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Intel Introduces Videogame Graphics Chips to Challenge Nvidia

WSJ.com: WSJD - Technology

Intel dominates in semiconductors at the computational heart of personal computers, but it has long ceded the market for videogaming graphics chips to Nvidia and AMD. Intel Chief Executive Pat Gelsinger on Tuesday signaled the company would re-enter that field, releasing a graphics card for gamers that is slated to be available on Oct. 12.


10 Must-read Machine Learning Articles (April -- May, 2020)

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There has been a lot of amazing work done in machine learning, as well as interesting datasets released in April and May of 2020. In this article, we will go over some of the biggest AI news, research papers, and open datasets from some of the world's largest tech companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, Google, and Uber. Whether you consider yourself a data science beginner, intermediate, or expert, there is interesting information to be learned from the articles below, regardless of your skill level. From the Google AI Blog, researchers introduce Big Transfer (BiT): General Visual Representation Learning, a new approach for pre-training on image datasets at scale. The model and datasets have been open sourced and there are download links within the article.


Apache Airflow: How to Dynamically Fetch Data and Email?

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This article was published as a part of the Data Science Blogathon. Automating redundant jobs with workflow management tools saves a considerable amount of time and resources. Apache Airflow is currently the market leader in workflow management tools. Airflow is open-source and comes pre-packed with many operators, hooks, sensors, and much more, covering a diverse set of external services. Airflow is a platform developed by the python community that allows connecting numerous data sources to analyze and extract meaning values.


The power of A.I. to help mitigate and manage climate change

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Just as artificial intelligence has improved the decisions organizations make to optimize financial performance, improve processes, meet customer needs, and more, it will be critical in helping them reach their climate goals. In fact, because it can gather, complete, and interpret large, complex datasets on emissions and climate impact, A.I. is fundamentally important in helping to manage the full range of climate-related issues. BCG recently conducted a global survey of 1,000 leaders in A.I. and climate that tells us more about that potential--as well as the barriers getting in the way. We found that 87% of respondents feel that advanced analytics and A.I., or simply "A.I.," is a helpful tool in the fight against climate change today, but only 43% say that they have a vision for using A.I. in their own climate change efforts. Approximately 87% of respondents to a BCG survey found A.I. is a helpful tool in the fight against climate change.


AI Used to Determine Cause of Alzheimer's and Related Disorders

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Novel artificial intelligence methods have revealed unexpected microscopic abnormalities that can predict cognitive impairment, according to a study led by researchers at Mount Sinai. These findings were published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications this week. "AI represents an entirely new paradigm for studying dementia and will have a transformative effect on research into complex brain diseases, especially Alzheimer's disease," said co-corresponding author John Crary, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology, Molecular and Cell-Based Medicine, Neuroscience, and Artificial Intelligence and Human Health, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He added that, "The deep learning approach was applied to the prediction of cognitive impairment, a challenging problem for which no current human-performed histopathologic diagnostic tool exists." The Mount Sinai team identified and analyzed the underlying architecture and cellular features of two regions in the brain, the medial temporal lobe and frontal cortex.


Driver Drowsiness Detection Using Mediapipe In Python

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According to CDC, "An estimated 1 in 25 adult drivers (18 years or older) report falling asleep while driving…". The article reports, "…drowsy driving was responsible for 91,000 crashes…" To help address such issues, in this post, we will create a Driver Drowsiness Detection and Alerting System using Mediapipe's Face Mesh solution API in Python. These systems assess the driver's alertness and warn the driver if needed. Continuous driving can be tedious and exhausting. A motorist may get droopy and perhaps nod off due to inactivity. In this article, we will create a drowsy driver detection system to address such an issue.


23-year-old rapper Kee Riches fatally shot in Compton over weekend

Los Angeles Times

Kee Riches, a 23-year-old L.A. rapper, was shot and killed in Compton on Saturday night. Riches, whose real name is Kian Nellum, was shot along with another man -- 29-year-old Robert Leflore Jr. -- around 9:40 p.m. on the 1500 block of S. Chester Avenue in Compton, according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner records. Tributes poured in across the artist's social media accounts upon word of his death. The "2 Live" and "Westside Lady" rapper was known in the area for his love of his community and drive to build it up, much like slain rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was gunned down in 2019. Riches previously told L.A. Taco that the Crenshaw hero, whom he described as "the embodiment of a street soldier, a real hustler," left a similar impact on his own life.


SCS Students Earn Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships for Pose Estimation, Distributed Deep Learning

CMU School of Computer Science

Two School of Computer Science students were part of teams awarded 2022 Qualcomm Innovation Fellowships for their work in pose estimation and optimization in distributed deep learning. As part of the program, each team will receive $100,000 in funding and mentoring from Qualcomm engineers. Zhengyi Luo, a Ph.D. student in the Robotics Institute (RI), and Yu-Jhe Li, a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, are researching pose estimation, an essential component for human-like 3D avatars in games or sci-fi-like telepresence. They were nominated for their proposal "Near- and Far-Field Sensor Fusion for 3D Body Pose Estimation and Tracking," which merges the two sensing techniques and leverages the advantages of each. By fusing the two data streams, their work could enhance the quality of immersive mixed-reality experiences.


How well do you know Fortnite island? Drop in here.

Washington Post - Technology News

In its five years of existence, Fortnite's island has been pummeled by meteors, frozen solid, flipped upside down and sucked into a black hole. Like all parts of Epic Game's battle royale, the island and its inhabitants are constantly changing. It's all an attempt to keep the destinations in the game feeling fresh and exciting for players to explore. How well do you know the most recent locations around Fortnite's map? Test your knowledge with our 10-question quiz below. The structures in the bottom left of the frame, or more specifically the excavated area under them, provide the telltale detail that this is Shifty Shafts, a mining area dug into the mountainside.