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Walmart to launch autonomous delivery service with Ford and Argo AI – TechCrunch

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Walmart has tapped Argo AI and Ford to launch an autonomous vehicle delivery service in Austin, Miami and Washington, D.C., the companies said Wednesday. The service will allow customers to place online orders for groceries and other items using Walmart's ordering platform. Argo's cloud-based infrastructure will be integrated with Walmart's online platform, routing the orders and scheduling package deliveries to customers' homes. Initially, the commercial service will be limited to specific geographic areas in each city and will expand over time. The companies will begin testing later this year.


What Will Online Learning Look Like in 10 Years? Zoom Has Some Ideas - EdSurge News

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Last March, Zoom, the ubiquitous online conferencing platform, became a staple of daily life for many students and educators as learning shifted online. Millions downloaded it--and first learned of it--back in early 2020, when lockdowns forced billions of students online, and at least 100,000 schools onto Zoom. But as the company itself will tell you, it didn't spring up overnight. Zoom is actually a decade old, and the first conferences launched in 2012, limited to a mere 15 participants. While post-pandemic growth has slowed as schools resume in-person learning, the company is still flush with cash, reporting over $1 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2021.


EETimes - AI Startup Deep Vision Raises Funds, Preps Next Chip

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Edge AI chip startup Deep Vision has raised $35 million in a series B round of funding led by Tiger Global, joined by existing investors Exfinity Venture Partners, Silicon Motion and Western Digital. The company began shipping its first-generation chip last year. ARA-1 is designed for power-efficient, low-latency edge AI processing in applications like smart retail, smart city and robotics. While the company's name suggests a focus on convolutional neural networks, ARA-1 can also accelerate natural language processing with support for complex networks such as long short-term memory (LSTMs) and recurrent neural networks (RNNs). A second-generation chip, ARA-2 with additional features for accelerating LSTMs and RNNs will launch next year.


Aquiline Drones Acquires ElluminAI Labs to Create Deep Learning Drones

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gained increasing popularity across industries. Worldwide revenues for the AI market, including software, hardware, and services, are forecast to grow 40.2% annually, topping $997.77 billion by the end of 2028, according to a latest report by Grand View Research, an international consulting firm that helps Fortune 500 companies understand the global and regional business environment. Earlier, Connecticut-based Aquiline Drones Corporation (AD) announced the acquisition of ElluminAI Labs, LLC to support further development of its AI framework called Spartacus. This is AD's second strategic acquisition in the company's pre-IPO plan. It was just last month that AD completed the purchase of 50% of Netherlands-based AerialTronics, a renowned drone manufacturer, for $9.0M USD from Paris-based Drone Volt (ALDRV).


Programming languages: Rust developers earn higher salaries, but it's not all good news

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Salary increases remain elusive for developers in 2021, technology training firm O'Reilly found. Software developers play an increasingly important role in the success of modern businesses and it's also a profession that can afford a pretty comfortable living. According to a new report by technology training company O'Reilly, the average salary for data and AI practitioners in June 2021 was $146,000. However, there are significant disparities and inequalities in the compensation received by developers, the survey found, which also highlighted the challenges developers have faced with career progression over the past year. Upskilling will be a part of work's new normal.


A Complete Guide on TensorFlow 2.0 using Keras API

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A Complete Guide on TensorFlow 2.0 using Keras API, Build Amazing Applications of Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence in TensorFlow 2.0 Created by Hadelin de Ponteves, Kirill Eremenko, SuperDataScience Team, Luka AnicinPreview this Course - GET COUPON CODE Welcome to Tensorflow 2.0! TensorFlow 2.0 has just been released, and it introduced many features that simplify the model development and maintenance processes. From the educational side, it boosts people's understanding by simplifying many complex concepts. From the industry point of view, models are much easier to understand, maintain, and develop. Deep Learning is one of the fastest growing areas of Artificial Intelligence.


New Acquisition Strengthens Destiny's position as Europe's largest UCaaS provider

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Yet another company enters the Destiny family as the company announces the acquisition of the Danish communication and collaboration company ipvision. The acquisition enhances Destiny's position as a leading European, SME-focused, secure cloud communication provider. Daan De Wever, CEO Destiny: "We are excited to welcome ipvision to the Destiny family. Obviously, this will strengthen our position on the Danish market and in the Nordics in general. Therefore, ipvision is a perfect match with the Destiny Group, reinforcing our position as an innovative, client-centric and market leading UCaaS provider for SMEs in Europe."


What triggers a career hot streak?

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Across a range of fields, individual careers are characterized by hot streaks, bursts of high-impact works clustered together in close succession. The hot streak highlights a specific period during which an individual's performance is substantially better than their typical performance. An example of a hot streak is Jackson Pollock's three-year period from 1947 to 1950, during which he created most of his famous artworks with his particular "drip technique". A few years ago, Lui and colleagues used AI to examine the work of scientists, artists, and film directors for hot streaks throughout their careers. They determined how impactful their work was by looking at output such as a scientist's most-cited papers over a 10-year period, auction prices for artwork, and IMDB.com movie ratings.


Can sea slugs help make AI smarter? - Futurity

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You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. For artificial intelligence to get any smarter, it needs first to be as intelligent as one of the simplest creatures in the animal kingdom: the sea slug. Researchers have found that a material can mimic the sea slug's most essential intelligence features. The discovery is a step toward building hardware that could help make AI more efficient and reliable for technology ranging from self-driving cars and surgical robots to social media algorithms. "Through studying sea slugs, neuroscientists discovered the hallmarks of intelligence that are fundamental to any organism's survival," says Shriram Ramanathan, a professor of materials engineering at Purdue University.


Top Data Science Crash Courses to Shape Your Career in 2021

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As the demand for data science professionals grows rapidly, students are looking for data science crash courses to gain the necessary knowledge and high-end skills needed to tackle real-world challenges. Here are the top data science courses for data aspirants to pursue. The program features a five-course series formulated to boost the foundation of data scientists in the areas of machine learning, data science, and statistics. This course is best suited for students wanting to learn big data analysis. The course gives you a deep understanding of statistics, data analysis techniques, machine learning algorithms, and probability.