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Online session on AI today

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The session on'How Artificial Intelligence is impacting social change and accessibility' will have Robin Tommy, Head of TCS Rapid Lab, as the speaker. The session will be available via Zoom and Prathidhwani Facebook page. The Prathidhwani Technical Forum was formed to upskill and reskill IT employees and trigger innovation among them. Before the pandemic, Prathidhwani used to conduct the sessions at Technopark, InfoPark and CyberPark. After the COVID-19 outbreak, the sessions went online and till now, 75 sessions have been conducted.


Pinaki Laskar on LinkedIn: #autonomousvehicles #AI #connectedcars

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AI Researcher, Cognitive Technologist Inventor - AI Thinking, Think Chain Innovator - AIOT, XAI, Autonomous Cars, IIOT Founder Fisheyebox Spatial Computing Savant, Transformative Leader, Industry X.0 Practitioner What data your car collects? The car you drive says more about you than you think. Over the last few decades, technology has given drivers remarkable improvements in both safety and convenience but it has also turned cars into data-gathering machines. If your car knows where you go, and how long you stay there, it, also hypothetically knows whether you're a churchgoer, or made a recent trip Planned Parenthood. And, depending on what features you've enabled, it may not keep that information to itself.


First AI Pathology Program Approved: Helps Detect Prostate Cancer

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of artificial intelligence (AI) software to help pathologists detect prostate cancer. The program, called Paige Prostate, is the first approved AI system in pathology. "We really believe this product can make a huge difference," Paige CEO Leo Grady, PhD, told Medscape Medical News. The program was approved as an adjunct to pathologist review, not a replacement. Grady explained that "for a second opinion today, you ship a glass slide to somebody else or you do another stain that's really expensive or you do another molecular test."


The best dating apps for bisexual people: Where to meet people who get it

Mashable

The bisexual community has an inside joke that describes what it's like to date as a bi person: People think it means double the options or double the fun, but it really just means double the rejection. Self-deprecating jokes like this one are at the core of the Single People Club regardless of sexuality, but bisexual people do face extra roadblocks in the dating world. True: Online dating sucks for everyone. Horny jerks disguise themselves as relationship seekers, your DMs are constantly filled with bad pickup lines and overly persistent creeps, and many times, the site's algorithm ignores the filters that you've set. But the fact that there are no dating sites that cater specifically to bi people means that they're frequently swiping on people who don't take bisexuality seriously. The "B" in LGBTQ makes up 50 percent of the queer community, but it's one of the least-acknowledged letters in the acronym.


Amazon is reportedly planning a wall-mounted Echo with a 15-inch display

Engadget

Amazon is working on a number of new devices including an Echo with a 15-inch wall-mounted display, a soundbar, new Echo Auto technology and wearables. Some may appear fairly soon at the company's September 28th hardware event, according to a Bloomberg report. The splashiest-looking product would be an Alexa-enabled Echo with a display size around 15-inches. Codenamed Hoya, it could not only be placed on a stand like a regular Echo device, but mounted on a wall as well. It would serve as a smart-home center to control lights, cameras, locks and other devices, while showing weather, timers, appointments, photos and more.


'Privacy is at stake': what would you do if you controlled your own data?

The Guardian

The trick of Refik Anadol's Machine Hallucinations, a three-day public art installation at The Shed in New York City, is to transform the processing of data into surreal hypnosis. The immersive audiovisual exhibit towers over a cavernous 17,000 sq ft gallery in Hudson Yards, an outer ring of screens features a shimmering and chameleonic display of what looks like pixelated sand. But each square is a narrative of data: a familiar image – tree, building, lamppost, over 130m publicly available images of New York City searched and collected by Anadol and his team's algorithms – morphed into a single-colored square and then silenced by a single question: what would you do if you owned your data? The free exhibit, part of a $250m project to shift data ownership from private mega-corporations to individual users called Project Liberty, makes a tactile, sensory, emotional argument for data dignity and decentralization of internet power – concepts often so bogged down in technicality, abstraction and vagueness as to be inaccessible. The overarching aim of Project Liberty is to imagine an internet future not governed by tech CEOs, the forfeit of your data for participation, surveillance capitalism and the whims of social media companies aiming for infinite scale.


Scientists read bird' brain signals to predict what they'll sing next

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Signals in the brains of birds have been read by scientists, in a breakthrough that could help develop prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak. In the study silicon implants recorded the firing of brain cells as male adult zebra finches went through their full repertoire of songs. Feeding the brain signals through artificial intelligence allowed the team from the University of California San Diego to predict what the birds would sing next. The breakthrough opens the door to new devices that could be used to turn the thoughts of people unable to speak, into real, spoken words for the first time. Current state-of-the-art implants allow the user to generate text at a speed of about 20 words per minute, but this technique could allow for a fully natural'new voice'.


Who's Who in AI? - Onalytica

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These Who's Who reports are created using the Onalytica platform which has a curated database of over 1 million influencers. Our platform allows you to discover, validate and categorise influencers quickly and easily via keyword searches. The lists are made using carefully created Boolean queries which then rank influencers by resonance, relevance, reach and reference, meaning influencers are not only ranked by themselves, but also by how much other influencers are referring to them. The lists are then validated, and filters are used to split the influencers up into the categories that are seen in the report. This Who's Who list should give you an insight into the industry and help break it down. We always want to make sure you are getting the most valuable information available from our lists, so feedback is always welcome! If you want to learn more about Onalytica, or if you'd like to see our platform in action, feel free to get in touch!


TechDay - How Artificial Intelligence Impacts Startups

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You've probably already heard about how artificial intelligence (AI) is slowly but surely sweeping the business sector and making things easier for large companies. AI is constantly used to make cost-effective improvements, as well as to gain an advantage over the rest of the competition. That said, what about newer companies? Is AI something that only experienced industry leaders can utilize? It's a valid question to ask, as there are so many struggling startup owners out there looking for any advantage they can use in today's digital world. So how exactly does AI impact startups, and can you use it to your advantage to help expand your new business? A matter of informationThere's no denying that the amount of data available to a new company is staggering. There are many ways to track relevant metrics that it can be overwhelming to most first-time business owners. As a result, business management is learning about how best to harness the data. Such is the reason why analysts are in such high demand. Their ability to make good use of data makes them indispensable for most business owners. It’s also the reason why artificial intelligence is so successful. It can help streamline so many processes, including video annotation, workforce management, and so much more. Understanding AI and accessibilityOne of the reasons why AI is useful, despite being a form of emerging technology, is that it can help deal with human error. For example, a company can use AI transcription services to help with closed captions for their video content. Not only does it help gather the support of those who benefit from closed captions in videos, but it also offers a means for search algorithms to index content. Adding a transcript to videos is a form of search engine optimization (SEO), allowing even the most inexperienced company owner to benefit from robust marketing strategies. Those who are looking to make their company more accessible will naturally stand to benefit from what AI has to offer. It also helps that accessibility is one of the keys to a successful business venture. It’s easy to support a company that takes the time to be more accessible to its target demographic. It also has the added benefit of taking human error out of the picture. While it might take some time for mainstream AI to master accurate transcription, there are many services that offer accurate transcription services for an affordable price range. The subtle impact of customer serviceFor startups, it can be quite challenging to adopt a meaningful customer service system without outsourcing. It's quite similar to IT managed services, where it's best for newer companies to get the help of professionals to get the job done. The good news is that most types of customer service roles can be filled by artificial intelligence. In addition, there are many professional services available that offer a full system for customer service without effort. Quality customer service matters, which is why most newer companies are recommended to keep an active social media account no matter the situation. If users are happy with the customer service, it can go a long way to boosting a new company’s overall popularity. Creative and core tasksMany company owners have a hard time expanding their reach because creative and core tasks take a secondary role in keeping the company afloat. As a result, most company owners and their staff are stuck performing the most tedious tasks to get the job done, which doesn't free up time and resources to do anything else. The dawn of AI allows companies to use AI services for the most tedious processes, giving the creatives of your company the freedom to do what they do best. The future of AIOne of the most exciting parts of AI is that it’s still considered an emerging technology. What it means is everything artificial intelligence can do today is only the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more that AI could potentially accomplish, and it’s bound to improve as time goes by. Larger companies are typically best-equipped to handle AI, but there will come a time when even the smallest company can use quality AI services to deal with various issues. Artificial intelligence is a fascinating subject and one that undoubtedly impacts companies no matter their size. Even brand new companies have a chance at success with the help of emerging tech such as AI. All you have to do is look at what's trending to figure out the best tools for your business.


28 Most Innovative Vienna Based Machine Learning Companies

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Vienna based Machine Learning companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Machine Learning industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Qrvey simplifies business analytics on AWS and moves analytics beyond just visualizations to include your entire data pipeline. Mostly AI is an IT company enabling privacy-preserving big data applications in the digital age.