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Gilbane Advisor 5-11-22 — relational KGs, feature importance

This week we feature articles from Tiernan Ray, and Cristiana de Azevedo von Stosch & Abhishek Singh.

Additional reading comes from Scott Brinker, Julia Angwin & Joris van Hoboken, Janko Roettgers, and Thomas Claburn.

News comes from the FIDO Alliance, Apple, Google and Microsoft, Sinequa, TeamViewer & SAP, and AppTek.


Opinion / Analysis

From the modern data stack to knowledge graphs

Tiernan Ray summarizes Microsoft and Snowflake veteran Bob Muglia’s keynote at last weeks Knowledge Graph Conference. Muglia’s presentation is about “relational knowledge graphs” that can model both data and and business rules. He is currently on the board of Relational AI, a startup building such a product. (4 min). Also see Has SQL gone too far?.

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-veteran-bob-muglia-relational-knowledge-graphs-will-transform-business/

Why graph-modeling frameworks are the future of unsupervised learning

If you have too many features for the number of samples or want to remove co-linear features to improve your model, there are many techniques that can be applied in a supervised learning setting — Decision Trees, Random Forest, etc.

Until now, there are very few approaches that can identify feature importance in an unsupervised learning problem.

Cristiana de Azevedo von Stosch and Abhishek Singh propose a method for “feature selection based on feature importance determination [that] will reduce the processing time of any modeling approach.”. (7 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/why-graph-modeling-frameworks-are-the-future-of-unsupervised-learning-2092b089caff

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Apple, Google and Microsoft commit to expanded support for FIDO standard

The new capability will allow websites and apps to offer consistent, secure, and easy passwordless sign-ins to consumers across devices and platforms.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/apple-google-and-microsoft-commit-to-expanded-support-for-fido-standard/

Sinequa Search Cloud available through Azure Marketplace

Customers can now fulfill license subscriptions for Sinequa under their existing MACC, allowing them to decrement pre-committed Azure spend.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/sinequa-search-cloud-available-through-azure-marketplace/

TeamViewer and SAP to digitalize warehouse operations with augmented reality

TeamViewer Frontline Augmented Reality (AR) solutions now enhance SAP Extended Warehouse Management with AR-based workflows.
https://gilbane.com/2022/05/teamviewer-and-sap-to-digitalize-warehouse-operations-with-augmented-reality/

AppTek launches new metadata-informed neural machine translation system

Provides enterprises and translation professionals with customization options for multi-domain, multi-dialect, multi-genre translations.
https://gilbane.com/2022/04/apptek-launches-new-metadata-informed-neural-machine-translation-system/

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Google Translate learns 24 new languages

From the Google Products Blog…

… today we’ve added 24 languages to Translate, now supporting a total of 133 used around the globe.

Over 300 million people speak these newly added languages — like Mizo, used by around 800,000 people in the far northeast of India, and Lingala, used by over 45 million people across Central Africa. As part of this update, Indigenous languages of the Americas (Quechua, Guarani and Aymara) and an English dialect (Sierra Leonean Krio) have also been added to Translate for the first time.

This is also a technical milestone for Google Translate. These are the first languages we’ve added using Zero-Shot Machine Translation, where a machine learning model only sees monolingual text — meaning, it learns to translate into another language without ever seeing an example. While this technology is impressive, it isn’t perfect. And we’ll keep improving these models to deliver the same experience you’re used to with a Spanish or German translation, for example. If you want to dig into the technical details, check out our Google AI blog post and research paper.

https://blog.google/products/translate/24-new-languages/

Acquia expands FedRAMP Authority to Operate

Acquia, the digital experience company, announced it has expanded its Authority to Operate (ATO) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) managed by the U.S. General Services Administration. The expansion boosts Acquia’s status as a provider of cloud services for creating and deploying digital experiences based on Drupal to meet the U.S. government’s requirements for security and protection of federal information.

Since 2016, FedRAMP certification has applied to federal customers using Acquia Cloud Platform for hosting and managing Drupal applications and Site Factory for multi-site management. The company has now added Acquia Site Studio, along with the latest versions of Acquia Search with Solr 7 and Acquia Platform Email capabilities to the FedRAMP boundary. FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that takes a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The FedRAMP framework adheres to the requirements of federal, state, and local government as well as highly regulated industries such as financial services and life sciences that demand strict security protocols for their IT properties.

Acquia’s information security program helps to ensure customers operate in a cloud environment that complies with a wide array of industry standards and regulations, including ISO 27001, HIPAA, SSAE16/SOC 1/ISAE-3402, SOC 2, and PCI-DSS.

https://www.acquia.com/why-acquia/industries/government

TeamViewer and SAP to digitalize warehouse operations with augmented reality

TeamViewer, a global provider of remote connectivity and workplace digitalization solutions, announced the integration of its enterprise Augmented Reality (AR) platform, Frontline, with the SAP Extended Warehouse Management (SAP EWM) application. With TeamViewer Frontline Augmented Reality, an SAP endorsed app from TeamViewer and part of SAP’s industry cloud portfolio, customers can further enhance their logistics processes in SAP EWM and empower their workforce with AR-based vision picking that helps to increase productivity and create more efficient processes across their entire warehouse and logistics operations.

The integration with Frontline and SAP EWM enables businesses to directly connect warehouse and logistics workers in real-time with the critical data and information they need to perform their tasks. The AR-based workflows provide step-by-step instructions to workers on smart glasses and wearable devices that enable them to work hands-free, improving pick rates by an average of 10-15 percent and dropping error rates close to zero. At the same time, new data insights are passed back into the SAP EWM application right at the point of work to enable continual process validation and optimization that can drive significant cost savings.

https://www.teamviewer.com/en-us/company/press/teamviewer-and-sap-join-forces-to-digitalize-warehouse-operations-with-augmented-reality/

Cloudflare and open source community to create new API standards

Cloudflare, Inc. announced that it is collaborating with Deno and individual core contributors of the Node.js open source project, bringing together three of the largest JavaScript environments, to give developers flexibility and choice while creating the standards of the future of edge computing. By collaborating around a common set of standards, the effort will aim to ensure code developed in one environment will work in another.

The Web-interoperable Runtimes Community Group (or “WinterCG”) is working with organizations including NearForm and Vercel to ensure that developers’ voices were heard in the creation of a new community group working within existing standards bodies. The API Standards allow developers to:

  • Use the best tool or framework for the job: It will be easier to leverage tools and integrations from the community across runtimes, allowing developers to use the best tool for the job.
  • Have a uniform approach to writing server side code: By removing platform specific nuances and the need to learn different platforms and focusing on functionality it’s easier for developers to ship better code.
  • Move applications as technology needs change: As application needs evolve and change over time there is no need for massive re-writes and adding or switching vendors.

https://blog.cloudflare.com/introducing-the-wintercg/

Apple, Google and Microsoft commit to expanded support for FIDO standard

Apple, Google and Microsoft announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium. The expanded capabilities will give websites and apps the ability to offer an end-to-end passwordless option. Users will sign in through the same action that they take multiple times each day to unlock their devices, such as a simple verification of their fingerprint or face, or a device PIN. This will be more secure when compared to passwords and multi-factor technologies such as one-time passcodes sent over SMS.

The platforms already support the FIDO Alliance standard, but previous implementations require users to sign in to each website or app with each device before using passwordless functionality. Today’s announcement extends these platform implementations to:

  1. Allow users to automatically access their FIDO sign-in credentials (referred to by some as a “passkey”) on many of their devices, even new ones, without having to re-enroll every account.
  2. Enable users to use FIDO authentication on their mobile device to sign in to an app or website on a nearby device, regardless of the OS platform or browser they are running.

https://fidoalliance.org/apple-google-and-microsoft-commit-to-expanded-support-for-fido-standard-to-accelerate-availability-of-passwordless-sign-ins/

Sinequa Search Cloud available through Azure Marketplace

Sinequa, a Search Cloud provider, strengthened its integration with Microsoft by enabling its customers to easily procure Sinequa’s Search Cloud platform directly from the Azure Marketplace using private offers. Sinequa is now available on the Azure Marketplace for all Microsoft Azure Consumption Commitment (MACC) customers. With this new private offer, customers can now fulfill license subscriptions for Sinequa under their existing MACC, allowing them to decrement pre-committed Azure spend. Sinequa license and Sinequa workloads on Azure will be counted 100 percent toward the MACC.

Sinequa and Microsoft customers can benefit from co-sell engagements to bring Search Cloud solutions to their Azure tenant. Sinequa also works with Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) program to deliver world-class search to Global 2000 customers.

Sinequa’s Search Cloud Platform, optimized for Azure, is an enterprise search platform that enables innovative organizations to ingest enterprise data sources, transform that data into searchable information, and obtain precise insights to natural language queries.

https://azuremarketplace.microsoft.com/en-us/marketplace/apps/sinequa.sinequa_macc_enabled

Gilbane Advisor 5-4-22 — web renaissance, MDS ecosystem

This week we feature articles from Anil Dash and Jordan Volz.

Additional reading comes from Jason Cohen, Cassie Kozyrkov, and Terry Crowley.

News comes from Expert .ai, Searchable .ai, Microsoft, and Hyland.


Opinion / Analysis

A web renaissance

I am as hopeful as Anil Dash about the possibility of something like a web renaissance and don’t disagree with what he says in his post (5 min). I built my own web site and have managed it since the nineties, and the ability to control my own content and presence was absolutely worth the effort. But I have seen countless businesses and individuals struggle with their own efforts, and remain cautious about the rate of adoption. Creating and maintaining a web presence today is already dramatically easier, and new tools will continue to make it less of a burden for developers and non-developers alike. But it needs to be simple enough to share space with your day job.

https://medium.com/@anildash/a-web-renaissance-3a1b16c898a6

Who’s who in the modern data stack ecosystem

We’ve covered the “modern data stack”a few times in the last year but Jordan Volz has a new “Spring 2022 Edition of the Modern Data Stack Ecosystem” (20 min) that is worth a read.

https://medium.com/@jordan_volz/whos-who-in-the-modern-data-stack-ecosystem-spring-2022-c45854653dc4

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Microsoft announces updates to Microsoft 365

To improve accessibility, support flexible workstyles, streamline tasks, and more ways to make your voice heard, and hybrid work easier.
https://gilbane.com/2022/04/microsoft-announces-updates-to-microsoft-365/

Expert.ai updates AI-based natural language processing platform

Designed for natural language AI, the platform combines machine learning and rule-based symbolic comprehension with an authoring environment.
https://gilbane.com/2022/04/expert-ai-updates-ai-based-natural-language-processing-platform/

Searchable.ai announces Constellation

Their unified data platform that brings together all the data and information that knowledge workers need, in one place.
https://gilbane.com/2022/04/searchable-ai-announces-constellation/

Hyland expands infrastructure to deploy OnBase and Brainware customers on AWS

New deployments for OnBase and Brainware cloud customers and cloud migration environments in North America on the appropriate AWS Region.
https://gilbane.com/2022/04/hyland-expands-infrastructure-to-deploy-onbase-and-brainware-customers-on-aws/

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