Here's our daily update in tweets, live from IJCAI (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence) in Macau. Like yesterday, we'll be covering tutorials and workshops. Now attending the #tutorial "Argumentation and Machine Learning: When the Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts" by @CeruttiFederico, & learning about #ML mechanisms that create, annotate, analyze & evaluate arguments expressed in natural language.#AI Now: "Dialogues with Socially Aware Robot Agents – Knowledge & Reasoning using Natural Language," an invited #IJCAI2019 talk by Prof. Kristiina Jokinen Her start: "The quality of #intelligence possessed by humans and #AI is fundamentally different."#Bridging2019 On his second slide: #AGI "needs fresh methods with cognitive architectures and philosophy of mind."#AI
Tyson Fury's lucrative new deal with a US broadcaster has "confused" boxing's heavyweight landscape by creating "walls and barriers", according to the BBC Radio 5 live boxing team. On Monday, Fury was the focus of a news conference that - unlike many in the boxing world - saw the mass media arrive with no knowledge of what was on the agenda. The 29-year-old, who is promoted by Frank Warren in the UK, will now be promoted by Bob Arum's Top Rank organisation in the US and be aligned with broadcaster ESPN in America. His reported fee of £80m for five fights sounds positive but, as 5 live Boxing's Mike Costello and Steve Bunce explain, the deal could hinder a golden heavyweight era. Boxing fans the world over have been waiting for a rematch between WBC world champion Deontay Wilder and Fury to be confirmed and at first, many thought Monday's news conference was for that purpose.
Do you have that friend you go out with to indulge on all the scrumptious (and unhealthy) delicacies L.A. has to offer? Or how about that other friend who eats organic and always makes you feel like an unhealthy chicken nugget? Chances are you have both--and you're also probably one of them. Peers can wield a lot of influence when it comes to our lifestyle choices: According to the American Psychological Association, people who enrolled in weight loss programs with friends did a better job at keeping their weight off than those who did it alone. Bryan Wilder, a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and Kayla de la Haye, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, believe there's an opportunity to optimize our peer influences to live a healthier life using artificial intelligence.
Public outreach campaigns can prevent the spread of devastating yet treatable diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), malaria and gonorrhea. But ensuring these campaigns effectively reach undiagnosed patients, who may unknowingly spread the disease to others, is a major challenge for cash-strapped public health agencies. Now, a team of USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers has created an algorithm that can help policymakers reduce the overall spread of disease. The algorithm is also optimized to make the most of limited resources, such as advertising budgets.
Deontay Wilder (37-0-0, 36 KOs) continued his rampage through the heavyweight division, defeating heavy underdog Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) by technical knockout and successfully defending his WBC title. Arreola's corner stopped the fight after the eighth round as the California native barely showed much effort in the final rounds. Late in the fourth round, Wilder knocked down Arreola behind a flurry of punches. But Arreola beat the 10 count and continued to the bout though with very little success. In a fight marked by several slow moments, Wilder landed 152 power punches compared to Arreola's 52.