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'A burger, a coffee, whatever': Food delivery robots may soon roll up to Purdue's campus

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

These autonomous robots put the special in special delivery and you might see them on a college campus near you! WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-- How do delivery robots operate in winter? What if no one picks up the delivery? A board in West Lafayette, Indiana, has unanimously approved a pilot program bringing robotic delivery services to Purdue University, as well as a suspension of city code allowing small, cooler-sized robots to operate on city sidewalks. But first, the board members had several questions about the program from San Francisco-based Starship Technologies before it could debut in September.

How Machine Learning Stopped a Brute Force Attack - insideBIGDATA


In this special guest feature, Sekhar Sarukkai, Chief Scientist at Skyhigh Networks, discusses the power of machine learning and user behavior analytics in detecting and mitigating the effects of cyberattacks before financial loss occurs. Sekhar is responsible for driving innovations in cloud security technology. He brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise networking, security, and cloud services development. Prior to founding Skyhigh Networks, Sekhar was a Sr. Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems responsible for delivering Cisco's market leading network access control products, including Cisco's Identity Services Engine. He started his career at NASA Ames Research Center after obtaining his MS/PhD in Computer Science from Indiana University.

Infosys to hire 10,000 in the US as Trump focuses on local hires


Indian outsourcer Infosys is hiring 10,000 American workers over the next two years, in the wake of a review of U.S. visa rules and an emphasis on local hires by the administration of President Donald Trump. Infosys said Monday it will open four new "Technology and Innovation Hubs" in the U.S., focusing on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data. The first such center is coming up in Indiana in August and is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers, besides boosting the state economy. The company plans to hire both experienced technology professionals and recent graduates from major universities, and local and community colleges, besides setting up training programs in areas such as user experience, cloud, artificial intelligence, big data and digital offerings, and core technology and computer science skills. The American staff that the company plans to hire over the next two years is a small percentage of the over 200,000 staff the Bangalore company employed as on March 31 this year.

Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years


Infosys has announced that it plans to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. The company in a media release said that as part of this initiative it will open four new Technology and Innovation Hubs across the country focusing on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data. These four hubs will not only have technology and innovation focus areas, but will closely serve clients in key industries such as financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, energy and more. The first hub, which will open in Indiana in August 2017, is expected to create 2,000 jobs by 2021 for American workers and will help boost Indiana's economy. "Infosys is committed to hiring 10,000 American technology workers over the next two years to help invent and deliver the digital futures for our clients in the United States," said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer, Infosys.

Infosys to Hire 10,000 American Workers After Trump's Criticism


India's Infosys Ltd. said it plans to hire 10,000 American employees in the next two years, following criticism from the Trump administration that the company and other outsourcing firms are unfairly taking jobs away from U.S. workers. Infosys, which employs about 200,000 people around the world, will expand its local hiring in the U.S. while adding research capabilities. It plans to open four hubs in the country focused on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, with the first location to open in Indiana in 2017. That center is expected to create 2,000 jobs for American workers by 2021, the company said. The moves come after India's outsourcing firms have come under fierce attack for using foreign workers in place of American employees.

New Machine Learning Framework Uncovers Twitter's Vast Bot Population - Motherboard


Up to 15 percent of active Twitter accounts are really bots: autonomous agents driven by algorithms rather than actual human personalities. The 15 percent figure comes courtesy of a new analysis by computer scientists at Indiana University and the University of Southern California using a machine learning framework designed to detect bots based on nearly a thousand distinct Twitter user characteristics. The group's work is described in a paper posted this week to the arXiv preprint server. On its face, this is a classic machine learning classification problem. Take some properties of an entity--screen name length, account age, and number of retweets per hour, for example--and look at those same properties across many different versions or instances of that entity along with some other property that we want to predict (whether an account is a bot or a human, in our case).

Donald Trump could be banned from Twitter after potentially breaking site's rules

The Independent - Tech

Twitter has not ruled out banning Donald Trump from Twitter after a his recent angry tweets. The President-elect's recent tweets attacked an Indianapolis factory worker called Chuck Jones. Soon after, Mr Jones received a run of abusive calls, the Washington Post reported, apparently spurred on by the tweet. That appears to potentially be in contravention of Twitter's rules on inciting abuse or harassment, and echoes situations where Twitter has opted to ban people for life. In its facilities, JAXA develop satellites and analyse their observation data, train astronauts for utilization in the Japanese Experiment Module'Kibo' of the International Space Station (ISS) and develop launch vehicles 32/39 The robot developed by Seed Solutions sings and dances to the music during the Japan Robot Week 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight.