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Artificial Intelligence Tools Predict Loneliness - ScienceBlog.com

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For the past couple of decades, there has been a loneliness pandemic, marked by rising rates of suicides and opioid use, lost productivity, increased health care costs and rising mortality. The COVID-19 pandemic, with its associated social distancing and lockdowns, have only made things worse, say experts. Accurately assessing the breadth and depth of societal loneliness is daunting, limited by available tools, such as self-reports. In a new proof-of-concept paper, published online September 24, 2020 in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, a team led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine used artificial intelligence technologies to analyze natural language patterns (NLP) to discern degrees of loneliness in older adults. "Most studies use either a direct question of ' how often do you feel lonely,' which can lead to biased responses due to stigma associated with loneliness or the UCLA Loneliness Scale which does not explicitly use the word'lonely,'" said senior author Ellen Lee, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine.


AI's Latest Breakthrough Will Transform Learning--Here Are 5 Ways

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution just took a huge step forward, thanks to a breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) model that can learn virtually anything about the world -- and produce the content to tell us about it. The AI program is GPT-3 by OpenAI, which started out as a language model to predict the next word in a sentence and has vastly exceeded that capability. Now, drawing from voluminous data -- essentially all of Wikipedia, links from Reddit, and other Internet content -- GPT-3 has shown it can also compose text that is virtually indistinguishable from human-generated content. Asger Alstrup Palm, Area9's chief technology officer, explained that GPT-3 was tasked with testing the "scaling hypothesis" -- to see if a bigger model with ever-increasing amounts of information would lead to better performance. Although it's too early to call the scaling hypothesis proven, there are some strong indications that this is, indeed, the case. Further validating the potential of GPT-3, Microsoft recently announced it will exclusively license the model from OpenAI, with the intention of developing and delivering AI solutions for customers and creating new solutions using natural language generation.


Early Prime Day deal drops 3rd-gen Echo Dot to $20 (when you buy two)

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Amazon announced that it's annual Prime Day shopping event would be on October 13 and 14 this year, but we're already starting to see Prime-exclusive deals available. One of them knocks the 3rd-generation Echo Dot to its lowest price ever -- only $20 -- when you buy two of them and use the code DOTPRIME2PK at checkout. That means you'll spend a total of $40 for two Echo Dots, which is $10 less than the normal price and $2 less than their 2019 Black Friday sale price. Remember -- this is an early Prime Day deal, so you must be an Amazon Prime member to get the savings. The company continues to offer 30-day free trials to new Prime subscribers, so you can sign up and take advantage of this deal as well as be all set for Prime Day when it rolls around in about two weeks. It's also worth calling out that the Echo Dots in this deal are the previous models.


Don't Be Overwhelmed by NLP

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With enormous amount go textual datasets available; giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook etc have diverted their focus towards NLP. Let's these Tweets put things into perspective: This is barely the tip of the iceberg. So while you were trying to understand and implement a model, a bunch of new lighter and faster models were already available. I read them all to realize most of the research is re-iteration of similar concepts. Learn to use what's available, efficiently, before jumping on to what else can be used In practice, these models are a small part of a much bigger pipeline.


The Rise of Chatbots

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Good customer service is an integral element to the success of any business. With the rise in mobile devices over the last decade, chatbots are increasingly becoming a popular option to interact with users. The popularity of chatbots and their adoption is rapidly increasing as they enable businesses to provide real-time customer service in many e-commerce settings. Let us explore the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), and chatbots for customer service. A chatbot is an AI-based software that interacts with a user through either text or audio.


Video streaming device leader Roku debuts new soundbar, player and Roku Channel app

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The newest Roku products include a streaming device promising improved video delivery throughout the home, a smaller soundbar that also streams, and an updated mobile app for viewing on the go. The nation's leading streaming platform, Roku said it had about 43 million monthly active accounts at the end of June 2020. Research firm eMarketer estimates Roku captures about 33% of U.S. internet users and 47% of connected TV users. Roku's lineup of devices includes the Roku Express ($29.99) and Roku Streaming Stick ($49.99). But its marquee standalone player – it also markets Roku TVs with built-in streaming capability – is the Roku Ultra ($99.99).


Rasa-X Is A Unique Approach To Continuous Chatbot Improvement

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Landscapers sometimes accommodate desire paths by paving them, thereby integrating them into the official path network rather than blocking them. The image above is of an desire path being blocked and rehabilitated in an attempt to force users on the designed path. Sometimes, land planners have deliberately left land fully or partially unpathed, waiting to see what desire paths are created, and then paving those. In Finland, planners are known to visit parks immediately after the first snowfall, when the existing paths are not visible. The naturally chosen desire paths, marked by footprints, can then be used to guide the routing of new purpose-built paths.


Graph Database: How Graph Is Being Utilised For Data Analytics

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In computing, a graph database (GDB) is a database which utilises graph structures for semantic queries with nodes, edges, and properties to represent and store data. The graph related data items in the store to a collection of nodes and edges, where edges are representing the relationships across the nodes. Graph databases are a kind of NoSQL database, built to address the limitations of relational databases. While the graph model clearly lays out the dependencies between nodes of data, the relational model and other NoSQL database models link the data by implicit connections. Graph databases are the fastest-growing category in all of data management.


Artificial Intelligence Tools Predict Loneliness in Older Adults

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There has been a loneliness pandemic in the last 20 years, marked by growing rates of opioid use and suicides, increased health care costs, lost productivity, and rising mortality. According to the experts, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, with its associated lockdowns and social distancing, has only made things worse. Precisely evaluating the depth and breadth of societal loneliness is a tedious task, restricted by available tools, like self-reports. Now in a new proof-of-concept article, recently published online in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry on September 24th, 2020, a team of researcher headed by scientists from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has utilized artificial intelligence technologies to study the natural language patterns (NLP) to determine the levels of loneliness in older adults. Most studies use either a direct question of'how often do you feel lonely,' which can lead to biased responses due to stigma associated with loneliness or the UCLA Loneliness Scale which does not explicitly use the word'lonely.


There's no data science unicorn - building a data team at HSBC

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HSBC is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving more than 40 million customers globally. One of its largest divisions, Wealth and Personal Banking, supports individuals, families, business owners, investors and entrepreneurs. It provides products and services that include current accounts, credit cards, personal loans and mortgages, as well as savings, investments, insurance and wealth management. At the centre of the Wealth and Personal Banking division is a data analytics group, which is responsible for providing data-tailored services to HSBC teams and customers all around the world. Rahul Boteju, Global Head of Data Analytics at HSBC, was speaking this week at the Big Data LDN event, where he shed some light on what it takes to build an effective data science team that can scale.