Artificial Intelligence technology trends that matter for Business

AI trend that matter

This article aims to overview new and current AI trends that emerged in 2020 and are still increasing in 2021. Based on trends, companies can make projections of the AI future and successfully mitigate risks. Saying AI, neural networks, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, and other subfields of Artificial Intelligence are meant.

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Blameless raises $30M to guide companies through their software lifecycle

Blameless

Site reliability engineering platform Blameless announced Tuesday it raised $30 million in a Series B funding round, led by Third Point Ventures with participation from Accel, Decibel and Lightspeed Venture Partners, to bring total funding to over $50 million.

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Noname Security closes $60M Series B to eliminate API flaws

noname

Enterprise API security startup Noname Security has raised a $60 million Series B funding round, just six months after closing $25 million at Series A. The round was led by Insight Partners with Next47, Forgepoint, and The Syndicate Group (TSG) also participating, and brings Noname’s total funding to $85 million since emerging from stealth in December 2020.

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GitLab acquires UnReview as it looks to bring more ML tools to its platform

GitLab - Unreview

DevOps platform GitLab today announced that it has acquired UnReview, a machine learning-based tool that helps software teams recommend the best reviewers for when developers want to check in their latest code. GitLab, which is looking to bring more of these machine learning capabilities to its platform, will integrate UnReview’s capabilities into its own code review workflow. The two companies did not disclose the price of the acquisition.

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Flush with $42M, hot AI startup Faculty plans to hoover-up more PhDs… and steer clear of politics

Faculty

In the wake of the news that UK-based AI startup Faculty has raised $42.5 million in a growth funding round, I teased out more from CEO and co-founder Marc Warner on what his plans are for the company.

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Cycode raises $20M to secure DevOps pipelines

Cycode

Israeli security startup Cycode, which specializes in helping enterprises secure their DevOps pipelines and prevent code tampering, today announced that it has raised a $20 million Series A funding round led by Insight Partners. Seed investor YL Ventures also participated in this round, which brings the total funding in the company to $24.6 million.

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Software product planning platform Productboard raises $72M

Product-board team

Productboard, a startup developing a DevOps orchestration system for enterprises, today announced that it raised $72 million in a series C round. The company says that the funds will be put toward expanding its team and customer base while supporting product research and development.

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7 reasons why you should consider a Data Lake (and Event-Driven ETL)

Man by a lake

A data lake doesn’t need to be the end destination of your data. Data is constantly flowing, moving, changing its form and shape. A modern data platform should facilitate the ease of ingestion and discoverability, while at the same time allowing for a thorough and rigorous structure for reporting needs.

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Six stage gates to a successful AI governance

Gateway

Responsible use of AI should start with a detailed assessment of the key risks posed by AI [1], followed by a good understanding of the principles that should be followed [2], and then the governance of AI from a top-down and end-to-end perspective [3]. We have discussed these in our previous articles [1, 2, 3]. In this article, we focus on the first line of defense and dive into the nine-step data science process [4] of value scoping, value discovery, value delivery, and value stewardship and highlight the dimensions of governance.

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Confessions of a DevOps Engineer: Sprints

Task organisation

How to improve your sprints and common rookie mistakes to avoid. On Sprint days we reflect on our accomplishments (or lack thereof) for the previous 2 weeks. It’s about 20 minutes before we jump on zoom and share our thoughts and reflect. I look at our board. I filter for my name, and I see the same tasks I started two weeks ago all “In Progress”.

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Computer Science Degrees: Are they Worth Getting in 2021?

Is a computer science degree worth it? For me, partially. For you? You tell me. In August 2018, I enrolled in college to get my computer science degree. However, I wasn’t your typical CS student. First off, I was almost 30 and already had a college degree from nine years earlier. Secondly, I was already a professional software developer with a full-time job.

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AI-Powered tools are revolutionizing the Software Development industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) affects the majority of industries all over the world.
Let’s make it clear how it can specifically influence the software development industry and how the industry can benefit more than others from adopting AI technologies. Almost every part of the process can be improved with the use of AI.

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Function definition in Python

In computer programming, a function is a named section of a code that performs a specific task. This typically involves taking some input, manipulating the input and returning an output. In this post, we will go over how to define python functions, how to specify functions that can take an arbitrary number of positional arguments and how to specify functions that can take an arbitrary number of keyword arguments.

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How LZ78 Compression Algorithm Works

In this post, we are going to explore LZ78, a lossless data-compression algorithm created by Lempel and Ziv in 1978. As an example, the GIF format is based on LZ78. LZ78 takes advantage of a dictionary-based data structure to compress our data. In this case, it makes use of a trie data structure, as it’s more efficient for this compression technique.

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Nude Models - Part I : Setters

Using objects as data structures is an established practice that generates many problems associated with the maintainability and evolution of software and misuses brilliant concepts that were stated five decades ago. In this first part we will reflect on the writing access of these objects.

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