LinkedIn open-sources GDMix, a framework for training AI personalization models

LinkedIn recently open-sourced GDMix, a framework that makes training AI personalization models ostensibly more efficient and less time-consuming. The Microsoft-owned company says it’s an improvement over LinkedIn’s previous release in the space — Photon ML — because it supports deep learning models. GDMix trains fixed effect and random effect models, two kinds of models used in search personalization and recommender […]

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Despite suspensions Heroic keep HUNDEN on as coach; Starix to continue with Hard Legion

Heroic and Hard Legion have joined the list of teams choosing to keep on coaches found guilty of utilizing the coaching bug exploit. Nicolai “⁠HUNDEN⁠” Petersen and Sergey “⁠starix⁠” Ischuk were both listed as part of the findings of the Esports Integrity Commission’s investigation. One of the original coaches banned when this scandal came into the light, HUNDEN has since […]

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Google’s Cloud TPUs now better support PyTorch

In 2018, Google introduced accelerated linear algebra (XLA), an optimizing compiler that speeds up machine learning models’ operations by combining what used to be multiple kernels into one. (In this context, “kernels” refer to classes of algorithms for pattern analysis.) While XLA supports processor and graphics card hardware, it also runs on Google’s proprietary tensor processing units (TPUs) and was […]

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Google Will Enforce A 30% Cut To In-App Purchases From Next Year

On Monday, Google announced in a blog post that it was clarifying its billing policies since some developers seemed confused as to which transactions must go through its app store billing system. In the past, some developers, like Netflix and Spotify, have circumvented the system and avoided paying Google 30% for in-app purchases by prompting users to pay them directly. […]

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Three Big Games In October

If–like me–you’ve been waiting for the right opportunity to take the dive into the brutal follow-up to Doom 2016, you might soon get your chance. As teased by the official Xbox Game Pass Twitter account, Doom Eternal will come to the service next month, but only on Android and console. Some other notable games will soon be added to Xbox […]

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The Walking Dead: Onslaught Review – Watered Down Apocalypse

The Walking Dead: Onslaught from Survios is the second VR game to release this year based on the iconic zombie apocalypse universe and the only one to feature the same cast of characters as the AMC TV show. What it gains in familiar faces though, it loses everywhere else. Read on for our complete The Walking Dead: Onslaught review to […]

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Fall Guys Has Made More Than $185 Million On PC Alone So Far

Fall Guys generated $185 million on PC sales alone during its first month. The most successful launch on the platform since Overwatch. Almost two months on from the release of Fall Guys, the game’s hype train has died down every-so-slightly. That’s to be expected, of course. What wasn’t expected was the amount of success it achieved right off the bat. […]

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