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Sense raises $50M to bolster recruitment efforts with AI


Recruiting is a top concern for enterprises in 2021. In a survey by XpertHR, roughly one-half of responding employers plan to increase their workforce in 2021, but expect that hurdles will stand in the way. A high volume of low-quality applicants is stymying the search for the ideal candidates, with one source pegging the average number of unqualified applicants at 75%. Even among those that do make it through the recruiting funnel, a significant portion ultimately change their minds -- exacerbating the recruiting challenge. Against this backdrop, Sense, an "AI-driven" talent engagement and communications platform, today announced that it raised $50 million in series D funding led by SoftBank.

Lotfi Zadeh Word Search Puzzle - Fuzzy Logic Artificial Intelligence - Pioneers


The story behind this product: Lotfi Aliasker Zadeh (February 4, 1921 – September 6, 2017) was a mathematician, computer scientist, electrical engineer, artificial intelligence researcher and professor emeritus of computer science at the University of California, Berkeley. Zadeh was best known for proposing fuzzy mathematics consisting of these fuzzy-related concepts: fuzzy sets, fuzzy logic, fuzzy algorithms, fuzzy semantics, fuzzy languages, fuzzy control, fuzzy systems, fuzzy probabilities, fuzzy events, and fuzzy information. On November 30, 2021, Google celebrated the submission of "Fuzzy Sets," a groundbreaking paper that introduced the world to his innovative mathematical framework called "fuzzy logic with a Google Doodle. This file contains 1 page of Lotfi Zadeh Word Search Puzzle with 30 Lotfi Zadeh themed Words and 1 page with its solution. The 30 words are hidden in all directions, making the word search challenging.

This AI Reads Privacy Policies So You Don't Have To


And of course, that's because they're not actually written for you, or any of the other billions of people who click to agree to their inscrutable legalese. Instead, like bad poetry and teenagers' diaries, those millions upon millions of words are produced for the benefit of their authors, not readers--the lawyers who wrote those get-out clauses to protect their Silicon Valley employers. But one group of academics has proposed a way to make those virtually illegible privacy policies into the actual tool of consumer protection they pretend to be: an artificial intelligence that's fluent in fine print. Today, researchers at Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan announced the release of Polisis--short for "privacy policy analysis"--a new website and browser extension that uses their machine-learning-trained app to automatically read and make sense of any online service's privacy policy, so you don't have to. In about 30 seconds, Polisis can read a privacy policy it's never seen before and extract a readable summary, displayed in a graphic flow chart, of what kind of data a service collects, where that data could be sent, and whether a user can opt out of that collection or sharing.

'The Proof is Out There' analyzes the famous 1967 Bigfoot film to determine if it is real or a hoax

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Legend has it a humanoid creature covered in fur inhabits the forested areas along the west coast of the northern US and although stories of this mythical monster have been told since the 1800s, no one has been able to prove its existence. The closest and most compelling evidence of Bigfoot was captured in 1967, when Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson shot footage of a furry figure walking through Bluff Creek in Northern California. The grainy, one-minute clip has sparked many investigations into its authenticity and'The Proof is Out There' episode about Bigfoot will run tonight at 10pm ET. The show has brought on a team of experts to use the latest and greatest technology for this mission, including artificial intelligence and computer vision algorithms.

AI in healthcare: What comes next, and further down the line?


AI's impact can be felt well beyond the diagnostic phase of the care journey, however. It can be used to analyze the health data gleaned from wearables, and as mentioned, motion sensors, cameras, wearables and a technology known as lidar--i.e., a laser that scans a given space--are all valuable tools in tracking seniors' movements. This was crucial not only in the aforementioned case of the California woman and her dad, but also in an instance where a man placed sensors on his parents' pillboxes, bathroom door and various spots in their kitchen to track their movements. But the wider application is in detecting when seniors fall, as such incidents are the leading cause of injury-related death among those 65 and over. One California facility estimates it has reduced hospital trips resulting from falls by 80% through the use of an AI-based application that enables paramedics to review the extent of any given fall and shows staff where conditions might be improved to prevent further occurrences.

Wispr AI Raises $4.6 Million in Seed Round


About the Company: Founded in 2021 by Sahaj Garg (CTO) and Tanay Kothari (CEO), Wispr AI is a developer of the next generation of neural interfaces to provide a seamless interface with immersive technology. The company is working with the leading neuroscientist, hardware engineers, machine learning researchers, and product engineers to bring frontier technology to the mass consumer market. Wispr AI is looking to use deliberate thought as digital input, allowing users to interface in a seamless manner with an increasingly digital world. The startup is doing this by combining the latest technologies in the fields of deep learning, electrical interfaces, and neuroscience.

FTC sues to block big semiconductor chip industry merger between Nvidia and Arm

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In this file photo, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivers a speech about AI and gaming. In this file photo, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang delivers a speech about AI and gaming. The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday sued to block a $40 billion deal in which the Silicon Valley chip maker Nvidia sought to buy British chip designer Arm. Officials with the FTC say the deal, which would be the largest semiconductor-chip merger in history, would give Nvidia too much power, hurt competition and raise prices for consumers. "Tomorrow's technologies depend on preserving today's competitive, cutting-edge chip markets," said Holly Vedova, who leads the FTC's competition bureau.

ModSim 2021: The Future of Modeling and Simulation Gets a Nod from the Past


Assistant Professor Sophia Shao, from UC Berkeley, discussed Gemmini, which enables users to explore and evaluate different deep neural network accelerators. Her worked earned the inaugural Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award. Recently, the Workshop on Modeling & Simulation of Systems and Applications marked its tenth year with a four-day virtual event that took a close look at the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning on the field, as well as modeling and simulation's role in the exponential growth of AI technologies. While the focus of ModSim 2021 was aimed at the future, the event also honored the past by formally presenting the inaugural Dr. Sudhakar Yalamanchili Award to Sophia Shao, an assistant professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department at the University of California, Berkeley, for her work, Enabling Holistic Machine Learning Hardware Evaluation via Full-System Simulation. Shao presented her research during a multi-part Rapid Fire flash talk/digital poster session, which has become a staple at ModSim workshops that primarily features young talent in this scientific community.

7-Eleven to make deliveries with self-driving cars in Google's hometown


Residents of Mountain View, California (where Google is based) can order 7-Eleven goodies that will arrive in autonomous vehicles from robotics company Nuro. To start, orders will arrive in Nuro's modified Toyota Priuses with a safety driver up front. Eventually, 7-Eleven plans to use Nuro's autonomous bot, the R2, a smaller vehicle with no room for a driver. It's already been used to deliver pizza in Texas. Last year, Nuro got federal approval to modify the vehicle and remove the steering wheel. The 7-Eleven deliveries will be the first autonomous deliveries from a major business in California.

Radium looks to speed up AI and ML jobs in cloud datacenters


Today, Radium, a startup that aims to use artificial intelligence and machine learning to extract more computing power from cloud hardware, announced it was leaving stealth mode and deploying its solutions to cloud datacenters run by Cyxtera in Toronto, the New York and New Jersey metro area, and Silicon Valley. The main product, called Launchpad, lets users start and shut down projects on bare metal machines, eliminating the extra layers of hypervisors and virtualization software. Radium offered benchmark tests on machine learning jobs that showed speed increases ranging from 30% and 140%. "Our initial testing shows that bare metal servers offer a good cloud computing platform for the high-performance deep learning and inference workloads required for these types of applications," said Srinivasa Narasimhan, a professor at Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science, who has been working with the company to test its product. Many cloud products rely heavily on virtualization software layers, or "hypervisors," that allow one physical machine to simulate a variety of smaller machines that appear independent to users.