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Will AI Make Coding Obsolete?


Coding has become a critical skill for many jobs. Some countries and schools are even considering coding languages to be an acceptable form of a foreign language. In the midst of all this, the nature of code is changing dramatically. Low-code and no-code platforms are demonstrating aggressive growth and making it possible for individuals and organizations to create powerful production applications with relatively small amounts of what would traditionally be called coding. The next step in this trend is AI generating code, as recently demonstrated by Open AI Codex and Github Autopilot.

SEIHAI: The hierarchical AI that won the NeurIPS-2020 MineRL competition


In recent years, computational tools based on reinforcement learning have achieved remarkable results in numerous tasks, including image classification and robotic object manipulation. Meanwhile, computer scientists have also been training reinforcement learning models to play specific human games and videogames. To challenge research teams working on reinforcement learning techniques, the Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS) annual conference introduced the MineRL competition, a contest in which different algorithms are tested on the same task in Minecraft, the renowned computer game developed by Mojang Studios. More specifically, contestants are asked to create algorithms that will need to obtain a diamond from raw pixels in the Minecraft game. The algorithms can only be trained for four days and on 8,000,000 samples created by the MineRL simulator, using a single GPU machine.

How to Detect Rotten Fruits Using Image Processing Python?


Freshness provides one of the essential characteristics for consumers. Consumers prefer fresh fruits rather than rotten ones when it comes to hygiene. An efficient fruit detection system is required to facilitate humans. So, for the easiness of people, this desktop application is proposed, named "Detection of Rotten Fruits (DRF)" by using Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision. DRF is a desktop application for detecting rottenness in fruits that can be used to indicate the fruits according to their rottenness.

How Artificial Intelligence is Reducing Baggage Mishandling


Modern airports are using artificial intelligence (AI) to avoid mishandling baggage. The idea is to use AI for end-to-end tracking of baggage and planning optimized luggage routes, right from the time a passenger gets on-board, till she collects the baggage at the destination. Nearly all sectors of the economy - education, healthcare, finance, travel, and even the public sector - are applying technology to optimize their functioning. Technologies like AI are digitizing areas that were once thought capable of manual operations alone. Airports and airline companies are exploring the benefits of integrating technology into their operations and services.

Orwell, Huxley and Wachowskis


I believe every mortal has access to 2 basic questions during childhood. Reached but often forgotten … They're forgotten because the questions are simple and bright. The answers are comprehensive and hidden in life. We set out to recall the questions again. When we remember, we are on the way.

A humanoid robot makes eerily lifelike facial expressions


Engineered Arts, a UK-based designer and manufacturer of humanoid robots, recently showed off one of its most lifelike creations in a video posted on YouTube. The robot, called Ameca, is shown making a series of incredibly human-like facial expressions. At the start of the video, Ameca appears to "wake up," as its face conveys a mix of confusion and frustration when it opens its eyes. But when Ameca starts looking at its hands and arms, the robot opens its mouth and raises its brows in what it looks like is amazement. The end of the video shows Ameca smiling and holding a welcoming hand out towards the viewer -- if that's how you want to interpret that gesture.

5 chatbot trends to grow your business


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ML or Machine Learning trends are revolutionizing several businesses and industrial operations, including customer service, call center automation, banking operations, sales, and more. AI isn't anymore just for Fortune 500 companies or multinational corporations (MBCs), but many small businesses and companies are leveraging AI technologies and solutions. In recent years, chatbots have been gaining immense popularity. Chatbots are extremely critical for businesses that are looking to improve and automate their business operations and offer enhanced and exceptional customer experience and boost sales. In this article, we'll take you through some of the latest chatbot trends in the industry you can implement to grow your business in 2021.

Why I Love to Scrounge in Video Games


My husband and I like to play video games together. As rewarding as it may be to get into a state of flow with one wholly absorbing game, or to connect online with chatty remote friends, it's just as much fun to sit in a room with your significant other and either entertain or piss them off with your antics. Big open-world games are best for this. For weeks after its launch, we played Far Cry 5 (on the not-quite recommendation of my colleague Boone Ashworth). My husband enjoys the implausible physics--bouncing planes off rooftops to pick off bad guys, driving horizontally into waterfalls--while I … I like something else entirely.

'The Beatles: Get Back' shows that deepfake tech isn't always evil


While it rarely happens for me, I occasionally observe something that is an actual watershed moment for technological advancement and can acknowledge that the possibility for good using said technologies might outweigh the potential for evil. Streaming your favorite shows has never been easier. For me, such a moment was watching The Beatles: Get Back, which is now airing on Disney . I had heard about it and seen some of its footage slowly being released for about a year, but I had no idea just how much technology had been applied to its production. I've seen many films made from historical footage from the 1960s and even the 1970 and 1980s, and so much of the source material is in poor condition.

Watch: Driverless taxis take to Abu Dhabi roads


In a new video released by the authorities on Twitter, the taxis can be seen plying on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island and testing the pilot service. The taxis, equipped with hi-tech navigating tools, stir around the main roads without any manual help.