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Siri, McCormick rally AL West-leading Astros past D-backs

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Jose Siri and Chas McCormick hit back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning, rallying the AL West-leading Houston Astros over the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 on Sunday. Carlos Correa also homered as the Astros held their comfortable division lead over Oakland. Houston won for the fourth time in five games and cut Tampa Bay's lead for the best record in the AL to 3 ½ games.


Invasion of the Robot Umpires

The New Yorker

Grown men wearing tights like to yell terrible things at Fred DeJesus. DeJesus is an umpire in the outer constellations of professional baseball, where he's been spat on and, once, challenged to a postgame fight in a parking lot. He was born in Bushwick, Brooklyn, to Puerto Rican parents, stands five feet three, and is shaped, in his chest protector, like a fire hydrant; he once ejected a player for saying that he suffered from "little-man syndrome." Two years ago, DeJesus became the first umpire in a regular-season game anywhere to use something called the Automated Ball-Strike System. Most players refer to it as the "robo-umpire."


Getting Banned From Riding In AI Self-Driving Cars For The Rest Of Your Entire Life

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People are increasingly getting onto those banned no-fly types of lists, which could happen with ... [ ] self-driving cars too. People keep getting banned for doing the darndest and seemingly dumbest of acts. Oftentimes getting banned for the rest of their entire life. You might have heard or seen the recent brouhaha in major league baseball when a spectator in Yankee Stadium seated above leftfield opted to throw a baseball down onto the field that then struck the Boston Red Sox player Alex Verdugo in the back. He was not hurt, but you can imagine the personal dismay and shock at suddenly and unexpectedly having a projectile strike him from behind, seemingly out of nowhere. Turns out that Alex had earlier tossed the same baseball up into the stands as a memento for a young Red Sox cheering attendee. By some boorish grabbing, it had ended up in the hands of a New York Yankees fan. Next, after some hysterical urging by other frenetic Yankees to toss it back, the young man did so. Whether this act of defiance was intentionally devised to smack the left-fielder is still unclear and it could have been a happenstance rather than a purposeful aim.


'Gutfeld!' on CNN, Olympic Games

FOX News

'Gutfeld!' panel debates whether CNN will change their coverage This is a rush transcript from "Gutfeld!," This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. I want to protect free speech. No, we want people to be protected from disinformation, to be protected from dying in this country, to be protected from people like Donald Trump who spread this information for -- who love to make sure that the division and the death continues. That was a rough weekend, and not just for Kat. But at least she kept her clothes on unlike our other guests, Jimmy Failla. But it was a far worse weekend for CNN. First let's go to our roly-poly guacamole gossip goalie. See how bad it got unreliable fart noises. Here's Michael Wolff delivering that smack to the hack. You know, you become part of -- one of the parts of the problem of the media. You know, you come on here and you -- and you have a, you know, a monopoly on truth. You know, you know exactly how things are supposed to be done. You know, you are why one of the reasons people can't stand the media. You should see the rest of the world, buddy. Can I hear that chuckle again? But if that was a heavyweight fight, and it is because, you know, Stelter, it would have been stopped in the first 25 seconds. It got worse, meaning better, lots better. STELTER: It's -- how -- so what should I do differently, Michael? WOLFF: You know, don't talk so much. Listen more, you know, people have genuine problems with the media. The media doesn't get the story right.


When the Game Is Over, Where Do Our Avatars Go?

WIRED

In the 2003 Major League Baseball season, Oreo Queefs stood five-foot-zero, weighed 385 pounds, and, impossibly, stole 214 bases, obliterating the century-old single-season record of 138. A walrus with the legs of a cheetah, the purple goateed Queefs also regularly blasted the ball 500 feet to opposite field--steroid-free beefiness never seen before or since. Over just two seasons with the Florida Marlins, he batted .680, Then, before even reaching his super alien prime, Queefs vanished into thin air. A few weeks ago, I received a text from the Marlins manager about what happened to the former Golden Glove winner.


Bayesian Kernelised Test of (In)dependence with Mixed-type Variables

arXiv.org Machine Learning

A fundamental task in AI is to assess (in)dependence between mixed-type variables (text, image, sound). We propose a Bayesian kernelised correlation test of (in)dependence using a Dirichlet process model. The new measure of (in)dependence allows us to answer some fundamental questions: Based on data, are (mixed-type) variables independent? How likely is dependence/independence to hold? How high is the probability that two mixed-type variables are more than just weakly dependent? We theoretically show the properties of the approach, as well as algorithms for fast computation with it. We empirically demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method by analysing its performance and by comparing it with other frequentist and Bayesian approaches on a range of datasets and tasks with mixed-type variables.


Robot umps and dogs, minor league ball back after lost year

FOX News

Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. It took just four batters at George Steinbrenner Field before a fan yelled "C'mon, blue!" toward home plate umpire Kaleb Devier after two consecutive close pitches were called balls. Never mind that a computer was making the calls. Didn't matter on Tuesday night as the Tampa Tarpons took on the Dunedin Blue Jays.


A's Jesus Luzardo suffers freak injury playing video games

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Oakland Athletics pitcher Jesus Luzardo was placed on the 10-day injured list on Sunday after it was revealed he suffered a freak injury while playing video games. The left-handed starter suffered a hairline fracture on his left pinky finger after he bumped his hand on his desk while playing a video game, Athletics manager Bob Melvin told reporters. "Before the game he was playing a video game and accidentally bumped his hand on the desk as he was playing the game," Melvin said.


How AI-supported Content Generation is Flipping the Script on Content Marketing - okwrite

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With the range of technology that marketers can use for both content marketing and generating new content ideas, it's no surprise that content generation itself can and would benefit from the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). At okwrite, we engage the support of an AI-powered brand to guide our content creation. But there are additional technologies that use AI to actually write the content. This kind of technology for content marketers is still in its infancy and it has been interesting as a company to witness its evolutions. Considering the importance of creating original content, we thought it would be best to create a piece that takes a dive into content generation and AI.


Detecting Operational Adversarial Examples for Reliable Deep Learning

arXiv.org Artificial Intelligence

The utilisation of Deep Learning (DL) raises new challenges regarding its dependability in critical applications. Sound verification and validation methods are needed to assure the safe and reliable use of DL. However, state-of-the-art debug testing methods on DL that aim at detecting adversarial examples (AEs) ignore the operational profile, which statistically depicts the software's future operational use. This may lead to very modest effectiveness on improving the software's delivered reliability, as the testing budget is likely to be wasted on detecting AEs that are unrealistic or encountered very rarely in real-life operation. In this paper, we first present the novel notion of "operational AEs" which are AEs that have relatively high chance to be seen in future operation. Then an initial design of a new DL testing method to efficiently detect "operational AEs" is provided, as well as some insights on our prospective research plan.