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How Neural Networks Work — and Why They’ve Become a Big Business

For the Media

These Reporters Rely on Public Data, Rather Than Secret Sources

What We’re Watching

ADL International Leadership Award Presented to Sacha Baron Cohen at Never Is Now 2019

Events & Announcements

Event: Disinfo 2020 — Prepping the Press
Date: December 10, 9AM-3PM
A day-long conference from Columbia Journalism School exploring how disinformation will affect the 2020 election — and what we can do about it. Register Here.

Event: Fireside Chat w/ Director at Tableau Software
Date: December 12, 6PM-8PM
A Fireside Chat with Alan Stein, Director of Worldwide Technical Support at Tableau Software. Alan leverages his analytical proficiency, honed on Wall Street, to quickly identify critical business levers, develop operational strategy, partner cross-functionally, and execute on plan to consistently exceed goals. Register Here.

Event: Smart Communities — Smart Futures w/ Tech Innovation
Date: December 16, 6:15PM-8:45PM
Smart cities stay safe and operate efficiently. Discover the smart technologies that keep your community connected. Register Here.

A Deeper Look

China Uses DNA to Map Faces, With Help From the West

Transactions & Announcements

WPP, Bain Complete Kantar Transaction

Alphabet Pushes Duolingo To $1.5B Valuation

Intel In Talks To Buy AI Chip Startup Habana Labs

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