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Keeping An "AI" On Fintech: AI-Based Use Cases Poised To Take Financial Services To The Next Level

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Over the past few years, the business world has increasingly turned towards intelligent solutions to help cope with the changing digital landscape. Artificial intelligence (AI) enables devices and things to perceive, reason and act intuitively--mimicking the human brain, without being hindered by human subjectivity, ego and routine interruptions. The technology has the potential to greatly expand our capabilities, bringing added speed, efficiency and precision for tasks both complex and mundane. To get a picture of the momentum behind AI, the global artificial intelligence market was valued at $62.35 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40.2% from 2021 to 2028. Given this projection, it's not surprising that tech giants such as AWS, IBM, Google and Qualcomm have all made significant investments into AI research, development, disparate impact testing and auditing.


The best Pirate Marketing Tools to grow your business (Startup, Agency, Muse…)

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My name is Julian Ivaldy, I'm 21 years old and I've been working on marketing & growth for 5 years now. After co-founding a digital side-business studio and an import-export company, I am now Co-Founder & Head of Growth at The Secret Company, a startup studio with a pirate mindset, secret co-founders of 10 startups. Over the past two years, my role at The Secret Company has been to develop our businesses through growth and marketing actions. I learned many strategies, found many resources, and most importantly used many tools. In less than 20 months, I helped 10 companies to develop their business from 0 to 10 M€ ARR. This allowed me to draw up a list of the best pirate marketing tools that I tested & validated to develop your business (Startup, SME, Muse…). In this article, I want to share all the best tools I've discovered over the past 2 years, how to use them, and at what stage. Do you have a recommendation? You're probably familiar with the term "funnel." Marketing funnels are very useful to help you visualize the path customers take from the discovery of your brand to conversion.


The metaverse is coming. Cathy Hackl explains why we should care.

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You may have heard of the metaverse -- but let's be honest: do you really know what that means? If you're unsure, you're not alone: The metaverse is hard to pinpoint. It doesn't even have a definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Cathy Hackl, tells Freethink. A "Chief Metaverse Officer," Hackl is a professionally trained futurist and strategist, who has worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Magic Leap, and HTC VIVE, and helps brands understand how this new paradigm will affect their businesses. If you think of Web 1.0 as the internet that connected us to information, and Web 2.0 as the social-media iteration, which connects people, Web 3.0 (which we're now entering) is connecting people, places, and things, says Hackl. "Sometimes, these people, places, and things can be in a fully virtual or synthetic environment, or they could be in a physical world with some level of augmentation," she said.


The 3 Principals of Building Anti-Bias AI

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In April of 2021, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission -- in its "Aiming for truth, fairness, and equity in your company's use of AI" report -- issued a clear warning to tech industry players employing artificial intelligence: "Hold yourself accountable, or be ready for the FTC to do it for you." Likewise, the European Commission has proposed new AI rules to protect citizens from AI-based discrimination. These warnings, and impending regulations, are warranted. Machine learning (ML), a common type of AI, mimics patterns, attitudes and behaviors that exist in our imperfect world, and as a result, it often codifies inherent biases and systemic racism. Unconscious biases are particularly difficult to overcome, because they, by definition, exist without human awareness.


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Hey guys! this blog is about a mini project of scraping the contents from the websites. I hope you enjoy this article. We are using Beautiful soup to scrape the text data. Beautiful Soup is a Python package for parsing HTML and XML documents. It creates a parse tree for parsed pages that can be used to extract data from HTML, which is useful for web scraping.


Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is intelligence demonstrated by machines, as opposed to natural intelligence displayed by animals including Humans. Leading AI textbooks define the field as the study of "intelligent agents": any system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of achieving its goals. Some popular accounts use the term "artificial intelligence" to describe machines that mimic "cognitive" functions that humans associate with the human mind, such as "learning" and "problem solving", however this definition is rejected by major AI researchers. Artifical Intelligence,the intelligence exhibited by machines, has been used to develop thousands of applications to solve specific problems throughout industry and academia. It is an essential part of the most lucrative products in e-commerce.


MIT Researcher's Machine Learning Study Can Save Seaweed

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Seaweed is very popular in East Asian cuisines, and it has enormous promise as a long-term food supply for the world's rising population. Seaweed, in addition to its nutritional value, protects the environment from a variety of hazards. It aids in the battle against climate change by absorbing extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and fertilizer run-off, keeping coasts clean. Seaweed, like so many other marine species, is endangered by the exact thing it serves to mitigate: climate change. Due to unregulated bacterial proliferation, entire seaweed farms are destroyed in days.


Queensland to extend tax rebate support to digital game developers

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The Queensland government has announced it wants to widen its 15% tax rebate under the post-production, digital, visual effects (PDV) incentive to include digital games, alongside film makers who do post-production and post-visual effects in the state. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the move would incentivise more games projects and game developers to bring their business to the state. "By adding this new games' incentive, local and international studios will be further motivated to outsource the creation of valuable game titles to Queensland, while our own locally based developers will be supported to create original games content right here," she said. In addition, the state government said it would move to lower the threshold to access the PDV and games incentive from AU$500,000 to AU$250,000. "Across the state, we have a growing base of talented specialists and studio facilities in the post-production, visual effects, animation and games space, and supporting this continued growth, particularly during this recently prolific time for the screen industry, is exactly what this incentive was devised to do," Screen Queensland CEO Kylie Munnich said.


Alibaba uses 11.11 online shopping event to double down on sustainability

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In kicking off its annual 11.11 global shopping event, now in its 13th year, Alibaba Group CMO Chris Tung took the opportunity to highlight that the main focus for this year's shopping event would be sustainability. "We are making sustainability at the heart of the festival," he told media during a virtual press event. "We believe that behavioural change is essential to ensuring a sustainable future, which is why as the creator and leader of the 11.11 festival, Alibaba aims to play an important role in driving those positive changes." Arguably the world's largest shopping event, the 11.11 event has more than 290,000 participating brands, over 14 million deals, and more than 900 million consumers in China. For the first time, the Chinese tech giant has created a dedicated vertical to showcase energy-efficient and low-impact products. This will entail issuing 100 million yuan worth of "green vouchers" to customers, which Tung believes will "incentivise shopping decisions that are environmentally friendly".


3D Buildings from Imagery with AI: Part 2

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Part 1 of this series looked into extracting 3D building models from 2.5D Elevation raters (nDSM). If you did not read it yet, and are relatively new to the subject, we recommend reading it first to better understand the data types, neural network architecture, terminology, relevant publication references, etc. referred to herein. We focus on reconstructing buildings from visible spectrum RGB orthophotos in the section "A. Mixing Orthophotos and Elevation Rasters", we cover in detail a set of experiments with a combination of orthophotos and nDSM elevation rasters as a single blended input for the neural network to perform the reconstructions. Orthophotos are readily available to businesses and local governments because they are collected with much more affordable equipment -- cameras -- than elevation rasters, which primarily requires active lidar sensors.