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February 19, 2018, 1:25 PM

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Matthew Hutson / Science:
Missing data hindering replication of AI studies as survey of 400 algorithms presented at major conferences finds just 6% included code, 30% included test data  —  Last year, computer scientists at the University of Montreal (U of M) in Canada were eager to show off a new speech recognition algorithm …
Tuomas Forsell / Reuters:
Nokia starts “strategic review” of its digital health business less than two years after buying Withings, plans 400+ job cuts as part of €1.2B cost-savings plan  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business …
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Former Meetup employees describe how competition from Facebook, being acquired by WeWork, and a mandatory arbitration agreement weakened the company's culture  —  Meetup was supposed to be different.  —  While much of the tech industry struggled to create inclusive work environments …
Maiya Keidan / Reuters:
Number of crypto hedge funds doubled to 226 in the last 4 months and is up from 37 at the start of 2017; assets under management reached between $3.5B and $5B  —  Maiya Keidan, Jemima Kelly  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies have struggled to eke out returns …
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Uncommon.co raises $18M Series A from Canaan Partners, Spark Capital, and Zeev Ventures, launches its platform that matches resumes to job descriptions  —  Traditional models of recruiting are a mess.  At companies like Google, quite literally millions of people apply for open roles …
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