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SAP in the workplace


SAP is one of the most extensively used ERP systems in the world. Understanding SAP's features and functionalities has become a necessary skill in today's world. Developing SAP abilities can assist you in preparing for a job with a company that uses this software. SAP is the most widely used ERP software, with hundreds of fully integrated modules that cover almost every facet of business management. SAP allows firms to develop a centralized system that allows every department to access and share data, resulting in a better working environment for all employees.

'Evil Dead' has added a video game to the cult-classic horror franchise

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Evil Dead — the horror franchise known for having lots of scares (and laughs) — has gone from cult hit to cultural phenomenon. The latest addition is a video game.

Identification of long COVID patients through machine learning


In a recent study posted to Preprints with The Lancet*, researchers developed a machine learning approach to identify patients with long coronavirus disease (COVID). The post-acute sequelae of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection are called long COVID. In the present study, researchers aimed to generate a robust clinical definition for long COVID using data related to long COVID patients. The team utilized data obtained from electronic health records that were integrated and harmonized in the secure N3C Data Enclave. This allowed the team to identify unique patterns and clinical characteristics among COVID-19-infected patients.

Convolutional Neural Networks


The Deep Learning Specialization is a foundational program that will help you understand the capabilities, challenges, and consequences of deep learning and prepare you to participate in the development of leading-edge AI technology. In this Specialization, you will build and train neural network architectures such as Convolutional Neural Networks, Recurrent Neural Networks, LSTMs, Transformers, and learn how to make them better with strategies such as Dropout, BatchNorm, Xavier/He initialization, and more. Get ready to master theoretical concepts and their industry applications using Python and TensorFlow and tackle real-world cases such as speech recognition, music synthesis, chatbots, machine translation, natural language processing, and more. AI is transforming many industries. The Deep Learning Specialization provides a pathway for you to take the definitive step in the world of AI by helping you gain the knowledge and skills to level up your career.

Ford-Backed Argo AI Begins Driverless Taxi Operations, & Why This Is Big News


Ford-backed autonomous vehicle company Argo AI recently started driverless vehicle operations in both Miami, Florida, and Austin, Texas, during daylight hours. "Argo is first to go driverless in two major American cities, safely operating amongst heavy traffic, pedestrians and bicyclists in the busiest of neighborhoods," said Bryan Salesky, Founder and CEO of Argo AI. "From day one, we set out to tackle the hardest miles to drive -- in multiple cities -- because that's where the density of customer demand is, and where our autonomy platform is developing the intelligence required to scale it into a sustainable business." Here's a video Argo made about their new operations (article continues below): It took the company five years to get to the point where they could trust their vehicles to operate in busy traffic in these cities (two of eight cities they're now developing autonomous vehicles in). Driverless operations include multiple customer-facing operations, including work with several different commercial partners. For example, Argo has been working with Lyft to find riders in test vehicles since last year instead of offering their own rideshare platform and software.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Patent Filings Continue Explosive Growth Trend at the USPTO


Ryan N. Phelan is a registered patent attorney who counsels and works with clients in all areas of intellectual property (IP), with a focus on patents. Clients enjoy Ryan's business-focused approach to IP. With a MBA from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management, Ryan works with clients to achieve their business objectives, including developing and protecting their innovations and businesses with IP.

Can AI write an episode of Stargate? Google AI took on the challenge


We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. The process of writing a television show typically involves a writers room and a lot of time, as humans figure out the plot and the dialogue that makes a show work. For the cult classic Stargate science fiction franchise, which spanned three series (SG-1, Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe), character and plot development was helmed by Stargate co-creator Brad Wright. In 2021, Wright publicly posted a message on Twitter asking if it was possible for AI to write an episode of Stargate that would appear on SciFi insider site The Companion. None other than Laurence Moroney, AI lead at Google, responded by picking up the gauntlet to try and prove what AI could do.–

AI Might Not Be Your Best Source for Advice Just Yet


Virtual assistants are wonderful at following your commands but absolutely terrible at giving life advice. Tidio editor Kazimierz Rajnerowicz spent over 30 hours asking half a dozen popular artificial intelligence (AI)-powered voice assistants and chatbots all kinds of questions and concluded that while virtual assistants are great at retrieving facts, they aren't advanced enough to hold a conversation. "AI today is pattern recognition," explained Liziana Carter, founder of conversational AI start-up Grow AI, to Lifewire in a conversation over email. "Expecting it to advise whether robbing a bank is right or wrong is expecting creative thinking from it, also known as AI General Intelligence, which we're far from right now." Rajnerowicz thought of the experiment in response to forecasts by Juniper Research that predicts the number of AI voice assistant devices in use will exceed the human population by 2024. "... a better approach may be to use that power to gain back time to spend on the things that make us unique as humans."

Photos: Becca Saladin reimagines pharaonic figures using AI techniques - Egypt Independent


I always thought of history more like a movie than a series of real events. I'd seen people all over the internet creating similar images – colorized Roman statues, colorized photos; and I wanted to give it a shot," Saladin wrote on her blog.

How machine learning is helping patients diagnosed with the most common childhood cancer


New software developed by Peter Mac and collaborators is helping patients diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) to determine what subtype they have. ALL is the most common childhood cancer in the world, and also affects adults. "Thirty to forty percent of all childhood cancers are ALL, it's a major pediatric cancer problem," says Associate Professor Paul Ekert from Peter Mac and the Children's Cancer Institute, who was involved in this work. More than 300 people are diagnosed with the disease in Australia each year, and more than half of those are young children under the age of 15. Determining what subtype of ALL a patient has provides valuable information about their prognosis, and how they should best be treated.