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Is Linux Taking Over The World?

Linux.Slashdot.org - 1 hour 15 min ago
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Assistance with online survey email

Freelancer.com - 1 hour 42 min ago
Our company currently has a small project that is live and works fine, with the exception of the ability to email results upon completion. It is setup using Amazon Web Services (AWS) in a Linux instance... (Budget: $30 - $250 USD, Jobs: Amazon Web Services, Linux, Perl)
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Oracle's CTO: No Way a 'Normal' Person Would Move To AWS

Slashdot.org - 1 hour 43 min ago
Amazon may have turned off its Oracle data warehouse in favor of Amazon Web Services database technology, but no one else in their right mind would, Oracle's outspoken co-founder and CTO Larry Ellison says. From a report: "We have a huge technology leadership in database over Amazon," Ellison said on a conference call following the release of Oracle's second quarter financial results. "In terms of technology, there is no way that... any normal person would move from an Oracle database to an Amazon database." During last month's AWS re:Invent conference, AWS CTO Werner Vogels gave an in-the-weeds talk explaining why Amazon turned off its Oracle data warehouse. In a clear jab at Oracle, Vogels wrote off the "90's technology" behind most relational databases. Cloud native databases, he said, are the basis of innovation. The remarks may have gotten under Ellison's skin. Moving from Oracle databases to AWS "is just incredibly expensive and complicated," he said Monday. "And you've got to be willing to give up tons of reliability, tons of security, tons of performance... Nobody, save maybe Jeff Bezos, gave the command, 'I want to get off the Oracle database." Ellison said that Oracle will not only hold onto its 50 percent relational database market share but will expand it, thanks to the combination of Oracle's new Generation 2 Cloud infrastructure and its autonomoius database technology. "You will see rapid migration of Oracle from on-premise to the Oracle public cloud," he said. "Nobody else is going to go through that forced march to go on to the Amazon database."

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Test your knowledge of the year’s top trends with Game of the YearTest your knowledge of the year’s top trends with Game of the Year

GoogleBlog - 1 hour 50 min ago

Is Wakanda real? What’s up with that racoon on the skyscraper? Is it Laurel, or is it Yanny? And who exactly is Kiki?

Take a stroll through Google Search trends and you’ll discover a lot of fun stuff about the year, from royal weddings and major news events to unexpected memes and breakthrough stars. And while the headlines of 2018 will look pretty familiar, what trended the most on Search can be quite surprising. How well do you know what the world searched for this year?

Meet Game of the Year. Part of Year in Search 2018—our annual roundup of top trends of the past 12 months—Game of the Year is the first game based on Google Search trends that puts your knowledge of 2018 to the test in an interactive way.

The game is simple: Each player must answer a series of questions about this year’s trending searches, collecting points along the way. The questions get harder as you progress through the game. A special bonus round increases the difficulty even more. Players can also challenge their friends to test their own Google Search trendiness. 

The game’s host was built using Google Cloud and WaveNet, Google’s text-to-speech technology powered by machine learning. Players can adjust the pitch and speed of the game host’s voice, and if a player enters their name at the start, the audio updates on the fly, providing encouragement to players as they progress through the game.

Want to test your own Google Search trendiness? You might even find the answer to the burning question on everyone’s mind: which famous Justin won the Search battle— Bieber, Timberlake, or Trudeau? Play Game of the Year to find out.

How well do you know your trends? Challenge your Year in Search skills with Game of the Year.
Categories: Technology

Google AI Principles updates, six months inGoogle AI Principles updates, six months in

GoogleBlog - 1 hour 50 min ago

Six months ago we announced Google’s AI Principles, which guide the ethical development and use of AI in our research and products. As a complement to the Principles, we also posted our Responsible AI Practices, a set of quarterly-updated technical recommendations and results to share with the wider AI ecosystem. Since then we’ve put in place additional initiatives and processes to ensure we live up to the Principles in practice.  

First, we want to encourage teams throughout Google to consider how and whether our AI Principles affect their projects. To that end, we’ve established several efforts:

  • Trainings based on the “Ethics in Technology Practice” project developed at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, with additional materials tailored to the AI Principles. The content is designed to help technical and non-technical Googlers address the multifaceted ethical issues that arise in their work. So far, more than 100 Googlers from different countries have tried out the course and in the future we plan to make it accessible for everyone across the company.
  • AI Ethics Speaker Series with external experts across different countries, regions, and professional disciplines. So far, we’ve had eight sessions with 11 speakers, covering topics from bias in natural language processing (NLP) to the use of AI in criminal justice. 
  • We added a technical module on fairnessto our free Machine Learning Crash Course, which is available in 11 languages and has been used to train more than 21,000 Google employees. The fairness module, which is currently available in English with more languages coming soon, explores how bias can crop up in training data, and ways to identify and mitigate it.

Along with these efforts to engage Googlers, we’ve established a formal review structure to assess new projects, products and deals. Thoughtful decisions require a careful and nuanced consideration of how the AI Principles (which are intentionally high-level to allow flexibility as technology and circumstances evolve) should apply, how to make tradeoffs when principles come into conflict, and how to mitigate risks for a given circumstance. The review structure consists of three core groups:

  • A responsible innovation team that handles day-to-day operations and initial assessments. This group includes user researchers, social scientists, ethicists, human rights specialists, policy and privacy advisors, and legal experts on both a full- and part-time basis, which allows for diversity and inclusion of perspectives and disciplines. 
  • A group of senior experts from a range of disciplines across Alphabet who provide technological, functional, and application expertise. 
  • A council of senior executives to handle the most complex and difficult issues, including decisions that affect multiple products and technologies.

We’ve conducted more than 100 reviews so far, assessing the scale, severity, and likelihood of best- and worst-case scenarios for each product and deal. Most of these cases, like the integration of guidelines for creating inclusive machine learning in our Cloud AutoML products, have aligned with the Principles. We’ve modified some efforts, like research in visual speech recognition, to clearly outline assistive benefits as well as model limitations that minimize the potential for misuse. And in a small number of product use-cases—like a general-purpose facial recognition API—we’ve decided to hold off on offering functionality before working through important technology and policy questions.

The variety and scope of the cases considered so far are helping us build a framework for scaling this process across Google products and technologies. This framework will include the creation of an external advisory group, comprised of experts from a variety of disciplines, to complement the internal governance and processes outlined above.

We’re committed to promoting thoughtful consideration of these important issues and appreciate the work of the many teams contributing to the review process, as we continue to refine our approach.

An update on Google's AI principles.
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AM335x - Audio Streaming on LAN

Freelancer.com - 2 hours 11 min ago
Processor - AM335x Codec - TLV320AIC3106 Project involves 8 devices connected in a network. Out of 8 one will be the master and rest are slave devices. There are two operating modes. 1. Unicast - Cross talk between Master and slave... (Budget: ₹12500 - ₹37500 INR, Jobs: C Programming, Electronics, Embedded Software, Engineering, Linux)
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