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The 5 Feats of the Amazon Echo -


It responded almost instantly -- a capability that to this day, 5 years and change on, I find miraculous. Before the Amazon Echo, my prior magical Voice First moment of bliss was the launch of Siri on October 4th, 2011, with the release of the 4S. Up to that point, the only way to use speech on your smartphone was through an app. The Siri app was such an app, and I had found it impressive in what it could do. But now, with Apple pulling the app (actually a small apportion of the app) into the iPhone -- a mainstream product that was going places -- well now, speech had finally arrived! Yes, speech had finally arrived, and it had arrived and was being welcomed in the house of the iPhone, where it was given a spacious room to lodge in, alongside the other rooms – the camera, the phone, the texting, etc.



Its features and API are subject to significant change as development progresses. The Perception package provides a toolkit for generating large-scale datasets for computer vision training and validation. It is focused on a handful of camera-based use cases for now and will ultimately expand to other forms of sensors and machine learning tasks. Quick Installation Instructions Get your local Perception workspace up and running quickly. No prior Unity experience required.

VirtualDataLab: A Python library for measuring the quality of your synthetic sequential dataset


Gartner estimates that by 2022, 40% of AI/ML models will be trained on synthetic data. Indeed, synthetic data is more and more popular -- I see this every day, working at a synthetic data company. If you feel like it's time for you to pick up some synthetic data skills, please read on. I will tell you about the basics and introduce you to a cool open-source tool you will find handy going forward. Synthetic data is created with a synthetic data generator.

Prediction of Volleyball Competition Using Machine Learning and Edge Intelligence


Data analysis and machine learning are the backbones of the current era. Human society has entered machine learning and data science that increases the data capacity. It has been widely acknowledged that not only does the number of information increase exponentially, but also the way of human information management and processing is completed to be changed from manual to computer, mainly depending on the transformation of information technology including a computer, network, and communication. This paper is aimed at a solution to the lag of the methods and means of volleyball technique prediction in China. Through field visits, it is found that the way of analysis and research of techniques and tactics in Chinese volleyball practice is relatively backward, which to a certain extent affected the rapid development of Chinese volleyball. Therefore, it is a necessary and urgent task to realize the reform of the methods and means of volleyball technical and tactical analysis in China. The data analysis and prediction are based on the machine learning and data mining algorithm applied to volleyball in this paper is an inevitable trend. The proposed model is applied to the data produced at the edges of the systems and thoroughly analyzed. The Apriori algorithm of the machine learning algorithm is utilized to process the data and provide a prediction about the strategies of a volleyball match. The Apriori algorithm of machine learning is also optimized to perform better data analysis. The effectiveness of the proposed model is also highlighted.

Electronic Nose Uses Solid-state Sensors and Neural Processor to "Sniff Out" COVID-19 - News


A recent partnership between BrainChip Holdings and NaNose Medical has yielded a new COVID-19 testing solution boasting higher accuracy than RT-PCR screening. The Nano Artificial Nose is said to actively analyze patient breath samples while remaining highly portable. How exactly does it work? Officially dubbed the DiaNose, NaNose's technology has actually existed since 2017. Based on the Technion Israeli Institute of Technology's artificial nose, the device has since screened numerous patients for Parkinson's disease, cancer, kidney failure, and MS.

How FinancialForce Is Using AI To Fight Revenue Leakage


Bottom Line: Using AI to measure and predict revenue, costs, and margin across all Professional Services (PS) channels leads to greater accuracy in predicting payment risks, project overruns, and service forecasts, reducing revenue leakage in the process. Professional Services' Revenue Challenges Are Complex Turning time into revenue and profits is one of the greatest challenges of running a Professional Services (PS) business. What makes it such a challenge is incomplete time tracking data and how quickly revenue leaks spring up, drain margins, and continue unnoticed for months. Examples of revenue leaks across a customers' life cycles include the following: Adding up all these examples and many more can easily add up to 20-30% of actual lost solution and services margin. Selling projects and the promise of their outcomes in the future create a unique series of challenges for PS organizations when it comes to controlling revenue leakage.

The Business of AI: Part 2


Over the course of 7 years building out an artificial intelligence that could add billions of dollars in value to the agriculture industry and building the first known data base of imagery curated for AI in plant pathology, we had to build… a box. This box is comprised of all off-the-shelf components. We wanted to make sure that we stayed focused on what we're good at: the software and the artificial intelligence behind what happens inside this box. Because the box by itself is nothing. It's simply a container for electronics that make it possible to perform the task we tell it to.

Faeces and algorithms: Artificial Intelligence to map our intestinal bacteria


The intestines and their bacteria are sometimes called our'second brain', but studying these bacteria in their natural environment is difficult. Now researchers from the University of Copenhagen have developed a method that uses artificial intelligence to map intestinal bacteria using faeces. The researchers thus hope to gain more knowledge of the role played by these bacteria in various diseases. Both past and present-day scientists have suspected the intestines of playing a role in various diseases. Present-day studies focus on the intestinal flora's role in physical diseases such as diabetes and overweight, while others seek to establish a connection between the intestinal flora and e.g.

Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Mental Health?


What if you could interact with a therapist, learn new skills to improve your well-being and gain access to information that would normally be learned in therapy for a fraction of the cost, or for free, without leaving your home? The prospect is certainly alluring, and with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology, there is reason to take this prospect seriously. AI technology for mental health was first developed in the 1960s with ELIZA, a simple computer program. AI has since been developed for use in other areas, including assisting therapists with diagnosing depression and PTSD in the US armed forces. Recently, the integration of AI with smartphone technology had opened up opportunities to provide mental health support that is not possible with traditional in-person therapy.

Royal photographer Arthur Edwards: Prince Harry 'has just been unbelievably miserable' since Meghan arrived

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Arthur Edwards reacts to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on'America Reports' Royal photographer Arthur Edwards told "America Reports" Monday that he was "absolutely shocked" to hear Prince Harry describe his deteriorating relationship with the British royal family in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. "The one thing about Harry was that he was always fun, he was always part of the family," recalled Edwards, who has spent more than four decades as a photographer for The Sun newspaper. "He and his brother {Prince William], they learned to ski together, they learned to fly airplanes together, helicopters together and they were just inseparable until Meghan came along and then things start to fall apart." Buckingham Palace has kept silent after the bombshell interview, in whichh the royal couple made several revelations about their private lives. "I don't remember Harry being angry about the media, but since Meghan came along, he has just been unbelievably miserable," Edwards said.