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Biometrics And The Future Of Tracking


Almost any organization experiences one of the main problems with the personnel policy - personnel discipline. It is particularly relevant for large companies. Here are several unpleasant consequences that this problem leads to. First of all, these are quite tangible hidden costs due to insufficient production of goods and services, foregone turnover, loss of important customers, and other losses from the irrational use of working time by employees. Let's say an employee takes 15-20 extra minutes every day to be late, protract a lunch break, have smoke breaks, go home early, and other things. Shouldn't be too hard to calculate that eventually it all takes an entire working day from one working month. In reality, people spend much more working time on personal needs: up to 35%. 

Making the shift from GPUs to 'brainier' computing in edge AI


GPUs are great for tasks that can be broken up into multiple parts and processed in parallel. If you think of the central processing (CPU) of your laptop as its'brain', the GPU is like a swarm of tiny, specialized'brains'. Chipmakers are cranking up their GPUs to keep up with the exploding demand for AI in everything from chatbots to the computer vision of guided missiles. Industry leader Nvidia reported $5 billion revenue in the last quarter. Amid the heady commercial success of GPU makers, it is hard to make a business case for a new approach.

Designing a world where intelligent automation and humans co-exist


Not surprisingly, the COVID-19 pandemic sparked a permanent shift in how businesses in every industry view artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. In the past, many saw these technologies as a nice-to-have; and therefore, pushed them further out on their roadmaps. Today, companies are realizing how imperative these technologies are as a means to be more productive in an all-digital, work-from-anywhere world. Plus, they're starting to question why employees should be trapped by repetitive processes that hinder their ability to move fast and engage customers with empathy at a time when people need it most. Throughout this past year, my conversations with our customers and other business leaders have shifted from casual inquiries about automation, to the immediate need for more efficient and informed teams.

How to Build an End-to-End Deep Learning Portfolio Project


It was in the late December 2020 when one evening, I was casually scrolling through my Twitter timeline that I caught a tweet from a famous YouTuber that I followed and I paused. He had tweeted about how it was a pain to go through the huge number of comments that each of this videos received and how too often, so many good comments -- to which he would've really loved to reply to -- get lost in the sheer volume. Being a data science practitioner, I was intrigued by the idea of efficiently handling such a huge inflow of comments on videos. Upon thinking about it for a few hours, I was ready to believe that it really was a genuine problem. It was then that the idea of doing a project based on that particular use case was born.

NFL hopefuls use AI for a leg up ahead of pre-draft season

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The information can be used to help players shave seconds off their sprint times or learn about unintentional body movements that hurt their performance. The training camp revealed news of the pilot on Thursday, a day before the NFL kicks off its College Pro Days, which take place at various college campuses through April 9. The pre-draft events are held annually for NFL hopefuls to show scouts what they bring to the table.

Boundless: The evolution of the connected company


"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless." Over the last two years or so, Henry King, innovation and transformation at Salesforce and my colleague and co-author, and I have been investigating and reporting on a model for business success that has eluded the spotlight until now but is beginning to emerge into the mainstream. It contrasts traditional or conventional ways of managing a company's various resources (data, product, money, employees, customers, etc.) with new ones that we have seen gradually emerging over at least a decade. The primary driver of change during this period has been and continues to be, the evolution of our digital technologies and the new opportunities they bring to those able to perceive and assimilate them, as well of course as the new challenges they bring to those who aren't. The gulf between opportunity and challenge, between success and failure, was made manifest by the COVID-19 pandemic which quickly became the accelerant of digital adoption at least for the connection between businesses and their customers and employees in a digital-first, work from anywhere -- in fact do anything from anywhere -- world.

How the Integrations Between Ray & MLflow Aids Distributed ML Production


In this blog post, we're announcing two new integrations with Ray and MLflow: Ray Tune MLflow Tracking and Ray Serve MLflow Models, which together make it much easier to build machine learning (ML) models and take them to production. These integrations are available in the latest Ray wheels. You can follow the instructions here to pip install the nightly version of Ray and take a look at the documentation to get started. They will also be in the next Ray release -- version 1.2 Our goal is to leverage the strengths of the two projects: Ray's distributed libraries for scaling training and serving and MLflow's end-to-end model lifecycle management. Let's first take a brief look at what these libraries can do before diving into the new integrations.

Machine learning for COVID-19--asking the right questions


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5 AI Trends That Will Shape Your Business In 2021 - Young Upstarts


The year 2020 will go down in history for a variety of dubious reasons. But for some companies, they will look back on last year and triumphantly proclaim that 2020 was the year they finally adopted artificial intelligence (AI) to grow their business. Because AI takes traditional market segmentation several steps beyond data analysis into actionable journeys. Campaigns can have multiple pathways selected by the behavior of the customer on the website as viewed through click, interaction and download behavior. Each can be personalized at every step.

6 Machine Learning Libraries for JavaScript


JavaScript is one of the most popular programming languages having massive fan base. It is no longer limited to web design and can be used for game design, mobile development and even for Machine Learning. Although most of its uses are as a scripting language for web development, there are also non-browser environments that make use of JavaScript. While the Python programming language feeds most machine learning frameworks, JavaScript has not lagged behind. This is the reason why JavaScript developers are using a number of frameworks for training and implementing machine learning models in the browser.