Working with timestamp with time zone in your Amazon S3-based data lake

With a data lake built on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3), you can use the purpose-built analytics services for a range of use cases, from analyzing petabyte-scale datasets to querying the metadata of a single object. AWS analytics services support open file formats such as Parquet, ORC, JSON, Avro, CSV, and more, so it’s […]

Study finds crime-predicting judicial tool exhibits gender bias

An increasing number of courts around the U.S. rely on the Public Safety Assessment (PSA), an algorithmic risk-gauging tool that judges can opt to use when deciding whether a defendant should be released before a trial. The PSA draws on administrative data to predict the likelihood a person will commit a crime (particularly a violent […]

10 Reasons to Celebrate 2020

Everyone deserves a break after surviving this past year and I cannot think of better way to celebrate than to share some of our greatest accomplishments from 2020.   McAfee was the only vendor to be named the January 2020 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ Customers’ Choice for Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs). […]

Pokémon Go maker Niantic donated $870,000 to pandemic relief and other causes in 2020

Pokémon Go maker Niantic said its social impact for 2020 includes $170,000 in donations for pandemic relief and $700,000 for education, sustainability, and health causes. The global pandemic forced Niantic to pause community events and in-person gatherings. But it managed to find ways to support community engagement via online events. It created its Black Lives […]

Google gives Apps Script IDE a redesign

Google has announced it has redesigned its Apps Script IDE. Apps Script is a decade-old platform for automating Google Workspace apps. It lets users do things such as create menus in Google Sheets, manage responses in Google Forms, or create a Hangouts Chat bot.  Apps Script has gone through several evolutions over its lifetime, but […]

Court rejects bid to stop Tesla felling trees for German plant

FRANKFURT (Reuters) -A German court called a halt to tree felling at the site of Tesla’s proposed manufacturing site near Berlin, reversing a lower court ruling in a tortuous legal battle over the construction of its Gigafactory. Earlier this week, environmentalists went to court in the eastern city of Frankfurt an der Oder in an […]

How AI and machine learning moved forward in 2020

AI and machine learning saw several steps forward in 2020, from the first beta of GPT-3, stricter regulation of AI technologies and conversations around algorithmic bias, and strides in AI-assisted development and testing. GPT-3 is a neutral-network-developed language model created by OpenAI. It entered its first private beta in June this year, and OpenAI reported […]

Timnit Gebru: Google boss apologises for row

In an email to staff, details of which were published by Axios, Mr Pichai said: “We need to accept responsibility for the fact that a prominent, Black, female leader with immense talent left Google unhappily.” Credit: Source link