Google is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence

TODAY, A TEASPOON of spit and a hundred bucks is all you need to get a snapshot of your DNA. But getting the full picture – all 3 billion pairs of your genome – requires a much more laborious process. One that, even with the aid of sophisticated statistics, scientists still struggle over. It’s exactly the kind of problem that makes sense to outsource to artificial intelligence (AI).

Recently, Google released a tool called DeepVariant that uses deep learning – the machine learning technique that now dominates AI – to assemble full human genomes. Modeled loosely on the networks of neurons in the human brain, these massive mathematical models have learned how to do things like identify faces posted to your Facebook news feed, transcribe your inane requests to Siri, and even fight internet trolls. And now, engineers at Google Brain and Verily (Alphabet’s life sciences spin-off) have taught one to take raw sequencing data and line up the billions of Adenine(As), Thymine(Ts), Cytosine(Cs), and Guanine(Gs) that make you you.

And oh yeah, it’s more accurate than all the existing methods out there. Last year, DeepVariant took first prize in an FDA contest promoting improvements in generic sequencing. The open source version the Google Brain/Verily team introduced to the world recently reduced the error rates even further – by more than 50 percent. Looks like grandmaster Ke Jie isn’t be the only one getting bested by Google’s AI neural networks this year. Continue reading “Google is Giving Away AI That Can Build Your Genome Sequence”

More rewards coming to you. Let’s Jamuan Bersama-Sama Campaign.

As a Malaysian, we treasure our time spent with families, friends and even colleagues. Info Trek is bringing you another reason to dine and chill together with your beloved colleagues during the upcoming Hari Raya festive celebrations.

We would like to reward you with a delicious spread of food for the upcoming Hari Raya Celebration. We will throw you a small eatery session as a gesture of celebrating when you sign-up for selected training courses within the promotion period.

  • Promotion period : 1 April – 30 June 2018
  • Redemption Period : 1 May to 31 July 2018
  • List of eligible training courses.

Find out more about this promotion here or email us at and we will be glad to assist you.

Was your information being shared with Cambridge Analytica?

We now knew that the Facebook user’s personal information was being gathered through an application named “This is Your DIgital Life” which your friend’s data was being gathered at the same time. There are so many quizzes out there that gives you all sort of personality test such as love and romance, type of food you like, travel destination according to your personality and many more.

No doubt, we won’t be thinking that there is a reason behind these quizzes. Now the question is to find out whether you are part of the victim of this unfortunate event when at that point of time, all you want to do was just click on a quick quiz since everybody is playing it.

How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?

Ah ha, there is this section ‘How can I tell if my info was shared with Cambridge Analytica?’ as part of the effort Facebook has made to have you informed.

At the box below you will find ‘Was my information shared?’, it will notify you whether your Facebook information has or hasn’t been shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Click on this link and find out if your data has been one of 87 million facebook user whose data has been harvested by Cambridge Analytica. Make sure you have log in to your Facebook account in order to check.

VMware – How Virtualization is key to managing risk

A Guide to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Losses from unplanned downtime are tens of billions of dollars every year. When Hurricane Sandy hit, businesses of all sizes suffered greatly. The insured losses are estimated at more than $20 billion, and the total economic damage at more than $50 billion. The aftermath of the deadly 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan was even more devastating, impacting 312,000 employees in 715 industries, according to a Dun & Bradstreet report.(1)

(1) “2011 Impact Report of Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Preliminary Business Impact Analysts for High Impact Areas of Japan.” Dun and Bradstreet 2012.

IT outages have, in aggregate, caused businesses to lose billions worldwide. However, the impact of unplanned down time can also have indirect financial consequences.

VMware has some of the solutions that you might want to look at for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery.

Download this e-book and read more.

Things you don’t think it is possible with Conditional Formatting in Microsoft Excel

When it comes to Excel table and reports, have you ever wonder how you can highlight the cells with certain color when the number has reach a certain threshold? We are not talking about highlighting ranges and cells and simply apply cell fill, we’re talking about automation.

So, I have been wanting to have a report/table that self-maintain. Which means, whenever any changes are detected, the cell fill will automatically apply and remove base on the rules and condition set.

Conditional Formatting command is the best buddy who you need to do just that. This command has been around since Excel version 2000, but of course the command has improved since then. In this article, we are going to talk about the awesome things that conditional formatting able to do to your table and report.

Highlight cell when the rules are met

The table below shows the records of the performance of each Sales Person from month Jan to Mar.

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