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Random Number Generator Tutorial with Python


This tutorial's code is available on Github and its full implementation as well on Google Colab. Towards AI is a community that discusses artificial intelligence, data science, data visualization, deep learning, machine learning, NLP, computer vision, related news, robotics, self-driving cars, programming, technology, and more! Random numbers are everywhere in our lives, whether roulette in the Casino, cryptography, statistical sampling, or as simple as throwing a die gives us a random number between 1 to 6. In this tutorial, we will dive into what pseudorandomness is, its importance in machine learning and data science, and how to create a random number generator to generate pseudorandom numbers in Python using popular libraries. Check out our neural networks from scratch tutorial.

Ghost in the Shell: Will AI Ever Be Conscious?


Imagine you undergo a procedure in which every neuron in your brain is gradually replaced by functionally-equivalent electronic components. Let's say the replacement occurs a single neuron at a time, and that behaviorally, nothing about you changes. From the outside, you are still "you," even to your closest friends and loved ones. What would happen to your consciousness? Would it incrementally disappear, one neuron at a time?

South Florida restaurant buys robots to fight staffing issues

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on The future of food is here. A restaurant in Florida has added several new high-tech workers to its roster. After struggling with staffing issues, the seafood place decided to invest in robots to help deliver food to tables and perform other important tasks.

DRIVE Developer Days -- The #1 Conference on Autonomous Vehicles


Autonomous vehicles are one of the most complex challenges for Artificial Intelligence today, and bringing AVs to market requires the sharing of tremendous knowledge and expertise in end-to-end solutions. For those who do not know, NVIDIA is primarily recognized for providing graphics cards (GPUs) for computers and games, but in recent years thanks to the improvement of high processing hardware, the company has become an essential partner of the automobile industry in the development of artificial intelligence, a fundamental part in the development of autonomous vehicles. After all, this new generation of autonomous vehicles requires enormous computational power and it means that as important as talking about the engine or the vehicles's transmission, with Autonomous Vehicles it will be fundamental to talk about its hardware and software. That's why is at the data center, where autonomous vehicles are born and raised. It is where the car's Deep Neural Networks (DNNs) learn how to detect objects and perceive their surroundings and where self-driving software can be tested and validated over millions of virtual miles.

Automate your cleaning with this affordable robot vacuum


With smart cleaning devices, tasks that once took time and effort can now be automated while still producing the same results. The Kyvol Cybovac S31 is one such device -- it's a 2-in-1 robot vacuum that assumes your vacuuming and mopping duties for you. Currently, the Kyvol Cybovac S31 is available for $430 when you use the coupon code CYBOVAC40. The Kyvol Cybovac S31 can navigate your home, clean when and where you want it to, and automatically recharge itself when its battery runs low. This robovac uses laser distance sensors to identify a variety of floor types and follows a cleaning routine that you can fully customize. With Kyvol's intuitive programming features, you can assign targeted cleaning areas or no-go zones for the Cybovac to patrol.

Attack of the drones: the mystery of disappearing swarms in the US midwest

The Guardian

At twilight on New Year's Eve, 2020, Placido Montoya, 35, a plumber from Fort Morgan, Colorado, was driving to work. Ahead of him he noticed blinking lights in the sky. He'd heard rumours of mysterious drones, whispers in his local community, but now he was seeing them with his own eyes. In the early morning gloom, it was hard to make out how big the lights were and how many were hovering above him. But one thing was clear to Montoya: he needed to give chase.

AI in Content Marketing


AI tools can transform the entire marketing production process, helping marketing teams make data-driven decisions about what to write, who to write for, and how to reach readers as effectively as possible. Tools like Smart Compose from Gmail are already producing short-form content that replicates a human tone. Does this mean that robots will be writing the content you enjoy reading every day? Currently, AI is being used primarily in content production planning stages. For example, tools that can dynamically cluster relevant content topics can help marketers identify actionable opportunities. Some tools help marketers navigate changes occurring in search engines and social media algorithms.

6 Mistakes To Avoid While Training Your Machine Learning Model - KDnuggets


Developing an AI or a ML model is not a child's play. It requires lot of knowledge and skills with enriched experience to make the model work successfully in multiple scenarios. Additionally, you need high-quality computer vision training data especially to train your visual perception based AI model. The most crucial stage in AI development is acquiring & collecting the training data and using this data while training the models. Any mistake while training your model will not only makes your model perform inaccurately but also could be disastrous while making crucial business decisions, especially in certain areas such as Healthcare or Self Driving Cars.

This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through April 17)


The massive document, produced by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, is packed full of data and graphs, and we've plucked out 15 that provide a snapshot of the current state of AI." Geoffrey Hinton Has a Hunch About What's Next for Artificial Intelligence Siobhan Roberts MIT Technology Review "Back in November, the computer scientist and cognitive psychologist Geoffrey Hinton had a hunch. After a half-century's worth of attempts--some wildly successful--he'd arrived at another promising insight into how the brain works and how to replicate its circuitry in a computer." Robotic Exoskeletons Could One Day Walk by Themselves Charles Q. Choi IEEE Spectrum "Ultimately, the ExoNet researchers want to explore how AI software can transmit commands to exoskeletons so they can perform tasks such as climbing stairs or avoiding obstacles based on a system's analysis of a user's current movements and the upcoming terrain. With autonomous cars as inspiration, they are seeking to develop autonomous exoskeletons that can handle the walking task without human input, Laschowski says." Microsoft Buys AI Speech Tech Company Nuance for $19.7 Billion James Vincent The Verge "The $19.7 billion acquisition of Nuance is Microsoft's second-largest behind its purchase of LinkedIn in 2016 for $26 billion.

Connected cars: How 5G and IoT will affect the auto industry


This ebook, based on the latest ZDNet / TechRepublic special feature, examines how 5G connectivity will underpin the next generation of IoT devices. Autonomous cars (and other vehicles, such as trucks) may still be years away from widespread deployment, but connected cars are very much with us. The modern automobile is fast becoming a sensor-laden mobile Internet of Things device, with considerable on-board computing power and communication systems devoted to three broad areas: vehicle location, driver behaviour, engine diagnostics and vehicle activity (telematics); the surrounding environment (vehicle-to-everything or V2X communication); and the vehicle's occupants (infotainment). All of these systems use cellular -- and increasingly 5G -- technology, among others. Although 5G networks are still a work in progress for mobile operators, the pace of deployment and launches is picking up.