The best weekend deals on Amazon

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You can still get Cyber Monday prices on these popular products this weekend. The holiday season is officially underway, which means obviously, it's the time of year for gift-hunting. You can save a ton of money this weekend by shopping just on Amazon, where you can still get Cyber Monday prices on a variety of cool, top-selling products, from Ninja blenders to affordable earbuds, and more. Here are our five favorite weekend deals. Get a Ninja blender for an insane discount.


How to design and control robots with stretchy, flexible bodies

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MIT researchers have invented a way to efficiently optimize the control and design of soft robots for target tasks, which has traditionally been a monumental undertaking in computation. Soft robots have springy, flexible, stretchy bodies that can essentially move an infinite number of ways at any given moment. Computationally, this represents a highly complex "state representation," which describes how each part of the robot is moving. State representations for soft robots can have potentially millions of dimensions, making it difficult to calculate the optimal way to make a robot complete complex tasks. At the Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems next month, the MIT researchers will present a model that learns a compact, or "low-dimensional," yet detailed state representation, based on the underlying physics of the robot and its environment, among other factors.


The 5G report card: Building today's smart IoT ecosystem

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Almost every presentation began apologetically with the refrain, "In a 5G world" practically challenging the industry's rollout goals. At one point Brigitte Daniel-Corbin, IoT Strategist with Wilco Electronic Systems, sensed the need to reassure the audience by exclaiming, 'its not a matter of if, but when 5G will happen!' Frontier Tech pundits too often prematurely predict hyperbolic adoption cycles, falling into the trap of most soothsaying visions. The IoTC Summit's ability to pull back the curtain left its audience empowered with a sober roadmap forward that will ultimately drive greater innovation and profit. The industry frustration is understandable as China announced earlier this month that 5G is now commercially available in 50 cities, including: Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.


US military says Russian air defenses shot down unarmed drone near Libyan capital: report

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Fox News Flash top headlines for Dec. 7 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com The U.S. military believes the unarmed drone that went missing over the Libyan capital last month was actually shot down by Russian air defenses. The U.S. Africa Command is demanding the return of the aircraft's wreckage, which had been part of an operation conducted in Libya to assess the area's security and monitor for violent extremist activity. The command didn't give a reason for the drone loss after the Nov. 21 incident, but they had been investigating, Reuters reported.


How to Ensure Trust in a Digital World?

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We have a trust issue. In our digital world, it has become increasingly difficult to trust each other. Whether it is another person, an organisation or a device, trust is no longer a given online. This is a serious problem for our society and our democracy. If trust is lacking in society, anarchy can be expected.


How AI Can Help Businesses Improve Efficiencies

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Artificial intelligence and especially machine learning have been major buzzwords in the past half decade or so, and with recent advancements in AI technology, many businesses are looking for ways to implement AI to enhance their business processes and find solutions for their existing issues. However, implementing cognitive AI initiatives can be easier said than done. On the one hand, the knowledge of many businesses surrounding AI field is still fairly low. On the other hand, plenty of technology vendors and suppliers are actively approaching businesses--especially big ones--with various implementation opportunities and viable solutions. Here, we will discuss all you need to know about implementing AI in businesses, and we will begin by discussing the three possible implementation types.


Square Off NEO & SWAP Board Games Powered by Robotics & AI

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Get home this perfect chess partner, at a price no one will get their hands on again. By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy. It's a way to bring creative projects to life. By pledging you agree to Kickstarter's Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy. It's a way to bring creative projects to life.


The Creativity Artificial Intelligence Might Bring

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"In the future, we can expect computers to produce literature different from anything we could possibly conceive of. Our instinct is to try to make sense of it if we can. But when a new form of writing appears, generated by sophisticated machines, we may not be able to. As we learn to appreciate it, perhaps we will even come to prefer machine-generated literature."


Deep learning identifies molecular patterns of cancer

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A new deep-learning algorithm can quickly and accurately analyze several types of genomic data from colorectal tumors for more accurate classification, which could help improve diagnosis and related treatment options, according to new research published in the journal Life Science Alliance. Colorectal tumors are extremely varied in how they develop, require different drugs and have very different survival rates. Often, they are classified into subtypes based on analysis of gene expression levels. "Disease is much more complex than just one gene," said Altuna Akalin, bioinformatics scientist who leads the Bioinformatics Platform research group at MDC's Berlin Institute of Medical Systems Biology (BIMSB). "To appreciate the complexity, we have to use some kind of machine learning to really make use of all the data."


Hacking HR for the future of work 25 on HR2025

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Enrique is an HR, Tech and Future of Work expert and keynote speaker and founder of Hacking HR, a global learning community at the intersection of future of work, technology, business and organizations, with thousands of members all over the world. He came to the United States from Venezuela as a Fulbright Scholar. Prior to coming to the US, Enrique was the CEO at Management Consultants, a firm specialized in Human Resources in Venezuela. Before Management Consultants, Enrique worked in the telecommunications sector as a Senior Project Engineer for Telefonica. He is also the cofounder of Cotopaxi, a recruitment platform focused on Latin America and the Caribbean.