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How Automation Hero uses accurate AI to process documents

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We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 - 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Before Dr. Alan Turing designed the first computer, people merely dreamed of intelligent machines that could read paperwork and do most of their grunge work for them. Science-fiction movies depict advanced software processing large amounts of documents to find hidden insights that save the day. Today this is available in real life from progressive-thinking software providers. One of them, San Francisco-based Automation Hero, today launched v6.0 of its Hero Platform, a SaaS service the company claims takes a quantum leap in OCR (optical character recognition) document-processing accuracy.


'Big Hero 6' sequel 'Baymax!' hits Disney on June 29th

Engadget

Baymax!, the Disney sequel to 2014's Big Hero 6, will debut on June 29th. Disney shared the release date on Friday, alongside a new trailer showing the loveable healthcare robot from the film attempting to help the citizens of San Fransokyo. "In each of our six episodes, Baymax just wants to help someone--and a lot of times they don't want to be helped," said creator Don Hall. "He sets out to fix a physical issue that he's identified, and in the process, gets to a deeper, more emotional place and can be almost transformative in that role." Baymax! is the second Big Hero 6 sequel following Big Hero 6: The Series, a 2D animated show that ran for three seasons on the Disney Channel.


No Joke: Google's AI Is Smart Enough to Understand Your Humor

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Google's natural language AI is smart enough to define jokes. The ability to understand the nuances of human language will lead to better and more natural interactions with machines. Google wants to educate people about the benefits of these kinds of AI smarts through upcoming devices like its Pixel 7. Amid a flurry of new hardware including the Pixel 7, the Pixel Buds Pro and a new Pixel Tablet, Google dropped one development at its I/O developer conference that went largely unnoticed: Its AI can now understand jokes. Jokes, sarcasm and humor require understanding the subtleties of language and human behavior. When a comedian says something sarcastic or controversial, usually the audience can discern the tone and know it's more of an exaggeration, something that's learned from years of human interaction.


Can artificial intelligence AI feel family love?

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What role will artificial intelligence (AI) robots play in the future? In the industrial field, at home, at school, and on the battlefield, AI robots will play an auxiliary role for humans. AI will be a cook, a friend, a caregiver. People may feel'family love' like companion animals to AI robots. However, despite this, it is difficult to completely shake off the sense of alienation and fear of AI.


The most watched movies of the week: New releases and some unexpected classics

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Wondering what everyone's been watching this week? Well, spring is in the air and so is action, action, action! Every week, the popularity of movies across streaming might be determined by promotions, star power, critic raves, social media buzz, good old-fashioned word of mouth, or a new addition to a beloved franchise. While the reasons may vary, you can't argue with the numbers that streaming aggregator Reelgood collected from hundreds of streaming services in the U.S. and UK. As it has for weeks, The Batman continues to reign supreme.


Replacing Humans with Artificial Intelligence: How AI is Taking Over Conventional Jobs

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A few years ago, artificial intelligence (AI) was considered something only seen in science fiction movies and science textbooks. However now, AI has taken the world by storm. It has become an indispensable part of our lives in both the real and digital worlds. AI helps manage employee schedules by taking into account factors like workload, performance and other issues that may affect an employee's availability. AI can optimize each day based on these factors, saving time otherwise spent manually scheduling employees.


Understand your Algorithm with Grad-CAM

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Is AI just a black box that we started trusting enough to drive cars, detect diseases, identify suspects just because of the hype? You may have heard of the Netflix documentary, Coded Bias (you can watch the film here). The film criticizes deep learning algorithms for their inherent biases; specifically their failure to detect dark-skinned and female faces. The film suggests that the solution to the problem is in government. To "push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against bias in the algorithms that impact us all."


Deaf education vote is the latest parents' rights battleground in L.A.

Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Unified School District is poised to vote on a controversial proposal that could reshape education for thousands of deaf and hard-of-hearing students, a key battle in a long national fight over how such children learn language. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and the American Civil Liberties Union are among those urging the Board of Education to pass Resolution 029-21/22 at its meeting Tuesday, inaugurating a new Department of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education. Students would be eligible to receive the state seal of biliteracy on their diplomas, and ASL would be offered as a language course in some high schools. The resolution also would introduce ASL-English bilingual instruction for many of the district's youngest deaf learners -- a move supporters say is critical to language equity and opponents say robs parents of choice and runs afoul of federal education law. "For 400 years at least there's been a big battle between people who think children with hearing loss should speak, and people who think they should use sign language -- it's a very old argument," said Alison M. Grimes, director of audiology and newborn hearing at UCLA Health.


AI Predictions For 2022 And Beyond - Liwaiwai

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We have all been down the same train of thought regarding artificial intelligence, thanks to sci-fi films peppered throughout the history of Hollywood: Artificial intelligence is too dangerous. However, as time has proven over and over again, humankind is unable to duplicate the same kind of AI that we see in the movies..yet. Any attempt at creating artificial intelligence is garnered towards machine learning and semantic similarity. We're still a long way from sentient A.I, but here's what's going on in the industry and what we can expect moving forward. The prestigious business magazine recognizes the fact that we already utilize A.I. in our day to day, and is playing an important role in automation.


Hyundai's bizarre Star Wars-style 'walking car' moves a step closer to reality

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It may sound like something straight out of Star Wars, but Hyundai's planned'walking car' is a step closer to reality after the vehicle manufacturer unveiled a new $20 million (£16 million) development centre to expedite its arrival. The aim of the New Horizon Studio, which has opened in Montana in the US, is to build vehicles for future customers who want or need to travel over terrains which are challenging for conventional ground vehicles. It will focus on the development of Ultimate Mobility Vehicles (UMVs), including a car with legs that can simply walk over anything it struggles to drive over. The Elevate concept, which resembles the All Terrain Armoured Transport (AT-AT) walkers found in the Star Wars universe, combines a traditional wheel with a leg that unfolds for dangerous terrain. It may sound like something straight out of Star Wars, but Hyundai's planned'walking car' (pictured in a concept image) is a step closer to reality after the vehicle manufacturer unveiled a new $20 million (£16 million) development centre to expedite its arrival Gwen Stefani enjoys celebrating Mother's Day with her family Bono performs'with or without you' in Kyiv after Zelensky invite Aussies shows what Dubai McDonald's looks like Its aim is to address challenging driving situations and potentially save lives as the first responder in natural disasters.