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Take to the skies with the best drones for everyone


Drones and quadcopters have become increasingly accessible in the last few years. As the cost of designing and manufacturing a good quality drone has gone down, more people have been able to get into drone flying as a hobby -- or to up their photography game. There are different types of drone-based fun --from aerial photography to FPV racing -- plus regulations you need to know about. Here are the basics to get you started before spending any cash. One of the most popular gadgets of recent years -- not to mention an occasional headline grabber thanks to their role in military and security tech -- drones are remote-controlled aerial vehicles.

Artificial intelligence groupthink exposes old BBC delusions


For once, the dour director-general of the BBC was effusive with his praise. For you, Herr von Ribbentrop, I would gladly fly the swastika from the top of Bush House, John Reith promised the departing German Ambassador in 1938, at a gala BBC event. A year later, after appeasement collapsed in shame as the tanks rolled into Prague, the BBC's first boss was still praising Hitler's "magnificent efficiency". Reith's biographer daughter later confirmed her father had revered the Fuhrer. Regarding jazz music as "hot" and a "filthy product of modernity", the Scot ensured it was banned from the airwaves.

Liquidity Group, Provides Reach Mobile with an $8 Million Funding Transaction with only 24 …


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Apple Music's Siri-only plan seems on track to arrive with iOS 15.2


Apple Music's recently announced Voice Plan will launch alongside iOS 15.2, according to the patch notes the company shared for the update's release candidate. When Apple first announced the more affordable tier at its fall Mac event in October, the company said it would become available "later this fall" in 17 countries, including the US, UK and Canada. Apple also confirmed Apple Music Voice Plan will launch with iOS 15.2 The plan will offer access to Apple Music's entire song catalog for $5 per month, provided you're willing to rely on Siri for control. You can play specific tracks and playlists, as well as complete albums on your Apple devices.

Report: AI/ML impact video entertainment industry


Often considered a'solution for everything', AI will expand its impact as the video entertainment industry realises its benefits to a variety of applications, according to a report commissioned by mobile and video technology developer InterDigital and written by market research firm Futuresource Consulting, which examines the industry influence of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) on applications across the video supply chain. The report, AI and Machine Learning in the Video Industry: New Opportunities for the Entertainment Sector, investigates the emerging uses of AI across segments of the media industry and highlights key examples of how AI is employed today and might develop in the future. Valued at roughly $84 billion, the global video entertainment industry is fuelled by a five-stage supply chain comprised of media creation, preparation, distribution, playout and delivery, and consumption. AI can be incorporated within several applications across the ecosystem, from encoding to transmission to decoding to post-processing. With a wide variety of applications, including auto tagging metadata, creating transcripts, conducting quality control, flagging inappropriate content, or even service personalization, AI's strength is extracting patterns from'big data' where traditional algorithms might fail.

Vewd Welcomes Intertrust ExpressPlay To Operator TV Ecosystem


"Operator TV is an open platform to give Pay TV Operators all of the features they need to make Smart TV their domain and have an alternative to set-top boxes to control the experience on the most important screen of the home," said Marco Frattolin, Head of Operator Products at Vewd. "We're pleased that Intertrust ExpressPlay has become an Operator TV partner, enabling Pay TV Operators to select a leading broadcast and IP content security solution. Together, we can help Pay TV operators own the Smart TV." ExpressPlay XCA is a key component of the ExpressPlay Media Security Suite, which also includes a cloud-based and studio trusted multi-DRM service, comprehensive anti-piracy services, and an offline multi-DRM platform.

'He touched a nerve': how the first piece of AI music was born in 1956

The Guardian

On the evening of 9 August 1956, a couple of hundred people squeezed into a student union lounge for a concert recital at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, about 130 miles outside Chicago. Student performances didn't usually attract so many people, but this was an exceptional case, the debut of the Illiac Suite: String Quartet No 4, that a member of the chemistry faculty, Lejaren Hiller Jr, had devised with the school's one and only computer, the Illiac I. Decades before today's artificial intelligence pop stars, Auto-Tune and deepfake compositions was Hiller's piece, described by the New York Times in his 1994 obituary as "the first substantial piece of music composed on a computer" – and indeed by a computer. One of the four musicians who performed the piece that night was George Andrix, a violist and composition student at the university. Now 89, Andrix remembers an auditorium packed with people "who showed up to see what this monster of a computer could do." The Illiac I, short for Illinois Automatic Computer, was the first supercomputer to be housed by an academic institution.

AI in Entertainment: Bulletproof


The Createch stage will offer an upbeat vision of how converging creativity and technology can improve how we connect, create, and consume.Discover the pioneers re-imagining TV, theatre, fashion, music, and community, and inventing new possibilities for audiences, creatives, and investors.Between sessions, short films will showcase innovative creativity to keep you stimulated and entertained. CogX is hosted by Charlie Muirhead Co-Founder and CEO, and Co-Founder Tabitha Goldstaub. Find out more at: CogX is an award-winning Festival with its roots in artificial intelligence. The fourth edition, June 8th to 10th 2020, adds a Virtual first experience and Global Leadership Summit, and builds on the huge success of the 2019 event, which brought together over 20,000 visitors.

Department of Energy Announces $5.7 Million for Research on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI/ML) for Nuclear Physics Accelerators and Detectors


The following news release was issued by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). One of the projects receiving funding is aimed at developing intelligent experiments through real-time artificial intelligence (AI) to achieve fast data processing and autonomous detector control for the sPHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) -- a DOE Office of Science user facility at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory -- and for future detectors at the Electron-Ion Collider (EIC). Another project will support AI-driven detector design for the EIC. Both AI projects will be led by scientists at other DOE laboratories and universities across the U.S. Schematic for the sPHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (left) and a preliminary concept for a future Electron-Ion Collider detector (right). WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $5.7 million for six projects that will implement artificial intelligence methods to accelerate scientific discovery in nuclear physics research.

These Are the Core Concepts of Longevity Medicine


Artificial intelligence and deep learning. The last 10 years have seen huge advancements in machine learning, a part of artificial intelligence where …