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JMU snaps Northeastern's conference win streak with 79-72 win

Boston Herald

Milestones can be evasive and winning streaks are fragile. The Northeastern Huskies experienced both with Sunday's 79-72 loss to James Madison at Solomon Court. The Huskies were denied an eighth straight victory since the start of conference play, leaving them one short of the program record set in 2012-13. The setback also prevented NU's 15th-year head coach Bill Coen (249-219) from equaling the program's career record of 250 victories set by Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun from 1972-1986. JMU improved to 7-4 and 1-1.


Turn Photos into Cartoons Using Python

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To create a cartoon effect, we need to pay attention to two things; edge and color palette. Those are what make the differences between a photo and a cartoon. Before jumping to the main steps, don't forget to import the required libraries in your notebook, especially cv2 and NumPy. The first main step is loading the image. Call the created function to load the image.


Deploy Deep Learning Models Using Streamlit and Heroku

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Deep Learning and Machine Learning models trained by many data professionals either end up in an inference.ipynb Those meticulous model architectures capable of creating awe in the real world never see the light of the day. Those models just sit there in the background processing requests via an API gateway doing their job silently and making the system more intelligent. People using those intelligent systems don't always credit the Data Professionals who spent hours or weeks or months collecting data, cleaning the collected data, formatting the data to use it correctly, writing the model architecture, training that model architecture and validating it. And if the validation metrics are not very good, again going back to square one and repeating the cycle.


Uber cuts 15 percent of Postmates' workforce

Engadget

Now that Uber owns Postmates, it's apparently ready to cut workers it believes are superfluous. Uber has confirmed to the New York Times that it's laying off about 185 people at Postmates, or about 15 percent of the delivery company's staff. Most of the executives are leaving, including founder and CEO Bastian Lehmann. There may be more departures in the months ahead as contracts expire and others are asked to leave. The layoffs come as Uber melds its Eats platform with Postmates.


A closer look at the AI Incident Database of machine learning failures

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The failures of artificial intelligent systems have become a recurring theme in technology news. Recommendation systems that promote violent content. Trending algorithms that amplify fake news. Most complex software systems fail at some point and need to be updated regularly. We have procedures and tools that help us find and fix these errors.


Why it's vital that AI is able to explain the decisions it makes

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Currently, our algorithm is able to consider a human plan for solving the Rubik's Cube, suggest improvements to the plan, recognize plans that do not work and find alternatives that do. In doing so, it gives feedback that leads to a step-by-step plan for solving the Rubik's Cube that a person can understand. Our team's next step is to build an intuitive interface that will allow our algorithm to teach people how to solve the Rubik's Cube. Our hope is to generalize this approach to a wide range of pathfinding problems.


Council Post: Beware The AI Death Spiral

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Over 20 years of experience creating AI that delivers business impact. One of the reasons I wrote a book titled AI is a Waste of Money was that I kept hearing the same AI horror story over and over. The story usually goes like this: A business adopts AI, hoping it will improve one or more of its business functions. Instead, the business finds itself in the grips of what I've come to call "the AI death spiral." While using AI increases their revenues, it completely destroys profitability.


Flutter Artificial Intelligence Course - Build 15+ AI Apps

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We will develop 15 AI Apps with Flutter using TensorFlow Machine Learning and Deep Learning Concepts. In this course you will also learn how to train a model/machine for your apps. And how to import and use these trained models after training in your flutter app (android iOS app). This is a complete step by step course. At the end of this course you will be able to make your own Ai, Deep Learning and Machine Learning Apps for the Android Smart Phones and iOS [iPhones] using Flutter SDK with TensorFlow Lite.


Disney defends 'Star Wars' host after tweets about White people resurface

FOX News

Fox News Flash top entertainment and celebrity headlines are here. Check out what's clicking today in entertainment. Disney is defending the host of a new "Star Wars" web series amid backlash to tweets some deemed to be racist toward White people. Krystina Arielle announced this month that she will host "The High Republic Show," a web series offering news and insights into the latest multimedia subseries of the immensely popular science fiction franchise. However, shortly after announcing Arielle as the host of the new bi-monthly show, some combed through her past tweets and found several that spoke in somewhat harsh terms about White people's role in dismantling racism.


Hacker leaks data of 2.28 million dating site users

ZDNet

A well-known hacker has leaked this week the details of more than 2.28 million users registered on MeetMindful.com, Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely. The dating site's data has been shared as a free download on a publicly accessible hacking forum known for its trade in hacked databases. The leaked data, a 1.2 GB file, appears to be a dump of the site's users database. The content of this file includes a wealth of information that users provided when they set up profiles on the MeetMindful site and mobile apps.