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Getting Postmark's Lighthouse Performance Score to 100

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Earlier this year, our design team spent a few weeks analyzing and improving the performance of the Postmark product website. Our app is known for lightning-fast email delivery, and we wanted to provide a similar experience to the visitors of the website. Conveniently, what's good for people is also good for robots -- search engines increasingly use performance and user experience metrics as a ranking factor in search results. Once completed, this project made the Postmark site significantly faster and increased our Lighthouse Performance score from 68 to a perfect 100. We do our best to keep regressions in check, but the nature of releasing something new often works against us.


Robots might make better drugs, faster

ZDNet

An executive guide to the technology and market drivers behind the $135 billion robotics market. With drug development front page news around the world, a quieter story is spreading in automation circles: The rise of robots as indispensable lab tools in drug development. As the need for faster drug development surges, manufacturers and researchers have adopted systems that promise new levels of efficiency and accuracy. My colleague reported on the latest example this week, an AI platform and automated drug lab from IBM, which could cut the cost and time associated with drug discovery and synthesis. The IBM system uses computational modeling and predicts chemical reactions in order to aid human chemists in the creation of new molecules.


Robots in lab coats might make better drugs

ZDNet

With drug development front page news around the world, a quieter story is spreading in automation circles: The rise of robots as indispensable lab tools in drug development. As the need for faster drug development surges, manufacturers and researchers have adopted systems that promise new levels of efficiency and accuracy. My colleague reported on the latest example this week, an AI platform and automated drug lab from IBM, which could cut the cost and time associated with drug discovery and synthesis. The IBM system uses computational modeling and predicts chemical reactions in order to aid human chemists in the creation of new molecules. The process allows biochemists to work remotely via an automated lab.


Future Of Healthcare Through Deep Learning & 3D-Printed Organoids

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Organoids 3D printing has quickly become one of the leading segments of the 3D printing industry in terms of innovation. Until recently, the market was primarily focused on North America, however many companies, laboratories, and universities around the world are exploring this field as well. Thanks to 3D printing techniques, cells and biomaterials can be combined and deposited layer by layer to create biomedical developments that have the same properties as living tissues. During this process, various bio-links can be used to create these tissue-like structures, which have applications in the fields of medical and tissue engineering. Of course, it is more than knowing that the goal of all these developments is to successfully bioprint a fully functional human organ.


Deploy Your Machine Learning Model For $5/Month

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Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored or supported in any way by Digital Ocean. Do this by receiving $100 for free by using our referral link. If you choose to spend \$25 dollars besides the free credits, the referral program gives ML From Scratch an extra \$25, which helps the website run smoothly. In four simple steps, you will see exactly how you can cheaply and simply deploy your model to the cloud within. The setup is crucial to make this tutorial work.


Seeing is believing: Effectiveness of facemasks

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Currently, there are no specific guidelines on the most effective materials and designs for facemasks to minimize the spread of droplets from coughs or sneezes to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19. While there have been prior studies on how medical-grade masks perform, data on cloth-based coverings used by the vast majority of the general public are sparse. Research from Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science, just published in the journal Physics of Fluids, demonstrates through visualization of emulated coughs and sneezes, a method to assess the effectiveness of facemasks in obstructing droplets. The rationale behind the recommendation for using masks or other face coverings is to reduce the risk of cross-infection via the transmission of respiratory droplets from infected to healthy individuals. Researchers employed flow visualization in a laboratory setting using a laser light sheet and a mixture of distilled water and glycerin to generate the synthetic fog that made up the content of a cough-jet.


Machine Learning System Design: Models-as-a-service

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Engineers strive to remove barriers that block innovation in all aspects of software engineering. Currently, in addition to deploying technology products, there is an amalgamation of technology and data models or just deploying a plethora of AI models. In this article, we will cover the horizontal approach of serving data science models from an architectural perspective. DevOps emerged when agile software engineering matured around 2009. Today, as data science products mature, ML Ops is emerging as a counterpart to traditional devops.


Robots equipped with infrared cameras could patrol holiday destinations under new EU plans

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Robots and drones equipped with infrared cameras could patrol holiday destinations and enforce social distancing rules under new EU plans to save the summer break. European Commission tourism proposals imaging'artificial intelligence and robotics [to] underpin public health measures', alongside infection tracing mobile apps. Automatons could appear in places like airports, beaches, resorts and restaurants to make sure that people keep at least 5 feet (1.5 metres) away from each other. On-board infrared cameras could allow the robots to measure people's temperatures from a distance and identify people with a fever that need to self-isolate. The plans come after Singapore employed a Boston Dynamics Spot robot to roam parks, broadcasting a message reminding pedestrians to keep their distance.


Facebook data could predict spread of disease outbreaks says new research on 'social-connectedness'

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Researchers say evaluating the'social-connectedness' of regions using Facebook data could give epidemiologists another tool in judging the spread of infectious disease outside of geographic proximity and population density. The study, which appears in the preprint journal ArXiv and is authored by researchers from New York University, found links between two hotspots of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - Westchester County, New York and Lodi province in Italy - to areas with correlating connections on the social media platform, Facebook. Using an equation developed by the same researchers in 2017 called the'Social Connectedness Index' the study was able to make correlations between the spread of COVID-19 from Westchester County and Lodi to geographically disparate locations like ski resorts on Florida and vacation spots in Rimini, Italy near the Adriatic sea. Those correlations remained even after controlling for wealth, population density, and geographic proximity according to researchers. Levels of social connectedness didn't always correlate to the disproportionate spread of the virus, however.


Designers create a covid-19 inspired website that yells at users when they touch their faces

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A new website will help users stop unconsciously touching their faces by monitoring them through their web cams and playing a loud'NO!' whenever they reach for their faces, one of the most common ways of transmitting the Covid-19 virus. The site, simply called DoNotTouchYourFace.com, was built to run in the background as users go about their normal workdays. Before starting a session, it will ask for access to the web cam and then take a recording of the user sitting still for a few seconds as a baseline. The new website DoNotTouchYourFace.com will watch users through their computer web cams and play a loud'NO!' recording whenever it detects them reaching for their face Then users will be asked to touch their face in as many different ways as they can imagine--rubbing their eyes, cupping their chin, scratching their nose, and everything in between--according to a report in Vice. A machine learning tool built into the site, TensorFlow.js, will then analyze the footage to identify specific movements that will trigger its loud warning sound.