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Singapore urges need for international organisations to 'reform' in digital age

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Singapore has called on global organisations such as the United Nations (UN) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) to reform, so international rules are in line with cybersecurity and other key digital developments. The Asian nation also underscores the need for unified cooperation against COVID-19, which it notes has accelerated "self-defeating" sentiments worldwide including protectionism and xenophobia. Continued international cooperation was key to overcoming the impact of the pandemic as well as to rebuilding, and nations needed to build greater trust and learn from each other, said Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan, in the country's national statement at the UN General Assembly's General Debate of the 75th session held Saturday. Delivered via video message, Balakrishnan said in his speech: "The world is facing a period of prolonged turmoil. The multilateral system is confronted by nationalism, xenophobia, the rejection of free trade and global economic integration, and the bifurcation of technology and supply chains. Caught by the sudden onslaught of COVID-19, most businesses lacked or had inadequate security systems in place to support remote work and now have to deal with a new reality that includes a much wider attack surface and less secured user devices. "But, these threats are not new.


Does Machine Translation Affect International Trade? Evidence from a Large Digital Platform

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is surpassing human performance in a growing number of domains. However, there is limited evidence of its economic effects. Using data from a digital platform, we study a key application of AI: machine translation. We find that the introduction of a new machine translation system has significantly increased international trade on this platform, increasing exports by 10.9%. Furthermore, heterogeneous treatment effects are consistent with a substantial reduction in translation costs.


Texas man builds candy-shooting cannon and robot to keep trick-or-treating alive

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. As the holiday draws closer, people across the country are still asking what Halloween will look like this year. Some areas have discussed canceling events like trick-or-treating, while it appears that others are looking to invent new ways to keep the tradition alive. Luke Keyes still plans on giving out candy to trick-or-treaters this year, even if he has to go high-tech for his solutions, KVUE reports.


Singapore hopes artificial intelligence will help boost its tourism industry

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Singapore is gradually reopening its borders again after months of coronavirus travel restrictions. As the city-state looks to salvage its battered tourism industry -- which contributes around 4% to its economy -- it's hoped that artificial intelligence (AI) can help the sector bring back visitors safely. Official data shows monthly visitor arrivals were down by 76% between January to July, compared to a year ago. Visitor arrivals in July alone were down more than 99% year-on-year. Even though the Southeast Asian nation remains closed off to most foreigners, officials are now considering lifting restrictions for select groups of visitors.


AI Virtual Assistant using Python

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So let's create our own virtual assistant. This is the latest virtual assistant module, created by me. It provides the basic functionality of any virtual assistant. The prerequisite is only Python ( 3.6). The functionality is cleared by the methods name.


Global Big Data Conference

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The machine learning and AI-powered tools being deployed in response to COVID-19 arguably improve certain human activities and provide essential insights needed to make certain personal or professional decisions; however, they also highlight a few pervasive challenges faced by both machines and the humans that create them. Nevertheless, the progress seen in AI/machine learning leading up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be ignored. This global economic and public health crisis brings with it a unique opportunity for updates and innovation in modeling, so long as certain underlying principles are followed. Here are four industry truths (note: this is not an exhaustive list) my colleagues and I have found that matter in any design climate, but especially during a global pandemic climate. When a big group of people is collectively working on a problem, success may become more likely.


Summarization with Simple Transformers

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Since we don't need filename column, we will delete it before proceeding further. We will keep the last 10 records as a test dataset and the remaining dataset we will use to train the model.


Be future ready with AI skills

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Join this session as we welcome you to the world of'Data Science' and help you understand the technicalities of building a Machine Learning model. A foundation session and a must attend to get acquainted with theory and technicalities as you start your Data Science journey. This session forms the foundation for the series and covers the approach, life cycle and building blocks for the next two modules.


Graph Database: What is It and Why It Matters for Businesses?

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Graph databases, sometimes referred as semantic databases, have developed a lot in recent years. They have evolved into mainstream technology and have been successfully deployed across a different variety of applications. Simply put, a graph database is a purpose-built software application to store, query and modify network graphs. It is the rapidly-growing category in data management. The database has gained much traction from social networking models as businesses are leveraging it to meet their big and complex data challenges that conventional databases, such as relational and NoSQL, are not able to do.


Artificial Intelligence for Edge Devices Market to witness high growth in near future

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The Artificial Intelligence for Edge Devices market study now available with Market Study Report, LLC, is a collation of valuable insights related to market size, market share, profitability margin, growth dynamics and regional proliferation of this business vertical. The study further includes a detailed analysis pertaining to key challenges, growth opportunities and application segments of the Artificial Intelligence for Edge Devices market. The Artificial Intelligence for Edge Devices market report delivers an exhaustive analysis of this industry vertical and comprises of insights pertaining to the market tendencies including profits estimations, periodic deliverables, current revenue, industry share and remuneration estimations over the forecast period. A summary of the performance evaluation of the Artificial Intelligence for Edge Devices market is offered in the report. It also includes crucial information concerning to the key industry trends and projected growth rate of the said market.