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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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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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 crashing issues: What you need to know

Nvidia’s long-awaited GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards are finally here, and these Ampere GPU-powered beasts are staggeringly potent. Unfortunately, some buyers lucky enough to score one of these hotly desired graphics cards have encountered stability issues that result in some games crashing to the desktop, and deeper analysis has led to speculation that the hardware some vendors […]

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Early Amazon Prime Day Deals Are Live Now

Over the weekend, Amazon finally revealed that Prime Day 2020 will kick off on October 13. The 48-hour deals bonanza for Prime members had been delayed multiple times this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. With only a few weeks to go until Amazon Prime Day 2020 officially begins, the company is building hype with a batch of early Prime […]

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Roku Reveals New Streaming Devices, Including A Tiny Sound Bar

Last week, Amazon unveiled its next-generation Fire TV Sticks, including a budget-friendly Fire TV Stick Lite. Now, Amazon’s biggest competitor in the streaming device market has revealed a pair of new devices of its own. Roku is updating its premium Roku Ultra streaming device with new features, including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Roku is also adding the Streambar to […]

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Study indicates neither algorithmic differences nor diverse data sets solve facial recognition bias

Facial recognition models fail to recognize Black, Middle Eastern, and Latino people more often than those with lighter skin. That’s according to a study by researchers at Witchita State University, who benchmarked popular algorithms trained on datasets containing tens of thousands of facial images. While the study has limitations in that it investigated models that haven’t been fine-tuned for facial […]

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PS5 Preorders Starting Again At GameStop: Virtual Queue Now Live

After months of fans waiting, Sony finally revealed preorder information for the PlayStation 5, along with the price and release date for the next-generation console. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after last Wednesday’s PS5 event, and since then, stock has already sold out […]

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PS5 Preorder Guide: Where To Preorder PS5 Accessories And Games

After months of fans waiting, Sony finally revealed preorder information for the PlayStation 5, along with the price and release date for the next-generation console. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after last Wednesday’s PS5 event, and since then, stock has already sold out […]

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Why Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3090 isn't called 3080 Ti

Two long years after the GeForce RTX 20-series kicked off real-time ray tracing and uncompromising 4K performance in earnest, Nvidia finally took the wraps off its hotly anticipated successors. The first GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs are damned impressive, culminating in the ferocious GeForce RTX 3090 with 24GB of cutting-edge GDDR6X memory and enough power to game on an 8K display […]

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