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9 Future Predictions For A Post-Coronavirus World

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As the ripple of COVID-19 careens around the globe, it's forcing humankind to innovate and change the way we work and live. The upside of where we find ourselves right now is that individuals and corporations will be more resilient in a post-COVID-19 world. Here are nine predictions of what our world may look like once we have left the pandemic behind. There was a time not too long ago that we were impressed by touch screens and all they enabled us to do. COVID-19 has made most of us hyper-aware of every touchable surface that could transmit the disease, so in a post-COVID-19 world, it's expected that we'll have fewer touch screens and more voice interfaces and machine vision interfaces.


Fraud Detection with Machine Learning Versus the Most Common Threats

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Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are offering an entirely new level of possibilities to businesses worldwide, one of those possibilities is Fraud Detection. Financial institutions and banks will never be the same with the opportunities technology offers to deal with criminal activities and fight internet fraud. Learn how it works in this post! The things people used to buy at shops years ago are now purchased online, no matter what they are: furniture, food, or clothes. As a result, the global E-Commerce market is rapidly rising and estimated to reach $4.9 trillion by 2021. This undoubtedly triggers members of the criminal world to find paths to victims' wallets through the Web. Federal, local, and state law enforcement agencies along with private organizations reported 3 million cases of identity theft in 2019. Money was lost in about 25% of these cases.


Google releases Semantic Reactor for natural language understanding experimentation

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Google today released Semantic Reactor, a Google Sheets add-on for experimenting with natural language models. The tech giant describes it as a demonstration of how natural language understanding (NLU) can be used with pretrained, generic AI models, as well as a means to dispel intimidation around using machine learning. "Companies are using NLU to create digital personal assistants, customer service bots, and semantic search engines for reviews, forums and the news," wrote Google AI researchers Ben Pietrzak, Steve Pucci, and Aaron Cohen in a blog post. "However, the perception that using NLU and machine learning is costly and time-consuming prevents a lot of potential users from exploring its benefits." Semantic Reactor, then, which is currently a whitelisted experiment in the Google Cloud AI Workshop, allows users to sort lines of text in a sheet using a range of AI models.


Video games: How to get started while staying at home, social distancing amid coronavirus

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The Nintendo Switch has become about as difficult to find as toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Prices for the video game console are surging on the secondary market. Netflix, Hulu and Disney Plus can only hold attention for so long. And video games have never been so versatile, or appealed to such a range of ages. Much like the Nintendo Switch itself, which can seamlessly "switch" from being played on televisions to a handheld experience, modern video game systems are more than they may appear.


Why isn't AI helping us today with COVID-19? ZDNet

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Wouldn't it be great if a medical diagnosis could be automated with machine learning and artificial intelligence? Skip waiting days or weeks for an appointment, then being asked questions with looking and poking. Just go online, get the questions from an AI, and then get a physical appointment if warranted. From cancelled conferences to disrupted supply chains, not a corner of the global economy is immune to the spread of COVID-19. But like all ML/AI apps, models need training.


Best video game consoles to keep you and your family entertained

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Are you trying to keep you or your family entertained? If so, you might want to invest in a video games console. And there's a big selection to choose from. Not only do the PS4 and Xbox One allow you to play video games, but these gaming devices also stream services like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime and NOW TV. The Nintendo Switch allows you to play games on both your TV, olus it's a handheld console so you don't have to fight over who uses the television screen.


COVID-Consumers: Pessimistic, but spending more online - Search Engine Land

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Consumer sentiment has turned sharply negative as the virus has disrupted every aspect of daily American life. According to a consumer survey from Engine, 88% of consumers in the U.S. are now concerned about the pandemic. And according to another survey of roughly 2,600 U.S. adults from L.E.K. Consulting and Civis (.pdf), between 80% and 90% of adults expect a recession next year. In addition to measuring consumer sentiment, the survey explored how the coronavirus has shifted buying patterns across industries. Generally, the survey finds "significant increases in at-home activities, particularly cooking at home, watching television, browsing social media and exercising at home."


Coronavirus home lesson plans, coming for free in 'Minecraft'

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It's hard keeping your kids entertained during the coronavirus quarantine, but here are some ways parents figured out how to make it fun. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Our colleague Mike Snider from the USA TODAY Money team is here to share some news about how you can access Minecraft content for free. Microsoft wants to help students keep flexing their mental muscles even if they aren't in the classroom, with many schools closed during the coronavirus crisis. So kids and parents can explore some free "Minecraft" challenges, made available for free today through June 30 in the Minecraft Marketplace, found within the game played by more than 90 million each month.


How data science can change the way we buy clothes

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Over the last decade, technology has changed the way businesses operate and consumers buy. The field of fashion has been plugged into this changing scenario from the very start. Physical retail stores are now being replaced by e-commerce websites. Online and offline retailers today are using artificial intelligence (AI) to understand their customers tastes and preferences better. Using data science, fashion stylists and designers are able to identify trends and match the expectations of their end consumers.


How data science can change the way we buy clothes

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Over the last decade, technology has changed the way businesses operate and consumers buy. The field of fashion has been plugged into this changing scenario from the very start. Physical retail stores are now being replaced by e-commerce websites. Online and offline retailers today are using artificial intelligence (AI) to understand their customers tastes and preferences better. Using data science, fashion stylists and designers are able to identify trends and match the expectations of their end consumers.