Drone rescue: Boys saved from rip off Lennox Head

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Two teenage boys sucked out to sea by a rip tide have been saved from drowning by a in a world-first rescue in Australia. Monty Greenslade, 16 and Gabe Vidler, 17, were spotted struggling in rough surf off Lennox Head, New South Wales, at 10.30am AEST today by two teen girls. The pair were trapped amid 10ft waves and not easily accessible by boat, but were saved after a drone flew out and dropped an inflatable for them to cling on to. Footage shows the remote controlled aircraft fly above the teenagers before dropping an inflatable device which landed almost within arm's reach. Within 35 seconds of take-off the float had been dropped down to the boys, who hung on as waves pushed them back to shore where lifeguards took over.


This Startup Uses AI to Get you Pregnant

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Can you get pregnant using Artificial Intelligence? One American startup is trying to make it so. Mira Care, which SHACK15 News met up at CES 2018, has designed a gadget that harnesses machine learning to track hormone levels, and suggest how likely a user is to conceive a baby at a given time. Users just need to pee on a test stick and insert it in the device; then, Mira's algorithm will blend data from the sample with information about each user's fitness and life habits in order to calculate a fertility score, which will be shown on a mobile app. Mira's AI-powered device and its linked app showing a user's fertility score (via Mira Care) "One difference with any other menstrual cycle tracker is personalization," company CEO Zheng Yang said."It


Sentiment Analysis: Concept, Analysis and Applications

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Sentiment analysis is contextual mining of text which identifies and extracts subjective information in source material, and helping a business to understand the social sentiment of the brand, product or service while monitoring online conversations. However, analysis of social media streams is usually restricted to just basic sentiment analysis and count based metrics. This is akin to just scratching the surface and missing out on those high value insights that are waiting to be discovered. So what should a brand do to capture that low hanging fruit? With the recent advances in deep learning, the ability of algorithms to analyse text has improved considerably.


21 Jobs of the Future Conference -- Video Book Giveaway

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It was presented by Cognizant's Center For The Future of Work and Duke Corporate Education. I had no idea how much it would impact my future life decisions! Watch this video (15 mins) to experience what I experienced. In an age of automation, algorithms and AI, many begin to seek the answer to the question, "What do I do when machines do everything?" It was very interesting to hear different speakers' points of view and witness how they occasionally disagreed with one another on stage.


Artificial intelligence (AI) Predictions

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is remarkably complex and advancing quickly. It's impossible for anyone to give a precise vision of how the next several years will unfold. But it is possible to make specific predictions about AI trends for the next year, then share key implications for business, government, and society. Many of these nascent trends are already underway. We've made eight such predictions--based on insights from AI visionaries, as well as what PwC leaders see as they advise clients around the world who are putting AI to work in their own organizations.


Robby Schwertner [LION] on LinkedIn: "Crypto crowd and #Artificial #Intelligence…

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They test their #artificial #intelligence bot #AIEVE who shall help people saving money with machine learning assisted trading for both short and longterm. Seems the system #CAN #predict developments of cryptos to next levels. Idea of #Peculium team is to assist people manage savings in a more long term view, the vid shows how it works for short term trading. It is still a long way to go but such steps are promising! "And never forget, every prediction has a level of errors", don t use it for crazy trading!


Fake news via artificial intelligence All media content DW 15.01.2018

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Software with machine learning and AI can forge deceptively realistic TV appearances by politicians. Researchers are sounding the alarm and calling for certificates of authenticity for pictures and videos.


Top AI institutions launch hub to showcase Canada's leadership

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Next Canada has launched a web platform to deliver important communication tools to Canada's growing artificial intelligence community. In collaboration with a number of influential groups, Next Canada has launched Canada.ai, a home base for all things Canadian AI. The new platform provides aggregated artificial intelligence news, a directory of AI organizations across the country and a calendar of upcoming events for AI researchers, companies and startups. Alongside several of Canada's leading media groups, Digital Journal has partnered with Next Canada to provide news on all things AI, sourcing stories from its digital transformation publication DX Journal. The web platform was spearheaded by Next Canada, but many different organizations from the AI community in Canada came together to get the project up and running: the Vector Institute, the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute, Borealis AI, Creative Destruction Lab, Element AI, Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research were among the groups that worked to create Canada.ai. "It's no secret that artificial intelligence in Canada has reached a tipping point, and it's more important than ever that we as Canadians shine a spotlight on our stories," said Graham Taylor, Academic Director of NextAI and Associate Professor "The platform is a place for everyone in the AI community to share and take pride in our accomplishments."



Cutting Through the Hype of Automation

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There's currently a lot of debate swirling around automation, AI and their future within the workplace. Broadly speaking, there are two prevailing schools of thought on the issue. On the one hand there are fears that increasing levels of automation will render a growing number of job roles unnecessary, leaving human workers redundant and sparking a worldwide employment crisis. The popular "robots stole my job" argument. On the other is a more hopeful vision, and one that's less likely to gain the same kind of traction in national media.