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Intel has joined other large technology companies in extending work from home mandates through the first half of next year. 1
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For employees who must be in labs or manufacturing facilities to do their work, the company has instituted social distancing measures. 1
Of these homes, approximately 70 percent are reserved for extremely low and very low-income residents, Menka Sethi, Facebook's director of location strategy and site optimization, said in a Thursday post on the company's website. 1
She added that the program is on track to create about 750 affordable homes "for our neighbors" by 2022. 1
The two steps of this conventional process include: firstly, computing of low-level features using (usually) CNN that encode spatial-temporal information and secondly, input these low-level features into a classifier that captures high-level temporal information using (usually) RNN. 1
The main disadvantage of such an approach is that it requires two separate models. 1
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Virtual demos and booths A popular component of expo halls is the demo theater, where attendees can see some upcoming products and services in-action, see use cases, and hear directly from the people in charge how you can implement these new developments in your business. 1
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Expanding locations Platform providers shouldn’t be constrained by location. 1
The model is driven by an attention mechanism that intuitively learns how to forecast by learning what time period in the past to look at and what data is the most important and relevant. 2
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In addition to COVID-19 data, the algorithm also draws information from the US Census to factor in hyper-local details when calibrating the forecast for a local community. 2
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Logging offers benefits such as: Issue Diagnosis: Let’s say a bug was reported by a user and you want to replicate that scenario in your development environment. 1
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Analytics: By analyzing a website logs, one could get more information on the rush hours for the site, or what region the traffic is coming from, or how much time a user spends on a particular page etc. 1
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Senseye’s clients use these insights to enhance and grow their business, and to interact with their partners, employees, and consumers on a profound level. 3
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Well for starters, Senseye can build more accuracy into its predictions, and ultimately more value to its bottom line: fewer workplace accidents by its end-users means safer work environments and less insurance claims for its proprietors. 2
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Netflix offer contents that better fit the users taste. 2
Amazon is better predicting what consumers are likely to buy. 1
Cancer detection process is more accurate and faster. 1
All thanks to the tools and techniques in the scope of AI. 1
The make-the-life-better side of AI is also helping amputees. 1
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What it achieves is providing a smoother and easier way to cross over obstacles. 1
I even valued my pre-lockdown commute, squished as it was, as a space for me to listen to my favourite podcasts, get some steps in and slurp a coffee on the go – all vital for my wellbeing. 1
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A feeling of loss My colleague Uzma Afridi, Nabs’s head of careers, says that feeling this kind of loss after furlough is like grieving. 1
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This won’t work. 1
The TikTok saga roils on, with Twitter now in the ring with Microsoft as potential acquirers for the viral social media app. 1
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TikTok will probably need to be managed autonomously but have a safety net, and Microsoft can do that. 1
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Twitter doesn't have as deep pockets as Microsoft, and is likely to face regulatory attention if it continues to wade into the national discourse on free speech.” 1
“If your business doesn’t adapt, it dies, and nothing has changed the business landscape more than the Covid-19 pandemic,” says Ben Parr, cofounder and president of Octane AI, a startup developing conversational artificial intelligence technologies for e-commerce. 1
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What Is Mobile Marketing? 1
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The Importance of Mobile Marketing to Your Business According to mobile internet traffic statistics, about 5 billion people use smartphones globally, and at least 75% of your customer base is likely to own a smartphone. 1
Because 62% of internet users access the internet via their mobile phones, mobile marketing has become the most popular and logical way of advertising. 1
This course starts with the very basics of creating professional Facebook profiles and then progresses to proven tips and tricks for Facebook marketing. 1
Meaning, you'll learn how to reach your target customers through Facebook, use paid ads effectively, create a massive community around your brand's story, and so much more. 1
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But what is visual commerce? 1
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It can be as sophisticated as using a visual digital platform to sell a car, where you can experiment with different colors, interiors, seating material and even digitally place the car in your driveway to see if it clashes with the color of your house. 1
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Londoners and people from Stockholm have been infected with coronavirus at similar rates, a new study suggests. 1
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“Only once we can fully understand both the pandemic and the impact of the measures that were taken – after one to two years at least – can we then begin fairly to judge what was done correctly.” 1
And other factors, including an already established remote-working trend among tech workers, and a general affluence that makes semi-dense living easier than for the average city-dwelling American. 1
Now the company is helping hospitals protect the bottom line by identifying which patients are most likely to have lost insurance and helping them find a new policy. 1
Many people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic also have lost their health insurance. 1
The Commonwealth Fund found that 41% of people who lost their jobs had insurance through that job. 1
"It's not fair to say that this virus is completely benign in children," said O'Leary. 1
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Every year we worry about influenza in children, and there are roughly around 100 deaths in children from influenza every year." 1
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"When you see a lot more infections in the general population, you're going to see a lot more infections in children," said O'Leary. 1
But the WHO’s emergencies director, Michael Ryan, warned that a vaccine was “only part of the answer”, pointing to polio and measles as diseases with vaccines that have not been fully eradicated. 1
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Los Angeles county, the largest county in the US had more than 200,000 cases, followed by Florida’s Miami Dade county, with 132,000 cases. 1
"Behind these statistics is a great deal of pain and suffering ... But I want to be clear: There are green shoots of hope," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. 1
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The first trial, approved by India's Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO), will involve around 30 healthy participants and begin this month. 1
Virtual demos and booths A popular component of expo halls is the demo theater, where attendees can see some upcoming products and services in-action, see use cases, and hear directly from the people in charge how you can implement these new developments in your business. 1
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Expanding locations Platform providers shouldn’t be constrained by location. 1
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) trained an artificial intelligence (AI) program to recognize and characterize prostate cancer, achieving the highest accuracy rate to date. 1
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Dhir added that new algorithms will need to be trained to detect other types of cancer. 1
Now the company is helping hospitals protect the bottom line by identifying which patients are most likely to have lost insurance and helping them find a new policy. 1
Many people who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic also have lost their health insurance. 1
The Commonwealth Fund found that 41% of people who lost their jobs had insurance through that job. 1
The unemployment rate for IT jobs is 4.4%, which is less than half of the national employment rate of 10.2%, even though 17,000 positions in tech were scaled back, according to COMPTIA using data gathered from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics latest Employment Situation report. 1
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YTD in 2020, there have been five months of job gains and two months of job losses. 1
"As such, it is imperative that we anticipate future crime threats so that policymakers and other stakeholders with the competency to act can do so before new 'crime harvests' occur." 1
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In order to make their judgments, the team considered four main features of the attacks: Harm, Profitability Achievability Defeatability Harm, in this case, could refer to physical, mental, or social damages. 1
Netflix offer contents that better fit the users taste. 2
Amazon is better predicting what consumers are likely to buy. 1
Cancer detection process is more accurate and faster. 1
All thanks to the tools and techniques in the scope of AI. 1
The make-the-life-better side of AI is also helping amputees. 1
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What it achieves is providing a smoother and easier way to cross over obstacles. 1
South Wales Police (SWP) has confirmed it will not contest the Court of Appeals’ ruling that has deemed its use of automatic facial-recognition (AFR) technology unlawful. 2
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It has been used without the public’s consent and often without their knowledge. 1
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“The court has agreed that this dystopian surveillance tool violates our rights and threatens our liberties,” she said. 1
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For this reason, they are valuable to companies and third parties wanting to send targeted advertising to mobile device users, as they provide unique insight into customer behavior. 1
WSJ research found that TikTok collected MAC addresses for at least 15 months, ending with an update released Nov. 18 of last year. 1
The lawsuit [PDF] was filed in the DC Superior Court in a bid to get the wider public to join in on a class action, and alleges that Zoom breached the District of Columbia Consumer Protection Procedures Act (DCCPPA), which prohibits false advertising and certain trade practices. 1
The messages that were sent externally included files containing information such as first and last name, email address, physical address, country of residence, work phone, work title, company name, and industry. 1
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“SANS quickly stopped any further release of information from the account,” the company says. 1
Phishing URLs that contained the word YouTube also saw a dramatic increase, with 3,064 percent increase since February. 1
Twitch and HBO also saw significant rises, with a 337 percent increase and 525 percent increase, respectively, since February. 1
Nearly 205,300 organizations suffered ransomware attacks in 2019, a 41% increase from a year earlier, according to Emsisoft, a New Zealand provider of security software. 1
Victims paid hackers $178,254, on average, in April-June to regain access to their computer systems, according to the security firm Coveware Inc. in Westport, Connecticut. 1
Apple often knows the users more than the users know themselves. 1
In order to deliver great user experiences and identify issues within a digital product, many usability experts adhere to Jakob Nielsen’s 10 general principles for interaction design. 1
This article will focus on the tenth and final one of these principles which is Help and documentation. 1
If you missed the ninth one, you can check it out here. 1
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Good design puts minimal load on the following cognitive skills⁽²⁾ 1. 1
Attention 2. 1
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Speed of information processing 4. 1
Pattern recognition 2. 1
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All four cognitive skills are impaired when you consume sufficient amounts of alcohol. 1
Drinking alcohol also results in Blurry vision Taking your mood from cheerful to enraged in seconds Making you really impatient Distractions, distractions, distractions! 1
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UX writing makes or breaks a break a product. 1
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It’s the little text on a button or below, that lets you use an app without thinking. 1
A button in a shop can say “Next” or “Check your cart”. 1
In both cases the button executes the same task, but the second tells you what it does. 1
Proper UX writing improves the succes of your app or website. 1
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With this, it then follows that when designing a mobile app that will find relevance in the year 2020, it is important to work with app developers who know their onions when it comes to giving this front side of a mobile app the best that it requires. 1
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Improving the performance of mobile apps then becomes very important since this is a core area that determines fast and appreciable user experience. 1
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But rather than chase trends, follow these 5 steps to make sure your redesign has a purpose and brings you closer to your goals. 1
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The first step is to plan out your website content but first, ask yourself this one question: What are your goals for this website? 1
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Start mapping out the layout of your site with wireframes, starting with the homepage. 1
Those terms, which don't require restaurants to retroactively pay for the rent-free months, give restaurant operators time to sort out permits or make any other changes or improvements to the space before starting to pay rent — something landlords may agree to because of the added value to their properties. 1
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Now dentists are warning people to clean their masks frequently to kill any potential bacteria. 1
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“There’s not enough data to know the consequences of what it’ll do,” Billups said. 1
“Anytime we have a dryer mouth, we have a higher chance of getting tooth decay or periodontal (gum) disease because the mouth is dryer.” 1
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He returned minutes later, saying there was a “shooting” outside the White House that was “under control.” 1
“There was an actual shooting and somebody’s been taken to the hospital,” Trump said. 1
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“It was the suspect who was shot,” Trump said. 1
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Though certain to further strain relations with Congress, which has the power to set the US government's budget, the moves were framed by the White House as the president breaking through the Washington gridlock in order to directly distribute aid. 1
Advisers hope it will sustain an economic recovery that Trump likely needs to defeat Democrat Joe Biden in November. 1
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“If that food was Taurine deficient, or deficient in the building blocks that a dog would need to make Taurine, then Goldens are prone to getting dilated cardiomyopathy,” Tannenbaum said. 1
Tannenbaum said Taurine is an essential amino acid important for heart health found in many animal proteins. 1
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New York (CNN)With the presidential election fewer than 90 days away, federal prosecutors in New York face a narrowing window in which to take overt steps -- including bring charges -- in their investigation of Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, and his Soviet-born associates. 1
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