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Autonomous Vehicles Became Better at Predicting Lane-Changes

by Roland Meertens Follow 8 Followers on  Feb 07, 2018

Researchers created an algorithm that allows self-driving cars to predict lane-changes of the surrounding cars. The system works by using a deep-learning technique called Long Short-Term Memories (LSTMs). Although the most likely scenario on the highway is that every car stays in its own lane, their algorithm was able to slightly improve on this baseline prediction.

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How Personality Matters in Software Development

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 14, 2017

Leaders have to orchestrate diverse contributions from individuals with different personalities to build great teams. Team members might decide to act out of character and engage in behaviour outside their comfort zone to advance the team goal. To reduce the risk of burning out or compromising physical health, there should be restorative niches in which they can be their natural selves again.

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Using Deep Learning Technologies IBM Reaches a New Milestone in Speech Recognition

by Srini Penchikala Follow 40 Followers on  Mar 31, 2017

The research team at IBM recently announced they've reached a new industry record at 5.5%, using the SWITCHBOARD linguistic corpus. This brings us closer to what's considered to be the human error rate, 5.1%. They used deep learning technologies and acoustic models to accomplish this milestone.

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Google: Managers Matter after All

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 10, 2017

Based on internal data, Google researchers have come up with 8 traits that great managers have, providing guidance and tools to other organizations to find out if managers matter to them and how to train their managers.

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Better Estimations Using Techniques from Psychology

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 28, 2016 2

Bias, priming, and salience are the main psychological factors that influence our ability to estimate. Knowing what happens psychologically when we estimate, and using techniques from psychology, helps us to deal with those factors so that we can improve our estimations argued Joseph Pelrine, social complexity scientist and PhD researcher in psychology.

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IBM Creates Artificial Neurons from Phase Change Memory for Cognitive Computing

by Srini Penchikala Follow 40 Followers on  Sep 13, 2016

A team of scientists at IBM Research in Zurich, have created an artificial version of neurons using phase-change materials to store and process data. These phase change based artificial neurons can be used to detect patterns and discover correlations in Big Data (real-time streams of event based data) and unsupervised machine learning at high speeds using very little energy.

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Checked C - A Safer C/C++ from Microsoft

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

Microsoft has open sourced Checked C, a research project meant to add bounds checking to C and C++.

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IronFleet: A Methodology for Proving Distributed Systems

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 29, 2015

A group of researchers from Microsoft has published the paper “IronFleet: Proving Practical Distributed Systems Correct” (PDF) and made available the accompanying source code demonstrating the use of the methodology in machine proving the correctness of a non-trivial distributed system from a safety and liveliness point of view.

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Having the Right Mix of IT, Culture and Practice for DevOps

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 03, 2015 1

An interview with Nicole Forsgren about why organizations are starting to embrace DevOps methods, how being able to deploy fast can also increase IT stability, what to focus upon when changing the organizational culture to improve performance, how lean management can help to increase the performance, and asked her for advice when organizations want to apply DevOps to increase their performance.

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Business Case for Diversity in Organizations

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Sep 12, 2015

There is a positive correlation between diversity and financial performance and in an inclusive workplace, employees are more engaged which is crucial for retention and performance says Regina Chien. Having a diversity of thought and life experiences is going to help engineers create the best products.

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Software – Is it "Engineering" Yet?

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Jul 16, 2015 49

At the GOTO Amsterdam 2015 conference Mary Shaw talked about progress towards an engineering discipline of software. She explored what it means to have an engineering discipline, how far we have progressed toward having one for software, and what can be the next steps.

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Developments in IT Project Management

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Jun 25, 2015 2

The demand for IT project managers is increasing. Agile methodologies support collaboration with distributed teams for creative problem solving. The Internet of Things, cloud, big data, and cyber security will continue to dominate the IT landscape. Project managers have to pioneer IOT initiatives, be prepared for the influx of data and ensure that deliverables from their projects are secure.

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Apple's ResearchKit Available on GitHub

by Sergio De Simone Follow 21 Followers on  Apr 14, 2015

As announced last month, Apple has published ResearchKit, its open source framework aimed at enabling the use of mobile devices as a network of sensors for medical research.

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Experiences and Good Practices from Hackathons

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 27, 2014

Hackathons are events where developers work together during a fixed period to collaboratively develop software. They provide learning opportunities and space for developers and organizations sponsoring the hackathons to network and have some fun.

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Dealing with Negative Emotions in Teams

by Ben Linders Follow 29 Followers on  Dec 22, 2014

When people work together in agile teams, emotions are bound to happen. Where positive emotions can give a boost to team working, negative emotions can have significant impact on collaboration in teams and affect their productivity. Noel Radley published a report on how team mood can impact project management. InfoQ asked her why negative emotions happen and how agile teams can deal with them.

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