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Twins, Pirates game delayed by drone flying over Target Field

FOX News

How can teams protect players and staff? A drone flew over Target Field prior to the start of a Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates game on Tuesday, which forced a delay. According to The Athletic, players were trying to throw baseballs at the drone, but they were unable to hit it. Eventually, it flew out of the stadium, and around one of the parking lots. The umpires made the players get off the field because the drone presents a safety issue.


"What's that? Reinforcement Learning in the Real-world?"

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Reinforcement Learning offers a distinctive way of solving the Machine Learning puzzle. It's sequential decision-making ability, and suitability to tasks requiring a trade-off between immediate and long-term returns are some components that make it desirable in settings where supervised-learning or unsupervised learning approaches would, in comparison, not fit as well. By having agents start with zero knowledge then learn qualitatively good behaviour through interaction with the environment, it's almost fair to say Reinforcement Learning (RL) is the closest thing we have to Artificial General Intelligence yet. We can see RL being used in robotics control, treatment design in healthcare, among others; but why aren't we boasting of many RL agents being scaled up to real-world production systems? There's a reason why games, like Atari, are such nice RL benchmarks -- they let us care only about maximizing the score and not worry about designing a reward function.


Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in the UAE's National Discourse

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For some time now, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been adopting artificial intelligence (AI) in the public and business sectors. This is part of the Gulf country's economic diversification strategy, aimed at transforming the UAE away from an oil-dependent economy to a knowledge-based one. AI is generally conceived as human intelligence processes which are simulated by computer systems, including learning, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, predictive analytics, and advanced robotics. Like other Arab states, the UAE has advanced a public discourse based on a dominant narrative of nationalism which is meant to solidify its image while reinforcing the Emirati rulers' power and legitimacy. Its foundational theme is made up of different frames such as diversity, tolerance, moderation, international cooperation, humanitarianism, and modernity. State leaders use narratives not only to persuade and influence a national and international audience of its image and self-perception, but also as a means to determine its understanding of its place and purpose in the international system.


Data analysis softens the impact of current crisis

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This year oil and gas companies have been hit hard by a huge drop in oil prices, COVID-19 and (geo-) politics. On top of that, the industry has committed to Net-Zero programs due to environmental pressure. Companies are struggling with how to stay profitable and build a sustainable future under these pressures. With reducing incomes, necessary investments, and changes in business models, data is crucial to come to new solutions. Digitalisation is happening in each area and department within the O&G sector.


GPT-3 Creative Fiction

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What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.


Artificial Intelligence and Innovation in the UAE's National Discourse – IAM Network

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For some time now, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been adopting artificial intelligence (AI) in the public and business sectors. This is part of the Gulf country's economic diversification strategy, aimed at transforming the UAE away from an oil-dependent economy to a knowledge-based one. AI is generally conceived as human intelligence processes which are simulated by computer systems, including learning, reasoning, problem-solving, planning, predictive analytics, and advanced robotics. Like other Arab states, the UAE has advanced a public discourse based on a dominant narrative of nationalism which is meant to solidify its image while reinforcing the Emirati rulers' power and legitimacy. Its foundational theme is made up of different frames such as diversity, tolerance, moderation, international cooperation, humanitarianism, and modernity.


Best Companies To Short As Tech Stocks Continue To Fall

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It looks like we might be in for a negative day, at least for the morning session in stocks. Stocks were falling, led by tech shares, as the latest earnings and economic data were released. Facebook, Amazon AMZN, and Netflix NFLX were all sharply lower, with the latter set to report earnings today after the closing bell. Bank of America BAC continued the strong bank showing this season by beating expectations, but the stock was lower by some 3% after setting aside more than expected for coronavirus-related losses, about $4 billion. Morgan Stanley MS beat expectations as well, on strong trading revenues, while health sector giant Johnson & Johnson JNJ was lower after dampening optimism on guidance.


Facebook built an acrobatic robot to install fiber-optic cable on power lines

Mashable

Facebook's experiments in internet connectivity haven't always gone well. But its latest innovation seems genuinely cool. Facebook Connectivity announced Monday that it has developed a robot that can travel along power lines deploying a thin yet durable fiber-optic cable of Facebook's own creation. It claims that this system, which utilizes the electrical grid to build out internet infrastructure, will be cheaper than the existing methods of laying internet cables, particularly in developing countries. That contributes to Facebook Connectivity's overall goal of increasing internet access.


Bluware Signs New Agreement with BP to Support Innovative Deep Learning Workflow in Subsurface Data Interpretation

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Bluware Corp, the digital innovation platform that enables the oil and gas industry to accelerate digital transformation initiatives using deep learning, is pleased to announce a new agreement with BP (NYSE: BP). Bluware's technology will help BP to improve quality and speed when delivering seismic interpretation products. "BP recognizes the significant impact advances in digital technology can bring and we are pleased to implement Bluware InteractivAI, a new and innovative deep learning technology, augmenting our geoscientists' ability to accelerate subsurface data interpretation," says Ahmed Hashmi, Upstream Chief Digital and Technology Officer at BP. Large seismic data sets are difficult to move and use in workflows and time consuming to interpret. InteractivAI, powered by Bluware Volume Data Store (VDS) cloud-native data environment, enables the acceleration of detailed interpretation tasks. With this tool geoscientists can now train and correct deep learning results interactively, significantly improving structural interpretation workflows.


The Amalgamation of Human Brain and Artificial Intelligence

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The human brain has advanced over time in countering survival instincts, harnessing intellectual curiosity, and managing authoritative ordinances of nature. When humans got an idea about the dynamics of the environment, we started with our quest to replicate nature. While the human brain discovers ways to go beyond our physical capabilities, the combination of mathematics, algorithms, computational methods, and statistical models accumulated momentum after Alan Mathison Turing built a mathematical model for biological morphogenesis, and published a seminal paper on computing intelligence. Today, AI has developed from data models for problem-solving to artificial neural networks, a computational model predicated on the structure and functions of human biological neural networks. The brain, customarily perceived as an organ of the human body, should be understood as a biologically predicated form of artificial intelligence (AI).