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Saudi-led coalition hits Houthi-held areas in renewed air raids

Al Jazeera

Fighter jets belonging to a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels have launched dozens of air raids on several Yemeni provinces, as the kingdom announced the start of a new military operation. The Houthi-run Al Masirah Media Network reported air raids on the capital, Sanaa, as well as Marib, al-Jouf, al-Bayda, Hajjah and Saada provinces throughout Wednesday and into the night. It said an elderly woman and a child were killed and four others wounded in Saada province. In Sanaa, residents described the air raids, which also struck the city's international airport, as "violent". Saudi state television reported earlier on Wednesday that the coalition had begun a military push against the Houthis after the group stepped up cross-border missile and drone attacks on the kingdom.


COVID-19: China's digital health strategies against the global pandemic

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Digital health technologies are critical tools in the ongoing fight against the global COVID-19 pandemic. Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, 5G and robotics can provide valuable and innovative solutions for patient treatment, frontline protection, risk reduction, communications and improved quality of living under lockdown as the world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week's AI for Good webinar, 'COVID-19: China's digital health strategies against the global pandemic,' presented different use cases from China's digital health strategy, and provided context for how AI and information and communication technologies (ICT) has supported healthcare and citizen needs for the world's most populous nation. Following the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in January 2020, China implemented a wide-reaching strategy to control and contain the virus. "With various available technologies, we [ICT engineers] can actually play a very positive supporting role in fighting the current virus," said Shan Xu, an engineer in the Smart Health Department at the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).


Augmented Workforce: The Emerging Trend towards the Future of Work

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The development and advancements of technology are rapidly changing the nature of work and the workforce. The relentless growing connectivity and cognitive technologies are making it possible where humans and machines can work side-by-side at a shared workplace, enhancing the abilities of the human workforce. Today, as the workplaces are evolving to a flexible workforce driven by technology advances, software, automation, IoT, robotics, and artificial intelligence, among others, almost every job in every discipline is being revived. With the introduction of new technology, companies now have opportunities to power the workplace and augment their workforce to perform tasks effortlessly. The increasing proliferation of intelligent automation into the workplace is taking away a lot of tedious, repetitive works that used to overwhelm workflow, freeing up employees to focus on more valuable tasks.


UiPath Advanced REFramework - Everything Explained

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Note: This course is for candidates having 6 months of working experience in developing RPA solutions. Robotics Process Automation (RPA) is the talk of the town in the business world these days – and with a good reason. RPA is revolutionizing the way we work by removing the boring and repetitive work. This gives the employees time to be creative and do more interesting work. At the front of this revolution is UiPath, which is widely acknowledged as the leading RPA software vendor.


China-based Terminus to deploy more than 150 interactive robots at Expo 2020

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China-based Terminus Technologies will deploy more than 150 interactive robots when Expo 2020 opens doors next year. Visitors will be greeted and be able to interact with Opti, one of the Expo 2020 robot mascots from Terminus, and will also provide visitor assistance as well as helping with food and beverage delivery and hospitality services. Expo 2020 Dubai will run from October 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. After signing in as Expo 2020 Dubai's Official Robotics Partner, Victor Ai, Founder and CEO, Terminus Technologies, said that they will set up its first headquarters outside of China as well as a research and development centre at District 2020, the human-centric smart city that will repurpose post Expo. "Expo 2020 Dubai will serve as an incredible hub of innovation for the world, and District 2020 will act as an example for global smart city development. Terminus is working with both to redefine the concept of future cities with our leading robotics, AI and IoT technology," he said.


6 of the best robot lawn mowers for lazy gardeners

Mashable

For some, mowing the lawn is a pleasant experience. For others, it absolutely sucks. If you're an enthusiastic member of the latter category, a robot lawn mower may be an investment to consider. Once set up, they'll allow you to step back from lawn maintenance pretty much entirely. Think of robot mowers as Roombas for lawns, just way more expensive and definitely for outdoor use only.


NEWS: Humanoid AI Robot To Take the Role of Lead Actress in an Upcoming Sci-Fi Film -- The Confessionals

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Robots are likely to replace a lot of jobs in the future, but these roles are generally well-suited to automation. For some jobs -- particularly creative professions -- it'll be much harder to simply swap in a digital employee. But as a forthcoming feature film proves, it won't be impossible. According to Hollywood Reporter, science-fiction movie b will be the first to rely on an artificially intelligent actor. Meet Erica (pictured above), a humanoid robot that will take center stage in Life Productions' $70 million picture, which tells the tale of a scientist tasked with creating perfect human DNA.


Jellyfish-inspired soft robots can outswim their natural counterparts

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"Our previous work focused on making soft robots that were inspired by cheetahs -- and while the robots were very fast, they still had a stiff inner spine," says Jie Yin, an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at NC State and corresponding author of a paper on the new work. "We wanted to make a completely soft robot, without an inner spine, that still utilized that concept of switching between two stable states in order to make the soft robot move more powerfully -- and more quickly. And one of the animals we were inspired by was the jellyfish." The researchers created their new soft robots from two bonded layers of the same elastic polymer. One layer of polymer was pre-stressed, or stretched.


AI Boundaries and Self-Driving Cars: The Driving Controls Debate - AI Trends

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That's one of the most popular questions I get asked when I am presenting at AI self-driving car events and Autonomous Vehicles (AV) conferences. At the Cybernetic AI Self-Driving Car Institute, we are developing AI software for self-driving cars, and the aspects of driver controls are also of crucial attention to our efforts, along with being notable for the efforts of the auto makers and other tech firms that are developing self-driving cars or so-called driverless or robot cars. If you are willing to strap-in and put on your seat belt, I'll do a whirlwind tour through the nuances of the ongoing debate about driver car controls in AI self-driving cars. It's quite a story and it has both ups and downs, which might leave you in tears or you might be uplifted. In essence, the matter deals with whether or not there should be a steering wheel, a brake pedal, and an accelerator pedal -- which I'll henceforth herein refer to collectively as "driver controls," provided in AI self-driving ...


Digital Circuit World by Artist Nandika Dutt

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Machine learning (ML)is the study of computer algorithms that improve automatically through experience.It is seen as a subset of artificial intelligence. Machine learning algorithms build a mathematical model based on sample data, known as "training data", in order to make predictions or decisions without being explicitly programmed to do so. At a very high level, machine learning is the process of teaching a computer system how to make accurate predictions when fed data. Those predictions could be answering whether a piece of fruit in a photo is he Kiwi and orange, spotting people crossing the road in front of a self-driving car, whether the use of the word book in a sentence relates to a paperback or a hotel reservation, whether an email is spam, or recognizing speech accurately enough to generate captions for a video stream. The key difference from traditional computer software is that a human developer hasn't written code that instructs the system how to tell the difference between the Kiwi and orange.