Sunday, July 23, 2017

This Week

1. Database Truth of the Week

"And [AI] weaknesses there are. Watson requires many months of laborious training, as experts must feed vast quantities of well-organized data into the platform for it to be able to draw any useful conclusions. And then it can only draw conclusions based upon the body of data, or ‘corpus’ (plural: ‘corpora’) that it has been trained on. The ‘well-organized’ requirement is especially challenging for Watson, as unprepared data sets are typically insufficient. As a result, Watson customers must hire teams of expert consultants to prepare the data sets, a time-consuming and extraordinarily expensive process." --Is IBM's Watson a Joke?


2. What's Wrong With This Database Picture?

"Can I ask whether people make use of the functionality provided by the database to ensure adequate data quality. Secondly do people apply this retrospectively as seems quite reasonable to me when a data problem is identified and the source data cleaned up--to do so could prevent future errors. There appears to be a tension between this sort of implementation and at least a perception of flexibility as database changes would be required should additional allowable values be required." --LinkedIn.com


3. To Laugh or Cry?

"Although NewSQL systems vary greatly in their internal architectures, the two distinguishing features common amongst them is that they all support the relational data model and use SQL as their primary interface." --Wikipedia


4. Publications



Reviews


5. Oldies but Goodies

If You Liked SQL,You'll Love XQUERY


6. Of Interest



And Now for Something Completely Different



This week @The PostWest:

  • How Do I Know America (and the entire Western Civilization) Is Finished!
  • Soft Target: The Only Acceptable Racism Left
  • The "Palestinians": Nice People, Let's Give Them a[n ISIS] State!


Technology Corporations: The Mechanism of Tyranny and the Destruction of Free Civilized Society


My Take: The Real Mark Zuckerberg and the Dangerous Sillicon Valley Illusions


Technology Dystopia



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