Robots are taking manufacturing jobs but making firms more productive

New Scientist

Robots are replacing human manufacturing workers in France, and making companies more productive in the process. Daron Acemoglu at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his colleagues analysed more than 55,000 French manufacturing firms, noting which ones bought robots between 2010 and 2015 and what impacts the purchases had. "There is obviously increasing concern about what automation means for productivity, for jobs, for inequality," says Acemoglu.


Antarctica's Thwaites glacier at risk of collapse and may lead to sea levels rising by two feet

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Antarctica's Thwaites glacier has warm water from three directions well under it threatening to destroy the ice sheet and raise global sea levels by up to two feet. A team of scientists from Oregon State University made the most of ice free waters in West Antarctica to look under the glacier - which is about the size of Great Britain. Warm water from the deep ocean is welling up under the glacier from three different directions and mixing under the ice, the researchers discovered. If it collapses it could take other parts of the ice shelf with it and lead to the single largest driver of sea-level rise this century, lead researcher Erin Pettit told Nature. The £39million study involving UK and US scientists was launched after concerns the increasingly unstable glacier may have already started to collapse.


AI's bias problem: Why Humanity Must be Returned to AI

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Despite the many benefits AI technology can provide – for instance, AI models can detect breast cancer more accurately than radiologists – we also need to be aware of the potential negative consequences of AI, including deepfakes and nefarious uses of facial recognition. In fact, the regulation of artificial intelligence is emerging as a key disagreement among the world's biggest tech companies. Most recently, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and parent company Alphabet, added to the heated debate with an op-ed, calling for greater regulation of AI technologies. Especially with AI permeating into areas of our lives that used to be based on human decision-making such as healthcare, recruiting, and criminal justice, we need to ensure we're still placing people at the centre of these modern technologies. Most often the lack of limited training data can be the root cause.


Searching for Brand Suitability -- I-COM

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February 13, 2020 / BY IAS TEAM -- Making the shift from brand safety to suitability takes some decoding, but we've got you covered. Thanks to machine learning and AI with natural language understanding, IAS's Brand Safety and Suitability solutions are evolving to include more flexibility and coverage than ever. Our technology replaces binary strategies with dynamic and scalable solutions that allow for real-time customization. We power the evolution from simply protecting your brand to building brand equity by seeking appropriate and suitable environments that generate positive responses from consumers and amplify the impact of your campaigns. Fill in the blanks to decode your strategy, and take control of your media spend by working with IAS to make the shift from brand safety to suitability to make media waste a thing of the past.


MATLAB Master Class: Go from Beginner to Expert in MATLAB

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MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is one of the fundamental and leading programming language and is a must learn skill for anyone who want to develop a career in engineering, science or related fields. Excellent MATLAB programming skills is therefore a crucial factor in making or breaking your career. This course is designed from a perspective of a student who has no prior knowledge of MATLAB. The course starts from the very basic concepts and then built on top of those basic concepts and move towards more advanced topics such as visualization, exporting and importing of data, advance data types and data structures and advance programming constructs. To get the real feel of MATLAB in solving and analyzing real life problems, the course includes machine learning topics in data science and data preprocessing.


3D Generalist - Palermo, Sicilia - Indeed.com

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Illogic is a leader in the development of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and Machine Learning and 3D Computer Graphics solutions. We are designers, engineers, artists, and programmers willing to work together to pursue a culture of learning through concrete experimentation, applying non-traditional approaches to imagine the impact of emerging technologies on the business world. Creating innovation - product, process, and business - by exploiting the multiple opportunities offered by digital: this is the basis of Illogic's success. We are currently looking for a profile for a permanent contract for the Palermo office. Please provide portfolio and demo reel.


Unity 3D Engineer - Palermo, Sicilia - Indeed.com

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Illogic is a leader in the development of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Computer Vision and Machine Learning and 3D Computer Graphics solutions. We are designers, engineers, artists, and programmers willing to work together to pursue a culture of learning through concrete experimentation, applying non-traditional approaches to imagine the impact of emerging technologies on the business world. Creating innovation - product, process, and business - by exploiting the multiple opportunities offered by digital: this is the basis of Illogic's success.


dmlc/xgboost

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This release marks a major milestone for the XGBoost project. In this release, we introduce an experimental support of using JSON for serializing (saving/loading) XGBoost models and related hyperparameters for training. We would like to eventually replace the old binary format with JSON, since it is an open format and parsers are available in many programming languages and platforms. See the documentation for model I/O using JSON. Previously, users often ran into issues where the model file produced by one machine could not load or run on another machine.


Will AI change our industry? Read what the delegates of the UFI chapter in Tokyo think.

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This question was discussed at the recent high-profile UFI Asia-Pacific Conference in Tokyo by Stephan Forseilles, Gunner Heinrich, myself and many other delegates. One thing became quite clear right from the start of the discussion. AI is a topic that's high on the agenda for nearly everybody in the industry. Overall the proportion of delegates who believe AI will change our industry was a clear majority at nearly 70%, however, the sceptics also presented a strong counter-argument. Those who didn't believe that AI would bring about change claimed that we are first and foremost a "face-to-face industry".


Just AI, a Conversational AI Solutions Provider, Receives Investment from Fintech and Telecom Companies

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Just AI, a сonversational AI technologies developer and solutions provider, received from two strategic investors: MTS PJSC and Sovcombank PJSC . The new investors' total share in the capital of Just AI was 22.5%, with a total market valuation of $40 million. Just AI, a сonversational AI technologies developer and solutions provider, received funding from two strategic investors. The first one is MTS PJSC – one of the leading mobile network operators in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia and Belarus with over 106.5 million subscribers. The second investor is Sovcombank PJSC – one of Russia's top-15 commercial banks.