The 2010 decade sure had its challenges, but one positive change was the leap in technology capabilities. This holds true not only for consumers, but also for marketers. For example, the proliferation of smartphones with powerful cameras, loads of apps and high-bandwidth mobile networks has changed how we communicate and share ideas. Marketers can promote events on the go, livestream sessions, share pictures and essentially keep people informed -- globally and in real time. In short, we now have a multimedia studio in our hands.
SoftBank Group Corp. fell as much as 10 percent after a provider of satellite-based internet service that it invested in filed for bankruptcy, ceding some gains from an unprecedented plan to sell assets and buy back shares. OneWeb made the filing late Friday U.S. time after raising about $3.3 billion in debt and equity financing from shareholders including SoftBank, Airbus SE and Qualcomm Inc. since its inception. At least $1 billion of that came from SoftBank, which said it first invested in December 2016 and declined to give a total amount. It is the latest blow to SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son, who last week unveiled a plan to raise $41 billion to buy back shares and slash debt. The announcement sent the shares soaring more than 50 percent in just a few days.
All of the major social media companies and their parent corporations have issued a joint statement on their COVID-19 response efforts. They have also invited other companies to join them as they work to keep their communities healthy and safe. In the statement, the companies stressed their joint effort to combat fraud and misinformation about the virus, elevate authoritative content on their platforms, and share critical updates in coordination with the governments. The Finnish text analytics company Utopia Analytics is aware of the struggle that social media giants now face with content moderation. This is why Utopia Analytics is offering its Utopia AI Moderator service to one of these giants at cost for as long as the crisis lasts.
An NTHU interdisciplinary research team led by Associate Professor Wu Shan-hung of the Department of Computer Science, Associate Professor Liu Yi-wen of the Department of Electrical Engineering, and Chair Professor Chang Cheng-shang of the Institute of Communications Engineering has recently developed an automated system for the production of digital advertisements. Based on the information provided by the user, the system generates a variety of images and music, which can be fine-tuned to create the final product, thereby greatly reducing the time and cost of producing an advertisement. This press release features multimedia. A research team led by Wu Shan-hung (left) and Liu Yi-wen of NTHU has developed an AI App for generating catchy ads. Wu and Chang designed a conditional generative adversarial network (CGAN) application which generates an ad based on a large amount of related information harvested from the internet by using artificial intelligence (AI).
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People that worked with me on this episode; Doki Tops of Utomik.com and Cris Reed of The Level Up Experience. Quick word; The games industry is doing realy well during this lockdown. All good, but lets make sure that we, as an industry, will also look after people that are being hurt, financially, physically and emotionally. It is our audience(s) that is under pressure by COVID–19, the corona virus. Let's make sure we also do our part to make the world healty and secure again!
Diseases know no borders and the threat of an epidemic is ever increasing with the number of all kinds of outbreaks tripling over the last forty years. While addressing a pandemic, experts usually want to know the following things about the disease: i) How quickly is it spreading? Since the first report of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wuhan, China, it has spread to at least 100 other countries. Companies like Alibaba, Baidu, and Huawei accelerated their healthcare initiatives. Tech start-ups are getting more involved integrally with clinicians, academics and government entities around the world to activate technology against the fast-spreading pandemic.
The European Commission has recognized the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI), not only from a technical perspective but also and foremost for its potential role as enabler in the achievement of the Sustainable Developments Goals and in the European Green Deal objectives. NGIoT is holding a webinar to consider and discuss AI deployment. The aims of the webinar are to understand the main issues arising from the data protection framework, and to address issues of trust needed to use and share knowledge when talking about AI technologies. All who are interested (or just curious) are encouraged to participate and engage to better understand the state of play of AI, and to contribute ideas to reinforce a progressive view in the European dimension.
Data is the bedrock of all machine learning systems. As such, working with the right data collection company is critical in order to solve a supervised machine learning problem. If you don't have a particular goal or project in mind, there is a wealth of open data available on the web to practice with. However, if you're looking to tackle a specific problem, chances are you'll need to collect data yourself or work with a company that can collect data for you. There are many data collection companies that provide crowdsourcing services to help individuals and corporations gather data at scale.