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Get an Amazon Echo Show for less than $50, plus more Echo deals

Mashable

A smart display like the Echo Show can add a bit of convenience and functionality to pretty much any room in the house. Pick one up for yourself and try it out before gifting it to your friends and family this holiday season. And if you're considering buying it as a gift, be sure to check out estimated shipping times for your preferred mode. Otherwise, you may want to leave the country for Christmas and only come back once all your gifts have been delivered. One of the newest models that only came out earlier this year in June, the second generation of the Echo Show 8 has a better camera than its predecessor at 13 MP.


Facebook Gaming streamers and viewers can play 'Pac-Man' together

Engadget

Facebook Gaming is about to become more interactive. Two features are rolling out today that should help creators and their fans seamlessly play games together, and give viewers other ways to get involved with streams. Play With Streamer is self-explanatory. There will be a button on livestreams that lets viewers play Pac-Man Community (a version of Pac-Man developed in partnership with Genvid and Bandai Namco) with streamers and other community members. Pac-Man Community includes a four-player co-op mode, a mobile-optimized maze creator, rankings and community challenges.


Robots and humans make surprisingly good dance partners – Strictly Robots

Mashable

Roboticists from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology have teamed up with Kennesaw State University's dance department to create this jaw-dropping collaborative dance performance between humans and robots.


Liberal columnist claims Biden gets worse press coverage than Trump, media needs to do 'soul-searching'

FOX News

In media news today, a women's group says'good riddance' to Chris Cuomo after CNN firing, Brooke Baldwin calls on the liberal network to replace Cuomo with a woman, and an MSNBC anchor appears to downplay Bob Dole's accomplishments because of his support for Trump. Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank doubled down Monday on his recent op-ed that claimed "sentiment analysis" data proved the media is tougher on President Biden than they were on former President Trump. Milbank's piece, titled, "The media treats Biden as badly as - or worse than - Trump. Here's proof," cited research from Forge.ai, a data analytics unit of the information company FiscalNote. The study used algorithms focused on adjectives and their placement in articles - more than 200,000 of them - to rate the coverage Biden received in the first 11 months of 2021 and the coverage Trump got in the first 11 months of 2020.


A primer on digital twin technology

#artificialintelligence

In the 21st century, the concept of a twin need not be confined to fraternal or identical--a twin can be digital too. Digital twins have caught the eyes of some of the biggest companies in the world--Amazon and Nvidia, for instance, both made announcements about new digital-twin initiatives within the last month--as well as those of specialists like infrastructure engineering software company Bentley Systems. The concept started gaining traction at the beginning of the century, and picked up steam in the early 2010s when the rise of IoT made digital twins more feasible. As of 2020, it was estimated to be a $3.1 billion market, per Markets and Markets, and projected to grow into a $48.2 billion industry by 2026. So...what is a digital twin?


Advance Trustworthy AI and ML, and Identify Best Practices for Scaling AI - AI Trends

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Advancing trustworthy AI and machine learning to mitigate agency risk is a priority for the US Department of Energy (DOE), and identifying best practices for implementing AI at scale is a priority for the US General Services Administration (GSA). That's what attendees learned in two sessions at the AI World Government live and virtual event held in Alexandria, Va. last week. Pamela Isom, Director of the AI and Technology Office at the DOE, who spoke on Advancing Trustworthy AI and ML Techniques for Mitigating Agency Risks, has been involved in proliferating the use of AI across the agency for several years. With an emphasis on applied AI and data science, she oversees risk mitigation policies and standards and has been involved with applying AI to save lives, fight fraud, and strengthen the cybersecurity infrastructure. She emphasized the need for the AI project effort to be part of a strategic portfolio.


10 Python Code Snippets For Everyday Programming Problems - GeeksforGeeks

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In recent years, the Python programming language has seen a huge user base. One of the reasons could be that it is easier to learn as compared to other object-oriented programming languages like Java, C, C#, JavaScript, and therefore more and more beginners who are entering the field of computer science are opting for Python. Another reason why the popularity of Python has shot up is that it is used in almost all domains of the IT industry, be it data science, machine learning, automation, web scraping, artificial intelligence, cyber-security, cloud computing, and what not! According to the recent developer survey, it is seen that Python is currently the second most loved programming language after JavaScript and will easily shoot up in the coming years. Demand for Python developers has significantly risen, especially in the past few months, and therefore learning Python could get you some really good career options.


How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Business Data Accuracy

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Data accuracy is the most crucial part of the decision making in any business. An error that occurred in the process may cause you enough damages to crash you down. This is the core reason for the birth of data entry services or data processing services where businesses ask help to digitize and manage their data. Accurate data is a major component in the success of any firm, and no one is going to reject this fact. Artificial intelligence and automation are used currently to ensure that man-made mistakes are negligible and hence the accuracy is high in the database.


What We Still Need to Learn about AI in Marketing -- and Beyond

#artificialintelligence

CURT NICKISCH: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. A growing number of companies are turning to artificial intelligence to solve some of their most vexing problems. The promise of AI is that it can go through vast amounts of data and help people make better decisions. And one area where companies often search for profitable use cases for the technology is in marketing. It's harder than it looks. Data scientists at one consumer goods company recently used AI to improve the accuracy of the sales forecasting system. While they did get the system working better overall, it actually got worse at forecasting high margin products. And so the new, improved system actually lost money. Today's guest says that many leaders lean too heavily on AI and marketing without first thinking through how to interact with it.


Basic Probability Concepts for Data Science

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Probability is one of the most common terminologies, not only in mathematics but also in the real world. We use the word probability frequently. About seven years ago, I was in my secondary level of education and got introduced to the term probability as a topic of mathematics. At that time, I had solved so many mathematical problems regarding probability. Unfortunately, it did not seem interesting to me.