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Google, Facebook, and Amazon own 80-90% of the digital ads market, report states

Google and Facebook’s parent companies Alphabet and Meta, along with Amazon, now nearly entirely dominate the global digital ad market outside China. Over the past five years, the three giants doubled their share of revenues.
The digital ad market – whose complex mechanics are by and large opaque and poorly regulated, represents the bread and butter of these corporations’ financial might, and has had “a good pandemic,” as media investment company GroupM’s new report reveals.
GroupM’s report that came out on Monday estimates that Google, Facebook, and Amazon have between…

Amazon Outage Disabled IoT/Smart Devices, Stopped Package Deliveries; People Were Locked Out of Homes and…

By B.N. Frank
Experts have been warning for years about security risks associated with Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, Internet of Things (IoT) technology, and various IoT/Smart devices (see 1, 2). In the meantime, cyberattacks, threats, and vulnerabilities continue to be reported (see 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).  Of course a software outage can cause problems too.
From MSN:
How Amazon Outage Left Smart Homes Not So Smart After All
(Bloomberg) — The outage at Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud-computing arm left thousands of people in the U.S. without working fridges, roombas and doorbells, highlighting…

Decentralized dYdX Went Down Due to Reliance on Centralized Cloud Services

Source: AdobeStock / RealPhoto Decentralized exchange (DEX) dYdX was down for 9 hours Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning, due to a major outage that hit Amazon’s cloud-service network Amazon Web Services (AWS), once again stirring up debates about decentralization.Some commenters have questioned whether a decentralized protocol that relies on services from a centralized corporation is really decentralized.”Time to retire “decentralized finance”. We aren’t decentralized, the old guard will keep trying to use it as their…

Facebook, Amazon, Venmo Down As AWS Outage Hits Thousands

By Tyler Durden
Earlier in the day Merrill was down, then Vanguard and Robinhood, and now a slew of even more widely used websites are suffering widespread outages….
Source: DownDetector
The central factor driving the outages appears to be Amazon Web Services:

But AWS now says it identified the root cause of the earlier outage and is actively working towards recovery:
8:22 AM PST We are investigating increased error rates for the AWS Management Console.
8:26 AM PST We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified root cause and we are actively…

Webinar Recap: Optimizing Big Data Costs with Amazon EMR & Unravel

Are you considering moving your big data workloads from on-premises to Amazon EMR? Do you already have workloads on EMR but are looking to optimize performance and costs? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, this blog is perfect for you.
In Episode 1 of the Amazon EMR Insider Series, Developer Advocate at AWS Nicholas Walsh sat down with Roy Hasson, Sr. Analytics Specialist Manager at AWS, and Kunal Agarwal, Co-founder and CEO at Unravel Data, to share best practices and new features that enable you to optimize big data costs with Amazon EMR and Unravel. This blog is…

Why I chose Amazon Web Services (AWS) over the other Cloud Providers

Cloud ComputingWhich Cloud should you go for?The Cloud is one of the first choices you are going to make in your developer career that you really do not want to get wrong. Most of the time is not up to you, every workspace you will work into will likely have a different choice. My division at Ernst&Young was partly using Microsoft Azure, for example, while the previous employer was using Google Cloud Platform, while many of my friends are using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.Join our FREE programming community on discord and meet other programmers in Python Kai!AWS logoIt is very unlikely…

In happier news, the PANDEMIA hardcover is now only $19 at Amazon

In happier news, the PANDEMIA hardcover is now only $19 at Amazon

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MTSU Data Science and Amazon Partner to Host Machine Learning Competition

As the model race car drove in fits and starts along the mock road course on the MTSU Science Building Atrium floor, an MTSU data science team member had to frequently pick it up and redirect it to stay on the roadway.
Not at all what the team planned, yet it was a problem that flummoxed all five teams who had spent the past two months dabbling in the increasingly important field of machine learning. It was part of a friendly competition of autonomously driven model race cars hosted by the MTSU Data Science Institute in partnership with Amazon Web Services.
“We’re testing this all…

Amazon Invests in the Blockchain House of (Sports) Cards Dibbs

Veteran digital technology exec and serial entrepreneur David Nugent has co-founded his fifth services company in sports, Next League, branding its core offering as “thought leadership as a service.”
N.Y.-based Next League is taking a “for us, by us” approach to its membership in which clients will not simply consume but also participate in newsletters, podcasts, events and white papers that the company is producing. Initial clients include NASCAR and several more to be announced in the coming weeks. With 20+ employees to start, the idea is to curate thought leadership that can…

Report: DeFi could rewrite the traditional finance landscape

A San-Francisco-based crypto index fund manager, Bitwise, has released a report showing its perspective of the burgeoning decentralized finance (DeFi) sector saying it could have an Amazon-like effect on the traditional financial system.In the report titled “Decentralized Finance (DeFi): A Primer for Professional Investors,” the crypto index manager noted that despite the significant changes that digital technologies have effected on several industries, traditional finance remains unchanged, as it is still very much dependent on the archaic underlying infrastructure behind payments….

How the public clouds are innovating on AI

Adam Selipsky (AWS), Satya Nadella (Microsoft) and Thomas Kurian (Google Cloud)

Credit: AWS / Microsoft / Google Cloud

The three big cloud providers, specifically Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), want developers and data scientists to develop, test, and deploy machine learning models on their clouds.It’s a lucrative endeavour for them because testing models often…

How much can we trust AI? How to build confidence before large-scale deployment

Organizations must still build trust in AI before they deploy it throughout the organization. Here are some simple steps to make AI more dependable and ethical.

Image: iStock/metamorworks

In 2019, Amazon’s facial-recognition technology erroneously identified Duron Harmon of the New England Patriots, Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins and 25 other New England athletes as criminals when it mistakenly matched the athletes to a…

AI Facts and Myths, an Essay by ML Researchers on the Social Dilemma, And +!

NEWSLETTERArtificial Intelligence (AI) Newsletter by Towards AI #17If you have trouble reading this email, see it on a web browser.Hey everyone. I hope you are well. In this issue, we dive into an ML research essay on the social dilemma, some exciting deals to make your AI-holiday shopping even better, the misconceptions of AI and the challenges of natural language generation (NLG), an updated chart of all significant neural networks, and the ML research paper highlight of the month.This issue is brought to you thanks to our friends at Amazon Science:Interested in working at Amazon?…

Discover Hidden Gems of AI/ML Sessions in AWS re:Invent 2021

Artificial IntelligenceImage by p2722754 on PixabayAs an re:Invent attendee, you are absolutely spoilt for choice over the abundance of AI/ML sessions to choose from each time.At re:Invent 2021 there is more than 100 AI/ML sessions. If you are looking for some guidance or advice on the AI/ML sessions to attend, here are the hidden gems of AI/ML sessions that you could explore and consider.Accelerate innovation with machine learning (AIM212-L)Hear from Bratin Saha, Vice President of Machine Learning & Engines at AWS and Kimberly Madia, Senior Manager of Amazon AI at AWS on how AWS AI and…

Bitcoin ‘mining’ is growing dirtier than coal. Here are 5 things the U.S. can do about it

One issue you didn’t hear about at the Glasgow COP 26 is that Bitcoin is rapidly becoming one of the world’s largest polluters. People are surprised to learn that Bitcoin “miners” use more energy than Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple combined. That’s because Bitcoin miners use sophisticated computer hardware — and a huge amount of energy — to create and validate new coins.Until May, 44% of the world’s Bitcoin miners were in China, where almost 60% of the nation’s energy comes from coal. But since then, China has called for a severe crackdown on Bitcoin mining…

Data Science, Amazon partner to host machine learning competition

Through friendly competition between with a model race car and a partnership with Amazon Web Services, Middle Tennessee State University is providing hands-on learning for students.MTSU’s Data Science program fielded two teams of students in the Nov. 13 competition along with two teams from Central Magnet School in Murfreesboro and a team from Smyrna High School.MTSU biology professor Ryan Otter, director of the Data Science Institute, inspects one of the model racers that would be competing in the Nov. 13 “AWS DeepRacer” event held in the MTSU Science Building Atrium. The event, which…

How to Build and Govern Trusted AI Systems: Technology

This is a three part blog series in partnership with Amazon Web Services describing the essential components to build, govern, and trust AI systems: People, Process and Technology.  All are required for trusted AI, technology systems that align to our individual, corporate, and societal ideals. This third post is focused on the technologies for AI you can trust.

This is the final post in a three part series that describes what is needed for companies to properly govern and ultimately trust their AI systems. This article will discuss the technologies DataRobot uses to help ensure…

Hedge Fund Manager Anthony Scaramucci Compares Bitcoin to Amazon in the Year 2000, Predicts Strong…

Renowned hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci is comparing Bitcoin (BTC) to e-commerce giant Amazon, which was volatile in its early days but eventually became one of the best-performing stocks.
In a new interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box, the SkyBridge Capital founder says Bitcoin has grown exponentially in terms of fundamentals over the last year and that the recent correction gives investors a chance to buy at a discount.

“If you and I were on this conversation a year ago, Bitcoin had a hundred million wallets. Glassnode is saying there’s about 240 million today, so…

Amazon brings RStudio to Amazon SageMaker for machine learning • DEVCLASS

Amazon has added the RStudio development environment for the R language to its SageMaker machine learning service, claiming it as the first integrated development environment (IDE) in the cloud for data scientists working on machine learning with R.

The open source R language has long been a tool of choice for statisticians, quantitative analysts, data scientists, and machine learning engineers, according to Amazon. RStudio is one of the most popular development environments among R developers for machine learning and data science projects.

Now, in partnership…

Oracle bolsters cloud infrastructure with suite of AI tools

Oracle has updated its cloud infrastructure service (OCI) to include a new suite of artificial intelligence services with six new tools that aim to make it easier and faster for developers and data scientists to apply AI, including machine learning techniques, to different enterprise scenarios. The new suite of AI services on OCI, Oracle’s public cloud platform used to develop and run big data applications, is available now.  It will compete with Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) SageMaker platform and Microsoft’s Azure Machine Learning Studio, which is…

Online Content Streaming Is Dead. Long Live The Music NFTs

The music industry has undergone a massive transformation in recent years. We have seen the advent of the internet leave its mark on music, and most notably, 1999 spelled the coming of Napster. This then-revolutionary peer-to-peer online streaming service defined a whole generation and enabled musicians to share their creations with the world. Streaming has become the dominant format for music today, through Apple, Amazon, Tencent Music and the clear category winner — Spotify. The goal of distribution services and platforms like Spotify is to enable and empower artists to create more…

Amazon’s Growing Influencer Ambitions; An Instagram Thread Trend — The Information

Amazon has emerged as a key player in the creator economy, from its gaming live-streaming service Twitch to the Clubhouse competitor it is reportedly working on. But a less well known part of Amazon’s ambitions is how it has been tapping into creators to recommend products on its ecommerce site for years.Some popular creators like Tinx have been curating virtual storefronts on Amazon with their favorite products as a way to bring in supplemental income through commissions. But there’s also a new generation of micro-influencers who have dedicated more of their creator careers to…

MTSU Data Science, Amazon partner to host machine learning competition

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — As the model race car drove in fits and starts along the mock road course on the MTSU Science Building Atrium floor, an MTSU data science team member had to frequently pick it up and redirect it to stay on the roadway.Not at all what the team planned, yet it was a problem that flummoxed all five teams who had spent the past two months dabbling in the increasingly important field of machine learning. It was part of a friendly competition of autonomously driven model race cars hosted by the MTSU Data Science Institute…

MLOps on AWS using MLflow

In our earlier articles, we covered installation and implementation of MLOps using MLflow.
For any business, seamless deployment of ML models into production is the key to success of its live analytics use cases. In this article, we will learn about deploying ML models on AWS (Amazon Web Services) using MLflow and also look at different ways to productionize them. Subsequently, we will explore the same process on the two other popular platforms: Azure and GCP. Let’s begin.

Deploying an ML model on AWS: Pre-requisites
AWS command line interface (CLI) installed and credentials…