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The most watched movies of the week: New releases and some unexpected classics


Wondering what everyone's been watching this week? Well, spring is in the air and so is action, action, action! Every week, the popularity of movies across streaming might be determined by promotions, star power, critic raves, social media buzz, good old-fashioned word of mouth, or a new addition to a beloved franchise. While the reasons may vary, you can't argue with the numbers that streaming aggregator Reelgood collected from hundreds of streaming services in the U.S. and UK. As it has for weeks, The Batman continues to reign supreme.

Building a new developer workforce: How coding is helping an entire region retrain for the future


Damian Radcliffe is a digital analyst, journalist, and researcher with 20 years of experience. As Middle East nations look to pivot from petro-chemical to knowledge-based economies, skilling up the region's IT and tech workforce is growing in importance. While high-profile spending on infrastructure and startups tends to dominate the headlines, a number of efforts designed to build IT skills and capacity are also underway, with coding being one area seeing considerable investment. According to Salim Abid, Google's regional lead of developer ecosystem in MENA, Google trained more than 700,000 developers across MENA in 2021, 35% of whom were women. Participants were trained by Googlers and Google Developer Experts; local experts that joined events organised by Google Developer Groups, Women Techmakers communities, Google Developers Students clubs and other local organisations.

Research Assistant (Bigdata, Machine Learning, and IoT) – Times Higher Education


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$35 Million In New Funding For AI To Personalize Cancer Treatment


Israeli startup OncoHost announced today an upsized and oversubscribed $35 million Series C funding round, led by ALIVE Israel HealthTech VC, with the participation of Leumi Partners, Menora Mivtachim, OurCrowd and other existing investors. Clinical trial results have shown OncoHost's AI-powered precision oncology platform to have remarkably high accuracy in assessing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patient response at three months, six months and one year. Through one blood test pre-treatment, the company's multi-patented platform also provides clinicians with potential combination strategies to overcome treatment resistance. Last year, OncoHost CEO Dr. Ofer Sharon told me that "For immunotherapy, the most important treatment modality we have today, the response rate on average across all cancer types is about 20%. With all the promise of immunotherapy, if you have ten patients waiting in your waiting room with advanced cancer, only two will be alive in two years."



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Business intelligence firm Pyramid Analytics raises $120M – TechCrunch


Business intelligence is an increasingly well-funded category in the software-as-a-service market. By handling large amounts of data to analyze and benchmark lines of business, BI promises to help identify, develop and otherwise create new revenue opportunities. Pervasive BI remains elusive, but statistics on the category reveal that about a third of employees use BI tools for analytics to inform strategy. The big data and business analytics market could be worth $684 billion by 2030, according to Valuates Reports, if such outrageously high estimates are to be believed. The segment contains too many vendors to count -- a few include Noogata, Fractal Analytics, Tredence, LatentView and Mu Sigma.

Hyundai's bizarre Star Wars-style 'walking car' moves a step closer to reality

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It may sound like something straight out of Star Wars, but Hyundai's planned'walking car' is a step closer to reality after the vehicle manufacturer unveiled a new $20 million (£16 million) development centre to expedite its arrival. The aim of the New Horizon Studio, which has opened in Montana in the US, is to build vehicles for future customers who want or need to travel over terrains which are challenging for conventional ground vehicles. It will focus on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs), including a car with legs that can simply walk over anything it struggles to drive over. The Elevate concept, which resembles the All Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) walkers found in the Star Wars universe, combines a traditional wheel with a leg that unfolds for dangerous terrain. It may sound like something straight out of Star Wars, but Hyundai's planned'walking car' (pictured in a concept image) is a step closer to reality after the vehicle manufacturer unveiled a new $20 million (£16 million) development centre to expedite its arrival Gwen Stefani enjoys celebrating Mother's Day with her family Bono performs'with or without you' in Kyiv after Zelensky invite Aussies shows what Dubai McDonald's looks like Its aim is to address challenging driving situations and potentially save lives as the first responder in natural disasters.

GelBot – A new 3D printing method to tackle sustainability in soft robots


Future generations of robots will work very differently from those that assemble entire vehicles or solder electronics onto circuit boards at lightning speed on factory floors today. They will leave the factory halls and start working with people, handing them a tool at the right moment or assisting them in assembling heavy components. They will appear in agriculture, helping harvest the fields or process the fruits. And they will increasingly be found in living rooms, supporting and entertaining people there or simply making them feel less alone. Of course, these robots will also look different from the enormous metallic contraptions found in today's industrial plants.

A Product Manager's 600-Word Guide to Machine Learning


Machine learning (ML) is a technology or field of computer science that learns from historical data to make accurate predictions or decisions. This could be looking at the purchasing patterns of a buyer and recommending products to a similar buyer. Or, this could be analyzing weather data to predict what the weather would be like on a particular day. There is no magic here. To make things easier, imagine you're at a coffee shop with your closest friend. The barista asks your friend what kind of coffee they want.

Gradient bundle analysis of ketosteroid isomerase


Bond bundle analysis is used to investigate enzymatic catalysis in the KSI active site. We identify the unique bonding regions in each system and calculate the precise redistribution of electron density that accompanies either enhancement or inhibition of KSI catalytic activity. In two examples--using direct inspection of bond bundle regional properties, and using correlations between those properties and reaction barrier height--we arrive at similar conclusions, that cat- alytic enhancement results from promoting electron density redistribution between bonds within the KSI-docked substrate molecule in a way that closely resembles our mechanistic understanding of the forward catalyzed reaction. This catalyzing charge redistribution is prevalent in KSI systems catalyzed via electric fields or via amino acid mutation, and are thus suggestive of a significant catalytic role. Bond bundle analysis also generates a wealth of statistically useful bond properties, making it a strong candidate for machine learning approaches to computer- aided artificial enzyme design, and a promising tool for the discovery of relationships between the structure of the electron charge density and enzymatic catalytic activity.