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China's approval of South Korean game lifts hopes of better ties
SEOUL (Reuters) - China has granted a license to a South Korean mobile game, the presidential office in Seoul said on Thursday, raising hopes of an improvement in the two countries' relations and pushing up shares in games and entertainment firms. The presidential office said it was the first licence …
Facebook bans false claims about COVID-19 vaccines
By Katie Paul and Elizabeth Culliford PALO ALTO, Calif. (Reuters) - Facebook Inc on Thursday said it would remove false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts, following a similar announcement by Alphabet Inc's YouTube in October. The move expands Facebook's current rules against falsehoods …
How to Manually Optimize Neural Network Models
Deep learning neural network models are fit on training data using the stochastic gradient descent optimization algorithm. Updates to the weights of the model are made, using the backpropagation of error algorithm. The combination of the optimization and weight update algorithm was carefully chosen and is the most efficient approach …
Microsoft aims to help businesses get handle on data with new tool
By Stephen Nellis (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Thursday announced a new cloud-based tool designed to help corporate customers understand where data is scattered throughout their operations and whether they are in compliance with data privacy regulations. Once known for its Windows operating system and applications such as Office, Microsoft …
Twitter text analytics reveals COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy tweets have crazy traction
Despite the good news emanating from COVID-19 vaccine trials, governments should understand hesitancy concerns to ensure a successful roll-out plan. The analysis identified 243,000 tweets from the UK and US that referred to a possible COVID-19 vaccine Hesitancy tweets were not just a more significant portion of the vaccine conversation, …
The Gamification of Motoring: How Mini Games in Motoring Can Promote Safe Driving and Boost Loyalty
For decades, the world of gaming has challenged itself to look to the automotive industry for inspiration and advice on how to develop video games, but are we beginning to witness a role reversal as more car manufacturers look to game developers in a bid to retain customers?From the early …
Top RPA Automation Use Cases for Synergizing Operations in Manufacturing
As governments, the world over dole out SOPs to the manufacturing sector, the growth in the sector is expected to see unprecedented growth in the next few years. Manufacturing enterprises that seek to synergize operations with their vendors, suppliers, and distribution partners are expected to benefit the most from these …
Beyond Survival – Data and Analytics Help Businesses Reimagine the Future
In this special guest feature, Natalia Modjeska, Research Director, Applications – Data & Analytics at Info-Tech Research Group, provides best practices and use case examples of how businesses are leveraging data and analytics to address pandemic challenges and move beyond "survival mode."
New Survey of Data Science Pros Finds that AI Explainability is their Top Concern
In late October 2020, venture capital firm Wing conducted a survey, "Chief Data Scientist Survey," of 320 of the senior-most data scientists at both global corporations and venture-backed startups, in advance of its annual Wing Data Science Summit. AI explainability came out on top as the leading concern.
Quantum Computing: Intel
Intel aims to achieve quantum practicality–commercially-viable quantum computing–by the end of this decade. Read more
When are formal proofs worth the effort?
Formal verification of theorems takes a lot of work. And it takes more work where it is least needed. But the good news is that it takes less effort in contexts where it is needed most. Years of effort have gone into formally verifying the proofs of theorems that no …
Flipkart's digital payments firm PhonePe to raise $700 million from existing investors
By Sankalp Phartiyal NEW DELHI (Reuters) - PhonePe, the digital payments unit of Walmart's Indian e-commerce arm Flipkart, said on Thursday it would sell a stake to existing investors for $700 million, helping it fuel growth in a crowded market that includes Google and Amazon . PhonePe's fundraising, from Flipkart …
IBM warns hackers targeting COVID vaccine 'cold chain' supply process
By Raphael Satter WASHINGTON (Reuters) - IBM is sounding the alarm over hackers targeting companies critical to the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, a sign that digital spies are turning their attention to the complex logistical work involved in inoculating the world's population against the novel coronavirus. The information technology company …
How American investors are gobbling up booming bitcoin
By Tom Wilson and Alun John LONDON/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Bitcoin has grabbed headlines this week with its dizzying ascent to an all-time high. Yet, under the radar, a trend has been playing out that could change the face of the cryptocurrency market: a massive flow of coin to North …
Searching for Blue Moon ice cream
Daniel Huffman grew up with an ice cream flavor called Blue Moon. Where…Tags: Blue Moon, Daniel Huffman, ice cream
U.S. Republicans balk as Trump uses defense bill for leverage on Big Tech
By Patricia Zengerle and Mike Stone WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's threat to veto a defense bill if it does not repeal legal protections for social media companies faced stiff bipartisan opposition on Wednesday, setting the stage for a confrontation with lawmakers scrambling to pass the massive bill by …
Amazon in talks to buy podcast firm Wondery: WSJ
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is in talks to buy podcast startup Wondery with a valuation of over $300 million, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter. Deal talks are ongoing and negotiations could still fall apart, the report said https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-in-talks-to-buy-podcast-maker-wondery-11606931396?mod=latest_headlines. Last month, Bloomberg News …
Chinese researchers quit U.S.; agents target Biden team: U.S. officials
By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Chinese researchers have left the United States amid a U.S. crackdown on alleged technology theft, top U.S. security officials said on Wednesday, adding that Chinese agents had already been targeting the incoming Biden administration. John Demers, chief of the U.S. Justice …