Event-driven refresh of SPICE datasets in Amazon QuickSight

Businesses are increasingly harnessing data to improve their business outcomes. To enable this transformation to a data-driven business, customers are bringing together data from structured and unstructured sources into a data lake. Then they use business intelligence (BI) tools, such as Amazon QuickSight, to unlock insights from this data. To provide fast access to datasets, […]

When AI hurts people, who is held responsible?

Following a Maricopa County Grand Jury decision, last month the woman behind the wheel of a semi-autonomous Uber vehicle was charged with negligent homicide for the 2018 killing of Elaine Herzberg. The backup driver being charged following the first autonomous vehicle fatality appears to be a first, and it promises to be a landmark case […]

Google Duplex’s haircut-booking feature could help short-handed businesses

Nearly two years after first demonstrating it onstage at Google I/O 2018, Google has quietly rolled out haircut appointment booking for Google Duplex, its AI chat agent. Now, VentureBeat has discovered that users with supported devices in the U.S. can have Google Assistant call barbershops, hairstylists, and salons to reserve appointments on their behalf without […]

Electric cars to triple market share in Europe amid COVID-19, researchers say

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Electric vehicles made up 8% of car sales in Europe in the first half of 2020, putting them on track to triple their market share this year, according to analysis by the NGO Transport & Environment (T&E). While the novel coronavirus pandemic has seen overall car sales plummet, sales […]

Using administrative dashboards for a centralized view of Amazon QuickSight objects

“Security is job 0” is the primary maxim of all endeavors undertaken at AWS. Amazon QuickSight, the fast-growing, cloud-native business intelligence (BI) platform from AWS, allows security controls in a variety of means, including web browsers and API calls. These controls apply to various functions, such as user management, authorization, authentication, and data governance. This […]

Roblox files papers with SEC for public offering

User-generated game platform Roblox confirmed a recent report that it has filed papers today to go public on the U.S. stock market. CNBC previously reported that the company could go public early next year at an $8 billion valuation. Roblox said it filed a confidential draft registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for […]