I’m not alone, according to Immi’s founders, who conducted focus groups before launching the brand. “There are many people who grew up loving ramen but have stopped eating it entirely because it’s unhealthy,” Lee says. “But these people are still nostalgic about the food. This is precisely who we’re targeting.” … [Read more...] about This startup wants to do the impossible: make healthy instant ramen
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When you’re counting on a chunk of money from the government, few statements are more frustrating than “the check’s in the mail,” but that’s essentially what the Internal Revenue Service has been telling taxpayers over the last nine days who are still waiting for their $600 stimulus checks. … [Read more...] about IRS stimulus checks: Painfully slow mailed-out payments frustrate many Americans
Fraser says his company’s computer-vision algorithm makes a series of determinations before reporting that it’s spotted a weapon. It first tries to establish that a human being is actively wielding the gun, and that it’s not holstered or just laying on a table. Only after that has been established is the sighting communicated to a human being for review. If the operator confirms that it’s a gun, the alert system goes into action and notifies law enforcement. The system can also integrate with building security systems that can lock down the building, and even lock an active shooter in a certain area of the building. … [Read more...] about The Capitol riot is spurring new interest in gun-detection AI
How can someone even be impeached twice? When you hear the word “impeached,” just think “indicted.” With a U.S. president, it just means that the House voted for him to face a Senate trial, which will determine whether he is guilty as charged. If convicted, Trump faces two consequences: Removal from office (moot after Inauguration Day) and a ban from holding future office. … [Read more...] about Smart talking points: What happens next with President Trump’s impeachment?
HAI’s reach as an institution is helping to cross new divides as well, beyond those that separate academic worlds. Partnerships with corporations, governments, and NGOs, for instance, will be essential in building a larger community around these values. Already, for example, they’ve helped us organize cross-disciplinary workshops that bring ethical, philosophical, and legal expertise to bear on contentious technologies like facial recognition, with audiences of executives and legislators at both the state and federal level. And our relationships with tech leaders like Google and Amazon allow us to offer powerful cloud computing access—a foundational but often cost-prohibitive resource for modern AI research—to young, innovative thinkers in the form of grants. … [Read more...] about An artificial intelligence scholar urges technologists to embrace humility