Alternative Interfaces Are Nothing New, But the Time to Adapt is Now

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Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's space-race era epic, "2001: A Space Odyssey", prompting several outlets to do side-by-side comparisons on how the film's depiction of digital technologies matched up against what we really had around the turn of the century. Of course, no one can do this without mentioning the film's central antagonist, HAL 9000, a sentient computer who interacts with the doomed characters through a verbal interface, reminiscent of the way that contemporary users deploy Amazon's Alexa to order pizza. So, while some might point to this similarity as proof of Kubrick's intuition, the reality is that we have been pushing towards zero U/I, or interfaces that do not rely on screens, for decades. The concept of zero U/I was first defined by then Fjord Design Director, now frog Creative Director, Andy Goodman, during a 2015 speech at San Francisco's Solid Conference. He describes it as a natural approach to user-interface interactions, which abandons the abruptness of the screen in favor of a more natural environment, through which users can communicate with devices using speech, motion, and even thought.


Elon Musk: Neuralink, AI, Autopilot, and the Pale Blue Dot Artificial Intelligence (AI) Podcast

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Elon Musk is the CEO of Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and a co-founder of several other companies. This is the second time Elon has been on the podcast. This conversation focuses on the incredible engineering and innovation done at Neuralink. This work promises to help treat neurobiological diseases, to help us further understand the connection between the individual neuron to the high-level function of the human brain, and finally to one day expand the capacity of the brain through two-way communication with computational devices, the Internet, and artificial intelligence systems. This conversation is part of the Artificial Intelligence podcast.


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Lunit Showcases AI Solutions and Software at RSNA

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Lunit, a leading medical AI software company devoted to providing AI-powered total cancer care, will be returning to the 105th Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) this year with the latest, up-to-date AI solutions for chest and breast radiology. The state-of-the-art software--Lunit INSIGHT CXR 3 and Lunit INSIGHT MMG--will be available for demonstration at the Lunit booth located on AI Showcase floor, #10732. During RSNA 2019, Lunit will present key clinical study results conducted to validate the specific clinical utility of its products, along with other abstracts that study AI-driven mammography & DBT, and AI-based detection of chest abnormalities such as pneumothorax and tuberculosis. Lunit is one of the few companies in the industry that highlights evidence-based studies and publications. Lunit INSIGHT CXR and Lunit INSIGHT MMG, Lunit's most mature products tested on more than 3 million images from over 80 countries combined, will also be presented for demo.


Linear Regression using Keras and Python

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Are you looking for fast deep learning modeling? If so, Keras is going to be your natural choice. But there are so many deep learning frameworks available today, and the list is growing very fast--why choose Keras? Keras has the capability and resources to run on top of popular deep learning libraries like TensorFlow, Theano, or CNTK. It also offers a relatively simple API that manages to also offer a lot of flexibility.


How do I encode categorical features using scikit-learn?

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In order to include categorical features in your Machine Learning model, you have to encode them numerically using "dummy" or "one-hot" encoding. But how do you do this correctly using scikit-learn? In this video, you'll learn how to use OneHotEncoder and ColumnTransformer to encode your categorical features and prepare your feature matrix in a single step. You'll also learn how to include this step within a Pipeline so that you can cross-validate your model and preprocessing steps simultaneously. Finally, you'll learn why you should use scikit-learn (rather than pandas) for preprocessing your dataset.


How will virtual reality, AI, and robot technologies impact the workplace?

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Virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI), and robot technologies are evolving quickly and impacting the facilities management industry. In this article, we take a look at the ways that effective facilities management teams can adopt these cutting edge technologies. Virtual reality is quickly becoming commonplace in our society, with new enterprise and consumer applications being developed at a feverish pace. Even tech giants like Facebook, Google and Samsung have entered the VR market with their own consumer grade devices. So far, the technology has centered around immersive experiences for entertainment like video games and movies, but we're now seeing VR used in healthcare, engineering, and other non-consumer based industries.


Backstory - Commute Guardian

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The'why' of the DepthAI (that satisfyingly rhymes) is we're actually shooting for a final product which we hope will save the lives of people who ride bikes, and help to make bike commuting possible again for many. What we envisioned is a technology-equivalent of a person riding backwards on your bike holding a fog horn and an ambulance-LED strip, who would tap you on the shoulder when they noticed a distracted driver, and would use the LED strip and the horn judiciously to get the attention of distracted drivers - to get them to swerve out of the way. In working towards solving this problem, we discovered there was no solution on the market for the real-time situational awareness needed to accomplish this. So we decided to make it. In doing that, we realized how useful such an embeddable device would be across so many industries, and decided to build it as a platform not only for ourselves, but also for anyone else who could benefit from this real-time object localization (what objects are, and where they are in the physical world).


Eastern India's First Robot Restaurant Opens in Odisha - Robot News

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Robot restaurants have been popping up all over the globe. While most are located in China and Japan, India has also been getting in on the action. We recently reported on a restaurant in Kerala turning to bots to bring in customers. Now the eastern part of the country is getting its own robot restaurant. It features two humanoid servers named Champa and Chameli.


Episode 1 - AI Usage in Cybersecurity - is it hype/real? The Infralytics Show interview with Bharat Kandanoor, Head of Technology for Security and Cloud at Blue Ally -

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Shankar Radhakrishnan, Founder of Skedler, recently sat down with Bharat Kandanoor to discuss the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cybersecurity. Bharat, who is the Technology Head for cybersecurity and cloud at Blue Ally, a managed service provider, was able to shed light on the intricacies of AI's usage in cybersecurity processes. Let's dive deep into understanding whether AI is an overhyped cybersecurity solution, how it is being used to tackle network security problems, and how AI may be able to create a better cybersecurity future for the end user. Is this level of AI adoption a response to measurable cyber threats that AI can help to remediate or is it merely an overhyped reach by firms around the world? Bharat Kandanoor tells us in our exclusive one-on-one video podcast that "Artificial Intelligence is being used as an overhyped terminology in general."