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Co-op shooter 'Aliens: Fireteam Elite' heads to consoles and PC on August 24th


After nearly six years in development, Aliens: Fireteam finally has a release date. Now known as Aliens: Fireteam Elite, it's coming out on August 24th on Steam, PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Like in Valve's Left 4 Dead series, you'll embark on a variety of repeatable missions where you'll need to use teamwork and communication to take on the challenges before you. In all, there'll be 20 different Xenomorphs, Weyland-Yutani synthetics and other enemies, each with their own AI systems, for you and your friends to take on. Each time you jump into a mission, two other Colonial Marines will support you, and they can be played by both humans and AI bots.

The twists and turns of 'Scarlet Nexus' make it a must-play for weebs

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Players can levitate and throw rocks, ice sculptures, bicycles, cars -- you name it -- against hordes of foes. To spice things up, each platoon (whether it's Yuito's or Kasane's) has special abilities that can be borrowed by the player. Kasane, for instance, can use her teammate Kagero's invisibility power to sneak behind enemies and backstab them; Yuito can borrow his pal Gemma's damage negating power to block attacks. As friendships deepen, these powers only grow stronger, giving players real incentives to get to know their teammates. Not only will they unlock more stories, but they'll also gain more abilities.

Using AI to track cognitive deviation in aging brains


Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based brain age prediction model to quantify deviations from a healthy brain-aging trajectory in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published in Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. The model has the potential to aid in early detection of cognitive impairment at an individual level. Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is a transition phase from normal aging to Alzheimer's disease (AD). People with aMCI have memory deficits that are more serious than normal for their age and education, but not severe enough to affect daily function. For the study, Ni Shu, Ph.D., from State Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, in Beijing, China, and colleagues used a machine learning approach to train a brain age prediction model based on the T1-weighted MR images of 974 healthy adults aged from 49.3 to 95.4 years.

Stroke Prediction using Data Analytics and Machine Learning


Stroke is the second leading cause of death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization [1], 5 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year. Of these, one third die and another third are left permanently disabled. In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds and every four minutes, someone dies [2]. The aftermath is devastating, with victims experiencing a wide range of disabling symptoms including sudden paralysis, speech loss or blindness due to blood flow interruption in the brain [3].

Public safety and smart cities: How assistive AI will help


Over recent years, advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) have greatly increased the safety of our communities. The technology helps emergency managers predict and mitigate flooding, wildfires, and other natural disasters. It improves image and video analysis, saving investigators' valuable time and reducing errors. It aids crime analysts by pouring through vast amounts of data and making connections that can empower policing. While AI has expanded its role in our everyday lives, many cities are only just beginning to scratch the surface when it comes to the benefits that the technology can provide.

AI helps return Rembrandt's The Night Watch to original size


The Night Watch by Rembrandt has enraptured millions visiting Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum and its previous homes over the centuries, dazzling with its scale and fine detail. But it is only from today, thanks to the use of artificial intelligence to recapture some of the Dutch master's genius, including the sweep of his brush strokes and perspective of his eye, that it can for the first time in 300 years be enjoyed in its complete form. In 1715, three-quarters of a century after it was painted, the canvas was trimmed – 60cm (2ft) cut from the left side of the painting, 22cm (9ins) from the top, 12cm from the bottom and 7cm from the right – so that the masterpiece might fit between two doors at Amsterdam's city hall. But using high-resolution photography of what is left of the original, computer learning of Rembrandt's techniques and a contemporary copy of the full painting by Gerrit Lundens hanging in London's National Gallery, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam was able to reproduce the work in all its glory. "It is spectacular because what Rembrandt painted was Captain Frans Banninck Cocq ordering his lieutenants to march out and that is now exactly what you see," said Taco Dibbits, director of the Rijksmuseum.

Why and Where AI Should Be a Part of Your Digital Experience Strategy


AI, machine learning, and natural language processing are beginning to play a much larger role in enterprise businesses, whether it is in customer service, customer relationship management, or even learning initiatives. In what ways is AI being incorporated into your DX strategy? Companies are investing in AI-based platforms in increasing numbers each year, and as a result, the AI worldwide software market revenue is expected to top $247 billion dollars, and the global AI market revenue is expected to be $327 billion this year, according to a report by Statista. This article will look at the ways AI is being used by enterprise businesses. One of the most obvious ways that AI is being used by brands is for "live" customer service interactions.

Lidar company Quanergy to go public via $1.4B SPAC deal – TechCrunch


Quanergy Systems, the Sunnyvale, California-based lidar company, said Tuesday it has agreed to merge with special purpose acquisition fund CITIC Capital Acquisition Corp., a Chinese blank-check firm affiliated with the country's largest state-owned investment conglomerate. The deal, which puts an implied valuation on Quanergy at $1.4 billion, is expected to close in the second half of 2021. After closing, the transaction will inject the lidar company with around $278 million in pro forma net cash, including $40 million in private investment in public equity (PIPE) funding. Lidar is an essential component of most autonomous driving systems -- the notable exception being Tesla's stack, which is attempting to develop a pure vision-based system to support its pursuit of automated driving (Tesla vehicles are not autonomous today and have what is considered a Level 2 advanced driver assistance system). Quanergy is a developer of solid state silicon lidar units, which pulses a low-power laser through an optical phased array to measure the distance and shape of objects.

einstein - Abstract Digital Arts and Other Crazy Stuff


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Xiaomi launches Mi Watch Revolve Active with SpO2 & Amazon Alexa


Xiaomi has released Mi Watch Revolve Active yesterday. The device comes with the addition of an oxygen sensor and Alexa support, but less premium materials make it 15% cheaper than the original. To remind, Mi Watch Revolve is essentially a rebranded version of Mi Watch Color that is meant for India and a few other countries. There are no significant differences between the two timepieces apart from the name. To make things even more confusing, Mi Watch Revolve Active seems to be a rebranded version of Mi Watch Color Sports Edition.