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The Best Assistive Technology for Dyslexics

WIRED

My daughter is part of the 15–20 percent of students and adults living with a language-based learning disability. According to the International Dyslexia Association, these individuals have some or all of the symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing, or mixing up similar words and numbers. Once we diagnosed her dyslexia, I understood she needed the help of assistive technology to learn at a rate on par with her classmates, but I wasn't sure where to start. In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month this October, I reached out to several assistive technology experts to find out what technology they recommend for facilitating and improving reading, writing, spelling, and math. Here's what Jamie Martin, Assistive Technology Specialist at the New England Assistive Technology Center and Karen Janowski, Assistive & Educational Technology Consultant at EdTech Solutions and co-author of Inclusive Technology 365 recommend.


Do We Need Fuzzy Substrates?

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Computers are embedded in almost all of our devices, and most of them are digital. Information at the low levels is stored as binary. Biology, in contrast, often makes use of analog systems. Take fuzzy logic for example. Fuzzy logic techniques typically involve the concept of intermediate values between true and false. But you don't need a special computer for fuzzy logic -- it's just a program running on the digital computer like any other program.


All About Chatbots

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A computer program designed to simulate natural conversation with human users via text or text-to-speech. Chatbot (short form of Chatterbot) can be deployed on any messaging app, website and email. Chatbots play a vital role for your business, they can place orders for your customers, offer a helping hand with product availability, update on order status, answer FAQ questions, collect leads and even save forms! We will look at 2 specifically differentiable bots. In this type of bot, the conversation is based on the rules developed in the program.


Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Needs More Epic Viking Tunes

WIRED

The seas were blessedly calm as we sailed across the channel and straight up the Seine, into the heart of Francia. The skald led us in song, our voices booming across the placid waters, thundering in our veins. We leaped from our longboat onto the shores of Francia, shouting glory to the All-Father as we charged up the beaches. The sounds of glorious battle filled the air. Squelch, squelch, squish, grunt, clang, yell, grunt, clang, squish, squish, squidge.


Teaching AI to perceive the world through your eyes

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AI that understands the world from a first-person point of view could unlock a new era of immersive experiences, as devices like augmented reality (AR) glasses and virtual reality (VR) headsets become as useful in everyday life as smartphones. Imagine your AR device displaying exactly how to hold the sticks during a drum lesson, guiding you through a recipe, helping you find your lost keys, or recalling memories as holograms that come to life in front of you. To build these new technologies, we need to teach AI to understand and interact with the world like we do, from a first-person perspective -- commonly referred to in the research community as egocentric perception. Today's computer vision (CV) systems, however, typically learn from millions of photos and videos that are captured in third-person perspective, where the camera is just a spectator to the action. "Next-generation AI systems will need to learn from an entirely different kind of data -- videos that show the world from the center of the action, rather than the sidelines," says Kristen Grauman, lead research scientist at Facebook.


Moscow metro launches facial recognition payment system despite privacy concerns

Engadget

More than 240 metro stations across Moscow now allow passengers to pay for a ride by looking at a camera. The Moscow metro has launched what authorities say is the first mass-scale deployment of a facial recognition payment system. According to The Guardian, passengers can access the payment option called FacePay by linking their photo, bank card and metro card to the system via the Mosmetro app. "Now all passengers will be able to pay for travel without taking out their phone, Troika or bank card," Moscow mayor Sergey Sobyanin tweeted. In the official Moscow website's announcement, the country's Department of Transport said all Face Pay information will be encrypted.


The Best Resources To Learn Python for Machine Learning

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Python is now the de facto language of choice for machine learning. Although it is easy to learn, you can find some helpful tips that will help you get started or improve your knowledge. This post will show you how to learn programming languages and how to get help. You can learn a language in many different ways, whether you are learning it from a natural language like English or coding languages like Python. Baby learns a language by mimicking and listening.


Data Scientist Intern - Summer 2022

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Do you want to help connect people all over the world, and work on a team building the next generation of planet-scale AR games? We're looking for hardworking people to help our company become more data-focused - folks with the ability to be dedicated, thorough, and independent while working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Niantic is the world's leading AR technology company, sparking creative and engaging journeys in the real world. Our products inspire outdoor exploration, exercise, and meaningful social interaction. Originally formed at Google in 2011, we became an independent company in 2015 with a strong group of investors including Nintendo, The Pokémon Company, and Alsop Louie Partners.


Ethics of AI

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Welcome to the Ethics of AI! The Ethics of AI is a free online course created by the University of Helsinki. The course is for anyone who is interested in the ethical aspects of AI – we want to encourage people to learn what AI ethics means, what can and can't be done to develop AI in an ethically sustainable way, and how to start thinking about AI from an ethical point of view.


Data-Centric AI with Snorkel AI: The Enterprise AI Platform

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The paper [5] also gives updates on Snorkel's industry use cases with even more applications at scale, for example, Google in Snorkel Drybell to scientific work in MRI classification and automated Genome-wide association study (GWAS) curation, both accepted in Nature Comms.