In this technical demonstration, we propose a cloud-based Big Data Platform for Social Multimedia Analytics called bBridge that automatically detects and profiles meaningful user communities in a specified geographical region, followed by rich analytics on communities’ multimedia streams. The system executes a community detection approach that considers the ability of social networks to complement each other during the process of latent representation learning, while the community profiling is implemented based on the state-of-the-art multi-modal latent topic modeling and personal user profiling techniques. The stream analytics is performed via cloud-based stream analytics engine, while the multi-source data crawler deployed as a distributed cloud jobs. Overall, the bBridge platform integrates all the above techniques to serve both business and personal objectives.
From the classic novels of Isaac Asimov to the Star Wars franchise on the big screen, robots have been a fixture of futuristic science fiction for decades. Today, robots and robotic process automation are taking on new roles in both the business and consumer worlds. Innovations in robotics and RPA can expand the capabilities of humans and organizations, safely manage work and events that entail physical risk, and free up humans for more creative, fulfilling work.
Tech experts say advanced robots and RPA may soon revolutionize health care, environmental stewardship and even international travel. Here, 16 members of Forbes Technology Council share new and upcoming robotics innovations that could truly make a big difference in the way we live and work.
Leaders often want to get tasks done themselves to ensure quality and timely completion, but no leader can do it all. Delegating certain tasks to other members of your team frees up time so that you can get more accomplished and continue to grow in your leadership position. And as tech leaders play increasingly large roles in companies, it’s essential for them to embrace the art of delegation.
IT leaders have a lot of unique opportunities to delegate work, from automating repetitive tasks to appointing someone to oversee product management. Here, 14 members of Forbes Technology Council share some tasks IT leaders should get off their plates as soon as possible.
Not too long ago, I was asked to present a tool to some of my clients. It was a simple prototype, where a person would type in a few things (i.e., advertising channel, product and occasion), and in turn, the machine would give a number of sample ads. When I clicked the button, in just a few seconds, the machine spat out several ads complete with images and text. The first comment was, “Wow, that was really fast.” What would take a person a few hours to do, this machine did in but a fraction. There were a lot of other interesting comments, some even pointing out that this machine was really creative. Then one person spoke out, a comment that put the room into an uncomfortable silence, “This thing is going to take my job.”