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Edgar Allan Poe exposed scientific hoaxes, and invented his own

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Readers of Edgar Allan Poe's most famous prose and poetry might be unaware of how often he wrote about science. As John Tresch explains in "The Reason for the Darkness of the Night: Edgar Allan Poe and the Forging of American Science," in the late 1840s, near the end of his life, Poe had established for himself "a unique position as fiction writer, poet, critic, and expert on scientific matters – crossing paths with and learning from those who were producing the'apparent miracles' of modern science." Poe exposed pseudoscientific hoaxes – and then, to get his own writing noticed, created them himself. He finally received critical acclaim for his now-classic short stories, among them "The Tell-Tale Heart" (which Tresch describes as "an act of violent irrationality [detailed] in the language of scientific method") and "The Raven" (which Poe himself proclaimed "the greatest poem that ever was written"). Tresch has painted a full landscape of the journalism of the time, describing the conflicts between writers who made serious scientific observations and those eager to sensationalize or misrepresent new discoveries.


The Machine Learning Schools Championed by the Biggest AI Labs in the World

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I recently started an AI-focused educational newsletter, that already has over 80,000 subscribers. TheSequence is a no-BS (meaning no hype, no news etc) ML-oriented newsletter that takes 5 minutes to read. The goal is to keep you up to date with machine learning projects, research papers and concepts. Recently, one of my students asked me a question as of whether DeepMind was solely working in reinforcement learning applications. The answer is obviously no but the question is still valid as it rooted in the fact that most of DeepMind's highly publicized work such as AlphaGo, MuZero or AlphaFold are based in reinforcement learning.


2021 Best Insights From Quantum Computing Top Leaders

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And this overhead is relatively large, so it's estimated that you need a few 100 to 1000 physical qubits to get to one logical qubit. And then this logical qubit has a significantly suppressed error. And then you can start to work with that, in this clean theoretic computational paradigm where you ignore more or less the noise from the hardware.


Levi-Strauss' Dr. Katia Walsh on why diversity in AI and ML is non-negotiable

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All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. As part of VentureBeat's series of interviews with women and BIPOC leaders in the AI industry, we sat down with Dr. Katia Walsh, chief strategy and artificial intelligence officer, Levi Strauss & Co. In her career she has forged paths for people from every intersection of race, culture, class, and education, giving them the tools they need in an AI- and data-centric world to be creative, solve problems, develop new solutions, and change the game in their roles across their companies. VB: Could you tell us about your background, and your current role at your company? I started my career as a journalist in communist Bulgaria, where I personally experienced the power of information through a story I wrote while still in high school.


Artificial intelligence: Women gaining ground in key technology

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Hamburg News: How did you enter the AI sector? I started programming at my first employer, Axel Springer, out of curiosity. At the time, I was allowed to jointly found a start-up for Axel Springer and spent plenty of time working with our programmers, who encouraged and motivated me to programme. Later, I gained my first real programming experience at Soundcloud where I heard about artificial intelligence for the first time. I jumped onto the AI bandwagon through my Master's degree in America and later as part of my job in San Francisco. Hamburg News: What do you plan to do in future?


CoderZ Recognized by SIIA as Best Coding and Computational Thinking Solution

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DERRY, N.H. – July 26, 2021 – The computer science program CoderZ was named winner in the Best Coding and Computational Thinking Solution of 2021 as part of the annual SIIA CODiE Awards. The prestigious CODiE Awards recognize the companies producing the most innovative education technology products across the country and around the world. CoderZ is a powerful, self-paced virtual learning platform for grades 4-12 that teaches computer science integration by gamifying NGSS and CSTA-aligned curriculum. Any teacher, even those without computer science expertise, can use CoderZ's proven approach, which uses virtual robots to bring instruction to life. Each CoderZ course develops interdisciplinary skills like problem-solving, collaboration, and grit as well as core knowledge in physics, geometry, literacy, and algebra.


Disclosure: What is the Future of Artificial Intelligence in India?

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The world knows that Artificial Intelligence is creating a massive shift in the technology field as well as the lives of citizens across the world. The continuous emergence of AI models has successfully accelerated productivity and enhanced customer engagement in the cut-throat competitive market. Multiple industries and companies along with the government have started adopting AI models to provide freedom to employees from mundane tasks through automated services. India is one of the developing countries that has started allocating budgets for implementing Artificial Intelligence projects. India is set to use ground-breaking technologies for better productivity and earn revenue in the nearby future. Reputed tech companies, especially from Silicon Valley, have realized the potential of India's digital footprint and have started developing branches here.


Domino Data Lab Launches Inaugural Partner Program Targeting Service, Technology Providers

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Domino Data Lab is launching the company's first partner program today as the data science and MLOps software developer looks to scale up its work with service and technology partners and provide them with a structured program with more resources and benefits. The new Domino Partner Network will provide structure for what has largely been ad hoc partner processes, according to Domino executives. It will help the company expand and scale its work with partners and provide them with needed training, go-to-market resources and incentives. "Our push to formalize this partner program and to work with a wider range of partners is really being driven by our customers," CEO Nick Elprin said in an interview with CRN. "At a high level, what we're doing is formalizing an approach and a structure for how we work with partners."


AIhub monthly digest: July 2021 – ICML, protein folding for all, and AI Song Contest winner announced

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Welcome to our July 2021 monthly digest where you can catch up with any AIhub stories you may have missed, get the low-down on recent events, and much more. In this edition we cover ICML 2021, celebrate award winners, check out new AI reports and strategies, and find out who won the AI Song Contest. This month saw the running of the thirty eighth International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML). There were a huge variety of events, including talks, workshops, tutorial, and socials. We were in (virtual) attendance and managed to catch all of the invited talks.


VinBrain wins ACM SIGAI Industry Award 2021 for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence

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The 2021 ACM SIGAI Industry Award for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence is granted to DrAidTM - the AI-powered Assistant product for Radiologists developed by VinBrain (a subsidiary of Vingroup in Vietnam). This is one of the world's top awards, and only one AI product is selected as the winner each year. The award will be presented at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) 2021 from August 19-26, 2021 in Canada. In 2019, the award was granted to Microsoft Corporation. The ACM SIGAI Industry Award for Excellence in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the world's top awards in the field of AI which is given annually to individuals or teams who have transferred original advanced academic research into AI applications.