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Natural Language Processing with Machine Learning at Uber

This is a video of Franziska Bell, a senior data science manager at Uber, talking about how they are using natural language processing and conversational AI to improve the user experience at the MLConf 2018.

Facebook Could Create The Ideal Crypto Mix With WhatsApp And A New Stablecoin

There’s a segment of Facebook’s huge ecosystem which includes more than 2.5 billion users that might get the very first exposure to cryptos via WhatsApp, the company’s messaging app. Facebook has annual revenue of over $40 billion, and it has been seen as a tech giant that could tip the crypto scales towards mass adoption...

Apache Kafka and Microservices Communication

Microservices have communicated with each other in different ways since their inception. Some have preferred to use HTTP REST APIs, but these come with their own queuing issues, while some have preferred older Message Queues, like RabbitMQ, which come with scaling and operational concerns. Kafka-centric architectures aim to solve both problems. In this article, I’ll...

Transactions in Amazon DynamoDB

Developers sometimes need to implement business logic that requires multiple, all-or-nothing operations across one or more tables. This requirement can add unnecessary complexity to their implementation. Today, Amazon is making these use cases easier to build on DynamoDB with native support for transactions! DynamoDB transactions provide developers atomicity, consistency, isolation, and durability (ACID) across one or more tables within...

Singapore Online Marketplace Builder Arcadier to Raise US $25 Million via Token Sale to bring eCommerce Marketplaces on the Blockchain

SINGAPORE, November 2018 – Arcadier, a Singapore-headquartered online marketplace builder, has announced the launch of its Token Generation Event (TGE) Presale for Project ArcadierX, Arcadier’s blockchain-enhanced marketplace platform. Arcadier aims to introduce immutability, transparency and decentralisation to the global B2B and B2C eCommerce markets, while enhancing trust through blockchain. Arcadier intends to raise US $25...

Scalability at Uber with Uber’s Alerting System

To reach a certain level of scalability, Uber is using microservices architecture with thousands of implemented services to support the company growth. The mobile application, the internal solutions, the infrastructures support and all the other products are maintained within microservices. To maintain this system, Uber’s engineers built an alerting pipeline responsible for detecting, mitigating, and notifying...

Microsoft is Now Using FIDO2 Instead of Passwords

Microsoft is now enabling authentication using FIDO2, thus moving towards killing passwords. This update will affect users of Outlook, Skype, Office, OneDrive, Xbox Live and others. It will help them to sign in more seamlessly. Writing in a blog post confirming the move, Alex Simons, corporate vice president of program management in Microsoft’s identity division,...

Fantasy Football and Machine Learning

In this article, we will see how IBM is using machine learning to predict fantasy football actions. ESPN and IBM have teamed up to bring a new level of insight to fantasy football team owners: Watson AI. #FantasyFootballFace. Watson is built on an enterprise grade machine learning pipeline to read, understand, and comprehend millions of...

Instagram is fighting fake likes and followers

Instagram started a war with fake likes, fake followers and even fake comments by deleting any engagement done by an account that uses a third party boosting service, in the excuse of violating Instagram community guidelines and terms of us. Instagram is now using machine learning tools to identify accounts that uses such services and...