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Apple discontinued the one thing that got me through the pandemic

Mashable

Essentials Week spotlights unexpected items that make our daily lives just a little bit better. There's an internet joke that stems from humanity's unique ability to look at something distinctly not-human and decide that we're going to be friends with it. The setup involves a person treating a household object, usually a Roomba or other small electronic assistant, like a pet or a friend. Regardless of the attachment, the punchline is the same: "Humans will pack bond with anything." Pack bonding is the emotional urge to bond with and maintain relationships with things outside ourselves.


Ron Klain promotes op-ed claiming 'sentiment analysis' proves media treats Biden worse than Trump

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-NY, reacts to the former CNN anchor being fired over his role in former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's sexual harassment scandal. White House chief of staff Ronald Klain confused readers Sunday as he promoted a Washington Post op-ed that argued President Biden gets worse media treatment than his predecessor, former President Trump, whose verbal duels with the press were weekly staples during his four-year residency at 1600 Penn. "For your consideration," Klain tweeted with a link to the op-ed from Dana Millbank, titled, "The media treats Biden as badly as - or worse than - Trump. WHITE HOUSE'S RON KLAIN PANNED FOR RETWEETING POST ON'ULTIMATE WORK AROUND' FOR FEDERAL VACCINE MANDATE Millbank's "proof" was research from Forge.ai, a data analytics unit of the information company FiscalNote. The study used algorithms focused on adjectives and their placement in articles - more than 200,000 of them - to rate the coverage Biden received in the first 11 months of 2021 and the coverage Trump got in the first 11 months of 2020. The process was referred to as "sentiment analysis." "My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy," Millbank said. "Too many journalists are caught in a mindless neutrality between democracy and its saboteurs, between fact and fiction.


Calling AI Startups to Power Financial Prosperity

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is infiltrating almost every aspect of our lives, and the financial industry is no exception. Over recent years, advanced AI methods and tools have been adopted by the financial sector for greater efficiencies, from more personalized customer service, to process optimization, to fraud detection and credit scoring, providing the fintech startup community with unbounded opportunities for impact. Intuit, a leading global financial platform company known for flagship products such as TurboTax, QuickBooks, Credit Karma and Mint, and Highline Beta, a venture studio and venture capital firm, have recently announced the launch of the Intuit Prosperity Accelerator: AI; a new accelerator for AI-focused startups to help communities overcome financial challenges in North America. David Marquis, Country Manager at Intuit Canada states the new five-month program is focused on "leveraging AI-driven solutions to help consumers and small businesses find more money with less or no work required and complete confidence in their actions and decisions". As global economies are reopening, Hussam Ayyad, Chief Accelerator Officer at Highline Beta, emphasised that "reviving small businesses is crucial" and highlighted the potential for startups to address challenges such as creating more opportunities for the financial wellbeing of consumers with the cutting-edge AI technology.


Lotfi Zadeh Word Search Puzzle - Fuzzy Logic Artificial Intelligence - Pioneers

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The story behind this product: Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh (February 4, 1921 – September 6, 2017) was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Zadeh was best known for proposing fuzzy mathematics consisting of these fuzzy-related concepts: fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy algorithms, fuzzy semantics, fuzzy languages, fuzzy control, fuzzy systems, fuzzy probabilities, fuzzy events, and fuzzy information. On November 30, 2021, Google celebrated the submission of "Fuzzy Sets," a groundbreaking paper that introduced the world to his innovative mathematical framework called "fuzzy logic with a Google Doodle. This file contains 1 page of Lotfi Zadeh Word Search Puzzle with 30 Lotfi Zadeh themed Words and 1 page with its solution. The 30 words are hidden in all directions, making the word search challenging.


Machine Deep Learning for Biology with Python and Tensorflow

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TensorFlow is one of the most in-demand and popular open-source deep learning frameworks available today. The DeepLearning.AI TensorFlow Developer Professional Certificate program teaches you applied machine learning skills with TensorFlow so you can build and train powerful models. Machine Learning and artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere; if you want to know how companies like Google, Amazon, and even Udemy extract meaning and insights from massive data sets, this data science course will give you the fundamentals you need. Data Scientists enjoy one of the top-paying jobs, with an average salary of $120,000 according to Glassdoor and Indeed. If you've got some programming or scripting experience, this course will teach you the techniques used by real data scientists and machine learning practitioners in the tech industry - and prepare you for a move into this hot career path.


4 Steps To KickStart Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy

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In order to implement your artificial intelligence strategy, you need to understand how AI works, find out potential business use cases, gather high quality data and check whether your team is skilled. To make the most out of AI offerings and to drive competitive advantage, you should jumpstart your artificial intelligence strategy by following the guidelines mentioned in this blog post. As the pace of digital transformation goes up, business leaders should prepare to make faster, smarter, and more tangible decisions around the continuously growing data. Hence, companies need the assistance of artificial intelligence solutions that will allow them to make more, real-time, and accurate decisions for their business with maximum efficiency. But, for leveraging artificial intelligence in an organization, there should be an effective artificial intelligence strategy in place, which acts as a roadmap that guides business leaders to use the technology for the right business use cases.


Introduction to Deep Learning

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Deep learning is a type of machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) that imitates the way humans gain certain types of knowledge. Deep learning is an important element of data science, which includes statistics and predictive modeling. In this blog, we will see various of Deep Learning techniques and see how these models work at a high level. Before explaining this, let me tell you about some basic terminologies that I am going to use. This was the whole high level stuff you should know.


Alleged Michigan school shooter convinced officials violent drawings were harmless pursuit

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Deputy Aaron Garcia, of the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team, details arrests of parents of suspected Michigan school shooter. The accused Michigan high school shooter convinced school officials ahead of the deadly rampage that violent drawings he made were for a "video game," a letter released Saturday by the school shows. "On the morning of Nov. 30, a teacher observed concerning drawings and written statements that have been detailed in media reports, which the teacher reported to school counselors and the Dean of students. The student was immediately removed from the classroom and brought to the guidance counselor's office where he claimed the drawing was part of a video game he was designing and informed counselors that he planned to pursue video game design as a career," a letter sent to the Oxford High School community from Oxford Community Schools superintendent Tim Thorne on Saturday states. Ethan Crumbley, 15, allegedly shot and killed four students and injured seven others at Oxford High School.


Amazon taps AI, ML to keep bad apples from its shelves

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In an interview, Rajeev Rastogi, vice-president of ML at Amazon India, said the company has developed computer vision programs that recognize defects such as cuts and scratches on tomatoes and onions to figure out when they have gone bad. The system uses a mix of convolutional neural networks (CNNs) and visual transformer (ViTs) algorithms. CNNs are deep learning algorithms that can take image input and assign importance to various aspects of that image, while ViTs are specialized versions of transformer algorithms, which can weigh the significance of each part of data it gets. "In our grocery business, produce quality is the single-most important customer input and the number one driver of repeat purchase," Rastogi said. "Currently, quality is processed manually, which doesn't really scale. It's also very error-prone, is costly and doesn't have high repeatability. So, we developed a computer vision system for grading fresh produce quality by analysing images of produce," he said.


Chinese researchers turn to AI to build futuristic weapons

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Scientists say they have used the technology to build a pistol-sized coilgun that is the smallest and most powerful of its kind.