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Basic Example of Neural Style Transfer – Predictive Hacks

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This post is a practical example of Neural Style Transfer based on the paper A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style (Gatys et al.). For this example we will use the pretained Arbitrary Image Stylization module which is available in TensorFlow Hub. We will work with Python and tensorflow 2.x. Neural style transfer is an optimization technique used to take two images--a content image and a style reference image (such as an artwork by a famous painter)--and blend them together so the output image looks like the content image, but "painted" in the style of the style reference image. This is implemented by optimizing the output image to match the content statistics of the content image and the style statistics of the style reference image.


Unity ML-Agents - How To Build Player Avoidance AI With Machine Learning?

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Today I show you a new demo I created to teach how my player avoidance AI works with ML-Agents. The goal here is to demonstrate basic concepts by making an agent that needs to avoid colliding with the red cube, also changes in target speed are applied to show you how the agent is smart enough to apply changes on the movement frequency.


Know About Data Annotation

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Data annotation consists, text annotation, image annotation, and video annotation using the various techniques as per the project requirements and machine learning algorithms compatibility. Data annotation is done to create the training data sets for AI and ML while image annotation is a very important type of image annotation. A task of marking and outlining objects and entities on an image and offering various keywords to classify it which is readable for machines. Presently, Image annotation is growing very fast as image annotation is a very important task as this data helps to create accurate datasets that help computer vision models work in a real-world scenario and get effective results. We annotate & tag images with respective labels & keywords for easy and accurate categorization & help you in creating your customized image annotation services.


How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Human Resources

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The latest advancements in machine learning and artificial intelligence have resulted in a huge shift in how people globally interact with technology and their teams. FREMONT, CA: The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in human resource (HR) practices has allowed organizations to streamline processes and operations by analyzing, predicting and diagnosing to make better decisions. HR teams integrate AI to analyze transactional workforce data and predict employee potential, fatigue, flight risk and even overall engagement. And allowing for more productive conversations to enhance the employee experience, retention and performance. AI-backed chatbots allow HR managers to understand and analyze the sentiment of the employees so that they can tackle the possible issues and assure that their concerns are heard. HR departments will need to integrate AI technology to connect companies with current and potential employees and to scale the business higher.


Xbox Series X console officially confirmed to launch in November

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Microsoft has confirmed its fourth-generation Xbox, the Xbox Series X, will be released this November to square up with Sony's PlayStation 5 in the gaming market. The new games console, which Xbox has described as its'most powerful ever', will feature processing power twice that of the current generation Xbox One X. Xbox Series X will also have backwards compatibility technology, which allows games from older consoles to be played on the new system. There are 50 new games planned for launch this year, including Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Gears Tactics, and Watch Dogs: Legion. However, the release of the new console's flagship game, Halo Infinite, will be delayed until 2021, giving Microsoft more time'to finish critical work'. The Xbox Series X release will coincide with the arrival of Sony's new console, the PlayStation 5, which is expected to launch in the last three months of the year.


Heads up: Flying robots inspect indoor spaces

ZDNet

Last year was a quiet turning point in the use of flying robots in an unexpected space: Indoors. Increasingly sophisticated sensor and mapping technologies, machine learning, and engineering and materials science have combined to enable drones to operate inside -- often overhead -- in enterprise applications like inspection and inventory management. The drones span sectors like oil and gas, which have long been adopters of drones for outdoor inspections of pipelines and infrastructure, but also retail and grocery. A company called Pensa, for example, makes drones to scan store shelves and track inventory. Verity Studios, founded by Kiva co-founder Raffaello D'Andrea, makes drones with failsafe algorithms to keep them stable in the event a propeller fails.


Kadija Ferryman & Laura Sobola – HealthTech Stream: on multidisciplinary collaboration and AI and Machine Learning in Health

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In today's episode, Laura leads the discussion with a number of questions for Kadija about AI, machine learning, ethical decisions, fair health and the complexities that underline it all. Kadija's research tackles health disparities through data and aims to make it is more inclusive and ethical. As Laura points out, data is easy to interrogate but how to get at those answers that could lead us to more fairness and prevent biases? Kadija reflects on the importance of insights and touches on the usefulness of anthropological frameworksto see through power hierarchies. She shares stories from her work in which social science often merges with more technical fields to produce results that help move the right direction in making data more ethical.


IIT Roorkee to offer Artificial Intelligence, Data Science courses on Coursera - Times of India

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Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has partnered with Coursera, to launch new certificate programs in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), and the other one in Data Science. IIT Roorkee will launch both these programs on Coursera in early 2021. The six-month certificate program in Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will consist of video lectures, hands-on learning opportunities, team projects, tutorials, and workshops. In addition to providing the coding knowledge and mathematics necessary for building AI and ML expertise, the program will also teach classical ML techniques and provide hands-on programming experience with Tensorflow for model building, robust ML production, and powerful experimentation. The certificate program in Data Science claims to equip professionals looking to build skills in data science, machine learning, critical thinking, data collection, data visualization, and data management. The program will help develop Python and SQL programming skills necessary for a career in data analytics.


AI with 'imagination' are BETTER at diagnosing patients than doctors are

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Babylon App, the online healthcare service, has created a new artificial intelligence algorithm which has'imagination'. A study created an AI which was programmed with'causal reasoning', the robotic equivalent of human imagination. This instills an element of'outside the box' thinking into the system, which allows it to consider what symptoms it might see if the patient had different illnesses from the one it was considering. The system is superior to its predecessor, which is used in the app currently, and real-life doctors when it comes to accurately diagnosing patients. Babylon has been promoted by Health Secretary Matt Hancock and is currently operational in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Wolverhampton.


Publishers Are Investing in a Second Generation of Audio Articles

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

The BBC, Apple News and The Washington Post have in the past month rolled out new ways to listen to their written articles, hoping to give busy subscribers a flexible way to explore stories and to attract new subscriptions, executives said. "We conducted user research and learned that users want to stay informed but are busy, so they appreciate an option to get up to speed on the latest news developments while cooking dinner, running errands or exercising," said Emily Chow, director of site product at The Washington Post. The Post said it began producing audio articles as an experiment "several years ago," but text-to-audio or click-to-listen story formats have been available for over a decade. The Economist Newspaper Ltd. began producing an audio edition of its weekly magazine in 2007 and little has changed since then, said Tom Standage, the company's deputy editor and head of digital strategy. The Economist sees audio articles as a way to retain subscribers and find new ones by publishing select content for free as podcasts, said Mr. Standage, who noted the offer "is not about advertiser revenue."