The COVID-19 pandemic is an incredibly complex and rapidly evolving global public health emergency. Facebook is committed to preventing the spread of false and misleading information on our platforms. Misinformation about the disease can evolve as rapidly as the headlines in the news and can be hard to distinguish from legitimate reporting. The same piece of misinformation can appear in slightly different forms, such as as an image modified with a few pixels cropped or augmented with a filter. And these variations can be unintentional or the result of someone's deliberate attempt to avoid detection.
Amazon (AMZN) has introduced shopping carts that make it faster and more convenient to shop by automatically tracking the items put in the cart, enabling consumers to eliminate the checkout line. The new Dash Carts will first be featured at Amazon's Woodland Hills, California, grocery store, set to open this year. To use the Dash Carts, shoppers will need to have an Amazon account and a smartphone. Shoppers simply scan a QR code located within the Amazon app to begin loading items into the cart. The Smart Cart is fitted with computer vision algorithms and sensor fusion to recognize merchandise that is put into the cart.
Bots are now a key starting point for conversations with customers, so it's vital that companies think through how they use them. Artificial intelligence is a technology that has already transformed how consumers interact with their home devices, with brands, even with their cars. It has shown benefits both for companies and customers, but what's next for virtual agents and their kin? In this webinar, P.V. Kannan, coauthor of "The Future of Customer Service Is AI-Human Collaboration," discusses how virtual agents are proving themselves as a technology and the ways AI-driven customer service will empower contact center agents to provide great customer experiences. Get periodic email updates on upcoming webinars, panel discussions, and other special events.
I can't wait until Transform 2020 starts tomorrow. It's our flagship event for enterprise decision-makers to learn how to apply AI. One of our goals at VentureBeat is to create a new kind of town square for enterprise decision makers to learn about transformative technology and transact. And the practice of AI is where we're going deep. AI is the most powerful technology in enterprise today, and VentureBeat is the leading publication covering AI news.
From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19. In the video game franchise Fallout, the developers postulated a post-nuclear war scenario in which segments of the population survived the conflagration in hidden, fortified underground vaults. The game lets players experience what the world might be like if such a scenario took place. Science fiction often starts with a question and then builds a story around the answer. What would it be like if a federation of planets peacefully colonized the galaxy? What would it be like if an alien arrived with powers beyond that of mortal men?
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach to quickly enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times--an enhancement that has never been achieved before with climate data. The researchers took an alternative approach by using adversarial training, in which the model produces physically realistic details by observing entire fields at a time, providing high-resolution climate data at a much faster rate. This approach will enable scientists to complete renewable energy studies in future climate scenarios faster and with more accuracy. "To be able to enhance the spatial and temporal resolution of climate forecasts hugely impacts not only energy planning, but agriculture, transportation, and so much more," said Ryan King, a senior computational scientist at NREL who specializes in physics-informed deep learning. Recommended AI News: Interlink Electronics Welcomes Aboard Edward Suski As Chief Product Officer King and NREL colleagues Karen Stengel, Andrew Glaws, and Dylan Hettinger authored a new article detailing their approach, titled "Adversarial super-resolution of climatological wind and solar data," which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States …
Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Kristen Doute said she is doing some soul-searching after being fired from "Vanderpump Rules" along with castmate Stassi Schroeder for past racially insensitive actions involving former Black cast member Faith Stowers. The 37-year-old spoke about how she's changing and growing as a person on the "Hollywood Raw" podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn. "It was definitely none of my business to take anything to social media [and] essentially send a mob out to this person. It was really just not my place to go there," she said.
It is our pleasure to welcome Alejandro Betancourt, Ph.D., General Manager and Sr. Machine learning tech lead at LANDING AI for TMC's next digital impact session on Tuesday, July 14 at 17:00 (CET). Recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence have created the promise of opportunities with an important economic value in a broad diversity of sectors. Therefore AI has become a strategic area for many companies around the world. In his talk Alejandro will discuss some good practices and learnings of moving complex AI systems into production. Thank you Filip Bruyneel and Lauren Van Den Berghe for organising this session.