Month: juillet 2017

« We’re constantly uncovering new habits in our streaming intelligence to teach us more about how people stream — we call it Understanding People Through Music ».

Source : Spotify.me

« I can see a day when we pay you to fly » – WOW Air founder and CEO Skúli Mogensen

Source : Airline CEO predicts a future where ‘we will pay you to fly’

« The AstroReality LUNAR Pro is a 1:28,969,000 scalemodel of the Moon that you can hold in your hands.Using data from NASA’s Lunar ReconnaissanceOrbiter, the LUNAR Pro is precisely 3D printed at aresolution of 0.006mm per pixel and features anunparalleled Augmented Reality experienceof the Moon ».

Source : astroreality.com – LUNAR, the closest you’ll ever get to the moon.

Reinforcement Learning in practice…

Via DeepMind (via Numérama)

« The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards body publicly announced its intention to publish Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)—a DRM standard for web video—with no safeguards whatsoever for accessibility, security research or competition, despite an unprecedented internal controversy among its staff and members over this issue ».

Source : Amid Unprecedented Controversy, W3C Greenlights DRM for the Web | Electronic Frontier Foundation

« Google has ramped up its legal firepower as it prepares to do battle with EU antitrust regulators after a landmark 2.4-billion-euro ($2.7 billion) fine and the possibility of a second record sanction before the end of the year ».

Source : Google taps top law firms to fight EU regulatory battles: sources | Reuters

willow campus

« Working with the community, our goal for the Willow Campus is to create an integrated, mixed-use village that will provide much needed services, housing and transit solutions as well as office space. Part of our vision is to create a neighborhood center that provides long-needed community services. We plan to build 125,000 square feet of new retail space, including a grocery store, pharmacy and additional community-facing retail ».

Source : Investing in Menlo Park and the Community | Facebook Newsroom

« Franco Moretti, founder of the Stanford Literary Lab, which applies data analysis to the study of fiction, argues that certain books survive through the choices of ordinary readers, a process something like evolution: “Literary history is shaped by the fact that readers select a literary work, keeping it alive across the generations, because they like some of its prominent traits.”
What traits make Austen special, and can they be measured with data? Can literary genius be graphed? »

Source : The Word Choices That Explain Why Jane Austen Endures – NYTimes.com

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