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    • Google trains AI to write Wikipedia articles
      A team within Google Brain - the web giant's crack machine-learning research lab - has taught software to generate Wikipedia-style articles by summarizing information on web pages... to varying degrees of success.

      As we all know, the internet is a never ending pile of articles, social media posts, memes, joy, hate, and blogs. It's impossible to read and keep up with everything. Using AI to tell pictures of dogs and cats apart is cute and all, but if such computers could condense information down into useful snippets, that would be really be handy. It's not easy, though.

      A paper, out last month and just accepted for this year's International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) in April, describes just how difficult text summarization really is.

      A few companies have had a crack at it. Salesforce trained a recurrent neural network with reinforcement learning to take information and retell it in a nutshell, and the results weren't bad.

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    • > 02/19/2018 11:40 AM : .
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    • Hire telecom engineers with ease today: join Field Engineer
      The B2C world has this on-demand work thing down - TaskRabbit, for example. But B2B is different, because it's not just the "gig" but also the specific skills people bring. Especially in the telecom space, companies have very specific requirements, including service level requirements that dictate what success looks like according to their customer's standards. So that's why FieldEngineer.com goes beyond being an app for the gig economy and focuses on addressing what we call the experience economy, and for the telecom space. We offer a new model for B2B work that brings together capable individuals with the companies that have work to do. - Malik Zakaria, founder and CEO of Field Engineer.

      https://www.fieldengineer.com/engineers/hire-telecom-engineers/
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    • U.S. intelligence agencies are still warning against buying Huawei and ZTE phones
      Things are still looking pretty bleak for Huawei's plans to conquer the U.S. market. Earlier this week, half a dozen top members of intelligence agencies, including the FBI, CIA and NSA reaffirmed surveillance concerns about the company and fellow Chinese smartphone maker ZTE.

      All of this is nothing new, of course. The companies' troubles date back at least as far back as 2012, when a House Intelligence Committee cited both as a potential security risks over close ties to the Chinese government. The following year, they were both barred from selling product to the U.S. government.

      FBI director Chris Wray echoed those concerns during a hearing Tuesday, stating, "We're deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don't share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks."

      Huawei has since issued a response, accusing the government of "inhibiting [its] business in the U.S. market" and adding, "Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor, sharing as we do common global supply chains and production capabilities."

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    • > 02/14/2018 03:52 PM : .
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    • Is it wrong to admit that Microsoft Xenix IS more advanced than all of NT (current state)
      Xenix had Squarenix pack (code box) and almost all of code pile +16 as well. It ran all all known bitwidth and sold well, especially in the Govt's back in the late 70's though the early 90's. SCO (as all of you know) was never a real company nor legitimate...all of Unix in the universe is owned by me, my co's and Squarenix. It seems to me that MS Redmond is had it's efforts to break the company.

      Sad but true. Any users of Xenix?
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    • Mascall mice trap.
      Best live mouse trap evar.

      I don't smear anything anywhere. Just drop a half dozen sunflower seeds into the back, put the trap down, if you have a mouse you will catch him 169%.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p508HCyfAcs
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    • The Losers of the Smartphone Boom
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      iPhone is for cucks

      Apple is tracking you

      And Google is tracking you because Apple fags love Google services

      Android users - only Google is tracking you

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    • AAPL earnings
      Apple's Cash Pile is now at $285.1 billion. So, how's VA Linux doing these days, Trevor?

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      :shatner:
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    • The Next Time You Order Room Service, It May Come by Robot
      Hotels across the country are rushing to introduce robots with the promise of enhancing the guest experience and increasing efficiency. The automated companions can do everything from make and pick up deliveries to help guests find their way around.

      Aloft Cupertino in the Silicon Valley (rates from $150) was the first hotel in the United States to debut Savioke's Relay robot in 2014. The three foot tall autonomous robot, nicknamed Botlr, weighs 90 pounds and makes deliveries throughout the hotel using multiple sensors, 3D cameras and Wi-Fi to operate the elevators. Marriott has since begun mobile robot service at four other Aloft properties.

      "Botlr's most popular guest deliveries are forgotten toiletry items, bottled water, microwave popcorn and coloring books for kids - all complimentary, of course," said Andy Evers, Aloft Cupertino's general manager.

      Other hotels are following suit. H Hotel Los Angeles's Relay robot, named Hannah, made 610 front desk deliveries and 42 room service deliveries, traveling a total of 50 miles, in the first three months since the hotel opened last October (rates from $249). "It's a great timesaver for our team because no one has to leave their station to make a delivery," said Tiffany Jassel, a manager. The robot cruises at a speed of 1.7 miles per hour and has a two-cubic-foot bin to carry items, which guests unlock by typing in a code on its 7-inch touch-screen. When a delivery is complete, the robot celebrates with a swivel dance and chirpy sounds.

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    • Intel promises Spectre- and Meltdown-proof chips this year, free of charge
      Rebooting issue?

      Is that when your files and third party apps simply disappear, and all of your settings are scrambled?

      Yes, that's what happened. Fortunately, the files were all still on the hard drive. I copied them to an external hard drive, but it will take a long time to go through them and reorganize them.
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    • The Agile Death March
      An Agile-Death-March project seems like an oxymoron. But, as it turns out, Agile and Death March projects have more similarities than differences.

      https://www.leadingagile.com/2018/01/the-agile-death-march/
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    • Inside Amazon's surveillance-powered no-checkout convenience store
      https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/21/inside-amazons-surveillance-powered-no-checkout-convenience-store/

      By now many have heard of Amazon's most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects.

      My intention going in was to try to shoplift something and catch these complacent Amazon types napping. But it became clear when I went in that this wasn't going to be an option. I was never more than a foot or two from an Amazon PR rep, and as Dilip Kumar, the projects VP of Technology, convinced me, they'd already provided against such crude attacks on their system.

      As you might have seen in the promo video, you enter the store (heretofore accessible to Amazon employees only) through a gate that opens when you scan a QR code generated by the Amazon Go app on your phone. At this moment (well, actually the moment you entered or perhaps even before) your account is associated with your physical presence and cameras begin tracking your every move.

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    • Google CEO Sundar Pichai compares impact of AI to electricity and fire
      https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/19/16911354/google-ceo-sundar-pichai-ai-artificial-intelligence-fire-electricity-jobs-cancer

      Google CEO Sundar Pichai, speaking at a taped television event hosted by MSNBC and The Verge's sister site Recode, said artificial intelligence is one of the most profound things that humanity is working on right now and compared it to basic utilities in terms of its importance.

      Speaking to Recode's Kara Swisher and MSNBC's Ari Melber, Pichai said AI is "one of the most important things that humanity is working on. It's more profound than, I don't know, electricity or fire," adding that people learned to harness fire for the benefits of humanity, but also needed to overcome its downsides, too. Pichai also said that AI could be used to help solve climate change issues, or to cure cancer.

      The remarks from the chief executive of Google, which is largely perceived as one of the world leaders in the development of artificial intelligence, came after Swisher asked repeatedly about AI's impact on jobs and observed that Silicon Valley tends to have a "shiny happy future" outlook about disruptive technologies.
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    • Analysts discuss the automation of jobs as if robots are rising from the sea like Godzilla, rampaging through the Tokyo of stable employment, and leaving only chaos in their wake.

      According to data from PWC, 38% of jobs in the U.S. could become automated by the early 2030s. Meanwhile, a report from Ball State University's Center for Business and Economic Research warned that half of all American jobs could be replaced by automation.

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    • A team within Google Brain - the web giant's crack machine-learning research lab - has taught software to generate Wikipedia-style articles by summarizing information on web pages... to varying degrees of success.

      As we all know, the internet is a never ending pile of articles, social media posts, memes, joy, hate, and blogs. It's impossible to read and keep up with everything. Using AI to tell pictures of dogs and cats apart is cute and all, but if such computers could condense information down into useful snippets, that would be really be handy. It's not easy, though.

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