Category Archives: Trends

Two months after GDPR

More than 1,000 US news sites are unavailable in Europe, 2 months after the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25. Websites had two years to get ready for the GDPR. But rather than comply, about a third of … Continue reading

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Smart Snippets: Semantic Web Comes of Age

On Aug. 3 Forbes published an article “The Semantic Web Comes of Age” by Kurt Cagle. “Beginning in 2017, both Google and Bing announced that they would be supporting the use of embedded smart snippets in web content. A smart snippet is a … Continue reading

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Google adds accelerated ML to the embedded devices

Coming this fall. Google will offer small, portable versions of its custom machine learning chips, embedded in boards or USB devices. “The Edge TPU is a small ASIC designed by Google that provides high performance ML inferencing for low-power devices. … Continue reading

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The True Meaning Of Digital Transformation

Forrester’s Research Director Martin Gill explains the true meaning of digital transformation in this podcast. “Digital transformation has come to mean so many things that it’s almost meaningless. Companies have automated call centers, digitized sales channels, and catered to mobility — but … Continue reading

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Data Science Dead in 5 Years or Less?

Justin B. Dickerson just published an article with the above title (without a question mark): “Did I get your attention? I hope so because we’re facing a significant problem in the data science market that no one is talking about.” … Continue reading

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Why Contribute to Open Source?

This article has interesting points made by a theoretical chemist turned software engineer. “The answer to this question has many facets, but I can almost guarantee that at least one of them will appeal to you. One of the best reasons to contribute to … Continue reading

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How society might change by 2050

Prof. Toby Walsh, a well-known expert in constraint programming, published a book “It’s Alive!: Artificial Intelligence From The Logic Piano to Killer Robots“. Here’s how he thinks society might change by 2050 thanks to artificial intelligence: You are banned from driving … Continue reading

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