Scammers who use dating sites to trick people into handing over cash can be spotted using artificial intelligence, research suggests. A neural network has analysed profiles, messages and images from real dating data to get better at spotting fakes. It sampled age, gender and ethnicity as well as the language people use to describe themselves. The… Read more »
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Source: CBS News Date: April 12th, 2019 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbtifqF5YTk Discussion What are some of the privacy issues over wearing a Humanyze tracking badge? How might this be a good thing for the employee?
Over the last several years, social media has become a critical and central way for businesses to communicate, and market to, their customers. Now, one of the startups that helped spearhead this trend has raised a round of growth funding to expand its horizons. Hootsuite, the Vacouver-based social media management company that counts some 16 million… Read more »
Source: BBC Technology Date: March 8th, 2018 Link to video: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-43231983/the-smart-dress-with-a-sixth-sense Discussion 1) If you’re thinking of becoming a fashion designer, does it make sense to add MIS as a major? 2) What sorts of tech-enabled clothing would you want?
Amazon.com plans to open as many as six more cashierless stores this year, Recode reported. The e-commerce giant is considering locations in Los Angeles and Seattle, where the first and only Amazon Go store opened to the public last month. Source: Seattle Times Date: February 23rd, 2018 Link: https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon-plans-to-open-six-more-cashierless-go-stores-recode-says/ Discussion 1) Why is Amazon doing this? 2) What could… Read more »
If you’re like many Tableau customers, you have large buckets of data stored in Amazon S3. You might need to access this data frequently and store it in a consistent, highly structured format. If so, you can provision it to a data warehouse like Amazon Redshift. You might also want to explore this S3 data… Read more »
Uber is launching a website outlining how its cars move around cities, in an effort to appease city authorities who have long called for more data sharing. It will provide data on dozens of cities from next month. Uber’s transportation data could help cities to improve traffic flow. The controversial app-based taxi service had previously… Read more »
MARK ZUCKERBERG, CEO and founder of Facebook is trying hard to convince everyone that Facebook had no nefarious role in the 2016 US Presidential election. But according to President-elect Donald Trump’s digital director Brad Parscale, the social media giant was massively influential—not because it was tipping the scales with fake news, but because it helped generate the… Read more »
Networked Insights analytics engine Kairos processes unstructured data from millions of sites, blogs, and social platforms like Twitter and Tumblr. Billions of public posts are then analyzed and classified across 25,000 topics, emotions, and demographics—turning noisy social data into insights. Source: Wired Magazine Date: November 9th, 2016 Link: https://www.wired.com/2016/11/faq-analyzing-social-data-understand-us-electorate/ Discussion 1) “We built 4 metrics: Awareness, Positivity, Negativity… Read more »
The next movie you go to see on the big screen may have a computer in the credits as a writer, thanks to Waterloo’s Jack Zhang. The University of Waterloo graduate and computer programmer has created the first ever feature-length film that has been co-written with a computer. Source: CBC News Date: September 27th, 2016 Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/jack-zhang-impossible-things-computer-writes-film-script-1.3768965 Discussion… Read more »