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“People get burned-out not because they’re working too hard but because they’re not feeling rewarded by the work they’re doing. They get burned-out because they believe their work has no impact. … Burnout is when the creative part of your work is dead.” – Voices from the Valley.
Data Exchange podcast
- Taking business intelligence and analyst tools to the next level Ira Cohen co-founder and Chief Data Scientist at Anodot, a startup that uses machine learning and analytics for business monitoring. We discuss trends in business intelligence software and other tools for analysts.
- Data exchanges and their applications in healthcare and the life sciences Omer Dror, CEO and co-founder of Lynx.md, a startup that enables data exchanges and markets in the health and life sciences. We discuss data exchanges, NLP and machine learning in healthcare, and privacy-preserving tools including differential privacy.
Machine Learning tools and infrastructure
- The Emergence of Multi-cloud Native Applications and Platforms In this new post with Ion Stoica, we examine tools that are being created to support multi-cloud companies.
- Top 10 AI Advancements in 2020 From the Beijing Academy of Artificial Intelligence (and Google Translate).
- Why Do Models That Predict Failure Fail? A recent paper on model risk and model robustness in the context of mortgage lending. They found that “diversifying the macroeconomic conditions from which the training data are sampled did not generally improve the out-of-time performance of the machine learning methods”.
- Knowledge graphs as the hot new thing
The takeaway from this batch of funding rounds is that data management and analytics are hot:
- The second AI Week in Tel Aviv will be virtual and free.
- Call For Speakers for Ray Summit 2021 is now open.
Work and Hiring
- Tech Workers: Tech Workers Talk About What They Do–and How They Do It 2021 is shaping up to be the year when regulators across many jurisdictions closely examine big tech. This is a fascinating set of interviews with people in SF Bay Area tech companies including an engineer, a cafeteria worker, a massage therapist, and more.
- What Silicon Valley “Gets” about Software Engineers that Traditional Companies Do Not
- We Have Been Harmonized: Life in China’s Surveillance State
- Deidentification 201: A lawyer’s guide to pseudonymization and anonymization
- Big Data and AI Executive Survey 2021, an update from NewVantage Partners.
- Top Geopolitical Risks for 2021 The Eurasia Group compiles one of my favorite reports to read at the start of each year. This year Data Sovereignty made the cut.
Ewan and Charley’s previous road trips were great but their latest one is by far my favorite. Electric motorcycles, spectacular drone footage, and amazing landscapes:
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