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Hawaii's spike in STDs linked to online dating

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 14 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The U.S. continues to see a rise in the number of sexually transmitted diseases, according to health officials -- and in Hawaii, the increase is believed to be linked to online dating. Health officials in the Aloha State have reported a significant increase in chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis. All three of the infections were at or near their highest rates in about 30 years.


Bytemarks Café: Humanity In AI

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As AI algorithms play a bigger role in decision making, how do qualities like ethics, compassion, and inclusion get programmed into the code? On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a talk about the gathering of thought leaders in Hawai'i to discuss how to move the technology agenda. The event is called TechForce 2019, and its aim is to bring together leaders from key sectors to accelerate tech readiness in our islands. On this edition of Bytemarks Café, a discussion about a novel new project that projects a 3D hologram from Hawaii to American Samoa. The project is called Holo Campus, and is the delivery of University of Hawai'i lectures over the trans-Pacific fiber optic broadband network to the Pacific Islands.


Lawmakers discuss how artificial intelligence could impact Hawaii's workforce

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In San Francisco, an animal advocate organization relies on robots for overnight security. The automation concept is even catching on in the hotel industry. A Sheraton hotel in Los Angeles features bots that deliver room service and greet guests.


Teach Einstein Bots to Pay Attention with Named Entity Recognition

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One of the most impactful ways that bots can improve conversations is to pick up on the important details you've mentioned and reference them later without asking you to repeat things. Imagine if you called up an airline and said that you want to book a flight to Hawaii. If the airline employee were to reply with "Happy to book you a flight, where would you like to go?" you'd begin to question whether they were paying attention. Few bots have been set up to do this well and as a consequence run the risk of delivering a slow, rigid, repetitive experience. Automated natural language systems are notoriously bad at handling these important details and fail to deliver a natural and brief conversation without redundant messages.


Will Robo-Reporters Have the 'Write Stuff' for Covering Sports Stories?

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Artificial intelligence startup Data Skrive doesn't want to take jobs away from sports reporters--just free them from the statistical grind. What if I told you that most of the sports stories you'll read in the future will be written by robots? Well, actually, you probably already have perused a few AI-generated articles on athletics and didn't even realize it. The Hawaii baseball team pounded out 15 hits en route to a 13-6 rout of UC Davis today at Les Murakami Stadium. By winning two of this three-game set, the Rainbow Warriors won a series for the second time this season.


Drone discovers a Hawaiian plant that was thought to be extinct

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The plant, which is also known as "Wood's hau kuahiwi" and was thought to be extinct, is apparently still around and possibly even flourishing in its native Hawaii. Researchers for the National Tropical Botanical Garden on the island of Kauai made the discovery with a little help from a drone. Three of the plants were spotted in footage captured by a drone that was sent out to explore Kalalau Valley. The remote region of Kauai is known for its biodiversity, thanks to cliffs that make the region inaccessible to the humans and goats that pose a threat to local plant life. You can see the NTBG's drone footage below, and see the plant itself (clearly marked) at roughly the halfway point.


Powehi: Black hole in first ever photo name means 'embellished dark source of unending creation'

The Independent - Tech

The black hole that starred in the first ever photo to be taken of its kind has been given a name. The now famous swirling void will be known as Powehi, a Hawaiian word which has been bestowed by a language professor. And the name's meaning, chosen by University of Hawaii-Hilo Hawaiian Professor Larry Kimura, is as fittingly dramatic as the picture and work that produced it. We'll tell you what's true. You can form your own view.


Click here to support VEX IQ World Championship organized by Triton 1234B

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The HTA Robotics Team seeks help raising funds for our trip to the Vex IQ Robotics World Championships in Louisville, KY. Our students have worked tirelessly this season, we now need your help to reach our goal of attending the World Championships. In order to meet this goal, we are asking for donations or sponsorships from local businesses. By giving, you will be helping our students represent HTA and our great State of Hawaii as they compete with the best teams from around the world in this prestigious international competition.


Indigenous Protocols and Artificial Intelligence – Information and Computer Sciences

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The Laboratory for Advanced Visualization and Applications (LAVA), the Hawaii Data Science Institute and the Academy for Creative Media System jointly hosted Old Ways New's 1st workshop in the world bringing Indigenous researchers into discussions surrounding the future of Artificial Intelligence. The workshop focused on how to progress the conceptual theory and practice of next level of A.I. The key question the workshop will address is this: from an Indigenous perspective, what should our relationship with A.I. be? Related questions include: how can Indigenous epistemologies and ontologies contribute to the global conversation regarding society and A.I.? How do we broaden discussions regarding the role of technology in society beyond the largely culturally homogeneous research labs and Silicon Valley startup culture? How do we imagine a future with A.I. that contributes to the flourishing of all humans and non-humans?


AIs Could Debate Whether a Smart Assistant Should Snitch on You

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Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway suggest that since ethical behavior is not consistent across societies, artificial intelligence systems should be flexible to reflect local law and owner preferences. Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway propose that since ethical behavior is not consistent across societies or individuals, artificial intelligence (AI) systems should be flexible, allowing them to be geared to better reflect local law and the preferences of the owner. The researchers presented the idea at the AAAI/ACM Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Ethics, and Society (AIES 2019) in Hawaii last month. The team thinks a few AI bots should debate the possibilities of ethical dilemmas before making a decision. The moral AIs each represent one of the stakeholders, and they have individual priorities according to who they represent: to be lawful, to operate safely, or to prioritize individual autonomy.