Our Favorite Posts Of Last Week (Mar 25, 2018)

Google partners with retail giants to monetize online product searches

(Reuters) — Alphabet’s Google routinely fields product queries from millions of shoppers. Now it wants to take a cut of their purchases, too. The U.S. technology company is teaming up with retailers including Target Corp, Walmart Inc, Home Depot Inc, Costco Wholesale Corp and Ulta Beauty Inc.
Link: https://venturebeat.com/2018/03/19/google-partners-with-retail-giants-to-monetize-online-product-searches/
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huggingface/neuralcoref

State-of-the-art coreference resolution library using neural nets and spaCy. Try it online !
Link: https://github.com/huggingface/neuralcoref
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Linear Algebra for Machine Learning (7-Day Mini-Course)

Linear Algebra for Machine Learning Crash Course. Get on top of the linear algebra used in machine learning in 7 Days. Linear algebra is a field of mathematics that is universally agreed to be a prerequisite for a deeper understanding of machine learning.
Link: https://machinelearningmastery.com/linear-algebra-machine-learning-7-day-mini-course/
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SEO Moves From Keywords to Ontologies and Query Patterns

When we ask Google, “How tall is Barack Obama,” we aren’t searching for pages that match certain keywords, but instead factual information about the person who was the 44th US President.
Link: https://gofishdigital.com/seo-moves-keywords-to-ontologies-query-patterns/
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Zero-Result SERPs: Welcome to the Future We Should've Known Was Coming

On Wednesday, Google launched a large-scale experiment, removing organic results from a small set of searches with definitive answers such as this one for "What time is it in Seattle?": These SERPs display a Knowledge Card with a "Show all results" button and no additional organic results or SERP
Link: https://moz.com/blog/zero-result-serps
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Criticism of Facebook

Facebook has made changes throughout its lifespan from user interface, to the addition and removal of features, to policy changes. These changes often have their supporters and detractors.
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criticism_of_Facebook
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Why AWS Lambda and .zip is a recipe for serverless success

I’ve been involved in numerous discussions in recent days and weeks mainly on Twitter, but elsewhere, around when and how serverless is going to be working with, and supporting, containers instead of just “code”.
Link: https://medium.com/@PaulDJohnston/why-aws-lambda-and-zip-is-a-recipe-for-serverless-success-4f547a6e87c3
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Introduction to Linear Algebra by Gilbert Strang for Machine Learning

If you are interested in getting started with or brushing up on the topic of linear algebra, then there is one textbook that is most likely going to be recommended to you.
Link: https://machinelearningmastery.com/introduction-linear-algebra-gilbert-strang-machine-learning/
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Powerful Social Media Statistics in 2018 (That You Should Care About)

These powerful social media statistics might change the way you approach social media marketing.  Here are social media statistics in 2018 you need to know. To put the puzzle together, you need to understand each channel, its strengths and weaknesses, and who’s using it.
Link: https://ignitevisibility.com/social-media-statistics/
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How to build a brain - An introduction to neurophysiology for engineers

How does the brain work? While neuroscience provides insights on small-scale processes and overall behavior, we don’t know much for sure about the learning and processing algorithms in between. In this blog post, I will give an introduction to what we know.
Link: http://juliuskunze.com/how-to-build-a-brain
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Answering Questions with Structured Data

Back in 2005, The Official Google Blog published a post called, Just the Facts, Fast. Recently, Google has been showing single result answers to queries that has captured a lot of attention in posts such as, Zero-Result SERPs: Welcome to the Future We Should’ve Known Was Coming.
Link: https://gofishdigital.com/answering-questions-structured-data/
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Introducing Subscribe with Google

But how can we help you get access to the subscriptions you already bought? Our goal is to make news subscriptions work better regardless of who you bought your subscription from.
Link: https://www.blog.google/topics/google-news-initiative/introducing-subscribe-google/
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Understanding Activation Functions in Neural Networks

Recently, a colleague of mine asked me a few questions like “why do we have so many activation functions?”, “why is that one works better than the other?”, ”how do we know which one to use?”, “is it hardcore maths?” and so on.
Link: https://medium.com/the-theory-of-everything/understanding-activation-functions-in-neural-networks-9491262884e0
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The Cambridge Analytica-Facebook Debacle: A Legal Primer

What Happened? On March 17, the New York Times revealed that Cambridge Analytica, the British data analysis firm with ties to Robert Mercer and Stephen K.
Link: https://lawfareblog.com/cambridge-analytica-facebook-debacle-legal-primer
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Facebook Exit Hints at Dissent on Handling of Russian Trolls

As Facebook grapples with a backlash over its role in spreading disinformation, an internal dispute over how to handle the threat and the public outcry is resulting in the departure of a senior executive.
Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/technology/facebook-alex-stamos.html
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