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Immersive Technology Will Augment How We Watch Sports

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Technology has sprinted ahead at an unprecedented rate over the past few years, but the viewing of sports events has largely been left behind. While there have been some developments--such as adding commentary, informational graphics, different camera angles, and slow-motion replays--change has been slow and incremental. Sports fans are no longer content with simply sitting and watching matches. They are passionate, they like to have a wealth of information at their fingertips, and become their own commentator. There is a demand for greater interactivity and immersion.


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How this 11-year-old entrepreneur is helping kids learn AI concepts and coding with CoderBunnyz

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A Class 6 student, Samaira Mehta already seems to be on top of her game. Of Indian origin and based in California, this 11-year-old girl in tech is an inventor, and has invented CoderBunnyz, a STEM coding board game to teach coding to kids between the age group of four and 10. Samaira has taken Silicon Valley by storm and has been a part of more than 50 conferences. She has held 60 workshops that spotlight her board game, and taught over 2,000 kids, including over 50 "Google kids" at Googleplex, Google's headquarters in Mountain View. The young girl also received a letter from the White House, from then First Lady Michelle Obama, for her work.


Business @ the Speed of Bots

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"Business is going to change more in the next five years than it has in the last twenty" Is this book for you? Are you looking to start up an automation Centre of Excellence (CoE) in your company to start building automation solutions, or perhaps you want your new CoE to mature and grow. Read industry best practices and insights, to get high-level steps on how to best implement Intelligent Automation. This will improve your awareness on what's been happening in the industry and what may be to come in the near future. This will help you understand the dos, don't, myths, challenges, and benefits of automating your business processes, and give you a picture of what your team is doing …or should be doing.


Virtual Assistant for Hiring Last-Mile Workforce by Piyush Makhija #ODSC_India

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Logistics companies, both old and new, have invested heavily in building an efficient frontline workforce to provide swift and convenient services to their users. Timely delivery is often a critical deciding factor for the ever-impatient customers to choose service A over service B. Hence, operations/logistic team is the key enabler here. The attrition rate in large frontline teams is high, close to 75 percent annually. Yet most companies have aggressive growth targets, necessitating recruitment of high volumes of workers constantly. High-growth companies in this domain like Zomato and Swiggy, grew by more than 50-60 percent by the end of 2018, recruited tens of thousands of delivery boys every month.


INTERNATIONAL SOS ENHANCES SECURITY INTELLIGENCE WITH GEOSPARK ANALYTICS AI

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Driving innovation in security intelligence and risk management, International SOS, the world's leading medical and security risk services company, is now working with disruptive technology experts, Geospark Analytics. The organisations will work closely together in a strategic partnership to utilise Geospark Analytics artificial intelligence capabilities for monitoring and forecasting emerging events and trends, together with International SOS' best in class global intelligence capability and on-the-ground experts. Geospark Analytics industry leading Hyperion Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform will become an integral part of International SOS analytics, exclusive in the travel risk industry. It will be an important complement to unique source information and expert analysis, informing bespoke advice on employee risk levels and mitigation recommendations for both managers and direct to companies' global workforces. David Johnson, CEO of Security Services at International SOS, commented, "Threat and risks can arise anywhere, at any time, and change rapidly. Whether it's an inconvenience or a potential threat to employee life, timely, clear and precise risk and threat assessment is a critical aspect to protecting people and business continuity. Working with Geospark Analytics will augment our established insight streams into the, sometimes, unexpected and'unpredictable' risks around the world, helping organisations identify, prioritise and manage their personnel risk and focus their efforts as needed.Our security experts are already leveraging Hyperion to more rapidly support their decision making by identifying and forecasting locally emerging events on a global scale."


What is AI really? And how can you tell when you're actually using it?

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It will come as absolutely no surprise that we at ENO8 are bullish on artificial intelligence (obviously). Integrating next-generation innovations into custom digital solutions is literally our bread and butter. So you'd be forgiven if you may be a little skeptical when we sing the praises of A.I. month in and month out as a present and future boon for enterprises (we don't really say all that, but our general stance on A.I. is that it is transformational as well as integral to businesses-of-the-future's digital operations, and we write to that effect pretty consistently). That said, we're not unabashedly rosy about A.I. either -- using one A.I. flourish does not make you a native A.I. company, and there are very real ethical and technical issues on the immediate and eventual horizons both. The other thing we want to warn against today?


Incoming EU Leaders Plan New AI, Data Use Laws PYMNTS.com

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Evidence is being gathered on U.S. big tech companies as the European Commission prepares for new leadership, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday (Sept. Within 100 days of taking office on Nov. 1, President-elect Ursula von der Leyen and her team indicate there will be new laws governing artificial intelligence (AI) and how tech companies like Facebook use big data. Big tech investigations were already initiated by commissioner Margrethe Vestager and could end with multimillion-dollar fines. Facebook and Amazon deny wrongdoing. Alphabet's Google has already been hit with $9.4 billion in fines resulting from three separate EU investigations, and a fourth is underway.


Smart TVs and digital assistants are leaking user data to Netflix, Facebook and advertisers

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Smart TVs and home devices are harvesting consumers' personal data and funnelling it to big technology companies, researchers have warned. Sensitive information such as one's exact location is reportedly being wired to corporations such as Facebook, Amazon and Netflix - even if the person is not their customer. The findings from a team at the Northeastern University in Boston and Imperial College London came as fears of creeping privacy intrusion is grabbing headlines across the globe. Smart TVs and home devices are harvesting consumers' personal data and funnelling it to big technology companies, researchers have warned Sensitive information such as one's exact location is reportedly being wired to corporations such as Facebook, Amazon and Netflix - even if the person is not their customer David Choffnes, computer scientist at Northeastern University, said: 'Amazon is contacted by almost half the devices in our tests, which stands out because [this means] Amazon can infer a lot of information about what you're doing with different devices in your home, including those they don't manufacture.' A total 81 devices - including products by LG and Samsung - were monitored in the US and the UK to determine how much personal data was logged and where it was exported to, according to the Financial Times.


r/MachineLearning - [D]Strategy game neural networks perform worse than monte carlo methods?

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As far as I know, SotA for unrestricted Contract Bridge is still MC based, and relatively little progress has been made over the past 10 years. However, some papers report limited success on various restricted versions (such as bidding without competition https://arxiv.org/abs/1607.03290), and this recent paper claims to get SotA results on competitive bidding as well (https://arxiv.org/abs/1903.00900), which means that it's entirely possible that DRL-based agents will outperform existing MC-based software in the near future.