The new normal for enterprise data governance

Data is helping organizations to navigate the challenges wrought by the global coronavirus pandemic.

The ability to effectively use data during the pandemic has also brought into focus the role of enterprise data governance. At Forrester Research’s Data Strategy & Insights virtual conference, data executives and analysts detailed approaches and challenges for enterprise data governance in the pandemic era.

JoAnn Stonier, chief data officer at Mastercard, provided insight into how the global credit card payment processor has been handling its data needs during the pandemic. With many employees working from home and the demands on merchants and financial institutions under new pressures, she said Mastercard’s data governance policies continued to be effective.

“We always had very strong data governance,” Stonier said during a panel session on Oct. 15. “We also had very strong data tools that we were using, but in order to handle the increased data needs, we needed to leverage those tools, methods and data governance in new and different ways.”

Part of Mastercard’s enterprise data governance strategy includes data responsibility principles for how data can be used and shared. While Mastercard has worked to establish strong governance and data sharing policies, Stonier said she’s seen during

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NASA Announces Eight-Nation Space Coalition Under Artemis Accords

NASA announced on Tuesday that eight countries have signed an international agreement called the Artemis Accords that outlines the principles of future exploration of the Moon and beyond.

The treaty paves the way for its founding members, Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Britain and the United States, to participate in NASA’s Artemis programme, which aims to return humans to Earth’s nearest neighbour by 2024.

Artemis will be the broadest and most diverse international human space exploration programme in history, and the Artemis Accords are the vehicle that will establish this singular global coalition,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

“With today’s signing, we are uniting with our partners to explore the Moon and are establishing vital principles that will create a safe, peaceful, and prosperous future in space for all of humanity to enjoy.”

While NASA is leading the Artemis programme, it has emphasised the need for international partnerships in building up a sustainable presence on the Moon, something the agency views as key ahead of an eventual human mission to Mars.

The agency hopes, for example, to excavate ice from the Moon’s south pole to supply both drinking water and to split the molecules

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Video Game Level Repair via Mixed Integer Linear Programming

The automatic generation of video game levels poses several challenges. New levels must be aesthetically appealing, and at the same time playable. A recent paper proposes a generate-then-repair approach for responding to both problems.

Firstly, generative adversarial networks are used to create levels stylistically similar to human-created ones. Then, they are repaired to be playable using a mixed-integer linear program with encoded playability constraints. For example, in platform games, such as The Legend of Zelda, nodes corresponding to grind cells must contain exactly one type of object, and the player needs to be able to reach the key object.

The main component of the framework is a metric which allows minimizing the number of edits needed to make a level playable. The results show that diverse playable levels with an aesthetic appeal may be generated from several examples created by humans.

Recent advancements in procedural content generation via machine learning enable the generation of video-game levels that are aesthetically similar to human-authored examples. However, the generated levels are often unplayable without additional editing. We propose a generate-then-repair framework for automatic generation of playable levels adhering to specific styles. The framework constructs levels using a generative adversarial network (GAN) trained

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How Expertise Impacts Sleep Quality

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