Forecasting


Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Prediction: UFC Star Thinks He'll KO Boxer Within Four Rounds

International Business Times

Even if MMA and boxing experts are giving him little or no chance to pull off the upset, Conor McGregor is confident that he will beat Floyd Mayweather on Aug. 26. It's how he's dominated UFC, beating the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes within the first few rounds. The general consensus seems to be that the judges wrongly handed Horn a unanimous decision victory, though Pacquiao was far from dominant and the fight was much closer than it was expected to be. One judge inexplicably scored his 2013 fight against Canelo Alvarez as a draw, but Mayweather was dominant and won by majority decision.


Agricultural Internet of Things technology applications

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Product quality, higher crop productivity, resource conservation and cost control – these are just a few of the ways the Agricultural Internet of Things promises to transform farming and food production in the future. It also smartly analyzes crop water requirements and uses water supply resources available to reduce waste. The higher the level of accuracy, the lower the chances of crops being damaged; thus, more accurate weather forecasts can lead to higher profitability and productivity levels. Along with attaining optimum, quality food production, the Agricultural IoT aims to ensure food safety at different levels, like storage, transportation, etc.


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The Independent

The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art ...


Computer models could make life saving weather predictions

Daily Mail

If their efforts prove successful, it could enable meteorologists to foresee major events years, or even decades, in advance. They are currently testing the system's accuracy by comparing the model's predictions based on actual weather events over the past 100 years to what really happened. To test system's accuracy, the Australian team has been comparing the model's predictions based on actual weather events over the past 100 years to what really happened. The Australian team are currently testing the system's accuracy by comparing the model's predictions based on actual weather events (pictured) over the past 100 years to what really happened (stock image) In 1917, while working in the Friends' Ambulance Unit on the Western Front during the First World War, Lewis Fry Richardson decided to improve upon existing techniques.


Think weather forecasts are bad? Try forecasting a volcanic eruption.

Popular Science

In a study published Wednesday in Frontiers in Earth Science Mary Grace Bato, a volcanology PhD student at the Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre) in France, and colleagues detailed how weather forecasting techniques can be applied to volcanic eruptions, potentially setting the stage for volcano forecasts to show up alongside weather reports in places like Alaska or Iceland. In this new study, Bato and her colleagues showed that by combining GPS data from satellites with an existing model of how a volcano functions, and applying applying weather forecasting techniques--also called data assimilation--they could predict what situations would lead to an eruption. That's similar to how meteorologists take real-time data and measurements from around the world and combine them with weather models to predict the track of a storm or a heat wave. Bato hopes that as volcanic eruption models become more robust, volcano forecasting might become more common, eventually helping people and communities living in the shadow of volcanoes be better prepared for the hazards they face.


IMF Trims Economic Forecast for US

U.S. News

The IMF forecasts that the U.S. economy will grow this year at an annual rate of 2.1 percent. That would be an improvement over last year's lackluster 1.6 percent growth rate but down from the IMF's April forecast for growth this year of 2.3 percent.


IBM supercomputers will power global weather forecasts

Engadget

Through its subsidiary The Weather Company, the computing titan has partnered with the University Corporation for Academic Research (UCAR) and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to move beyond today's regional-scale forecasting to anticipate weather at the local level...and aspire to introduce the first model that covers the whole globe. The model this IBM collaboration wants to build would account for the influence smaller events (like thunderstorms) have on local weather. IBM will join with UCAR to co-design a computational solution that runs on the former's POWER9-based systems, which are set to launch at the end of the year. The Weather Company will use this computing powerhouse to adapt NCAR's community-weather model to a global scale and refine the longer-term predictions to make more accurate forecasts weeks or months out.


Weather system revamp hopes to bring sunshine to US economy

Guardian Energy

The legislation empowers the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to boost its ability to predict major weather-related events, such as hurricanes, droughts, floods and wildfires. Using faster, more powerful computers and more detailed data of weather patterns could increase the accuracy, Seitter says. Businesses have been able to access accurate, customizable weather forecasting online only in the last decade or so, says Bill Gail, chief technology officer at private forecaster Global Weather Corporation. Xcel Energy, who uses Gail's firm to anticipate wind energy production, improved its wind forecasting accuracy by nearly 35% from 2009 to 2015.


How Can Manufacturers Use Machine Learning Today?

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Efficient demand forecasting, which predicts future demand for products and parts based on past events and prevailing trends, is a key component to after-sales service success. In after-sales service organizations, it's all too common for service parts planners to lack visibility into supply or demand between different stocking locations, leading to forecast accuracy issues and problems maintaining a balanced inventory, and most notably, increased costs. When a manufacturer is introducing a new product, machine learning can use algorithms and analytics to track and determine the launch's success, incorporating data from sales, social media chatter and web traffic, among other sources. Machine learning is the next stage in supply chain business intelligence, specifically for after-sales service.


5-day forecasts now as accurate as 3-day forecasts in 2005

Daily Mail

Both government and private weather forecasting companies are approaching the point where they get tomorrow's high temperature right nearly 80 percent of the time. Both government and private weather forecasting companies are approaching the point where they get tomorrow's high temperature right nearly 80 percent of the time. It was 66 percent 11 years ago, according to ForecastWatch, a private firm that rates accuracy of weather forecasts. It was 66 percent 11 years ago, according to ForecastWatch, a private firm that rates accuracy of weather forecasts.