Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Projected as a ‘Game-Changer’ for Future of Content

Newly Launched Cross-Platform Content Management System (CMS) for Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Projected as a ‘Game Changer’ for Future of Content
While Virtual Reality — a fully simulated experience — and Augmented Reality— the art of overlaying simulation onto a real-world environment — are becoming increasingly utilized within the business and school setting, these technolo

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Brainier’s SaaS Learning Management System wins GOLD Excellence in Technology Award from Brandon Hall

Minneapolis-based Brainier, a leader in innovative Learning Management System (LMS) software, has won a coveted GOLD Excellence in Technology Award for 2019 Best Advance in Learning Management Technology from the Brandon Hall Group.
Brainier is a pioneering and award-winning SaaS solution specializing in cloud-based learning technology.

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Ameriprise Financial’s New Customer Relationship Management System Helps Advisors Deliver Best-in-Class Service

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. released details on how its new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system further enables the firm’s approximately 10,000 financial advisors to deliver its award-winning customer service to clients and grow their practices.

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Why Google’s AI is Limited To Diagnosing Only 26 Skin Conditions…for Now

It was recently reported that Google’s AI system can accurately diagnose 26 skin conditions on par with US board-certified dermatologists. Results were published in the paper titled “A Deep Learning System for Differential Diagnosis of Skin Disease.” Yet, one source, the American Academy of Dermatology lists 70 common skin diseases.

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The movement to topple the SAT is a fight over who can be subjective

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Overheard on the news: the University of California system may drop the SAT requirement for college admissions, which could be a body blow to the testing industry because UC is gigantic and the crown jewel of U.S. public universities. (There is a LA Times article about this news although it’s behind a paywall.)
I’ll discuss both sides of this argument.

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Different Ways to Incorporate Data in Business Strategy for Security

In the data-driven enterprise system, Spark has become a popular name that is easy to use, offer speed and versatility. The data can be understood at fast speed allowing one to make faster decisions. The Big Data has a huge benefit with the faster data processing of Spark. This clustering of large datasets works with a framework in open source that helps in analyzing.

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Autonomous system improves environmental sampling at sea

An autonomous robotic system invented by researchers at MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) efficiently sniffs out the most scientifically interesting — but hard-to-find — sampling spots in vast, unexplored waters.
Environmental scientists are often interested in gathering samples at the most interesting locations, or “maxima,” in an environment.

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Notation system allows scientists to communicate polymers more easily

Having a compact, yet robust, structurally-based identifier or representation system for molecular structures is a key enabling factor for efficient sharing and dissemination of results within the research community. Such systems also lay down the essential foundations for machine learning and other data-driven research.

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Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain activity from a portable neuroimaging device. The system could help doctors diagnose and treat pain in unconscious and noncommunicative patients, which could reduce the risk of chronic pain that can occur after surgery.

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The Big Change In Blame

Law is our main system of official blame; it is how we officially blame people for things. So it is a pretty big deal that, over the last few centuries, changes to law have induced big changes in who officially blames who for most things that go wrong. These changes may be having big bad effects.
Long ago most everyone could use law to blame most everyone else.

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Helping autonomous vehicles see around corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to determine if there’s a moving object coming around the corner.  
Autonomous cars could one day use the system to quickly avoid a potential collision with another car or pedestrian emerging from around a building’s corner or from in between parked cars.

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How Druid enables analytics at Airbnb

Realtime and batch analytics at Airbnb and the role Druid plays in our analytics system architectureBy Pala Muthiah and Jinyang Li Wikipedia: A druid was a member of the high-ranking professional class in ancient Celtic cultures. It is believed that druids perform secret rituals in forests, not unlike this unique Experience on Airbnb!Airbnb serves millions of guests and hosts in our community.

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Journal: PLXtrum – realtime machine learning for predicting note onset

This system detects in real time when the note is coming by using a piezo and accelerometer on the plectrum. In this demonstration, we play noise between the prediction and the actual onset of the note to show you how far ahead we knew the next note was coming. The controller was optimized to predict 50ms ahead.

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Research: Backpropagation through camera

I finally implemented the backpropagation through a camera.
We have optimized a controller for the pendulum-cart system, by backpropagating through the physics, vision and controller. By treating the whole system as a differentiable function, we could update the controller parameters, and have it solve this problem.

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