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Building a new developer workforce: How coding is helping an entire region retrain for the future

ZDNet

Damian Radcliffe is a digital analyst, journalist, and researcher with 20 years of experience. As Middle East nations look to pivot from petro-chemical to knowledge-based economies, skilling up the region's IT and tech workforce is growing in importance. While high-profile spending on infrastructure and startups tends to dominate the headlines, a number of efforts designed to build IT skills and capacity are also underway, with coding being one area seeing considerable investment. According to Salim Abid, Google's regional lead of developer ecosystem in MENA, Google trained more than 700,000 developers across MENA in 2021, 35% of whom were women. Participants were trained by Googlers and Google Developer Experts; local experts that joined events organised by Google Developer Groups, Women Techmakers communities, Google Developers Students clubs and other local organisations.


Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains Market SWOT Analysis by Size, Status and Forecast to 2022-2028 - Blackswan Real Estate

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Latest survey on Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains Market is conducted to provide hidden gems performance analysis of Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains to better demonstrate competitive environment . The study is a mix of quantitative market stats and qualitative analytical information to uncover market size revenue breakdown by key business segments and end use applications. The report bridges the historical data from 2017 to 2022 and forecasted till 2027*, the outbreak of latest scenario in Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains market have made companies uncertain about their future outlook as the disturbance in value chain have made serious economic slump. If you are part of the Artificial Intelligence for Blockchains industry or intend to be, then study would provide you comprehensive outlook. It is vital to keep your market knowledge up to date analysed by major players and high growth emerging players.


Machine Learning Communities: Q1 '22 highlights and achievements

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Let's explore highlights and accomplishments of vast Google Machine Learning communities over the first quarter of the year! We are enthusiastic and grateful about all the activities that the communities across the globe do. ML Olympiad is an associated Kaggle Community Competitions hosted by Machine Learning Google Developers Experts (ML GDEs) or TensorFlow User Groups (TFUGs) sponsored by Google. The first round was hosted from January to March, suggesting solving critical problems of our time. TFUG organizer Ali Mustufa Shaikh (TFUG Mumbai) and Rishit Dagli won the TensorFlow Community Spotlight award (paper and code).


Fans of Val Kilmer Can Hear His Voice Again Thanks to Artificial Intelligence

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Val Kilmer, the star of movies as wide-ranging as Top Gun, Batman Forever, Heat, and The Prince of Egypt, withdrew from the public eye following a throat cancer diagnosis and two tracheotomies which left his ability to express himself vocally severely impaired. He now speaks using a voice box. "Speaking, once my joy and lifeblood, has become an hourly struggle," Kilmer wrote in his 2020 memoir I'm Your Huckleberry, describing his voice as "Marlon Brando after a couple of bottles of tequila. But now, fans of the actor are able to once again hear his voice. Kilmer--who is returning to the big screen in the long-awaited sequel Top Gun: Maverick later this year--has partnered with tech company Sonantic to generate a version of his speech using artificial intelligence, based on existing footage and recordings of his voice. "We all have the capacity to be creative," Kilmer says in the video below. "We are all driven to share our deepest dreams and ideas with the world.


Capitalizing On Analytics And AI At Dell Technologies - AI Summary

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To help the company and its customers gain value from this data deluge, the Dell IT organization manages a massive data lake and a world-class set of tools for data analytics, machine learning, deep learning and artificial intelligence. At the heart of this data environment is a Greenplum database, a massively parallel data platform for structured data analytics, machine learning and AI. In a typical use case, this raw data gets parsed in Hadoop into a structured format, and then that structured data gets pumped into the Greenplum database, so business and IT users can consume it in analytics applications. The data is used by Dell Technologies employees and customers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and other geographic regions, according to Darryl Smith, chief data platform architect and distinguished engineer at Dell Technologies. For the full story, see the Dell Technologies case study "Analytics and AI in a massive data lake."


Hashish and pirates: How AI is cleaning up the high seas

ZDNet

On August 8th, 2021, Spanish police and customs agents intercepted the cargo ship NATALIA on suspicion of narcotics trafficking. The ship was en route from Lebanon via Iskenderun, Turkey to Lagos, Nigeria, and hidden on board was nearly 20 tons of hashish worth $470M. That may sound like the opening scene of an action flick, but it's the kind of occurrence that happens more frequently than you might expect on the high seas. Drug smuggling, illegal fishing, and piracy are constant threats. Following a number of recent piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden, Iran, Russia, and China recently began naval and air drills seeking to counter maritime piracy.


Top 10 Companies in Automotive Artificial Intelligence in 2022

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Nvidia is a technology company that designs graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming and professional markets, as well as system on chip units (SoCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. With the company's intelligent video analytics (IVA), AI-powered inventory management, and customer & store analytics, organizations are able to deliver better customer experiences. NVIDIA accelerated data science solution with RAPIDS enables enterprises to tap into GPU-accelerated machine learning (ML) with faster model iteration, better prediction accuracy, and lowest data science total cost of ownership (TCO). With its subsidiaries and strong distribution network, the company has its presence across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa. The major subsidiaries of the company include PGI Compilers & Tools, Icera, Uli Electronics Inc, ModViz, Inc., and others.


Artificial Intelligence Market Astonishing Growth

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Global Artificial Intelligence market report provides an in-depth overview of Product Specification, technology, product type and production analysis considering major factors such as Revenue, Cost, Gross and Gross Margin. The current trends will determine what options will be for strategical investment. The Artificial Intelligence Market report also provides an in-depth survey of key players in the market which is based on the various objectives of an organization such as profiling, the product outline, the quantity of production, required raw material, and the financial health of the organization. This Artificial Intelligence market Report cover strategic profiling of key players in the market, comprehensively analyzing their core competencies, and drawing a competitive landscape for the market. At present, the market is developing its presence and some of the Global Artificial Intelligence Market key players Involved in the study are Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Aicure, LLC, Arm, Ltd., Atomwise, Inc., AYASDI AI LLC, Baidu Inc., ClariFI, Inc., Cyrcadia Health, Enlitic, Inc., H2O.ai, Research study is to define Market Sizes of various segments & countries in previous years and to forecast the values to the next 5-8 years.


US Navy plans launch of Middle East drone force with allies

Al Jazeera

The United States Navy announced the launch of a new joint fleet of unmanned drones in the Middle East with allied nations to patrol vast swaths of volatile waters as tensions simmer with Iran. Vice Admiral Brad Cooper, who leads the 5th Fleet, said 100 unmanned drones, both sailing and submersible, would dramatically multiply the surveillance capacities of the US Navy, allowing it to keep a close eye on waters critical to the flow of global oil and shipping. Trade at sea has been targeted in recent years as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers collapsed. "By using unmanned systems, we can just simply see more. They're high reliability and remove the human factor," Cooper said on the sidelines of a defence exhibition in Abu Dhabi, adding the systems are "the only way to cover on whatever gaps that we have today".


State of AI Ethics Report (Volume 6, February 2022)

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

This report from the Montreal AI Ethics Institute (MAIEI) covers the most salient progress in research and reporting over the second half of 2021 in the field of AI ethics. Particular emphasis is placed on an "Analysis of the AI Ecosystem", "Privacy", "Bias", "Social Media and Problematic Information", "AI Design and Governance", "Laws and Regulations", "Trends", and other areas covered in the "Outside the Boxes" section. The two AI spotlights feature application pieces on "Constructing and Deconstructing Gender with AI-Generated Art" as well as "Will an Artificial Intellichef be Cooking Your Next Meal at a Michelin Star Restaurant?". Given MAIEI's mission to democratize AI, submissions from external collaborators have featured, such as pieces on the "Challenges of AI Development in Vietnam: Funding, Talent and Ethics" and using "Representation and Imagination for Preventing AI Harms". The report is a comprehensive overview of what the key issues in the field of AI ethics were in 2021, what trends are emergent, what gaps exist, and a peek into what to expect from the field of AI ethics in 2022. It is a resource for researchers and practitioners alike in the field to set their research and development agendas to make contributions to the field of AI ethics.