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The Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-10) and the Twenty-Second Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-10) will be held in Atlanta at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel, July 11-15, 2010. The AAAI Conference will turn 25 in San Francisco in 2011. You won't want to miss this milestone event. The preliminary list of invited speakers for IJCAI-09 is now available at the conference website and includes Cristina Conati (University of British Columbia), Tom Dietterich (Oregon State University), Luc Steels (Free University of Brussels), Hal Varian (Google and University of California, Berkeley), Gerhard Widmer (Johannes Kepler University), Qiang Yang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology). Award lectures will also be presented by the winners of the 2009 IJCAI Award for Research Excellence, Victor Lesser (University of Massachusetts Amherst), and the 2009 IJCAI Computers and Thought Award, Carlos Guestrin (Carnegie Mellon University and Andrew Ng (Stanford University).


Can I Parent Without Facebook?

Slate

Care and Feeding is Slate's parenting advice column. Have a question for Care and Feeding? Email careandfeeding@gmail.com or post it in the Slate Parenting Facebook group. I have been disturbed by the recent steady stream of news headlines about Facebook's apparent flagrant disregard for privacy. I believe that the only way to get Facebook to adopt higher privacy standards is for people to leave the platform.


"It's Funny How a Purse Can Instantly Make You Feel Adult"

Slate

Kate Valentine, better known as Kate Spade, died on Tuesday at age 55 in an apparent suicide. The fashion designer was most famous for her accessories, first at her namesake company and later at Frances Valentine, which she launched with husband Andy Spade in 2016 after taking a hiatus from fashion to focus on her family. Her admirers, including famous ones like Chelsea Clinton, Mindy Kaling, and Lena Dunham, took to Twitter to pay tribute to the designer after news of her death broke. Many recalled how it felt to purchase their first Kate Spade handbag or to receive one as a gift. "It's funny how a purse can instantly make you feel like an adult," wrote actress Olivia Munn.


Contemporary French poet Yves Bonnefoy dies at age of 93

The Japan Times

PARIS – France's most famous contemporary poet, Yves Bonnefoy, has died at the age of 93, officials confirmed Saturday. The author of more than 100 books translated into 30 languages was highly decorated in his native France, and his name was often mentioned as a favorite to win a Nobel Prize in Literature. He died Friday, according to the College de France research and education institute where he was an honorary professor. He was also known for his translations of Shakespeare's plays, as well as the works of Yeats, Petrarch and his friend Georges Seferis. Admirers from around the world took to Twitter to mourn Bonnefoy, known for his piercing gaze and mop of white hair, many of them quoting lines from his most famous works.


StradVision, ushering in the era of the fully autonomous vehicle - PetaCrunch

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StradVision has raised $16.6M in total. We talked with Junhwan Kim, its CEO. How would you describe StradVision in a single tweet? StradVision is a pioneer in deep learning-based vision processing technology, providing the software that will allow Advanced Driver-Assistance Aystems (ADAS) in autonomous vehicles to reach the next level of safety, and usher in the era of the fully autonomous vehicle. How did it all start and why?