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Tackling Cancer with Machine Learning – IBM Emerging Technology Centre

Tackling Cancer with Machine Learning – IBM Emerging Technology Centre

Cancer currently accounts for roughly 13% of all deaths globally and, interestingly, this statistic is the same across developed and undeveloped countries where the best chance of effective treatment with cancer is through early detection allowing patients and medical staff to make early remedial planning decisions. IBM’s Hursley Labs in the UK comprise a small team of specialised researchers and ...

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8 Open Source Reasons To Love Netflix

8 Brand New Reasons To Love Netflix – From A Technology Perspective

You have got to love the transparency of how Netflix deliver their product from a tech perspective. The latest iteration of Netflix Open Source Software Meetup which is completely open to the public took place this week in Los Gatos featuring eight new projects speakers with lightening talks and community users from IBM Watson, Nike Digital and Pivotal. Netflix do not have ...

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The Shoe Fitting App Set To Revolutionise The Footwear Industry

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Jack Morrison is Co-founder and CTO at Replica Labs, a talented team of computer vision researchers whose first core product is addressing the problem for shoe retailers of products being returned from consumers because they do not fit properly. Replica Labs say that Zappos see a hefty return rate of more than 30% creating logistical costs which need to be factored into ...

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10 Machine Learning Lessons Harnessed By Netflix

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Netflix invests considerable resources into Deep Learning in order to create a service which gives users what they want, ideally before they know it. That is to say modestly, using resources available to them through AWS without needing an entire data centre full of dedicated machines in order to create a Neural Network. For these networks multiple models will usually ...

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Bowery.io Ensures Everyone is Coding In Identical Environments

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Code breaking in production is usually down to… well.. who the hell knows? Different machines, different versions of some language, different office furniture, coffee etc. The guys from Bowery.io have developed a platform that allows, for example, a new employee to to spin up a machine, connect to the same instance as other colleagues, develop and ship code using identical ...

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How Zero Commission Stock Trading Is Set To Become The Norm

How Zero Commission Stock Trading Is Set To Become The Norm

Exactly what do traders pay roughly $8 commission for on stock trades? Rake-off for getting in and out of stock trades can be a limiting factor on the number of trades made, particularly if you are a smaller day trader where the commission can very quickly diminish your profit. If only someone would take from the rich and give to the.. ...

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Classcraft Turns Classroom Learning Into One Big Game

Classcraft Turns Classroom Learning Into One Big Game

When I was at school, we had plus marks and minus marks. A pretty rudimentary system, fairly self explanatory and the tallies were kept on display usually pinned to the cork noticeboard on a dogeared sheet of A3 so we all understood how each other was getting on.. kind of made a game out of learning and behaviour but without ...

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Microservices, Containers and Node.js – Tony Pujals, Baynode

Microservices, Containers and Node.js – Tony Pujals, Baynode

Tony Pujals gave a lightening talk this week at Baynode Meetup on Microservices, Containers and Node.js explaining the evolution of the way web applications have been built in recent years from a three layer monolithic stack and the limitations it presents in affecting continuous deployment, the impact on scalability and the overall adverse impact on developer coordination to current methods, APIs ...

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Creating Order Out of Chaos – Jan Isakovic, Storesense

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                          Jan Isakovic is Co-founder and Head of Product at Storesense in London, a retail analytics platform which offers actionable insights into consumer behaviour in shops. Using passive Wi-Fi data on customers smart phones, Storesense is able to track footfall, movements and identify pain points to improve store layout, staffing ...

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Feast of Awesome Live Demos at NY Tech Meetup

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The world’s largest Meetup group, the infamous NY Tech Meetup, held their second session of 2015 this week so here are the highlights, time stamped of the ten different live demos in this 1 hr and 46 minute beast of a video. First up were Mind My Business (go to 5:15) which is an app that notifies businesses what is going on around them. ...

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