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Student party prompts Marblehead High School to suspend in-person learning

Boston Herald

Marblehead High School will return to all-remote learning for at least two weeks after police broke up a "large" student party over the weekend where revelers were gathered "without social distancing or face coverings, sharing drinks," school officials said. "In choosing to ignore the rules set down by the Governor and our community in the pandemic, however, we are not just endangering individuals… we are also potentially harming the community at large," Superintendent John J. Buckey wrote in a letter to families. Many students "scattered" when police responded to break up the party on Friday, making it impossible to identify and quarantine individuals involved, Buckey said. Buckey pointed to a "troubling pattern of behavior in play" in Marblehead and other school districts and said the Friday party was not a singular event. "We all know this is not a new thing for teenagers. However, these are not ordinary times," Buckey said in the letter.


Egypt's Sisi orders applying AI technology in constructions projects - Politics - Egypt

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El-Sisi called for upgrading post offices nationwide, as well as automating the litigation system as per the "Digital Egypt Justice" strategy, presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement following the meeting. El-Sisi demanded the "immediate" start of the "Digital Egypt" initiative, which he said would directly contribute to the country's efforts in digital transformation, and enhance the digital skills of human resources to provide Egyptians with quality digitised services. Minister Talaat reviewed the latest developments concerning launching a platform for urban community models that are meant to govern the construction system in Egypt and deter building violations and land transgressions. The meeting also touched upon the latest domestic projects in electronic design and manufacturing, which is part of the state's vision to assist companies that work in the field to reach international markets, attract direct foreign investments and enhance electronic trade, according to the statement. The meeting also discussed the situation of other national projects in the communications and information technology sectors.


Everything you need to know about Neural Networks and Backpropagation -- Machine Learning Made Easy…

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I find it hard to get step by step and detailed explanations about Neural Networks in one place. Always some part of the explanation was missing in courses or in the videos. So I tried to gather all the information and explanations in one blog post (step by step). I would separate this blog in 8 sections as I find it most relevant. Artificial Neural Network is computing system inspired by biological neural network that constitute animal brain.


The Rise of the Planet of the AI

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I am just another Tech writer having conversational texture and conversional ability in writing. Humans never got chill and will never get. Constantly striving to reach the future faster, we made AI. Artificial Intelligence is the product of Human Intelligence. It is a wide branch of computer science that works in the development of machines, which can perform tasks associated with human intelligence.


Underwater Object Segmentation Using MonkAI

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This project focuses on segmenting different objects such as animals, plants, plastic, and ROV(Remotely Operated Vehicle) using a low code wrapper Monk [2]toolkit via Unet[1]. It is essential to understand the sea garbage collection. For employing an automatic river or sea trash cleaner system should have a proper understanding of different objects present in the water. This project helps to develop such a system on small scale. Through this blog, I will share some insights about MonkAI, and how it can be used to simplify the process of object segmentation and build other computer vision applications.


Understanding Reinforcement Learning Hands-On: The Bellman Equation pt.1

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Welcome to the fifth entry on a series on Reinforcement Learning. In the previous article, we presented the MDP Framework for describing complex environments. This allowed us to create a more robust and diverse scenario for the basic Multi-Armed Bandits problem, which we called the Casinos Environment. We then implemented this scenario using OpenAI's gym, and made a simple agent that acted randomly to showcase how an interaction is realized under the MDP Framework. Today, we're going to focus back on the agents, and show a way in which we can describe an agent's behavior in complex scenarios, where past actions determine future rewards.


Has Machine Learning Made Cryptocurrencies Traceable?

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Machine learning has become a major game changer for the cryptocurrency industry. Most of the benefits are machine learning have been positive for the market. Machine learning is being used to predict price patterns more easily. However, some of these changes are not as welcome. Machine learning is making cryptocurrencies easier to trace.


MIT seeks to resurrect 'dead' languages with machine learning

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MIT's tool goes much deeper than just Egyptian hieroglyphs. Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, or CSAIL, are working to breathe new life into dead languages with help from machine learning. Their new system can automatically decipher lost languages that can no longer be understood, and can do so without needing advanced knowledge of their relation to early forms of other languages, like Greek or Hebrew, for example. Many languages are considered to be lost because there's not enough knowledge about their grammar, vocabulary or syntax to be able to understand their texts. "This is a true historical tragedy: Without these languages, we lose out on an entire body of knowledge about the people who spoke them," MIT Ph.D. student Jiaming Luo said in a statement Wednesday.


Could the Abrams live until 2030 and beyond?

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. It destroyed Iraqi T-72 tanks in the Gulf War in now-famous tank battles, using highly accurate, long-range thermal sensors able to destroy targets without being seen itself. It patrolled the streets in Iraq in 2003. It is a major mechanized attack platform with massive amounts of fire-power and an "intimidating" presence when used as a psychological deterrent.


Canadian city using AI to predict who might become homeless

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TORONTO – As makeshift tent cities spring up across Canada to house rough sleepers who fear using shelters due to COVID-19, one city is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to predict which residents risk becoming homeless. Computer programmers working for the city of London, Ontario, 170km southwest of the provincial capital Toronto, say the new system is the first of its kind anywhere – and it could offer insights for other regions grappling with homelessness. "Shelters are just packed to the brim across the country right now," said Jonathan Rivard, London's Homeless Prevention Manager, who works on the AI system. "We need to do a better job of providing resources to individuals before they hit rock bottom, not once they do," he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Canada is seeing a second wave of coronavirus cases, with Ontario's government warning the province could experience "worst-case scenarios seen in northern Italy and New York City" if trends continue.