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Traditional vs Deep Learning Algorithms in the Telecom Industry -- Cloud Architecture and Algorithm Categorization

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The unprecedented growth of mobile devices, applications and services have placed the utmost demand on mobile and wireless networking infrastructure. Rapid research and development of 5G systems have found ways to support mobile traffic volumes, real-time extraction of fine-grained analytics, and agile management of network resources, so as to maximize user experience. Moreover inference from heterogeneous mobile data from distributed devices experiences challenges due to computational and battery power limitations. ML models employed at the edge-servers are constrained to light-weight to boost model performance by achieving a trade-off between model complexity and accuracy. Also, model compression, pruning, and quantization are largely in place.


Apple Car could be windowless, patent suggests

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple's long-awaited Apple Car could have virtual displays on the inside instead of clear windows, according to a new patent. The tech giant has filed a patent for a virtual reality (VR) vehicle system that matches up'virtual views' with the physical motion of a car as it's travelling. For example, if the car was careering down a hill, the system could project a virtual image of a rollercoaster ride. Chairs in the car would move about to match the visuals, the patent suggests, much like an immersive '4DX' cinema experience. But it would mean passing views of the real world – such as a beautiful medieval cathedral or stunning coastal hills – would be entirely replaced with virtual graphics.


The US Military Is Building Its Own Metaverse

WIRED

On May 10, two fighter pilots performed a high-altitude proto-metaverse experiment. A few thousand feet above the desert of California, in a pair of Berkut 540 jets, they donned custom AR headsets to connect to a system that overlaid a ghostly, glowing image of a refueling aircraft flying alongside them in the sky. One of the pilots then performed a refueling maneuver with the virtual tanker while the other looked on. Welcome to the fledgling military metaverse. It isn't only Silicon Valley that's gripped by metaverse mania these days.


The massive impact of AI on the online casinos industry -- Retail Technology Innovation Hub

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The industry of online casinos thrived throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The shuttering of land-based casinos during severe lockdowns changed the gambling industry forever.


Ten HR Trends In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

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The future of HR is both digital and human as HR leaders focus on optimizing the combination of human and automated work. This is driving a new priority for HR: one which requires leaders and teams to develop a fluency in artificial intelligence while they re-imagine HR to be more personal, human and intuitive. As we enter 2019, it's the combination of AI and human intelligence that will transform work and workers as we know it. For many companies the first pilots of artificial intelligence are in talent acquisition, as this is the area where companies see significant, measurable, and immediate results in reducing time to hire, increasing productivity for recruiters, and delivering an enhanced candidate experience that is seamless, simple, and intuitive. One company that has delivered on this is DBS Bank.


RIMA, the European robotics network for Inspection and Maintenance

Robohub

The Inspection and Maintenance (I&M) Industry represents a large economic activity spanning across multiple sectors such as energy, oil & gas, water supply, transport, civil engineering, and infrastructure. RIMA project aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs and Facilitators operating under a common network that allow them to join forces and competences in promoting I&M robotics in Europe. The BIS Research projects' analysis of the Inspection and Maintenance Robot Industry forecasts that the I&M market will grow at a significant CAGR of 12.73% on the basis of value from 2020 to 2025. In 2019, Europe dominated the 40% of the global inspection and maintenance robot market (BIS322A, Mar 2020). Although the European Union hosts most of the I&M robotics offer – being France, Germany, and Spain (and U.K. until 2021 Brexit) the leading manufacturing countries, there is still a bottleneck connecting this offer to the market and high potential applications.


Indian Coder With AI-based Fitness Solution For Mobiles Wins 'HackerCamp'22'

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New Delhi, May 4: As India prepares the next-generation of coders, Amit Kumar, a data scientist at cure.fit, won the virtual'HackerCamp'22' for his idea of bringing computer vision, sensors and AI-based Fitness solutions to mobile devices, its organisers said here on Wednesday. Healthcare technology company Innovaccer, along with Microsoft and conversational messaging platform GupShup, organised'HackerCamp'22' -- one of the largest coding events that brought together ideas ranging from Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, big data analytics and more from over 50,000 coders. The winners received incubation opportunities, cash prizes and other packages worth more than Rs 12 Lakh. While Kumar won in the professionals' track category, the winner of the freshers' track was Vishwas Modi, a B.Tech student at LNMIIT, Jaipur, for his'intelligent yoga trainer' with Leaderboard. "HackerCamp'22 opens the path for the tech wizards of the new age, offering them a platform to demonstrate their innovative ideas," said Ankit Maheshwari, President, R&D and India operations at Innovaccer.


7 Incredible Mixed Reality Solutions to Review in 2022

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Mixing the real and virtual worlds to create something completely new, mixed reality is one of the least explored parts of today's immersive environments. While we have just begun to scratch the surface of mixed reality with AR (Augmented Reality), there is still a lot of work to do before we see a fully customized MR experience in the everyday world. Mixed Reality goes beyond the basics of AR to make the virtual and real worlds more connected and aligned than ever before. Creating a true mixed reality experience requires access to cutting-edge software and hardware, as well as endless creativity and intuition. Fortunately, there are a handful of companies in the MR space that are starting to make waves in the industry.


Scientist teaches his pet RAT how to play video games

Daily Mail - Science & tech

While many people think of rats as pests, the rodents are actually highly intelligent animals. Now, one rat-owner has demonstarted just how'incredibly smart' his pets are, having trained them to play video games. Viktor Toth, 30, conducted the experiment to prove that rats are great decision makers and can be just as smart as humans whilst playing the shooting game, Doom. The rodents, Carmack, Romero, and Tom, who are named after the video game's creators, were able to independently navigate themselves through a series of mazes, open doors and even shoot monsters. A rat-owner has demonstarted just how'incredibly smart' his pets are, having trained them to play video games Mr Toth placed the rats on a moving ball in front of a computer screen, allowing them to play Doom in first-person character.


The Morning After: Meta's high-end VR headset described as 'a laptop for the face'

Engadget

The latest report on Meta's VR ambitions has likened Project Cambria, its next headset beyond Quest series, to a "laptop for the face" or even a "Chromebook for the face." A report from The Information suggests Meta will unveil its own VR operating system, which is based on Android. This will work with web-based tools and services, as well as some Quest apps. Technical specs are still unknown, but we can expect higher-res screens to make text easier to read -- the aim could be to ensure the VR headset is usable in work situations. We haven't yet seen an entirely new VR device since the company rebranded, but all this suggests that, compared to the Rift and Quest devices, the use cases could be broader, or at least tap into some of that sweet enterprise segment.