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'Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course' is a culinary masterpiece

Washington Post - Technology News

A nifty optional tutorial outside the bakery allows players to gain a level of comfort with Ms. Chalice's Double Jump, Parry Dash, and Dodge Roll. While the original two protagonists can only jump a single time and take damage while dashing, Ms. Chalice's Parry Dash renders her invulnerable when hitting a parry-able object, and her Dodge Roll provides invincibility during the duration. She also starts with four health points as opposed to the standard three. In a title with as many close calls as this, one piece of health can be the difference between victory and crushing defeat.


Radiology: Artificial Intelligence

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Nooshin Abbasi is a post-doctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a former research fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University. Her research interests include brain imaging, evidence-based imaging, and bioinformatics, with a focus on applying machine learning tools to large clinical and imaging datasets. Michael Dohopolski is a PGY5 radiation oncology resident. He has worked with Dr. Wang and Dr. Jiang at UT Southwestern on machine learning based clinical decision-making support tools with an emphasis on single prediction uncertainty estimation. She is in the Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, and Division of Neurosurgery, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Council Post: Why Robotics And Artificial Intelligence Are The Future Of Mankind

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Two fields that are rapidly evolving, advancing and holding infinite promise for the future of humanity are robotics and artificial intelligence (AI). From the simplest of tasks to the most complex and demanding in our everyday lives, advances in robotics and AI have made it possible to create machines that can perform tasks with incredible speed and accuracy. With these two technologies beginning to converge, is the new age upon us in which robots that are more intelligent and capable than ever before are the future of humans? Although robotics and AI have always been in the conversation, the last two decades have seen a rapid rise in their development and application. Fear of the misconception that these machines will take over our jobs has been allayed.


OPTX partners with Isleta Resort Casino

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OPTX, a leading casino intelligence agency, is excited to announce its partnership with Isleta Resort & Casino of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Isleta Resort & Casino has selected OPTX Slots and Slots AI for its slot analytics platform. While these products focus on the same operational department, the two products will contribute distinct operational value within Isleta's slots department. OPTX Slots contains real-time high-level daily KPIs, comprehensive reports, optimization tools, and machine performance tracking to help streamline daily operations and data-driven decision-making. Slots AI utilizes AI and machine learning models to generate recommendations for relocation, conversion, removal, replacement, and revising of machines for total floor optimization.


School Surveillance Will Never Protect Kids From Shootings

WIRED

If we are to believe the purveyors of school surveillance systems, K-12 schools will soon operate in a manner akin to some agglomeration of Minority Report, Person of Interest, and Robocop. "Military grade" systems would slurp up student data, picking up on the mere hint of harmful ideations, and dispatch officers before the would-be perpetrators could carry out their vile acts. In the unlikely event that someone were able to evade the predictive systems, they would inevitably be stopped by next-generation weapon-detection systems and biometric sensors that interpret the gait or tone of a person, warning authorities of impending danger. The final layer might be the most technologically advanced--some form of drone or maybe even a robot dog, which would be able to disarm, distract, or disable the dangerous individual before any real damage is done. If we invest in these systems, the line of thought goes, our children will finally be safe.


It's alive! How belief in AI sentience is becoming a problem

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OAKLAND, Calif., June 30 (Reuters) - AI chatbot company Replika, which offers customers bespoke avatars that talk and listen to them, says it receives a handful of messages almost every day from users who believe their online friend is sentient. "We're not talking about crazy people or people who are hallucinating or having delusions," said Chief Executive Eugenia Kuyda. "They talk to AI and that's the experience they have." The issue of machine sentience - and what it means - hit the headlines this month when Google (GOOGL.O) placed senior software engineer Blake Lemoine on leave after he went public with his belief that the company's artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot LaMDA was a self-aware person. Google and many leading scientists were quick to dismiss Lemoine's views as misguided, saying LaMDA is simply a complex algorithm designed to generate convincing human language.


Amazon discounts Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras ahead of Prime Day

Engadget

If you've had any Blink cameras on your to-buy list, you're in luck. Amazon has discounted both the Indoor and Outdoor versions of its compact, wireless security cameras for Prime members, so you can get a Blink Indoor one-camera pack for $55 and a Blink Outdoor one-camera bundle for $60. The wired Blink Mini has also dropped in price to $30, while the Blink Video Doorbell has been discounted to only $35. Blink cameras are affordable options for those that want some kind of security camera network keeping watch over their home. Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras share most of the same features: they record 1080p video and support infrared night vision, two-way audio, motion alerts and temperature monitoring. As the name suggests, the Blink Outdoor devices have a weather-resistant design, so you can mount them over your front door, above your garage and in any other outdoor space you want to monitor.


Boomerang employees could be your best bet for fighting the talent shortage

ZDNet

Leaving a job is a big decision, and usually comes as a result of an employee feeling that their employer can no longer meet their personal or professional needs. But not all goodbyes are forever, and employers are increasingly discovering the value in re-hiring employees who have previously quit their jobs before deciding to return. According to data from LinkedIn, boomerang employees accounted for 4.5% of company hires in 2021, up from 3.9% in 2019. In the office, hybrid or remote, here's what is changing about where, when and how you do your job. There are numerous benefits to hiring these so-called'boomerang' employees -- provided they left on good terms, that is -- particularly those who possess scarce technical skills and valuable business acumen.


What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation

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Robotic process automation (RPA) is an application of technology, governed by business logic and structured inputs, aimed at automating business processes. Using RPA tools, a company can configure software, or a "robot," to capture and interpret applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses, and communicating with other digital systems. RPA scenarios range from generating an automatic response to an email to deploying thousands of bots, each programmed to automate jobs in an ERP system. Many CIOs are turning to RPA to streamline enterprise operations and reduce costs. Businesses can automate mundane rules-based business processes, enabling business users to devote more time to serving customers or other higher-value work.


Here's How AI Is Helping Make Babies By Revolutionizing IVF

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One in four couples in developing countries is impacted by infertility. About 48.5 million couples experience infertility worldwide. Today, infertility is rapidly becoming an epidemic. In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique that helps people facing fertility problems have a baby. Despite IVF's potential, the outcomes are unpredictable. To make matters worse, access to fertility care is abysmal.