In the end, the pair found a manufacturing facility in California that does not specialize in ramen. Throughout the product development process, Immi invited thousands of people to provide feedback and insights about the ramen. One of the top comments they received is that the noodles are far more expensive than they’d like. So Lee and Chanthasiriphan are now focused on driving down the price without compromising on the nutrition. … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
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For ZeroEyes’ AI to detect a weapon, it must be at least partially exposed. “It’s all based on pixels,” says Lahiff. According to him, with some training the technology can detect a gun on surveillance video about as well as a human being could. And, he adds, there’s a “human in the loop,” meaning that all positive gun detections are sent to a control center where a human being confirms a positive detection before sounding the alarm to the client and to law enforcement.“Avoiding and managing false positives and [maintaining] privacy are the two things you have to get right in order to sell this,” says Dave Fraser, the CEO of ZeroEyes’ competitor Omnilert. Omnilert’s main business has been selling multi-channel mass alert systems to schools, manufacturers, and retailers. Because any gun-detection system involves mass alerts, it made sense of Omnilert to add on the gun-detection AI, Fraser tells me. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
According to FAQ page on the IRS website, recipients may have to wait three to four weeks to receive their payments in the mail, but it’s unclear why payments that are already in circulation would take that long. First-class mail via the United States Postal Service—which is how these payments are being sent—typically only takes a few days, although the post office makes no guarantees about delivery timelines and bottlenecks in the distribution process often cause delays. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
What’s happened so far? This week the Democrat-controlled House voted to impeach President Trump for inciting insurrection. This required a majority vote, and it wasn’t just Democrats voting yes. Ten Republicans joined them, making this the most bipartisan impeachment in history. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
For instance, it’s hard to talk about any application of technology in 2020 without addressing the coronavirus pandemic. This was among the motivating factors behind the launch of AI Cures, an MIT initiative that brings together researchers in machine learning and life sciences to accelerate the speed with which antivirals can be identified, evaluated, and ultimately deployed. Its applications in the face of COVID-19 are obvious, but its broader goal of elevating our defense against pathogens of all kinds will remain relevant long after the challenges of the present moment are behind us. In addition to its core research mission, the group has organized impressively inclusive events in recent months, providing a venue for presenters with backgrounds in computer science, infectious disease, cardiology, synthetic biology, and many others. … [Read more...] about An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility