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BlizzCon Returns Next Year As Online Event

International Business Times

Blizzard Entertainment made true to its promise to host an online version of BlizzCon after the company was forced to cancel its in-person convention due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. BlizzCon 2020 was supposed to take place later this year, but with the events that caused a worldwide dilemma has urged organizers to think of ways to still push through the annual event while observing guidelines set by health agencies and the government to curb the spread of the virus. "We're talking about how we might be able to channel the BlizzCon spirit and connect with you in some way online, far less impacted by the state of health and safety protocols for mass in-person gatherings," said BlizzCon Executive Producer Saralyn Smith in a May 26, 2020 blog post. Blizzard Entertainment's eSports World Championship competitions for "Hearthstone," "Heroes of the Storm," "World of Warcraft" and "StarCraft 2" will be held over an entire week later this year. Windows 10 has come on board as an official BlizzCon 2015 sponsor, with the opening ceremony streaming on Xbox One for the first time.

POC – Artificial Intelligence for Maneuver


Future near-peer adversaries will attempt to contest all domains and utilize complex and congested terrain to mitigate current joint force capabilities and reduce effectiveness of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) tactical maneuver elements. To help deter or defeat peer threats in contested multi-domain environments, the DoD should leverage advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms in support of robotic autonomous systems, miniaturized sensors, computing power and storage, and secure autonomous communication networks to create human-machine teams bringing greater precision, certainty, speed and mass to the battlefield.

Solicitation of Written Comments by the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence


The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence ("the Commission) is publishing this notice to request comments from small- and …

Artificial Intelligence


Applying trained models to new challenges requires an immense amount of new data training, and time.

IESE kicks off Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Management Initiative


IESE kicked off its new Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Management Initiative, strengthening its commitment to educating managers on what …

Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning


In these changing times of uncertainty, the only thing constant and consistent is technology. Today, technology is everywhere and surrounds our life 24/7 and in this era of technology revolution data is the new oil. From advertising to exams, jobs and selection it is imperative to understand how industries in general will survive this new data driven world. Do you know how AI technology works? If you are curious about AI and ML and how they work, then why stop at just understanding them?

COVID-19 accelerates need to adopt Industry 4.0: Atul Patil


At Mitsubishi Electric, we are providing smart manufacturing solution and we call it'e-f@ctory' that utilizes cutting-edge Factory Automation products based on its high-speed networking technologies like CC-Link IE and CC-Link IE TSN to visualize information and coordinate with high-level Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), to improve productivity, while reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). It enables rapid Digital Transformation of the manufacturing industry by integration of IT & FA/OT systems. For this, all our FA Products like PLCs, HMIs, Inverters, AC Servo Systems, CNC Controllers, Industrial Robots, IPCs, and Low Voltage Switchgear are equipped with advanced technologies for communication. We also have pre-engineered software development packages called'iQ-Monozukuri' which are specifically developed for processes like And-On, Packaging, Handling, Converting, etc. These solutions help to reduce the development and deployment of Industrial Automation Solutions to the Industry and enable faster production, reducing the time to market and increase efficiency.

Amy and Mike Morhaime take questions about their new venture, Dreamhaven

Washington Post - Technology News

We can all join a raid and have the same goal and accomplish that together. And we can all do that together. Imagine if we could do that in real life. Imagine what we would be able to do if we could connect people across all these different categories. You know, it's hard to imagine these days now in the U.S. when you see how divided everything is, but imagine if we could all do that -- instead of working towards killing a raid boss, we're solving something even deeper for society.

A robot called Curly beat top-ranked athletes at curling

New Scientist

A curling robot has beaten humans at their own game. Klaus-Robert Müller at the Berlin Institute of Technology in Germany and his colleagues have developed a robot powered by artificial intelligence, called Curly, that beat teams of expert human athletes in curling matches. Curling is a sport in which players slide heavy stones down an icy path towards a circular target. Players compete in two teams of four, with most players taking turns turn to "throw" a stone or to …