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COVID-19 is forcing video game companies to rethink remote work

The Japan Times

Jordan Lemos, a writer for video games, has lived in three different cities over the past five years. He moved from Los Angeles to Quebec to Seattle -- working on blockbusters such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Ghost of Tsushima -- because the jobs required it. So when he was looking for a new gig last year, he told prospective employers he wasn't going to do it again. He would only work remotely. Several big game companies were quick to say no once they heard his ultimatum.


Ethics In Artificial Intelligence

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Being fully efficient, always doing what you're told, always doing what you're programmed to do, is not always the most human thing. Sometimes, it's saying "No, I'm not going to do this, right?". And if you automate everything, so it always does what it's supposed to do, sometimes..that can lead to very inhuman things -- Zeynep Tufekci (Coded Bias, 2020) During this global pandemic, on an afternoon of me binging on two extremely informative documentaries consecutively, I tried to grasp a primary comprehension on the topic of AI. Several hours later, this is what I took from a multitude of articles and researches. Alan Turing, an English computer scientist, first officially introduced the concept of AI in 1950, when he published a seminal paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence".


Spice AI wants to help developers build smarter applications – TechCrunch

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Spice AI, a Seattle-based startup that aims to make it significantly easier for developers to leverage AI in their applications, today announced that it has raised a $1 million seed funding round. That's obviously not a huge round, but the investors will likely make you perk up a bit: Madrona Venture Group, Picus Capital, TA Ventures and angels like GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich. And the team behind the platform also has some serious credentials, with CEO Luke Kim spending a decade at Microsoft, where he co-created the Incubations team at Azure and led the engineering work to create Dapr, while CTO Phillip LeBlanc worked on Azure Active Directory, Visual Studio App Center and GitHub actions. The team argues that even today, building AI into an application is still far too hard. During his time at Microsoft, Kim started working on a personal project that focused on neurofeedback.


Important Steps to Take to Address the Bias in AI

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We mentioned previously that bias is a big problem in machine learning that has to be mitigated. People need to take important steps to help mitigate it for the future. Regardless of how culturally, socially, or environmentally aware people consider themselves to be, bias is an inherent trait that everyone has. We are naturally attracted to facts that confirm our own beliefs. Most of us tend to believe that younger people will perform certain tasks better than their older colleagues, or vice versa.


What Is AI Called In Your Mother Tongue?

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Over the last few years, the conversation around emerging technologies like AI and machine learning has increased massively. However, this conversation is limited only to the research and developers' community. The general public, which is at the receiving end, is largely left out of such conversations. This is mainly because there has been very little effort to give cultural and linguistic context to such technologies. To give an example, most of us might be unaware of what AI is called in our local tongue or worse; there might not be any local term to refer to AI to begin with.


Convert Image to HTML and CSS Code

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With so many tools to convert image to HTML, it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you. To help you, we've compiled a list of our favorite six converters and what they offer as well as their pros and cons. Hopefully, this article will give you the information needed to find an appropriate converter that meets your needs!


Stack Overflow Survey Data Science Highlights - KDnuggets

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Every year, Stack Overflow conducts a survey of its users to help inform the development of its community and platform. This year, more than 80,000 developers shared how they learn, the tools and languages they use, and provided all sorts of feedback valuable to Stack Overflow's direction. The results also present a snapshot of developers and development as of when the survey was conducted. The results of the 2021 Stack Overflow Survey were recently shared publicly, along with commentary and insight provided by Stack Overflow. We will take a look at some of the more interesting data points as they pertain to data science, data scientists, and all of the many data-related positions and those professionals who fill them.


Syntropy and the Internet of Things: Solving Key Industry Challenges

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At its core, an IoT network is a group of connected devices that communicate without human involvement. Popular examples include autonomous cars, smart appliances, and wearable tech. The global IoT market -- already worth more than $700 billion -- is expected to grow rapidly in the years to come. What is often ignored, however, is the immense volume of information that must be facilitated across these devices on a continuous basis. By building IoT networks with Syntropy Stack, businesses, developers, and end users all reap the rewards.


International cryptocurrency scam ring targets European dating app users

ZDNet

An international scam ring is targeting dating app users in a romance scam to not only deprive victims of their cryptocurrency but also the control of their handsets. On Wednesday, Sophos cybersecurity researchers named the gang "CryptoRom" and said they have recently expanded their operations from Asia, spreading to both the United States and Europe. Romance scams are an insidious and constant problem, and thanks to the rising popularity of dating apps, are now not only limited to phishing emails. Instead, fraudsters will'match' with their victims, pretend interest until they build a foundation of trust, and then they will ask for money -- only to vanish soon after. In recent years, romance scams have become more sophisticated, with some cybercriminals offering their victims'exclusivity' in trading deals or in cryptocurrency investments, using the lure of easy profit as well as potential love matches. Interpol warned of an uptick in investment-based romance fraud taking place across dating apps in January this year.


Artificial Intelligence In Web Design Certification 2021

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In the beginning website, design developers and designers designed websites using HTML. Soon, the internet was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep web, and the Spirit of Code was hovering over the pinnacle of utmost ignorance. We've come a long way from that time. The internet is still a dark, dreadful place, but it's much more stylish, sophisticated and amazing now. Website Design has grown exponentially in scale and sophistication over the last few years, thanks to new Artificial Intelligence-based website creation tools that are dominating the digital marketing industry.