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Are We Really Making Much Progress? A Worrying Analysis of Recent Neural Recommendation Approaches

(Submitted on 16 Jul 2019) Abstract: Deep learning techniques have become the method of choice for researchers working on algorithmic aspects of recommender systems. With the strongly increased interest in machine learning in general, it has, as a result, become difficult to keep track of what represents the state-of-the-art at the moment, e.g., for top-n…
Parenting : Who is it really for? | Derek Sivers

Parenting : Who is it really for? | Derek Sivers

from the book “Hell Yeah or No”: 2017-06-26 Since my son was born five years ago, I’ve spent at least thirty hours a week with him, just one-on-one, giving him my full attention. But I’ve never written about parenting before because it’s a touchy subject — too easily misunderstood. So why am I writing about…
It’s really real: Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro

It’s really real: Apple unveils the all-new Mac Pro

WWDC 2019 — A modular Mac strikes a balance between towers of yore and maligned "trash can." Samuel Axon - Jun 3, 2019 6:23 pm UTC AppleSAN JOSE, Calif.—Today, Apple announced a new Mac Pro desktop computer—the first new product in that line since 2013. The new Mac Pro offers a vastly different design than…
Can algorithms really teach kids to write better? Algorithms are grading student essays are trying.

Can algorithms really teach kids to write better? Algorithms are grading student essays are...

Algorithms are grading student essays across the country. So can artificial intelligence really teach us to write better? Todd Feathers, who wrote about AI essay grading for Motherboard, called up every state in the country and found that at least 21 states use some form of automated scoring. “The algorithms are prone to a couple…
Can you really predict the next generation of unicorns?

Can you really predict the next generation of unicorns?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. It’s a good week here at Equity HQ because our two co-hosts are both back at the same time! Kate Clark and Alex Wilhelm, after each of them taking some time off, led the show today, digging into…
Need to Run Errands Really Quickly? Try This Lamborghini SUV

Need to Run Errands Really Quickly? Try This Lamborghini SUV

Lamborghinis can provoke a range of feelings. For drivers, there’s joy for 0 to 60 mph sprints in 3 seconds, fear of crashing a few hundred thousand dollars into a tree, and pride in a capitalism-approved measure of success. Just the sight of a charging bull car can evoke jealousy from streetside fans and contempt…
This is the browser you want if you really care about online privacy – CNET

This is the browser you want if you really care about online privacy –...

Do you really know who's watching? Angela Lang/CNET You don't want to be dripping out your private information as you browse the web. The biggest browsers -- from Chrome to Firefox -- can help you lock away your data from prying eyes. But securing your browser may require setting up a few security-minded extensions or…
To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip

To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip

Computer chips are usually small. The processor that powers the latest iPhones and iPads is smaller than a fingernail, and even the beefy devices used in cloud servers aren’t much bigger than a postage stamp. Then there’s a new chip from startup Cerebras: It’s bigger than an iPad all by itself.The silicon monster is almost…
What Really Happened in the UK Blackouts?

What Really Happened in the UK Blackouts?

9th of August 2019. It’s 4:52pm on a Friday, people are getting ready to go home and enjoy their weekend, then… click 5% of Great Britain goes dark. Wide spread power outages, trains stop, an airport and hospital lose power. What happened? This timeline is based on the interim report from National Grid, published on…

Are We Really Making Much Progress? A Worrying Analysis of Recent Neural Recommendation Approaches

(Submitted on 16 Jul 2019 (this version), latest version 29 Jul 2019 (v2)) Abstract: Deep learning techniques have become the method of choice for researchers working on algorithmic aspects of recommender systems. With the strongly increased interest in machine learning in general, it has, as a result, become difficult to keep track of what represents…

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The latest Android 11 Developer Preview is now available for those with a compatible device but for those with the Pixel 4, a bug is causing the time and battery within the status bar to be cut off. For those that are happy to install essentially pre-beta software, bugs are par for the course. However,…

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