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Top Master's Programs In Machine Learning In The US

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Organisations, regardless of size, are adopting emerging technologies like machine learning, data science, and AI to gain meaningful insights from large chunks of data in a bid to accelerate their growth. According to the Analytics and Data Science India Industry study 2020, advanced analytics, predictive modelling, and data science together account for 16% of the analytics revenues across enterprises. The rapid digital adoption has opened the skill gap wide. Many institutions across the world are now offering courses -- both online and offline -- to plug this gap. Here are the top ten Master's in Machine Learning in the US.


Amnesty International calls for ban on facial recognition

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As advocates for facial recognition tout the tech's potential to track down the US Capitol rioters, a new Amnesty International campaign has provided a timely reminder of the software's dangers. The NGO has shared a stream of examples of how the software amplifies racist policing and threatens the right to protest -- and called for a global ban on the tech. The Ban the Scan campaign was launched on Tuesday in New York City, where facial recognition has been used 22,000 since 2017. Amnesty notes that the software is often prone to errors. But even when it "works," it can exacerbate discriminatory policing, violate our privacy, and threaten our rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression.


Medical Data and Robotics: Saving Lives, Improving Care

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Imagine a future where a wide range of surgeries, no matter how complex, could be conducted remotely, a future where a patient in dire need of help could access the most highly regarded specialists in any area of medicine regardless of where on the globe that person may be. In 2019, Dr. Ryan Madder from Spectrum Health performed a series of simulated remote percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) via a control station outside of Boston. The robotic devices he was manipulating were in New York City and San Francisco. The robots successfully performed the procedure, which involves a catheter being used to place a small structure called a stent to open blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup, a condition known as atherosclerosis. A year earlier, Dr. Tejas Patel completed the first-in-human remote PCI cases in India, with about 20 miles between the physician and his patients.


AOC criticizes NYPD's new robot dog

FOX News

FOX News contributor Miranda Devine and OutKick founder Clay Travis weigh in on'Fox News @ Night.' Democrat firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed that the New York City Police Department's (NYPD) new robot dog is "being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools." On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez -- a member of the left-wing "Squad" -- blasted the NYPD's new "Digidog" on Twitter two days after the cyber hound was filmed responding to a break-in and barricade situation in the Bronx. "Shout out to everyone who fought against community advocates who demanded these resources go to investments like school counseling instead," the congresswoman wrote on Twitter, linking to a story about the robo-dog. "Now robotic surveillance ground drones are being deployed for testing on low-income communities of color with under-resourced schools," she added. "Please ask yourself: when was the last time you saw next-generation, world class technology for education, healthcare, housing, etc consistently prioritized for underserved communities like this?" she added in a second tweet.


Video shows NYPD's new robotic dog in action in the Bronx

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The NYPD deployed its new robotic dog to a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday morning, new video shows. Video shows the blue and black, four-legged "Digidog" trotting along the sidewalk, joined by its handlers. A spokeswoman for the NYPD said the 70-pound robot is in its test phase and is equipped with lights and cameras to allows cops to see "its surroundings in real-time." It also comes with two-way communication, the spokewoman added. Cops confirmed responding to that address for an ongoing investigation and finding no one there.


Thomson Reuters to stress AI, machine learning in a post-pandemic world

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp will streamline technology, close offices and rely more on machines to prepare for a post-pandemic world, the news and information group said on Tuesday, as it reported higher sales and operating profit. The Toronto-headquartered company will spend $500 million to $600 million over two years to burnish its technology credentials, investing in AI and machine learning to get data faster to professional customers increasingly working from home during the coronavirus crisis. Thomson Reuters' New York- and Toronto-listed shares each gained more than 8%. It aims to cut annual operating expenses by $600 million through eliminating duplicate functions, modernizing and consolidating technology, as well as through attrition and shrinking its real estate footprint. Layoffs are not a focus of the cost cuts and there are no current plans to divest assets as part of this plan, the company said.


U.S. orders deeper testing after engine scare on Boeing plane

The Japan Times

New York – The U.S. aviation regulator on Tuesday ordered a deeper inspection of the engines similar to the ones on a Boeing 777 aircraft that suffered a spectacular failure over Denver days earlier. The incident, in which a Pratt & Whitney engine burst into flames and scattered debris over a Denver suburb shortly after takeoff for Honolulu, led to scores of Boeing 777s being grounded worldwide over safety concerns. "U.S. operators of airplanes equipped with certain Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines (must) inspect these engines before further flight," the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said. The regulator said it was issuing the order "as a result of a fan-blade failure that occurred Saturday on a Boeing 777-200 that had just departed from Denver International Airport." Before they can return to the skies, "operators must conduct a thermal acoustic image (TAI) inspection of the large titanium fan blades located at the front of each engine. TAI technology can detect cracks on the interior surfaces of the hollow fan blades, or in areas that cannot be seen during a visual inspection," it said in a statement.


Fingerprint hack: AI can create fake fingerprint to hack smartphone security

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In the modern era, technology has grown to a larger extent. Almost, all the mobiles come with fingerprint authentication which was thought to be more secure. But, the researchers from New York University proved that fingerprints can be generated and phones, bio-metric devices that use partial fingerprints can be hacked through Deep Neural Networks. The researchers of New York University found a technique to generate that can match multiple people. This is similar to using password trial and error technique on a login page of the website.


The Artificially Intelligent Investor

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You want to invest in Artificial Intelligence? What exactly does that mean? If you're fortunate, you have access to the ground floor with Venture Capital firms like Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, or Kleiner Perkins. Venture firms have invested over $61 billion in AI companies from 2010 to the first quarter of 2020, according to reporting from insideBIGDATA. Over half of that money was invested in North America; and 95% of those investments were in San Francisco and New York.


NYPD robo-dog 'Digidog' investigates hostage situation in the Bronx

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Residents in the Bronx, New York stopped dead in their tracks as a four-legged robotic dog trotted down East 227th Street Tuesday. The machine, called Digidog, was accompanying human officers responding to a home invasion and barricade situation. Digidog joined the New York Police Department last year, which changed the machine's yellow color to blue and black and gave it a new name - it was initially named'Spot' by its creators Boston Dynamics. The robotic dog, according to reports, was sent inside a building in the Bronx to climb stairs and investigate an area for a hostage situation – but no one was found. The videographer, Daniel Valls of FreedomNews.tv, said the dog responded to a home invasion and barricaded situation on East 227th Street near White Plains Road in Wakefield. Digidog was designed for emergency situations that would otherwise be too dangerous for human officers.