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Prime Day 2021: The 66 Absolute Best Deals (Updated)

WIRED

Amazon's Prime Day has grown into one of the biggest online shopping holidays of the year, thanks to the tech and retail giant's massive commercial reach (which is also cause for concern). Rival sales from other retailers are plentiful now too. As we have for many years, members of the WIRED Gear Team are sorting through hundreds of thousands of deals, cross-checking our "Best of" guides, and debating what the absolute greatest Prime Day deals are right now. Below you'll find our top picks. If you're new to this shopping holiday, be sure to check our Prime Day shopping tips before you start clicking. Note: We regularly update articles and strike through items that sell out or rise in price as of publishing, and we mark discounts based on recent product pricing or average price, not MSRP. Be sure to check discounts for yourself. Our picks come from research and our extensive experience reviewing products. You'll need an Amazon Prime subscription to get most of these deals. Updated: We've added deals for the Kitchenaid Professional Stand Mixer, Colgate Hum electric toothbrush, Native Union Dock Wireless Charger, and Moment phone lenses and cases. We've also updated pricing throughout.


Walmart is battling Amazon for the best deals this Prime Day

Mashable

Here are the best sales to shop during Walmart's Deals for Days event as of June 20: Oh, you thought Walmart was just going to sit there and twiddle its thumbs while one of its biggest rivals ran a massive two-day sale with over two million deals? As Amazon revs up for its sixth annual Prime Day event on June 21 and 22, the big box store kicked off its own "Deals for Days" shopping extravaganza on Sunday, June 20, with "Black Friday-like savings" up for grabs online and in stores now through Wednesday, June 23. The best part is that Walmart isn't hiding Deals for Days behind any sort of subscription -- unlike Amazon, which has pages of markdowns that are exclusive to its Prime members -- nor will it make you pay for two-day shipping on any order over $35. Certain ZIP codes even qualify for free next-day delivery on $35-plus orders of eligible items. But enough chit-chat -- let's get this shopping party started.


Tcast: AI Artificial Intelligence Learning and Reading Human Symbols Part 2 on Apple Podcasts

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In part two of this series on AI and symbols, Alex and Jason continue their discussion on how difficult it is to really understand the variety of meanings tied up in any symbol. Yet, from language to cave art to flags, every symbol has an objective, truthful meaning hiding amongst the subjective.


Artificial Intelligence tech that can hear effects of COVID-19 in cough

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Sydney: Australian computer scientists have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence-based model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic, an advance that can pave the way for detecting the infectious disease via diagnostic mobile phone apps. During the pandemic, many crowdsourcing platforms have been designed to gather respiratory sound audios from both healthy and Covid-19 positive groups for research purposes. A team of researchers from RMIT University accessed datasets from two of these platforms -- Covid-19 Sounds App and COSWARA -- to train the algorithm using contrastive self-supervised learning, a method by which a system works independently to encode what makes two things similar or different. With further development, their algorithm could power a diagnostic mobile phone app, said lead author Hao Xue, Research Fellow in RMIT's School of Computing Technologies. "We've overcome a major hurdle in the development of a reliable, easily-accessible and contactless preliminary diagnosis tool for Covid-19," said Xue, Research Fellow in RMIT's School of Computing Technologies.


This AI tech can hear Covid in a cough – Mysuru Today

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Prime News, International (Sydney), June 18:- Australian computer scientists have developed a novel Artificial Intelligence-based model that can hear the effects of Covid-19 in the sound of a forced cough, even when people are asymptomatic, an advance that can pave the way for detecting the infectious disease via diagnostic mobile phone apps. During the pandemic, many crowdsourcing platforms have been designed to gather respiratory sound audios from both healthy and Covid-19 positive groups for research purposes. A team of researchers from RMIT University accessed datasets from two of these platforms -- Covid-19 Sounds App and COSWARA -- to train the algorithm using contrastive self-supervised learning, a method by which a system works independently to encode what makes two things similar or different. With further development, their algorithm could power a diagnostic mobile phone app, said lead author Hao Xue, Research Fellow in RMIT's School of Computing Technologies. "We've overcome a major hurdle in the development of a reliable, easily-accessible and contactless preliminary diagnosis tool for Covid-19," said Xue, Research Fellow in RMIT's School of Computing Technologies.


What will be the impact of 5G technology on our life, good or bad.

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By the end of 2020, approximately $ 2.7trn will be spent globally on developing 5G mobile Internet connectivity. Europe, which aims to have a net-zero emitter by 2050, believes that this investment can help achieve its climate goals by saving energy. Yet doubts about the technology - from its energy-saving claims to its impact on health and privacy - remain rife, including the banning of technology in its manifesto to several Green mayors appointed in France's recent local elections. Europe's belief is based on the capability of 5G, which is capable of large-scale processing data in real-time with potential, for example, improving traffic liquidity and reducing fuel consumption in cities or solar-like To assist in the production and integration of decentralized renewable energy. At the same time, power consumption per bit or piece of information can be 90 percent lower than 4G (fourth generation) at 5G (fifth generation connectivity), the European Commission says.


How Can AI be Integrated With Android App Development?

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Mobile apps have laid the groundwork for the industry, and technological and scientific advancements have paved the way for artificial intelligence apps. As a result, the market for Application Development with game-changing Artificial Intelligence has grown significantly. According to Grand View Research, the machine vision market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.7% to $18.24 billion by 2025. Moving on, in the last few years, we've seen many new and emerging technologies make their way into mainstream industry verticals. Artificial Intelligence, or AI, is one of these technologies influencing nearly every industry's evolution.


5 insider tech travel hacks you'll use every single trip

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Every summer, I get the travel itch. Before you head out, make sure your home is locked down. The bad news is security cameras, from video doorbells to a full-fledged security system, aren't always hack-proof out of the box. Tap or click here for the steps to make sure only you can access your security and video doorbell camera's feed. Speaking of cameras, best check your rental for any hidden cameras.


Vita Mobile Systems Announces LOI to Acquire an Artificial Intelligence Software Company

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IRVINE, CA, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Vita Mobile Systems, Inc. (OTC PINK: VMSI), a technology company focused on digital imaging in mobile devices, collection and management of big data and development of artificial intelligence, today announced it has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to acquire a technology company with proprietary Artificial Intelligence software. The acquisition would see VMSI absorb a company with a proprietary Artificial Intelligence (AI) Resource Engine designed to analyze geolocation-based information and trends to address many of the economic and social concerns the world is facing as it transitions into a new post-pandemic society. "As we emerge from an unprecedented year, we are excited and optimistic for this acquisition and for the future on VMSI. The pandemic reshaped the world, its industries and how people interact and connect. One of the most significant changes the pandemic brought was a revolution in technology used to bring people together virtually. VMSI's products originally had a focus on events where people would come together physically, but the pandemic changed the way people interact and we changed with it. We re-aligned our technology suite to meet the changes and, today, VMSI is well positioned to capitalize on the need for immediate geolocation-based information that has been re-enhanced by the pandemic. During the past months, management has also worked on developing strategic partnerships and evaluating acquisition candidates that would complement our technology foundation," stated Sean Guerrero, CEO of Vita Mobile Systems.


How to Practice Responsible AI

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From predictive policing to automated credit scoring, algorithms applied on a massive scale, gone unchecked, represent a serious threat to our society. Dr. Rumman Chowdhury, director of Machine Learning Ethics, Transparency and Accountability at Twitter, joins Azeem Azhar to explore how businesses can practice responsible AI to minimize unintended bias and the risk of harm. HBR Presents is a network of podcasts curated by HBR editors, bringing you the best business ideas from the leading minds in management. The views and opinions expressed are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Harvard Business Review or its affiliates.