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Save the bees, save the world: How ApisProtect uses AI and IoT to protect hives

Save the bees, save the world: How ApisProtect uses AI and...

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Not be an alarmist, but if bees go extinct it’s likely that coffee would become a rare and expensive luxury commodity. And I don’t want to live in that world. Luckily, ApisProtect today announced its entry into the US market where it will provide its unique AI-powered hive monitoring system to beekeepers and farmers. If…
Why IBM’s AI Fact Sheets should be the industry standard

Why IBM’s AI Fact Sheets should be the industry standard

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Every once in awhile an idea comes along that’s so good it makes you wonder why it took so long for someone to think of it. IBM’s AI Fact Sheets is one of those ideas. AI Fact Sheets are a lot like packaged food nutrition labels. They contain information about an AI model’s development, capabilities, benchmark…
Former Salesforce science boss founds You.com to take on Google Search

Former Salesforce science boss founds You.com to take on Google Search

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A new challenger enters the arena! Richard Socher, the former Chief Scientist at Salesforce, today dropped the figurative bomb when he announced the launch of You.com, a site he says will compete directly with Google Search. https://t.co/2tfrBwhwOc Let's build a new internet together. — Richard Socher (@RichardSocher) December 8, 2020 Heads up: It looks like…
Iranian nuclear scientist allegedly assassinated via killer robot

Iranian nuclear scientist allegedly assassinated via killer robot

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A top nuclear scientist with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), a branch of Iran’s military services, was assassinated on 27 November in what the Iranian government is calling an assassination via AI-powered machine gun. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was assassinated while traveling in a convoy outside of Tehran. According to reports, a Nissan pickup truck equipped…
China claims it built a quantum computer that’s 10 billion times faster than Google’s

China claims it built a quantum computer that’s 10 billion times...

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State researchers in China recently developed a quantum computing system purported to be 10 billion times faster than Google’s “Sycamore” machine. If true, this would represent a significant milestone for the field. Up front: As far as we can tell, it’s true. After a quick glance at the research paper and a gander at the…
How AI-powered video compression could make an honest man out of Elon Musk

How AI-powered video compression could make an honest man out of...

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“LIDAR is a fool’s errand. Anyone relying on LIDAR is doomed. Doomed! Expensive sensors that are unnecessary. It’s like having a whole bunch of expensive appendices. Like, one appendix is bad, well now you have a whole bunch of them, it’s ridiculous, you’ll see.” Elon Musk, April 2019. Tesla’s approach to driverless vehicle technology has…
Study shows how AI exacerbates recruitment bias against women

Study shows how AI exacerbates recruitment bias against women

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A new study from the University of Melbourne has demonstrated how hiring algorithms can amplify human gender biases against women. Researchers from the University of Melbourne gave 40 recruiters real-life resumés for jobs at UniBank, which funded the study. The resumés were for roles as a data analyst, finance officer, and recruitment officer, which Australian Bureau of Statistics…
Google’s AI experiment syncs every ‘Bad Guy’ song cover in an endless video

Google’s AI experiment syncs every ‘Bad Guy’ song cover in an...

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We’ve seen some cool AI-based musical experiments from Google’s team recently, including a virtual piano and a voice-to-music converter. The company’s latest experiment is a bit different: an infinite version of Billie Eilish’s hit song, ‘Bad Guy.’ Don’t worry. It’s not just one song being repeated again and again. Google’s team has developed a tool that…
How DeepMind’s protein-folding breakthrough could transform drug development

How DeepMind’s protein-folding breakthrough could transform drug development

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An AI system developed by Google‘s DeepMind has made a “once in a generation” breakthrough that could have a dramatic impact on the way we treat diseases: accurately predicting how proteins fold into shapes. Proteins underpin almost every biological process. Each one is comprised of strings of amino acids that fold into countless elaborate shapes that…
Study: Security flaw could allow hackers to trick lab scientists into making viruses

Study: Security flaw could allow hackers to trick lab scientists into...

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Cyber-security researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev recently discovered a computer attack that could allow hackers to remotely trick laboratory scientists into creating toxins and viruses. The setup: Medical professionals use synthetic DNA for a variety of reasons, including the development of immunogens for creating vaccines. The Ben-Gurion researchers developed and tested an end-to-end…

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