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?
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.
As you scroll through dating apps you start to spot trends, like fishing photos or mentions of The Office. Often a potential match has a photo with a child, and their bio says something akin to, "That's just my nephew." Or niece, or cousin, or whatever small relative one feels compelled to show suitors. If you're only looking for hookups, it's somewhat justifiable to make it clear that you're not a parent. While users may want future partners to see how good they are with children -- hence the nephew photos -- it's likely just to relate back to their sex appeal.
AI or artificial intelligence in digital marketing has a broadened range of applications and it's quite significant in the digital era. The revolutionary incorporation of this phenomenal technology emerged out to be highly innovative and has been known to exhibit human-like efficiency, if not, with a more enhanced version of the "think and respond" characteristic. The integration of AI algorithms is not limited to digital marketing services alone but seen beyond GPS systems, voice recognition systems, hashtags in social media, etc. AI not only saves a huge amount of your precious time but also surges your competitive performance. This evolving and dynamic technology is truly becoming inevitable for all domains.
Facebook Connectivity, in league with ULC Robotics, has developed a robot capable of winding optical fibre on live medium voltage (MV) power lines that typically serve residential areas in much of the world, at a claimed cost three to five times cheaper than traditional aerial fibre construction. Karthik Yogeeswaran, wireless systems engineer at Facebook Connectivity, said in a blog post the idea for the project came after travelling through rural Africa and noticing the ubiquity of power line infrastructure, which is far "more pervasive than the total fibre footprint of the country". In order to keep costs down, Facebook needed to lower the preparatory and manual work needed to wind fibre around power lines, and to minimise disruption of electrical services, the robot needed to able to do its job on a live line and be able to avoid and cross obstacles it encountered. Keeping the weight of the robot within the limits that a medium voltage power line could handle was a key challenge because it would limit the amount of fibre it could carry, so the size of the cable needed to be reduced. "Using the MV power line as a support adds a number of additional challenges. The first is the voltage stress. MV conductors can have a voltage as high as 35kV which can cause degradation phenomena such as tracking, partial discharge, and dry band arcing," Yogeeswaran said.