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Hurry! Last chance to shop the bestselling Kindle e-reader for under £50

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, MailOnline may earn an affiliate commission. If you love to read, you'll be pleased to hear that the original Kindle e-reader is on sale for just £49.99 at Amazon - but hurry, this deal ends today. The perfect reading solution for holidays and travelling, rather than weigh down your suitcase with books, the Kindle, which is now on sale with 29 per cent off, comes with 8GB of storage, so it can store thousands of books in one place - like a small library at your fingertips. And you won't even need to buy any titles as it comes with a free three month trial of Kindle Unlimited, giving you free access to millions of fiction and non-fiction titles as well as the latest celebrity autobiographies. While you may prefer the feel of a book, the Kindle has been designed to feel more comfortable to read than paperbacks.


Journals adopt AI to spot duplicated images in manuscripts

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AI software that spots duplicated images in research papers can work faster and on a larger scale than manual checkers -- but still needs editorial oversight.Credit: Laurence Dutton/Getty Just before a study appears in any of ten journals published by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), it undergoes an unusual extra check. Since January 2021, the AACR has been using artificial intelligence (AI) software on all manuscripts it has provisionally accepted after peer review. The aim is to automatically alert editors to duplicated images, including those in which parts have been rotated, filtered, flipped or stretched. The AACR is an early adopter in what could become a trend. Hoping to avoid publishing papers with images that have been doctored -- whether because of outright fraud or inappropriate attempts to beautify findings -- many journals have hired people to manually scan submitted manuscripts for issues, often using software to help check what they find. But Nature has learnt that in the past year, at least four publishers have started automating the process by relying on AI software to spot duplications and partial duplications before manuscripts are published.


Accelerating Apache Spark 3.x Free E-Book From NVIDIA

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Layered on top of NVIDIA CUDA, RAPIDS is a suite of open-source software libraries and APIs that provide GPU parallelism and high-bandwidth memory speed through DataFrame and graph operations, achieving speedup factors of 50x or more on typical end-to-end data science workflows. For Spark 3.0, new RAPIDS APIs are used by Spark SQL and DataFrames for GPU accelerated memory efficient columnar data processing and query plans. With Spark 3.0 the Catalyst query optimizer has been modified to identify operators within a query plan that can be accelerated with the RAPIDS API, and to schedule those operators on GPUs within the Spark cluster, when executing the query plan. A new Spark shuffle implementation, built upon GPU accelerated communication libraries including Remote direct memory access (RDMA), dramatically reduces the data transfer among Spark processes. RDMA allows GPUs to communicate directly with each other, across nodes, at up to 100Gb/s, operating as if on one massive server.


GPT-3 Creative Fiction

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What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.


3 insights into how artificial intelligence is changing the social media game for publishers What's New in Publishing Digital Publishing News

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a technology of the future – it's a daily reality for many publishers of all sizes. AI now powers an increasing number of tools that journalists use to gather, produce and distribute content, including Echobox, the social media management platform we built specifically for publishers. With more than 700 publisher clients globally, including 25% of the world's newspapers of record, we have access to a large and unique dataset that describes how AI can change the social media game for publishers. We recently completed an analysis of how these publishers use automation technology to manage their social media. Below are three insights into how they're benefitting from AI, as well as best practices for increasing your own social media traffic.


Implementing Artificial Intelligence for your readership What's New in Publishing Digital Publishing News

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There was a time artificial intelligence may have conjured up visions of robots and sci-fi humanoids, however it is now increasingly being used by businesses across multiple industries and the publishing world is no different. For publishers, AI has the potential to deliver more relevant and targeted content for readers and ultimately drive subscriptions and renewals. It's important to recognise that AI technology is still in its infancy, especially in the publishing industry, and therefore some brands are cautious and naturally skeptical. According to Resulticks research, 47% of all marketers still consider AI to be "overhyped". For those who are trying to move with the times, when it comes to technically implementing AI, 69% rate their vendor's performance as "poor".


Pre-Black Friday deals and gift ideas for the DIY tinkerer in your life

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If you're a DIY-type who likes to tinker with computers and electronics -- or that sounds like someone you'll be shopping for this holiday season -- you should check out these two e-book bundle deals, available at amazing pre-Black Friday discounts. Raspberry Pi is a series of wildly-customizable single-board computers that you can program to do almost anything. From building retro video games to creating your own robots, the world is your oyster, provided you know what the hell you are doing. Luckily, the Ultimate Raspberry Pi e-book bundle can teach you how to build and complete a number of Raspberry Pi projects like an engineering pro. The bundle includes four in-depth how-to guides, including Raspberry Pi For Secret Agents, which will teach you how to build a device James Bond would check out from Q Branch.


Computer Stories: A.I. Is Beginning to Assist Novelists

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But the input can be pushed in certain directions. A quarter-century ago, an electronic surveillance consultant named Scott French used a supercharged Mac to imitate Jacqueline Susann's sex-drenched tales. His approach was different from Mr. Sloan's. Mr. French wrote thousands of computer-coded rules suggesting how certain character types derived from Ms. Susann's works might plausibly interact. It took Mr. French and his Mac eight years to finish the tale -- he reckoned he could have done it by himself in one.


Ebay sues Amazon, saying it tried to poach its sellers

Daily Mail - Science & tech

The first book sold on Amazon was'Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought' by Douglas Hofstadter. Bezos chose the name Amazon in reference to the Amazon River, the biggest river in the world, as he hoped Amazon would be the biggest bookstore in the world. The first book sold on Amazon was titled'Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought' by Douglas Hofstadter. The firm opens up sales of music, movies, consumer electronics, video games, toys and more. The logo is meant to suggest that Amazon sells every kind of product from A to Z.


Listening to audiobooks is more engaging than watching films – even if you don't realise it, study finds

The Independent - Tech

Audiobooks are more emotionally engaging than TV and film – even if you don't realise it, according to a landmark new study. The new research from UCL suggests that having a book read to you causes physiological changes including an increased heart rate and heat spreading through your body. During the experiment, scientists had 103 participants of various ages listen to a range of different books, and compared their responses to how they felt when they watched the same scene in a film or TV adaptation. The study included emotional scenes from Game of Thrones and the Girl on the Train, for instance, both from the original book and their hugely popular adaptations. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph.