Day: September 13, 2021

Google’s TensorFlow Similarity helps AI models find related items

The Transform Technology Summits start October 13th with Low-Code/No Code: Enabling Enterprise Agility. Register now! Google today announced TensorFlow Similarity, a Python package designed to train similarity models with the company’s TensorFlow machine learning framework. Similarity models search for related items, for example finding similar-looking clothes and identifying currently playing songs. As Google explains, many …

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Female creative director says in lawsuit that she was ‘erased’ from Pinterest’s founding

Pinterest, which is popular with female users and co-founded by three male executives, has faced gender discrimination allegations from female employees in the past two years. In December, Pinterest agreed to pay $22.5 million to settle a lawsuit from its former chief operating officer, Françoise Brougher, who alleged gender discrimination and retaliation.

Facebook Buying $100 Million Worth of Unpaid Invoices from 30K Small Businesses

Facebook announced it is buying $100 million of unpaid invoices from 30,000 women and minority-owned businesses. The goal is to buy these outstanding invoices through the Facebook Invoice Fast Track program so these owners can have cash on hand to keep their operations going. Facebook Buying $100 Million Worth of Invoices According to Facebook, the …

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Pandemic tech left out public health experts. Here’s why that needs to change.

Exposure notification apps were developed at the start of the pandemic, as technologists raced to help slow the spread of covid. The most common system was developed jointly by Google and Apple, and dozens of apps around the world were built using it—MIT Technology Review spent much of 2020 tracking them. The apps, which run …

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