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No gas rebates in sight as average prices in L.A. barrel toward $6 a gallon -- again

Los Angeles Times

Experts say a perfect storm of supply-and-demand issues are sending gas prices in Los Angeles soaring again, with the price-per-gallon increasing more than 14 cents in the last 16 days, according to the latest fuel prices tracked by AAA. L.A. fuel prices are again inching toward a $6-a-gallon record set in March. The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the Los Angeles area is currently $5.91, with plenty of stations charging well over that. A year ago the price was $4.16. Overnight, the price jumped 2.2 cents, the highest level it has risen since February.



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The Download: Google's stalkerware ban failure, and a bet for climate catastrophe


According to research by mobile security firm Certo Software and confirmed by MIT Technology Review, Google Search queries related to tracking partners such as a wife or girlfriend commonly return ads for software and services that explicitly offer to spy on other individuals. Stalkerware, also referred to as spyware, is software designed to secretly monitor another person, tracking their location, phone calls, private messages, web searches, and keystrokes. Although Google banned ads promoting stalkerware in August 2020, stalkerware companies are still able to buy ads containing phrases including "app to see spouse's text messages," "see who your girlfriend is texting," and "it's like having their device" against search results such as "read wife's texts app." "We understand that this is not a war between Ukraine and Russia. This is a war of the pure and the light that exists on this earth, and darkness." The problem is that no one can agree how to save it.

AI-Powered Body Scanners to Detect Cancerous Moles on Skin


A small island in the South Pacific Ocean recently shot to fame by becoming the first territory on our planet to derive its energy needs from the Sun. Covering a small area of 10 square kilometers, Tokelau is a part of New Zealand and lies to the North of Samoan islands . Funded by the government of New Zealand, Tokelau spent about $7 million to put in place three solar grids that will now enable its 1500 residents to harness and utilize solar energy for their daily needs. Why spend $7 million for a power plant in the middle of nowhere you might ask! While the small island generates a small sum of $ 500,000 every year by selling agricultural produce, it spends over $2.8 million, most of which is spent of food and fuel.

La veille de la cybersécurité


Dr. Taniya Mishra has been an A.I. and machine learning researcher for over a decade, and in that time, the scientist saw something crucial missing in the landscape. "I don't see myself represented in this field that I think of as my own," she says. To underscore the point, an industry report published in 2019 found the A.I. field has a "diversity crisis," with women representing less than 20% of A.I. professors. They make up only 10% of A.I. research staff at Google, for instance, and the picture is more grim for people of color: only 2.5% of the company's entire workforce is Black. In 2020, Dr. Mishra founded SureStart with a goal to tackle the issue, building an A.I. optimized platform for A.I. jobs training and jobs connection.

Artificial intelligence drives the way to net-zero emissions


The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is already happening, and it's transforming the way manufacturing operations are carried out. Industry 4.0 is a product of the digital era as automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies shift the central industrial control system to a smart setup that bridges the physical and digital world, addressed via the Internet of Things (IoT). Industry 4.0 is creating cyber-physical systems that can network a production process enabling value creation and real-time optimisation. The main factor driving the revolution is the advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The complex algorithms involved in AI use the data collected from cyber-physical systems, resulting in "smart manufacturing".

The Environmental Impact of AI


Climate change has been a problem for many years. Climate change influences our health, cultivation, dwellings, security and employment. CO2 stands for carbon dioxide, which is found in the atmosphere and comes from natural sources and burning fossil fuels. They are followed by some solutions that researchers and developers can implement instantly to transform the future. AI has been the driving force for numerous sound transformations to the environment.

Powering the next generation of AI


Arun Subramaniyan joined Intel to lead the Cloud & AI Strategy team. Arun joined Intel from AWS, where he led the global solutions team for Machine Learning, Quantum Computing, High Performance Computing (HPC), Autonomous Vehicles, and Autonomous Computing at AWS. His team was responsible for developing solutions across all areas of HPC, quantum computing, and large-scale machine learning applications, spanning $1.5B portfolio. Arun founded and grew the global teams for Autonomous Computing and Quantum Computing Go-to-market and solutions at AWS and grew the businesses 2-3x. Arun's primary areas of research focus are Bayesian methods, global optimization, probabilistic deep learning for large scale applications, and distributed computing.

The 5 best lawn mowers of 2022


A lawn mower is a hefty investment, so it's very important to do your research to see what will best fit your lawn before spending any money. There are two basic types of lawn mower: ride-on tractors and push mowers. And each category has multiple sub-types like zero-turn, AI-driven robot, or self-propelled. It's also important to note how each lawn mower you're considering gets its power. The vast majority of models use gas-powered engines, which means that you have to consider the cost of keeping extra fuel and performing regular maintenance into your budget.

A Video Codec Designed for AI Analysis


Though techno-thriller The Circle (2017) is more a comment on the ethical implications of social networks than the practicalities of external video analytics, the improbably tiny'SeeChange' camera at the center of the plot is what truly pushes the movie into the'science-fiction' category. A wireless and free-roaming device about the size of a large marble, it's not the lack of solar panels or the inefficiency of drawing power from other ambient sources (such as radio waves) that makes SeeChange an unlikely prospect, but the fact that it's going to have to compress video 24/7, on whatever scant charge it's able to maintain. Powering cheap sensors of this type is a core area of research in computer vision (CV) and video analytics, particularly in non-urban environments where the sensor will have to eke out the maximum performance from very limited power resources (batteries, solar, etc.). In cases where such an edge IoT/CV device of this type must send image content to a central server (often through conventional cell coverage networks), the choices are hard: either the device needs to run some kind of lightweight neural network locally in order to send only optimized segments of relevant data for server side processing; or it has to send'dumb' video for the plugged-in cloud resources to evaluate. Though motion-activation through event-based Smart Vision Sensors (SVS) can cut down this overhead, that activation monitoring also costs energy.