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Month: July 2022 (Page 1 of 3)

The MyDataPrefs Intrepid

The seventh post from Girish Altekar on Intrepid technology and applications*. The introductory post is here and all our re-published intrepid posts are here.


Starting with GDPR in EU and CCPA in California, the consumer privacy regulatory regimes empower consumers to instruct businesses on how their personal data is to be used. We are not experts on these regulations, but it seems to us that requiring businesses to follow consumer preferences on data use is not very useful if there are no easy mechanisms for consumers to transmit these preferences to businesses. No one is going to fill out forms at each website they visit instructing them on their preferences.

Check out the CCPA (https://lnkd.in/g3aMCWhQ) and the GDPR (https://lnkd.in/gRUjs7S3) data directive Intrepids and visit the MyDataPrefs (MDP) (https://mydataprefs.com/) application. These Intrepids allow users to capture their data privacy preferences in a structured format so they can be transmitted to a business existing under specific regulatory jurisdictions. 

MDP, an overlay application that uses the Intrepid technology, enables users to create their own data preference Intrepids. When directed by users, it will (eventually) transmit these preferences to well-known applications (if required by the Regulations) at businesses. 

We have not done this yet, but we plan to incorporate these preference directives into browser extensions that automatically transmit these preferences to every website the user visits. The return response can be saved as the evidence of the data preference transmittal and can be used to audit and track businesses for compliance. 

We are interested in your feedback – https://lnkd.in/gm3fAPhP.

Previous Intrepid related posts available at intrep-id.com.
Introduction – https://lnkd.in/g7VyFyya
Resume Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gaz-SBeu
Travel Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gPVvfci2
Other Intrepids – https://lnkd.in/gMg6UuTu
Personal Health Profile Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gmtu4x5t

Future Topics

Data Preferences Intrepid – this
Support / Receipt Intrepid
An Invoicing / Payment application
State Government Applications 
Summing it up And Current Status

https://intrep-id.com

*Disclosure: I am an advisor to the Intrepid team.

Intrepid user illustration

Personal Health Care Intrepid

The sixth post from Girish Altekar on Intrepid technology and applications*. The introductory post is here and all our re-published intrepid posts are here.


If you have visited a health care provider recently, it is likely that your office visit began with a request to arrive 15 minutes early to fill out some paperwork. Certainly, this is the case when you visit a new provider, but even existing providers want periodic updates on your health history. 

Check out the Health Profile Intrepid (PHP) – https://lnkd.in/gxP6MJxZ if you wish to avoid this drudgery. You can create a structured version of your health profile that captures personal information, insurance information, family history, health conditions, medicines and dosage, vaccine information, allergy information, surgery, and hospitalization information. When asked for this information, you simply transmit this data into the provider’s EHR system where it is stored appropriately (note rekeying of data not required).

You can also use MyVitalHealthData (MVH) – https://lnkd.in/gShuYQQy for creating and transmitting Intrepids to your service providers. MVH, an overlay application that uses the Intrepid technology, will eventually enable patients to directly transmit their PHP to their care providers, should they accept Intrepids. If your current provider doesn’t accept Intrepids, you can still print your PHP from MVH, and deliver it to them, if you prefer not to fill out forms sitting in their offices.

We know Health Information is intensely personal and private. MVH and the Intrepid applications do NOT store any of your data; all data is purged when transmitted to you or your care provider. 

We are interested in your feedback – https://lnkd.in/gm3fAPhP.

Previous Intrepid related posts available at intrep-id.com.
Introduction – https://lnkd.in/g7VyFyya
Resume Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gaz-SBeu
Travel Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gPVvfci2
Other Intrepids – https://lnkd.in/gMg6UuTu

Future Topics

Personal Health Profile Intrepid – this
Data Preferences Intrepid
Support / Receipt Intrepid
An Invoicing / Payment application
State Government Applications 
Summing it up And Current Status

https://intrep-id.com

*Disclosure: I am an advisor to the Intrepid team.

Gilbane Advisor 7-27-22 — Databricks vs. Snowflake, Apple futures

Hello Reader:

This week we feature articles from Tony Baer, and the CB Insights team.

Additional reading comes from Loraine Lawson, James Vincent, Zhengpeng Li, Jiansheng Wu, Jiawei Miao & Xinmiao Yu, and Anil Tilbe.

News comes from Access Innovations, IBM, Squarespace, and Botminds.

👉 We don’t usually publish the newsletter in August, though we sometimes can’t resist a post or tweet or two. We will return to our weekly schedule in September. In the meantime, if you’ve missed any of the past 53 issues you can see them here; those, as well as all older issues can be found here.


Opinion / Analysis

Data chess game: Databricks vs. Snowflake

Tony Baer argues that MongoDB, Snowflake and Databricks are the hottest companies in position to own the enterprise cloud data platform market. In this post he focuses on the competition between Databricks and Snowflake in a useful comparison. In a follow-up post, not live yet as I write this, he will consider what more Databricks, MongoDB and Snowflake need to do to appeal to the broader enterprise. (6 min)

https://venturebeat.com/2022/07/25/data-chess-game-databricks-vs-snowflake-part-1/

Analyzing Apple’s growth strategy

From digital health to AI, we look at where Apple is acquiring, investing, and partnering. Discover the Apple strategy map.

The CB Insights team does such a great job of content marketing that I’ve been following them for years without becoming a client. I mean this as a compliment — they are smart, funny, generous with free research, and have grown quickly as a result. Oh, and they don’t pay me either. (6 min)

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/apple-strategy-map-investments-partnerships-acquisitions/

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Content technology news

Data Harmony suite Recommender released

To improve article and content searches with semantic fingerprinting; automatically displays items with the same semantic fingerprint nearby.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/data-harmony-suite-recommender-released/

The release of Deep Search for Scientific Discovery (DS4SD), is an open-source toolkit for scientific research and businesses.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/ibm-research-open-sources-toolkit-for-deep-search/

Squarespace launches Fluid Engine

Their next generation website design system makes it possible for beginners or pros to achieve professional designs for mobile and websites.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/squarespace-launches-fluid-engine/

Botminds Document AI now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Botminds provides AI-powered solutions that read and understand documents, a search engine, document analytics, and document-based process automation.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/botminds-document-ai-now-available-in-microsoft-azure-marketplace/

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Botminds Document AI now available in Microsoft Azure Marketplace

Botminds AI announced the availability of Botminds Document AI platform in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace, an online store providing applications, and services for use on Azure. Botminds’ customers can now take advantage of the Azure cloud platform, with streamlined deployment and management.

Botminds is an integrated platform for Document Understanding/Intelligent Document Processing (IDP). Botminds provides AI-powered solutions that read and understand documents, a search engine to query any document, enriched document analytics, and end-to-end document-based process automation. Custom AI models, help organizations transform data into intelligent actionable insights in a matter of weeks.

The Azure Marketplace is an online market for buying and selling cloud solutions certified to run on Azure. The Azure Marketplace helps connect companies seeking cloud-based solutions with partners who have developed solutions that are ready to use.

https://www.botminds.ai

The universe of Intrepid applications is large, part 2

The fifth post from Girish Altekar on Intrepid technology and applications*. The introductory post is here and all our re-published intrepid posts are here.


Here is the second half of the previous post. Let us know if you can think of other uses.

Covid Passport – A Covid Passport Intrepid would have been easy to manage and use. Only access to a central verification database would have been required. https://lnkd.in/g-ZFbNfe

Driver’s License – When you are required to provide your driver’s license number to applications. Using a Bluetooth or NFC receiver can enable the delivery of the license anywhere. We are aware there are large State govt. efforts to create smartphone-based DL systems. https://lnkd.in/gjCZ68Vc

Home/House – The House Intrepid encapsulates all the features of a house so you can apply for a mortgage, sell, insure, make a claim against. Ideally this Intrepid is created when the architectural plans of a house are created, and then transmitted to every subsequent owner. When remodeled, the house Intrepid can be easily updated. No need to depend on 3rd party home descriptions that are generally riddled with inaccuracies. https://lnkd.in/gyR5G67T

Vehicle Info – The Vehicle Intrepid captures your vehicle data to assist you in selling, insuring, and providing vehicle data to registration, repair, and other applications. https://lnkd.in/gSmTXDQK

Over time we will create many more vocabularies to describe more facets of our lives and the data associated with them. When Intrepids are accepted by applications, the transaction time, and the effort to complete your daily tasks will be vastly minimized. 

We are interested in your feedback. https://lnkd.in/gm3fAPhP

Previous Intrepid related posts available at intrep-id.com.
Introduction – https://lnkd.in/g7VyFyya
Travel Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gPVvfci2
Resume Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gaz-SBeu

Future Topics

Other Intrepids – this
Personal Health Profile Intrepid
Data Preferences Intrepid
Support / Receipt Intrepid
An Invoicing / Payment application
State Government Applications 
Summing it up And Current Status

https://intrep-id.com

*Disclosure: I am an advisor to the Intrepid team.

The universe of Intrepid applications is large, part 1

The fourth post from Girish Altekar on Intrepid technology and applications*. The introductory post is here and all our re-published intrepid posts are here.


In previous posts, we introduced 2 applications, resume and travel, to introduce the process, and to demonstrate how data ownership using a structured format enables rapid reuse. Here are some more uses (split over 2 posts). Let us know if you can think of other uses.

Login – Admittedly not the most compelling of Intrepid applications.  There are many browser or non-browser-based solutions, including recently announced Fido based password-less login by Apple. Nevertheless, the use of a login Intrepid is quick and enables multifactor authentication including biometrics in the same easy private process. https://lnkd.in/gWay5-zD

Personal Contact – Your personal name, address, phone, email data. https://lnkd.in/g9vHJ8un

Business Card – Your Intrepid Business card. You may need these when you are filling out a loan application, for instance, and are required to provide this information in ten different forms. https://lnkd.in/g6Jkzdau

Credit Card – Yes, many browsers scrape this information and there are e-wallets that attempt to store all your cards but creating Credit Card Intrepids for your multiple payment methods enable clear, unambiguous, and rapid use of credit cards without the necessity to hand this data to an intermediary. Credit Card Intrepids also enable rapid update of autopay data should an existing card be compromised and replaced. https://lnkd.in/g3kw_HWj

Bank Account – If you wish to avoid the 3-4% surcharge on credit card payments, you may use your Bank Account Intrepid for direct bank account payments. Other payment mechanisms haven’t been created yet, but the same process can apply to any online payment system, including crypto. https://lnkd.in/gx34zBdg

Over time we will create many more vocabularies to describe more facets of our lives and the data associated with them. When Intrepids are accepted by applications, the transaction time, and the effort to complete your daily tasks will be vastly minimized. 

We are interested in your feedback. https://lnkd.in/gm3fAPhP

Previous Intrepid related posts available at intrep-id.com.
Introduction – https://lnkd.in/g7VyFyya
Travel Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gPVvfci2
Resume Intrepid – https://lnkd.in/gaz-SBeu

Future Topics

Other Intrepids – this
Personal Health Profile Intrepid
Data Preferences Intrepid
Support / Receipt Intrepid
An Invoicing / Payment application
State Government Applications 
Summing it up And Current Status

Intrepid user illustration

https://intrep-id.com

*Disclosure: I am an advisor to the Intrepid team.

Squarespace launches Fluid Engine

Squarespace announced a new web design system, Fluid Engine. The reimagined design system provides users the maximum freedom to easily play, experiment, and stretch creative limits through an unrestricted canvas, but the canvas is also guided by an advanced smart grid to ensure quality results. The system provides just enough design guidance to make a website look great without limiting creativity. With its intuitive, fluid, and agile website editing experience, it is powerful enough to be used by the most creative professionals in web design, and easy-to-use for beginners. Fluid Engine is now available on Squarespace 7.1 in English, with plans to roll out in other supported languages beginning this fall. Features include:

  • Easier customization and creative expression. A modern design system that gives users creative flexibility with design guidance through a drag-and-drop smart grid.
  • Placement precision. A new level of control when arranging content within page layouts. You can control all aspects of layering, alignment, full bleed positioning.
  • More control over mobile websites. A smart grid specifically designed for mobile view that helps users create bespoke designs to optimize mobile experience.
  • Design Efficiency. Intelligent, responsive functionality to help users get their envisioned design results faster and more easily.

https://www.squarespace.com/websites/fluid-engine

Gilbane Advisor 7-20-22 — BERTopic, Python NLP libraries

Hello Reader:

This week we feature articles from Moez Ali, and Dan Robinson.

Additional reading comes from Ingrid Lunden, Michael Eisenstein, and Denise-Marie Ordway.

News comes from Netlify, Intrep-ID, Sitecore, Kentico, and Elastic.

Reminder: If you’ve missed any recent issues you can see them here.


Opinion / Analysis

Is LDA topic modeling dead?

If you’re a topic modeling geek you’ll want to check out Dan Robinson’s deep dive on how BERTopic addresses a couple of the important limitations of LDA. (14 min)

https://towardsdatascience.com/is-lda-topic-modeling-dead-9543c18488fa

Natural language processing (NLP) Python libraries in 2022

Python has a growing ecosystem of open-source NLP libraries. This article lists down some of the really useful NLP libraries in Python in no particular order.

Moez Ali suggests the current top Python libraries are: Hugging Face Transformers, NLTK, spaCy, Gensim, and Flair. (4 min)

https://moez-62905.medium.com/top-natural-language-processing-nlp-python-libraries-in-2022-c8f77b56e442

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Content technology news

Introduction to Intrepids

A way to manage personal data. Individuals can manage and reuse their data efficiently while enhancing data privacy, and increasing data control.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/introduction-to-intrepids/

Sitecore releases Experience Manager Cloud (XM Cloud)

They have transitioned the core CMS solution including personalization and the content authoring experience, to a modern cloud architecture.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/sitecore-releases-experience-manager-cloud-xm-cloud/

Netlify announces investments for the Jamstack Innovation Fund

To support early-stage companies that are driving forward the modern web by arming developer teams with Jamstack-based tooling and practices.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/netlify-announces-investments-for-the-jamstack-innovation-fund/

Kentico to focus on CMS & DXP

Raised an investment of $40 million from Expedition Growth Capital and became a standalone enterprise. Kontent.ai is now a separate company.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/kentico-to-focus-on-cms-dxp/

Elastic enhances cross-cluster search and replication

Enables users to search across multiple clusters and visualize data in one view, and replicate data between clusters regardless of physical location.
https://gilbane.com/2022/07/elastic-enhances-cross-cluster-search-and-replication/

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