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Recently, models with billions or trillions of parameters have shown significant advances in machine learning capabilities and accuracy. For example, Google’s LaMDA model is able to engage in a free-flowing conversation with users about a large variety of topics. There is enormous interest within the machine learning research and product communities in leveraging large models …

Businesses and organizations around the world depend on Google Cloud to help them digitally transform, innovate across their industries, and drive operational efficiencies for long-term growth. Our global network of Google Cloud Platform regions is the foundation of this capability, delivering high-performance, low latency cloud-based services to customers and their users in more than 200 …

The Forum’s Responsible Use of Technology project has been underway for more than two years. Based on its work to-date, here are three predictions for the future of responsible technology. They include responsible investing, targeted regulations and incorporating tech ethics into higher education. Over the past two years, the World Economic Forum – working in close collaboration …

It’s no secret that PHP is sometimes considered a “low-barrier-to-entry” programming language. While there are some arguments against PHP, it’s mature, still among the top 10 most used programming languages worldwide, and one of the most popular languages to build maintainable, clean, fast, and reliable web apps. Nowadays, any software development involves more than an understanding …

Media companies now have access to an ever-expanding pool of data from the digitally connected consumer. And over the past two years, as content consumption and audience behaviors have shifted in response to the world around us, direct-to-consumer has only accelerated. As media organizations pivot from third-party to first-party data, this presents challenges with the …

Many predicted this would be the biggest Black Friday/Cyber Monday (BFCM) weekend ever recorded. And it looks like those predictions were right — especially for independent and direct to consumer (DTC) brands. Shopify, a leading provider of essential internet infrastructure for commerce, works with more than 1.7 million merchants worldwide. Over the course of the …

Techniques on what to clean and how. Before fitting a machine learning or statistical model, we always have to clean the data. No models create meaningful results with messy data. Data cleaning or cleansing is the process of detecting and correcting (or removing) corrupt or inaccurate records from a record set, table, or database and refers to identifying incomplete, incorrect, …

Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the world’s digital infrastructure company™, and EllaLink announced the first-ever high-capacity subsea cable system between EUROPE and LATIN AMERICA is in full operation. Delivered by EllaLink to Equinix’s International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers—SP4 in São Paulo, LS1 in LISBON and MD2 in Madrid—the new system provides a 50% increase in network performance between data centers in BRAZIL, PORTUGAL and SPAIN when compared to …

Ethical hacking’s main goal is to find a system’s flaws or vulnerabilities and secure it against hackers. Hackers are always attempting to get unauthorized access to an organization’s resources to gain undeserved profits. When a company wishes to do offensive testing to uncover system flaws, they call it “ethical hacking.” The individual doing the testing …

Simple communication principles to help keep your (t)explanations concise and totally non-condescending this holiday season. In case you hadn’t noticed, the holiday season is already upon us once again. That means people all around the world will soon begin scrambling to purchase gifts for the people they care about. Many of those gifts will involve …