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General Electric Builds An Ai Workforce MIT Technology Review Stage Fright Media

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When Jason Nichols joined GE Global Research in 2011, soon after completing postdoctoral work in organic chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley, he anticipated a long career in chemical research. But after four years creating materials and systems to treat industrial wastewater, Nichols moved to the company's machine-learning lab. This year he began working with augmented reality. Part chemist, part data scientist, Nichols is now exactly the type of hybrid employee crucial to the future of a company working to inject artificial intelligence into its machines and industrial processes. Fifteen years ago, GE's machine operators and technicians monitored its aircraft engines, locomotives, and gas turbines by listening to their clanks and whirs and checking their gauges.


Classifiers 101: The Power Behind Automation in Systematic Reviews

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As a marketing specialist, Jennifer Baguss brings years of digital content writing and marketing experience to the EP team. Her background in journalism makes her a thoughtful and concise writer with a keen interest in taking complicated concepts and making them easily digestible for those who wish to learn. When she's not writing, you can catch her on two wheels, mountain biking, road biking, and even fat biking in the winter!


Netflix Is Eliminating All of Its User Reviews

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If you need to rave about the latest episodes of GLOW or rant about the upcoming season of Orange Is The New Black, get it out of your system before July 30. By the end of the month, Netflix will be eliminating its user reviews feature. Previously posted comments will be deleted by mid-August. User reviews were only available on Netflix's desktop layout and not on any of the companies different streaming apps, such as mobile or smart TV. The comments, similar in format to Yelp reviews, have no effect on what shows are recommended to users, according to reporting from CNET.


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In 2016, a @ProPublica investigation argued that an algorithm used in the US criminal legal system was biased against black defendants.


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On #WorldSmileDay, consider the nuances of what a smile might mean. People do smile when they're happy, but a smile can be wry or ironic. It's no wonder emotion recognition by computers is deeply flawed.