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The Market for Children's Wearables Heats Up

The Market for Children's Wearables Heats Up | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
More startups are targeting the market for children's wearable technology.
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Beware of Airbnb entering the hyperlocal travel guide business | Monday Note

Beware of Airbnb entering the hyperlocal travel guide business | Monday Note | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
  by Frédéric Filloux  Airbnb has every reason to enter the news services sector - and to threaten a broad range of media/services such as Trip Advisor or Yelp.  Seen through the eyes of travel information publishers, Airbnb holds a dream position: a huge base of 25 million potential readers/users, spread over 34,000 cities in 190 countries, well in tune with the brand’s core product and attributes. For a start, should Airbnb develop a publishing arm, this unparalleled notoriety would spare it
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Put Bird on your finger and rule your digital world

Put Bird on your finger and rule your digital world | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
MUV Interactive’s trailblazing Bird wearable will turn every surface into a touchable interactive screen through motion, touch and voice.
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Une plateforme européenne fédère les projets de 31 "villes intelligentes"

Une plateforme européenne fédère les projets de 31 "villes intelligentes" | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Les villes de sept pays se regroupent autour d’un plateforme cloud et open source pour développer des services interprétables à destinations de leurs habitants.

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Ushering in a New Era of Intelligent Building and Energy Management [IBM] #smartcities

Ushering in a New Era of Intelligent Building and Energy Management [IBM] #smartcities | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
By Joe Phillips As you sit in your office reading this story, consider this: you’re surrounded by data. Computers, lights, power strips, air conditioning, elevators, alarms and meters – all of this is generating data inside the building. This data can reveal powerful information to make offices, campuses and large buildings work better. While the …
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How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design

How the Internet of Things is affecting urban design | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
A look at how connected tech and the Internet of Things is affecting our cities.
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Dell Opens Internet of Things Lab in Silicon Valley

Dell Opens Internet of Things Lab in Silicon Valley | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Dell Inc. has opened a Silicon Valley laboratory where customers can develop software to improve business operations. The facility, dubbed the Dell Internet of Things Lab, opened in the Dell Silico...
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Operational Semantics - From Text Mining to Triplestores – The Full Semantic Circle

Operational Semantics - From Text Mining to Triplestores – The Full Semantic Circle | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In the not too distant past, analysts were all searching for a “360 degree view” of their data.  Most of the time this phrase referred to integrated RDBMS data, analytics interfaces and customers. But with the onslaught…

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Tony Agresta's curator insight, February 15, 6:22 PM

Semantic pipelines allow for the identification, extraction, classification and storage of semantic knowledge creating a knowledge base of all your data.   Most organizations have struggled to create these pipelines primarily because the plumbing hasn't existed.  But now it does. 


This post discusses how free flowing text streams into graph databases using concept extraction processes.  A well coordinated feed of data is written to the underlying graph database while updates are tracked on a continuous basis to ensure database integrity.  


Other important pipeline plumbing includes tools for disambiguation (used to resolve the definition of entities inside the text), classification of the entities, structuring relationships between entities and determining sentiment.


Organizations that deploy well functioning semantic pipelines have an added advantage over their competitors.   They have instant access to a completed knowledge base of data.  Research functions spend less time searching and more time analyzing.  Alerting notifies critical business functions to take immediate action.  Service levels are improved using accurate, well structured responses.  Sentiment is detected allowing more time to react to changing market conditions.



In general, the REST Client API calls out a GATE-based annotation pipeline and sends back enriched data in RDF form. Organizations typically customize these pipelines which consist of any GATE-developed set of text mining algorithms for scoring, machine learning, disambiguation or any of the other wide range of text mining techniques.

It is important to note that these text mining pipelines create RDF in a linear fashion and feed GraphDB™. Once the RDF is enriched in this fashion and stored in the database, these annotations can then be modified, edited or removed. This is particularly useful when integrating with Linked Open Data (LOD) sources. Updates to the database are populated automatically when the source information changes.

For example, let’s say your text mining pipeline is referencing Freebase as its Linked Open Data source for organization names. If an organization name changes or a new subsidiary is announced in Freebase, this information will be updated as reference-able metadata in GraphDB™.

In addition, this tightly-coupled integration includes a suite of enterprise-grade APIs, the core of which is the Concept Extraction API. This API consists of a Coordinator and Entity Update Feed. Here’s what they do:

  • The Concept Extraction API Coordinator module accepts annotation requests and dispatches them towards a group of Concept Extraction Workers. The Coordinator communicates with GraphDB™ in order to track changes leading to updates in each worker’s entity extractor. The API Coordinator acts as a traffic cop allowing for approved and unique entities to be inserted in GraphDB™ while preventing duplicates from taking up valuable real estate.
  • The Entity Update Feed (EUF) plugin is responsible for tracking and reporting on updates about every entity (concept) within the database that has been modified in any way (added, removed, or edited). This information is stored in the graph database and query-able via SPARQL. Reports can be run notifying a user of any and all changes.

 

Other APIs include Document Classification, Disambiguation, Machine Learning, Sentiment Analysis & Relation Extraction. Together, this complete set of technology allows for tight integration and accurate processing of text while efficiently storing resulting RDF statements in GraphDB™.

As mentioned, the value of this tightly-coupled integration is in the rich metadata and relationships which can now be derived from the underlying RDF database. It’s this metadata that powers high performance search and discovery or website applications – results are compete, accurate and instantaneous.

- See more at: http://www.ontotext.com/text-mining-triplestores-full-semantic-circle/#sthash.fg1RVcQN.dpuf

In general, the REST Client API calls out a GATE-based annotation pipeline and sends back enriched data in RDF form. Organizations typically customize these pipelines which consist of any GATE-developed set of text mining algorithms for scoring, machine learning, disambiguation or any of the other wide range of text mining techniques.

It is important to note that these text mining pipelines create RDF in a linear fashion and feed GraphDB™. Once the RDF is enriched in this fashion and stored in the database, these annotations can then be modified, edited or removed. This is particularly useful when integrating with Linked Open Data (LOD) sources. Updates to the database are populated automatically when the source information changes.

For example, let’s say your text mining pipeline is referencing Freebase as its Linked Open Data source for organization names. If an organization name changes or a new subsidiary is announced in Freebase, this information will be updated as reference-able metadata in GraphDB™.

In addition, this tightly-coupled integration includes a suite of enterprise-grade APIs, the core of which is the Concept Extraction API. This API consists of a Coordinator and Entity Update Feed. Here’s what they do:

  • The Concept Extraction API Coordinator module accepts annotation requests and dispatches them towards a group of Concept Extraction Workers. The Coordinator communicates with GraphDB™ in order to track changes leading to updates in each worker’s entity extractor. The API Coordinator acts as a traffic cop allowing for approved and unique entities to be inserted in GraphDB™ while preventing duplicates from taking up valuable real estate.
  • The Entity Update Feed (EUF) plugin is responsible for tracking and reporting on updates about every entity (concept) within the database that has been modified in any way (added, removed, or edited). This information is stored in the graph database and query-able via SPARQL. Reports can be run notifying a user of any and all changes.

 

Other APIs include Document Classification, Disambiguation, Machine Learning, Sentiment Analysis & Relation Extraction. Together, this complete set of technology allows for tight integration and accurate processing of text while efficiently storing resulting RDF statements in GraphDB™.

As mentioned, the value of this tightly-coupled integration is in the rich metadata and relationships which can now be derived from the underlying RDF database. It’s this metadata that powers high performance search and discovery or website applications – results are compete, accurate and instantaneous.

- See more at: http://www.ontotext.com/text-mining-triplestores-full-semantic-circle/#sthash.fg1RVcQN.dpuf
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3 Business Models using City Open Data

3 Business Models using City Open Data | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Civic APIs are in the spotlight across the two days of API Strategy and Practice being held in Amsterdam. Workshops, several panel sessions, keynote speakers, and fireside chats are all focused directly on how cities are opening up their data and introducing APIs into the ways they work with citizens and local businesses. Even discussions of the Internet of Things or realtime data are expected to reference the progress being made by cities to become smarter by using APIs.
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Forget Price, Here’s How Bitcoin Really Performed in 2014

Forget Price, Here’s How Bitcoin Really Performed in 2014 | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Some of the folks at BitPay have just released the stats of 2014's Bitcoin performance – the numbers that get less fanfare than the price, but are no less indicative of the currency's prospects.
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Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval

Narrow AI: Automating The Future Of Information Retrieval | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
With industry pundits including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and others hotly debating the dangers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Hollywood priming the..
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“There is no Internet of Things. There is only the Internet of Data.”

“There is no Internet of Things. There is only the Internet of Data.” | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The next strategic inflexion point for software application development today is the Internet of Things (IoT); at least that’s what people say. It is hugely fashionable just now to “partner on an IoT initiative” and you will see these tech industry love-ins cropping up every week now. But do all these [...]
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The 'internet weirdos' of bitcoin are shaping the way money works

The 'internet weirdos' of bitcoin are shaping the way money works | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Bitcoin’s downward spiral won’t matter in the long run because it is leading the way for cryptocurrency writes David Wolman, the author of The End of Money
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¿Qué son los nómadas digitales?

¿Qué son los nómadas digitales? | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Un nómada digital es una persona que aprovecha la tecnología para vivir y trabajar desde cualquier parte del mundo.

Via Silvan Pan Morel
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Why Are Geospatial Databases So Hard To Build? · J. Andrew Rogers


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Customer Experience in the Internet of Things

Customer Experience in the Internet of Things | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

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Olivier Renaudin's curator insight, March 9, 4:44 AM

With every human expected to own some 20 or more connected devices by the year 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is a phenomenon brands can’t afford to ignore.

Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, March 9, 4:35 PM

Customer Experience in the Internet of Things #H2MWP

Birgitta Edberg's curator insight, March 29, 3:16 PM

Always easier to understand Customers Experience in infographic.

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The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence

The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Proper quotation: « The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence », Spanda Journal special issue on "Collective Intelligence", V (2), December 2014, p. 17-25. The original text can be foun...
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sandra alvaro's curator insight, February 23, 7:20 AM

Transcending the media, airborne machines will announce the voice of the many. Still indiscernible, cloaked in the mists of the future, bathing another humanity in its murmuring, we have a rendezvous with the over-language.” Collective Intelligence, 1994, p. xxviii.

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Swedish company implants microchips in its staff

Swedish company implants microchips in its staff | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
It is hoped that eventually around 700 employees from the Epicenter hi tech office block in the centre of Stockholm may eventually have the chips, which are the size of a grain of rice, implanted in their hands.
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Why your things need the cloud

Why your things need the cloud | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Every few years there is a new “next big thing” in the fast-changing computing industry. Sometimes these “next big things” have proven to be fads or simply repackaged versions of what has come before. But sometimes the latest craze is worth paying attention to because it signals a more significant shift to new capabilities and applications that will…
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Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird

Moore’s Law Is About to Get Weird | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it

In the nearly 70 years since the first modern digital computer was built, the above specs have become all but synonymous with computing. But they need not be. A computer is defined not by a particular set of hardware, but by being able to take information as input; to change, or “process,” the information in some controllable way; and to deliver new information as output. This information and the hardware that processes it can take an almost endless variety of physical forms. Over nearly two centuries, scientists and engineers have experimented with designs that use mechanical gears, chemical reactions, fluid flows, light, DNA, living cells, and synthetic cells.


http://nautil.us/issue/21/information/moores-law-is-about-to-get-weird


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Gary Bamford's curator insight, February 14, 5:31 AM

Bring on the analog computers!

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Bitcoin’s Big Opportunity In Africa

Bitcoin’s Big Opportunity In Africa | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
In Kenya, a new breed of African tech startups is deciding what role new currencies will play in East Africa's powerhouse economy.
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New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google

New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they have to say about the space. One of those researchers, senior research scientist Greg Corrado, spoke at RE:WORK’s Deep Learning Summit on Thursday in San Francisco and gave some advice on when,…
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The Internet of Things Will Have Arrived When You Don't Even Notice It's There

The Internet of Things Will Have Arrived When You Don't Even Notice It's There | The Rise of the Algorithmic Medium | Scoop.it
The IoT will be a disappointment if it is just a deluge of smart-phone apps for operating appliances.
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