E Pluribus Unum: Shared Sacrifice Will Be Needed To Beat Coronavirus Says Documentarian Ken Burns

Forbes - Tech

Ken Burns has spent the last 40 years chronicling the most poignant and influential events in American history. The 66-year-old Oscar-nominated filmmaker has crafted definitive and multifaceted histories of the Civil War, baseball, the Roosevelts, cancer, country music and jazz. In an age of short Tweets and shorter attention spans, Burns's films are sprawling, deep-dive studies on topics that simultaneously reveal the best and worst of America. We are living through one of those moments right now as the coronavirus shakes every aspect of American life. With most of the country stuck at home and weathering a torrent of fear and breaking news, Burns is offering an alternative.


SAS and R Integration for Machine Learning

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R first appeared in 1993 and has gained a steady and fiercely loyal fan base. But as data sets become both longer and wider, storage and processing speeds become an issue. Having spent weeks whipping an extremely wide and messy data set into shape using only R, I am so grateful for SAS Viya and not having to go through that again. SAS Viya is a cloud-enabled, in-memory analytics engine which allows for rapid analytics insights. SAS Viya utilizes the SAS Cloud Analytics Services (CAS) to perform various actions and tasks.


Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #13, 2020

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We have updated the free NIR-Predictor-Software Spectral Data format support list for many mobile and benchtop NIR Spectroscopy Sensors. Used in QualityControl for Food Fruits Milk Meat LINK CalibrationModel.com has changed the pricing structure and NIRS-Calibration licensing options (including new perpetual and unlimited systems).


Spectroscopy and Chemometrics News Weekly #13, 2020

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We have updated the free NIR-Predictor-Software Spectral Data format support list for many mobile and benchtop NIR Spectroscopy Sensors. Used in QualityControl for Food Fruits Milk Meat LINK CalibrationModel.com has changed the pricing structure and NIRS-Calibration licensing options (including new perpetual and unlimited systems).


What is DataOps? Collaborative, cross-functional analytics

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DataOps (data operations) is an emerging discipline that brings together DevOps teams with data engineer and data scientist roles to provide the tools, processes and organizational structures to support the data-focused enterprise. "You've got the modern trend for development of DevOps, but more and more people are injecting some sort of data science capability into development, into systems, so you need someone on the DevOps team who has a data frame of mind," says Ted Dunning, chief applications architect at MapR Technologies and co-author of Machine Learning Logistics: Model Management in the Real World. Like DevOps, the DataOps approach takes its cues from the agile methodology. DataOps teams value analytics that work; they measure the performance of data analytics by the insights they deliver. DataOps teams embrace change, and seek to constantly understand evolving customer needs.


Free AI-software for Covid-19 triage on chest x-rays

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Delft Imaging has leveraged its expertise and has joined forces with Thirona, Radboudumc, Bernhoven,(Netherlands), HT médica (Spain) and Fakultas Kedokteran UI (Indonesia) to develop a tool for the triage of COVID-19 suspects by using Artificial Intelligence on chest X-ray images. The software is called CAD4COVID (Computer Aided Detection for COVID-19). It will support the health systems and health workers by helping to triage patients and inform the care pathway. Delft Imaging is specialized in tuberculosis (TB) screening and with its proven CAD4TB solution has screened over 6 million people in 40 countries. The company optimised CAD4TB to triage Covid-19 suspects and are launching this solution free-of-charge.


Governments turn to AI in fight against coronavirus – Government & civil service news

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Countries around the world – including the US, South Korea and Taiwan – are using artificial intelligence (AI) to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The technology is being used to speed up the development of testing kits and treatments, to track the spread of the virus, and to provide citizens with real-time information. In South Korea, the government mobilised the private sector to begin developing coronavirus testing kits soon after reports of a new virus began to emerge from China. As part of this drive, Seoul-based molecular biotech company Seegene used AI to speed up the development of testing kits, enabling it to submit its solution to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) three weeks after scientists began working on it. The company's founder and chief executive, Chun Jong-yoon, told CNN that had AI not been used, the process would have taken two to three months.


Noble.AI - AI purpose-built for R&D.

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Market leadership is at stake. By embracing next-generation AI technologies, early adopters will benefit disproportionately. We build AI software that helps the world's most important R&D teams accelerate their process of innovation, enabling them to bring better products to market at a 10X lower cost.


SoftBank shares tumble 10% after OneWeb files for bankruptcy

The Japan Times

SoftBank Group Corp. fell as much as 10 percent after a provider of satellite-based internet service that it invested in filed for bankruptcy, ceding some gains from an unprecedented plan to sell assets and buy back shares. OneWeb made the filing late Friday U.S. time after raising about $3.3 billion in debt and equity financing from shareholders including SoftBank, Airbus SE and Qualcomm Inc. since its inception. At least $1 billion of that came from SoftBank, which said it first invested in December 2016 and declined to give a total amount. It is the latest blow to SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, who last week unveiled a plan to raise $41 billion to buy back shares and slash debt. The announcement sent the shares soaring more than 50 percent in just a few days.


Australian-designed artificial intelligence set to aid diagnosis of coronavirus

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Hospital staff around the world will be trained to identify people who have coronavirus using an Australian-developed artificial intelligence diagnosis tool. The technology, created by University of Sydney-affiliated start-up DetectED-X, was originally developed to improve the accuracy of breast cancer detection. But it has been quickly modified to detect COVID-19 using lung CT scans of patients from Italy and China. CEO and medical radiation expert Patrick Brennan said the technology would allow people interpreting lung scans to have each diagnosis reviewed for accuracy in real time. The computer can check the scan and the diagnosis to see if the reviewer has made a mistake.