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'Gutfeld' on Enes Kanter speaking against Communist China

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'Gutfeld!' panel weighs in on China's response to the statement This is a rush transcript of "Gutfeld" on October 22, 2021. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. Bad things are happening, but it's OK because we're all in this together. What did we get from Joe? An incoherent jumble of memories and confused looks. What the hell was that? JOE BIDEN, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: Forty percent of all products coming into the United States of America on the West Coast go through Los Angeles and -- what am I doing here? COOPER: Do you have plans to visit the southern border? BIDEN: I've been there before and I haven't -- I mean, I know it well. I guess I should go down. But what you see is wages are actually up. I have the freedom to kill you. My guess is you'll start to see gas prices come down as we get by -- and going into the winter. I mean, excuse me, and then next year in 2022. I must tell you, I don't have a near-term answer. Well, that was the opposite of comforting. It seems his only strategy is to deflect from our current misery to promising more misery. Angelo Negri was from memory ranch. And she came up to me one day when I was -- when they just had announced that I had flown one million some X number of miles on Air Force aircraft. And asked, she comes up and I'm getting in the car and he goes, Joey baby, what do you do?

Global Big Data Conference


Hurricane prediction still poses challenges for researchers, who scramble to produce accurate predictions of the formation, track, and intensity of tropical cyclones in order to give residents in the storm's path the information they need to prepare or evacuate. To make matters worse, the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has already produced 20 named storms, nearly double the average observed since 1991 – and the season isn't over for another two months. Now, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have employed AI techniques to better predict hurricane intensity compared to the most widely used U.S. models. "There are several research components around tropical cyclones that are interesting," explained PNNL data scientist and study co-author Wenwei Xu in an interview with Datanami. "But over the years, the tropical cyclone track prediction has been progressing very rapidly, so the accuracy has been increasing a lot. However, the intensity forecast [is] an area that suffers still."

Is Vegas Beatable?


As the sports betting industry is gaining steam, I am interested in selling NBA spread picks to sports bettors via subscription to my service. I will use regression models to predict outcomes of NBA games. My goal is to make a prediction on the spreads (point differential) of each game, and use that information to bet against the Vegas spread. Because Vegas typically takes a 10% rake for each bet, I have to be able to beat Vegas 52.5% of the time in order to be profitable. My data was collected via scraping, using Beautiful Soup, and, using data from all regular season games from 2011–2020, which includes 11,656 games.

The Machine Ethics Podcast: AI readiness with Tim El-Sheikh


Hosted by Ben Byford, The Machine Ethics Podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, designers and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technology's impact on society. Tim El-Sheikh is a biomedical scientist, entrepreneur, and CEO and co-founder of Nebuli, the world's first Augmented Intelligence Studio. A self-taught coder since the age of 10, he has a real passion for designing and intelligent algorithms. After a master's degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, Tim combined his experience in design, neuroscience, and engineering to start as an entrepreneur in online multitier system architectures in the media and advertising sectors, scientific publishing, and social enterprises. From there, he founded Nebuli, an augmented Intelligence studio that focuses on building dynamic user experiences, solving complex problems and bringing positive impact into people's lives by harnessing the power of ethical AI.

The Age of Machine Learning As Code Has Arrived


The 2021 edition of the State of AI Report came out last week. So did the Kaggle State of Machine Learning and Data Science Survey. There's much to be learned and discussed in these reports, and a couple of takeaways caught my attention. "AI is increasingly being applied to mission critical infrastructure like national electric grids and automated supermarket warehousing calculations during pandemics. However, there are questions about whether the maturity of the industry has caught up with the enormity of its growing deployment."

Interview with Lily Xu – applying machine learning to the prevention of illegal wildlife poaching


Lily Xu is a PhD student at Harvard University, applying machine learning and game theory to wildlife conservation. She is particularly focused on the prevention of illegal wildlife poaching, and she told us about this interesting, and critically important, area of research. Green security is the challenge of environmental conservation under some unknown threat. The three domains that we focus on are illegal wildlife poaching, illegal logging and illegal fishing. Across all of these settings we have an environmental challenge, which is to preserve our natural ecosystems.

Momofuku chef Chang hosts 'The Next Thing You Eat' on Hulu

Boston Herald

Yes, David Chang stands as a giant among chefs with his ever-expanding Momofuku restaurant empire. Last December he was the first celebrity winner of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (the money went to Southern Smoke Foundation, his favorite charity) Now he is co-creator, host and producer of Hulu's six-episode future of food series "The Next Thing You Eat." Provocative and pointed, "Next Thing" examines new terrain in each episode, from the "Rise of the Machines" with robot pizzamakers and drone delivery to asking how will burgers, among the globe's most popular foods, exist in 30 years. Will they be lab-created cells that mimic beef burgers? "This was born out of the pandemic. I talked to Morgan Neville" -- his series' co-creator, the Oscar winning documentary director of "20 Feet from Stardom" and the recent "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain."

COVID-19: Implications for business


The Delta variant of the coronavirus spread to more countries in recent weeks, and the total number of cases officially logged soared past half a million per day. The global number of deaths is now about two-thirds as high as it was at the peak of the previous wave, in April of this year. As the virus spreads, the potential rises for a vaccine-resistant strain to emerge. Meanwhile, in poorer countries, vaccines are scarce, and most populations are little protected (exhibit).

US has lost AI race with China, ex-Pentagon chief says


China has the competitive edge against the US in the field of artificial intelligence (AI), according to the Pentagon's former chief software officer. "We have no competing fighting chance against China in 15 to 20 years," Nicolas Chaillan said in an interview with London-based business newspaper, Financial Times. He called the current situation "a done deal," adding that, in his opinion, the race between China and the US was "already over." Chaillan predicted that China is heading for global dominance because of its advancements in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning and cyber capabilities, the Financial Times reported. He slammed US cyber defense capabilities as at "kindergarten level" in some government departments.

Beethoven's Unfinished 10th Symphony Brought to Life by Artificial Intelligence


Teresa Carey: This is Scientific American's 60-Second Science. Every morning at five o'clock, composer Walter Werzowa would sit down at his computer to anticipate a particular daily e-mail. It came from six time zones away, where a team had been working all night (or day, rather) to draft Beethoven's unfinished 10th Symphony--almost two centuries after his death. The e-mail contained hundreds of variations, and Werzowa listened to them all. Carey: Werzowa was listening for the perfect tune--a sound that was unmistakably Beethoven.