- Microsoft announced Thursday that it has acquired Citus Data, a startup that uses PostgreSQL, a database management system that’s popular with developers.
- This move is another sign that Microsoft is investing in open source technologies,and follows its $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub last year.
- This acquisition could also give Microsoft Azure an edge over Amazon Web Services as it would help Microsoft with running open source workloads with more power and scale.
The Dr. Data Show is a new web series that breaks the mold for data science infotainment, captivating the planet with short webisodes that cover the very best of machine learning and predictive analytics.
But machine learning has a dark side. If not used properly, it can make decisions that perpetuate the racial biases that exist in society. It’s not because the computers are racist. It’s because they learn by looking at the world as the way it is, not as it ought to be.
Recently, newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) made this point in a discussion at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in New York City.
“Algorithms are still made by human beings, and those algorithms are still pegged to basic human assumptions,” she told writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at the annual MLK Now event. “They’re just automated assumptions. And if you don’t fix the bias, then you are just automating the bias.”
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MongoDB is a free and open-source document database enabling clients to organize, use and enrich data in real time from anywhere. It is the first cloud-database company to go public in 25 years and despite its youth, the stock is up 160 percent year-over-year.
It has 19 short focused and practical videos which make the acquaintance with neural networks very pleasant experience, in contrast to ones wanting you buried underneath a ton of mathematics.
AlaSQL focuses on query speed and data source flexibility for both relational data and schemaless data. What’s more, it works in the web browser, Node.js, and mobile apps.
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