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Assassin's Creed Valhalla made me want to visit East Anglia


Ahead of Ubisoft's Forward gaming event, the company offered us some remote demos of two of its AAA releases this year. While my colleague had no issues playing Watch Dogs Legion, my substandard internet connection meant my session with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla was taxing. After losing its way with back-to-back-to-back releases in the early-to-mid ‘10s, 2017’s Egypt-based Origins was a return to form for the Assassin’s Creed series, followed a year later by the similarly good Odyssey, which mapped mainland Greece and its many Aegean islands.

Machine Vision is Key to Industry 4.0 and IoT


Machine vision joins machine learning in a set of tools that gives consumer- and commercial-level hardware unprecedented abilities to observe and …

Natural Language Processing Pipeline


If we were asked to build an NLP application, think about how we would approach doing so at an organization. We would normally walk through the requirements and break the problem down into several sub-problems, then try to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve them. Since language processing is involved, we would also list all the forms of text processing needed at each step. If we were asked to build an NLP application, think about how we would approach doing so at an organization. We would normally walk through the requirements and break the problem down into several sub-problems, then try to develop a step-by-step procedure to solve them.



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How Artificial Intelligence Innovations Induced Industrywide Advancements?


Moreover, across the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry, technology is making great advancements. Living under the reign of terror induced by a coronavirus, no other generation than us can understand the true benefits of technology in reshaping the healthcare industry. Today AI and its subsets are being used extensively for drug discovery and medical treatment planning. However, the upsurge of AI in this industry has been noted in 2019 when a Hong Kong biotech startup called InSilico Medicine partnered with the University of Toronto researchers to create a drug in order to advance the concept to initial testing. As noted by Fortune, the significance of AI on pre-clinical development and on the economics of healthcare is worth watching.

Could your computer please be more polite? Thank you


In a tense time when a pandemic rages, politicians wrangle for votes and protesters demand racial justice, a little politeness and courtesy go a long way. Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an automated method for making communications more polite. Specifically, the method takes nonpolite directives or requests--those that use either impolite or neutral language--and restructures them or adds words to make them more well-mannered. "Send me the data," for instance, might become "Could you please send me the data?" The researchers will present their study on politeness transfer at the Association for Computational Linguistics annual meeting, which will be held virtually beginning July 5.

Improving Deep neural networks by regularization


Building a model is not always the goal of a deep learning field. The model may be working fine but it can still be improved with higher accuracy on both training and test sets. This can also include speeding up the model. Some of the features like Regularization, Batch normalization, and Hyperparameter tuning can help in improving our deep learning network with higher accuracy and speed. Let us see how regularization, which is one of these features, is used to improve our neural network.

B.C. Institute of Technology launches Artificial Intelligence Management program


There's are good reasons for people to fear the arrival of artificial intelligence in the workplace. An expert in this field, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee, told CBS 60 Minutes last year that 40 percent of all jobs will be replaced by robots. And in a video (see below) for the World Economic Forum, Lee said that the Internet giants are clearly leading the way. Google is the leader, according to Lee, followed by Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, and the Chinese companies Baidu, Tencent, and Alibaba. "These people have the most data--and data is fuel for AI," Lee said.

China Wants to Lead the World on AI. What Does That Mean for America?


Years ago, the thought of using software to fight a deadly pathogen might have seemed far-fetched. The Coronavirus pandemic has caused monumental shifts in the use and deployment of artificial intelligence (AI) around the world. Of those now using AI to fight Coronavirus, none are more prominent than China. From software that diagnoses the symptoms of Coronavirus to algorithms that identify and compile data on individuals with high temperatures vis-à-vis infrared cameras, China is showcasing the potential applications of AI. But Beijing is also demonstrating its willingness to leverage the technology to solve many of its problems.