Eight ways machine learning is already in your life – BBC News

April 25, 2017

… in your photos and can automatically label your pictures? The image recognition systems that Facebook – and other social media – uses to automatically tag photos is based on machine learning. When users upload images and tag their friends and family, these image recognition systems can spot pictures that are repeated and assigns these to categories – or people. Read more Robots to affect up to 30% of UK jobs Will a robot take your job? Artificial intelligence ‘as …

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Virgin Money chief: Dealing with depression made me stronger – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… in 2003. With her husband, Ash, she had been through many cycles of IVF which had not worked. They had tried one final time and Ms Gadhia had become pregnant, which had made her feel “thrilled”. But depression struck after the birth. “Ash had given up his job and we had only me earning, a new mouth to feed and I remember feeling completely out of control because what I wanted to achieve – that is, packing up work and staying with my child – was unachievable,” …

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Do snap elections actually deliver bigger majorities? – BBC News

April 19, 2017

… rewarded in October 1959 with a 100-seat majority. The third Tory prime minister who initially got the top job by virtue of his support in the party rather than in the country was John Major. He waited 16 months after replacing Margaret Thatcher before calling an election in 1992, but while his victory left the Conservatives with a much reduced majority, he had avoided what two years previously looked like certain defeat. History, then, appears to be on Theresa May’s side. But, given the …

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Trump’s Erdogan call reflects terrorism focus, White House says

April 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)The Trump administration issued one mightily mixed message Monday. President Donald Trump congratulated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on a contested referendum that granted him broad new powers and deepened concern about the NATO ally’s growing authoritarianways. Trump’s outreach to Erdogan put him on a very short list of those who praised the results, including Hamas, the Palestinian militant group labeled a terrorist organization by the United States. …

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Struggling Tech Giant LeEco Loses Global Corporate Finance Head

April 16, 2017

… Cheng previously held managing director roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Merrill Lynch was a lead 15 percent stake. JD.com has become Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.’s biggest competitor in China’s online shopping sector. LeEco’s ambitious international expansion plans have suffered from a cash squeeze and other roadblocks. Cheng played a key role in LeEco’s proposed acquisition of TV maker Vizio Inc. for lackluster sales, job cuts, and …

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Uber communications boss becomes the latest to exit the company

April 14, 2017

… exit, Hazelbaker has a tough job ahead of her. WATCH: Uber driver surprises passengers with rescue puppies More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsWP Tweet Machine RESELLERS License UNLIMITED Auto T-shirt Design Software (Mass Scaling T-shirt Art Design TOOL) This Software For T-Shirt Seller Work In T-Shirt Business need to scale HUGE ART DESIGN for your platform and store .Youtube Acc10 Mints Platinum …

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Rex Tillerson Will Get A Colder Russian Reception Than He’s Used To

April 12, 2017

… It has also stood by Assad even after a far deadlier sarin gas attack in 2013, as well as innumerable reports of atrocities and a near daily onslaught of barrel bombings. They dont want him there because they like him; they want him there because they think the alternative is a threat to their interests and because they see the U.S. as a strategic adversary, Itani said. I dont think Rex Tillerson or even President Trump going to Russia and telling them off is going to do the job. Weve been …

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10 online classes in 10 different fields to help you figure out your career path

April 11, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Sarah Holmlund Whether youre changing careers completely or just getting started, you probably have only a vague idea of how various industries operate (and often that image comes from a TV show or movie). For example, maybe you think every media job is exactly like the roles embodied by the journalists in the movie Spotlight. Or, you believe that engineering jobs are a close replica of the ones portrayed in HBO’s Silicon Valley. If you want to get a glimpse at your …

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CNN 10 – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

… Every single child here has potential and it’s our job to pull it out of them and open as many as doors so they can shine. These are my girls. I love you, guys. (END VIDEOTAPE) AZUZ: Lasers, fire and robots, oh my! It doesn’t sound like a typical circus, but it’s typical there at the Two Bit Circus. Its founder says it’s all about adding new styles of play. Large companies have brought in the Two Bit Circus for big budget events. They typically run between $50,000 and …

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Michael Caine: ‘I voted for Brexit.’ Everyone: ‘UGH.’

April 8, 2017

Michael Caine, Brexit voter.Image: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM We’ve got some bad news, everyone. Michael Caine voted for Brexit. Yeah, yeah, and that’s not all. In an interview with Sky News on Thursday, the legendary actor revealed a fair share of enlightening thoughts about politics that sparked some serious references to Caine’s classic film, The Italian job. Lovely. SEE ALSO: Ice age waterfalls caused the original ‘Brexit,’ scientists say …

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Twitter is, once again, revamping its developer relations

April 7, 2017

… specific tools. “They have done a good job of maintaining backwards compatibility and by allowing us to update our products, ensuring the new functionality is fully tested, before switching on the features for our customers,” he said. WATCH: This device will fix your nasty slouching habit over time More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsVyco Pro Welcome to Vyco! The fastest way to tap into the hottest viral content and videos at the push of a button.FlickGraph …

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Kids can now apply for a McDonald’s job on Snapchat

April 7, 2017

You can apply for a McDonald's job via Snapchat.Image: Mcdonald’s McDonald’s is cool, it’s hip, it’s trying to reach the kids on Snapchat. To that end, the company has rolled out fast food-themed lenses and stories on the social media platform. Now, for the first time, it’s also fielding job applications. On Friday, McD’s launched “Snaplications” in Australia. It comes in the form of a Snapchat lens, which shows the user in a McDonald’s …

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The rise of the urban jungle

April 6, 2017

(CNN)What do an avenue of grand oaks, a community park and a rooftop vegetable patch have in common? They can all form part of a city’s “urban forest”, which numerous studies over the past decade have concluded make people happier. And that’s not their only job: urban forests protect our cities from extreme weather, climate change and water scarcity. Replay More Videos … MUST WATCH …

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Not fake news: News jobs are disappearing

April 6, 2017

… a big drop in the 15-year period. More optimistically, online news employment prospects are on the rise. Those jobs jumped from only 67,000 in January 2007 to 206,000 jobs in September 2016. The internet will save (some of) us! Upset journalists compared the huge job loss to the coal industry, which Trump has been working hard to revive. Here’s mining jobs unemployment rates in the past 10 years. How many manual labor employees of newspaper biz have lost their jobs? GOP rues the …

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The drink Brits go to bed with and Indians wake up with – BBC News

April 5, 2017

The fact that the same liquid can be perceived in two such different ways is a great example of the “crazy nonsense and beauty of marketing”, says Andrew Welch. As London managing director for brand consultancy Landor, Mr Welch’s job is to help brands build and improve their reputation, and ultimately create higher sales. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A well-known brand in the West, eBay had to change its tactics to succeed in China But it’s not …

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Snapchat turns to sponsored geofilters as it pushes to compete with Facebook, Instagram

March 28, 2017

… with branded emojis all be disclosed as ads? … Users can easily share sponsored or promoted Facebook videos without carrying the paid attribution,” Nick Cicero, CEO of social video analytics software and creative studio Delmondo, wrote in an email. “I certainly think that Snapchat filters and lenses have done the best job of toeing the line, and advertisers certainly don’t have plans to stop producing filters,” Cicero continued. “It begs the question of how …

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Here’s how an Uber recruiter discussed sexism with a potential hire

March 26, 2017

… business not the employees … Many employees dont find our performance management system transparent or equitable.” “Weve updated 1,500 Uber job descriptions to ensure they are free from unconscious bias. In addition were focusing on improving candidate experience, ensuring we have diverse panels of trained interviewers. We are running interview training for women in tech to ensure that all our female employees are really well equipped to be involved,” she continued. …

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Uber recruiter would like you to know sexism is systemic in the tech industry

March 25, 2017

Uber is failing at step one: Admit you have a problem. SEE ALSO: Why sexual harassment scandals like Uber’s are bound to persist in tech The latest example comes via a tweet from Kamilah Taylor, a senior software engineer and coauthor of Women In Tech, who was recently approached by Uber hiring’s team with a job offer. @nrrrdcore So is the argument that there is no systemic sexism or is it that Uber is just one of many with systemic sexism? pic.twitter.com/gGoOt0C2sU kamilah …

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It only took us five minutes to find a big brand advertising on hate group YouTube vids

March 24, 2017

… video called, “Fat Bottomed Whores.” The song is a reimagining of Queen’s “Fat Bottomed Girls” that includes the lyrics: “Oh, will God destroy the whore tonight? Oh, when will we see that fiery sight?“ Charming, right? Other ads attached to that video, on subsequent replays, included a pre-roll from job-hunting site Monster.com, and mid-roll banners for Columbia College Chicago, Minecraft, and the shopping site Shein. A spokesperson for Monster.com …

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Shanghai: Insider Travel Guide

March 24, 2017

(CNN)Welcome to the future. This is the best of Shanghai, home to more than 20 million residents, 6,000 high-rises (and growing) and a constant chorus of jackhammers. It’s a city striving to set all the benchmarks for the modern world. …

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The Story Of 2 Families And The Real-life Impact of Obamacare Repeal

March 20, 2017

… conditions for the first year of enrollment. We really dont know what wed do, honestly, Claire told mein an email. Whats worse, is that eventually well get our financial/job situation together, but itll certainly will be much harder if our health issues are out of control. That would be bad for us, but I think it would be even worse for Holly. We have to be reasonably healthy if we want to improve all of our lives, and give her what she needs for her unique situation. Rick Ramey, the …

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Trump’s wiretapping accusation comes to a head at Comey hearing

March 20, 2017

… Sessions, and Russians, including Moscow’s ambassador to the US, the fact that the first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, had to resign after not being forthright about such contacts, and the President’s own praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, have kept the speculation alive. RELATED: How Michael Flynn lost his job in 23 days Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns has meanwhile made it impossible for him to put speculation which so far lacks evidence that …

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SXSW 2017 didn’t have a darling app, just a constellation of ride-hailing madness

March 19, 2017

… greeted me with a sign for Ride Austin. One driver said he didn’t really miss Uber. “They were so douchey to deal with. They could care less about us,” he said. Several of the drivers I rode with during SXSW used to work for Uber and/or Lyft. One driver said he didn’t really miss Uber. “They were so douchey to deal with. They could care less about us,” he said. “As a consumer,” he said, “they were a good deal. I had to get a regular job …

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Adorable social media robot dog will wag its tail into your heart

March 17, 2017

… create a cool new gadget. He thought about a robot dog, but was frustrated with how none of them looked like the real thing. So he went looking for people who could build realistic-looking animatronics and found John Nolan in London. Evidence of Nolan’s incredible skill can be found here. Soshee comes in three colors. Image: soshee Buzi told Nolan he wanted to create a miniature robotic dog. They settled on the Puli breed for the look because the unusual fur would do a god job of …

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#TwitterHouse 2016 was about politics. In @realDonaldTrump’s America, it’s everything else

March 16, 2017

… job. “Twitter is the place for whats happening. It’s whats happening in the world. It’s whats happening in culture. We had a roster that focused on our core passion points, like elevating our super fanatics of The Bachelor.” Super fanatics, like my colleague, Mashable’s digital entertainment reporter Saba Hamedy: Tshirt game was totally on point for #sxsw at #TwitterHouse pic.twitter.com/8g7qA33uGQ Helen J. Stoddard (@helenjstoddard) March 15, 2017 Last year, …

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