Monday, 9 September 2019

Interesting Reads – 2019-09-08


Interesting Reads – 2019-09-08   

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  • How To Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone Battery
  • 12 Industries That Will Thrive Thanks To Millennials
  • It’s Not Just Your Smart Speaker. How Amazon Is Coming For The $50T+ Commercial and Residential Real Estate Industries
  • 20 terrifying uses of artificial intelligence
  • US to collect social media profiles from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees
  • How to build a portfolio and get a job in UX?
  • The Post-Graduation Blues: 10 Tips for the Recent Computer Science Grad
  • A CIO’s guide to engaging the board
  • Networking Technology: Where It Is Now — And Where It’s Headed
  • LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 25 hottest Indian companies to work for now
  • Why a 100-Year-Old Scientist Predicts AI Will Replace Humans
  • The 40 geekiest desk toys for IT people you can get on Amazon (and beyond)
  • We got inside New York City's first-ever Amazon fulfillment center, where thousands of people work in a building large enough for 18 football fields
  • When the Public Feared That Library Books Could Spread Deadly Diseases
  • 7 Must-See TED Talks On AI And Machine Learning

Events / Announcements

  • Presentation on Workplace Safety & Compliance of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act. On 13th Sep 2019
  • Transforming Healthcare with IT: THCIT-2019 at Hyderabad. 13-14 Sep 2019
  • TIC 2019: Tamil Internet Conference.  20-22 Sep 2019 at Chennai
  • National Workshop on “Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure” at SETS Chennai during 27-28 Sep 2019
  • TENCON-2019: 17-20 Oct 2019 at Kochi
  • INDICON-2019. 13-15 Dec 2019 at at Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat
  • UDS 2020: 1st  International Conference on Urban Data Science. 20-21 Jan 2020 at IIT Madras
  • CSI-2020: 53rd Annual Convention. 16-18 Jan 2020 at Bhubaneshwar 

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Articles

How To Get the Most Out of Your Smartphone Battery

The battery is the most important component in your smartphone, because if the battery isn't working, nothing else can. With the right sort of care and attention, you can make sure your battery stays charged for longer—and lasts longer overall, as well.

There is good news, which is the lithium-ion batteries inside today's phones are more reliable, longer-lasting, and safer—well, mostly—than ever before. That said, we've got some tips for keeping them healthy and happy.


12 Industries That Will Thrive Thanks To Millennials

Millennials are one of the largest generations in history, and they're on the cusp of their prime spending years. These are the industries that stand to benefit the most. In this report, we dive into some of the industries — from frozen foods and fast casual dining to micromobility and personal finance apps — that could massively benefit from the rise of Generation Y.


It’s Not Just Your Smart Speaker. How Amazon Is Coming For The $50T+ Commercial and Residential Real Estate Industries

Amazon has its eyes on the residential and commercial real estate markets. We take a look at how the tech giant is expanding far beyond its e-commerce ambitions.


20 terrifying uses of artificial intelligence

Many advances in artificial intelligence are innovative and extraordinary, but some are downright creepy. Here are 20 of the eeriest ways people are using, or could use, AI.

                                            
US to collect social media profiles from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees

The Department of Homeland Security plans to expand its social media profile collection program from US visa applicants to also include data from immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees. The DHS published a notice on the federal registry describing its future data collection practice this week. The agency plans to ask immigrants, asylum seekers, and refugees to provide usernames -- without passwords -- for 19 social networking sites:


How to build a portfolio and get a job in UX?

This post sums up what author used, what steps he  took and what conclusions the author drew from reverse-engineering of UX portfolios. It’s not comprehensive. The author assumes that if you’re starting out, you will Google terms that you’re not familiar with. The author is focusing on outlining a process and sharing tips and tricks which he had learned along the way so that you have an access to what he needed the most during his job changing process.


The Post-Graduation Blues: 10 Tips for the Recent Computer Science Grad

The post-graduation job search is one of the most difficult and frustrating things I’ve encountered thus far in my career. How did I so greatly misunderstand what my job search would look like? You can imagine my surprise when I began chatting with others around me about their job-hunting experience, only to find out I was not alone. Between local meetups, clubs, and organizations, I was absolutely shocked to find how many individuals with a degree (or at least decent development experience) were working in the service industry simply because the job hunt had treated them just as mercilessly as it had me.

Though we are taught how rewarding a career in Software Development would be, I feel that we under-prepare our graduates for what the world of job-hunting is like in this day and age. With a world around us changing so rapidly, I believe equipping our students with an understanding of how to approach their job search is just as important as knowing the technical skills.

Despite what I experienced, I know for a fact that there is room for new graduates in the world of Software Development. We simply lack the understanding of how to break into this industry from our university education alone.

Three years ago, I graduated having no idea what my future would look like, but today I can confidently say that I am a professional software developer with a bright future ahead of me. I write this article in hopes of comforting those whose job search looked like mine, and to share the valuable pieces of advice I received about the post-graduation job hunt. This information truly shaped my career for the better and I hope you find these tips as helpful as I did.


A CIO’s guide to engaging the board

Because technology is a crucial part of business strategy, boards and CIOs may need to elevate their engagement and collaboration with each other. How can CIOs lead and guide the conversation about technology's impact on business trajectory?


Networking Technology: Where It Is Now — And Where It’s Headed

As corporate bandwidth requirements continue to surge exponentially with every passing year, it becomes clear that bandwidth demands as well as the business requirements of the modern digital workspace are setting the stage for the implementation of new, advanced technologies. These technologies give rise to fresh possibilities and further fuel the demand for adding intelligent systems to our daily lives and greater reliance on tech support, both in the home and workfronts. With software trends emerging regularly in the IT scene, digital services and people are becoming further intertwined to characterize everything that’s new the world of network technology this year. These recent advancements are more than likely to disrupt existing operations and foster an era of digitization and intelligence throughout the business sector. Let’s see what’s getting hot now in networking technology — and how they will be sizzling by the end of the year.


LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 25 hottest Indian companies to work for now

With the 2nd annual Top Startups ranking, we uncover the young companies commanding professionals’ attention today: the ones that are growing massively, scrambling industries, shifting talent flows around the world and, often, altering how we work and live.

Our editors and data scientists parsed billions of actions generated by LinkedIn’s 645 million members — and looked at four pillars in particular: employee growth; jobseeker interest; member engagement with the company and its employees; and how well these startups pulled talent from our flagship LinkedIn Top Companies list. To be eligible, companies must be 7 years old or younger, have at least 50 employees, be privately held and headquartered in India. (You can learn more about our methodology at the bottom of this article.)


Why a 100-Year-Old Scientist Predicts AI Will Replace Humans
 
Last month saw the release of a thought-provoking new book, beautifully written by a respected scientist who’s now 100 years old. But what’s making headlines is its prediction that superintelligent AI will ultimately replace human beings.

The cover of James Lovelock’s “Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence” promises that the book offers “a vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together will help the Earth survive.” But that’s only half the story. “Futurist predicts cyborgs will replace humans on earth,” reads a headline at the Futurism website — and that site’s not the only one’s startled by the book’s embrace of our coming AI overlords.

It’s a jarring hypothesis, but it’s fun to watch Lovelock build his case — while occasionally looking back at a very long life that was fruitful and well-lived. But it also challenges readers to engage in an ambitious thought exercise that forces us to consider how we think about ourselves, the work that we do, our place in the cosmos, and the legacy that we’re ultimately leaving behind for future generations.


The 40 geekiest desk toys for IT people you can get on Amazon (and beyond)

Interesting useful list of items


We got inside New York City's first-ever Amazon fulfillment center, where thousands of people work in a building large enough for 18 football fields

It was Amazon's first major "fulfillment center" in New York State, and it was specifically opened to serve one of Amazon's largest delivery markets: the New York City metro region.  The shipping warehouse, based in Staten Island, is also one of Amazon's most futuristic - in addition to the thousands of people working there, it has dozens of robots.


When the Public Feared That Library Books Could Spread Deadly Diseases

On September 12, 1895, a Nebraskan named Jessie Allan died of tuberculosis. Such deaths were a common occurrence at the turn of the 20th century, but Allan’s case of “consumption” reportedly came from an unusual source. She was a librarian at the Omaha Public Library, and thanks to a common fear of the time, people worried that Allan’s terminal illness may have come from a book.

“The death of Miss Jessie Allan is doubly sad because of the excellent reputation which her work won for her and the pleasant affection which all librarians who knew her had come to feel for her, and because her death has given rise to a fresh discussion as to the possibility of infection from contagious diseases through library books,” the Library Journal, published by the American Librarians Association, wrote in October of 1895.

Allan’s death occurred during what is sometimes called the “great book scare.” This scare, now mostly forgotten, was a frantic panic during the late 19th and early 20th centuries that contaminated books—particularly ones lent out from libraries—could spread deadly diseases. The panic sprung from “the public understanding of the causes of diseases as germs,” says Annika Mann, a professor at Arizona State University and author of Reading Contagion: The Hazards of Reading in the Age of Print.

Librarians worried that Allan’s death, which became a focal point of the scare, would dissuade people from borrowing books and lead to a decline in support for public libraries.


7 Must-See TED Talks On AI And Machine Learning

When it comes to educational dialogue, there is nothing more entertaining than a great TED talk. They provide insight into fascinating subjects in an entertaining way often filled with stories, mind-blowing facts and first-hand experiences of those giving the talks. With AI and machine learning at the forefront of so many questions and topics now, what better way to get the scoop on it than by enjoying some great speeches from those on the cutting-edge of innovation.

Here are 7 of the best AI and machine learning TED talks you should watch.


Events / Announcements

Presentation on Workplace Safety & Compliance of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act. On 13th Sep 2019

ACM, IEEE CS, TEMS, WIE, Shasun College CSI SB jointly organise a presentation on
“Workplace Safety & Compliance of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act” by Ms. Viji Hari, Co-Founder and CEO of KelpHR, Author of Behind Closed Cubicles on Friday, 13th Sep 2019 at 5.45 p.m. at Seminar Hall, Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women,  Near T. Nagar Bus Stand, Chennai – 600017. The presentation will cover the following:

         Workplace Safety for Women
         What is Sexual Harassment at Workplace
         Various forms of Harassment at Work
         Provisions of Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act
         Prevention and Redressal Measures
         Responsibilities of an Employee and Employer


Pre-register at http://bit.ly/2MKYGSm

Transforming Healthcare with IT: THCIT-2019 at Hyderabad. 13-14 Sep 2019

Transforming Healthcare with IT is the annual national conference and the largest healthcare conference and trade show in India organized by Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation. The 9th edition of “Transforming Healthcare with IT” is scheduled to be held on 13-14 September’ 2019 at The HICC, Hyderabad, India


TIC 2019: Tamil Internet Conference.  20-22 Sep 2019 at Chennai

The 18th Edition of Tamil Internet Conference (TIC 2019), is jointly organized by International Forum for Information Technology in Tamil (INFITT) and Anna University, Chennai, India from  September 20-22, 2019 . TIC 2019 invites the submission of technical papers from researchers who are involved in different aspects of Tamil Computing and Information Technology to send their research work for presentation in one of the technical sessions of the main track of the conference which will be held in Anna University Chennai, India during the above period.

TIC 2019 welcomes double-blind anonymous submissions on significant, original, and previously unpublished research on all the aspects of Tamil computing. Kindly go through the attached brochure to know the scope of the conference.


National Workshop on “Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure” at SETS Chennai during 27-28 Sep 2019

Society for Electronic Transactions and Security & Centre For Development Of Advanced Computing in association with CSI, IEEE CS & ACM are oraganisisng a two days workshop on  “Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure” at SETS Chennai during 27-28 Sep 2019.


TENCON-2019: 17-20 Oct 2019 at Kochi

TENCON is a premier international technical conference of IEEE Region 10. The 2019 edition of TENCON on the theme “Technology, Knowledge, and Society”  is being organised by IEEE Kochi Section during 17-20 Oct 2019 at Kochi.

Early Bird Registration ends on 8-th Sep 2019

More details at http://www.tencon2019.org

INDICON-2019. 13-15 Dec 2019 at at Marwadi University, Rajkot, Gujarat

INDICON is the flagship Annual International Conference of the IEEE India Council. The 16th IEEE India Council International Conference (INDICON 2019) is being organized by IEEE Gujarat Section from 13 – 15 December 2019, at Marwadi University, Rajkot (GUJARAT) on the theme: Applying Artificial Intelligence in Engineering for Humanity.

More details at http://indicon2019.in/

UDS 2020: 1st International Conference on Urban Data Science. 20-21 Jan 2020 at IIT Madras

Urban areas continue to be the centers of human activities and remain the loci of resource and service consumption, economic transactions, and innovation. In fact, the projections in parts of the world point to rapid urban growth. Other areas of the urbanized world are experiencing population decline, reduced revenues, concentrated poverty, and higher demands for services. Whether growing or shrinking, cities and metropolitan areas face challenges of infrastructure, public health, transportation, public safety, and environmental sustainability, to name but a few. To address some of these challenges, the cities of today are increasingly leveraging advanced computing and communication technologies as well as big data analytics under the umbrella of smart cities and urban informatics. Extensive research is taking place in a wide range of relevant research areas to address some of these emerging challenges. Smart City initiative is of global importance especially undertaken by cities in US, India, multiple EU countries, and UAE governments in recent times.

We are pleased to announce the first international conference focused on urban data science and smart cities. The conference aims to gather researchers, practitioners, and subject matter experts from academia, industry, and city administration to address a number of research themes arising out of building future smart cities.

The conference is naturally expected to be multi-disciplinary, drawing experts in data science, social sciences, cloud and distributed computing, urban sustainability, public policy, and software engineering. Participants are expected to share new findings, discuss current and future urban challenges, exchange ideas, discuss potential collaborative opportunities, and report latest research efforts.

Paper Submission Deadline: 1st October, 2019


For more details pl. visit http://dos.iitm.ac.in/UDS2020/

CSI-2020: 53rd Annual Convention. 16-18 Jan 2020 at Bhubaneshwar 

CSI 2020, the 53rd annual convention of CSI on the theme “Digital Democracy - IT For Change” is being organised  during 16-18 Jan 2020.

Last date for paper submission: 15th Oct 2019


IR-Quiz

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IR Quiz – 2019-09-08


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Q1.  “I’ve made billions of dollars of failures”. Who said this ?  ----------------- (Elon Musk / Jeff Bezos)

Q2.  India’s first FinTech Centre of Excellence (CoE) called ----------- is being set up by STPI in Chennai to support FinTech start-ups. (Provide the answer)

Q3.  Amazon enters the real estate business with Realogy partnership through the ----------- home buying program  (Provide the answer)

Q4.  Artificial Intelligence: DeepMind = Life Sciences :  ------------ (Provide the answer – Hint: Alphabet’s ventures)

Q5.  The ACM A.M. Turing Award, recognised as the "Nobel Prize of Computing" of Value US$ one million is funded by ------------- (Intel / Google)

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