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The Anti-Tech Dystopia of "Dune"

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Life during the Covid-19 pandemic would be even more difficult without the Internet and automation, making this year timely for the upcoming "Dune" film to portray a distant future where humanity is devastated by our dependence on machines. Director Dennis Villeneuve is set to release his adaptation of the science fiction epic on October 22, both on HBO Max and in movie theaters. The release was delayed from last December to make it safer for people to view and hear the space fantasy in theaters. WarnerMedia aims to distribute Villeneuve's vision of the first "Dune" novel in two films, but has not yet scheduled a release date for the second film after the first half is released. Frank Herbert's "Dune" novel begins in the far distant future, thousands of years after humans were enslaved by robots, fought a revolutionary crusade and banned artificial intelligence with a new anti-tech religion.


Robot-prepped pizza at 800 Degrees

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A leading autonomous pizza machine developer is teaming up with an international pizza brand run by world-renowned chef Anthony Carron. The pandemic has been a boon for autonomous dining as takeout culture and convenience remain priorities. Restaurants have struggled to adapt to the labor demands and unpredictability of the new paradigm. Delivery options open up new opportunities to meet customers where they are, but maintaining quality is paramount. At 800 Degrees the team believed they needed to do more to future-proof the brand, and Chef Carron saw the promise of automation when a trusted industry colleague, Massimo Noja De Marco, reached out to discuss Piestro, his automated pizza venture.


Machine learning is moving beyond the hype

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Machine learning has been around for decades, but for much of that time, businesses were only deploying a few models and those required tedious, painstaking work done by PhDs and machine learning experts. Over the past couple of years, machine learning has grown significantly thanks to the advent of widely available, standardized, cloud-based machine learning platforms. Today, companies across every industry are deploying millions of machine learning models across multiple lines of business. Tax and financial software giant Intuit started with a machine learning model to help customers maximize tax deductions; today, machine learning touches nearly every part of their business. In the last year alone, Intuit has increased the number of models deployed across their platform by over 50 percent.


CITRIS Core Seed Funding - CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

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The CITRIS Seed Funding program issues short-term, targeted awards to further the institute's research priorities for societal benefit, catalyze early results that can lead to significant funding and strengthen connections across UC campuses. Proposals are invited from principal investigators at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health, UC Merced and UC Santa Cruz. Awardees embody the university's public mission and the innovative spirit of California. This year, up to 12 CITRIS Seed Awards will be chosen to address "grand challenges" in information technology. Each winning proposal receives $40,000–$60,000 and engagement with the CITRIS research community during the Jan. 1–Dec.


Types Of Artificial Intelligence Technologies - ONPASSIVE

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In 1955, the term "artificial intelligence" was developed to describe a new branch of computer science. As the market for AI technology grows in demand and flourishes, it swiftly and drastically alters numerous aspects of our everyday lives. Several start-ups and internet behemoths are vying for their purchase. We will cover the top 8 Artificial Intelligence Technologies that everyone should be aware of in this post. Let's understand what Artificial Intelligence is? Artificial intelligence allows a computer system to be taught and then apply what it has learned to new data.


Robot-prepped pizza at 800 Degrees

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A leading autonomous pizza machine developer is teaming up with an international pizza brand run by world-renowned chef Anthony Carron. In the near future, 800 Degrees Pizza will be offering consumers a fully automated experience and an authentic, custom pizza recipe designed for a robotic cooking technology that's eager to move on the market. The pandemic has been a boon for autonomous dining as takeout culture and convenience remain priorities. Restaurants have struggled to adapt to the labor demands and unpredictability of the new paradigm. Delivery options open up new opportunities to meet customers where they are, but maintaining quality is paramount.


Machine Learning Algorithms

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Machine Learning uses AI academy for marketers to make statistical analyses more efficient and successful. It can be defined as a branch of computer science that deals with the study of algorithms and deep learning. Machine Learning deals with tasks that people cannot currently accomplish. Some examples include task switching, image processing, and language understanding. Machine Learning is often applied to domains that are too wide for humans to manage.


Industrial Digital Transformation Isn't About More Automation - NYC ITAC

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But just what does that mean? Many of the articles are awfully vague in that regard, usually touting fancy new gear and technologies like industrial robots, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices, digital twins, augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence (AI) and 3D printing, as a sort-of grab-bag of digital magic. And hey, those kinds of things can certainly be great. Heck, I've done articles about every one of them and their individual potential benefits. But I've never threatened that if you're not adopting them, you're doomed.


Artificial Intelligence, Automation Aren't Killing Labor Market, Reports Says

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Concerns that emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and automation could wipe out wide swaths of American jobs aren't backed up by data, according to a Sept. 13 report released by the nonprofit, nonpartisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. The report examines decades' worth of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics across 10 industries--construction, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, transportation and warehousing, wholesale trade, financial activities, information, education and health services, and manufacturing. The report found rates of job loss in each industry were lower in the third quarter of 2020 than in 1995. The third quarter of 2020 represented a stabilization of the American job market following a significant spike in job losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic that reached as high as 45% in the leisure and hospital industries. According to the report, U.S. workers have about a 5.8% chance of losing their jobs across those industries in any given quarter, down from 7.3% in 1995. "The prevailing narrative of accelerating job loss due to new technology is just a myth," ITIF President Robert Atkinson, who co-authored the report, said in a statement.


ILA Says Union Will Not Service Automated Ships Without Crews

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The International Longshoremen's Association warns against the use of crewless automated ships at its ports. In its ongoing efforts to resist all forms of automation in the maritime world, the powerful U.S. International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) has announced that its members would not service automated vessels operating without crews. Citing issues of safety and security, ILA, the largest union of maritime workers in North America, has long fought automation and even before that, resisted the move to containerization. Responding to various recent media reports about advancements in shipping automation and, specifically, efforts by Yara, NYK, and others developing automated container ships, ILA president Harold Daggett said, "Don't sail them into ILA ports from Maine to Texas, Puerto Rico, and Eastern Canada – they won't be unloaded or loaded by ILA members." The ILA staged fierce opposition to all forms of automation.