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Autonomous Vehicle: Complex or Complicated? - EE Times Asia

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Why is self-driving so hard and so complex? Humans have walked on the moon, split the atom and flown faster than the speed of sound, and yet self-driving continues to elude us. Why is self-driving so hard and so complex? Humans have walked on the moon, split the atom and flown faster than the speed of sound. Yet despite the best efforts of our smartest engineers, backed with many billions of dollars from our wisest VCs and promoted with the passion of our most enthusiastic optimists, self-driving continues to elude us.


The new CAIAC alliance will deploy AI in the fight against COVID-19 - Techzine Europe

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The Collective and Augmented Intelligence Against Covid-19 (CAIAC), is a newly formed global alliance of think tanks that are working to deliver a platform, driven by AI to curb the effects of Covid-19 on the economy and public health. The aim is to fight the virus's effects by way of advising policymakers. The collective is backed by the UN and was formed by the Future Society in association with Stanford University's Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI). The plan by CAIAC is to create an advisory group that will be a conglomeration of UN entities like UN Global Pulse and UNESCO. They will then use the growing collection of economic, social, and global health data from this pandemic to enable efficient and confident decision-making by policymakers around the globe.


How Chatbots are transforming businesses -- and why your business need one

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If a business website and mobile app services millions of prospects (who want to buy from you) and customers (servicing existing consumers), AI and ML can help boost the performance through Chatbots. This has massive consequences on any businesses bottom line. Today's businesses are conducted on-the-go and with incredible immediacy. Consumers want solutions and deliveries immediately. In a cut throat world like ours, time management and fast delivery means survival.


EETimes - Escaping Lockdown: Neuromorphic Video Binge-Watch

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Though parts of the world have succeeded in suppressing the coronavirus and are now opening up, it will be some time before we can start traveling to conferences again. I was supposed to attend two meetings this spring and then the Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Workshop this summer. I enjoy poring through the literature, but was looking forward to hearing from the researchers themselves. So I decided to console myself by putting together a list of (mostly) recent technical neuromorphic video talks available online and have shared these with the neuromorphic community (and now with you). I find conference presentations a much better way into new subject matter than papers: you get a context, explanation, and overview without being bogged down with technical details.


Global Big Data Conference

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is like a superhighway, it's moving fast, evolving, and growing quickly. Like most things in life, data scientists are not born with AI and Machine Learning (ML) knowledge. At H2O.ai, we are on a mission to democratize AI. To help every company become an AI company. Companies are also on an AI transformation journey.


Breakthrough ML Approach Produces 50X Higher-Resolution Climate Data – IAM Network

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Researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach to quickly enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times--an enhancement that has never been achieved before with climate data. The researchers took an alternative approach by using adversarial training, in which the model produces physically realistic details by observing entire fields at a time, providing high-resolution climate data at a much faster rate. This approach will enable scientists to complete renewable energy studies in future climate scenarios faster and with more accuracy. "To be able to enhance the spatial and temporal resolution of climate forecasts hugely impacts not only energy planning, but agriculture, transportation, and so much more," said Ryan King, a senior computational scientist at NREL who specializes in physics-informed deep learning. Recommended AI News: Interlink Electronics Welcomes Aboard Edward Suski As Chief Product Officer King and NREL colleagues Karen Stengel, Andrew Glaws, and Dylan Hettinger authored a new article detailing their approach, titled "Adversarial super-resolution of climatological wind and solar data," which appears in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States …


Kristen Doute says she's learning about 'unconscious bias' after 'Vanderpump Rules' firing

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Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Kristen Doute said she is doing some soul-searching after being fired from "Vanderpump Rules" along with castmate Stassi Schroeder for past racially insensitive actions involving former Black cast member Faith Stowers. The 37-year-old spoke about how she's changing and growing as a person on the "Hollywood Raw" podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn. "It was definitely none of my business to take anything to social media [and] essentially send a mob out to this person. It was really just not my place to go there," she said.


Rare Super Mario becomes highest-selling video game

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A rare version of the classic 1985 Super Mario Bros has sold at auction for $114,000 (£90,000), the most ever paid for a video game. The cartridge, still in its original packaging, sold to an anonymous bidder. And the US auctioneer said demand "was extremely high", partly because this particular packaging had been used for a short while only. The previous record for an auctioned game was $100,000 - for a different copy of Super Mario. "If any lot in the sale could hit a number like that, it was going to be that one," Heritage Auctions video games director Valarie McLeckie said.


Blog Review: June 24

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Cadence's Paul McLellan provides an overview of the new IEEE 1838 standard for manufacturing test of 3D stacked ICs and how it aims to enable testing of multi-die chiplet-based designs. In a video, Mentor's Colin Walls investigates the scope and lifetime of pointers in embedded applications. A Synopsys writer checks out the latest mobile memory standard, JESD209-5A, and the enhancements it contains to the existing LPDDR5 standard, including support for Partial Array Refresh Control, Refresh Management, Enhanced Write Clock Always On Mode, and Optimized Refresh. Rambus' Paul Karazuba takes a look at what makes machine learning models vulnerable to side-channel attacks and why differential power analysis detection and prevention techniques are needed for edge devices. In a blog for Arm, OctoML's Logan Weber and Andrew Reusch explain how optimizing and deploying machine learning workloads to bare-metal devices is becoming easier with Apache TVM and broad framework support, compiler middleware, and flexible autotuning and compilation capabilities.


How to Extend a Keras Model

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In this Keras tutorial, you'll see how to Extend a Keras Model Generally, you only need your Keras model to return prediction values, but there are situations where you want your predictions to retain a portion of the input. A common example is forwarding unique'instance keys' while performing batch predictions. In this blog and corresponding notebook code, I'll demonstrate how to modify the signature of a trained Keras model to forward features to the output or pass through instance keys. Sometimes you'll have a unique instance key that is associated with each row and you want that key to be output along with the prediction so you know which row the prediction belongs to. You'll need to add keys when executing distributed batch predictions with a service like Cloud AI Platform batch prediction.