing the red...

Five Points for Anger, One for a ‘Like’: How Facebook’s Formula Fostered Rage and Misinformation

 Originally published in The Washington Post, Oct 26, 2021.   Facebook engineers gave extra value to emoji reactions, including ‘angry,’ pushing more emotional and provocative content into users’ news feeds. Five years ago, Facebook gave its users five...

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