Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Hints and bits and random data

* Side hustle for children (and not only): this one is very easy, that even one 11 year old can do it. Ideal if you have clever kids? Check the link here. Selling cryptografically secure passwords.

** They just developed something interesting at Oxford, a language understanding intelligent service that can even use SIRI or Cortana. I think this can result in a (r)evolution in phone AI in the future. Language Understanding Intelligent Service (LUIS) offers a fast and effective way of adding language understanding to applications. With LUIS, you can use pre-existing, world-class, pre-built models whenever they suit your purposes -and when you need specialized models, LUIS guides you through the process of quickly building them.

What this language can do, you will probably ask?Here is the list:
-Create language understanding models
-Create models for your application to better understand intents like "turn on the lights", or entities such as "start a new jog/walk/hike/bikeride". Tune your model with in-depth performance visualizations.
-Use pre-built, world-class models from Bing and Cortana
-Use the pre-built, world-class models to recognize entities like places, times, numbers, temperatures, and to also handle common requests like "set an alarm for 8 AM". Immediately enable personal assistant functionalities by using a selection of Cortana understanding models.
-Deploy your models to an HTTP endpoint
-Deploy models to an HTTP endpoint with one click. LUIS returns easy-to-use JSON.
-Activate models on any device
-Activate your language understanding models from your application on your phone, tablet, or any other device that has access to the Internet.
-Maintain models with ease
-Review commands spoken to your application to spot and correct errors. LUIS automatically suggests the most important commands to label.

If you buy shares, not only mutual funds, the future seems to be bright in the phone app sector. But i will let you to look for the companies that will use this technologies soon (hint: Apple is one of them)

*** Meanwhile i will tell you what i noticed in the world economic news and market most recent changes. Eli Lilly ex chief Sidney Taurel will become Pearson's new chairman. That is a good news, as S.Taurel can provide strong ties with U.S market, being one of the most knowledgeable experts at the moment. Aberdeen Asset Management is having the third consecutive year of negative new flow on both income and equities, What a shame coming from what was once Europe largest listed fund (in 2013). Philips is on his way to get rid of his lighting business, trying to sell his major stake in  the company Lumileds. I think Hitachi should take lessons from them, having now 9 business divisions, with the possibility of providing major profit returns if the will just close the two divisions with the biggest loss. But who am i to tell them what to do. Apple is to announce his profit soon, with the experts predicting a low performance next spring, first time in years. What to do? Maybe an aggressive campaign is not the answer, but this is a far away future at the moment. 

**** London financial independence real estate tip. I've seen some very good prices for studio and 1 bedroom flat in Hounslow, around 199.000. Given that i found on internet that the average rent for one of this is 1818/month, meaning 21816/year, that's a whooping 10.96% ROI, sound good to me. You should easily get that rent with some money invested to give a luxury make-up appearance to your flat.

That's it for today, enjoy the rest of the week, see you soon.

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