Spooning A Fork • DaisyDaisy

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A new sleep-aid robot comes with a birth certificate, but is it alive? "I would rather spoon a fork," he concluded. The smart pillow comes equipped with sensors so it can mimic users' breathing with its own sounds, and a diaphragm that moves in and out as if it's breathing also. It can also play soothing music and special nature effects. The idea is that users hug it in bed.


Advanced Car Safety Systems Using AI Delivering for Motorists Today - AI Trends

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Advanced safety systems using AI are being delivered in cars today, whether the customer asks for them or not. This is big business, with the value of AI in automotive manufacturing and cloud services projected to exceed $10.7 billion by 2024. Reaction to the new systems from the auto consumer public is mostly positive based on reactions seen so far. When a deer jumped in front of a 2017 Subaru Outback being driven in Skokie, Ill, recently, the vehicle came to a complete stop on its own, before the driver could react, according to an account in Consumer Reports, based on a survey of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). "Without the car's automatic emergency braking system, I'd have hit the deer, no question about it," the driver said.


Top Army modernization priorities are 'on track,' says Army Vice Chief of Staff

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Oct. 22 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com "----A 1986 graduate of West Point, Martin deployed to Iraq five times including stints as a company commander during Operation Desert Storm, as a battalion and brigade commander during Iraqi Freedom and he commanded the famed 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. Martin also served as the commander of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command during the pivotal Battle of Mosul, a major multi-national offensive that helped the Iraqi government retake control of the Iraqi city from ISIS forces----" From an Army Report --- MARTIN ARMY BIO HERE --- Warrior: There is a lot of discussion about the Army's Top 6 Modernization priorities:...Long Range Precision Fires, Next Generation Combat Vehicles, Future Vertical Lift, Network, Air and Missile Defense, and Soldier Lethality…. How are they progressing and what sticks out in your mind?


25 awesome gift ideas your boyfriend will love

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If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. Shopping for your boyfriend can be difficult, especially if the relationship is still new. There are some great gift guides out there for the men in your life, but the ideal gift for your boyfriend is something he'll find useful on his own, with the option of being something you could also enjoy together. We've been testing tons of different products throughout the year, and we've assembled this list of gift ideas for that special guy in your life.


Spotify giving away free Google Home Minis for new, existing users. Here's how to get one

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New and existing Spotify Premium users can get a free Google Home Mini. The music streaming service announced the giveaway Tuesday for eligible Premium Individual and Premium Family master account users, which is available through Nov. 15 or while supplies last. Spotify offered Google's smart speakers for free last year for its premium family users. The difference with this deal is it's also for users with individual premium plans, the company said in a news release. If you already got the promotion, sorry, you're not eligible for another.


Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin will enlist aerospace companies like Lockheed Martin to build lunar lander

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Blue Origin said it will no longer go-it-alone on the development of a lander designed to bring humans back to the lunar surface. In a press conference from the Jeff Bezos-owned aerospace company, Brent Sherwood, vice president of advanced development programs, said Blue Origin will team up with legacy defense and aerospace contractors like Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Draper to bring its lander, called Blue Moon, to fruition. It's partnership with those companies will help expedite the Blue Moon's production and also increase the odds that Blue Origin meets an ambitious 2024 deadline to return to the moon set by NASA. 'This is the kind of thing that is so ambitious, it needs to be done with partners,' said Bezos, who owns e-taling stalwart Amazon, at the 70th International Astronautical Congress held this week in Washington. 'This is the only way to get back to the Moon fast.'


Government Empowered

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Over the past 20 years, the number of tech jobs in the U.S. has nearly doubled while the number of women in technology jobs has decreased by nearly 50% - and continues to trend lower.1 Today, women leave the tech industry at a rate 45% higher than their male counterparts and make up less than 20% of the IT professional workforce.1 Empowering young women is the first step but creating conscious workplace environments where women not only grow but thrive needs to become the industry standard. This is even more than the social impact, having more diversity in the workplace is proven to be better for business too. In this session, learn first-hand from female computer scientists about the barriers they face in the tech industry, the role you can play as an ally, and how no-code software promotes parity in today's IT workforce. According to research, robotic automation is at or near the peak of the hype cycle. It seems like everywhere you turn people are excited about how robotics is going to change the IT world.


Multi-Resolution Weak Supervision for Sequential Data

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Since manually labeling training data is slow and expensive, recent industrial and scientific research efforts have turned to weaker or noisier forms of supervision sources. However, existing weak supervision approaches fail to model multi-resolution sources for sequential data, like video, that can assign labels to individual elements or collections of elements in a sequence. A key challenge in weak supervision is estimating the unknown accuracies and correlations of these sources without using labeled data. Multi-resolution sources exacerbate this challenge due to complex correlations and sample complexity that scales in the length of the sequence. We propose Dugong, the first framework to model multi-resolution weak supervision sources with complex correlations to assign probabilistic labels to training data.


nnef Neural Network Exchange Format standardizes transfers

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Several neural network frameworks for deep learning exist, all of which offer distance features and functionality. Transferring neural networks between frameworks, however, creates extra time and work for developers. The Khronos Group, an open consortium of leading hardware and software companies creating advanced acceleration standards, has developed NNEF (Neural Network Exchange Format), an open, royalty-free standard that allows hardware manufacturers to reliably exchange trained neural networks between training frameworks and inference engines. Neural networks are trained using a variety of different frameworks and are then deployed on a similarly-wide variety of inference engines, each of which has its own proprietary format. This diversity is highly desirable but is also where the problem lies.


How Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future of Malware

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As we move into the future, the prospect of AI-driven systems becomes more appealing. Artificial Intelligence will help us make decisions, power our smart cities, and--unfortunately--infect our computers with nasty strains of malware. Let's explore what the future of AI means for malware. When we use the term "AI-driven malware," it's easy to imagine a Terminator-style case of an AI "gone rogue" and causing havoc. In reality, a malicious AI-controlled program wouldn't be sending robots back through time; it would be sneakier than that.