Congress | Google

How Congress missed another chance to hold big tech accountable

From time to time the entire technology press corps get together on Twitter, spends several hours live-tweeting the same event, and then writes a series of blog posts about how nothing important happened. This event is known as a Congressional hearing, and today we witnessed our final one of the year.

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Source: The Verge

Data Exposure

What is ethical digital marketing?

There are two aspects to this. First is the responsibility of protecting the consumer’s data that you collect. An ethical digital marketer must take great care from both technology and organizational procedures standpoint in keeping it ultra safe. Data exposure incidents such as Equifax clearly prove this. The second is the transparency. Make it clear to the participants what data you collect and how that is going to be used. The great example of lack of transparency is the Cambridge Analytica / Facebook fiasco.

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Data Analytics | AI Machine Learning

Do You Know The Difference Between Data Analytics And Artificial Intelligence AI Machine Learning?

The artificial intelligence AI industry has been leading the headlines consistently, and for good reason. It has already transformed industries across the globe, and companies are racing to understand how to integrate this emerging technology. Artificial intelligence is not a new concept. The technology has been with us for a long time, but what has changed in recent years is the power of computing, cloud-based service options and the applicability of AI to our jobs as marketers.

Marketing managers have readily engaged with data analytics, benefitting (and most likely suffering) from the mountains of data at their fingertips. This includes everything from user-tracking data on apps and websites, newsletter conversion rates and online advertising click-throughs, to CRM data analysis.

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Source: Forbes

 

Google Redesign

Google’s redesigned account hub makes it easier to control and search your settings

Google says that 20 million people visit their account settings daily, so it’s a pretty crucial thing for the company to get right and constantly improve. You can now more easily find your activity controls in the Data & Personalization tab and choose what types of activity data are saved in your account to make Google work better for you.

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Source: TheVerge

Google | Cloud | Nordics

Google opens Finnish Cloud Platform region, its first in the Nordics

The internet giant first revealed plans to open its Nordic GCP region way back in 2016 and initially indicated the region would open sometime in 2017. But it’s only now, halfway into 2018, that businesses across the area can officially access the new datacenter infrastructure to run their workloads and store data. Google recently opened its first region in Canada and the Netherlands

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Source: VB

MIT | AI | Reddit

MIT fed an AI data from Reddit, and now it only thinks about murder

Even people who study AI have a healthy respect for the field’s ultimate goal, artificial general intelligence, or an artificial system that mimics human thought patterns. A number of organizations have sprung up in recent years to combat that potential, including OpenAI, a working research group

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Source: TheVerge

Facebook | Data

Facebook Gave Device Makers Deep Access to Data on Users and Friends

Facebook has reached data-sharing partnerships with at least 60 device makers — including Apple, Amazon, BlackBerry, Microsoft, and Samsung — over the last decade, starting before Facebook apps were widely available on smartphones. The deals allowed Facebook to expand its reach and let device makers offer

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Source: TheNewYorkTimes

 

Samsung | Big Data, AI

The Amazing Ways Samsung Is Using Big Data, Artificial Intelligence And Robots To Drive Performance

Korean company Samsung was said to behind its competitors in terms of researching and developing artificial intelligence (AI) technology, but the company’s recent strategy suggests that it’s committed to closing the gap and even competing for the top spot. Since 70 percent of the world’s data is produced and stored on Samsung’s products, the company is the leading provider of data storage products in the world.

Bringing innovators together

Samsung started 2018 with an intention to be an artificial intelligence leader by organizing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Summit and brought together 300 university students, technical experts and leading academics to explore ways to accelerate AI research and to develop the best commercial applications of AI.

Bixby: Samsung’s AI Assistant

Bixby, Samsung’s artificial intelligence system designed to make device interaction easier, debuted with the Samsung Galaxy S8. The latest version, 2.0, is a “fundamental leap forward for digital assistants.” Bixby 2.0 allows the AI system to be available on all devices including TVs, refrigerators, washers, smartphones and other connected devices.

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Source: Forbes