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How neural network training methods are modeled after the human brain

By Kathleen Walch
  • However, the Perceptron started to quickly show its limitations to handle certain kinds of problems, most notably "nonlinear functions." In 1986, AI researchers published research that detailed that "hidden layers" of neurons can be used to solve the fundamental problems faced by earlier iterations of Perceptrons, especially when trained on large amounts of data.
  • At a fundamental level, artificial neural networks are approaches to machine learning modeled after the biological activity of the human brain.
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Germany’s bigger DAX-40 gets going

  • Robert Halver, a capital markets analyst at Baader Bank, says a further expansion of the DAX to, say, include 50 companies, would already be a major challenge as the stock market value of other firms is far too low.
  • The most important selection criterion was the firms' market capitalization on the basis of diversified holdings during the final 20 trading days in August, meaning that stock portfolios of over 5% of the overall value were not considered.
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Pyxis One Raises $17 Mn Series B Round Co-led By Celesta Capital and Premji Invest

By Prabhjeet Bhatla
  • With total funding of $24 million, the tech startup plans to use this round of capital for investments in product development and to expand to new markets.
  • Pyxis One—a California-based tech startup that aims to revolutionize marketing and consumer intelligence by providing an all-in-one, codeless AI platform—recently announced to have closed $17 million in Series B funding.
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HCL Technologies And Cricket Australia Concludes TechJam 2021

By Prabhjeet Bhatla
  • “Focusing on how digital solutions can help us to truly understand and engage the cricket community is integral to creating memorable experiences and ramping up game performance,” mentioned Mike Osborne, general manager of technology, Cricket Australia.
  • TechJam is a global collaboration platform to crowdsource technology-led solutions that push the boundaries of innovation in cricket and inspire exceptional experiences for the Australian and global cricket community.
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Losing the Fizz

What does the energy price crisis mean for suppliers like Bulb? They're having to raise more funds to keep going as the price of wholesale gas soars. And sky high gas prices are causing problems with the supply of CO2 which is vital to the food industry and to suppliers like Kate who runs a pig farm in Yorkshire. She tells Sean Farrington how she's frightened for the future of her business. #WakeUpToMoney With Sean Farrington […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Ring Video Doorbell 4 review: pre-roll is a battery bell gamechanger

By Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor
  • Most battery-powered doorbells sleep until motion is detected to save power, which means they typically only capture the second half of an event as it takes time for the camera to wake up and start recording.
  • The latest iteration of Amazon’s battery-powered Ring doorbell adds a new feature to capture the early details of events most competitors would miss without needing to be plugged in.
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Handling very large images in medical imaging applications

By OGE MARQUES
  • Applying deep learning (DL) techniques to analyze histopathological tissue sections will start just like any other deep learning application (making sure to adopt a principled workflow and running a large number of experiments in a structured way) but will have a significant additional complicating factor: the need to acquire, label, store, display, and process gigapixel-sized images.
  • Regardless of the architecture, learning scheme, or application, digital pathology solutions typically require acquiring and processing a significant number of very large (gigapixel-sized) whole slide images (WSIs), whose contents are often analyzed based on smaller patches (or blocks).
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Apple video focuses on the differences between its new iPhone 13 handsets

By Trevor Mogg
  • While Apple’s video avoids going into great detail about the differences, it’s likely to offer some useful pointers if you’re looking to upgrade or coming to the iPhone for the first time.
  • Digital Trends has already published a bunch of informative articles to help you make your choice, and now Apple itself has got involved, releasing its own intricately scripted and entertainingly shot video (below) that offers its own take on the multitude of differences between the new iPhone 13 models.
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How to detect your child’s emotional distress before the school’s AI does

By Julie Jargon, The Wall Street Journal
  • “I don’t want to be sneaky about it, but if we were really obvious about it, students might not use their school devices," said Brian Megert, special programs director for the district, which this fall began using school online-safety company Lightspeed Systems to monitor student communications.
  • I asked an expert in children’s mental health to provide some ways to talk to your kids about this before you get a call from the school.
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Apple TV+ hit Ted Lasso wins big at the Emmys, including award for Outstanding Comedy Series

By Benjamin Mayo

Ted Lasso entered the Emmys with 20 nominations, a record for a freshman comedy series. At the Primetime awards ceremony last night, the hit Apple TV+ show won big.

The show took home awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jason Sudeikis), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Brett Goldstein), and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Hannah Waddingham).

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Korea University Anam Hospital to develop new AI models, medicines with cloud-based HIS

By Adam Ang
  • "The cloud hospital information system will lay the foundation for high-quality medical data collection, enabling more accurate diagnosis and treatment to be provided to patients," Dr Sangheon Lee, leader of the Biomedical Information Center at KU Anam, said in an interview with HealthcareIT News.
  • Aside from KU Anam, the cloud HIS has been expanded to KU Guro and Ansan hospitals, enabling the three tertiary medical facilities to share clinical data via cloud.
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Supervised Learning Algorithm Connections Explained

By Arnaud M.
  • What follows will be more than a cheat sheet of models, more than a chronology of supervised methods, it will explain in words, equations and diagrams, the relationships between the main families of machine learning techniques and their relative place in the bias-variance trade-off conundrum.
  • In this post, I will explain how supervised machin e learning techniques are all connected, simple models nested into more complex ones, themselves embedded in even more sophisticated algorithms.
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India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle marketplace, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation

By Ingrid Lunden
  • They include national and international expansion (it’s already operating in India, Australia and UAE, and has its eyes on more markets); technology (specifically areas like further expanding its virtual appraisal process, as well as more data science around pricing and other details related to sales and after-sales); and financing both to buy in vehicles, as well as to help consumers make purchasing a vehicle a viable economic option.
  • The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised $450 million, a Series F of $340 million and $110 million in debt.
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Economic crisis in Sri Lanka shows organic farming doesn’t happen overnight

By Clarisa Diaz
  • The Sri Lankan government already announced in early September plans to combat food shortages by setting price controls on staples like rice and impose new laws aimed to curb hoarding.
  • Switching to organic farming is not an overnight process, but takes at least two years to complete in order to rebuild the soil and reach a point where it can produce comparable crop yields.
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Pakistan edtech startup Maqsad gets $2.1M pre-seed to make education more accessible

By Kate Park
  • Taha Ahmed and Rooshan Aziz left their jobs in strategy consulting and investment banking in London earlier this year in order to found a mobile-only education platform startup, Maqsad, in Pakistan, with a goal “to make education more accessible to 100 million Pakistani students.”
  • The company ran small pilots in April and May and started full-scale operations on 26 July, Aziz said, adding that Maqsad will launch its mobile app, currently under development, in the coming months in Q4 2021 and has a waitlist for early access.
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COVID result in seconds

By www.australianjewishnews.com
  • Sydney-based Inventive Health is entering into a merger with Israeli-based Virusight Diagnostic, a world-leader in artificial intelligence software using spectral technology, supported by the Sheba Medical Centre in Israel.
  • Its flagship product, SpectraLIT, is a new low-cost point-of-care testing solution, powered by artificial intelligence, that is able to detect COVID-19 within seconds using either a non-invasive mouthwash or nasal swabs.
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Christopher Nolan’s next film could see a significantly delayed streaming debut

  • It's said that apart from Universal, only Apple and Sony were legitimately in the running to sign Nolan (Paramount reportedly bowed out early in negotiations), with the studios eager and willing to meet Nolan's budget and back-end requirements.
  • According to the report, multiple studios attempted to court the blockbuster director, who came with a number of large demands on which he was unwilling to budge.
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NYT: Iran Nuclear Scientist Was Killed By an ‘AI-Assisted, Remote-Control Killing Machine’

By EditorDavid
  • Most of the scientists worked directly for Fakhrizadeh on what Israeli intelligence officials said was a covert program to build a nuclear warhead, including overcoming the substantial technical challenges of making one small enough to fit atop one of Iran's long-range missiles.
  • While all Israeli intelligence and defense officials still praise the assassination for setting back Iran's nuclear weapons program dramatically, 10 months later and with the Islamic Republic an estimated one month away from producing sufficient enriched uranium for a nuclear bomb, the legacy of the operation is less clear...
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CGI Influencers Earn Crores in Sponsorships; But This ‘AI Dream’ Has a Dark Side

By Mehab Qureshi
  • The Quint spoke to Nitin Sabharwal, COO, India Operations, Optimise Media, an influencer marketing company and Neha Puri, CEO & Founder, of Vavo Digital to understand why more and more brands are moving towards artificial intelligence-based virtual influencers.
  • In a celebrity-driven global consumption culture wherein public role models shape and influence people’s product and brand choices to a great extent, the advent of new age technology-driven social media platforms has naturally set the stage for the rise and prominence of virtual influencers.
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Exclusive: PS5 and Xbox Series X restock at Best Buy stores this week – and we have proof

By matt.swider@futurenet.com
  • Exclusive: The next PS5 and Xbox Series X restock at Best Buy will happen in stores on Thursday, according to the exclusive sources of PS5 and Xbox restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you alerts when consoles are in stock in the US – if you follow his Twitter account and turn on notifications .
  • It's the first time in 2021 a major non-club retailer in the US has had PlayStation 5 on sale in stores, and we have proof that it and Xbox Series X are being stocked at Best Buy locations for September 23.
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Justice, Equity, And Fairness: Exploring The Tense Relationship Between Artificial Intelligence And The Law With Joilson Melo

By Annie Brown
  • The conversation surrounding the relationship between AI and law also touches quite clearly on the ability to rely on Artificial Intelligence to deliver fair decisions and to enhance the legal system’s delivery of equity and justice.
  • However, as Melo explains, this also presents some deep concerns for legal experts, “AI risk assessment tools run on algorithms that are trained on historical crime data.
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The Walking Dead Remains Haunted by Specters of the Past

By Rob Bricken
  • It’s a very boring question at this point, which is why I want to talk about what’s new in tonight’s episode, “On the Inside”: ice cream .
  • It’s a convoluted way of saying “You people are horrible and Alpha was right to attack you,” but it drives Aaron into such a frenzy that he finally lets the zombie gnaw on the guy’s fingers, at least partially proving the Whisperer correct.
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SpaceX all-civilian crew took this out-of-this-world selfie

By Trevor Mogg
  • The Inspiration4 crew who took the first all-civilian orbital flight last week clearly had a lot of fun during their three-day mission, performing science experiments, taking in the extraordinary views, and, yes, capturing the occasional selfie as a memento of the historic trip.
  • Our #Inspiration4 crew took many amazing photos in space during their three-day mission, including this out-of-this-world selfie!
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After a For-Profit Company Bought EdX — What Happens Next?

By EditorDavid
  • jyosim summarizes an article at EdSurge: edX, founded by Harvard University and MIT a decade ago as a nonprofit alternative to for-profit online education providers, has agreed [in June] to sell its operations to a for-profit company, 2U.
  • In the article edX CEO and co-founder Anant Agarwal acknowledges there were tough questions after the initial announcement: But he says that the vast majority of college presidents, provosts and professors he's spoken with have been reassured by the details of the arrangement.
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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot is securing its position in a niche market

By Ben Dickson
  • Boston Dynamics has just released the latest update for its famous quadruped robot Spot, giving it better capability to make inspections and collect data without the need for human intervention.
  • Boston Dynamics has also improved Spot’s data collection and processing capabilities, including the ability to take images from the same angle during Autowalk cycles and to have them processed by deep learning models running on the device or in the cloud.
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Surface Laptop 4 long-term review: If it ain’t broke, fix it anyway

By Napier Lopez
  • I don’t think Microsoft can get away with another year of this design, but starting at $999, the Surface Laptop 4 is still one of the prettiest, most pleasant to use laptops money can buy.
  • I came into this review preparing a big eye roll at the few changes, but every time I switch to the Surface Laptop from other devices I’m testing, I can’t help but get a little giddy.
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Tesla to Expand Full Self-Driving Beta, But Top Safety Official Says It Needs to Tackle ‘Basic Safety Issues’ First

By Alyse Stanley
  • A beta version of Full Self-Driving mode launched in October 2020 for a select few Tesla drivers.
  • After announcing plans for a wider release by the end of September, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Friday that drivers who want to try out the latest version of Full Self-Driving mode will have access to a “beta request button” around Oct. 1.
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Emmys 2021 live stream: how to watch the awards ceremony from anywhere

  • With Netflix’s The Crown and Disney Plus series The Mandalorian taking the most nominations, other favorite contenders include the return of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Queens Gambit, and WandaVision with Marvel studios first-ever nomination.
  • A VPN is a simple (and completely legal) piece of software that allows you to alter your IP address and watch live or on-demand broadcasts like the Emmy Awards, along with all your favorite shows as if you were sat back at home.
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What’s the Best Ransomware Backup Solution: Disk or Tape?

By EditorDavid
  • Writing for eSecurity Planet, [CTO of Seagate Government Solutions] Henry Newman notes that not only is disk about 80% cheaper than LTO tape, but even an entry-level RAID card can restore data 6 times faster than tape.
  • The net-net here is disk is far faster than tape, as there is native striping that has been in use at least since the 1980s with RAID methods, and disk can achieve equal data integrity to tape." "The most often overlooked part of data backup is the recovery part – the longer it takes to restore your data, the more damage it can do to your business," Newman writes.
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Ultra-white paint could reduce the need for air conditioning

By Jon Fingas
  • As this leaves the surface cooler than the environment (regular paint warms the surface), it could effectively replace air conditioning in some cases — it produces a cooling power of 10kW for a 1,000sq.
  • As USA Today reports, Purdue University researchers have developed an ultra-white paint (it just earned a Guinness World Record) that reflects 98.1 percent of solar radiation while outputting infrared heat.
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China Tells Its Tech Giants To Stop Blocking Rivals’ Links

By EditorDavid
"China fired a fresh regulatory shot at its tech giants on Monday," writes Reuters, "telling them to end a long-standing practice of blocking each other’s links on their sites or face consequences." The comments, made by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) at a news briefing, mark the latest step in Beijing’s broad regulatory crackdown that has ensnared sectors from technology to education and property and wiped billions of dollars off the market value of some of the country’s largest companies. China’s internet is dominated by a handful of technology giants which have […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Two new shocks for American shopping

  • To their horror, some shoppers discover empty shelves where their favourite brands of biscuits, detergents, pet food and loo roll typically reside—the result of supply-chain disruptions as outbreaks of the infectious Delta variant of covid-19 shut factories and ports around the world.
  • E-commerce, which shot up from 11% of American retail sales before the pandemic to nearly 16% in the panicky second quarter of 2020, has fallen back to 13% of the total.
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Facebook VP Disputes Reports That Company Ignored Platform-Wide Issues Harming Users

By Alyse Stanley
  • Clegg said that while it was “absolutely legitimate” for Facebook to be held accountable for how it tackles harmful issues on its platforms, the Journal’s reports used cherry-picked quotes from leaked material to create “a deliberately lop-sided view of the wider facts.”
  • The documents revealed company research showing how detrimental Instagram can be for teen mental health, that Facebook’s executives failed to address employee concern about reports of the platform being co-opted by human traffickers in developing countries, and that Facebook gives preferential treatment to certain high-profile users that flout its rules.
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Updating SP 500 Numbers / Market Bubble Conditions Don’t Appear Present

By Brian Gilmartin
  • If readers would have been shown the complete week-to-week data, you’d see how expected growth rates can change over the course of a year for forward estimates.
  • Starting with Q3 and Q4 ’21 earnings reports and then 2002, the SP 500 should return to more “normal” expected growth rates for SP 500 EPS and revenue as we move beyond the Covid-19 and pandemic years of 2020 and 2021.
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Interactive Face Recognition Application through Docker

By Kasper Schøn Henriksen
  • In contrary to most computer vision applications where you train a model to classify a desired class by presenting hundreds of examples of the class, with face recognition you can use deep metric learning.
  • To summarize the code, it uses an image from our camera device, detects faces, extracts a 128-dimensional encoding for each face and then compares the new encoding with our encoded dataset.
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Banks Beware? Amazon, Walmart, IKEA Experiment with Their Own ‘Embedded Finance’ Services

By EditorDavid
  • All it takes it the right software: Global brands from Mercedes and Amazon to IKEA and Walmart are cutting out the traditional financial middleman and plugging in software from tech startups to offer customers everything from banking and credit to insurance.
  • So-called embedded finance — a fancy term for companies integrating software to offer financial services — means Amazon can let customers "buy now pay later" when they check out and Mercedes drivers can get their cars to pay for their fuel.
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The great resignation: Boomers and Gen X stay put, while millennials and Gen Z walk away

By VB Staff
  • 35% of respondents said they want remote work options from their existing employers (tech workers were lower with 20%).
  • In its recently released Workforce of 2022: Reskilling, Remote and More Report, Amdocs surveyed 1,000 full time workers across the U.S. to uncover what they want from their employers, and more importantly, why they’re leaving their jobs.
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Catch a Ride Around the World in 80 Days With David Tennant

By Germain Lussier
  • Tennant stars as adventurer Phileas Fogg while Ibrahim Koma stars as his valet Passepartout and Leonie Benesch ( The Crown ) as journalist Abigail Fix. The production was halted last year due to covid but picked back up in November 2020—traversing the world, not unlike its characters, to shoot in Romania and South Africa.
  • Tennant is set to start in an eight-part BBC production of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days and the first look is here.
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US probe into Binance reportedly expands to investigate insider trading

By Jon Fingas
  • Bloomberg sources said US officials have expanded their probe of Binance to include possible insider trading and market manipulation.
  • The company hasn't been accused of wrongdoing, but Commodity Futures Trading Commission investigators have reportedly inquired with potential witnesses about issues like the location of Binance servers (and thus whether the US can pursue any cases).
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At Least 20 Americans Have Been Hospitalized for Ivermectin Overdoses This Year

By EditorDavid
  • "Two people were so severely ill that they had to be admitted to an intensive care unit." The Oregon Poison Center has managed 25 cases involving Oregonians intentionally misusing ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19 between Aug. 1 and Sept.
  • We expect that there are probably more adverse effects," said Dr. Daniel Brooks, medical director for Banner Health's Poison and Drug Information Center.
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89% of tech execs see synthetic data as a key to staying ahead

By VB Staff
  • Out of the respondents knowledgeable of synthetic data technologies, 50% believe a benefit of synthetic data is overcoming limited labels provided through supervised learning/human annotation, and 82% recognize their organization is at risk when they collect ‘real world’ data.
  • Nearly nine in ten (89%) technology decision makers who use vision data agree synthetic data is a new and innovative technology and believe that organizations that fail to adopt synthetic data are at risk of falling behind the curve, according to new research by Synthesis AI in conjunction with Vanson Bourne .
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Merck Ivermectin Researcher Proud of Its Success – For Treating River Blindness

By EditorDavid
  • A Pennsylvania newspaper tracked down Dr. Kenneth Brown — who wrote Merck's original research protocols in the 1980s for studying ivermectin as a "river blindness" treatment.
  • (The article notes that even the author of an often-cited Australian study that initially claimed a benefit from ivermectin has since said "[T]he potential repurposing plausibility if any is at present not very likely, because the antiviral concentrations would be attainable only after massive overdose.") Brown tracks questionable claims about medicines as a retirement job...
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Volcanoes on Mars exploded in ‘super eruptions’ that blotted out the sun

By Georgina Torbet
  • Now, new evidence shows that volcanic eruptions on ancient Mars were incredibly dramatic, with thousands of “super eruptions” throwing huge quantities of dust and gases into the air and blocking out the sun.
  • These eruptions spread a thick blanket of ash for thousands of miles around the volcanoes, and according to NASA, they threw out the equivalent of 400 million Olympic-size swimming pools of molten rock and gas.
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SentinelOne’s 101% Revenue Growth Outpaces CrowdStrike’s

By Peter Cohan, Contributor
  • CrowdStrike — which is about 7.3 times bigger than SentinelOne — reported expectations-beating growth in revenue and earnings per share while its guidance for the October-ending quarter suggests a significant growth slowdown.
  • Crowdstrike's total revenue increased 70% in the second quarter to $337.7 million — over $24 million more than analysts expected while its non-GAAP earnings per share of 11 cents was two cents a share more than the consensus, according to ZDNet .
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Inside the strange and scammy world of anti-5G accessories

By Shubham Agarwal
  • “People realize with the addition of more and more wireless devices, the massive push to 5G, and now 5G towers being set up everywhere, the risks associated with electromagnetic radiations are stronger than ever,” says Dimitry Serov, the CEO of Aires Tech, a publicly traded Canadian company that sells a broad range of questionably marketed radiation-blocking technologies.
  • Heck, even if you’re not sure what kind of protection you need, a company called Shield Your Body offers 30-minute-long consulting sessions where a “Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist” will assist you in picking out the right equipment — all for the totally reasonable price of just 100 bucks.
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Lord of the Rings’ Ages, Explained

By James Whitbrook
  • But for the most part, the Second Age begins as a period of relative peace and rebuilding for the beings on Arda; the Elves begin slowly emigrating westwards, whether establishing themselves on Middle-Earth’s shores or emigrating to the lands of the Valar in Aman, while the Maiar Eönwë uplifted the remnants of the Edain and established the isle of Númenor.
  • The discovery of Sauron’s deception kicks off a war between Sauron and the Elves of Middle-Earth that culminates in the second Dark Lord being routed back into Mordor.
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Safety officials are hitting the brakes on Tesla’s push for automated cars

By Tim McDonnell
  • “Basic safety issues have to be addressed before they’re then expanding it to other city streets and other areas,” Jennifer Homendy, chair of the National Transportation Safety Board, a federal agency that investigates transportation accidents, said in a Sept.
  • But Homendy and other officials think Tesla still hasn’t fully been held accountable for earlier fatal crashes with drivers using self-driving software.
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Sunday links: the lucky ones

By abnormalreturns
MarketsThis coming week is historically the weakest of the year for the stock market. (quantifiableedges.com)These sectors stopped going up in May. (allstarcharts.com)How history can lead investors astray. (neckar.substack.com)CryptoWhat Steve Cohen has been doing in the crypto space. (frontofficesports.com)Why regulators are worried about stablecoins. (nytimes.com)CompaniesUniversal Music Group will be publicly traded this week. (wsj.com)Gingko Bioworks ($DNA) wants to build the AWS for synthetic biology. (nytimes.com)The next wave of Covid treatments is an oral antiviral. (barrons.com)FinanceThe case against taxing stock buybacks is […]Read more >Similar articles >

Can the Computer Chip Industry Reduce Its Carbon Footprint?

By EditorDavid
  • "Last week Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, the world's largest chipmaker, which supplies chips to Apple, pledged to reach net zero emissions by 2050," reports the Guardian.
  • In industrial tests over the last six years with about a half dozen chipmaker clients, Pittroff said, he and his team had replaced more polluting gases with "cleaner" fluorine, with a lower global warming impact.
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Cracks in the crypto utopia: How a surge of scams is exposing DeFi’s dark side

By Meira Gebel
  • What happened to Farudi has been happening to crypto newbies and veterans alike at an alarming pace, so much so that OpenSea recently implemented “ an account verification system ” within its Discord channels and an “SOS” button for when an account’s been compromised, while MetaMask disabled its QR code syncing feature.
  • Cryptocurrency is deregulated and decentralized, meaning there is no intermediary (like a bank) in charge of a person’s assets, nor is there a regulating authority (like the federal Securities and Exchange Commission) making rules for how users and companies interact using the blockchain.
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Want to win with AI? Focus on your leadership, not the competition.

By Steve Meier, KUNGFU.AI
  • So it should be no surprise that OODA, an old pilot’s acronym for “observe, orient, decide and act,” has been co-opted by those wanting to amass business advantages through the use of data and machine learning.
  • According to Boston Consulting Group (BCG) research from 2020, one in three public companies will cease to exist in its current form by 2025 — a rate six times higher than it was 40 years ago.
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How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid

By Annie Saunders
  • The Biden administration announced 500,000 charging stations to be installed nationally and additional energy storage to facilitate the shift to EVs. Integrating all of this new infrastructure and transitioning requires balancing the traffic on the grid and managing increased energy demand that stretches beyond power lines and storage itself.
  • In an ideal situation, EV charging stations will have their own renewable power generation co-located with storage, but new programs and solutions are needed in order to make it available everywhere.
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FOMC Preview: Tapering “Advance Notice” Likely

By Calculated Risk
  • Any change to the June unemployment rate projections will probably be minor.
  • GDP projections of Federal Reserve Governors and Reserve Bank presidents, Change in Real GDP 1 Projection Date 2021 2022 2023 June 2021 6.8 to 7.3 2.8 to 3.8 2.0 to 2.5 Mar 2021 5.8 to 6.6 3.0 to 3.8 2.0 to 2.5 1 Projections of change in real GDP and inflation are from the fourth quarter of the previous year to the fourth quarter of the year indicated.
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E-waste from every two bitcoin transactions is the equivalent of throwing away an iPad

By Tim McDonnell
  • Because these problems get increasingly complex over time, the system rewards energy waste : Any downtime makes the next coin harder to earn, and the only way to get an edge over competitors is to run more computers.
  • The average lifespan of a bitcoin mining chip is just 1.3 years, the study found, based on an analysis of the rate at which new hardware becomes available and assuming that most miners replace their chips at that rate, a sound assumption because otherwise it’s nearly impossible to turn a profit.
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YouTube Blocks 31st Ig Nobel Awards Ceremony, Citing Copyright on a Recording from 1914

By EditorDavid
The 31st annual Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded at a special ceremony on September 9th, announced the magazine responsible for the event, the Annals of Improbable Research. But this week they made another announcement. "YouTube’s notorious takedown algorithms are blocking the video of the 2021 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony." We have so far been unable to find a human at YouTube who can fix that. We recommend that you watch the identical recording on Vimeo. Here’s what triggered this: The ceremony includes bits of a recording (of tenor John McCormack singing "Funiculi, Funicula") made in the year 1914. YouTube’s […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Watch the best bits from SpaceX’s historic all-civilian mission

By Trevor Mogg
  • The Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the coast of Florida just after 7 p.m. In a tweet that included a photo of the spacecraft a split second from landing in the water, SpaceX said: “The Inspiration4 crew makes evening splashdown, completing [the] world’s first all-civilian orbital mission to space.”
  • Twelve minutes after leaving Cape Canaveral, the Crew Dragon separated from the second stage, and a couple of burns later the spacecraft reached its orbit 357 miles (575 kilometers) above Earth — about 100 miles higher than the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Inspiration4 civilian crew land safely off Florida coast

By Georgina Torbet
  • The Inspiration4 mission aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon splashed down off the coast of Florida at 7:06 p.m. ET (4:06 p.m. PT) on Saturday, September 18, from where the crew was collected by a recovery vessel and brought back to dry land.
  • The crew consists of billionaire CEO Jared Issacman who paid for the trip and commanded the mission, plus physician and childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux, geologist and entrepreneur Sian Proctor, and Air Force veteran Chris Sembroski.
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NTSB official says Tesla should address “basic safety issues” before expanding full self-driving

By Kim Lyons
  • According to documents obtained by legal transparency group PlainSite in May, Tesla’s director of Autopilot software had told the California Department of Motor Vehicles that Musk overstated the capabilities of the company’s advanced driver assist system, a precursor to FSD.
  • The agency told Tesla and five other automakers they should add safeguards to advanced driver assistance systems so that it’s more difficult to misuse them.
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Tim Cook is ‘really stoked’ about AI

By Taylor Borden
  • "I believe that technology can do so much good in the world," he said — though "it depends on the creator, and whether they thought through the ways it can be used and misused." Cook has been thinking about the possibility of misuse in the AI space for years.
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook is "really jazzed" about artificial intelligence.
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The Chevy Bolt recall is burning up what’s left of GM’s EV good will

By Sean O'Kane
  • But over the last few years, the United States’ biggest automaker has once again squandered the advantages it held in the still-burgeoning field of electric vehicles through bad politics, bad investments, and now most notably, a massive recall of the Bolt — currently its only all-electric vehicle — thanks to around a dozen reported fires.
  • “We continue to make progress and will work as quickly possible and inform owners when we have new information to share,” he said.
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The vicious cycle that makes ransomware such a potent threat

By joel.khalili@futurenet.com
  • The rise of the cyber insurance market has offered a way for businesses to mitigate the financial risk of ransomware, but also incentivizes further attacks by increasing the likelihood of a payout.
  • The sums generated by successful attacks exceed the millions, and hackers create a vicious cycle of criminal behavior whereby large payouts allow them to spend more time and money developing their approach.
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Cops to fortify Dubai Expo site with AI-backed monitoring tools

By Mashable
  • Now with millions set to attend Expo 2020, after it was delayed for a year, Dubai's cops are also gearing up to secure the event through deployment of computer vision and smart gadgets.
  • The city which is now hosting the biggest event for innovation in the post-pandemic world, has displayed its capabilities to use digitisation for enhancing transactions, e-commerce, transportation and most importantly safety of its residents.
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I want to love my Nintendo Switch again, but I’m struggling to rekindle the relationship

  • Sadly, though, despite enjoying a glorious honeymoon period with the Switch that saw me sink an exorbitant amount of time into Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Breath of the Wild, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Overcooked!, ARMS, and indie gems like Hollow Knight, my love for the system has waned considerably in recent years.
  • It's hard to believe, but even though the Switch launched in 2017, you’re still unable to message your friends, start party chats or do anything remotely social on Nintendo’s console other than share screenshots to the internet.
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“The Market Will Never Go Down Again”

By Joshua M Brown
Thanks for checking out the podcast this weekend. We hit number 15 on the Investing podcast chart, which is amazing and all thanks to you. Make sure you’re subscribed if you aren’t already and don’t be shy about reviewing the show on Apple, Spotify or Google. It goes a long way. The Compound on YouTube …The post “The Market Will Never Go Down Again” appeared first on The Reformed Broker. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Did you know voice over artists can make $30 an hour or more? This course package can help develop your own golden tones.

By TNW Deals
  • TLDR: With the Learn to Become a Successful Voice Over Artist course collection, you can develop your voice and start working as a professional voice actor.
  • This collection includes four courses filled with more than 8 hours of content explaining the ins and outs of the medium and what a new voice actor needs to get started.
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TikTok parent ByteDance adds time limit for kids under 14 on its video app in China

By Kim Lyons
TikTok is branded under the name Douyin in China | Getty Images The Chinese version of the popular short video app TikTok, known as Douyin, will limit users in China who are under 14 years old to 40 minutes a day, parent company ByteDance said in a blog post Saturday. The app’s youth mode keeps it in line with the Chinese government’s new restrictions on access to video games for younger children. Teens under 14 will be able to access Douyin between 6AM and 10PM, but won’t be able to use the app outside of that window, the company said. The rules will apply to “real-name authenticated users” under 14, and the company encouraged parents to […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Key differences for licensing mobile IP in the U.S., Japan, and China

By Mikael Orpana
  • Looking at the most successful games in the U.S. iOS market, it’s clear that, with the notable exception of Pokémon Go, the top 10 grossing list is full of original games not based on well-known external IPs.
  • What sets Japan apart from the US (but, as we shall see, is similar to China), is that a large part of these IPs are existing popular game titles on other platforms, with 57% of IP-based games having the game (PC/console/arcade) or the game (mobile) IP type.
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Want to develop a risk-management framework for AI? Treat it like a human.

By Michael K. Atkinson, Crowell & Moring
  • On July 29, 2021, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a request for information to help develop a voluntary AI risk-management framework.
  • In June 2021, the General Accountability Office (GAO) released an AI accountability framework to identify key practices to help ensure accountability and responsible AI use by federal agencies and other entities involved in designing, developing, deploying, and continuously monitoring AI systems.
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Facebook

By Bob Lefsetz
  • So Roger posits when Mark Zuckerberg makes heinous choices to benefit Facebook he thinks he’s doing a good thing, he doesn’t know any better.
  • But before you read those books I would first make you listen to Roger McNamee on Kurt Andersen’s podcast: How Business Models Have Shaped Big Tech .
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Want to develop a risk-management framework for AI? Treat it like a human. 

By Michael K. Atkinson, Crowell & Moring
  • On July 29, 2021, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a request for information to help develop a voluntary AI risk-management framework.
  • In June 2021, the General Accountability Office (GAO) released an AI accountability framework to identify key practices to help ensure accountability and responsible AI use by federal agencies and other entities involved in designing, developing, deploying, and continuously monitoring AI systems.
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Affordable Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 tablet shown off in unofficial renders

  • Earlier this week we saw yet another iPad appear, and Android device makers continue to struggle to reach the high bar that Apple has set when it comes to tablets: it most respects the iPads are better options if you're in the market for a new tablet.
  • Well-known tipster @OnLeaks and 91mobiles have teamed up to produce some unofficial renders based on what they believe to be the specs, dimensions and design of the tablet, which is apparently launching "soon".
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Seasonal variations are making flying on Mars harder for helicopter Ingenuity

By Georgina Torbet
  • But the changing Mars seasons means that soon the atmospheric density will drop even lower, which could be a challenge for the plucky helicopter.
  • We therefore prepared for flights at atmospheric densities between 0.0145 and 0.0185 kg/m3, which is equivalent to 1.2-1.5% of Earth’s atmospheric density at sea level,” Håvard Grip, Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Chief Pilot, wrote in a mission update .
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Can AI Be Used As An Anti-Corruption Tool?

By Naveen Joshi
  • Using that information, Georgian citizens can check specific procurement transactions, the names of the companies bidding for public contracts, and other statistical and factual data regarding how their government spends the taxpayers' money.
  • As we can see, data mining and AI form a potent combination to facilitate the detection and prevention of corruption-related activities in the field of public procurement and a few others.
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Top Wall Street analysts believe these stocks are poised for upside

  • Innovations in point-of-sale technology, acquisitions of buy now, pay later firms, and trend shifts to cloud-computing have driven some of Wall Street's top analysts to provide bullish hypotheses on these stocks.
  • Declaring PayPal's stock a "top pick in payments," Kupferberg does not see significant competitive disruption from Amazon's ( AMZN ) recently announced partnership with buy now, pay later service Affirm ( AFRM ).
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EXPLAINED: Can A Computer Win Literature Nobel? GPT-4 Could Take Us Closer To Epic Potential Of AI

By Kenneth Mohanty
  • With GPT-4 expected to only improve upon the previous version, here is a look at how far artificial intelligence is seen as having gone down the road of achieving human-like abilities.
  • Reports about the impending release of the next iteration of a neural network machine learning model created by OpenAI, a company based in San Francisco that has billionaire Elon Musk as one of its co-founders, has sparked a buzz in the artificial intelligence community.
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Op-ed: Will China’s President Xi’s big bet pay off?

  • It is only in the context of Xi's increased repressions at home and expanded ambitions abroad that one can fully understand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison's decision this week to enter a new defense pact, which he called "a forever agreement," with the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • With each week, Xi raises the stakes further, from narrowing seemingly mundane personal freedoms like karaoke bars or a teenager's permitted time for online gaming to three hours weekly to the multimillion U.S. dollar investor hit from his increased controls on China's biggest technology companies and their foreign listings.
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A Mathematician’s Guided Tour Through Higher Dimensions

By David S. Richeson
  • Cantor realized this discovery threatened the intuitive idea that n -dimensional space requires n coordinates, because each point in an n -dimensional cube can be uniquely identified by one number from an interval, so that, in a sense, these high-dimensional cubes are equivalent to a one-dimensional line segment.
  • At first Cantor believed that the set of dots in a line segment, a square and a cube must have different cardinalities, just as a line of 10 dots, a 10 × 10 grid of dots and a 10 × 10 × 10 cube of dots have different numbers of dots.
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10 Sunday AM Reads

By Barry Ritholtz
  • ( Tampa Bay Times ) see also Florida changed its COVID-19 data, creating an ‘artificial decline’ in recent deaths As cases ballooned in August, however, the Florida Department of Health changed the way it reported death data to the CDC, giving the appearance of a pandemic in decline, an analysis of Florida data by the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald found.
  • • How the U.S. vaccination drive came to rely on an army of consultants Private contractors cost taxpayers millions while demonstrating few clear results and papering over weaknesses in the country’s public health system ( Washington Post )
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Fire weather is getting worse in the American West

By WIRED
  • Weber analyzed data from 225 weather stations from 17 western states going back to 1973, looking at temperature, humidity, and wind speeds, the three main variables that drive catastrophic fires.
  • High temperatures and low humidity suck the moisture out of vegetation to create dry fuels, so one spark easily ignites a wildfire, which swift winds can then push across a landscape with incredible speed .
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The Pressing Importance of Collaboration on AI

By Eitan Yudilevich
  • In June 2021, new legislation was introduced in the U.S. Congress by U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Jacky Rosen (D-NV), calling for the formation of a U.S.-Israel Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Center, “to maintain our technological edge and enhance our competitiveness, the United States must act now to rapidly field AI systems.
  • As the final report of the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) states, “forecasting the future of AI is difficult…….with a remarkable increase of investments in the global AI industry over the past five years and an unprecedented amount of general R&D dollars being invested worldwide, there is no slowdown in sight – only new horizons for deployed AI.”
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Top clicks this week on Abnormal Returns

By abnormalreturns
Top clicks this weekWhy gold was such a disappointment in the past year. (ritholtz.com)The curriculum Verdad Capital uses to help interns learn about finance and markets. (mcusercontent.com)Seemingly impossible things happen in markets all the time. (compoundadvisors.com)Why everyone is seemingly calling for a market correction. (finance.yahoo.com)How today’s financial manias differ from the past. (awealthofcommonsense.com)Don’t overdiversify your portfolio. (tonyisola.com)How worried should we be about waning market breadth? (systematicindividualinvestor.com)The hardest part of portfolio rebalancing is the psychological aspect. […]Read more >Similar articles >
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The future of a portless iPhone is already here – and you may own one

By daryl.baxter@futurenet.com
  • The iPhone 8 series and iPhone X in 2017 were the first iPhones to bring Qi wireless charging to the devices, giving users another method of charging instead of using the Lightning port.
  • From the first iPhone in 2007 to the iPhone 4S in 2011, users could only charge these devices with a 30-pin to USB 2.0 wire, in a time where we would manage our content through iTunes on Windows 7 and Mac OS X.
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Bad for your Health? Salesforce CEO Argues Facebook ‘is the New Cigarettes’

By EditorDavid
Social media may be bad for our health, argues long-time technology reporter/commentator Kara Swisher in the New York Times: In March of 2018, I interviewed Marc Benioff, the chief executive of Salesforce, at the top of the company’s San Francisco tower. He offered up an astonishing metaphor when I asked him for his take on the impact of social media companies. "Facebook is the new cigarettes," Benioff said. "It’s addictive. It’s not good for you." As it did with cigarette companies, "the government needs to step in," he added." The government needs to really regulate what’s […]Read more >Similar articles >
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How to Set Up a NAS to Securely Share Files

By David Nield
  • While this kind of network storage management can seem daunting to the beginner, modern NAS drives aren't at all difficult to configure or use, and you can be up and running in just a few minutes.
  • If you've been convinced that a NAS drive is for you—whether to back up key files, stream movies around the home, or anything else—then you've got plenty of different models to choose from, at all kinds of price points.
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Microsoft Offers Internship on AI, Data Science, Cybersecurity, Cloud Computing

By Education and Careers Desk
  • Microsoft has collaborated with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), FutureSkills Prime — a NASSCOM, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Ernst & Young (EY), GitHub, and Quess Corp to launch the internship programme.
  • Microsoft has launched an internship programme, Future Ready Talent to teach technology skills to make today’s youth job-ready.
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‘Smishing’: the rising threat for business owners that brings scams to smartphones

By Gene Marks
  • Smishing is a form of “phishing” using SMS or text messages instead of email messages to entice recipients to click on phoney links that draws them to sites where either personal information is exchanged or malware is unknowingly downloaded.
  • The FBI has warned people not to click links in text messages, and if you think you or your business was the target of a smishing scam to file a report at ic3.gov .
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An emergency room doctor’s view of the Covid crisis

By Jaime Herndon
  • In late winter 2020, when the full gravity of Covid-19 was only starting to come to light in New York City, journalist Dan Koeppel sent a text to his cousin, Robert Meyer, an emergency room doctor at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.
  • As early as January, doctors at Montefiore had started to hear about patients with symptoms similar to the US’s first confirmed patient, who had returned from Wuhan to his home in Washington state on Jan. 15 and tested positive for Covid-19 a few days later.
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Here’s why the fast internet you pay for is sometimes slow as hell

By The Conversation
  • Of the 8.2 million homes and businesses active on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in July 2021, 77% are now reported to be on a broadband plan that delivers speeds of at least 50 megabits per second (Mbps).
  • It therefore makes little sense to judge our multi-hour marathon of video streaming, gaming and teleconferencing by running a connection speed test which is a 5-10 second sprint.
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Beeban Kidron v Silicon Valley: one woman’s fight to protect children online

By Amelia Tait
  • W hen she first began talking to her peers in the House of Lords about the rights of children on the internet, Baroness Kidron says she looked like “a naysayer”, like someone who was “trying to talk about wooden toys” or, in her husband’s words, like “one middle-aged woman against Silicon Valley”.
  • While social media sites require users to be at least 13 to sign up for their services (in line with America’s 21-year-old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act), a quick glance at reality shows that kids lie about their age in order to snap, share and status-update.
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SLCM to launch mobile app to test crop quality by month-end

By Subramani Ra Mancombu
  • SLCM (Sohan Lal Commodity Management) Pvt Ltd has developed a mobile app that can help assess various quality parameters of agricultural commodities within minutes and it will likely be launched by this month-end.
  • It will be part of our AgriReach, which is an aggregator-based scientific warehousing model to store any crop agnostic of infrastructure, location, weather or geography,” Sabharwal said.
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It’s time to relaunch your remote team

By Tsedal Neeley
  • Now that people have been working from home for a few weeks, leaders need to hold a “working from home” relaunch to help their teams learn to reorient based on the new realities.
  • The Covid-19 pandemic upending routines calls for relaunches to help leaders and team members understand how each member has been affected, figure out how to address concerns, and ultimately get everyone back on the same track to achieve team goals.
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Another Google Pixel Fold device could arrive with Android 12.1

  • Rumors of a Google Pixel Fold have been swirling for quite some time now, but code inside the upcoming Android 12.1 release suggests that there's another foldable phone on the way from Google in the not-too-distant future as well.
  • However, we're almost certain that the Google Pixel Fold is indeed going to arrive within the next month or so, and this fresh speculation about a follow-up coming so soon after is more evidence that foldable phones have a bright future.
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Companies hoping to grow carbon-sucking kelp may be rushing ahead of the science

By James Temple
  • Crumley says that huge fleets of semi-autonomous vessels growing kelp could suck up around a trillion tons of carbon dioxide and store it away in the depths of the sea, effectively reversing climate change.
  • “For the field as a whole, I think, having this research done by universities in partnership with government scientists and national labs would go a long way toward establishing a basic level of trust before we’re commercializing some of this stuff,” says Holly Buck, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo, who is studying the social implications of ocean-based carbon removal.
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Is the GoPro Hero 10 Black a relic in the age of the iPhone 13’s cinematic video?

By mark.wilson@futurenet.com
  • On Tuesday Apple announced the iPhone 13’s promising ‘ Cinematic mode ’ feature – and, two days later, the GoPro Hero 10 Black skydived into our lives with its powerful new GP2 chip.
  • The GoPro Hero 10 Black and Apple iPhone 13 Pro are two very different pocket cameras, but they have the same overarching aim – to help people (mainly amateurs, but increasingly professionals) shoot high-quality video and stills with little fuss.
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African genomics, Central Bank digital currencies, China DRC suspensions

By Ciku Kimeria
Hi Quartz Africa readers!As the world embraces digital payments, and cryptocurrencies and stablecoins rise in popularity, cash faces an uncertain future. Central banks around the world are considering adopting their own digital currencies as a result. And Africa is taking a leading role in these discussions.Central bank digital currencies, or CBDCs, are the virtual format of a country’s or region’s base currency. They are also a sign of governments’ acknowledgment that the appetite for digital currencies will only keep rising—even under unfavorable policies, as evidenced by the recent Nigerian bitcoin ban.Read the rest of this story on […]Read more >Similar articles >
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Master’s in Science or Philosophy with specialisation in Artificial Intelligence (MSc/MPhil in AI) | School of Information Technology

  • Upon successful completion of the coursework component, students will be required to register for the mini-dissertation component and complete a suitable research project in Artificial Intelligence under supervision of an appropriate Computer Science academic staff member.
  • At the beginning of the second year of study, once they have passed the required coursework, a student enrols for the mini-dissertation component.
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The Elder Scrolls Online will be the first game with Nvidia’s new DLAA tech

By Jody Macgregor
  • During a livestream showcasing the Deadlands DLC zone coming to The Elder Scrolls Online, as well as changes being added in its next base-game patch, creative director Rich Lambert mentioned a new tech from Nvidia would debut in the MMO: Deep Learning Anti-Aliasing, or DLAA.
  • "You won't get a performance boost out of this, but what you will get is absolutely incredible anti-aliasing." If you want to try out DLAA it'll be coming to the public test server, after which it will become an option alongside DLSS whenever update 32 goes live.
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Is 2021 The Year of the Linux Desktop?

By EditorDavid
  • Linux found its real niche — not as a political statement about "free software," but as a practical way to enable capable, low-cost machines for millions...
  • Linux came to the rescue, enabling cheap, light, easy-to-manage PCs that don't have the Swiss Army Knife cruft of Windows or the premium price of Macs...
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Don’t forget the human factor

By Patrick Gray
  • However, despite real-time analytics, live data feeds, and way more processing power than my paltry novice football brain, the machines could not accurately predict the outcome of my fantasy football matchup.
  • The analytical model that predicted my running back would score 15.89 points probably had years of high-quality data, and may have been developed by some of the best data scientists, but some combination of chance and circumstance conspired to have that player deliver a 4.90.
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I’m traveling half the length of the US thanks to a smartwatch and coffee trips

By tom.bedford@futurenet.com
  • As part of my quest to travel the distance of Route 66 in two years, I use fitness trackers to monitor every single run and long walk I go on – using the data from these wearables, I can see how far along the route I am.
  • I've been using the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, and when it senses that you've been walking for more than 10 minutes, it automatically starts monitoring your trip.
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DSC Weekly Digest 14 September 2021

By Kurt A Cagle
  • Most analytics tools, even neural networks, tend to concentrate on data from the perspective of the transaction, while annotational processes are often far more useful to a company as it is a critical source for what is colloquially called "labeling".
  • Most of the really big data was coming from a few focused social media companies, not from business dramatically increasingly data streams elsewhere, and much of that (most of that) was noise outside of the context that it has come from.
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What Happened After El Salvador Adopted Bitcoin as Legal Currency?

By EditorDavid
  • [T]he Bitcoin Law, and the disastrous launch of Chivo, has frightened the bond markets; El Salvador's sovereign debt dropped almost five cents in a single day, ending Sept.
  • People protested the forced acceptance, the complete lack of transparency from the government, and the dysfunctional Chivo payment system — "people are against how things are being done in the name of bitcoin," local businessman Patrick Murray said....
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Apple may be planning a much more powerful Mac Pro: Here’s what we know

  • To boot the Xeon off the Mac Pro though, Apple will need to have a different type of processor, one that has a different cache architecture, a higher clock speed and can support far more memory than the 16GB currently offered (and is located next to the SoC in a system-in-a-package configuration).
  • A desktop version of the A15 with higher clock speeds, is likely to be rolled out on new versions of the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac and Mac Mini later this year, with twice the cache (32MB).
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AI is mostly governed by ‘soft law’. But that is set to change – Tech Monitor

By Laurie Clarke
  • “Per its definition, soft law comprises any program that sets substantive expectations, but is not directly enforceable by government,” says Carlos Ignacio Gutierrez, a governance of artificial intelligence fellow at ASU and member of the research team that put together the database.
  • “For new technologies, soft law precedes hard law because it can be accomplished much faster,” says Anna Jobin, senior researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, who has also studied AI soft law.
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AI will ‘exacerbate’ wealth inequality and help ultra-rich: Ex-Google exec

By Max Zahn with Andy Serwer
  • In a new interview, artificial intelligence expert Kai Fu-Lee — who worked as an executive at Google ( GOOG, GOOGL ), Apple ( AAPL ), and Microsoft ( MSFT ) — attributed the rise of wealth inequality in part to the tech boom in recent decades, predicting that the trend will worsen in coming years with the continued emergence of AI.
  • The debate coincides with the ongoing pandemic in which billionaires, many of whom are tech company founders, have added $1.8 trillion in wealth while consumers have come to depend increasingly on services like e-commerce and teleconference, according to a report released last month by the Institute for Policy Studies.
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