Reinventing Enterprise Search – Amazon Kendra is Now Generally Available

At the end of 2019, we launched a preview version of Amazon Kendra, a highly accurate and easy to use enterprise search service powered by machine learning. Today, I’m very happy to announce that Amazon Kendra is now generally available.
For all its amazing achievements in past decades, Information Technology had yet to solve a problem that all of us face every day: quickly and easily finding the information we need. Whether we’re looking for the latest version of the company travel policy, or asking a more technical question like “what’s the tensile strength of epoxy adhesives?”, we never seem to be able to get the correct answer right away. Sometimes, we never get it at all!
Not only are these issues frustrating for users, they’re also responsible for major productivity losses. According to an IDC study, the cost of inefficient search is $5,700 per employee per year: for a


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How to Install Visual Studio Code on Linux

Developed by Microsoft, Visual Studio Code is a free and open-source, cross-platform IDE or code editor that enables developers to develop applications and write code using a myriad of programming languages such as C,…
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Online proctoring is surging during COVID-19

Online proctoring has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, and so too have concerns about the practice, in which students take exams under the watchful eyes (human or automated) of third-party programs.

Chief among faculty and student concerns are student privacy and increasing test anxiety via a sense of being surveilled. Pedagogically, some experts also argue that the whole premise of asking students to recall information under pressure without access to their course materials is flawed. This, they say, may only motivate students to game the system, when cheating is what online proctoring services seek to prevent.

Of course, concerns about academic dishonesty are what gave rise to online exam proctoring in the first place. And the switch to rapid remote instruction provides new opportunities and motivations to cheat: everyone is away from campus, under considerable stress.

New Stresses, New Temptations

The past few weeks alone have seen two public cheating scandals. Georgia Institute of


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