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Facebook’s Speech Recognition Cause Gets Boost With Acquisition Of Wit.ai
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Wit.ai, the Y Combinator startup, that has been working on an open and extensible natural language platform all the while helping developers to build applications and devices that turns speech into actionable data, announced earlier this week, its acquisition by Facebook. “It is an incredible acceleration in the execution of

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Facebook Conducts 'Gratefulness Analysis' On Us Facebook Users, In The Spirit Of Thanksgiving
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This Thanksgiving, Facebook wanted to find out what its users are most ‘thankful’ about, So it carried out an analysis on anonymized, aggregate data by English speakers in the United States. Inspired by recent months’ trends where users have been challenging friends and family to share their cause for gratefulness,

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Facebook'S Ai Team Snags Vladimir Vapnik, Co-Inventor Of The Support Machine Algorithm
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Facebook AI Research just reinforced its ensemble by hiring Vladimir Vapnik, long considered to be the father of statistical learning theory. The latest high-profile hire to Facebook’s burgeoning AI department was announced, naturally, via the medium of a Facebook post. Vapnik is responsible for the Vapnik-Chervonenkis Dimension – the concept that

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With New Tor Connector, Is There Now A Way To Hide From Facebook?
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Following the rise of data breaching and web surfers defending themselves against traffic analysis online, anonymity has because more prevalent than ever. Facebook announced this week that users of the social media can now connect directly to the network via the free anonymity software, Tor. It is first of the

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Facebook Reveals Spike In Global Government Data Requests Over The Last Six Months
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Facebook released the third edition of its Government Requests Report, earlier this week, and it bears grim tidings. The report brings out the number of Government data and content removal requests received by the social networking site over a period of time, along with requests in matters concerning national security

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What You Should Know About Your App Data, But Probably Don'T
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Can you imagine a world without smartphones? In this day and age, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. One of the reasons for this is how profoundly we rely on apps such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to name but a few. These apps connect us with friends, family or

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10 Big Data Stories You Shouldn’t Miss This Week
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“Where there is data smoke, there is business fire.” – Thomas Redman  The idea of Data Smoke is quite a brilliant analogy by Thomas Redman. It adequately explains why so much emphasis has been placed on tools, personnel, and culture within companies over the past decade. To understand the quote, however, it’s

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Eu Competition Authority’s Approval Precipitates The Last Leg Of Facebook’s Multi-Billion Dollar Acquisition Of Whatsapp
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Facebook has finally received the nod from the European Commission that has been assessing the $19 billion acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp. Google has found itself in hot water with the European authorities of late, but Facebook have avoided such struggles for now. The EU Commission has found that Facebook’s

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10 Machine Learning Experts You Need To Know
Machine Learning

Machine learning- to put it mildly- is an incredibly broad and varied field, with multitudes of applications. Thus, writing a list entitled “10 Machine Learning Experts You Need to Know” proves challenging for a number of reasons. Firstly, I’ve restricted my ten picks to those currently working in the field-

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Facebook’s Atlas Will Mine Its User Data Repository To Aid Marketers, Amidst Privacy Concerns
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Facebook has launched the completely reduxed and rebuilt ad platform, called Atlas, that will deliver people-based marketing, helping marketers reach customers across devices, platforms and publishers immense trove of data of its 1.3 billion users. “Atlas has been rebuilt on an entirely new code base, with a user interface designed

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