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Defying the odds!

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The phrase "overcoming the odds" is an understatement for 24-year-old Joshua Burgess. Though born with congenital rubella syndrome, which has caused him to suffer from a number of health challenges over the years, he continues to break barriers. On September 28, Burgess participated in the prestigious UNESCO Information for All Programme's (IFAP) Second Artificial Intelligence for Information Accessibility (AI4IA) Conference, where he spoke about'Openness and Inclusivity for the Disabled Community in a New Era'. "My presentation reflected my views as a young, blind Jamaican also living with chronic hearing loss. It was important for me to note that, while I have benefited from artificial intelligence's (AI) ability to help me integrate into society, it is also important for us to recognise that it is not a one-size-fits-all. We must collaborate with key stakeholders to ensure openness, inclusivity, fairness, and accessibility for everyone," said Burgess.


Genetic algorithms: Biologically inspired, fast-converging optimization

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As you can see, beyond the details and the actual exact probability, the chances of any individual (but the first) are decreasing exponentially with k (while polynomially with m). It goes without saying that we need to apply tournament selection twice to get the pair of parents we need to generate a single element in the new population. Roulette wheel selection is definitely more complicated to implement than tournament selection, but the high-level idea is the same: higher-fitness individuals must have more chances to be selected. As we have seen, in tournament selection the probability that an element with low fitness is chosen decreases polynomially with the rank of the element (its position in the list of organisms sorted by fitness); in particular, since the probability will be O([(n-m)/n]k) the decrease will be super-linear, because k is certainly greater than 1. If, instead, we would like for lower-fitness elements to get a real chance of being selected, we could resort to a fairer selection method.


A "New Nobel" -- Computer Scientist Wins $1 Million Artificial Intelligence Prize

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Whether protecting against surges on electric networks, locating designs amongst previous criminal offenses, or even improving sources in the treatment of significantly bad people, Duke University computer system expert Cynthia Rudin desires expert system (AI) to reveal its own job. When it is actually creating choices that profoundly impact individuals's lifestyles, particularly. " I would like to give thanks to AAAI and also Squirrel AI for making this honor that I understand will definitely be actually a game-changer for the area," Rudin pointed out. "To possess a'Nobel Prize' for artificial intelligence to assist culture creates it ultimately crystal clear undeniably that this subject matter -- AI help the advantage for community -- is really significant." Dark container designs are actually the contrast of Rudin's straightforward codes.


SMARTTECH 2022 - The Second International Conference of Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies

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Papers should describe original and unpublished work about the above or related topics. All manuscripts will be reviewed by three members of the program committee. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English of up to 6 double-column pages IEEE format, with up to 2 extra pages with additional fees. The format of the paper should follow IEEE guidelines for the two-column IEEE-sponsored conference proceedings. Templates for Microsoft Word and LaTeX are available here.


Morrisons takeover: Bradford retail giant in the bagging area

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Asked if she was concerned about debt-loading, a tactic some private equity firms have been accused of using to increase profits from their acquisitions, Ms Hinchcliffe replies: "I'm a Labour party politician, so that's something I'm not particularly fond of, however, I'm not running a major UK supermarket and we have to be mindful there's a market out there local politicians can't really influence."


COVID-19: Implications for business

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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

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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.


Ipsotek Completes AI Analytics Solution For Sydney Trains

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Ipsotek was selected by Sydney Trains to deliver an AI-based video analytics solution to security cameras to identify incidences of tunnel and track intrusion at 13 stations across metropolitan Sydney. "Sydney Trains chose Ipsotek, after an extensive comparison of a number of products," said Mark Edmonds, manager of security capability for transport at Sydney Trains. "Ipsotek's proven track record in the AI video analytics space, its partnership with Genetec and its work with Innovate UK's Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) for railway-focused AI applications, made it a well-deserved choice." Ipsotek's project with Sydney Trains follows the company's previous success in delivering an initial programme of work via the Innovate UK SBRI initiative, for the development of AI video analytics, to enhance the rail experience for passengers and staff in the UK. "As a British SME, competing against some of the industry's big-named companies, we are delighted to have been chosen by Sydney Trains, to deliver this project," said Chris Bishop, sales director APAC & marketing director at Ipsotek.


Can AI Help Prevent Natural Disasters?

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Advanced analytics and other AI-driven tools and technologies have been transforming the way organizations function by harnessing valuable information from the largest datasets and providing important insights. With the continued growth of cognitive technologies and increasingly widespread adoption by many industries, what will the future of advanced analytics and AI adoption look like? With the evolution of big data analytics over the past few years, the opportunities to apply this knowledge and to see how different industries are embracing AI and ML has shown tremendous value. However, the evolution and future of analytics doesn't come without challenges. In a recent AI Today podcast interview with Antonio Cotroneo, Director of Technical Content Strategy at OmniSci, spoke about these potential challenges as well as opportunities for industries.


NSW firefighters to be equipped with AU$57 million worth of new bushfire equipment

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The deployment of new drones, cells on wheels, and vehicles with built-in Wi-Fi will form part of the New South Wales government's AU$57.4 million investment into arming firefights with new equipment. Under what the state government is calling the connected firefighter package, firefighters will have access to drones that can provide images and data from incidents in real-time that can be used to assist in incident planning, and for chemical and gas detection; cells on wheels equipped with communication technology to provide power, especially in remote parts of the state without coverage; vehicles with built-in Wi-Fi that can provide mobile 4G network in remote locations where satellite connection is limited. Fire and Rescue NSW mobile command centres will also receive upgrades to ensure there is communication between incident management teams and firefighters during incidents. "What is apparent is that our emergency services are entering a tech boom, one which rightly puts NSW ahead of the pack this bushfire season," Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliot said in a statement on Friday. "These assets will ensure our first responders are safe as they enter dangerous and volatile fire grounds to protect their communities."