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A Major Proof Shows How to Approximate Numbers Like Pi

The ancient Greeks wondered when irrational numbers, like pi, can be represented with fractions. Two mathematicians now have a complete answer.
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Google open-sources Live Transcribe’s speech engine

Google live transcribe sound event save transcripts Google has open-sourced the speech engine that powers its Android speech recognition transcription tool Live Transcribe on GitHub.Read More
08/16 124

Joint Speech Recognition and Speaker Diarization via Sequence Transduction

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Being able to recognize “who said what,” or speaker diarization, is a critical step in understanding audio of human dialog through automated means. For instance, in a medical conversation between....
08/16 88

The Biggest Mistakes First-Time Founders Make

Y Combinator CEO and Partner Michael Seibel on the biggest mistakes first-time founders make.

Topics 00:10 – Solving a problem you don’t care about 1:00 – Helping users you don’t care about 1:40 – Choosing cofounders you don’t know well 2:20 – Not having transparent conversations with your....
08/16 108

Amazon offered vendors ‘Amazon’s Choice’ labels in return for ad spending and lower prices

Amazon has previously offered vendors the ability to “bid” for an Amazon’s Choice badge by lowering prices and spending more money on advertising, bringing into sharper focus how the program, which recently came under fire from senators, actually works.

It’s unclear whether or not this offer....
08/15 101

Why We Dropped “Fun” as a Core Value

And how, as a result, we’re having more fun than ever. “Have fun.” She stared at me. “Go ahead. Just have fun.” I wasn’t sure how to respond. “Having fun yet?” I was talking with my sister, Elizabeth, and she was helping me come to an embarrassing realization. Groove’s “Core Values”—the ones I....
08/15 62

8 Ways Leaders Delegate Successfully

Start by picking the right person for the job.
08/15 1571

Actually, Gender-Neutral Pronouns Can Change a Culture

In 2012 a nongendered pronoun dropped into Swedish discourse. Today it's widely used—and it's nudging people to see the world a little differently.
08/15 1595

Staying Connected is Key to Your Startup’s Survival — Here’s How to Nail Internal Comms

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Even the smallest startups have a lot to gain from getting internal comms right. We've rounded up the Review's six most effective tactics for crafting crystal-clear messaging and facilitating feedback from your most important audience.
08/15 463

Decrement carbon: Stripe's negative emissions commitment

As part of Stripe’s environmental program, we fully offset our greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing verified carbon offsets. Starting this year, we’re going a step further. In addition to our offset program, we are committing to pay, at any available price, for the direct removal of carbon....
08/15 130