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‘Self-aware’ robot REPAIRS SELF…

“Now a Columbia University project has broken new ground in the search for artificial intelligence, after building a self-aware robot arm” writes Columbia University Phd for express.co.uk. Robert Kwiatkowski, a phd student at Columbia University’s prestigious Creative Machines Lab, has exclusively revealed the robot arm’s AI capabilities.Deep learning, meanwhile, uses fancy linear algebra and matrix multiplications to attempt to mimic how nerves operate in the brain. Source: express.co.uk

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A Wall Street expert used machines to scour 750,000 company filings — and his findings revealed a shocking conclusion about a possible recession

“What if, instead of combing through numbers, he used machines to seek and analyze trends in written text?” writes Joe Ciolli for businessinsider.com. Luckily for companies, business owners, investors, and consumers alike, a recession doesn’t appear to be in the cards anytime soon. Source: businessinsider.com

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Meet IBM’s bleeding edge of quantum computing

“The machine represents a big step toward quantum computing becoming a commercial reality, after IBM has toiled for decades with the computing concept” writes Ben Fox Rubin for cnet.com. In quantum computing, qubits are used instead.But beyond that hype, there’s years more work to do to prove quantum computers are up to the task.”Quantum computers are not a magical solution for all problems that classical computers can’t solve,” Forrester’s Hopkins said. Source: cnet.com

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The Week In Good News: Trains Get Pad Vending Machines, Avon Takes Down Body Shaming Ad

“Our second installment includes certain trains in the Indian Railways getting sanitary pad vending machines, Avon pulling down body shaming advertisement and Delhi preparing to launch disabled-friendly buses from March 2018” writes General Assignment Editor for huffingtonpost.com. East Coast Railway also installed vending machines inmajor railway stations over its jurisdiction like Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Puri.PTI reported earlier this week that the East Coast Railway has installed 91 sanitary napkin vending machines in 36 trains as part of the railways’ drive to improve hygiene on board its trains.While India lacks basic sanitary…

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These workers face the biggest risk of losing their jobs to automation

“But, he added, “Virtually all jobs are going to begin to experience some pressure from automation.”” writes Annie Nova for cnbc.com. Degrees appear to be a partial shield against robots: more than half of jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree are at risk of automation, compared with just a quarter of jobs that do.Low-wage earners will be among the first to see their jobs disappear, since many of their tasks are routine-based.”If your job is boring and repetitive, you’re probably at great risk of automation,” said Mark Muro, a…

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Foldimate’s laundry-folding machine actually works now

“This year, Foldimate is the sole laundry-folding machine at CES, returning for the third time with a fully working prototype” writes Jan Est for theverge.com. Back in 2018, Foldimate was one of two laundry-folding machines exhibiting at CES that promised to make folding clothes a thing of the past.I clipped in my Verge T-shirt to the machine, which pulled in the shirt and produced a neatly folded shirt in about five seconds. Source: theverge.com

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Congo opposition cry foul over web-enabled voting machines

“KINSHASA (Reuters) – Opposition candidates in this weekend’s presidential election in Democratic Republic of Congo demanded on Tuesday that the electoral board deactivate SIM cards in voting machines to prevent the electronic transmission of results” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. On Monday, CENI president Corneille Nangaa acknowledged in an interview with France’s TV5 Monde that the machines had been fitted with SIM cards.Seven opposition candidates, including one of the favorites in the race, Martin Fayulu, called on mobile phone operators to deactivate the SIM cards, which the CENI earlier…

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