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em The Matrix Resurrections /em Shows What the Original Did So Right--by Doing It All Wrong

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Lilly and Lana Wachowski thrive on being complicated. As directors, their calling cards are mixing disparate genres and styles--American action, Chinese martial arts, Dicksian sci-fi, Hollywood romance, German experimental thriller; you name it, they do it. And they create these mash-ups sometimes coherently (at best), other times unintelligible (at worst), like they ripped what they enjoyed from each category and squashed it altogether willy-nilly. Take The Matrix franchise, undoubtedly the Wachowskis' best work: They're high-concept sci-fi movies, punctuated by bullets and kung-fu. The pair added a sheen of cyberpunk fiction over a first-year philosophy class conundrum, but they also personified hard rock music as men in slick duster coats and women in vinyl catsuits who shoot faceless goons in slo-mo as they strut.



Robots Are Being 'Trained' To Walk Using Virtual Obstacle Courses

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The main goal of this experiment, according to the researchers, is to train a machine learning algorithm that could be used to drive the legs of robots in …


The Role of Social Movements, Coalitions, and Workers in Resisting Harmful Artificial Intelligence and Contributing to the Development of Responsible AI

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There is mounting public concern over the influence that AI based systems has in our society. Coalitions in all sectors are acting worldwide to resist hamful applications of AI. From indigenous people addressing the lack of reliable data, to smart city stakeholders, to students protesting the academic relationships with sex trafficker and MIT donor Jeffery Epstein, the questionable ethics and values of those heavily investing in and profiting from AI are under global scrutiny. There are biased, wrongful, and disturbing assumptions embedded in AI algorithms that could get locked in without intervention. Our best human judgment is needed to contain AI's harmful impact. Perhaps one of the greatest contributions of AI will be to make us ultimately understand how important human wisdom truly is in life on earth.


Best home gym equipment in 2021: Peloton, Hydrow, more

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If you're one of the many people who feel like you've been watching a little too much Netflix and eating far too many processed foods out of a box, can, or bag throughout the pandemic, you're not alone. But it's never too late to reset if you've lost your routine and are struggling to find your new normal. Perhaps a home gym is the solution you need. Those of you who want to figure out ways to maintain a healthy work-life balance should create a dedicated space in your house that serves as an at-home gym. But, rather than continually rotating between couches and screens all day long, you can break up the hours at home by squeezing in some much-needed time to sweat.


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There is certainly an important role AI and Machine Learning technology plays in addressing the most sophisticated online fraud as well as improving …


[R] Google-Workshop: Conceptual Understanding of Deep Learning, May 17. Join Us.

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Please join us for a virtual Google workshop on "Conceptual Understanding of Deep Learning" When: May 17th 9am-4pm PST. Goal: How does the Brain/Mind (perhaps even an artificial one) work at an algorithmic level? While deep learning has produced tremendous technological strides in recent decades, there is an unsettling feeling of a lack of "conceptual" understanding of why it works and to what extent it will work in the current form. The goal of the workshop is to bring together theorists and practitioners to develop an understanding of the right algorithmic view of deep learning, characterizing the class of functions that can be learned, coming up with the right learning architecture that may (provably) learn multiple functions, concepts and remember them over time as humans do, theoretical understanding of language, logic, RL, meta learning and lifelong learning. The speakers and panelists include Turing award winners Geoffrey Hinton, Leslie Valiant, and Godel Prize winner Christos Papadimitriou (full-details).


Innovation Trailblazers Webinar Mini Series - Big Data, Analytics & The Future of Insurance - Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator

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In this Webinar Series leading innovators from Startups, solution providers and insurance business lines share their vision for how data and analytics will shape the future of insurance. This includes the on product and business models, customer engagement, distribution, underwriting and claims. Thought leaders and innovators share their vision and examples of the emerging data sources and data, analytic, AI & Machine Learning models and capabilities and how those will shape the future of insurance within and across business lines. Thought leaders and innovators discuss how the use of data and analytics is enabling the new insurance business models and shifting the insurance paradigm to value added personalized services that help customers better achieve life and business objectives. Thought leaders and innovators discuss the data driven future of customer engagement and distribution and how it will change insurance.


Qualcomm Institute: Machine Learning Workshop – 3 Day Online Workshop

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The demand for Data Scientists, Machine Learning Engineers, and Data Engineers is unprecedented, as demonstrated by the ever-growing number of …


How to make money online: 51+ real ways to make money online in 2020

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