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Labour to back England-led bid for 2030 World Cup

“Labour would back an England-led bid to host the World Cup in 2030, the party’s deputy leader has said” writes Telegraph Reporters for telegraph.co.uk. Tom Watson said Labour supported putting a bid together for 2030 to celebrate the centenary of the World Cup football tournament. “After a very difficult year, seeing the country united these last few weeks has been fantastic – and it seems to me you look at Premier League football, which is the best in the world, you look at our lower league football – which is…

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SpaceX launched a flying robot head that will befriend lonely astronauts on the space station — and later spy on them

“At first, the robot’s only friend will be German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who launched to the space station on June 6” writes Dave Mosher for businessinsider.com. But the mission contains a few extra goodies for astronauts, including a flying, talking, interactive robotic head. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Box adds AI services from Microsoft Azure and IBM Watson

“Box aimed to change all that with Box Skills, a suite of apps that add new features and functionality to cloud-hosted files” writes Kyle Wiggers for venturebeat.com. Box customers willing to step out of the walled garden can take advantage of the Box Skills Kit, a set of APIs, developer tools, and documentation for building Custom Box Skills on the back of platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, or Microsoft Azure.Files are sent off to be processed by a third party, deleted, and sent back as a JSON object —…

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Avoiding another cryptocurrency ‘penis’ moment with WatermelonBlock and IBM Watson

“By continually scanning the internet for sentiment data and analyzing both tone and author credibility, the AI-powered market predictions can help investors to spot potential winners” writes Stewart Rogers for venturebeat.com. It was a watershed moment in the wonderful world of cryptocurrencies, ICOs, and blockchain technology projects. Source: venturebeat.com Share This:

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Equifax Looks to AI Leadership to Boost Tech, Security

“Citing heavy investments in data security and IT infrastructure, Equifax Inc. this week named a former IBM tech chief for Watson as its new chief technology officer” writes Angus Loten for wsj.com. There, he led a team that included cloud engineers, architects and security professionals, Equifax said in a statement.He was previously chief technology and information officer at The Weather Company, which was acquired by IBM in 2015.Last year, Equifax disclosed a massive data breach in its IT systems that compromised personal information on nearly 150 million U.S. consumers.Mark Begor, Equifax…

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“Cow Fitbits” and artificial intelligence are coming to the dairy farm, but some farmers aren’t impressed

“But its rollout is also sparking tensions in workplaces as humble and old-fashioned as the dairy farm” writes unknown author for seattletimes.com. Rodgers, who runs his “daddy-daughter” family dairy farm in Dearing, Georgia, said he’s no Luddite when it comes to farm technology.The AI, Khokhar estimates, has processed about “600 cow years of data,” and is gaining about eight years of new cow data every day.The AI that Watson’s farm uses — called Ida, for “The Intelligent Dairy Farmer’s Assistant” — tracks his cows’ tiniest movements through their collars and…

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Starting salaries in 18 European nations, ranked from lowest to highest

“For many of us, securing a job after university is a huge task, requiring countless applications, seemingly dozens of interviews, and many disheartening rejections” writes Will Martin for businessinsider.com. But once you’ve got your foot on that ladder, a first professional job can be a lucrative business, with salaries in some European nations exceeding $90,000 for entry level positions, according to data from consultancy Willis Towers Watson released on Thursday. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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This CEO reveals the major career gamble that led her to the role she has today

“If I made the change from my strategy role to the managing director role of this health and beauty business, I could fail.”” writes Olaser E for cnbc.com. The CEO of China’s largest restaurant group didn’t always work in food retail, let alone the retail industry.More than a decade ago, Joey Wat at Yum China, was given the chance to take on a massive career challenge that had a high risk of failure — and her decision led Wat into the role she has now.Rewind to the mid-2000s: Wat had…

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Bubba Watson’s horrendous putt that ended up in a bunker shows just how tricky the Masters greens can be

“A two-time green jacket winner, Watson knows the greens at Augusta National as well as any player in the field” writes Tyler Lauletta for businessinsider.com. But on Sunday, the notoriously tricky greens got the best of Bubba, as one of his putts somehow found its way into a bunker. Still, the putt shows just how tricky the greens at Augusta National are — even the best players in the world can miss-play them to a point where they somehow wind up in the sand. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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iPhone App Development Services – Apple and IBM Team Up to Build AI Apps

“Rather it is an extension of their current relationship in which Apple will be able to build new AI apps” reports linkedin.com. IBM and Apple are partnering to build new machine intelligence solutions and will let developers deploy Watson and Core ML to create mobile, AI Apps.The news says that both Apple and IBM are working together to combine their machine learning/artificial intelligence (AI) tech into IBM Watson Services for Core ML (machine learning).IBM said that Apps which are built with IBM Watson Services for Core ML, learn from the…

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