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    1. Practical Data Science with Hadoop and Spark (Addison Wesley)

      Practical Data Science with Hadoop and Spark (Addison Wesley) This book shows how to solve real data science problems with Hadoop and Spark. Authors Ofer Mendelevitch, Casey Stella, and Douglas Eadline draw on their experience with Hadoop and big data to bring together everything you need: high-level concepts, deep-dive techniques, real-world use cases, practical applications, and hands-on tutorials.

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    2. Actions On Google

      Actions On Google

      Written by Kay Ewbank Monday, 09 January 2017 Google has opened up Actions on Google, its developer platform for Google Assistant. It can now be used to add Conversation Actions that provide a way to give your users information, services, and assistance. The Google Assistant is built in to the Pixel phone, and to Google Home, Google's rival to Amazon Echo that combines search, voice recognition, natural language processing.

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      Mentions: Amazon Google SDK
    3. IBM, Slack, Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

      IBM, Slack, Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing

      IBM, Slack, Watson and the Era of Cognitive Computing Written by Nikos Vaggalis Monday, 14 November 2016 There's a new chapter in the ongoing "Adventures of Watson" which introduces a new character and partner to Watson, going by the name of the Slack Chatbot. It's no secret that IBM considers Watson as its flagship product and is placing all bets on its success.

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    4. Salesforce Launches AI Einstein

      Salesforce Launches AI Einstein

      Best Wednesday, 21 September 2016 Saleforce has shown off a wrapper for its CRM products that uses AI and machine learning to improve recommendations, choosing to unveil it and other innovations this week, rather than waiting for the Dreamforce Conference next month. Einstein is the name Salesforce has given to artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that have been added to the Salesforce CRM Platform.

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    5. Coursera Relaunches Classic Computer Science Courses

      Coursera Relaunches Classic Computer Science Courses

      Game Theory II: Advanced Applications Image and video processing: From Mars to Hollywood Initiation à la programmation (en C++) (Self Paced, Certificate) Initiation à la programmation (en Java) (Self Paced, Certificate) Introduction à la programmation orientée objet (en Java) Introduction to Natural Language Processing Learn to Program: Crafting Quality Code Learn to Program: The Fundamentals Malicious Software and its Underground Economy Natural Language Processing Neural Networks for Machine Learning Probabilistic Graphical Models Programming Languages, Part A (Certificate option) Programming Languages, Part B (Certificate option) Programming Languages, Part C (Certificate option) Software Defined Networking Text Mining and Analytics (Part of Specialization ...

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    6. Correction Facility Added to Google Website Translator

      Correction Facility Added to Google Website Translator
      One of the fascinations of using Google Translate to view a website in a foreign language in your native language is to see where it all goes wrong. Now Google has provided a facility for making corrections. Google's Website Translator is included on more than a million websites, including IProgrammer, and uses machine translation to translate an entire page to one of more than 60 languages that you can select from a drop-down list. The facility works pretty well a lot of the time but it has its
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    7. Google Translate Exceeds 200 Million

      Google Translate Exceeds 200 Million
      Google Translate now has over 200 million monthly active users and can be used to translate between 64 different languages. It has come a long way from its beginnings in 2001 when it provided a, not-very-good, facility to translate eight languages to and from English. To mark this milestone Franz Och, who heads Google's machine translation group wrote about its transformation over the years on the Google Blog: Och was recruited by Google in 2004 from DARPA where he was working on a new, data-dri
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    8. Judea Pearl Latest Winner of Turing Award

      Judea Pearl Latest Winner of Turing Award
      Judea Pearl of the University of California, Los Angeles has become the the winner of the 2011 Turing Award for "Fundamental contributions to artificial intelligence through the development of a calculus for probabilistic and causal reasoning." The ACM A.M Turing Award is widely considered the "Nobel Prize in Computing," and carries a $250,000 prize, with financial support provided by Intel and Google. Vint Cerf, chair of the ACM 2012 Turing Centenary Celebration, and a former ACM Turing Award r
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    9. Bing Translation Learns Hmong Language

      Bing Translation Learns Hmong Language
      Microsoft has added Hmong  to the list of languages supported by Bing Translator. This was achieved using new features of Microsoft Translator to train a new translation engine using parallel documents. Hmong is spoken by over 6.5 million people mainly in Southeast Asia and China but also by communities in the United States, Australia, and France. The dialect supported by Bing Translator is Hmong Daw. Hmong has a very long oral tradition, but the writing system was developed just 60 years ago. T
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    10. Harvard computer scientist Leslie Valiant wins Turing Award

      Harvard computer scientist Leslie Valiant wins Turing Award
      Harvard computer scientist Leslie Valiant wins Turing AwardiProgrammerHis work has also led to advances in areas such as natural language processing, handwriting recognition and computer vision, according to the ACM. Most recently, Valiant's research has focused on computational neuroscience, offering a concrete model of ...and more »
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