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'Call of Duty' adds a new message to video game: 'Black Lives Matter'

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The next time you load up the latest "Call of Duty" video game, you will likely notice a new message from its developers: Black Lives Matter. Infinity Ward, the development studio that makes "Call of Duty," added a message on screen that appears right before the game starts condemning racism and social injustice. "Our community is hurting," reads a portion the message. "The systemic inequalities our community experiences are once again center stage. Call of Duty and Infinity Ward stand for equality and inclusion. We stand against the racism and injustice our Black community endures. Until change happens and Black Lives Matter, we will never truly be the community we strive to be." "Call of Duty," published by Activision, is the latest example of companies and brands using their platforms to speak out on social issues.


100% OFF Udemy Coupon The Data Science Course

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A Data Science dons many hats in his/her workplace. Not only are Data Scientists responsible for business analytics, but they are also involved in building data products and software platforms, along with developing visualizations and machine learning algorithms. Data Analytics career prospects depend not only on how good are you with programming --equally important is the ability to influence companies to take action. As you work for an organization, you will improve your communication skills.A Data Analyst interprets data and turns it into information that can offer ways to improve a business, thus affecting business decisions. Data Analysts gather information from various sources and interpret patterns and trends – as such a Data Analyst job description should highlight the analytical nature of the role.


How to get started with Machine Learning in about 10 minutes

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In my experience, Python is one of the easiest programming languages to learn. There is a need to iterate the process quickly, and the data scientist does not need to have a deep knowledge of the language, as they can get the hang of it real quick. The syntax is closely related to English (or human language, not a machine). And there are no silly curly brackets that confuse humans. I have a colleague who is in Quality Assurance, not a Software Engineer, and she can write Python code within a day on production level.


Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared.

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None of these people exist. These images were generated using deepfake technology. Last month during ESPN's hit documentary series The Last Dance, State Farm debuted a TV commercial that has become one of the most widely discussed ads in recent memory. It appeared to show footage from 1998 of an ESPN analyst making shockingly accurate predictions about the year 2020. As it turned out, the clip was not genuine: it was generated using cutting-edge AI.


Artificial Intelligence News: Latest Advancements in AI Technology Business Insider

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Just look at how voice assistants like Google's Home and Amazon's Alexa have have become more and more prominent in our lives. This will only continue as they learn more skills and companies build out their connected device ecosystems. And while AI is having an enormous impact on individuals with the smart home, an even larger impact can be felt in the e-commerce space. As the market becomes increasingly cluttered, personalization is one of the key ways retailers can differentiate themselves to consumers. In fact, according to a report by Boston Consulting Group, retailers that have implemented machine learning technology for personalization see sales gains of 6-10% -- a rate two to three times faster than retailers who haven't.


With an AI push, IBM is looking at cognitive clouds

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Early this month, IBM announced that it shall be rolling out an AIOps product at its Think Digital Conference. The product is expected to help CIOs plan better as IBM's flagship AI, Watson, caters to anomalies in the process and deals with outages. The company said that AIOps will be able to self-detect, diagnose and respond to IT anomalies in real-time. For instance, AI will be able to correct any anomalies in the operations. "Our work is centered around cognitive-AI driven enterprise planning," Gopal Pingali, global vice president of the Global Technology Services Labs, IBM, said.


Nuclear Fusion and Artificial Intelligence: the Dream of Limitless Energy

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Ever since the 1930s when scientists, namely Hans Bethe, discovered that nuclear fusion was possible, researchers strived to initiate and control fusion reactions to produce useful energy on Earth. The best example of a fusion reaction is in the middle of stars like the Sun where hydrogen atoms are fused together to make helium releasing a lot of energy that powers the heat and light of the star. On Earth, scientists need to heat and control plasma, an ionised state of matter similar to gas, to cause particles to fuse and release their energy. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to start fusion reactions on Earth, as they require conditions similar to the Sun, very high temperature and pressure, and scientists have been trying to find a solution for decades. In May 2019, a workshop detailing how fusion could be advanced using machine learning was held that was jointly supported by the Department of Energy Offices of Fusion Energy Science (FES) and Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR).


Robots Walk Faster With Newly Developed Flexible Feet

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Anthony is the co-founder and COO of Dexai Robotics, a startup that automates activities in commercial kitchens using flexible robot arms. Prior to Dexai, Anthony worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on growth strategies. Anthony holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, and a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mathematics from the American University of Beirut. Outside of work, Anthony enjoys chasing soccer balls and exploring sunken sea treasures. What is it that attracted you to robotics initially?


Artificial intelligence detects COVID-19 for the first time in US

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Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai created the first algorithm of its kind in the United States to use artificial intelligence, combined with CT imaging of lungs and clinical data, to detect COVID-19, according to a press release. "We have a collaboration with different hospitals in China," Zahi Fayad, PhD, director of the BioMedical Engineering and Imaging Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, told Healio Primary Care. "We integrated some of their patients' CT data with clinical data to come up with a better diagnosis." The AI model -- dubbed convolutional neural network, or CNN, by researchers -- is based on CT scans and other clinical information such as abnormalities in white blood cell counts, age, gender and symptoms (fever, cough or cough with mucus) of 905 patients (mean age, 40.7 years; 488 men) admitted to 18 medical centers in 13 Chinese provinces between Jan. 17 and March 3, 2020. Among these cases, 419 confirmed were positive for COVID-19.