Kenneth Childs

Kenneth Childs

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Of course, every time a new innovation appears in the realm of AI, fears arise regarding its potential to replace human jobs.The future’s most successful businesses will be those that learn to combine the best attributes of machines and human workers to achieve new levels of efficiency and innovation.In reality, the future of AI will be largely dependent on collaboration with living, breathing human beings.In most business settings, AI does not have the ability to make crucial decisions.It is estimated that we produce 2.5 quintillion bytes of data per day.While individual businesses only produce a tiny fraction of that total, there is no denying that trying to analyze data points drawn from diverse areas such as logistics, marketing and corporate software programs is becoming increasingly difficult.
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All pandas look the same -- they're ridiculously adorable with black and white markings, right?Artificial intelligence researchers in China have developed a facial recognition app designed to tell pandas apart, both those in captivity and those in the wild.The team has collected 120,000 images and 10,000 video clips of giant pandas since the project began in 2017, according to Xinhua News.About 10,000 panda pictures have been analyzed, marked and annotated."The app and database will help us gather more precise and well-rounded data on the population, distribution, ages, gender ratio, birth and deaths of wild pandas, who live in deep mountains and are hard to track," Chen Peng, a researcher with the base who co-authored a paper on Giant Panda Face Recognition Using Small Database, told Xinhua News on Friday.The researchers didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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The show felt like something that was always going to be there, and conceiving of an ending to its many slow-moving plot threads and character arcs generally seemed so far away that it wasn’t worth speculating about.It was always going to be an unenviable task to bring such a mammoth work to any sort of conclusion, nevermind a universally satisfying one, and we have little reason to believe that the broad contours of the show’s ending differ drastically from George R.R.In fact, if the ending had been given time to breathe (at least a full season, but more realistically two), we might have had a successful ending (assuming some of the more galling decisions were also left on the cutting room floor).Martin is almost certainly never going to finish the books—and now more than ever, I understand why.I don't pretend to have any experience with the complexity of a production like Game of Thrones.The most egregious example is Daenerys' turn to "madness," which could have used another full season's worth of warm-up.
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Flagship smartphones will always sell, but it’s hard to argue that the real excitement in mobile right now isn’t in more affordable phones like the new Honor 20 Pro.Although the brand may not be especially well known in the US, it’s a powerhouse in Europe and Huawei’s home market of China.Honor calls its design a Dynamic Holographic glassback, and it melds three layers together to achieve the shimmering finish.Honor pairs it with PDAF and laser autofocus.Finally, there’s a 2-megapixel macro camera.That balance – features fighting for budget, and judged by how well they’re received by users – epitomizes the Honor strategy.
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France has said it does not plan to rule out using any particular vendor in building out its 5G networks, after the US placed China’s Huawei on a trade blacklist, while the country’s telecoms regulator said it expected its 5G rollout to proceed next year as planned.French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday the country would make decisions based on security and network performance.“We want to carry out a careful control of this 5G deployment… without designating an operator as unwelcome in France,” Le Maire said at a press event, Reuters reported.“We will take decisions based on technological interest and the strategic security of our networks.”He said he did not believe Huawei was the only option on 5G and had met with the president of Ericsson to discuss alternatives.Sebastian Soriano, the head of France’s Arcep telecoms regulator, said the US’ Huawei ban would have a “limited impact”, saying no major French telecoms operator relied solely on Huawei equipment.
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In a season of long-running shows bringing their stories to a (mostly satisfying) end, The Big Bang Theory did just that: wrap up the adventures of very smart people who live in a shared apartment and spend their free time playing Settlers of Catan.Along with physicists Sheldon and Leonard, we also said goodbye to a character who joined in season 3 and soon moved in to the Big Bang building permanently.Bespectacled neurobiologist Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler, alumni of Harvard and, spoiler, wife of Sheldon, represents the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.Played by Mayim Bialik (of Blossom fame), Dr. Amy made her entrance as a love interest to socially inept child prodigy Sheldon Cooper, wooing him with lines like, "All forms of physical contact, up to and including coitus, are off the table."A true TV love story rivaling Jon Snow and Ygritte soon blossomed, though with less death and more intellectual discussion.Adept at both comedy and being really smart, Bialik is a neuroscientist in real life, having completed her Ph.D. at UCLA in 2007.
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Olivia Wilde's feature directing debut, "Booksmart" (out Friday), is a hilarious high-school comedy that will resonate with you.A high-school movie is done right when the moments and characters in the story are so authentic and genuine that the young people watching feel as if their lives were somehow put on film.From "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and the John Hughes classics like "Sixteen Candles," "The Breakfast Club," and "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," to more recent titles like "Mean Girls," "Superbad," and "Lady Bird," what makes all these stand the test of time is that along with laughing at the absurdity of high school, there's a truth to the material that stays with you.And "Booksmart" (in theaters Friday) will soon enter that pantheon of essential high-school movies.Olivia Wilde's feature directing debut captures today's over-stressed, hyper-aware high schoolers unlike anyone yet, and delivers a work that is filled with as much sincerity as constant laughs.In the movie, we follow two overachievers — seniors Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) and Molly (Beanie Feldstein) — on the day before graduation.
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HAMILTON, May 21, 2019- Researchers at McMaster University have invented a stable, affordable way to store fragile vaccines for weeks at a time at temperatures up to 40C, opening the way for life-saving anti-viral vaccines to reach remote and impoverished regions of the world.The new method combines the active ingredients in existing vaccines with a sugary gel, where they remain viable for eight weeks or more, even at elevated temperatures.The method creates light, durable, and compact doses that would be ideal for shipping Ebola vaccine, for example, to affected regions of Africa, the researchers say.The process adds only marginal cost to preparing a vaccine and eliminates almost all the cost of transporting it - which can account for 80 per cent of the total cost of inoculation.To apply the technology to vaccines, the engineers collaborated with health sciences colleagues across campus who specialize in virology and immunology."This, to us, is the ultimate application of this technology," said the paper's lead author Vincent Leung, an assistant professor of Chemical Engineering.
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The Golf is to Volkswagen what the iPhone is to Apple.While the hatchback is still a few months away from making its debut, Volkswagen released a pair of design sketches and preliminary information that give us a taste of what to expect from it.One of the sketches suggest the eighth-generation model is still recognizable as a Golf, but it’s not merely a careful update of the current, seventh-generation car.While the next Golf will be the eighth generation of the nameplate, one look inside suggests it may as well be the 10th.It’s kept what people have loved and moved it to the next phase,” Volkswagen board member Juergen Stackmann told British magazine Autocar.To that end, designers have also drastically reduced the number of buttons, dials, and switches in the cabin to achieve a cleaner, more elegant look.
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A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman told Business Insider that it will begin with virtual tests, but in the future, it will look to do physical tests.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos predicted that drone delivery would be in place by 2018 but his plans are yet to materialize.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.A UK government aviation agency is helping to make Amazon's dreams of high-speed drone delivery come true.On Tuesday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) announced that its newly formed innovation team would be launching a virtual testing space, known as an "Innovation Sandbox," where a group of companies would have the chance to "discuss, explore, trial and test emerging concepts."A CAA spokesman told Business Insider that while the testing will begin virtually, it would eventually be done in a physical space.
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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) published an open letter addressing Amazon investors ahead of the company's shareholders' meeting on Wednesday.The letter urges shareholders to vote on two proposals: the first blocking the sale of Amazon's facial recognition software to government agencies, and the second calling for an independent review of the civil rights impacts of the technology.The ACLU has been vocal in its criticism of Amazon's facial recognition, along with AI experts who say the technology is more inaccurate when analyzing the faces of women and people of color.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) called on Amazon shareholders to oppose the company's sale of its facial recognition software to government agencies in an open letter published Monday."Amazon has shown it will not voluntarily act to prevent the deployment of this dangerous technology, posing a material risk to the company's business reputation and the public's trust.
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An Australian government employee is appearing in court today after using work equipment to mine cryptocurrency for his own gain.The Australian Federal Police (AFP) allege that the 33 year-old from Killara in New South Wales took advantage of his position as an IT contractor to modify government computer systems to mine cryptocurrency.The man’s illicit mining operation is said to have earned him more than AU$9,000 ($6,000), according to an AFP announcement.The unnamed man is facing two charges: unauthorized modification of data to cause impairment, and unauthorized modification of restricted data.These charges carry maximum penalties of 10 and two years imprisonment, respectively.“Australian taxpayers put their trust in public officials to perform vital roles for our community with the utmost integrity,” Acting Commander Chris Goldsmid.
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In its first 12 months, the European Commission has demonstrated strong yet measured implementation, with fines totalling over €56 million hitting 91 companies, including €50 million against a single organisation.A significant amount, yet a fraction of the full 4% of companies’ total global revenue they could have levied – a difference of billions.As enforcement begins, the commission seems to be leaning towards a constructive approach – with some members stating publicly they do not wish to put companies out of business, or leverage a fine so large a company would be incapable of fixing the problem.A perfect example of this is the first company to be fined under the GDPR, a German social media platform called Knuddels.In contrast to the commission's response to the Knuddels breach, consider the response to multiple breaches by a Centro Hospitalar Barreiro Montijo, a hospital in Portugal.It was perceived, though, that they ignored one of the core concepts of the GDPR, which is security by design and by default.
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Helping vulnerable children impacted by alcohol and drugs is a mission close to my heart – under a Labour government, drug and alcohol addiction services will no longer be a neglected, under-resourced service.HuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
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It saw Sansa Stark become the Queen of the North and Tyrion Lannister the Hand of the new King.Over a million people have signed a petition to have the last season be remade, although such petitions are all the rage these days, so it's very much a "love it or hate it" affair.But with nearly 20 million viewers, it was among the biggest events in episodic TV history.Jon sweet talks her, says she's his queen forever, and then stabs her right in the heart.The last Targaryen to rule, Aerys II, was famously stabbed in the same spot by Jaime Lannister during Robert's Rebellion.And finally, Daenerys' death roused Drogon, who flew into the Great Hall.
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Silicon printer Toshiba Memory Holdings is reportedly planning to buy out major shareholders including Apple, Dell, Kingston and Seagate, as it prepares to try its luck in the public markets.The company could spend to the tune of ¥500bn ($4.5bn) to liberate itself from the yoke of investor oppression.The plan is made possible by a ¥1.3tn ($11.8bn) funding package from three Japanese banks.The deal was reported by the Wall Street Journal Monday, which cited sources familiar with the matter and said it could be finalized by the end of this month.The four investors – all of them long-standing customers of Toshiba Memory - were a part of a consortium led by Bain Capital that purchased a majority stake in the memory-maker from Toshiba Corporation for around $18bn almost exactly a year ago.Flash memory was originally invented at Toshiba in the 1980s and released to the market in 1984.
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Today is the day that the OnePlus 7 Pro arrives into the world, assuming you weren't one of the many people who queued up outside the London pop-up last Friday.Obviously if you're planning on picking one up (and why wouldn't you?), and not waiting for the significantly cheaper OnePlus 7, then you're going to want to shop around for the best deals.Fortunately we did most of the hard work for you, looking at all the retailers and networks and seeing what's on offer.The OnePlus store is the obvious place to go for a SIM free OnePlus 7 Pro, and it just happens to be the place where you can get the phone and a whole bunch of accessories.John Lewis ( & Partners, lest the PR people start pestering me to use the 'proper' name) was the location of the London pop-up event, so it's natural it would also be selling the OnePlus 7 Pro.
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The Nintendo Switch may be the darling of the console gaming market but when it comes to raw power, the Xbox One and PS4 are still the ones to beat.Especially the PS4 Pro, which unlike its Microsoft rival, is able to support VR experiences.the PS5, which has now been leaked to be powerful enough to provide an experience “without disconnections”, a.k.a.Sony and Microsoft used to be quite persistent in saying that they didn’t have a next-gen console planned yet.Last month, however, details of what is expected to be called the PlayStation 5 came out of the blue, courtesy of AMD.Since then, the Internet has been filled with rumors and leaks about the console that could launch within 12 months’ time.
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Honestbee has been a hot topic not just within the tech community, but also among consumers.Let’s give credit where credit’s due: the company has built a successful brand that people care about.We’ve been covering Honestbee since 2014, and I daresay that if you want a real understanding of what it went through, Tech in Asia is your go-to source.My most recent piece, Honestbee: The inside story of what went wrong and what’s next, is the deepest dive yet into the history of the startup and what went wrong over the years.It also contains an exclusive interview with one of the company’s co-founders.You can follow our comprehensive coverage of Honestbee here.
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Ingka Investments, the investment arm of European holding company Ingka Group, has made a strategic investment in home interior and renovation platform Livspace.Ingka Group is also a strategic partner in the Ikea franchise system, representing roughly 90% of the furniture retail company’s retail sales through 367 stores in 30 markets including India, according to a statement.The Singapore-based but India-focused Livspace helps customers select and buy furniture and other decor from vendors through its platform.It also connects users to its curated community of interior designers, furniture makers, and home renovation experts.The head of Ingka Investments, Krister Mattsson, said that the investment “aligns closely with the digital direction of Ingka Group,” as well as its Ikea Retail business.Livspace currently serves nine metro areas in India: Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Mumbai, Thane, and Pune.
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